Gambit's Food Revue
7 p.m. Wednesday
Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans City Park, 101 Victory Ave., (504) 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark.com
The event features food from more than 30 area restaurants, including MoPho, Carrollton Market, Vega Tapas Cafe, Silk Road, Namese, Treo, Seed, Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, Andrea's Restaurant, Bao & Noodle and others. Call (504) 483-3139 for information. Tickets $50, VIP/early admission $70.
Got Gumbo Cook-off
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday
Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
The Gumbo Cook-off features food by Red Fish Grill, Restaurant R'evolution, Deanie's Seafood, Palate New Orleans and others. A panel of judges will name best traditional, seafood and creative gumbos, as well as best dessert. There's also an audience favorite award. Proceeds benefit United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Tickets $25 through March 10, $30 at the door.
LA 1 Whiskey tasting
6 p.m. Thursday
Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111
The event features aged, 94-proof LA 1 Whiskey (and Rougaroux Rum) from Thibodaux's Donner-Peltier Distillers. Bourbon House will serve lamb lollipops with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with LA 1, rum-glazed salmon, pork and pineapple kebabs, tuna ceviche, charcuterie and more. The event costs $50 plus tax and tip.