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July 17, 2002|Sandra Wu


Lunch and Signing: Getty Center chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a lunch from Deborah Madison's "Local Flavors" (Broadway Books, $39.95) at 11:30 a.m. at the Restaurant at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Madison will sign books at 11 a.m. Reservations, (310) 440-7300. Lunch is $35, or $50 paired with wines.

Spa Cuisine: Virginia Evans shows how to prepare artichoke onion cheese tart, grilled tuna green bean potato salad with sun-dried tomato dressing and individual chocolate cakes. 11:30 a.m. Purcell Murray Culinary Lifestyle Center in Huntington Beach, 15400 Graham St., Suite 102. Registration, (800) 294-0644, Ext. 1. $45.

Wines of Summer Demo Class: Peter Kerr and May Parich provide tips on summer wine- and food-pairing. Dishes include lobster salad, marinated grilled flank steak and peach cobbler. 6:30 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Reservations, (310) 842-9702. $80.


Crab Cooking Class: Chris Southwick of the Terrace Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa leads a soft-shell crab cooking class featuring two hours of hands-on cooking instruction followed by a three-course lunch paired with wine. 10 a.m. The Grill kitchen, the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. Reservations required. (626) 568-3900. $95.


Moroccan Cooking Class: Cookbook author Kitty Morse teaches a class featuring shrimp filo purses with cumin-scented tomato shermula sauce and tajine of Cornish hens with figs in a honey and cinnamon sauce. 6:30 p.m. Westlake Culinary Institute, 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. To register, call (818) 991-3940 or go to $65.

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