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> Hurricane benefit

Starting Monday, both locations of the Pizza Plant -- 8020 Transit Road, Amherst, and 5110 Main St., Williamsville -- will run a weeklong tasting to benefit the victims of Katrina.

Owner Bob Syracuse says that for $20 per person, guests will receive samples of the following wines: Le Faux Frog Chardonnay, Mirassou Pinot Noir, Wagner semi-dry Reisling, Fat Bastard Shiraz and Blackstone Syrah.

> Flavors of Buffalo

The American Liver Foundation is presenting its second annual Flavors of Buffalo fund-raiser at which premier chefs present a five-course meal to a table of 10 guests. The event will be held Monday at the Adams Mark Hotel, and each chef will design his own creative menu.

Participating restaurants include: Orchard Park Country Club chef Kevin Robertson, Park Lane chef Beverley Garraway, Old Orchard Inn chef Jeremy Grzybowski, O chef 2-2, Audubon Room chef Mark Camalleri, Vue chef Adam Alt and Decor chef Rob McGreevy.

Tickets are $150 a person. Call (585) 281-3808.

> Wine, microbrew tasting

Next Friday, the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth annual Wine and Microbrew Tasting in the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave. On the menu: malted Scotches, aged Cognacs, wine and beer from around the world and food from Buca di Beppo, Rosina Food Products and Hanzilan Sausages. Tickets are $35 at the door. Go online to www.cheektowaga.org for more info.

If you have news of the local restaurant world, write to Restaurants, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY 14240 or e-mail jokun@buffnews.com.

-- Janice Okun

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