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3 Food Events You Should Know About: Planned Parenthood's Food Fare; 'Bistronomics' at Breadbar; wine and pizza tasting at Rosso Wine Shop

February 24, 2011 | 12:40 pm


A Planned Parenthood party: On March 10, Planned Parenthood will host its 32nd annual Food Fare, where supporters of the organization and foodies will join together to eat and raise money for the health centers that provide care to more than 120,000 women, men and teens every year. What started out as a simple cooking demonstration by Julia Child has become the largest fund-raising event for Planned Parenthood L.A., and features food from top restaurants such as Church and State, A.O.C., Ammo, Clementine, Tavern and Lucques, as well as some of the city's most popular food trucks. VIP reception for sponsors is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the daytime session is 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the evening session is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $150 for the daytime session and $225 for the evening session.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica; to purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.pplafoodfare.com.

'Bistronomics' pop-up: Breadbar and chef Jet Tila of Wazuzu at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas host a two-night dining event called "Bistronomics." On March 6 and 7 from 6 to 10 p.m., Alex Ageneau, sous chef at the Royce at the Langham in Pasadena, will be cooking a five-course prix-fixe dinner, featuring dishes such as smoked cod with crème fraiche and a caramelized apple tart with onions and walnuts, among others. Guests will be able to interact with the chef as they watch the dishes being prepared in an open kitchen. $65 a person, reservations recommended.

8718 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (310) 205-0124; www.breadbar.net.

Wine to go with pizza: On Friday and Saturday, Russo Wine Shop is hosting a wine tasting to go with pizza, from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. For $10 a person, 2009 Luigi Giusti Rosato, 2007 Rubino Primitivo Punto Aquila and 2008 Valle Dell'Acate Nero d'Avola II Moro can all be sampled. Pizza is an additional $10. 

3459-1/2 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale; (818) 330-9130; www.rossowineshop.com. 

-- Emma Wartzman

Photo: Ray Chavez /Contra Costa Times / MCT