ICYMI: Itty Bitty Food News
• D’Vine Delicatessen & Wine is hosting their D’Vine Nights pairing dinner on Saturday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. This five-course meal features food and flavors from around the world, and each course is paired with wine. Some of the themes include Italian boards, Spanish tapas, French classics and U.S. novelties. The price is $75 per person, and you need a reservation.
• If you’re hosting Thanksgiving for vegan guests, two local spots have you covered with full meat-free Thanksgiving menus that you can order to serve at home. First up, Whipped Cream & Other Delights is offering seitan furkey roast and lots of veggies sides like green bean casserole, glazed rosemary carrots, sweet potato casserole and more. Over at Culture Counter, you can get a vegan and gluten-free menu featuring meatless loaf with red wine shallot gravy for the main, plus sides like butternut squash mac and “cheese” casserole and desserts like pumpkin coconut parfaits. Both are available for pre-order this week or until they run out.
• Fun fact! This Thursday, November 17, is National Baklava Day. Celebrate by munching on some of this incredible dessert from a few local businesses that make them. Here in Springfield, we love the baklava from Greek Belly (where you can get baklava—or indulge in a divine dessert made with baklava, ice cream and honey-cinnamon-citrus syrup), That Lebanese Place (where the walnut, almond and pistachio versions are all stellar) and B&T Baklava (where they offer fun, changing seasonal flavors).