Summer of Sustainability: Celebrating Underutilized Species
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 565-3033
The Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) program holds its second of three summer dinners, titled "Celebrating Underutilized Species." A multi-course meal is prepared by Susan Spicer (Bayona, Mondo), Ryan Prewitt (Peche), Jana Billiot (Restaurant R'evolution), Alan Ehrich (Audubon Tea Room), James Kubie and Kristen Essig (Coquette) and Cory Bahr (Heritage Catering). Tickets $175.
Artful Palate: Farm to Table
6:30 p.m. Friday
Cafe NOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264
The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group kicks off a series of Friday cooking demonstrations at Cafe NOMA. The first event features chef Chris Montero of Cafe NOMA and Napoleon House on farm to table cooking. Samples provided. Free admission.
July 15Summertime Fish Fry & Beer Tasting
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Press Street Station, 5 Press St., (504) 249-5622
There's a cocktail hour and a multi-course meal served with beers from Urban South Brewery. The menu features Gulf shrimp in bacon and kaffir broth, smoked drum salad, hake tacos, fried whole snapper, peach tarts, grilled figs and cheese and more. Urban South brews include Hello Darlin' Merican Pale Ale, Holy Roller IPA, Coop'd Up Tart Farmhouse ale and more. The dinner costs $65 plus tax and tip.