So many wines, so little time. Marcello’s Wine Market Cafe is hosting a tasting of 100 wines at their Kaliste Saloom restaurant on Sunday. Wine specialist Nicole Jordan, formerly of Republic Distributing, says the event will be a small scale Food & Wine Experience, modeled on the popular New Orleans blowout. There will be wines from all over the world, Jordan says. “Lots of bubbly — not just French champagne, Burgundies at great prices, two new vintages from La Crema Winery and of course lots of Italian wines. Doors open at 1 p.m. At 2, Antonio Molesini will conduct an Italian wine seminar, followed at 3 by a talk and tasting of rieslings by Jared Cocke. Marcello’s kitchens will cook up a sampling of Sicilian dishes like their arancini, fried rice balls stuffed with meat sauce, to help counterbalance the extravagance of vino. And after a few glasses, if you think you’re in Italy, via New Orleans with a stop over in Vegas, you’ll be halfway right, the sound track is going to be vintage Louis Prima. The party is Sun. Nov. 23, 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Call 235-1002 for more info.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.