5th Annual L.A. Taco Madness

L.A. Taco is hosting an outdoor taco fest with art and KCRW DJs at Grand Park. Participating restaurants and food trucks include Mexicali Taco, MexiKosher, Guerrilla Tacos and Leo's Taco Trucks.

WHAT: 5th Annual L.A. Taco Madness

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, noon to sunset

WHERE: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

COST: Free admission

Ham & Whiskey Dinner at BLD

Neal Fraser is hosting a Kentucky-inspired dinner featuring country ham and whiskeys from the Bluegrass State. The four-course dinner will include a flight of ham and whiskey pairings along with biscuits and ham with horseradish cream and poppyseed cole slaw; country ham cassoulet; and bourbon caramel glazed doughnuts. Reservations are recommended.

WHAT: Ham & Whiskey Dinner at BLD

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

WHERE: BLD, 7450 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 930-9744.

COST: $55 per person

Kraut Fest

The Institute of Domestic Technology will host a two-day event focused on making fermented foods. On Friday, it's a lecture on the dietary benefits of fermented foods followed by a kraut tasting. A full day workshop takes place the next day with hands-on lessons on making kimchi, fermented dark whole-grain rye bread, and daikon radish pickle. The workshop will include lunch and snacks.

WHAT: Kraut Fest

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Greystone Mansion Historic Library, 905 Loma Vista Dr. Beverly Hills; (310) 286-0119.

COST: $20 presale ($25 at the door) for kickoff evening lecture; $195 for fermentation workshop, which includes lunch, snacks, and fermentation jar

Eggs Cooking Class

Cecconi's chefs Andrea Cavaliere and Alessio Biangini will be teaching a class dedicated to eggs, featuring dishes such as an egg ravioli, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, and a lemon tart with meringue.

WHAT: Eggs Cooking Class

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-noon

WHERE: Cecconi's, 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (310) 432-2000.

COST: $65 includes class and tasting

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