TAMPA BAY CULINARY CLUB The Tampa Bay Culinary Club will host Chef Ruilova for a cooking demonstration and sampling. 11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 18. $10 per person. Reservations required. 42nd St. Bistro, 516 Howard Ave., Tampa (727-789-2605).
WINE TASTING Grand Cru Wine Cellar is hosting a wine and beer tasting to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event also features live music. 6-9 p.m. Tues., Sept. 21. $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. Grand Cru Wine Cellar, 11724 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-269-2739).
CARIBBEAN CUISINE Chef Edyth James offers Caribbean cooking demonstrations, complete with dinner and specialty drinks. 6:30-8 p.m. the second Mon. of each month. $25 per person. Saffron's Caribbean, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg (727-343-5410 or www.saffronscuisine.com).
CHOCOLATE CRAZIES Join premier pastry chef Michael Baugh for classes. Make fabulous dessert creations you take home at the end of each class, and nibble on wine and hors d'oeuvres while you learn. $40 per person. Baking 101: 5-8 p.m. each Tues. Chocolate Sculpture 101: 5-8 p.m. each Wed. Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.com).
FREE COOKING CLASSES Regularly scheduled cooking demonstrations feature various products from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703).