Pizza & Pies
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday
Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St., (504) 344-9474
The evening in the urban garden features pizza and bruschetta from Ancora Pizzeria and food from The Pupusa Lady, Windowsill Pies and guest chefs from Central City BBQ. There are drinks from Old New Orleans Rum and NOLA Brewing Company. DJ T-Roy provides entertainment. Tickets are $35 and include food and drink.
Young to the Old — Tasting Time's Effect on Cheese
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
The class compares young and aged cheeses, with tastings including fresh curd and cheddar that's been aged for 15 years. Beverage pairings are included. Tickets $33.
In the SoFAB Kitchen with chef Badr Fayez
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
Chef/restaurateur Badr Fayez has two restaurants and a bakery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He trained in France and the United States and is modernizing Saudi Arabian cuisine. He presents a cooking demonstration with samples. Free admission.