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Small Bites: Craft wine dinner, Marche Moderne celebrates, Colicchio signs books

April 20, 2009 | 10:30 am


Favia Erickson wine dinner: Craft Los Angeles presents a five-course wine dinner featuring Favia Erickson Winegrowers  on Tuesday, April 21. On the menu: Maine lobster salad with 2006 Suize Viognier, Amador; crispy duck leg confit with 2006 La Josefina Pinot Noir, Russian River; Berkshire pork belly with sausage and ravioli with 2006 Rompecabezas Amador Red Wine; beef flatiron and short rib with 2005 Cerro Sur Napa Valley Red Wine; and creme fraiche panna cotta with poached sour cherries and bittersweet chocolate cake with 2006 Quarzo Amador Syrah. $120, plus tax and 20% service charge. 10100 Constellation Blvd., (310) 279-4180. www.craftrestaurant.com

Colicchio book signing: Tom Colicchio will be signing copies of his new book, "wichcraft," at the Santa Monica Williams-Sonoma on Thursday, April 23. He'll also be hosting a panini tasting. 1600 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 586-1018.

Market nights at Marche Moderne:Marche Moderne celebrates its second anniversary by setting up a European-style open market on the rooftop patio  and offering a five-course chef's tasting menu. The market will feature specialty food items for purchase. April 29 and 30. 3333 Bristol St., No. 3001, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, (714) 434-7900. www.marchemodern.net

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Craft L.A. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times.