Weekend Platter: Let sparklers fly, superfoods cooking and more

Five events with a how-to on chia pudding, bubbly wine tasting and other foodie fun.

The five best ways to spend your weekend with food and drink.

Cheers! It’s the weekend. Clink glasses and unwind during the Bubbly sampling event at St. Petersburg’s Winesmith. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, guests will taste a variety of sparklers, including the shop’s chenin blanc (a French rosé) and best-selling blanc de blanc from France. The samples will be paired with a selection of cheeses. Additional wines by the glass, bottle and in the retail section will also be available. $20. 1620 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-826-0791.

In Clearwater, head to Whole Foods Market's Superfoods Breakfast Class at 10 a.m. Saturday. Students will learn how to make chia seed pudding under the instruction of local blogger and health coach Rebecca Freedman. Freedman will provide other cooking tips on how to incorporate superfoods into more dishes as well. Free. 27001 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater, 727-724-7100.

Make a splash at Sea Salt in downtown St Pete. Starting at noon Saturday, the Oysters 101 seminar will treat guests to a hands-on lesson in the art of opening and selecting oysters, as well as recipes from Sea Salt’s chef. Admission includes one glass of wine. $45. 183 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-873-7964.

The Tampa Bay Bacon Festival will attract bacon and Pokemon Go lovers (lures will be set up all day) between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. The fest, hosted at Tampa’s Burger Culture, will feature porcine delights from food trucks and vendors like The Bacon Boss, Mother Truckin’ Good and Craving Donuts. Non-food vendors that include Talk to the Paw, Harley-Davidson and A Southern Scent will also be highlighted. Free, money for goodies. 6920 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 813-992-7444.

After, hang around Fly Bar’s 10 Year Anniversary Party. The celebration for the downtown Tampa restaurant and bar is planned for 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, when much-loved dishes and cocktails from the past decade will return throughout the evening. Free, money for food and drinks. 1202 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-275-5000.

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