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Event Menu

June 11-16

By Virginia B. Wood, June 11, 2010, Food

• Aquarelle chef/co-owner Terry Wilson will help the student farmers of Urban Roots prepare and present the first in a series of four Com­mun­ity Lunches at the farm (7651 Dal­wau). $10 donation; make necessary reservations and get directions at Friday, June 11, 11:30am-1pm.

• The lavender capital of Texas hosts the sixth annual Blanco Lavender Festival on the grounds of the historic old Blanco County Court­house and at four local farms in the surrounding area. Events include 5K and 10K fun runs; live music; tastings of Texas wines; craft beers; arts & crafts vendors; seminars with chefs, herbalists, and master gardeners; plus tours of the four farms with special festivities at each location. Complete details and maps at June 11-13, Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm.

• Saturday is a busy day at Green Gate Farms (8310 Canoga), with a booksigning (10-11:30am) by Janet Fletcher, author of Eating Local (Andrews McMeel, $35), an okra cooking demo (11am-1:30pm) by Barbara Frisbee, a Slow Food potluck lunch (11:30am- 1pm), and a canning class to benefit the kids' Farm Camp ($20; 1-2:30pm). Details at Saturday, June 12, 10am-2:30pm.

• Celebrity chef Sara Moulton will present an in-store cooking demo and sign copies of her new book, Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners (Simon & Schuster, $35) at Faraday's Kitchen Store (1501 RR 620 N., 266-5666, Saturday, June 12, 11am-1pm.

• The Moveable Feast supper club offers a summer dinner in South Austin. $40; make necessary reservations via e-mail at to confirm the location. Saturday, June 12, 7pm.

• Chef Lawrence Kocurek presents classes in curing meats ($75; June 13) and French sauces ($45; June 20). Both include a charcuterie buffet and wine. Make necessary reservations at or 291-4461. Sundays, June 13 & 20, 1-4pm.

24 Diner (600 N. Lamar, 472-5400) hosts a four-course dinner paired with wines from Krupp Brothers Winery. $75 per person; make necessary reservations at Wednesday, June 16, 7pm.

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