Louisiana crawfish and beer dinner
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Cafe b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700
The dinner features four crawfish dishes served with beer from Mudbug Brewery. Dishes include crawfish jalapeno fondue dip, Thai-spiced crawfish in wonton cones and crawfish ravioli tossed with smoked tasso, green garlic butter and tomato and dill. There's also dessert. cream Tickets $55 plus tax and tip.
La Grande Selection de Galatoire's Wine Dinner
7 p.m. Wednesday
Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021vwww.galatoires.com
The event features passed hors d'oeuvres and a five-course dinner with wine pairings from Galatoire's wine list. Dishes include poached Louisiana oysters, foie gras mousse crepes with apricots and roasted pistachios, tempura-fried pork rillette and beef tenderloin. Tickets $125.
In the SoFAB Kitchen with Serigne Mbaye
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
Chef Serigne Mbaye spent much of his youth in West Africa, studied cooking in the U.S. and is inspired by Senegalese chef Pierre Tham. He currently is a senior line cook at Commander's Palace. The cooking demonstration features dishes incorporating his experiences from Africa to New Orleans. (He and barbecue expert Howard Conyers present a Senegalese-Creole dinner June 3). The cooking demonstration is free with regular museum admission.