Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge, will host Beer & Bites, a tasting competition by local brewers, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
The free event, geared toward young professionals, also hopes to raise awareness of the local fight against cancer.
Reservations are required and space is limited. Email RSVP@marybird.com or call (225) 215-1248.
The Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, will host a variety of leisure classes in the coming weeks.
The classes will include Sauces 101, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Cajun Dinner Party, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; Thanksgiving 101, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 12; Cajun Creole Basics, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1; and Mastering the Art of the Quick Bread, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 10.
For a full listing of classes, visit http://www.lci.edu/leisureclasses or call (225) 769-8820.Advance purchase is required.
The Louisiana Feast of Fields 2012, a five-course meal featuring Louisiana ingredients prepared by local chefs under the direction of chef Ryan André, will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and wine pairings will be provided by Ponchartrain Vineyards.
Tickets are $100 and seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit the Burden Center and the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Call (225) 763-3990.
METAIRIE — Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown has inaugurated an open-air fall concert series, Deanie’s Bucktober Wednesdays, which will run each Wednesday evening through Nov. 7.
The event features live music, drink specials and seafood from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. outside of Deanie’s Seafood’s Original Bucktown location, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie.
NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, in Riverwalk Marketplace-Julia Street entrance, has scheduled two Halloween-themed events this weekend.
The first, a children’s program focusing on healthful Halloween treats, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Orleans museum. Cost is $5 per child or free to members.
At the program, participants will create bite-sized Halloween snacks which can also be used as appetizers for parties. Among the treats will be spider crackers, apricot jack-o-lanterns and carrot witch fingers.
Children must be preregistered. Call the museum at (504) 569-0405 or purchase a ticket online at http://www.southernfood.org.
The weekend’s second event will be a pie-eating contest at 2 p.m. Sunday during the French Market’s fourth annual Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival.
Liz Williams, the museum’s director, will preside over the contest, which will feature Loretta’s Pralines’ sweet potato pies. She will discuss Southern pie culture.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum each week hosts a cooking demonstration or culinary conversation at the Farmers Market stage, between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls streets.
Go to http://www.southernfood.org or http://www.frenchmarket.org for more information.
NEW ORLEANS — Tickets have gone on sale for Tales of the Toddy, the spirited event at which New Orleans’ best mixologists create holiday-inspired cocktails while local chefs serve tastings from their holiday menus.
It will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.
The event also will include a holiday market featuring gifts from several local retailers.
Tickets are $30.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to the website http://www.talesofthecocktail.com.
A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the nonprofit United States Bartenders Guild.
Advocate Food staff
Editor’s note: The brief about Feast of the Fields was corrected to say a five-course meal would be served.
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