South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Wine, Baking, and More

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Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida, where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting goings-on, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

See Also: May's Restaurant Openings and Closings


Negroni Week at Kapow!

This week, it's time to drink for a cause at Kapow! Noodle Bar. For every Negroni ordered, the bar is donating $1 to Boca Helping Hands.


Fashion Show

Let your inner fashion editor out at Kaluz. The waterfront restaurant is hosting a fashion show with Think Magazine on Tuesday night. There is no cost to attend. It starts at 5 p.m.

Jack's Joint Charity Fund Raiser for the Special Olympics Broward

Raising funds for a charity is always a good thing. But the events can often be boring and stuffy. On Tuesday, Stache 1920's Drinking Den is hosting a benefit for the Special Olympics Broward County. It includes a blackjack tournament, live swing band, open bar, food as well as silent and live auctions. The cost to attend is $85. Visit specialolympicsflorida.org/broward-jacks-joint.

Wine Tasting

Time to taste some wine this Tuesday. Sage French Cafe is hosting its monthly tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sample an array of vino for $14 per person.

New Thai Cuisine

In South Florida there's a Thai-sushi joint on the corner of nearly every street. Sure, it's good. But wouldn't it be nice to whip of some different Thai options on your own? Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School will show you how on Tuesday. At 7:30 p.m., it's hosting a New Thai cuisine class, with creative recipes like Thai curry chicken cake and sticky rice with coconut cream. The cost to attend is $68 per person. Visit cookingschoolsofamerica.com/chefjeanpierre.

Women + Wine

Girl's nights tend to be a good time -- there's no dealing with any pesky pick-up lines. On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., join the wine-loving ladies of women + wine at Vic & Angelo's in Palm Beach Gardens. For $10 in advance, $15 at the door eat (complimentary hors d'oeuvres), drink (one glass of wine), and be merry with other lady wine lovers. Visit savortonight.com/event-registration.


Three-Day Baking 101 Series

They say cooking is an art and baking is a science -- some things use exact directions for a reason. If you're looking to find your inner pastry chef, Publix Aprons Cooking School in Plantation is offering a three-day baking course starting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For three consecutive Wednesdays, the hands-on course will go over the basics of breads and baked goods. The cost to attend is $150. Visit publix.com/aprons/schools/Plantation.


Garden Party and Wine Tasting

Being honored as one of Fort Lauderdale's finest is a pretty big deal. Lindsey Bowdouris of Que Bella Photography has been handpicked as one of the honorees for Fort Lauderdale's Finest Gala for Cystic Fibrosis. To raise funds for the organization, she's hosting a garden party and wine tasting at Eucalyptus Gardens on Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. For $30 per person, tickets include a wine tasting compliments of Chateau D'Vine Wine Tapas and Cheese, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, desserts by New Day Bakery (gluten free) pastries and a raffle ticket for the 50/50 raffle as well as live entertainment by John Dyche.

SALT7's " ZOO of an Anniversary Party"

If there are two things we can all agree on, it's birthdays and fuzzy animals. On Thursday, Salt 7 is hosting a zoo-themed soiree with free food, complimentary champagne, a live D.J., and sexy, exotic people -- maybe some cats of prey. The restaurant is teaming up with a wildlike foundation to raise awareness for safari animals -- not cougars, sorry. The event kicks off at 9 p.m.

Ally's Corner -Grilled Stone Fruit

Summer is here, which means it's time to take your cooking outside -- it'll help keep down the A/C bills. On Thursday, Whole Foods Market in Fort Lauderdale is offering a free demo with tips and tricks for your next outdoor culinary excursion. The store is going over the ins and outs of grilling stone fruit from 5 to 7 p.m.

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