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April 25, 2001|ANGELA PETTERA


Party Prep: Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by learning to prepare smoky soup with chipotles, goat cheese and crab rellenos, caliente chocolate ice cream and more in this "Dine & Dash" class. 6:30 p.m. A Store for Cooks, 30100 Town Center Drive, Suite R, Laguna Niguel. (949) 495-0445. $20.

Wine Dinner: Il Tiramisu restaurant hosts a meal featuring wines of Southern Italy from the Henry Wine Group. The meal includes courses of steamed leg of lamb, tagliatelle pasta with spring vegetables and fresh figs and cheese. Reservations required. 7 p.m. Il Tiramisu, 13705 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 986-2640. $55.


Parent-Child Pasta: A big person and a little person (over 7 years old) work together in this hands-on class to make foods such as linguine with pesto and cheesy garlic bread. 4 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $110 per team.


Tour Little Saigon: Vietnamese cooking expert Haley Nguyen takes you on a culinary shopping and eating tour of Little Saigon in Orange County. 10 a.m. Meeting location given upon registration. To sign up, contact Jean Brady at the Seasonal Table: (310) 454-4220. $65.

Winery Tour & Lunch: Guests eat a three-course meal, learn to taste the differences between wines from California and from Burgundy, and tour a working winery. 1 p.m. San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar St., L.A. (323) 223-1401; $50.


Spring Dinner Class: Jim Harringer, the chef of Zeidler's Cafe, shows how to prepare a spring dinner party. 12:30 p.m. Zeidler's Cafe, in the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. (310) 440-4500; Call (310) 440-4574 to register. $40 pre-paid.

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