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Food & Drink events (May 16-22, 2016) 

May 18
Bone Bourbon cocktail event

6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111
The event features Bone Bourbon cocktails paired with hors d'oeuvres. Ginger and mint tuna crudo is served with a Bone ginger julep. Texas barbecued quail is paired with a blackberry and dark chocolate bitters Manhattan. A Pimm's Elderflower Kentucky mule is complemented by pickled shrimp with mango and avocado relish. Tickets are $45, plus tax and tip.

May 21
Asian Heritage Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 861-2537;
The Asian/Pacific American Society festival highlights food and culture from nations including China, Japan, Indonesia, Bangladesh,  Philippines, Vietnam and others. Dishes include bacon-wrapped  tempura-fried shrimp and tea leaf salad. Entertainment includes dance, music and martial arts demonstrations. Free with regular zoo admission.

May 21
Kids in the Kitchen: Ice Cream

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & noon-1-p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
The cooking classes feature ice cream, cookies and more. Children ages 7 to 11 bake cookies and make ice cream sandwiches in the 10:30 a.m. class. Kids ages 12 to 15 make exotic ice cream flavors and toppings for sundaes at the noon session. Make reservations online or at (504) 267-7490. Tickets $20, $15 for museum members.

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