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Get Ready For The Grill Make your reservations now for a wonderful wine dinner, featuring George Foote of Beaulieu Vineyard. Five courses of food and wine pairings will include juniper peppercorn-seared boneless duck breast with roasted shallot and merlot demi-glace paired with Beauliue Merlot Napa '98, char-grilled tournedos of beef with wild mushroom ragout paired with Beaulieu Tapestry reserve '97 and much more. $90, plus tax and tip. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at The Grill at Feather Sound. Call 727-571-3400 to reserve.

Learn To Love Vegetarian Work side by side with chef Dawn preparing her favorite vegetarian fare, like stuffed tofu with shiitake mushrooms and toasted walnuts, spicy pasta with broccoli, white beans, leeks and bleu cheese sauce and more. $45 pp. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Home Gourmet, 471 Main St. Dunedin. 727-736-6400. www.homegourmet.cc

Shake It, You Smoothie Vegetarian chef Debby DeGraaff gets you all shook up as she teaches you how to make delicious, healthy shakes and smoothies in this free class. 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, and again 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-873-7428.

Raise Your Temperature Join chef Kathy in exploring Barbara Kafka's high-temperature roasting cookbook and discover the difference raising your temperature can make in dishes like succulent roast capon, fresh spinach in coconut milk, pumpkin soup and much more. $34. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400. www.homegourmet.cc

Cooking With Herbs Wondering how to use all those fresh herbs in the market? This class teaches you all about fresh herbs and how to pair them with foods, in dishes like sweet and spicy duck with garlic and mint, sauteed spinach and pears with thyme, and much more. $35. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400 www.homegourmet.cc.

Save the Everglades Tell the folks at Native Seafood you want to save the Everglades, and they'll give you a free bottle of wine! Native Seafood will serve a free bottle of Banrock Station chardonnay or merlot with every order for two dinner entrees, any Monday through Thursday until May 31. Banrock Station will donate a portion of its sales to the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation to promote and restore Florida's historic river of grass. Native Seafood is located at 5901 Sun Blvd. (inside the Shopping Village of Isla Del Sol). Open for dinner only 4-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 727-866-8772.

WINE

They're Hot, Hot, Hot Taste and discuss wines from some of the hottest wine producing regions of Spain. $30. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Wines By Morrell Florida, 2009 N. 22nd St., Tampa. 813-241-8587.

The Stinky Cheese Man may not be in attendance at Grand Cru Wine Cellar's weekly Friday work week wine-down, but their fabulous, artisan-made stinky cheese will be, along with imported beer and wines. $12 with $5 off purchase that night. 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grand Cru Wine Cellar, 11724 N. Dale Mabry (inside Main Street Shopping Center) in Tampa. 813-269-8463.

Taste The Super Tuscans Examine the history behind Italy's greatest table wines, the Super Tuscans. $50. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Wines by Morrell Florida, 2009 N. 22nd St., Tampa. 813-241-8587.

More Tuscany Join the Wine Professor in a tasting and discussion of the wines of Tuscany. $10 with $5 off any wine purchase. 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at The Grapevine at Westchase, 12125 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa. 813-818-WINE, www.grapevinewestchase.com.

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