FoodDining: Classes and events - Including Deacon Jones and Vince Ferragamo lunch at Morton's in L.A., healing foods class in Westlake Village, call for county fair recipe contest
Jul 13, 2011 (Menafn - Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Classes
Let's Get Cookin': Regional Italian Cooking and Wine, 6:30 p.m. today (95); Mexican Margarita and Taco Bar Party, 6:30 p.m. Friday (85 per person; 150 per couple); Mango Madness, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (60); Southern Style Grilling, 6:30 p.m. July 20 (85); More Macaroons, 6:30 p.m. July 21 (85); Casual Dinner by the Pool, 6:30 p.m. July 22 (85 per person; 150 per couple); Vegetarian Grill, 6:30 p.m. July 26 (75); Crazy for Crab Workshop, 6:30 p.m. July 27 (85); Sushi, Sashimi and Sake Party, 6:30 p.m. July 29 (85; 150 couples). Reservations required. Classes at 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. 818-991-3940. www.letsgetcookin.com.
Cook LA: Gourmet Vegetarian, 6:45 p.m. Thursday (75); Around the World Tapas, 7 p.m. Friday (75); Knife Skills, 6:45 p.m. July 20 (75); Havana Tropical, 6 p.m. July 23 (75); Grilling, 6:45 p.m. July 28 (85); Eating Healthy, 6:45 p.m. July 29 (75). Reservations required. 10938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818-760-5157. www.cooklaonline.com.
California Health & Longevity Institute at the Four Seasons Hotel -- Westlake Village:
Let's Get Grilling and lunch, 11 a.m. Friday (105); Mediterranean cuisine and dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday (125); Let's Get Grilling and dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday (125); Summer Farmers Market and lunch, 11 a.m. (105). Reservations required. 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. 818-575-1114. www.chli.com/calendar/kitchen/2011 calendar/kitchen/2011
Laura Taylor at Home: Tomato Sauces, Salsas and Sides, 3-6 p.m. Sunday (65); Crudites, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23 (65); Dinner from Tuscany, 3-6 p.m. July 23 (65); Tomato Soups and Salads, 3-6 p.m. July 31 (65). Private residence in Woodland Hills. 818-716-7130. www.LauraTaylorAtHome.com.
Chez Cherie Cooking School: Tapas, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (75); Espana, 6:30 p.m. July 26 (65). Reservations required. 1401 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. 818-952-7217. www.chezcherie.com.
Sur La Table-Farmers Market location, Los Angeles: Sultry Summer Fare, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (79); Sushi 101, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (89); Advanced Knife Skills, 6:30 p.m. July 20 (59); Gourmet Pizzas of L.A., 6:30 p.m. July 21 (69); Grilling Seafood, 6:30 p.m. July 22 (79); Summer Cocktail Party, 6:30 p.m. July 23 (69); Summertime Ice Cream Treats, 11 a.m. July 24 (69); Summer Steak Night, 6:30 p.m. July 25 (69); Summer Italian Cooking, 6:30 p.m. July 26 (69); Italy, Al Fresco, 6:30 p.m. July 29 (69); French Fruit desserts, 11 a.m. July 30 (69). Reservations required; for ages 18 and older. 6333 W. Third St. 323-954-9190. www.surlatable.com.
Platine Cookies: Jamie Cantor leads three classes on making hand pies, muffins and scones, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. Each session 59. Reservations required. 10850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 310-559-9933.
Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories: The Smoking Class, 5:30 p.m. July 22 (95); Cobblers, Crisps, Crumbles and Buckles, 1 p.m. July 23 (75); Izakaya: Japanese Small Plates, 6:30 p.m. July 28 (95); Old-Fashioned Cakes, 5 p.m. July 30 (95). Reservations required. The Market, 395 Santa Monica Place. 310-656-8800. www.thegourmandiseschool.com.
Judy Zeidler -- Italy Cooks: Tasting, demo and book signing, 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Cost 20. Reservations by Aug. 8. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 877-722-4849. www.skirball.org.
Morton's The Steakhouse -- Woodland Hills: Franciscan Wine Blending Seminar, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Silent auction proceeds benefit Birdies for the Brave. Cost 45. Reservations required. 6250 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-703-7272. www.mortons.com.
Morton's the Steakhouse -- Los Angeles: Lunch With a Legend series with former Rams football players Deacon Jones and Vince Ferragamo interviewed by ESPN hosts Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley, noon July 20. Cost 50. Reservations required. 735 S. Figueroa St. 213-553-4566.
Ayur Ras Healing Foods: The Indian catering company will hold a dinner based on Hindu ayurveda principles, 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost 55 per person; 100 per couple. Reservations required. Dinner will be held in a private Westlake Village location. 805-501-4696. www.AyurRas.com.
Yotam Ottolenghi signs "Plenty," noon-2 p.m. Friday. Anthropologie, 1402 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. 310-393-4763.
Oxnard Salsa Festival Salsa Recipe Contest: Amateur chefs may enter in categories that include: fruit/specialty, green, hot, medium, mild and red. Entry fee 25. Forms available online. Deadline, Friday. Oxnard Salsa Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 30-31, Plaza Park, Fifth and B streets. 805-247-0197. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com.
Woodland Hills Wine Co.: Tastings, 2-6 p.m. Saturday: California Sauvignon Blanc (15 for five or varies by glass) and California Syrah (20 or varies by glass). 22622 Ventura Blvd. 818-222-1111. www.whwc.com.
Taste of Simi and Mega Mixer: The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the event, 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 20. Admission 30; 10 for wine tasting cards. Use shuttle service from Simi Valley High School. The Vineyards, 2525 Stow St., Simi Valley. 805-526-3900.
L'Epicerie Market: Wines of Spain tasting, 6:30 p.m. July 26. Cost 45. Reservations required. 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-815-1600. www.lepiceriemarket.com.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival: The event includes Louisiana-style crawfish, beer and wine garden and entertainment, noon-11 p.m. July 30 and noon-10 p.m. July 31. Admission 15; 33 admission and crawfish feast; 41.50 admission and craw bucket feast; online purchase prices less. Rainbow Lagoon, 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive. 562-495-5959. www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com.
Los Angeles County Fair recipe contests: Various contests including chili, enchilada, Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship, hummus, Karo Perfect Pie Contest, pie, pumpkin, tamale and Shelton's Leftover Turkey Main Dish. Entry deadline, Aug. 5. Most entry fees are 5 each. Check website for other categories and details. 909-865-4043. www.lacountyfair.com.
U-Pick Lavender: The farm is open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through July 31. Cost 5 per bunch cutting fee. New Oak Ranch, 9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. 805-640- 1189. www.newoakranch.com.
Pamela's Produce Gluten-Free Recipe contest: Easy and Delicious is the theme. Recipes must use a minimum of one Pamela's Products brand item in the recipe. Deadline Aug. 15. Grand prize winner receives 200 gift certificate www.pamelasproducts.com.
Send listings at least two weeks in advance to: Food Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax to 818-713-0058. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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