Second Line Brewery tasting
7:30 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485
The tasting features three ales from Second Line Brewing, each paired with two cheeses. Tickets $35.
Whole grain baking with Bellegarde and Gracious
1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University,
300 N. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 988-9108
Chefs Graison Gill of Bellegarde Bakery and Megan Forman of Gracious Bakery + Cafe lead a class on baking whole grain breads and pastries. Attendees will prepare and sample ciabatta, Kalamata olive hummus, cornmeal muffins and chocolate rye cookies. Tickets $50.
Papa's Pilar Rum dinner
6:30 p.m. Monday
Palace Cafe, 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661
Cocktail historian Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another — about cocktails mentioned in Ernest Hemingway's writings — presents drinks at a multicourse dinner featuring quail with rum, sherry and golden raisin mustard, grilled mahi mahi with charred mango vinaigrette and rum-soaked Cuba libre cake with charred lime ice cream. Tickets $85 including tax and tip.