CULINARY EVENTS

Free Cooking Class The chefs of La Maison Gourmet will demonstrate the preparation of plank-roasted shrimp with two sauces, truffle breaded chicken breast, grilled marinated mushrooms and fresh berries with whiskey-whipped cream and shortbread. Free with a $10 deposit applied toward any purchase. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at La Maison Gourmet, formerly Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400.

Southwest Grilling Demonstration Keep your hands clean as the La Maison Gourmet chefs demonstrate the preparation of a Southwestern menu including shrimp mango skewers with guava and lime glaze, chili-rubbed steak with salsa and red chili onion rings, three berry shortcake with lemon sorbet and much more. $35. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 8, at La Maison Gourmet, formerly Home Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400.

California Dreaming Chef Michael Webb demonstrates his knack for California cuisine as he prepares orange juice and rice wine marinated pork tenderloin with natural jus, summer fruit salsa in chilled coconut galangal cream soup with mint simple syrup and more. $35. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400.

WINE

$20 Hookers Taste a bevy of fun and affordable wines priced less than $20 a bottle that will hook you with great taste and good value. Finger foods accompany the wines. $10. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin. 727-736-6400.

Tuscany vs. Piedmont The two best regions in Italy face off in this tasting of wonderful wines. $35. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Wines By Morrell Florida, 2009 N. 22nd St., Tampa. 813-241-8587.

Australia's Great Reds Meet the best wines down under at this tasting of shiraz, grenache and cabernet sauvignons. $25. Begins 6:30 p.m. at SideBern's, 2208 Morrison Ave., Tampa, on Monday, Aug. 13. To reserve your glass, call Bern's Fine Wine and Spirits at 813-250-9463.

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