CUISINE CALENDAR 

Charleston Tea Plantation Tours
America’s only tea plantation, now owned by R.C. Bigelow, is open to visitors. Take a narrated, bus tour of the fields and see how tea is made, talk to tea experts, and sample American Classic Tea. Each Sun. 12-4 p.m. and Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy. 559-0383. www.charlestontea gardens.com

Thoroughbred Club Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea with all the trimmings; reservations strongly suggested. Each Mon.-Sat. 1-4 p.m. $22/Classic Charleston, $27/ South of Broad. Thoroughbred Club, 205 Meeting St. Charleston Place Hotel. 722-4900 x7689.

All Natural Grill-Off
Earth Fare hosts its first ever, all natural grill-off on June 30, and they’re looking for original recipes that adhere to Earth Fare’s food philosophy. Entry forms due June 12. Judges will select five entries for the final competition. First prize is $500. Free to enter. Earth Fare, 74 Folly Road. 769-4800 ext.23. www.earthfare.com

“Seconds Please” Tea Room
The Second Presbyterian Church hosts its 3rd Annual Seconds Please Tea Room, a chance for guests to enjoy a variety of Lowcountry favorites and give back to the community at the same time. All proceeds will benefit church missions. Eat-in, take-out, and delivery available with menu and pricing available via phone. Fri. June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sat. June 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St. 810-0088. winedinewine@comcast.net

Charleston Farmers Market
Every Saturday, the market features the finest local produce, plants, flowers, and herbs along with food, fine art and crafts, and live entertainment. Each Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Dec. 16. Marion Square, Calhoun and King. 724-3746.

Uncle Bubba Signing
Earl Heirs, a.k.a. “Uncle Bubba,” baby brother of Food Network’s Southern cooking queen, Paula Deen, is doing a book signing for his new cookbook, Uncle Bubba’s Savannah Seafood: More than 100 Down-Home Southern Recipes for Good Food and Good Times. Wed. June 6, 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble (Towne Centre), 1716 Towne Centre Way. 216-9765. www.bn.com

Wine Flight Dinner
Chef Colin Flynn pairs five course with wine for this weekly dinner. Call for reservations. Each Thurs. 7:30 p.m. $99. Six Tables, Belle Hall Shopping Center. 664-G Long Point Road. 971-8850. www.sixtablescharleston.com

Wine Lover’s Happy Hour
Wine flights of five different wines of varying themes. Each Tues.-Sat. 5-7 p.m. $5 for 5 (2 oz. pours). Amuse, 1720 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 573-8778.

Wine Wednesdays
Enjoy live music by local performer Eddie Stonaker and half-off any bottle from the new wine list. Each Wed. 5:30-8 p.m. Fish, 442 King St. 722-FISH. www.fishrestaurant.net

Arlaana Wine Tastings
Tasting of wines from around the world accompanied by hors d’oeuvres. Each Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Arlaana Restaurant, 259 Seven Farms Dr. 471-2400. www.arlaana.com

Wine Tasting
Sample wines with local distributors twice a week. Call for details. Each Mon. Thurs. 5-7 p.m. $5. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. (843) 769-5444.

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In Good Tastings
Informal weekly wine event. Each Fri. 5-7 p.m. $1. In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road. 763-5597.

Wine Tasting at O’Hara and Flynn
Weekly wine tastings and cheese pairings selected by the staff. Each Fri. 5-7 p.m. and Sat. 3-5 p.m. $5 donation. O’Hara & Flynn, 160 E. Bay St. 534-1916.

Grazi’s Shoe Cafe and Wine Bar Wine Tasting
Grazi’s Shoe Cafe and Wine Bar invites you to stop in and taste four different wines from all over the world! Fri. June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grazi’s, I’on Square. 216-2087. www.grazisshoesandwine.com

Wine Tasting
Sample wines with local distributors twice a week. Call for details. Each Mon. Thurs. 5-7 p.m. $5. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. (843) 769-5444.

Red Drum Wine Series
Sample tapas-style seasonal food and Argentinean wines. Seating is limited. Mon. June 4, 6 p.m. $30. Red Drum Gastropub, 803 Coleman Blvd. 388-2606.

