Chef & the Farmer wine dinners

If you have been looking for an excuse to make the drive to Kinston to dine at the Chef & The Farmer restaurant, here are five reasons.

The restaurant is holding wine dinners in the restaurant’s wine shop where diners gather around the 16-seat communal table on these dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17. The dinners start at 6:30 p.m. and cost between $50 and $60 depending upon the wine selection and the number of courses.

Chef & The Farmer is owned by chef Vivian Howard, star of the Peabody-winning PBS show, “A Chef’s Life.”

To make a reservation, call 252-208-2433, ext. 1. The restaurant is at 120 W. Gordon St., Kinston. Info: