Tampa Bay food, wine and beer events

Friday, August 28: Mazzarro’s Italian Market

Weekly Wine Tastings. This week’s selections include domestic wines like red and white Rhone-style blends and Viognier.  Free. 1-5 p.m., 2209 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-321-2400)

Friday, August 28: Datz Deli

Friday Night Winedown. Sommelier Patti Kuhl leads a free tasting and workshop to help shake off those work week blues, while Rebekah Pulley brings her folky tunes to the stage. Free. 5-7 p.m., 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)

Saturday, August 29: Mazzarro’s Italian Market

Enjoy a selection of wines from the Piedmont region, including Barbera and Moscato and Pinot Noir from California. Free. 1-5 p.m., 2209 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-321-2400)

Saturday, August 29: Datz Deli

DatzEDU. Learn how to pinch a penny with “pragmatic organics,” this week’s cooking class topic. Eating fresh and healthy can be tough on a shoestring budget, but Datz provides tips for making the most of your organic goodies. Free. 6 p.m., 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)

Saturday, August 29: Salvador Dali Museum

Z Grapes Wine Tasting. More than 30 wines from around the world tempt the tastebuds while party-goers enjoy guided tours of the museum, dedicated to the most famous and revered Surrealist artist of all time. Once guests are a little more, um, lubricated, there’s a scavenger hunt and live painting performance to make this an avant garde event that the artist would truly appreciate. $35, $45 after Aug. 22, $25 Zodiac Club members. 7-10 p.m., 1000 Third St. S., St. Petersburg (727-823-3767)

Sunday, August 30: Datz Deli

DatzEDU. It’s mozzarella madness in this weekly cooking course! Learn how to enhance the flavors of this miraculous Italian cheese — and how it can kick any meal up a notch. 6 p.m., 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)

Tuesday, September 1: Publix Apron’s Cooking School

Hispanic Techniques. Learn to inject Latin flavor into your cooking in this four-part series of cooking classes. The course menu borrows from many Hispanic traditions, and includes: rellenos de papas; rice and beans with calabaza; salted codfish stewed in tomatoes and olives; coconut ice cream;  cucumber soup; hearts of palm salad; pupusas; Honduras torrijas (ladyfingers in syrup); empanada de pino (meat turnover); bistec a lo pobre (traditional beefsteak); pastel de choclo (corn and meat pie); turron de vino (wine meringue); ceviche de pescado; aji (Andean-style Cchile paste); lomo saltado (steak with red wine); aji de gallina (spicy chicken); papas a la arequipena. $200 for all four classes. 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 11-Sept. 1., 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465)

Thursday, September 3: SideBern’s

Next Level Barbecue. It’s not your run-of-the-mill Labor Day cookout, that’s for sure. Chef Chad Johnson rolls out a variety of preparations of his favorite ingredient — pig. From pulled pork shoulder in a cider vinegar sauce to cumin-charred spare ribs to beer-braised pork belly, this is one party that’ll send vegetarians running in the other direction. Chef Chad doesn’t ignore the other food groups, though; he includes Southern-style greens, potato salad and peach cobbler on the menu. Wash down all the good grub with a selection of brews from Unibroue, like the apple-tinged Ephemere or the rich, hearty La Terrible. Visit bernsfinewines.com to RSVP. $45. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2208 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa (813-258-2233)

Friday, September 4: 688 Fine Wines and Spirits

Long Island Wine Tasting. Sample fare from this unexpectedly delicious wine-producing region. Free. 5-8 p.m., 14590 Walsingham Rd., Largo (727-596-8902)

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