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Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Peking Duck Day, Pan-Latin Food Experience, Butchery Class, Dine L.A. + Bread-Making Class

chocolate egg at WP24
chocolate egg at WP24
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National Peking Duck Day at WP24

Want a round of "Duck, Duck, Goose?" No, not the game but a meal of Peking-style roasted duckling, followed by a chocolate goose egg. It's on the books at Wolfgang Puck's Chinese-inspired WP24 in honor of National Peking Duck Day. WP24 carves and serves the duck tableside, along with bao buns, hoisin sauce, cucumbers, scallions and pickled radish. If you're going to splurge (each duck is at least $80), might as well have a chocolate goose egg, too.

WHAT: National Peking Duck Day at WP24

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 18, 5-10 p.m.

WHERE: WP24 Restaurant and Lounge, 900 W. Olympic Blvd. dwntwn.

COST: The duck is available in the dining room as part of set menus -- $80 for three courses; $110 for four courses. Or order it a la carte in the lounge Jan. 18 only for $80.

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Rivera's Pan-Latin Food Experience

Rivera has been deemed one of L.A.'s finest restaurants for innovative Latin American cuisine. Experience its array of talents with a cooking demonstration (from chef John Sedlar or the chef de cuisine), mixology presentation (guided by beverage director Julian Cox or bar director Jeremy Lake), and wine tasting (with sommelier Mark Mendoza).

WHAT: Rivera's Pan-Latin Food Experience

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Rivera, 1050 S. Flower St., dwntwn.

COST: $95. Call (213) 749-1460 for a reservation.

Butchery Class From Huntington Meats and Suzanne Tracht

Pork-philes, unite! Visit Huntington Meats for lessons in whole-pig butchery, then join Jar chef-owner Suzanne Tracht to learn recipes for pork belly, braised pork shank and pork tenderloin salad with arugula and lardo.

WHAT: Huntington Meats and Suzanne Tracht Butchery Class

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Huntington Meats, 6333 W. Third St., L.A.

COST: $100. Call Huntington Meats at (323) 938-5383 to sign up.

Dine L.A.

Another Dine L.A. kicks off this weekend, with approximately 300 L.A. restaurants from Ammo to Zengo offering lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus at special rates. Check out the offerings online.

WHAT: Dine L.A.

WHEN: Jan. 21-Feb. 1

WHERE: Restaurants across L.A.

COST: lunch $15, $20 or $25; dinner $25, $35 or $45

Bread Class at Fiore Market Cafe

Always wanted to make your own bread? Seize the chance to learn in an intimate class at Italian-inspired Fiore Market Café with rustic loaves, focaccia and baguettes on the menu.

WHAT: Fiore Market Cafe Bread Class

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-10 p.m.

WHERE: Fiore Market Café, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena.

COST: $30. Email fioremarketcafe@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

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Rivera

1050 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

213-749-1460

www.riverarestaurant.com