Chocolates & Bonbons
May 21, 22
Los Angeles. $499. Valrhona En Route chocolate workshop, led by chef Derek Poirier, covers a wide array of techniques in a intimate classroom atmosphere of only 8 pastry professionals. 718-522-7001, x105; www.valrhona-chocolate.com.
21st Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Various locations in New Orleans. Food and wine tastings, vintner dinners, seminars, an inaugural celebrity chef gala, and more. 504-529-WINE; www.nowfe.com.
33rd Annual Napa Valley Wine Auction
May 30–June 2
Various locations in Napa Valley. Sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners Assn. 707-963-3388; www.auctionnapavalley.org.
The Art of Eating: MFK Fisher
Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA. MFK Fisher–inspired dishes are made by local chefs at this Audubon Canyon Ranch event. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 415-868-9244; www.auduboncanyonranch.org.
Dairy-Deli-Bakery Seminar & Expo
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. Conference presented by the Int’l Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn. 608-310-5000; www.iddba.org.
Coffee Fest Chicago
Navy Pier, Chicago. 800-595-PIER or 425-295-3300; www.coffeefest.com.
11th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
June 8, 9
Madison Square Park, NYC. 18 pitmasters from across the country serve up barbecue along with seminars, demos, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy. 646-747-0584; www.bigapplebbq.org.
Menus of Change
A new leadership summit from The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard School of Public Health. Discover delicious food choices at the intersection of public health, environmental stewardship, and business success. The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA. www.menusofchange.org.
IFMA Foodservice Fundamentals
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport, Rosemont, IL. Series presented by the Int’l Foodservice Manufacturers Assn. 312-540-4400; www.ifmaworld.com.
Bordeaux Parc des Expositions Exhibition Centre. Trade-only int’l wine and spirits exhibition including approximately 600 wine producers and exporters, seminars, and tastings. www.vinexpo.com.
32nd Annual Telluride Wine Festival
Various locations in Telluride, CO. 212-166-4335; www.telluridewinefestival.com.
29th Annual Central Coast Wine Classic
Various locations in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Sponsored in part by Wine Spectator. 805-544-1285; www.centralcoastwineclassic.org.