Italian tasting menu
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. through Friday
Vega Tapas Cafe, 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007
The cafe continues its series exploring Mediterranean cuisines with a tasting menu ($27 dinner, optional $15 wine pairing) of Italian dishes from chef Glen Hogh.
>Dan Stein's Beer 101: Southern Beer
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Co., 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
Dan Stein of Stein's Market and Deli and Derek Lintern of NOLA Brewing lead a tasting of Southern beers, cheeses and meats. Tickets $25.
French Market Fare
2 p.m. Sunday
French Market, Ursulines at Gov. Nicholls streets
NOLA Green Roots Director Joseph Brock demonstrates a dish featuring local produce. The nonprofit supports the creation of community gardens to raise fruits and vegetables and teaches youth how to tend a garden.