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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Joseph Decuis begins summer dining events

Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain now offering chocolate-covered strawberries

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Joseph Decuis in Roanoke is hosting a wine tasting in the courtyard 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $25. If you're a member of the Wagyu and Wine Club, you can get in an hour early, at 5:30 p.m., and don't have to pay the $25. RSVP by emailing tforcucci@josephdecuis.com or calling 672-1715.

•The May Vineyard Luncheon features the foods and wines of the Loire Valley in France. The luncheon is noon May 25. On the menu: frog legs, pork rillete, Wagyu steak frites, hand-cut fries and fruit crepes. Cost: $35 for the four-course lunch, or $50 paired with two glasses of wine. For reservations, call 672-1715.

•Also, Joseph Decuis begins its Blue Jeans, Beer and BBQ nights May 24 and continues them 5-8 p.m. every Friday through the summer. It's casual, no reservations are required and you can wear shorts and bring your kids. If it's storming, they won't be serving.

Joseph Decuis is at 191 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Chocolate-covered strawberries

Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain recently introduced chocolate-covered, fresh strawberry gift boxes and party platters that can be delivered. The fresh strawberries are covered in FWCF's hand-blended gourmet chocolate, which is available in three flavors: milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate.

Wrapped gift boxes filled with 15 chocolate-covered strawberries are available for $25 if picked up by the customer, or for $32 if delivered to the gift recipient within a 30-mile radius of Fort Wayne. A party platter with three dozen chocolate-covered strawberries also can be purchased for $60, plus $6 for delivery to area locations.

“Because our chocolate is dairy-free and gluten-free, we are not limited in having to refrigerate, although we do keep the strawberries cool until delivery time,” FWCF owner Angela Dippel said in a news release. To place an order, call 466-0990 or 486-8279. FWCF is at 8925 Arbor View Court. Online: Go to www.FortWayneChocolateFountain.com.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, e-mail clarson@news-sentinel.com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. This column is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The News-Sentinel. To read other columns, go to http://www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.