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November 21, 2001


Big Bake Sale: The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel adds a bake sale to its tree-lighting ceremony with goodies being sold to help raise funds for the United Service Organization of San Diego, which provides assistance to military members and their families. 4 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-2000. Goodies range from $5 to $20.


Campanile Desserts: Pastry chef Kimberly Boyce displays Christmas desserts from the restaurant. 6:30 p.m. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. $60.

NOV. 28

Acacia Wine Dinner: Mistral French bistro in Beverly Hills hosts winemaker Michael Terrien from Acacia Winery. 6:30 p.m. Mistral, 301 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 275-2900. $85.

Sam's Wine Dinner: Winemaker Michael Brown brings the fruits of his Buttonwood Farm label as well as samples from his private label, Kalyra, and new M. Brown label to this dinner. With all that wine, eat watercress salad with pomegranate dressing, gnocchi with duck ragu, roasted leg of lamb and chocolate-Mascarpone cheesecake. 7 p.m. Sam's by the Beach, 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica Canyon. (310) 230-9100. $79 prepaid.

DEC. 1 AND 2

Zov's Friends: Zov Karamardian of Zov's Bistro in Tustin brings Julia Child and Emeril Lagasse together at Karamardian's restaurant for two days of fund-raising. On Dec. 1, Karamardian cooks a seven-course meal for her guests of honor at 6 p.m. Tickets are $1,500 per person; proceeds go to the James Beard Foundation. On Dec. 2, Karamardian, Child and Lagassepresent a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Lunch is served afterward. This event is $500 per person with proceeds benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Zov's Bistro, 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin. (714) 838-8855.

Angela Pettera

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