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November 08, 2000|ANGELA PETTERA


Fish Girl: Evie Hansen, a fisherman's wife and seafood cook, gives tips on choosing and preparing seafood and how to make it fun for kids to eat. 3 to 6 p.m. Santa Monica Seafood, 1205 Colorado Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 393-5244. Free.

Wine Dinner: The Wine Merchant features a four-course meal with Sue Hua Newton, who discusses her wines from Newton Vineyard. 7:30 p.m. The Wine Merchant, 9701 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-7322. $75.


Fall Fiesta: The city of San Fernando celebrates Mexican American culture with this weekend-long festival that culminates in a menudo cook-off Sunday. (Menudo is the traditional Mexican soup made with tripe and hominy.) The fiesta includes carnival rides, games, food booths, entertainment and arts and crafts. 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Along San Fernando Road between Brand and Mission boulevards, downtown San Fernando. (818) 361-3885.


The Organic Way: Women Chefs and Restaurateurs is sponsoring this organic food tour and tasting. An organic buffet brunch is served after the farm tour. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. 10 a.m. The Wright Way Organic Resource Center, 24680 Piuma Road, Malibu. Call WCR headquarters to register, (877) 927-7787. $50.

Tea Signing: Robert Wemischner and Diana Rosen sign copies of their new book, "Cooking With Tea" (Periplus, $35). They'll also share samples of their recipes. 1 to 3 p.m. Algabar, 920 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. (310) 360-3500.

Dessert Signing: Cindy Mushet signs copies of her new book "Desserts: Mediterranean Flavors California Style" (Scribner, $30). 2 to 4 p.m. The Cook's Library, 8373 W. 3rd St., L.A. (323) 655-3141.


Classic Indian: Cookbook author Julie Sahni presents the cuisine of the royal Mogul courts in this class featuring dishes such as rogan josh (lamb braised in cream sauce), tandoori murgh (classic Pakistan tandoori chicken) and zafran pullao (saffron pilaf with Mogul spices and pistachios). 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $60.


Flask Dinner: The Flask liquor store hosts a wine dinner at Monty's Steak & Seafood. Wines from Joseph Phelps Vineyards are poured with the five-course meal. 7 p.m. Monty's Steak & Seafood, 5371 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 716-9736. $125 prepaid.

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