Wine and fine food are a matched pair, like Cagney and Lacey or Wayne Gretzky and the only thing people remember about hockey. Slap shot your face with flavor with today's Groupon: for $35, you get entry to Wine Tasting 101, an eight-course dinner with wine pairings from Occasions Divine at Signature, located in the Indianapolis Propylaeum on North Delaware Street (a $75 value). This event generally takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a full list of current dates and additional sessions available on Occasions Divine's website.
Signature at the Indianapolis Propylaeum dishes out elegant eats from within the 120-year-old confines of a three-story Victorian clubhouse. Sashay into the stately structure for a palate-powered plate parade that will match eight courses—from salad and soup to pasta, chicken, and beef—with eight pairings of gourmet grape juice, all while serving up libationary wisdom, such as the proper steps in vino evaluation and how a wine uses its "legs" to perform historical square dances on captivated tongues. Doors open at 6 p.m. for tours of the home, with the three-hour meal beginning promptly at 7 p.m. to make sure guests' vehicles don't revert back into pumpkins or cottages sitting on a pair of chicken legs.
When Occasions Divine planted its roots in a trio of historic locales, the event-hosting company made sure to keep most of the buildings' original décor and architecture intact while adding modern kitchens and other amenities. The staff orchestrates an ever-changing combination of themed dinners, wine and beer pairings, multiple-course meals, performances, and art classes. Pick a date and a mystery at one of many historic Indy spots.