Fill ‘er Up: May Wine Tastings and Chef’s Dinners

Make plans for some wine and food tastings coming up:

Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy

On May 7, a Kosta Browne wine tasting from 6 to 7 p.m. This California winery makes pinot noir and produced the only pinot noir awarded the “Wine of the Year” award. Five wines tasted, $40 per person. Then on May 9, a Three Glasses Gambero Rosso wine tasting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tasting five award-winning wines from three Italian regions: Friuli, Tuscany and Trentino. $40 per person. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561/557-4202;

Harvest Seasonal Grill

This very good restaurant is hosting its first plant-based dinner, with added wine tastings available, on May 22. A five-course meal from Executive Chef Bill Ring will include dishes such as rhubarb & beet tartare (with Prosecco!), the Impossible Meatballs and a lot more. Plus dessert, of course. Cost is $39 without the wine pairings, $59 per person with the wine pairings. 1841 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561/266-3239;

Hoffman’s Chocolates holds Mother’s Day class

Hoffman’s Chocolates

Now the kids can create chocolate gifts for mom at the May 11 chocolatier class at Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres. Make chocolate letters spelling M-O-M. Plus a sample of the gourmet ice cream. Class starts at 10:30 a.m., and cost $14.95 per person. Reservations are required; call 561/967-2213.

If you peek into the store, you’ll see more Mother’s Day specials: chocolate high heel shoes, milk chocolate roses, truffles and more. 5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres; 888-281-8800;

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