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The Dish August 29 2001

Fall into Callaway Gardens
Learn how to cook up fabulous fall dishes with the star vegetables of the season with "Callaway Gardens Presents: Cooking With Vegetables." Each class features a 15-minute talk about the veggie at hand with a horticulturist who will share planting and growing tips. The talk is followed by a 45-minute cooking demo. $25 per class. Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta. To register call 1-800-CALLAWAY.

Guac of the Moment
Fresh guacamole at Oh...Maria! Made right at your table starting Sept. 1. Add cilantro, onions, tomatoes, cactus strips, queso fresco, chilchota, chicharron and more to create your own special guac blend. In Buckhead at 3167-G Peachtree Road. 404-261-2032.

Italian Vs. American
"Italian Versus American Wines" Sept. 5. La Tavola Trattoria's next monthly wine tasting event. 5:30-7 p.m. $15 per person. Light hors d'oevres on the patio. 992 Virginia Avenue. 404-873-5430.

Go Tapas All day
Funky and fabulous Eclipse de Luna has expanded its tapas menu and has started serving the full tapas menu at lunch in addition to offering the full selection at dinner. New items include Molusce Brochetta (Grilled Scallop Brochette) and Mariscadea de Mar (a combination of shrimp, clams and calamari in garlic tomato broth). 764 Miami Circle off Piedmont Rd. in Buckhead. 404-846-0449.

Labor of love
Feel like a real American during your day off at Aspen Signature Steaks. Chef Luis Ramirez will prepare special dishes to celebrate the holiday Sept. 3, and you can celebrate by chowing down on a down-home side of beef whether it be T-bone, prime rib, filet, ribeye or New York strip. In Marietta at 2942 Shallowford Road. 678-236-1400.

LIVING THE HI LIFE
Hi Life Kitchen and Cocktails in Norcross hosts a winemaker dinner with Benziger Vineyards (of California and Oregon) Thursday, Aug. 30. Benziger wines are paired with food creations by Chef Chris Pyun's. Fume Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon will be paired with rosemary-seared diver scallops with tomato petal confit; sweetbread fritter Dijon in a butter lace cup with carmelized pears; and maple-smoked rack of lamb with wax beans, respectively. $75 per person. 3380 Holcomb Bridge Road. 770-409-0101.

The Full Monty's
Kick the weekend off with an afternoon of martinis and complimentary tastings created by executive chef Christian Watson. The special martini menu features Tropical Tea, the Blue Sapphire, the Ultiamte Cosmopolitan, the Blood Orange Tini and more. 5-8:30 p.m. every Friday. Monty's Stone Crab Seafood Restaurant. Behind the Swissotel at Lenox Square. 3400 Woodale Drive. 404-495-9115.??





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