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3 Food Events You Should Know About: Pebble Beach Food & Wine; Cochon 555; Hollywood Farmers Market fundraiser

April 27, 2011 |  6:00 am


Market support: The Hollywood Farmers Market continues to negotiate with city representatives and the Los Angeles Film School about the street closure permits it needs to operate its Sunday market. In order to help offset related expenses, chef Paul Osher of Bean & Thyme and chef Jessica Koslow of SQIRL are hosting a fundraising dinner at the Farmer's Kitchen. On the menu are Osher's market-driven small plates, such as house-made beef cheek pastrami and chicken wing confit, and Koslow's desserts. Also, appetizers, seasonal mocktails and a silent auction. Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $75 payable at the door. Registration is available until 6 p.m. the day of the event at the Farmer’s Kitchen sign-up page online. 1555 N. Vine St., Suite 119, Hollywood, www.hollywoodfarmerskitchen.org.

All-out pig-out: Cochon 555, the traveling whole-pig-cook-off and tasting event, comes to Los Angeles this weekend. That's five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers, to promote the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Octavio Becerra of Palate Food & Wine, Chad Colby of Mozza, Ben Ford of Ford's Filling Station, Tim Goodell of Public Kitchen & Bar and Joshua Whigham of the Bazaar each will prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose to tail, in a friendly contest of porkiness. Attendees and judges will vote for the "Prince or Princess of Porc."  Sunday, 3:30 p.m. VIP opening, 5 p.m. general admission opening. Vibiana,  214 S. Main St., Los Angeles. Tickets start at $125 and are available at www.cochon555.com. 

Pebble Beach food fest: Meanwhile, the original Pebble Beach Food & Wine event takes place Thursday to Sunday at Pebble Beach Resorts. Festivities include a tribute dinner to Tom Colicchio, a celebrity chef golf tournament and a "Remix" dinner with Daniel Boulud as chef, Champagne pairings and DJ Danny Masterson. Tickets are still available and start at $100 for single events; go to www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com.

-- Betty Hallock 

Photo: Pebble Beach Food & Wine