Friday, May 4
Five-course dinner prepared by executive chef J.C. Nunez, including oyster with mignonette aspic and herb-roasted filet of veal and more, with white wines from Robert Mondavi Winery; hosted by the winery's associate winemaker Rich Arnold. $95 includes museum admission. 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Museum Restaurant, 26th Street and the Parkway. For further information or reservations visit www.philamuseum.org/dining or call 215-235-7469.
Monday, May 7
Philadelphia Food: Past, Present and Future, book launch of The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, with discussion with editor Andrew F. Smith and others on the history of local foodways and the importance of food in shaping Philadelphia's identity today. No admission charge. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St. For reservations and further information, call 215-546-3181 or visit www.librarycompany.org.
Tuesday, May 8
Wine dinner prepared by chef Chris Scarduzio featuring a menu that includes sashimi of wild king salmon, prime rib eye of beef, more, served with wines from Flowers Vineyard, poured by the vineyards' resident expert Tom Hind. $140 plus tax and gratutity. Reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at Brasserie Perrier, 1619 Walnut St., 215-568-3000. For information visit www.brasserieperrier.com.
May 10: Pre-Mother's Day Tea, with The Silver Palate Cookbook co-author Sheila Lukins, featuring tarragon chicken salad, apricot raisin bread, and linzer heart cookies. $50 includes copy of 25th anniversary edition. 3 p.m. at the Swann Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Sq., 215-963-1500.
World Flavors 1, cooking class with chef Kathy Gold, features shIitake egg rolls with sake dipping sauce, crab quesadillas with monterey jack, and lamb skewers with pomegranate-mint salsa. $65; bring chef's knife and paring knife. 6:30 p.m. at In the Kitchen, 7 Partridge Lane, Cherry Hill. For more information or to register call 856-489-1682 or visit www.inthekitchencookingschool.com
May 11: Nutrition matters for people with cancer, 16 healthy habits for better health. Free admission. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wellness Community of Philadelphia, Chamounix Dr. in West Fairmount Park. RSVP by May 9 by calling 215-879-7733.
May 12: Food, wine and fun for Moms, featuring a five-course menu that includes lump crabcakes with creole mustard, chicken on skewers with harrissa dip, paired with vintner's select white, potato pancakes with lingonberry & sour cream, paired with apple wine, and more. $50 plus tax and gratutity. Noon at 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing. For reservations and further information, call 215-493-6500, Ext. 19 or visit www.crossingvineyards.com.
May 14: Hands-on Vietnamese cooking class. $70. 6:30 p.m. at Madsen Design Center, Springfield Rd. and Route 3, Broomall. To register, call Albertson Cooking School at 610-649-9290.