Juban’s wine dinner welcomes Plumpjack-Cade sales director

Sandra Roberts, national sales director for Plumpjack, Cade and Odette Wineries and an LSU graduate, will be a special guest at the Oct. 22 Plumpjack-Cade wine dinner at Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

An hors d’oeuvre reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner at 7 p.m.

Chef Joey Daigle’s menu will feature fresh Gulf seafood, Creola duck, prime Angus beef and artisan cheeses with six wine pairings by Cade and Plumpjack.

Cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

For reservations, call (225) 346-8422.

Slow Food sets Food Week farm-to-table showcase

Slow Food Baton Rouge will host Slow Food Fall Heat, a farm-to-table showcase, 4 p.m. Oct. 19, at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.

The event, which is part of National Food Week, will feature local farms, chefs, food traditions and local organizations.

Music will be provided by The Retro Dukes with beer from Gnarly Barley.

Chefs competing for awards include Alan Niemand and Ben Triola of Oscar’s Pizza, Mary Koehler and Jenny Cornelius from Nino’s, Jay Ducote from Bite and Booze, Scott Varnadoe from Restaurant IPO, the Camelot Club’s John Breaux, Colt Patin from the Louisiana Culinary Institute and Jimmy Le from ProStart. Celebrity judges include Cheramie Sonnier from The Advocate, Paul Arrigo from Visit Baton Rouge, Monica Valenciano from Dig Magazine, Matthew Sigur from 225 Dine, Derrick Beverly from LCI and Elizabeth Eads from WRKF. Attendees can also vote for the People’s Choice award.

Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for students. Proceeds will benefit Slow Food Baton Rouge. Visit slowfoodbr.org.

LSU Food Incubator program offers guide to food business

The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will hold a step-by-step presentation on how to start a food business from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at 214 Efferson Hall.

The program is aimed at those interested in launching a food business or renting a facility for their food businesses. It will provide information about the food incubator and the LSU Louisiana Business and Technology Center, plus testimonials from successful incubator food companies.

Efferson Hall is located at Highland Road and West Parker Boulevard on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus.

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, Oct. 15. Email Gaye Sandoz at gsandoz@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Hammond brewery plans celebration for beer release

Zac and Cari Caramonta of Gnarly Barley Brewing in Hammond are teaming up with Jay Ducote of Bite and Booze and Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue sauce for the Gnarly BarleyQ Grand Tour to celebrate the brewery’s Korova Milk Porter release from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

North shore band Will Vance and the Kinfolk will be providing jams from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Each ticket to the Gnarly BarleyQ gets attendees a look at the facilities, up to five samples of beer for those 21 years of age or older, and a generous helping of barbecue featuring local Iverstine Family Farms pork.

Tickets are on sale at http://gnarlybarleyq.eventbrite.com.

Tickets are $25 until 1 p.m. Oct.18 and $30 at the door.