The Wines of Southern Rhone
6 p.m. Tuesday
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000
Windsor Court Hotel sommelier Bill Burkhart hosts a class exploring wines from France's Rhone region, including Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes du Rhone and Vacqueyras, and the area's grapes — syrah, grenache, mourvedre, cinsault and counoise. Tickets $45.
Seersucker & White Linen Wine Dinner
6 p.m. Thursday
Restaurant R'evolution, 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277vwww.revolutionnola.com
Bill Haltom, author of Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker, and Laurie Aronson, owner of Lipsey's & Haspel, speak at a five-course dinner celebrating seersucker. The meal includes passed hors d'oeuvres, chilled melon and mint soup, radicchio and kale salad, trout with crawfish stuffing and Nantua sauce, veal with blueberry demi-glace, fig and hazelnut tart and wine pairings. The dinner costs $125 plus tax and tip.
Kids in the Kitchen: Noodles!
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
There are two cooking classes for children, focusing on pasta. Kids 7 to 11 years old learn to cook macaroni and cheese at 10:30 a.m., and kids 12 to 15 make pad thai with both wheat and rice noodles at the noon session. Tickets $20 per class; $15 for Southern Food & Beverage Museum members.