This Tuesday, April 30, at Crescent City Farmers Market, look for a cooking demonstration by Steve McHugh, executive sous-chef at Bacco (310 Chartres St., 522-2426). Mexican-American farmer and market vendor Diana Mendez will be rolling tamales during the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday. Louisiana strawberries are luscious right now and going for about $12 per flat. Consider storing some away for smoothies next winter. The Tuesday market is at 200 Broadway St. and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Saturday market is at 700 Magazine St. and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. The Thursday market is at 3700 Orleans Ave. and runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 861-5898 or visit www.loyola.edu/ccfm.
Class in Session
Two springtime dates remain for the cooking demonstration classes offered by the Savvy Gourmet Cooking School in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Parks Department. Sign up to see Emanuel Loubier of Dante's Kitchen (736 Dante St., 861-3121) in action on Monday, May 13; Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's (3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583) will cook the following Thursday, May 23. For more information visit www.savvy-gourmet.com. Call Barbara Scherer at 736-6999, ext. 114 to register for classes.
The expanding Single Gourmet group (the local chapter now has about 350 members) is dining at Impastato's (3400 16th St., Metairie, 455-1545) on Friday, May 10. Call 885-1831 to reserve a space for the $48 all-inclusive dinner. -- Roahen