Sunday, Dec. 2
Latkepalooza, a celebration of Hanukkah and the potato pancake, featuring a wide array of latkes prepared by chefs from local restaurants, including Marigold Kitchen, Estia, Old Original Bookbinder's, Jones and more. $15 adults; $10 ages 6-12; Free for children under 6. 2-4 p.m. at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. For tickets and more information, call 215-446-3021 or visit www.gershmanY.org.
Dec. 6: Veuve Clicquot Champagne dinner, featuring a menu of New American cuisine prepared by chef Michael DiBianca and six vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. $130 at Moro Restaurant, 1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington. Reservations taken at 302-777-1800.
Dec. 6: Vodka 101, to benefit Les Dames d'Ecoffier's Philadelphia chapter and featuring hors d'oeuvres, Laderach spiced truffles, passion raspberry cocktails, and a blind tasting of vodka presented by Andrea Bearbower of Absolut Vodka. $35. 6 p.m. at Yangming, 1051 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr. To register, call Nancy Miller at 215-817-8826 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 7: Chocolate and wine dinner, featuring a menu including a red pepper chocolate turnover paired with Domaine de Malavieille 2005, Mexican turkey mole paired with Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve 2004 and chocolate cake paired with Domaine Scamandre, Renouard 2004. $75. 7 p.m. at Spring Mill Cafe, 164 Barren Hill Rd., Conshohocken, 610-828-2550.
Dec. 7: Australia: Beyond Chardonnay and Shiraz, a wine-tasting and seminar with wine expert Marnie Old that includes a selection of small plates. $49; includes museum admission. 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Museum Restaurant, 26th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway. Call 215-235-7469 for reservations.
Dec. 8: Chicken and stir-fry class, with chef Joseph Poon, featuring a trip to an Asian grocery store, tips for preparing ginger chicken stock, boning a chicken and preparing several dishes from one chicken, as well as a full meal for each student. $95 plus tax and gratuity. 4 p.m. at Joseph Poon's Chef's Kitchen, 1010 Cherry St., 2d floor. To register, call 215-500-9774 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Barry Zukerman
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