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September 20, 2000|ANGELA PETTERA


Noodles, Noodles, Noodles: Asian noodles are the focus of this class, which features dishes such as lo mein and chow mein. 6:30 p.m. Culver City Adult School, 4501 Elenda St., Culver City. (310) 842-4300. $26.


Love of Lobster: This class is called "Transcendental Meditation with Lobster." The upshot is that Peter Roelant of Four Oaks teaches techniques for cooking lobster. 6:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 659-5990. $75.


Green and White: Massimo Ormani teaches puree of asparagus soup, spinach and ricotta gnocchi and stuffed chicken with basil sauce. 10 a.m. In the kitchen of Locanda Veneta, 8638 W. 3rd St., L.A. (310) 274-1893. Call Ormani at (310) 246-8892 to sign up. $90.


Celebrity Charity Event: The Palm restaurant hosts its annual event at which celebrities dress up as waiters to serve steak dinners. Judd Nelson, Larry King, Joan Van Ark and Leif Garrett are among them. Proceeds benefit the City of Hope National Medical Center and the National Cancer Prevention Fund. 7 p.m. The Palm, 9001 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 550-8811. Call Susan Pasarow for reservations at (818) 762-5960. $500.

Gourmet Festival of Fall: The Crown Guild sponsors an annual food and wine-tasting event to raise money for AbilityFirst, which provides services to San Gabriel Valley residents with physical and developmental disabilities. Restaurants including Arroyo Chop House, Cafe Bizou, Cayo, Ducz, Maison Akira and Trattoria Tre Venezie dish out tastes while wineries and breweries provide drinks. 3 to 7 p.m. Villa del Sol d'Oro, 675 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre. Call the Lawrence L. Frank Center for tickets at (626) 449-5661, Ext. 118. $65.


Burgundian Dinner: This dinner of classic dishes and wines from the Burgundy region of France includes four courses of food and five wines. 7 p.m. The Wine Bistro, 11915 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 766-6233. $50.

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