Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Brunch Class, Bar Crawl, Coffee Talk + Wine Tour
Brunch Cooking Class
Anne Fishbein Border Grill tacos from Plate 2013
Learn to cook a Mexican-inspired brunch from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.
The chefs will demonstrate how to make Border Bloody Maria; guava empanada; heirloom bean and bacon tostada; Peruvian shrimp and grits; and La Bomba rice pudding.
WHAT: Brunch Cooking Class
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Border Grill, 445 S. Figueroa St., dwntwn.
COST: $75 includes class demonstration, a multicourse brunch, cocktails and a recipe booklet.
Santa Monica's Official St. Paddy's Day Bar Crawl
The "official" St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl in Santa Monica starts with registration at Barney's Beanery, where you'll receive a wristband, a cup and a map with drink specials and corresponding times. Participating venues include Ye Olde King's Head and the Britannia.
WHAT: Santa Monica's Official St. Paddy's Day Bar Crawl
WHEN: Saturday, March 16
WHERE: Barnery's Beanery, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
COST: $10 (plus $1.95 fee) for a ticket to Saturday's bar crawl (registration 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.); $15 (plus $1.95 fee) for a two-day pass inclusive of three events
From the Ground Up: Sustainable Coffee Culture
Hear a panel of coffee insiders -- Alexandra Katona-Carroll (Coffee Quality Institute), Angel Orozco (Cafecito Orgánico), Jay Ruskey (Good Land Organics), and Peter Giuliano (Specialty Coffee Association of America) -- on what goes into your coffee, from seed to roasted bean, at the Mark Taper Auditorium. Cafecito Orgánico will provide a prepanel coffee tasting.
WHAT: From the Ground Up: Sustainable Coffee Culture
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., dwntwn.
Temecula Valley Wine Country Tour
The Temecula wine-tasting tour starts with a 90-minute ride from Hollywood to Riverside County. Once in Temecula, there will be a tour of three wineries, followed by a wine tasting (fees not included) with options from more than 30 wineries. Afterward, there is a two-hour window of exploration in one's choice of Old Town Temecula or Pechanga Casino.
WHAT: Temecula Valley Wine Country Tour
WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Temecula Wine Valley
COST: $50 (plus $8 service fee) through Goldstar
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445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA