Learn more about South African food and wine and meet some of the region's cutest ambassadors at Mystic Aquarium's themed event Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
The cocktail party features a sampling of South African-style hors d'ouevres and wines, with passed and stationary bites including spicy grilled peri peri prawns with fried leeks and orange glaze, sweet potato cake with mango chutney, grilled South African sausage skewer, sosaties (pork and apricot kabobs), grilled chicken skewer with Monkeygland (a traditional steak sauce), tomato frikkadels (spicy meatballs) and melktert with baked banana and caramel sauce.
Guests of honor, South African penguins, will make an appearance with their trainers. The event also features live music and a cash bar.
Tickets are $34.95; guests must be 21 or over to attend. 860-572-5955 ext. 520; mysticaquarium.org.