When you’re halfway through the week, that’s reason enough to celebrate.
So why not make your next Hump Day special by picking up tickets to City Pork Perkins’ Sugarfield Spirits Distillery Dinner?
The five-course dinner with Chef Scott Dardenne will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at City Pork, 18143 Perkins Road. Each dish will be paired with spirits from the local Sugarfield Distillery, including Sugarfield Batch 7 Bourbon, Sugarfield Orange Liqueur, Sugarfield Gin, Sugarfield Myers Lemon Liqueur, Sugarfield Spiced Rum and Sugarfield Coffee Liqueur.
Tickets are $95 plus tax and tip when visiting sevn.ly/xp7OnBba.
Tickets are on sale for a Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Stout Family Wines and Fess Parker Wines from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at 18 Steak at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge , 777 L’Auberge Ave.
The cost is $125. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (225) 224-4142.
cook the book
Registration is open for the “Cook the Book: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” class, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway.
Join chef Anne Melnick in the teaching kitchen for an exploration of the best-selling cookbook and Netflix series “Salt Fat Acid Heat.” You’ll cook delicious recipes while learning how each of the four components impacts the final dish. This is a hands-on class that ends with a full meal. Everyone gets recipes and an in-store discount for in-store or online purchases.
Classes are for ages 13 and up only, and teens must be accompanied by an adult, with both purchasing tickets for the class.
Tickets are $85 when visiting redstickspice.com/products/cook-the-book-salt-fat-acid-heat.
Old School BBQ Music
Old School BBQ & Smokehouse, 10655 Coursey Blvd., will host a live performance by the Project Band from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
For more information, call (225) 831-9336.
Edible Book Festival
The Edible Book Festival, an international celebration of books, food and bad puns held on or around April Fool’s Day, will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Boul.
Each year, participants are invited to choose a book and create some kind of edible representation of its title or a pun on its title. Starting at 2:30 p.m., you can vote for your favorites in categories like Best in Show, Wittiest, and Least Appetizing. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. and prizes will be awarded in each category.
To submit an entry, bring your punny creation to the library at 2 p.m. to be displayed.
For more information, call (225) 231-3750 or visit ebrpl.com.
Copeland’s of New Orleans and Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro are now accepting donations at all restaurants to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. This includes Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro in Baton Rouge at 6171 Bluebonnet Blvd.
The Copeland family will match all donations through the end of March.
World Central Kitchen, a beneficiary of this fundraising initiative, served meals every day to thousands of families fleeing violence in Ukraine and people left behind. Copeland Restaurant customers can add a donation to the bottom of the customer’s check, and every dollar will be matched and sent directly to World Central Kitchen.
Chefs Evening, the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, returns on Sunday, March 27.
Chefs Evening brings together the region’s top chefs, caterers, bakers and mixologists for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Guests can savor delicious dishes, sip tasty concoctions, place bids in the silent auction and vote for their favorite dishes. The winning restaurants for the best savory dish and the best sweet dish will take home the prizes of the evening of the chefs. All funds will benefit scholarships and university programs.
For sponsors and VIPs, the evening will begin at 4 p.m. with the President’s Toast, an intimate gathering at the President’s Residence featuring exclusive hors d’oeuvres from the chefs of One Thirteen Restaurant and personal wine selections from Fear. When the toast is over, attendees will head to Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center, 1350 N. General Pershing St., Hammond, for the main event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Participating regional restaurants include Cate Street Seafood Station, Cena, Champagne Beverage, The Crescent Bar, Eddie’s Famous Frozen Custard, Jacmel Inn, Lee’s Drive In, Oak Knoll Country Club, Our Mom’s Restaurant and Bar, Pappy’s Stowaway Café, Roux & Brew, Sarita’s Grill & Cantina, Southeastern Catering, The BLVD Lounge and Grill, The Cakery, The Cocoa Bean, The Depeaux, Trey Yuen Cuisine of China and Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.
For tickets, call (985) 549-2239 or visit southeast.edu/chefsevening.