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5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

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LDV Winemaker Dinner at LDV Winery Gallery 

Chef Mel Mecinas of Talavera at the The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and local LDV Winemaker Curt Dunham are joining forces to serve a wine-pairing dinner today at LDV's Scottsdale Gallery location. One sample pairing includes roasted rack of lamb with goat cheese-potato croquette and morel mushroom sauce served alongside LDV's 2012 The Signature Petite Sirah. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $95 per person. Seating is limited. To make reservations, visit the LDV website
The Acropolis Pizza at Eklectic Pie 

Eklectic Pie's Mesa and Chandler locations are debuting a new pizza today. Go Greek with the aptly named The Acropolis. This signature pie is topped with lamb and beef gyro meat, black olives, caramelized onions, diced Roma tomatoes, Greek seasoning, mozzarella, and tzatziki. For more information, visit Eklectic Pie's website

Ridge Vineyards Wine Dinner at Local Bistro 
Wednesday, March 16

Guests can partake in four courses paired with California wines hailing from Ridge Vineyards at Local Bistro in Scottsdale on Wednesday. Ridge Lytton Springs viticulturist Will Thomas will be at the restaurant to discuss the Cupertino, California-based Ridge Vineyards' offerings. One sample food and drink pairing includes porcini lobster bisque and crispy crab fritter paired with ’12 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay. Ridge Vineyards specializes in making cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, and chardonnay. Patio seating is available so diners can enjoy vino and food alfresco. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. The dinner costs $79 per person. For more information, visit Local Bistro's website

Job Fair at The Herb Box 
Wednesday, March 16

On Wednesday, March 16, from noon to 4 p.m., The Herb Box — a restaurant and catering company that serves seasonal and fresh New American cuisine — is hosting a job fair to fill more than 50 positions for its soon-to-open Phoenix location and its two existing Scottsdale locations. The Herb Box is hiring for all front of house and back of house positions including servers, bartenders, hosts, food runners, bussers, prep cooks, line cooks, and dishwashers. The Herb Box currently has two locations in North Scottsdale at DC Ranch and Old Town Scottsdale at Southbridge. The job fair will be held at The Herb Box at Southbridge (7134 E. Stetson Drive in Scottsdale). Applicants should arrive to the job fair professionally dressed with a current resume. For more information, visit The Herb Box website

Urban Beans Wine Dinner
Thursday, March 17

Urban Beans' four-course wine dinner this month features locally grown entrees celebrating spring's bounty. Expect lots of local, fresh produce and pairings like a Swiss chard hand roll that comes with chimichurri dipping sauce, and will be served with grenache. Wine educator and owner of World Wines 4 U, Liza Smith, will guide guests through this evening's pairings. For more information, visit Urban Bean's website

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