Saturday, May 19

Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival, featuring craft beers from 25 of the regions top breweries, with proceeds benefiting the Media Youth Center. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. 1-5 p.m. outdoors next to Iron Hill Brewery, 30 E. State St., Media, 610-627-9000, www.ironhillbrewery. com.

Wednesday, May 23

Mediterranean spring wine dinner with a five-course menu that includes escargot Espanola style, Middle Eastern hen, roasted aromatic lamb chops, Grand Marnier chocolate pot de crème, and more, paired with such wines as Stonehaven Chardonnay 2004, Girard Petite Sirah 2004, Rosenblum Black Muscat 2004, and more. $55. Seatings available 6-6:30 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. at Gigi Restaurant & Lounge, 319 Market St., 215-574-8880.

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May 24: Celebrate national Escargot Day with a nine-course dinner that includes wild mushroom consomme with marinated young snails, cassolette of snails in champagne and hazelnut garlic butter, roasted grouper with snail bolognese and arugula, lamb saddle stuffed with snail persillade, and more. $80 plus tax and gratuity at Le Bec-Fin, 1523 Walnut St. Call 215-567-1000 for reservations.

June 2: Plain and Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley, the annual fundraiser to benefit the Fox Chase Cancer Center, featuring food samples from more than 40 restaurants and food vendors, including Bassetts Ice Cream, Joseph Poon Chef Kitchen, Moonstruck, Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse, and many more. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 5-7:30 p.m. in Fox Chase Cancer Center courtyard, 333 Cottman Ave. For more information or to order tickets, call 215-728-2441 or visit

- Barry Zukerman