6:30 p.m. Tuesday
cafe b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700
The five-course dinner with tiki drink pairings features fried buster crabs with a sparkling rhum swizzle; shrimp and chicken yakamein with a Port Light; a bronzed Gulf fish, shrimp and water chestnut dumpling with a pina colada; sesame plum pork spare ribs with a Thibodaux Thai; and coconut mango ice cream pie with a zombie shooter. Tickets $65.
Banks rum tasting
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday
Palace Cafe, 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661
The tasting features Banks rums, including 5 Island Blend, a mix of 21 rums from six distilleries; 7 Golden Age, blended with 23 rums from seven distilleries; and aged Endeavor Limited Edition No. 1.
In the SoFAB Kitchen with Mignon Francois
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
Former New Orleanian Mignon Francois is founder and owner of The Cupcake Collection in Nashville, Tennessee. Francois presents a cooking demonstration, and samples are provided. Free with museum admission.