Celebrity Chef Dinner Series: Alex Harrell
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, 300 N. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 988-9108
Angeline chef/owner Alex Harrell prepares a dinner with wine pairings at the fundraiser for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. WWOZ FM DJ Murf Reeves provides music. Tickets $200.
In the SoFAB Kitchen with SoBou
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
SoBou's chef Juan Gonzalez and bartender Laura Belluci present food and drink demonstrations. Free with museum admission.
L'Ordre de Bon Temps
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Press Street Station, 5 Press St., (504) 249-5622
Chef Michael Doyle presents a six-course dinner based on the Quebecois celebration known as L'Ordre de Bon Temps, or "Order of Good Cheer." The meal starts with ham, cretons, oysters, caviar and bread. The second course is pea soup and French Canadian-style meat pies. There's also deep-fried pig jowls with corn pudding, beans with bacon and sausage, and duck with pickled turnips, roasted trout, oysters and mushrooms. Desserts are cinnamon rolls, maple syrup taffy and fudge. The meal costs $50, $75 with wine and port pairings, plus tax and tip.