Kathy Cary - Lilly's

April’s gifts: showers, flowers and really cool dinners

Yeah, we know Derby’s coming and that some really swell events will fall in the last week of April. But until then, we wanted to keep you up to date on three great dining events scheduled earlier in the month (in order of occurrence):

Nulu Dishcrawl: Don’t know about Dishcrawl? It’s a business that stages progressive dinners in neighborhoods around town. (There are a couple dozen Dishcrawl businesses in multiple restaurant cities across the country.) The catch is the restaurants are kept secret until a day before the event.

Anyway, on April 16, the featured neighborhood is NuLu, and given that there are no dining duds in that stretch, you can bet it’ll be a doozy. Price is $45 per person, gratuity and adult beverages not included. To learn more or make a reservation, click here.

Lilly’s hosting Shug Wine dinner: (pictured) Lilly’s + high-end wines = money well spent. If you’re an oenophile and know a thing or two about Schug Carneros Estate Winery, you know this is swell sippin’.

On April 24, Lilly’s is serving a four-course dinner paired with glasses of Schug wines. If you like things such as lump crab, truffle, striped bass and lamb, just imagine all that aligned with some of California’s top vino. Plus, Schug winemaker Michael Cox will attend the dinner to take questions. Cost is $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

One night only, La Coop turns Italian: NuLu’s lone French bistro will serve a full-on Italian meal dubbed Lunedi Cena Osteria dinner on April 29.

The three course meal centers on rustic Italian dishes (as in beef cheek ravioli, and salted branzino) paired with Italian wines.

This one’s a bargain: $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included). La Coop’s a small place, so act quickly to get your reservation. Click here for the menu and more info on how to get your seat.