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May 30, 2001|Angela Pettera


Carribean Cooking Class: Jennifer Naylor, chef of Granita, shows how to make voodoo chicken and Jamaican jerk pork skewers, and Carribean red snapper with coconut curry. Have lunch with wine after. 11 a.m. Granita, in the Malibu Colony Plaza, 23725 W. Malibu Road, Malibu. (310) 456-0488. $75.


Savor the Flavor: The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross presents this food, wine and microbrew tasting. Among the restaurants offering tastes: Twin Palms, the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel, The Oaks Doubletree Hotel, Marston's, Duxbury's Catering, Romano's Macaroni Grill, McCormick & Schmick's, Kenwood Vineyards, Trinchero Family Estates, Valley of the Moon Winery and Passino Distributing. 6 p.m. The Court of Champions, the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. (626) 577-3100. Call the Red Cross at (626) 799-0841, Ext. 801, for tickets. $50.


Cookbook Talk: Janet Jarvits, owner of Cook Books used cookbook store in Pasadena, will talk about building a rare cookbook collection. 10:30 a.m. Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. (213) 228-7101. Free.


Champagne Tasting: Wally's wine store hosts this Champagne and tete de cuvee tasting to raise funds for the City of Hope and the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center. Cugini will provide an oyster bar. Other participating restaurants include Drago, Maple Drive, Jozu, Brentwood, Melisse, Zax, Michael's, Napa Valley Grille, Campanile, Kung Pao Bistro and Sonora Cafe. Champagnes and sparkling wines to be poured include Dom Perignon, Krug, Roederer Cristal, Taittinger, Veuve Cliquot, Perrier-Jouet, Piper-Heidsieck, Laurent Perrier, Bollinger and more. 6:30 p.m. Le Merigot Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. (800) 926-9524. Call Gary at Wally's for tickets at (310) 475-0606. $162.


The Great Match: One hundred Spanish wines are paired with tapas, small dishes of food from Spain and around the world, in this tasting event. Toribio Prado and Manuel Anaya (Cava/Cha Cha Cha), Suzanne Goin (Lucques), Ludovic Lefebvre (L'Orangerie), Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Ciudad), David Slatkin (Fenix) and Hisashi Yoshiara (Jozu) will create the tapas. Wines include Rioja reds, Albarinos whites, sparkling cavas and Sherries. 6:30 p.m. Hotel Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. (310) 581-5533. For tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit $65.

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