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Fresh Sheet: Wine Wednesday starts soon

Nectar Catering and Events is hosting a six-part Wine Wednesday Summer Dinner Series starting in mid-July.

Dinners are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from July 12 to Aug. 23 at Nectar, 120 N. Stevens St. in downtown Spokane. Each course is paired with a 2-ounce pour of Pacific Northwest wine. Tickets are $22.50 – unless you buy them by July 5. The early bird special price is $17.50. Menus are:

July 12 – Melon and prosciutto salad, ratatouille, grilled chicken breast and peach sorbet

July 19 – Mixed greens with chili-citrus vinaigrette, carne asada street tacos and churros with a drizzle of Mexican chocolate

July 26 – Mixed greens with green papaya, lemongrass marinated pork with vermicelli rice noodles, and poached pear with vanilla ice cream

Aug. 9 – Cucumber-tomato salad, chicken shawarma, saffron rice with green beans and tomato, and malabi pudding

Aug. 16 – Caribbean salad, jerk chicken with coconut rice, black beans and key lime pie

Aug. 23 – Caesar salad, seafood puttanesca and tiramisu.

Call Nectar at (509) 290-5182. On the web: nectarcateringandevents.com.

Three-buck chuck

Main Market Co-op in downtown Spokane has started serving dinners on Thursday nights for $3.

There’s meat and vegan options, each with one or more sides – all cooked from scratch in the deli. Food is available for dine-in or take-out. The cost is $3 per serving. Dinner is served from 4 to 7 p.m.

The meals started June 15. According to the co-op’s Facebook page, they’re “open for everyone and priced in a way to create whole food access to everyone in our community.”

Menus will be posted monthly on the co-op’s deli page at www.mainmarket.coop/deli-menus.

Main Market Co-op is at 44 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 458-2667.

Maryhill Winery wins big in Seattle awards

Maryhill Winery won 42 awards at the recent Seattle Wine Awards, including two Best of Class awards for its 2015 Winemaker’s Red and 2014 Clifton Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Maryhill also won nine double golds, 13 golds, 11 silvers and seven bronzes.

Spokane natives Craig and Vicki Leuthold founded the winery in 1999 on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge in southwest Washington. Maryhill opened two years later when it debuted its first vintage. Maryhill is slated to open a tasting room in Kendall Yards in fall.

Other wineries to win in the competition: Terra Blanca, Va Piano, Townshend Cellar, Barili Cellars, Cougar Crest Estate Winery, Latah Creek Wine Cellars and Green Bluff-based Hierophant Meadery.

For a complete list of results visit: seattlewineawards.tastenw.com.

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