If you’ve been longing for a culinary trip to Europe but can’t afford to leave the city, you’ll have two opportunities to explore the continent’s cuisine at local events.
Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, will offer a Taste of Germany from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. You can sample traditional dishes such as rouladen (beef rollups), sauerbraten (pot roast), frickadellen (meat patties), schnitzel (breaded meat cutlets), cakes and pastries.
Admission is $15; recipes are $1 each.
The event is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Maennerchor and Damenchor.
Enjoy An Evening on the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 5 at LaSalle Bed & Breakfast, 517 W. Washington Blvd. A wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a casual dinner of vegetable soup, coq au vin (chicken cooked in wine), pear salad and pôt de crème.
It’s $20, or $5 for the wine tasting only. For reservations, call 422-0851.
Fundraiser brings Nelson’s downtown
Feast on Nelson’s Chicken as part of a fundraiser for the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children on Monday.
The box lunches, which include a half chicken and Pit-Tatoes, are $9.
To place orders by 9 a.m. Monday, call 750-8032 or fax to 421-5003.
Pick up lunches between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. (Use the west entrance.)
Limited free delivery, with a minimum order of five lunches, is available for the downtown area.
The non-profit center, formerly called the Child Advocacy Center, provides forensic interviews for children involved in sexual abuse cases. For information, go to www.lewiscenterforchildren.org.
More restaurants on the horizon
Amore’s Pizza will open at 933 E. Dupont Road, formerly The Scoop.
Trionfale Espresso will open at 2910 E. Dupont Road in the Dupont Landing Shopping Center.
Another Mexican restaurant, El Charrito, will open at 114 W. Columbia St.
A sign for Orange Garden has gone up at 3710 E. State Blvd. in the former Blueberry Hill Pancake House.
Tacos El Ranchito will open at 2115 S. Lafayette St. in the former Captain Black’s Eatery.
Red Angel Pizza celebrates 2 years
Red Angel Pizza, 9011 Lima Road, will celebrate its second anniversary in November, when it also will start selling Mike’s Donuts and coffee.
Besides pizza, the menu offers grinders, pasta, pizza rolls and sides. It also has some gluten-free items: pizza, brownies and beer.
Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Dinner hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The dining room seats about 50 and has televisions and video games, plus kids’ activities.
To order, call 755-3310.
Oyster Bar offers tapas, wine dinner
Enjoy five courses of tapas when the Oyster Bar, 1830 S. Calhoun St., has a wine dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 6.
Each will be paired with wine from the Ferrari-Carano Winery in California.
The dinner is $65, which is all-inclusive.
Reservations are required; call 744-9490.
Halloween scares up freebies for kids
At least two area restaurants are offering free treats to kids during Halloween-themed events.
On Friday, participating IHOP restaurants will give one free Scary Face pancake to costumed kids (ages 12 or younger). Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Monday, Applebee’s restaurants will offer a free Kids Menu entrée to diners who are 12 or younger, with the purchase of an adult entrée. There is a limit of two free kids’ meals; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Waynedale Bakery, 2610 Lower Huntington Road, is making plenty of pumpkin treats for Halloween, such as doughnuts ($7.20 a dozen), cookies with white-chocolate chips ($6 a dozen), pie ($9.50) and sugar cookies ($8 a dozen). To order, call 747-2992.
Vanilla Bean’s Biscotti & Pastry Boutique, 3410 N. Anthony Blvd., will offer a 15 percent discount on all cookies and cupcakes through Saturday as a Halloween treat for customers.
Joseph Decuis, 191 N. Main St. in Roanoke, is taking orders for Gunthorp Farms turkeys until Friday; call 672-1715. The price is $3.90 a pound. You can pick up the turkeys on Nov. 22 at the restaurant.