Friday, July 25, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 52
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Romance for all

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Best date night ever: Grab your partner and twirl barefoot under the stars at Windrose Farms in Paso Robles. The new one-hour Tango and Swing dance lessons are $10 per person and include fresh farm produce and local wines. Sign up for the very first class, which kicks off 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 by calling Blake (517-917-4745) … Through Aug. 2, enjoy the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival at Filipponi Ranch, which means picnic baskets and the glorious wines of Filipponi Ranch, and Cronologie. Could there be a better way to cap off a breezy summer evening?

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Shots. anyone? Get ready for Sidecar’s Whiskey Around the World Workshop, which commences 9 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the downtown restaurant. Enjoy a dozen whiskeys from Japan, Taiwan, France, Scotland, and the U.S. paired with education and apps ($50 per ticket) … The Kitchen at Paso’s Niner Wine Estates is presenting a range of educational wine and food pairings July 25 to 27 (the kitchen is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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Et Voila Restaurant will feature its final dinner service on July 25 and 26. Make a reservation while you still can and don’t miss this feast, which includes: Australian rack of lamb, braised rabbit, Alaskan jumbo scallops, and escargot … Paso Robles-based Italian eatery Il Cortile was recently awarded a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Felicidades! … Sidecar has also announced discounted $3-$4 drinks for those in the local tech realm on Tech Tuesdays (bring your business card) and $2 off beer every Wednesday just ’cause … Paso-based winery LXV has released two sensual new wines you’ve got to experience: Dark Romance (100 percent chenin blanc) and Secret Craving (cab franc, syrah, and merlot) … . Dark Romance (100 percent chenin blanc) and Secret Craving (cab franc, syrah, and merlot) … .