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November 29, 2000|ANGELA PETTERA


Holiday Entertaining: Learn to set your table with fruits, flowers, desserts and appetizers. Then learn to make the latter. 6:30 p.m. The Beverly Hills Adult School, 255 S. Laskey Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 551-5150. Class takes place in Room 361 of Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. $70. This two-part class continues Dec. 6.


Casablanca Night: Kitty Morse takes you through the making of chicken bestila (a filo-wrapped chicken and egg dish), couscous salad, eggplant terrines and more Moroccan specialties. 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $45.


Risotto Night: Evan Kleiman demonstrates basic risotto techniques. 6:30 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.


Harvest Auction: Julia Child is to be awarded the Robert Mondavi Food and Wine Award at this black-tie dinner and auction benefiting the Cal Poly Pomona hospitality program. The four-course dinner is paired with wines. Auction items include dinner for 10 at Patina, with a chance to work in the kitchen; dinner prepared in your home by chef Jennifer Naylor; and a food and wine tour of Italy. 5 p.m. for cocktails and silent auction, 7:30 p.m. for dinner and live auction. Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St., L.A. (213) 617-1133. Call the Collins School of Hospitality Management for more information and tickets, (909) 869-4471. $300.


Truffle Time: Peter Roelant, chef at Four Oaks in Bel-Air, divulges the hows and whens of using truffles in cooking. He uses both black and white truffles. 6:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 659-5990. $125.

Mommy and Me: Moms, dads and their kids follow the steps of building a gingerbread house in this two-day class. Bring two cookie sheets and a sharp knife. 6:30 p.m. Continues on Dec. 5. City Adult School, 4501 Elenda St., Culver City. (310) 842-4300. $52.

Little India: Neela Paniz, chef and owner of Bombay Cafe, takes you through an Indian meal. 7 p.m. Jean Brady Cooking School, 680 Brooktree Road, Santa Monica. (310) 454-4220. $75.

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