A "Taste of Piedmont" wine dinner will be hosted by Mezzaluna Ristorante in Corona del Mar Tuesday at 7 p.m., featuring a five-course feast of specialties from this northeastern region of Italy. A sampling: gnocchi with meat sauce and Parmesan cheese and risotto with quails and truffles. Cost is $50 per person. Mezzaluna is at 2441 E. Coast Highway. (714) 675-2004.
The Olamendi family, of Casa Olamendi fame in Laguna, have opened Olamendi's Express for quick traditional Mexican food at La Paz Road and Pacific Park Drive in Laguna Hills. (714) 831-4971.