Carnevale, known as Mardi Gras in the states, is the celebration of the ancient Italian feasting festival, in preparation of the Lenten season. On Fat Tuesday, March 4, enjoy gluttony at its finest with a succulent 5-course Italian meal with perfectly paired robust Italian wines. Carnevale, deeply saturated with historical Italian roots, remains quite a modern celebration. The colorful gathering is well-known for its guests donning intricate masks and costumes. Feel free to come in traditional costumed garb or just as you are. Either way, its time to celebrate with dancing and feasting. Reservations required.
Tuesday, March 4. 6:30pm. $95 (+tax and gratuity). Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3411 Washtenaw Ave. 734-971-0484. paesanosannarbor.com