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Food events, wine tastings

Special events

Broadway Wine Walk: 5-8 p.m. Fri., Broadway Shops, 714-737 Broadway, Dunedin. Russian River Valley wines, treats, live music; guided wine walking tour highlights Dunedin history (begins at 5:30 p.m.) Self-guided walk free; guided is $7 advance, $10 day of event. (727) 738-8009.

"Andrea's Sip For Life": 7-10 p.m. Fri., Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E Ninth Ave., Ybor City. Boutique wines and tapas event to benefit pediatric cancer research. $100. (813) 248-3000, ext. 31.

Corey Taste Tour: 7-9 p.m. Fri., along Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach. Stroll shops, sample foods from local restaurants; wine, coffees, cigars. $25. (727) 363-6888.

Cooking classes

Soups & Sauces: 6-10 p.m. Thur., Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Make sauces, soups in Chef Jason's class. $50. (813) 480-5466.

Irish Favorites: 6:30-9 p.m. Fri., Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. Emerald Isle menu, plus beer and wine. $50. (813) 653-2418. Find other classes at

Raw Foods: 11 a.m. Sat., Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Banana Berry Dream Cake. Free. (727) 443-6703.

Cafe Largo Cuisine: 6:30 p.m. Mon., Cafe Largo, 12551 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Chef Dominique's informal class on French cuisine with a modern twist includes wine, light dinner. $37.50. (727) 596-6282.

Easy Easter Dinner: 6-8 p.m. March 18, Williams-Sonoma, International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. No-fuss Easter menu. $45. (813) 353-0700.

Chef Gui's New Spanish Cuisine: 6:30-9 p.m. March 18, Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. Spanish cuisine. $45. (813) 653-2418.

Hors d'Oeuvres 101: 6-10 p.m. March 20, Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Easy hors d' oeuvres. $50. (813) 480-5466.

Taste of Spring: 6:30 p.m. March 21, Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Spring menu. $40. (813) 926-4465. Find other classes at

Wine tastings, classes

Wine Country Tasting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 2855 66th St. N, St. Petersburg. More than 70 wines, hors d'oeuvres, blind tasting table. $10. (727) 345-6149.

Rival Reds: 6:30-9 p.m. today, Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. Compare New World reds with French counterparts. $25. (813) 879-2931.

Unique Varietals: 5-8 p.m. Thur., VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Try chenin blanc, albarino, other uncommon varieties. Free. (727) 522-8466.

Mazzaro's Global Wines: 1-5 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Mazzaro's Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Wines from France, Spain; on Sat. wines from Italy, Spain, California. Free. (727) 321-2400.

Winning Wines: 4:30-8 p.m. Fri., Pristine Liquors, 14381 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Sample international wine competition gold medal winners from Strong Tower Vineyards. Free. (352) 666-1088.

California and Europe: 5-8 p.m. Fri.; 1-4 p.m. Sat., A&L Fine Wines, 35249 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Wines from California, Spain, France. Free. (727) 781-4760.

Trinity Wine Tasting: 5-8 p.m. Fri., Trinity Spirits & Wine, 3208 Little Road, New Port Richey. Tasting Gala with over 100 wines and spirits, hors d'oeuvres. $10. (727) 372-5655.

Low Cost Treasures: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Pic Pac Fine Wines, 6609 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Inexpensive wines with big flavor. $5. (727) 347-0743.

Ravenswood's "No Wimpy Wines": 6:30 p.m. Fri., Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Sample big-tasting zinfandels from Sonoma's Ravenswood Winery. $45. (813) 926-4465.

Portuguese Wines: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits, 1002 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Non-fortified Portuguese table wines, artisan cheeses, registration required. $25. (813) 250-9463.

California Boutiques: 7:30 p.m. Fri., Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S Howard Ave., No. 2, Tampa. Small production boutique wines from California, paired with sushi. $16 advance, $20 at door. (813) 250-1967.

St. Patrick's Wines: 4:30 p.m. Mon., Toasted Pheasant Bistro, 14445 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Wines to pair with optional Irish cuisine menu; registration required. Free wine tasting, charge for food. (813) 265-6700.

ABC Tasting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 3110 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. Sample 70 wines, hors d'oeuvres. $10. (813) 839-7167.

Mystery of French Wines: 6-8 p.m. March 20, Tampa Wine Institute, 2009 N 22nd St., Tampa. Learn how France elevated wine to art form; compare wines from France's growing regions. $30. (813) 241-8587.

Pasta, Pizza Pairings: 6-8 p.m. March 20, Lincoln Heights Bistro, 603 Elm St., Safety Harbor. Pizza Rustica, eggplant parmesan, more; pair with sangiovese, other Italian wines. $12. (727) 726-4210.

Spring Tasting: 6-8 p.m. March 22, Got Wine, 662 Main St., Dunedin. Belgian and German beers, red and white wines from around the world, appetizers, live R&B music. $10. (727) 736-4077.

Food file is compiled by Peggy Anders. Send news of coming events at least two weeks in advance to Food File, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, e-mail to, or fax (727) 892-2327.

Food events, wine tastings 03/11/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:00am]
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