July 16--A ROVING TOAST
Veuve Clicquot is hosting a cross-country mail truck tour, and it's making stops on Cape Cod beginning Thursday.
From noon to 3:00 p.m., Torino (previously Prova Brazil Steakhouse) on Main Street in Hyannis will hold an afternoon patio party with live music. For $50, guests get a half-dozen oysters to share paired with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label; a fruit and cheese plate and glass of vintage rosÉ is $22 or a cheese plate for two paired with vintage rosÉ is $38. From 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, the truck heads to Wequassett Resort on Pleasant Bay for lawn games and specials on Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Vintage Blanc. That evening, guests can enjoy a pairing dinner from Chef James Hackney. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $125 at the resort.
On Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brunch at Galley Beach on Nantucket. Executive Chef Neil Ferguson will prepare fresh seafood dishes with by-the-glass offerings of Veuve Clicquot varieties. Tickets are $49; reservations at 508-228-9641.
WORLD FOOD CHAMPS
On Thursday night, Plymouth chef Stephen Coe will show off his culinary competitive edge as he fires up the grill in the Bacon World Championship, the second episode of the new "World Food Championships." The six-episode reality series airs on A&E's newly branded FYI channel (check local listings), formerly known as Bio. Coe and 300 other professional chefs and home cooks appeared in Las Vegas at the 2013 World Food Championships to compete for a share of the event's $300,000 prize purse. Details: worldfoodchampionships.com or to compete in the next outing, visit Kenmore's cookmore.com.
Cape Cod Healthcare'sSummer Charity Gala kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday under a tent at Willowbend in Mashpee. One of the auction prizes is a dinner in your home catered by The Casual Gourmet. The gala's emcee is CBS News legal analyst, attorney Rikki Klieman, who will be joined by her husband, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. Tickets are $225 per person, with proceeds benefitting Cape Cod Healthcare's Heart and Vascular Services, which provides cardiac care to more than 4,500 patients annually at Falmouth Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital. The event is black-tie optional, with ladies invited to wear red in keeping with the heart theme. Details: capecodhealth.org/give/events.
CALORIES TO CASH cause
Convert calories to cash for the common good Sunday on National Ice Cream Day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. In recognition, ice cream vendors throughout Cape Cod have joined to pledge a donation from their proceeds to the Cape and Islands United Way.
Those participating include: Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar, Eastham; Aunties' Ice Cream Parlor, Dennisport; Betty Ann's Dairy Freeze, Buzzard's Bay; Black Cat Harbor Shack, Hyannis; Blondie's Ice Cream, South Yarmouth; Cape Cod Creamery, locations in South Yarmouth and Hyannis; Four Seas Ice Cream, Centerville; Ice Cream Sandwich, Sandwich; Ice Cream Smuggler, Dennis; Kandy Korner, Hyannis; Katie's Homemade Ice Cream, Hyannis; and Krista K's Ice Cream, West Dennis. Details: uwcapecod.org.
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