Dry Farmed Wines: This technique is the theme of a four-course tasting and wine pairing dinner led by Kevin Trottier at 43 North, Oct. 20, 5-9 pm. $40, RSVP at 608-255-4343.
Dane County Food Summit: This year's theme is "Digging into the Local Food System: Be a Part of the Solution." The conference, at Lake Farm County Park-Lussier Family Heritage Center, Oct. 24, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, centers on food justice, access, infrastructure and sustainability; a lunch of local foods will be served. $35; more info at fyi.uwex.edu/danefoodsystem/food-summit-2014.
Cider Farm Dinner: The Mineral Point heritage cider apple orchard of Deirdre Birmingham and John Biondi is celebrated in this special dinner at Harvest, Oct. 26 at 6 pm. Charcuterie, Waldorf salad, spiced apple jam, apple cider pudding, apple affogato and the Cider Farm's own brandy are on the menu. $65; call 608-255-6075 for tickets.
Capitol Chocolate Crawl: Chocolate tasting with wine, cocktail and cheese pairings, with Gail Ambrosius, Megan Hile of Madison Chocolate Company and Otehlia Cassidy of Madison Eats on Oct. 28 at 5:30 pm. Stops are Merchant, Fromagination and Square Wine Company. $45, through brownpapertickets.com/event/880225.
Myles Teddywedgers Cornish Pasty: Reopening next week under new ownership with the traditional recipes and some new pies, at 101 State St., 608-257-2383.