Culinary Events

Eating Healthfully Licensed Nutritionist/ Dietitian Kristin Hope shows how to modify gourmet recipes to reduce fat and calories, while maintaining superb taste. $39.50. 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin, 727-736-3070,

Little Chefs Kids 4-7 years old learn to make a delicious lunch: pepperoni twists, cheese-stuffed mini-strombolis, marinara sauce for dipping, berry-filled shortcakes, strawberry milk shakes. $25. 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin, 727-736-3070,

Simple Yet Elegant Desserts Hands-on class taught by Chef Dawn. Prepare Pavlova-meringue shells filled with orange-scented cream and seasonal fruit, pecan tuilles filled with espresso chocolate ganache, raspberry creme brulee, and Cabernet poached pears filled cinnamon Ricotta cream. $35. 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin, 727-736-3070,

Winter Wonders is the subject as Chef Debby DeGraaff teaches a free, weekly vegetarian cooking class. 7-8 p.m.,Wednesday, Feb. 27, and 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., 813-873-7428.

Tampa Bay Culinary Club takes an Italian rendezvous, focusing on northern Italian cuisine. $10. Noon, March 9, 203 West Shore Blvd., Maggiano's Little Italy. Reservations requested; call Jeanne Hansen at 813-789-2605.

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