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August 16, 2000|_ANGELA PETTERA


A Tasty Red Crustacean: Allyson Thurber of the Lobster restaurant in Santa Monica shows seven ways to prepare lobster. 6:30 p.m. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. $65.

Thai Time: Times Test Kitchen intern Jet Tila teaches the intricacies of green chicken curry and somtum salad, among other Thai dishes. 6:30 p.m. New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.


Wine and Barbecue: Taste 20 Zinfandels from 20 wineries including Rosenblum, Ridge, Ravenswood, St. Francis and Saddleback. Rank them according to your tastes and munch on a barbecue dinner. 1 to 5 p.m. El Segundo Women's Club, 541 Standard St., El Segundo. (310) 322-4214. Call Carl Drye to make a reservation at (310) 348-9633. $38.50.


Cookbook Sale: The Culinary Historians of Southern California sell used cookbooks 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hollywood farmers market on Ivar Avenue between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards.


Haute Eats: Brian Dobbin of Haute Cakes Caffe in Newport Beach prepares a variety of interesting appetizers, including coconut-hoisin chicken skewers with green yogurt dip. 6:30 p.m. Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center, 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa. (714) 979-4510. $65.


Wally and Some Wine: Wally's wine store hosts a dinner featuring Kongsgaard wines. Those expensive Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons are paired with five courses, including a morel-crusted lamb loin with Swiss chard galette. 7 p.m. In the Colonnade of Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. (310) 581-5533. Make reservations through Wally's, (310) 475-0606. $200.

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