Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-645-3522), which the RFT named Best Never Left this year, is holding Wines of Santa Barbara on Friday. For $50 a person, enjoy the pleasing tastes of Cortese, Pinot Grigio and Dolcetto along with a four-course meal. Call ahead for reservations.
On Thursday, November 15 author and food historian Francine Segan hosts Aphrodisiacs of Shakespeare's Day at 609 Restaurant & U Lounge (609 Eastgate Avenue; 314-721-9168). The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and Artlink sponsor this evening of stimulating sampling, from oysters to truffles, as well as a discussion of the aphrodisiacs alluded to in Shakespeare's plays. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a champagne toast. Call 314-531-9800 for more information.