A Salute to Indulgence

Get out your dress whites, togas or whatever you use to honor the gods of drink and nourishment. Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food, an annual three-day benefit for the nonprofit Cottonwood Incorporated, is back in Lawrence today through Saturday. Tonight’s Mass Street Mosey is sold-out, but tickets are still available for the Winemaker’s Dinner tomorrow and the Grand Tasting on Saturday, both at the Oread Hotel (1200 Oread Avenue, 785-843-1200). The five-course dinner ($150) includes wines from Chateau Julien paired with cold smoked sea scallops, crispy pork belly and watermelon salad, finishing with a lemon-thyme sorbet. The Grand Tasting ($75) has more than 250 wines available to sample. For true oenophiles, a reserve tasting (an additional $50) with 10 special vintages plus hors d’oeuvres is scheduled at the Cave, the subterranean nightclub in the Oread. See salutewinefest.com for more information.

Fri., July 8, 6:30 p.m., 2011