Top Chefs Holiday Tasting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday
Franco's Athletic Club, 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville, (985) 792-0200
The event features food from area restaurants including La Provence, Annadele's Plantation, Acme Oyster House, Jacmel Inn, Impastato Cellars, Garcia's Famous Mexican Food and others. There's a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Covington Food Bank. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Jingle Bells & Beer
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
New Orleans City Park, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, (504) 482-4888
The event features amusement rides, beer from NOLA Brewing, Gordon Biersch and Sticky Foot Brew, food from Byblos, Crepes a la Cart and Louisiana Pizza Kitchen in the French Quarter and others and music by Hazy Ray. Attendees must be 21 to enter. Tickets $40 in advance, $35 in advance for City Park members, $45 at the gate.
Vineaux on da Bayou
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314; www.pearlwineco.com
The tasting features wine from seven local distributors and food from Treo, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, St. James Cheese Co., Katie's Restaurant and Bar and Toulouse Gourmet. A portion of proceeds benefits the Mid-City Business Association. Tickets $35.