Monday, March 31

Russian vodka and caviar tasting

, featuring Imperia vodka paired with caviar and other hors d'oeuvres. $45. 6-7:30 p.m. at Morton's The Steakhouse, 1411 Walnut St. For reservations, call 215-557-0724.

Tuesday, April 1

Oyster tasting and tutorial

, featuring a raw bar with a wide variety of oysters, cooked oyster dishes, and a demonstration of how to shuck oysters. $35. 6:30-8 p.m. at Legal Sea Foods on the upper level of the Court at King of Prussia, 690 W. DeKalb Pike. For reservations, call 610-265-5566.

Wednesday, April 2

Latin American dinner

prepared and served by students from the Widener University School of Hospitality Management. $15-$22. 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Heintz Dining Room, Widener University, One University Place, Chester. For information and reservations, call 610-499-1127.

Pastas and sauces class

with executive chef Roberta Adamo from Penne Restaurant. $60. 6:30 p.m. at the Madsen building, 2901 Springfield Rd., Broomall. For reservations, call 610-649-9290.

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April 4: Wines, Canines and Felines

, a combination wine tasting and animal adoption party featuring ample wine, pets in need of homes, and an animal-themed scavenger hunt with wine and pet-related prizes. Free admission and wine. 6-9 p.m., with wine and a limited number of pets at Pinot, 227 Market St. and many more prospective pets at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society shelter at 2d and Arch Sts. For information, visit

or call 215-627-9463.

April 9: Sushi 101

, a lesson in preparing sushi rolls, as well as tips on ordering and eating them; followed by a full multi-course Japanese dinner. $35. 6 p.m. at Benihana, 5255 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken. To enroll, call 856-665-6320.

Fourth International Sake Fest

, featuring dozens of sake varieties for tasting, tips on pairing sake with food and food prepared by chefs from area restaurants. $55 advance; $65 at door. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 12th and Market Sts. Tickets available at

or by calling 610-649-6330.

- Barry Zukerman

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