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Midsummer Socializing, Beasts and Books, and More

MID CITY? Booze whisperer Todd A. Price reports that Pearl Wine Co. will have a Midsummer Night's Social at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. $60/person includes a five-course meal from Lionheart Foods, wines from Spain/France/Portugal and live music from Evan Christopher. []

NOLA? Todd A. Price also reports that restaurants Dijon, Grand Isle, and Ruth's Chris Steak House are rolling out new cocktail lists for summer. []

CENTRAL CITY? Ian McNulty takes a look at upcoming event Beasts and Books, a picnic/bookfair, that will help raise money for SoFab's upcoming culinary library. The event takes place on Father's Day at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, with Cochon, Peche, Cafe Reconcile, Pizza Delicious, and more restaurants in tow. $5 to get in, or $50 all inclusive. [Gambit]

NOLA? Judy Walker reports that The inaugural Farm to Table International Symposium will take place August 2-4 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Based on the educational symposium that SoFAB has sponsored for the past several summers. SoFAB prez Liz Williams calls it, "our symposium, but on steroids." []

Peche will serve food at Beasts and Books [Photo: Josh Brasted]