The next two weekends will see special summer parties at 610 Magnolia that make fun seasonal use of the Wine Studio and Garden across the street from the restaurant at 610 W. Magnolia Ave.

Friday, June 23, 6:30 p.m., 610 Magnolia will host a Pizza & Punch Party in the Wine Studio across the street from the restaurant.

Chef Kevin Ashworth will fire up the wood-burning pizza oven, knead a big batch of dough, toss up some crusts and top them with seasonal ingredients and house-cured meats. The pizza dinner will be served family style, along with some other treats to round out the Italian style feast. Carefully selected wines and beers will be available for separate purchase.

Cost for pizza and canapés is $45; alcoholic beverages are extra.

And the following weekend, Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m., there will be a Garden Cocktail Party also at the Wine Studio.

The fresh herbs and greens grown in the 610 garden go into more than just the food.  Stacie Stewart, the new Beverage Director who will oversee cocktails for MilkWood and the forthcoming venture, Whiskey Dry, will create fresh cocktails with herbal notes straight from the 610 Greenhouse.  Chef Kevin Ashworth will conduct greenhouse tours, and devise seasonal canapés paired with the summer cocktails.

The menu will feature three unique cocktails and an array of small bites.

$40 for 3 cocktails and canapés.

For either event, e-mail or call (502) 636-0783 for reservations.