Leave the spatula in the drawer this week and treat yourself to these 5 great food events.

Sixteen limited seats is the magic number of Avenue Kitchen's (789 E. Lancaster Ave.) special dinner as it hosts its first ever Wine Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11 that will take visitors on a mouthwatering journey with selections such as tuna tartare with Charles & Charles Rose of Syrah, and short rib with Trinchero Mario's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The dinner is $100 per person and starts at 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving is creeping upon us; time to get ready. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, learn how to master Thanksgiving dinner sides at the Yardley Inn (82 E Afton Ave) during a holiday workshop led by Chef Eben. For $45 guests will learn hands-on how to make delicious holiday staples such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, succotash and more. Class starts at 7 p.m. (UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.)

C.R.E.A.M. : If Chinese food rules everything around you, you're in luck. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, shimmy shimmy over to Han Dynasty (123 Chestnut St.) for a special Wu-Tang Clan 36 Chambers dinner pairing featuring 20 in-house dishes and 16 beers from Shawnee Craft and Dogfish Head. Expect choices such as duck stir-fried, pork belly, shredded pork, Dogfish 120 Minute IPA, Shawnee Belgian Tripel, and more. Guests will truly taste the flavor of Shaolin at this one. Dinner is $55 per person and starts at 6:30 p.m.

Oysters go swell with beer, but how about oysters paired with gin? Who'd have thought? Discover a whole new taste pairing at noon on Saturday, Nov. 15 as the Oyster House's (1516 Sansom St.) general manager Daniel McLaughlin hosts Bluecoat Gin distiller Michael Higgins and Matt Teacher, author of the book The Spirit of Gin, for an afternoon of discussion and pairing of oysters and gin. The event costs $20 per person and Matt Teacher's book is available for purchase during the day.

It's Sunday, pig out. On Nov. 16, the Pickled Heron's (2218 Frankford Ave) Everything But The Oink pairing features a four-course prix fixe menu including pork from Philly Cowshare, 100% grass-fed meat. For $55 guests can enjoy house-made charcuterie, mustard greens, cabbage, and apple pie for desert. Dinner times are 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.