Tuesday, Dec. 1
Cakebread wine dinner, featuring a five-course menu that includes a fresh oyster trio, butter-poached lobster, pheasant coq au vin, lamb Wellington, and fig and raisin bread pudding, all paired with wines from Cakebread Cellars. $115 plus tax and gratuity. 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Marlton Pike (Route 70) West, www.caffelamberti.com. For reservations, call 856-663-1747.
Dec. 3-4: Book signing by the Food Network's Duff Goldman, who will sign copies of his new book, Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes at four Kitchen Kapers locations over two days. Free admission; $28 for the book. 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at 213 S. 17th St., 215-546-8059; 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3 at 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, 610-337-8100; 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at 23 Hulfish St., Princeton, 609-924-9190; 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Eastgate Square, 1341 Nixon Dr., Moorestown, 856-778-7705.
Dec. 5: Hamburger-cooking class for children and parents with instruction on basic cooking techniques and an emphasis on safety. $25 for parent and child. 10 a.m.-noon at Doghouse Gourmet Burgers, 24 East Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, 610-269-9381, www.doghouseburgers.com.
Dec. 13: Latkepalooza, featuring a wide array of potato pancakes prepared by chefs from local restaurants, including Estia, Jones, Max & David's, Sabrina's, Zahav and more, as well as Hanukkah arts and crafts and other children's activities. $15; $10 for children in advance; $18; $13 for children at the door. 2-4 p.m. at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gershmanY.org or call 215-545-4400.
Dec. 14: Healthy holiday treats, an interactive class for cancer patients and their family members. Free, but must RSVP by Dec. 11. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, 215-879-7733, www.twcp.org.
- Barry Zukerman