You might want to sharpen your appetite for Monday, Sept. 10, when a pair of well-regarded local restaurants are offering special meals.
At Max’s Harvest (169 NE 2ndAve., Delray Beach, 561/381-9970) they’ll be presented the latest of their Summer Organic Wine Series, this one featuring small-production Pinot Noirs from California and Oregon paired with appetizers from chef Chris Miracolo. Think Robledo Family winery’s 2007 Carneros Pinot with Akaushi steak tartare, Lachini Estate’s 2008 Pinot with mushroom and Humboldt Fog crostini, and blue cheese-stuffed dates with Papapietro Perry’s Russian River Valley Pinot. Cost is $25 per person. The tasting runs from 6 to 7 p.m., and if you stay for dinner, you get 15 percent off your check. Seating is limited, so call the restaurant for rezzies.
A few blocks away, Asian-fusion small plates specialist Union (8 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/330-4236) is putting on a benefit dinner for Family Promise, an organization devoted to helping homeless families. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. you can chow down on specially priced apps, mains and desserts, plus a free signature cocktail, with Waste Management matching the cost of your meal as a donation and Union kicking in 15 percent of the evening’s revenues. You’ll need reservations there too, so give Union a call.