King cake party
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Wednesday
Pizza NOLA, 141 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0731
Pizza NOLA celebrates Twelfth Night with the arrival of king cakes from Dong Phuong bakery. There will be king cakes, breakfast dishes such as king cake French toast, music by Benny Grunch and the Bunch and book signings by Peggy Scott Laborde and Judi Bottoni, authors of New Orleans Mardi Gras Moments.
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
Alsace is influenced by France and Germany and is known for cheeses such as Muenster and pinot blanc, riesling and gewurztraminer wines. This tasting features wines and cheeses of the region as well as charcuterie by Cleaver & Co. and bread from Bellegarde Bakery. Reservations required. Tickets are $35.
Pakenham's Final Supper
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) 523-2222
The themed dinner honors the U.S. victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815. The meal includes crab croquette with remoulade, British onion soup, battered cod with truffle fries, beef short rib osso buco, sponge cake with berries, period cocktails, wine and more. Actors portray Gen. Sir Edward Pakenham and other British officers, and there is period music. The dinner costs $139 including tax and tip.