Dinner with a Curator
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Tuesday
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944
The National World War II Museum's Walt Burgoyne discusses Coastwatchers, which chronicles Australia's network of lookouts on Pacific islands in the years before Japan initiated war in the Pacific in World War II. The menu includes curried cauliflower soup, pineapple-avocado salad with chili-lime vinaigrette, mango-glazed salmon or slow-roasted pork shoulder and cinnamon baked apples. Wine and nonalcoholic drink pairings are included. Tickets $57.
6 p.m. Tuesday
Cafe b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700
The four-course dinner features Asian-inspired dishes and Southern-inspired takes on classic tiki cocktails such as the Pain Killer, Southern Tai and Mr. Bali Hai. Dishes include coconut shrimp, pork spring rolls, crab rangoon, five-spice pork belly with mirin-glazed scallops, ahi tuna and pickled shrimp lettuce wraps and more. The dinner costs $65 plus tax and tip.
8 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Co., 641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485
The tasting event features artisan cheeses from the East Coast, wines from the West Coast, charcuterie by St. James Cheese Company's Becky Mumaw and bread from Bellegarde Bakery. Tickets $35.