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Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Viña Montes Wine Tasting, Urban Roots Screening, L.A. Cocktail Classic + L.A. Wine Fest

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Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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Viña Montes Wine Tasting

The founder of Viña Montes in Chile brings his wines to Urbano Pizza Bar for a tasting complemented by pork belly skewers, duck confit sliders, vegetable antipasti, mozzarella on crostini, and onion confit tartlet. Some proceeds support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

WHAT: Viña Montes Wine Tasting

WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., June 7

WHERE: Urbano Pizza Bar

COST: $49 $35 per person or $62 for two (A discount is now being offered via Thrillist)

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Urban Roots Screening

Farmscape, the company that helps urbanites implement vegetable gardens, screens the 2011 documentary Urban Roots about farming efforts in Detroit.

WHAT: Urban Roots Screening

WHEN: 8:30 p.m., June 8

WHERE: Atwater Crossing

COST: $5

L.A. Cocktail Classic

This inaugural event brings around 100 liquors to one spot, with bartenders a plenty to mix up your cocktails. Dress fancy.

WHAT: L.A. Cocktail Classic

WHEN: 8 p.m., June 8

WHERE: Vibiana

COST: $75 for open bar; food sold separately.

Used Book Fair and Food Truck Festival

Sample dishes from trucks including Cousins Maine Lobster, Frysmith, Flying Pig, Gastrobus, Chunk-n-Chip and Shave Ice at this fundraiser for Franklin Elementary School's education programs. Also browse books and learn about gardening from EnrichLA, an organization that helps schools implement produce gardens.

WHAT: Eastside Food Truck Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., June 9

WHERE: Franklin Avenue Elementary School (1910 N. Commonwealth Ave., Los Feliz)

COST: Menu prices

L.A. Wine Fest

Sample more than 400 wines, liquors and beers, eat food truck fare, and check out panels, seminars and tastings. Some proceeds support City of Hope, and the L.A. Weekly is a sponsor.

WHAT: L.A. Wine Fest

WHEN: 2 - 6 p.m. June 9 and 12 - 5 p.m. June 10

WHERE: Raleigh Studios

COST: Tickets range from $20 - $139


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