Event Menu

July 24-29

Wildseed Farms near Fredericks­burg (800/848-0078, www.wildseedfarms.com) invites you to spice things up at its annual Gourmet Chili Pepper and Salsa Festival. Enjoy shopping, strolling in the wildflower fields, cooking demonstrations on the patio, spicy food samples, live music, and nightly dancing. Friday through Sunday, July 24-26.

• The Austin Farmers' Market (Republic Square Park, Fourth & Guadalupe) hosts a cook-off between chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas and food writer Laura Kelso to promote a ticket giveaway for the upcoming film Julie & Julia, about a blogger who cooks her way through Julia Child's iconic first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Saturday, July 25, 10am.

• Chef/nutritherapist Alain Braux presents a class on gluten-free baking at the Whole Foods Culinary Center (Fifth & Bowie). Cost is $65 per person. Make necessary reservations at 542-2340 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lamar-culinarycenter. Saturday, July 25, 10am-1pm.

Hosteria Verde Supper Club (www.hosteriaverde.com) chef John Cain will prepare a Mexican feast to benefit Mexic-Arte Museum (419 Congress, 480-9373, www.mexic-artemuseum.org) in its 25th successful year. A complimentary cocktail hour will be presented by Republic Tequila. Tickets are $65, and reservations are required. Saturday, July 25, 7pm.

• Executive Chef Virginia Morgan of Borboleta Gourmet (in the Bella Salon & Day Spa building at 1221 W. Sixth, 828-7404, www.borboletagourmet.com) presents a noncooking class for raw-foods enthusiasts. The $120 cost includes all materials and recipes, and reservations are necessary. Sunday, July 26, noon-4pm.

• Enjoy an evening of fine Italian wine and food pairings at Andiamo Ristorante (2521 Rutland, 719-3377, www.andiamoitaliano.com) under the direction of sommelier Pier Manna. $40 per person; reservations are necessary. Tuesday, July 28, 7pm.

• The Berry Fairy (Houston food blogger Jenny Wang) brings a Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping party to the Belmont (305 W. Sixth). Guests get one miracle berry and a "bacchanalian banquet of foods specially selected for the flavor tripping." Tito's Vodka will sponsor a "mad-mixologist vodka bar for guests to create their own taste-defying tonics." Tickets are $40 through PayPal at www.theberryfairy.com, and reservations are strongly suggested. Wednesday, July 29, 6-8pm.

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