Take a virtual tour of Stowe's burgeoning food and beverage scene at the mountain town's flagship summer food event. Pair a glass of Vermont-grown wine or cider with local cheeses, then partake in plates by Michael's on the Hill, the Bistro at Ten Acres, Roost, Flannel and the Restaurant at Edson Hill, among others. Then, sample wines from the world over with the thirsty oenophiles at Cork Wine Bar & Market and Stowe Wine & Cheese. Proceeds benefit Morrisville's nonprofit Copley Hospital.
Stowe Wine & Food Classic: Sunday, August 27, 1-4 p.m., Topnotch Resort, Stowe. $65-75, 21+. Info, stowewine.com.
Other food events
Heirloom Tomato Dinner: Feast on tomato salads, chicken in ragout, short ribs and tomato buckle at the Kitchen Table Bistro and Half Pint Farm's annual celebration of summer's beloved nightshade. Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday August 24, 6-10 p.m., the Kitchen Table Bistro, Richmond. $110. Info, 434-8686, kitchentablebistro.com.
Dinner at the Asado: Chef Doug Paine fires up the grill for an evening of South American meats — think goat and alpaca — along with housemade sausages, flamed vegetables and traditional Argentinean sauces. Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m., Hotel Vermont, Burlington. $50. Info, hotelvt.com.
Salvation Farms Benefit: Local drinks and snacks from Vermont Bean Crafters and All Souls Tortilleria fuel an evening of live acoustic jams and education on how gleaning addresses hunger while reducing food waste. Friday, August 25, 5-7 p.m., Knoll Farm, Waitsfield. Free. Info, 888-4360, salvationfarms.org.