Culinary Events

Free Vegetarian Cooking Class Chef Debby DeGraaff presents Better Breakfasts. Wednesday, Oct. 10. 7-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 11, 10-11 a.m. 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-873-7428.

Chef Tin the Thai Guy Hands-On Class La Maison Gourmet presents its popular Thai Chef, Tin. Learn how to make crispy shrimp and pork crepe with cucumber salad, beef panang curry, ginger chicken, jasmine rice with scallions and bananas in coconut milk. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2:30-5 p.m. 471 Main St., Dunedin. $39.50. 727-736-3070.

Weekly Planet's 2000 Best Chef of Tampa Join Eric Webber for a hands-on class. Menu includes tortilla-crusted shrimp with jalapeno lime marmalade, applewood-smoked-bacon-wrapped filet mignons, cheddar sour cream polenta, beer and chili onion rings and apple pecan cake with vanilla custard sauce. 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. $49.50. 727-736-3070.

Appetizer and Party Foods Hands-On Class Learn to prepare some new party foods for the coming holiday season: spicy shrimp fritters, bleu cheese pear and watercress short breads, roasted pumpkin bites with hazelnut pesto, spinach goat cheese and red pepper roulades, beef croustades with bernaise, and pecan caramel turtles. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 6:30-9 p.m. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. $39.50. 727-736-3070.

East Meets West: From St. Petersburg to Takamatsu The St. Petersburg Museum of History hosts Battle of the Bay, an Iron Chef-inspired cooking competition among distinguished Bay Area chefs. Participating Chefs include Hans Hickel, Eric Neri, Joe Chouinard, Jon Pivar, and Bill Groen. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave., St. Petersburg. Saturday, Oct. 5. 6-9 p.m. $15 for the public and free for museum members. 727-894-1052.

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