Here are picks from NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's food team for eating and drinking events in the weeks ahead.
WEDNESDAY (Dec. 6)
Feast of the Seven Fishes — GW Fins (808 Bienville St.), the French Quarter seafood specialist, prepares Italy's traditional holiday feast. The seven courses of seafood are each paired with a wine. $95. Call 504.581.3467.
THURSDAY (Dec. 7)
Feast of the Seven Fishes — GW Fins (808 Bienville St.) offers its holiday Italian dinner for a second night See above for details. $95. Call 504.581.3467.
FRIDAY (Dec. 8)
NOLA Distilling Turns One — NOLA Distilling (3715 Tchoupitoulas St.) celebrates its first year in business with tours, specials on flights and music by Where Y'acht from 7–9:30 p.m. Free. 4-9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY (Dec. 9)
SoBou at SoFAB — SoBou's chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez and bartender Laura Bellucci lead a cooking and cocktail demonstration at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1609 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.). Free with museum admission. 1–2 p.m.
L'Ordre de Bon Temps dinner — Chef Michael Doyle of Press Street Station (5 Press St.) cooks a traditional, six-course Quebecois holiday feast. $50; $75 with wine and port pairings. Call 504.249.5622.
TUESDAY (Dec. 12)
"Cooking Up a Storm" signing — Judy Walker signs copies of her classic New Orleans cookbook at Kitchen Witch Books (1452 N. Broad St.). Free. 5–7 p.m.
Feast of the Seven fishes at Josephine Estelle — The restaurant at the Ace hotel (600 Carondelet St.) has invited local chefs, including Ryan Prewitt of Pêche, Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette and Nina Compton of Compère Lapin, to help cook a five-course traditional, Italian holiday dinner. Benefits the Gulf Restoration Network. $125 with drinks. 6 p.m. Call 504.930.3070.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 16 — Made in Louisiana Festival at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Jan. 20 — Bal Masqué, a benefit for the Link Stryjewski Foundation, brings in chefs from across the country. This year, the Haitian group RAM will headline.
Jan. 28 — The annual King Cake Festival benefits Ochsner Hospital for Children.
March 15 — Top Taco, the taco festival and competition, comes back for its second year and moves to Woldenberg Park.
March 23-24 — Hogs for the Cause, the popular barbecue cookoff to benefit children with pediatric brain cancer, returns to the grounds outside the UNO Lakefront Arena.
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