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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Fat Tuesday, Beer Releases, and Mixology

Monday

Cooking Class With Chef Jean-Pierre
Join in the last installment of a five-part cooking series with chef Jean-Pierre at his culinary school (1436 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). The last class of the series, called “How to Prepare the Perfect Meal,” is this week at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $350. Visit CookingSchoolsOfAmerica.com/ChefJeanPierre.

Farm to Kitchen
Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton) has just launched its healthy culinary classes, titled “Farm to Kitchen.” The classes cost $10 and will inform participants about cooking techniques, seasonal ingredients, and more. The class is from 6 to 7 p.m. with this day’s class titled “Heavenly Healthy Chocolate Desserts.” Visit FarmersTableBoca.com and EventBrite.com.

Tuesday

Fat Tuesday at Tarpon Bend
There’s no need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Fat Tuesday: Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) has it covered. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be Louisiana-style meals as well as Hurricane Pitchers. Just remember to keep your top on. Visit tarponbend.com.

Wednesday

Mixology Bash at Bistro Ten Zero One
Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will feature a cocktail party headed by mixologist Roberto Cofresí. The cocktails will be paired with food by Chef Christian Quiñones, and there will also be lectures as well as cocktail demonstrations. The dinner is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $73. Visit bit.ly/bistro0210.

Pizza Party at Pizzacraft Artisan Pizzeria
Pizzacraft Artisan Pizzeria (330 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to purchase a bottle of wine and pizza for only $30 from 4 p.m. to close. Wine varietals include Chianti or Pinot Grigio. Visit PizzaCraftPizzeria.com.

The Love Below Bottle Release
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38 St., Oakland Park) will be releasing a double barrel-aged Imperial Russian Stout. The limited edition beer, called “The Love Below,” will be on drafts starting at 5 p.m. and in bottles at 7 p.m. Bottles are $25 and are limited at two per person. Visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.

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Wayback Wednesday Party
The inaugural Wayback Wednesday will be at Max's Social House (116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach). Starting at 8 p.m., the first 25 attendees will receive a vintage Falcon House T-shirt (the establishment before Max's Social House). There will be pineapple jalapeño margaritas priced at $5 as well as music by DJ Fono. Visit sohodelray.com.

Thursday

Farmer’s Market at Whole Foods
For free, check out samples and displays of food at the Pembroke Pines Whole Foods Market (14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines). The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. and recurs weekly. Visit wholefoods.com.

Meet the Brewer
Stone Brewing Co.’s craft beer ambassador will be gracing Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) with his presence. Bill Sysak, aka Dr. Bill, will speak about his beer expertise as he is a Certified Cicerone®, or a professional in choosing, obtaining, and serving craft beers. Craft Beer Cartel will be offering growler fills and samples of rare Stone products. There will be Stone Tap Takeover at the Riverside Market following. This event is from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit their Facebook page.

Amore with Norma
A winetasting will be presented before the 7:30 p.m. showing of the 19th-century opera Norma at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Broward Center Arts Ambassador and James Beard Award-winning wine authority Lyn Farmer will be present at the Performing Arts’ Intermezzo Lounge to speak about wine and how location affects taste. Admission for the tasting package includes the opera, winetasting, and access to the lounge along with the food and drinks featured. The food and drinks at the lounge will be priced at a 30 percent savings. Packages start at $32 per person. This tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit riverwalkae.com and use the code Norma20 before selecting your seats and going through checkout for this package.

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form


Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.

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