Chilean Food and Wines: This class explores Chilean wines and the foods that go best with them. Taste the wines, then learn to make beef empanadas, halibut in escabeche sauce, chicken in walnut sauce and more. 7 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $75.
Ethnic Appetizers: Gerri Gilliland, chef and owner of Jake & Annie's and Lula Cocina, demonstrates ethnic appetizers such as sweet potato tortellini and beef \o7 negemaki \f7 with asparagus. 11 a.m. Location given upon registration. Call Gilliland's office to register at (310) 306-9305, Ext. 2#. $65.
Cellar Dinner: Bistro 45 delves deep into its cellar to put on this five-course, five-wine dinner with Nova Scotia scallops, beef tenderloin and \o7 mort au chocolate\f7 . Wines include selections from Kistler and Turley. 6:30 p.m. Bistro 45, 45 S. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. (626) 795-2478. $90.
Nobu Signing: Nobu Matsuhisa, chef and owner of Matsuhisa restaurant, signs "Nobu: The Cookbook" (Kodansha International, $37) 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Cook's Library, 8373 W. 3rd St., L.A. (323) 655-3141. Free.
Frenchy's Visits Alsace: Chef Andre Angles has teamed with the Wine Country for a wine dinner that focuses on Alsatian food and wines. Five courses of food plus a reception include foie gras Napoleon and roast goose with blackberry sauce. 6:30 p.m. Frenchy's Bistro, 4137 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 494-8787. $65.
Nick & Stef & Staglin: Staglin Family wines are poured at this four-course dinner of dry-aged New York strip-loin. Dessert is a chocolate melting cake or a selection of California cheeses with roasted figs and walnut toast. 7:30 p.m. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, in the Wells Fargo Center, 330 S. Hope St., L.A. (213) 680-0330. $89.