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Three Food Events You Should Know About: Who says the weekend has to end?

August 21, 2009 |  5:08 pm

Farmers-Market MONDAY

Ancient vines Enjoy a four-course wine dinner at Osteria Mozza featuring the wines of Azienda Agricola Marchesi Fumanelli. The winery, which is in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto in Northern Italy, was built in an area that was once home to an ancient Roman villa. It has been producing wine since the 18th century. Owner Andrea Fumanelli will be on hand to pour and discuss several rare wines from his Squarano estate. 6602 Melrose Ave., L.A., 7:30 p.m. $85. (323) 866-5300. www.mozza-la.com.


La Fenetre wine dinner Winemaker Joshua Klapper is the star of an intimate wine dinner at Fraiche restaurant. Chef Jason Travi will cook a seven-course meal while Klapper pours and discusses not-yet-released vintages from his Santa Barbara winery, which produces only 500 cases of wine per year. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 7 p.m. $75. (310) 839-6800. www.fraicherestaurantla.com.


A tasty tour Melting Pot Food Tours presents a 3 1/2 -hour walking tour called Farmers Market & W. 3rd Street Food Tasting Tour. The journey begins at the original Farmers Market on Fairfax, where participants will learn the fascinating history of certain vendors and sample a variety of their wares. It will then continue down West 3rd Street to the Beverly Center, stopping for tastes and stories at a variety of restaurants, cafes and gourmet groceries. Note: These tours are ongoing, not one-time events. The next tour takes place at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26. $49. Advance reservations recommended. (424) 247-9666. www.meltingpottours.com.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Bob Tusquella, owner of Tusquellas Fish & Oyster Bar, Bob Tusquellas Sea Foods and Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts at the Farmers Market at Fairfax and 3rd Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times