Beyond the Basics
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, 300 N. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 988-9108
Emeril's New Orleans chef de cuisine David Slater demonstrates summer recipes and shares a meal. The menu includes caprese salad featuring heirloom tomatoes, farro, mozzarella fondue and chili balsamico; shrimp and clams over spaghetti with pancetta and Calabrian chili; pomegranate-roasted hanger steak with squash, sumac onions and tahini fries; and cinnamon pavlova with roasted peaches and brown sugar Chantilly. Attendees may bring their own alcohol. Tickets $65.
La Monita pop-up
4 p.m. Friday
Parleaux Beer Lab, 634 Lesseps St., (504) 702-8433
The Colombian food pop-up serves dishes including yuca fries with chimichurri sauce, chipotle and poblano chicken arepas topped with avocado, and spicy shrimp, tomato and roasted corn empanadas with pineapple-habanero aji sauce. Free admission.
Urban South Brewery Beer Dinner
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Martin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411
The multi-course dinner features barbecue dishes paired with flagship and limited-edition beers from Urban South Brewery. Tickets $35.