Parish, Tues., July 13: Chef Nick Melvin hosts “The American Dream” cooking class, featuring lessons on making three cookout-worthy dishes. Cost includes complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations required. $40. 6 p.m. 240 N. Highland Ave. 404-681-4434. www.parishatl.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Tues., July 13: Sushi and Sake Hands On teaches students how to prepare popular sushi dishes (and discuss more obscure ones), plus lessons on rice, garnishing and sake pairings. Reservations required. $65. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945. www.cookswarehouse.com.
West Egg Café, Tues., July 13: West Egg hosts the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Supper Club event. 20% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit ACFB’s Atlanta’s Table project. West Egg recently moved and can now serve alcohol. 1100 Howell Mill Road. 404-872-3973. www.westeggcafe.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Weds., July 14: Demonstrations and tastings of various dishes suited for appetizers at outdoor parties. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Atlanta Wine School, Weds., July 14: Wines & Cheeses class features tastings of eight wines and cheeses and lessons on pairing, preparing and storing cheese and wine. Reservations required. $59. 7-9 p.m. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-668-0435. www.atlantawineschool.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Midtown, Weds., July 14: Pizza Please class includes preparing two different types of dough, then using these doughs to make different pizzas, including a breakfast pizza. Reservations required. $50. 6:30-9 p.m. 1544 Piedmont Road. 404-815-4993. www.cookswarehouse.com.
These next few events are French restaurants offering special deals for Bastille Day:
-Café Alsace, Weds., July 14: Special prix fixe dinner menu available in addition to regular menu. Prix fixe menu includes four courses. Reservations required for prix fixe; recommended for regular menu. $40. 121 Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-373-5622. www.cafealsace.net.
-Atmosphere, Weds., July 14: Specials include steak tartar with fries for $15 and a special French 75 cocktail (gin, champagne, sweet & sour mix and a lemon twist) for $8. Reservations recommended. 1620 Piedmont Ave. 678-702-1620. www.atmospherebistro.com.
-Petite Auberge, Weds., July 14: Special menu (available through July 17) includes coq au vin and grouper. Regular menu also available. Reservations recommended. 2935 North Druid Hills Road. 404-634-6268. www.petiteauberge.com.
-Violette, Weds., July 14: Special four-course menu available with wine pairings for $39.95. Reservations recommended. Regular menu also available. 2948 Clairmont Road. 404-633-3363. www.violetterestaurant.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Decatur, Weds., July 14: Indian cooking class focuses on the Parsis, a small Indian community, originally from Persia, that settled in Gujarat. Parsi cooking combines the two cultures’ cooking styles. Students will learn about making an entire Parsi meal, complete with dessert. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Weds., July 14-Tues., July 27: Summer’s On with Eggplants features eggplant recipes, grilling tips and specials on eggplants, including Carolina organic eggplants for 99 cents/ounce. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/storesbeta/poncedeleon.
RA Sushi, Thurs., July 15: RA celebrates its first anniversary with a luau party including steel drummers, a fire eater, limbo contest (first prize: $100 RA gift certificate; runner-up gets $50 certificate), raffle, plus Hawaiian-themed food and drink specials. 7 p.m. 1080 Peachtree St. 404-267-0114. www.rasushi.com.
Food 101, Thurs., July 15: Low Country Boil features shrimp and sausage plus sides, all you can eat for $24. Drink specials include $2 PBR and $3 sangria. Limited first-come-first-served seating. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-497-9700. www.food101atlanta.com.
JCT Kitchen, Thurs., July 15: Farm to Table and Back guest chef series features four courses prepared by Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Ala. 100% of proceeds benefit Georgia Organics. $75. 5-10 p.m. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-355-2252. www.jctkitchen.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Thurs., July 15: Cooking class focusing on using fresh, not dry, pasta in different varieties and recipes. Reservations required. $65. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Eleven, Fri., July 16: Jeremy Little, cheese maker at Sweet Grass Dairy and Cheese, and American Cheeses author Clark Wolf host a night of cheese tastings along with Eleven’s normal menu. Reservations required. $50. 6:30 p.m. 1065 Peachtree St. 404-745-5745. www.loewshotels.com.
Wildfire, Fri., July 16: Wildfire teams up with Persimmon Creek Vineyards and Dunwoody Green Market for a three-course meal featuring homegrown fare and Georgia wines. Mary Ann Hardman from Persimmon Creek will be a guest speaker. Reservations required. $55. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. 94 Perimeter Center. 770-730-9080. www.wildfirerestaurant.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Decatur, Sat., July 17: Totally Thai teaches students how to balance the five fundamental flavors of Thai food (hot, sour, sweet, salty and bitter) in dishes like basil rolls, duck breast and sticky rice with mango. Includes shopping tips for finding the Thai ingredients in stores. Reservations required. $75. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Rosa Mexicano, Sat., July 17: Part of the Festival de Helados, Executive Chef Joyce Brandes hosts a free cooking demonstration. Guests can enter a raffle to win an ice cream maker. Reservations required. 10 a.m. 245 18th St. 404-347-4090. www.rosamexicano.com.
Blackstock Vineyards, Sat., July 17: First summer season wine dinner features four courses paired with Blackstock wines, including new releases and previously unreleased ones. $65. 7 p.m. 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega. 706-219-2789. www.bsvw.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Sat., July 17: Wines for Summer Sipping has tastings of grilled summer foods and wines that work well together. Reservations required. $65. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Progressive Dinner Bicycle Tour, Sat., July 17: Bike tour visits The Porter, Wisteria and The Urban Oasis for a good meal and a dash of exercise. Price includes bike and helmet. If drinking, please limit to 2 drinks during the event. Meet at garage between Georgian Terrace and Indigo Hotels. $75. 4-8 p.m. 659 Peachtree St. www.biketoursatl.com.
Persimmon Creek Vineyards, Sat., July 17: Chef and author Virginia Willis creates a special Bastille Day hors d’oeuvres menu combining French and Southern traditions. $95. 7 p.m. 81 Vineyard Lane, Clayton. 706-212-7380. www.persimmoncreekwine.com.
Rosebud, Sun., July 18: Slow Food and Rosebud team up for Slowbud, featuring a family-style picnic dinner with local favorites and a signature cocktail. After the dinner, stick around for an outdoor screening of a food documentary TBD. Reservations required. $38. 7:30 p.m. 1397 N. Highland Ave. 404-347-9747. www.rosebudatlanta.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Midtown, Sun., July 18: Learn how to create “topsy turvy cakes” with angular layers and unique designs in a hands-on class. Reservations required. $65. 1-4 p.m. 1544 Piedmont Road. 404-815-4993. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Mon., July 19: Summer Soups and Quick Breads class focuses on cold soups (including vichysoisse) and easy-to-make breads for pairing. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945. www.cookswarehouse.com.
5 Seasons Prado, Mon., July 19: 6 Degrees of Kevin & Bacon features six courses with bacon, paired with beers that have a special connection to brewmaster Kevin McNerney. Reservations required. $65.65. 6:30 p.m. 5600 Roswell Road. 404-255-5911. www.5seasonsbrewing.com.
Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Mon., July 19-Thurs., July 22: 5th annual event features 18 restaurants, including Luciano’s, Char 88 Steakhouse and newcomer The Melting Pot, offering three-course meals for $21.21. Contact restaurants directly to make reservations. Various times and locations. www.gcvb.org/restaurantweek.
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