Flight Night
Sample varying flights of wine, focusing on Spanish flavors. Tues. $12-$25. Raval, 453 King St. 853-8466.

Around the Globe
Chef/Owner Tamir Lehrman and wine expert Pasquale Pellicoro host a wine tasting featuring the Golan Heights Wines from Northern Israel. The tasting will include at least four wines accompanied by a variety of traditional Mediterranean mezzas. Tues. June 5, 5:30-7 p.m. $10. J. Bistro, 819 Coleman Blvd. 971-7778. www.jbistro.net

WINEDINEWINE
Join the WINEDINEWINE club’s June meeting at Avondale Wine and Cheese for an exclusive wine and food pairing. This month’s featured artist is clay potter and sculptor Kelly Theil from Folly Beach. RSVP to Shea at winedinewine@comcast.net. Tues. June 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20, $15/members. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. 810-0088. winedinewine@comcast.net

Summer Wine Strolls
Stroll America’s oldest landscaped gardens and sample a variety of summer wines. Stay for dinner and get a complimentary dessert. Wed. June 6, 5:30-7 p.m. and every other Wed. through Sept. 19. $5. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. 556-6020. www.middle tonplace.org

Scottish Beer Dinner
Belhaven Brewery beers from Dunbar, Scotland will be paired with five courses. Wed. May 30, 7 p.m. $65/person. Carolina’s, 10 Exchange St. 724-3800. www.caro linasrestaurant.com

Chimay Beer and Cheese Dinner
Chef Anthony Gray presents a special dinner featuring Chimay beers and cheese from the Trappist abbeys of Europe. The four-course menu includes such pairings as potato-encrusted jumbo scallop with a Chimay Red and tempura-fried lobster claw with Chimay White. Tues. June 5, 6:30 p.m. $68. High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. 724-3815. www.maverick southernkitchens.com

See Food, Seafood
High Cotton Chef Anthony Gray will show off some of his favorite seafood recipes. Wed. May 30, 6:30 p.m. $55. Charleston Cooks!, 194 E. Bay St. 722-1212. www.charlestoncooks.com

Sushi Workshop
Work with Wasabi Chef David Dedguia on perfecting sushi rice, steaming edamame, rolling maki, preparing nigiri, and making kaiso and crab salad. Sat. June 2, 10:30 a.m. $60. Charleston Cooks!, 194 E. Bay St. 722-1212. www.charlestoncooks.com

Master Mixology
Learn from experienced pros how to prepare and serve perfect cocktails, from traditional drinks to new trends. You must be 21 years old to register. June 4-7, 6:30-10 p.m. $149. Culinary Institute of Charleston, 7001 Rivers Ave. 574-6152. www.tridenttech.edu/culi nary_institute_of_charles ton.htm

Monday Night Chefs Series
On June 4, Chef Michael Kramer takes on modern American cuisine. Chef Jeremiah Bacon demonstrates fare from Carolina’s menu on June 11. Red Drum Gastropub Chef Ben Berryhill presents Southwestern specialties on June 18. On June 25, FIG’s Chef Mike Lata shares the genius behind his seasonally inspired menu. On July 9, former Celia’s restaurant Chef Celia Cerasoli presents Italian favorites. Cypress Chef Craig Deihl demonstrates Lowcountry cuisine with a twist on July 16. Pastry Chef M. Kelly Wilson shares sweets on July 23, and Kramer returns on July 30 for those who can’t get enough. Meetings are in Building 920, room 407. Each Mon. 7-9:30 p.m. Through July 30. $49/course. Trident Technical College (Main Campus), 7000 Rivers Ave. 574-6805. www.tridenttech.edu/ce.htm

Woodlands Cooking Demo
This month, Executive Chef Tarver King demonstrates items from the Summer Corn Tasting Menu. Observe step-by-step preparations of Corn Agnolotti, sweet corn velute, and sweet corn ice cream sundae. Tues. June 5, 5:30 p.m. $54. Woodlands Dining Room, 125 Parsons Road. 875-2600.

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