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Top 5 Weekend Food Events: 5weet and Savory Benefit, L.A. Chamber Orchestra with J. Gold, Artisan Cheese Festival, Suzanne Tracht Butchery Class, Taco Tuesday Party

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5weet and Savory: A Benefit Dinner

Pastry chefs David Rodriguez (Providence), Waylynn Lucas (Fōnuts) and Kei Hasegawa (Matsuhisa) along with chefs Ramon Perez (Puur Chocolat) and Carlos Enriquez (Top Chef Just Desserts) create a 10-course tasting menu at Breadbar. (Plus cocktails from Devin Espinoza of Pour Vous.) The event benefits Share Our Strength, an organization that aims to improve access to healthy, affordable food in the U.S.

WHAT: 5weet & Savory: A Benefit Dinner

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., March 22

WHERE: Breadbar Century City

COST: $95, not including wine and cocktail pairings. Call (310) 277-3770 or email reservations@breadbar.net for reservations.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Westside Connections With Jonathan Gold

Westside Connections, a series that explores the relationship between music and other arts, is focusing on food. For this concert, pieces include "Iche esse mit Freuden" (I eat with joy) by Joannes Bach, "La Bonne Cuisine: Four Recipes for Voice and Piano" by Leonard Bernstein, "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise" by William Bolcom and "Sorbet" by Timothy Andres. Critic Jonathan Gold will discuss the "talent, techniques and artistic expression" of culinary arts. Expect chef Susan Feniger as host at the April 5 concert.

WHAT: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Westside Connections With Jonathan Gold

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., March 22

WHERE: The Broad Stage

COST: $45

California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Join cheese makers, experts and aficionados to sample, support and learn about artisan creations. (Among other topics, such as wine, beer, and fermented foods.)

WHAT: California's Artisan Cheese Festival

WHEN: March 23 - 25

WHERE: Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma

COST: $45

Butchery Class With Suzanne Tracht and Huntington Meats

Learn about butchery and cooking from John Escobedo with Robert Ore of Huntington Meats and Jar chef-owner Suzanne Tracht. This class, one in a series, focuses on how to cut and prepare lamb. Beef cuts up next on April 22.

WHAT: Class with Suzanne Tracht and Huntington Meats

WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., March 25

WHERE: Huntington Meats at the Original Farmers Market

COST: $125. Call (323) 938-5383 to reserve a spot.

Taco Tuesday Party

Guelaguetza and Mexicali Tacos and Co. are cooking the tacos at this event sponsored by LA Taco, Guelaguetza and Echo Park Records. Along with horchata and a full cash bar, expect DJs and dancing. Proceeds benefit art programs at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy.

WHAT: Taco Tuesday Party

WHEN: 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m., March 27

WHERE: Guelaguetza, 3014 W. Olympic Blvd.

COST: $15 for all-you-can-eat tacos and horchata.


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