Napa Valley Grille & Trefethen Family Vineyards Four-Course Wine Dinner

Taylor Boudreaux will prepare a four-course dinner to be paired with wine from Trefethen Family Vineyards. Courses include an amuse-bouche of Dungeness crab salad, a main course of braised veal short ribs with rutabaga purée, and a dessert of apricot tart tatin with Drake Family Farms goat cheese and Chantilly cream.

WHAT: Napa Valley Grille & Trefethen Family Vineyards Four-Course Wine Dinner

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Napa Valley Grille, 100 Glendon Ave., Westwood; (310) 824-3322.

COST: $75 per person

Old Town Dishcrawl

Dishcrawl will introduce Old Town Pasadena through four restaurants in the area. The meeting location and featured restaurants will be shared with ticketholders 48 hours before the event. Tickets include a tour and tasting; drink costs are separate.

WHAT: Old Town Dishcrawl

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Old Town Pasadena

COST: $45 per person

Egyptian Food History

The Big Read and Culinary Historians of Southern California will host a lecture on Arabic food with a focus on Egyptian cuisine by food historian Charles Perry. A tasting of Egyptian food with dishes such as kishiri, rice and lentils, will follow before the showing of the 1993 satire by director Sherif Arafa, Terrorism and Kebab.

WHAT: Egyptian Food History

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m.

WHERE: American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 461-2020.

COST: $11 for general admission; $9 for students and seniors with ID

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