What’s Happening: BR Irish Club wine, food event set

Baton Rouge Irish Club holds wine, food event

Award-winning chef Matt Murphy, of The Irish House, New Orleans, will prepare the foods for The Baton Rouge Irish Club’s annual Wine and Food Experience at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Celtic Media Centre, 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge.

The event also includes live music by the band North Channel and a silent auction. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass. Proceeds will help fund the 2014 Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival.

Tickets are $30 for Irish Club members and $35 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at the Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, and at The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Blvd., New Orleans. Call Laura McDavitt at (225) 241-2318 for more information or go to bririshclub.com.

Learn how to make tamales for tailgating

Dana DeLatte, founder of Sharp Cook, will offer a step-by-step cooking class, Tailgating With Tamales, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Alexander’s Highland Market, 18111 Highland Road, Baton Rouge.

In addition to authentic Cajun-style tamales, the menu will include fresh chunky salsa; an easy appetizer or side dish; and chocolate tamale for dessert.

Cost is $38 per person. Call (225) 247-2632 to register or go to SharpCook.com.

Celebrate ‘Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day’

Want to test your agility with a keg roll or cabbage toss, learn Irish dancing or try minipints of Guinness? Then head to The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, on Sept. 13-15 for its “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.”

The weekend-long party will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 with an Irish cooking demonstration at the French Quarter Market, followed by music with Beth Patterson. The party continues at the restaurant from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information, call (504) 595-6755 or go to theirishhouseneworleans.com.

Compiled by Advocate staff