Altadena community bread bake
Altadena community bread bake
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Top 4 Events: Grist & Toll Baking Series, Farewell to Cafe Pierre + Culinary Historians Event

Grist & Toll Baking Series
Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll and baker Michael O'Malley kick off the Grist & Toll Baking Series with a class that covers the fundamentals of baking bread with freshly milled, whole-grain flour. Participants will leave with baked bread and a whole-grain starter kit (active starter, flour, a banneton and other bread baking tools). The day includes a light lunch and a milling demonstration. No previous baking experience necessary. Reserve your spot at gristandtoll.com.  
WHAT: Baking class at Grist & Toll 
WHEN: Sunday, April 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Grist & Toll, 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, #1, Pasadena 
COST: $125

Culinary Trends in Gold Rush San Francisco 
The Culinary Historians of Southern California will present Erica J. Peters speaking on "Culinary Trends in Gold Rush San Francisco ... With Molasses on Top." Themed refreshments to follow the talk at 11:30; no reservations necessary. 
WHAT: Culinary Trends in Gold Rush San Francisco
WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. Fifth St., downtown  
COST: Free

Cafe Pierre Farewell Dinner
After 37 years, Cafe Pierre will say farewell to Manhattan Beach (with plans to reopen this summer as a new restaurant, Love and Salt). The owners are commemorating their final week of service with a throwback menu, offering dishes they served throughout the years. The four-course, prix fixe menu  will be available from April 6 through April 13. Dishes include escargot with garlic butter and pâté maison; cream of mushroom soup with sherry; crêpes cordon bleu; filet Dijonnaise; and frog legs, with crème caramel and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. A celebratory glass of prosecco will be included with the menu, and suggested wine pairings will be available.
WHAT: Throwback menu at Cafe Pierre
WHEN: April 6-April 13, 5:50-10 p.m.
WHERE: Cafe Pierre, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
COST: $60

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