Food and wine benefits warm the winter months


Three food and wine benefits take place in the coming weeks.

Sister Cities benefit

Sister Cities Yorktown is hosting a winter wine dinner to benefit its activities with its sister city, Port-Vendres in France. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Le Yaca restaurant in James City County.

The three-course menu will feature appetizer, main dish and dessert, and each course will be accompanied with a glass of French wine. Featured wines will be selected by Clement Brown, a Sister Cities member who will explain each wine during the evening.

Cost is $70 for members, $75 for non-members. Price will be adjusted for diners who don’t drink wine.

Reservations are payable in advance by check to Sister Cities Yorktown, 600 Ship Point Road, Yorktown, Va., 23692. Proceeds will benefit Sister Cities Yorktown and its upcoming 2013 Student and Citizen

Reservation deadline is Tuesday, January 22. Call 757-890-5313 for more information.

Le Yaca. 1915 Pocahontas Trail, James City County. 757-220-3616.

Heritage Humane Society

The Heritage Humane Society is partnering with Buon Amici Restaurant for an Italian celebration to benefit homeless pets. Activities will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the New Town restaurant.

Guest can enjoy a pasta and pizza bar plus salad, bread, dessert, wine, beer and other beverages. A large Italian food and wine basket will be raffled off as well.

Cost is $45 per person before Jan. 19th, $50 per person beginning Jan. 20. Reservations can be made online at or by check mailed to Heritage Humane Humane Society, Attn: Tracy Camby, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. More information is available by calling 757-221-0150 or by email to

Buon Amici. 5201 Center St., Williamsburg. 757-220-8188.

WARA Iron Chef/Wine & Food Expo

Nine Williamsburg area chefs will battle it out at the annual Iron Chef/Wine & Food Expo. Time and place is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Colonial Heritage senior living center.

Sponsored by the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association, this fun event features three teams of chefs who must prepare dishes from a similar basket of ingredients. Judges choose the most creative preparations.

The eevening also features signature dishes from five Williamsburg restaurants and more than 50 wines for tasting for everyone to enjoy.

Cost is $60 per person, $110 per couple, $40 for non-drinking. A pre-tasting event of premium wines from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. also is available for $100 per person.

Colonial Heritage. 7015 Statesman, Williamsburg. 877-785-3662.

Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad