Culinary Events

CULINARY EVENTS

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FOOD

Thai Up Your Taste Buds Learn Thai cooking from chef Tin, The Thai Guy, in this hands-on class. You'll prepare crispy noodles, chicken rice soup, roast duck curry and more. $45. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400. www.homegourmet.cc.

Hot Time, Summer In The City Hot summer days call for cool, creative eats. Learn to prepare light, easy dishes like crab-stuffed wild mushrooms, smoked chicken salad with citrus yogurt dressing over mixed greens, scallop satays, wild rice salad and fruit cobbler with a brown sugar biscuit crust. $35. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400. www.homegourmet.cc.

Scavenger Hunt At Ovo Diners will be given a rhyme containing clues to a scavenger hunt for items located in the dining room. Solve the riddles and to win prizes. Noon-3 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Ovo, 515 Central Ave., St. Pete, or noon-3 p.m. Friday, June 8, at 1907 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City. 813-248-6979. Reservations requested. 727-895-5515.

Cook 'Em, Dano Chef Bret Mailhot will teach you to make the most of your grill. Learn to prepare grilled sea scallops with roasted garlic oil, broccoli with herb oil, wine-glazed chicken and grilled pears over wilted spinach. $30 per person for food, recipes and class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. June 5 at The Big Green Egg Outdoor Cooking Store, 3925 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Reservations requested. Call 813-875-3447.

WINE

This Will Tickle Your Fancy Fancy's Specialty Market offers a FREE tasting of South African wines paired with hors d'oeuvres. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at 1003 Fourth St. N., St. Pete. 727-894-5300.

It's All Greek To Me Taste and learn about Greek wines and enjoy Greek appetizers in this complimentary tasting at The Grapevine. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at The Grapevine at Westchase, 12125 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. 813-818-9463.

The Rhone Ranger You'll range all over the Rhine Valley in this tasting of great grapes, from syrah to grenache. $30 per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Wines By Morrell, 2009 N. 22nd St., Tampa. Call 813-241-8587.

Whee — It's FREE Grand Cru Wine Cellar invites you to a grand tasting of more than 80 different beers and wines just right for cool summer imbibing. 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Grand Cru Wine Cellar, 11724 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa. 813-269-8463 or www.grandcruwinecellar.com.

Bonny Doon Doings Cilantro Grill (a.k.a. New City Bistro) hosts a wine dinner featuring the award-winning wines of Bonny Doon. Expect the unexpected at this dinner and tasting. $49.95 per person. Reception 7 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Cilantro Grill and Cantina, 3333 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-805-0250.

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