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5 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

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The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied -- and sated, for that matter.

Brunch at Barnsdall Art Park: Just when you were lamenting the end of the summer's wine series up at the Hollyhock House, the folks at Barnsdall have come to the rescue with a fall brunch event. Heirloom LA will be catering eats to be paired with a three-taste champagne flight by Silverlake Wine. There'll be coffee courtesy of Bru, too.The event goes down on Sunday, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Ice Cream Class at Carmela: Seeing as how the heat wave has afflicted us lately, perhaps it's more appropriate whacky ice cream flavors to bring to your Thanksgiving table than a freshly baked pie. How about Roasted Sweet Potato, Cranberry Orange Thyme sorbet, Pear Champagne sorbet, Brown Butter Sage, Aztec Chocolate, Nutmeg, Spiced Apple sorbet, and Candied Pecan? If that sounds up your alley, head over to Carmela on Saturday, where they'll be doing an instructional class from 9:30 a.m. - noon. The $100 fee includes 2 pints. To reserve your space, email store@carmelaicecream.com.

Dessert and Coffee Pairing at Demitasse: Think foams are just for cocktails and modernist cuisine? Think again. On Sunday, Barista Sean Panzer will do a four-course pairing of desserts paired with coffee or tea beverages over at Santa Monica's Cafe Demitasse, whipping up creations like oolong tea with lemon foam, or espresso with chocolate-hazelnut biscotti. There are two seatings, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8 p.m., each for $35 per person. You need to secure a spot in order to attend, so email your name, phone number and how many in your party to info@cafedemitasse.com.

Typoon Relief Fundraiser at The Oinkster: Filipino chef Andre Guerrero is hosting a benefit at The Oinkster this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, they'll be bringing back their pork adobo burger, donating all the proceeds to the Red Cross.
The burger is made up of a stewed then pan fried pork served atop a pork patty with adobo sauce, mayo, and pico de gallo on a pan de sal bun. Guererro's sister restaurant, Maximiliano, will match the amount donated. You can find out more info on their site.

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Nosh at Beverly Hills Food & Wine Fest: If you fancy a food fest before the deluge of holiday extravagance, Beverly Hills is your jam this weekend. Sample food and sip wines and cocktails from restaurants like Joel Robuchon, Mr. Chow, Craft, Chaya, The Blvd, Pacific Dining Car, STK, and Bagatelle at the Hyatt Century City Hotel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There'll be daytime tastings from 2-5 p.m. for $150; VIP is $300. Find them here.