Happenings for Feb. 21, 2013

N.O. Food, Beverage Museum plans events

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum at the Riverwalk Marketplace, 500 Port of Orleans Place, New Orleans, will host two programs in the coming weeks.

Homemade Pretzels, 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 23, is geared toward children. Participants will make the dough, shape pretzels and boil them. Children can finish the baking process at home. Preregistration ends Feb. 21.

Cost is $5 for nonmembers, free for SoFAB members. Visit http://southernfood.org/sofab/?p=4360 or call (504) 569-0405.

The second program will be a book signing and discussion of “Ice Cream: A Global History” by Laura Weiss, which will begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 27. This event is free. Call (504) 569-0405.

L’Auberge casino bar to hold beer dinner

The Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at L’Auberge Casino Hotel, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge, is hosting a Tin Roof Brewing Co. beer dinner starting with drinks at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

The four-course meal will include blonde poached oysters; bouillabaisse with seared red fish, crawfish dumplings and a crawfish Voodoo beer broth; braised pork belly served with mashed slow-braised okra and a chocolate hazelnut cake with coffee porter foam and a salted caramel gelato, all featuring various Tin Roof brews.

Tickets are $45 per person. Visit https://www.lbatonrouge.com/tin-roof-beer-dinner or call (225) 224-4105.

Kids Dish cooking class set Saturday

Tracey Koch and Stephanie Riegel will teach a Kids Dish cooking class from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Whole Foods, 7529 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge.

The menu will include dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients that kids can prepare on their own.

The class is open to ages 7 to 12. Cost is $10 and registration is required. Call (225) 218-0452.

Beer dinner planned at Tin Roof Brewing

The Truck, the Brewer and the Blogger III: 3 is a Magic Number, a pop-up beer dinner, will be 7 p.m. March 14 at the Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge.

Food blogger Jay Ducote of http://www.biteandbooze.com, Taco de Paco’s Aaron Brown and Christina Stephens will team up to create a five-course meal.

The first course will be a trio of Zapp’s potato chips topped with pork prepared three ways and served with Tin Roof Perfect Tin Amber Ale, followed by a second course of crab tacos on a blue corn tortilla; a pesto and roasted red pepper taco; and a chili-roasted duck and peach taco, all served with Tin Roof Blonde Ale.

The third course will feature wings: a Korean fried chicken wing with chili sauce; a ginger sesame duck wing with pepper jelly; and a tandoori-style hot wing with curry lentil cause, all served with Juke Joint IPA.

Dubbed the Crawfish Trinity, the fourth course features an open-faced crawfish pie; a bacon-wrapped crawfish and smoked gouda stuffed poblano pepper; and a crawfish etouffee arancini, served alongside Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale.

Finally, a Louisiana strawberry cupcake, with strawberry cake, strawberry compote and strawberry caviar, will be served with Bourbon-Barrel Aged Coffee Porter.

Tickets are $60 and beer is free. Space is limited. You must be 21 to attend. Visit http://tbb3.eventbrite.com for tickets and information.

Compiled by Food staff