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Whole Foods hosting kids cooking class

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 feature Mother’s Day treats kids can make by themselves. Children ages of 7 to 12 are welcome.

Cost is $10. To make reservations, call (225) 218-0452.

Whole Foods plans activities in Metairie

Whole Foods Market’s Metairie location, 3420 Veterans Blvd., will hold a pair of activities next week.

The market will hold a Lemonade Day registration from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Satuday. Lemonade Day teaches children about entrepreneurship, a news release says.

Call (504) 888-8225.

Starting at 6 p.m. April 15, the store will demonstrate how to make herbed cream, Boursin, cheddar and sharp blue cheeses dairy-free and vegan. The class is $5. Email caitlin.parys@wholefoods.com to register.

Bayou Blast held
at Manning’s in N.O.

NEW ORLEANS — Manning’s Restaurant, 519 Fulton St., along with Bayou Teche Brewing, is hosting the Bayou Blast from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday in April.

Guests will get a 3-pound tray of boiled crawfish and a sampling of Bayou Teche’s seasonal beer for $18. Live music will be provided by the Lost Bayou Ramblers on April 13 and April 27, and by the Soul Express Brass Band on April 20. Call (877) 346-4642.

Pop-up restaurant Purloo holds dinners

NEW ORLEANS — Purloo, a pop-up restaurant by chef Ryan Hughes, opens every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Creole Gardens Bed & Breakfast, 1415 Prytania St.

A precursor to the brick-and-mortar restaurant in the new Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which will be located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Purloo explores Southern culinary history in a series of five-course, prix-fixe dinners.

On April 17, Hughes explores the tastes of Jamaica with a menu of West African red snapper escovitch, jerk chicken and coco bread.

Call (504) 430-1840 or email nolapurloo@gmail.com.

Mysterious picnic event coming to N.O.

NEW ORLEANS — Dîner en Blanc, a picnic that takes place in 20 cities around the world, is coming to New Orleans at 7 p.m. April 20.

The location for the mysterious dinner for a crowd of 1,200 white-garbed guests is announced the day of the event. Guests will meet in groups of 20 to 40 at pickup locations in Kenner, New Orleans East, downtown and the Westbank.

Guests are asked to bring their own food, tables, chairs, glasses, silver and white linen for the chic evening picnic. Diners will enjoy their picnic with live music and dancing.

Visit http://neworleans.dinerenblanc.info.

Compiled by Food staff