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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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