Delphine Thanksgiving

Don't want to cook a Thanksgiving feast? Delphine Eatery + Bar is offering a hearty alternative. Executive chef Sascha Lyon's bistro menu will include turkey, oysters, seafood ceviche and kabocha squash cake for the set price of $55 per person. Reserve a spot for a family-style lunch or dinner.

WHAT: Delphine Thanksgiving Menu

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 28, noon-11:15 p.m.

WHERE: Delphine Eatery + Bar at the Hollywood W, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323-798-1300.

COST: $55 per person. RSVP recommended.

Valentino Anniversary Dinner

Italian restaurant Valentino is celebrating its 41st anniversary with an extravagant tasting menu called “The Next 40.” Owner Piero Selvaggio and chef Nico Chessa will host the five-course dinner, which features select wines from Beni di Batasiolo and entrees of squab breast or braised beef barolo. But the real indulgence comes in the three starter courses, each topped with Bianco Pregiato white truffles, fresh-picked in Alba, Italy. Each party also will receive a souvenir plate from glassmaker Thalass.

WHAT: “The Next 40” with Bianco Pregiato Tasting Menu and Wines of Beni di Batasiolo

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. Menu will also be served Dec. 4-7 without the wine pairing.

WHERE: Valentino, 3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; 310-829-4313.

COST: $200 per person; $70 extra for optional wine pairing.

Thai Cooking Class

Have you ever wanted to make kaeng kari like a pro? Sign up for the New School of Cooking's one-night Thai cooking class. Students will learn how to play with the four Thai flavor components — hot, sour, salty and sweet — while using fresh ingredients to prepare dishes such as pad Thai, barbecue chicken and green papaya salad. Spaces are limited, so sign up quickly.

WHAT: The Essentials of Thai Cooking

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 310-842-9702.

COST: $95 per person.

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