Farm to Table Chefs' Taste Challenge
6:30 p.m. Friday
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 582-3000; www.mccno.com
Part of the Farm to Table conference, the cooking competition features 10 chefs from around the country, including Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen's and Matthew Farmer of Apolline. Attendees can sample all dishes and vote for their favorite. Tickets $129.
Fais Do Do
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
The Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal St.
The brunch features Cajun dishes by chef Anne Churchill, and there are vegetarian and vegan options. T'Canaille performs and there are Cajun dance lessons at 1 p.m. Sliding scale admission is $5 to $10 (food not included).
Namese Supper Club
6 p.m. Sunday
Namese, 4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899
Chefs Nhat Nguyen and Bobby Nguyen prepare a five-course meal of creative Vietnamese dishes. The dinner costs $75 including wine, beer, tax and tip.