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January 16, 2002|Angela Pettera


San Francisco Tasting: The International Olive Oil Council, the James Beard Foundation and Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa present a food and wine tasting. (It comes after a conference on Tunisian olive oil.) Participating chefs from the Bay Area include Bridget Batson from Hawthorne Lane, Ken Frank from La Toque, Mark Franz from Farallon, Dennis Leary from Rubicon, Bradley Ogden from One Market and Jason Miller from Moose's Restaurant. 5:30 p.m. City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St., 10th floor, San Francisco. Call Copia at (707) 259-1600 to purchase tickets. $60.

Garlic Soups: Garlic soups from Spain, Italy, Greece and France are the focus of this class. 6:30 p.m. Toby's Kitchen Store, 2721 E. Main St., Ventura. (805) 643-4577 or $40.


All-Time Faves: The Epicurean School of Culinary Arts holds this class annually to feature some of the best recipes from its cooking classes over the past 15 years. Dishes this year include thyme scallops with Maui onions, veal meatballs with artichokes and creme brulee tart. 10:30 a.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 659-5990. $65.

Wine and Dine at Disney: The Orange County chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food dines at Napa Rose restaurant inside the Grand Californian Hotel in Disney's California Adventure theme park. (You don't have to pay park admission to dine at the restaurant.) Chef Andrew Sutton is making five courses, such as braised rabbit tagliatelle, Angus beef with potatoes and chocolate pate to match five wines from Robert Craig Wine Cellars. 5:30 p.m. Napa Rose, inside the Grand Californian Hotel, 1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. (714) 956-6755. Call Barbara Greenfield at the institute to reserve your spot (with a check) at (714) 283-1700. $93.


Bread Basket Workshop: Suzanne Dunaway of Buona Forchetta bakery teaches you to make focaccia, pizza dough, breadsticks and more in this hands-on class. 6:30 p.m. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. $65.

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