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Eat, Drink, Cook, Learn

Published: April 7, 2012 Updated: March 19, 2013 at 02:43 AM
BERGHOFF: 11063 State Road 54, Odessa; (727) 853-3373‎ or www.icookalot.comSpring Picnic, noon Saturday; $45CAFÉ LARGO: 12551 Indian Rocks Road, #18, Largo; (727) 596-6282 or www.cafelargorestaurant.comVeal Sauté Chasseur, 6:30 p.m. April 16; $37.50; RSVPNATURE'S FOOD PATCH: 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater; (727) 443-6703 or www.naturesfoodpatch.comVivid Foods, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; freeRaw Fusion, 3 p.m. Saturday; freeEarth Friendly Grocery Shopping (store tour), 6:30 p.m. April 16; freePUBLIX: Apron's Cooking School, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa; (813) 926-4465 or www.publix.comSouth of the Border, 6 p.m. Monday; $40Eat Smart Dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday; $40Basic Knife Skills, 6 p.m. Wednesday; $50Barbecue U, 6 p.m. Thursday; $50Am I Speaking Greek? 6 p.m. Friday; $45Italian Techniques, 10 a.m. Saturday and April 21 and 28; $150 for three-part seriesSpring Grilling, 6 p.m. Saturday; $45The Basics of Frugal Cooking, 6 p.m. April 16, 23 and 30; $125 for three-part seriesThe Basics of Culinary, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 17 and 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22; $300 for six-part seriesSAFFORD HOUSE: 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs; (727) 942-5605 or www.tarponarts.orgYouvetsi and Koulourakia, noon Saturday; $20; RSVPWHOLE FOODS MARKET: 1548 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 874-9435 or www.wholefoodsmarket.comHealthier Planet, Healthier You (store tour), 6:30 p.m. Friday; freeCOLUMBIA YBOR CITY: Enjoy a five-course winemaker dinner with fourth-generation Enrique Toso of Bodegas y Viñedos Pascual Toso from Mendoza, Argentina, at 7 p.m. April 25 at 2117 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. The cost is $100. For reservations and information, call (813) 248-4961 or visit The winery, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Argentina.STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: The annual Taste the Best of Tampa Bay will feature live entertainment, food tastings and an open bar at 7 p.m. April 21 on the Tampa Riverwalk and Straz Center grounds at 1010 N. MacInnes Place. Dozens of local restaurants, caterers and vendors will participate. Scheduled performers include Vertical Horizon, Trumaine Lamar, Seven Years Past and The Groves. Tickets start at $80. Call (813) 229-7827 or visit FINE WINE & SPIRITS: Select from more than 50 wine samples, enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres and chat with wine experts from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 1845 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The $10 cost includes a souvenir wine glass and a coupon for a purchase that night. Call (813) 907-2647.