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Top Weekend 4 Events: Food Swap, Colombian Brunch, Olive Oil Tasting + a Wolfgang Puck Cooking Class

Dover sole at Wolfgang Puck
Dover sole at Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

SGV East Food Swap

The SGV East Food Swap is hosting a community exchange of homemade and homegrown food -- including fruit, baked goods and sauces -- for the public. No money is accepted at the food swap. Pre-registration is required and can be made at the organization's Eventbrite page.

WHAT: SGV East Food Swap

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Glendora Community Garden, 149 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora.

COST: Free

Colombian Brunch at Hotel Maya

As part of Hotel Maya's Latin-inspired brunch series, this month features Colombian cuisine. Brunch is a set package wherein guests will order a main entree, which comes with access to a buffet of soup, salads, empanadas, tamales and desserts. A glass of sparkling wine, coffee, tea, juice or a soft drink is included and live music will be performed throughout the meal.

WHAT: Colombian Brunch at Hotel Maya

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach; (562) 435-7676.

COST: $43 per adult; $21.50 per children ages 12 and below

Olive Oil Tasting at Fig & Olive

For one night, Fig & Olive will host an olive oil tasting complete with a seven-course prix-fixe dinner. The menu will include zucchini carpaccio, Riviera salmon, lamb filet mignon and a green apple sorbet. Each course will be paired with wine from Marqués De Griñón Estate, which also is supplying the olive oils in focus.

WHAT: Olive Oil Tasting at Fig & Olive

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 7-10 p.m.

WHERE: Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; (310) 360-9100

COST: $125 per person

Cooking Class at Wolfgang Puck Hotel Bel-Air

Sonny Sweetman, executive chef of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, will teach a cooking class revolving the restaurant's popular Dover sole entree. Attendees get to enjoy the fruits of the demonstration after the lesson. Reservations are required and can be made by phone or email via wolfgangpuck.hba@dorchestercollection.com.

WHAT: Cooking Class at Wolfgang Puck Hotel Bel-Air

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, Bel-Air; (310) 909-1644

COST: $80 per person

And in related news:

- Q & A with Wolfgang Puck: The Hotel Bel-Air Interview

- Pasadena Food Swap: Barter Your Food

- L.A.'s Scripps College Olive Oil Wins at Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition


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Hotel Maya

700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

562-435-7676

www.hotelmayalongbeach.com