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The Dish February 24 2001

Events
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Johnny's Hideaway with a complimentary Cajun buffet, King cake, tossed treasures and more. 5 p.m. 3771 Roswell Road. 404-233-8026.
Margie's Pantry hosts "Au Chocolat!" wine dinner with four courses (oysters on wilted spinach and seared venison over polenta with dried cherry demi glace) and four wines on Feb. 22. 7 p.m. $29-$52. Reservation required. 653 E. Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-377-3818.
The Garden Terrace presents a Mardi Gras brunch buffet, including a variety of salads, seafood, entrees and desserts. Feb. 25. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.$10.50-$21.50. 255 Courtland St. 404-589-7884.
Enjoy Creole favorites at Trader Vic's this Mardi Gras along with a bevy of exotic drinks. 6:30 p.m. 255 Courtland St. 404-589-7880.
Wear your prized Mardi Gras beads to Gordon Biersch Feb. 27 and receive 10 percent off the price of your meal. 4:30 p.m.-midnight. 848 Peachtree St. 404-870-0805.
Sonoma County Wineries Association and Share Our Strength present Sonoma County Wine Tour, a celebration of Sonoma County wines and foods at Eleven50. Featured chefs Shaun Doty of Mumbo Jumbo, Filippo Saporito of Terra di Siena, Jason Dauble of Eleven50 and others present food pairings and palate cleansers. The three-city tour also includes a silent auction of hard-to-find vintage wines. 6-8 p.m. $35. 1150 B Peachtree St. 404-874-0428. www.eleven50.com
Meet Rob Mondavi, the grandson of Robert G. Mondavi, the founder of the Robert Mondavi Winery, at Renaissance PineIsle Resort's Inaugural Wine Maker Dinner of the Season Feb. 22. Along with a four-course dinner, guests will sample a selection of Mondavi wines served at the hotel's Fairway Steakhouse. $85. 9000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier. 770-831-5358.
Openings
The Oak Grove neighborhood welcomes Mezza, a new tapas eatery serving a wide variety of Lebanese specialties in appetizer-size portions. Oak Grove Center, 2751 Lavista Road, Decatur. 404-633-8833.
Smoked ribs, chicken, fish and spicy Southwestern dishes highlight the menu of Chimayo, the latest venture by the owners of Shipfeifer's on Peachtree Street The "Southwestern smokehouse" is now open in Brookhaven Station, 4058 Peachtree Road. 404-760-0255.
Classes
Explore the wonderful world of cheese with Star Provisions' Ray Hook, who will offer a quick primer for putting together a cheese course for your next dinner party, and the AJC's Reagan Walker, who will demonstrate recipes like goat cheese tarts with tapenade. Feb. 22. 7-9 p.m. $35. 549-I Amsterdam Ave. 404-815-4993.





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