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• Want to learn more about dim sum? For­tune Chi­nese Seafood Res­tau­rant, 10901 N. La­mar Blvd., is host­ing a guided lunch at 11 a.m. Sun­day. Try tra­di­tional dim sum dishes like dumplings, buns, rolls and pas­tries; an in­struc­tor will be on hand to help you or­der and an­swer ques­tions. $15. dim­ • Lo­cal com­pa­nies Sticky

Tof­fee Pud­ding Co. and Fis­cher & Wieser Spe­cialty

Foods both won gold at the Fancy Food Show in New York City a few weeks ago. The event, hosted by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Spe­cialty Food Trade, is one of the largest trade shows in the in­dus­try. Sticky Tof­fee Pud­ding won out­stand­ing baked good, and Fis­cher & Wieser’s Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce won in the clas­sic cat­e­gory.

• Texas Dis­posal Sys­tems is host­ing a fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Sun­day at the com­pany’s Ex­otic Game Ranch, 11508 Carl Road in Creed­moor, for the Barr Man

sion to help raise funds to re­build the fa­cil­ity’s ar­ti­san ball­room, de­stroyed in a fire last month. Guests who do­nated at least $40 can sam­ple food and drinks from lo­cal chefs and food ar­ti­sans. RSVP through the Face­book group, which can be found by search­ing “Friends of Barr Man­sion.” Make do­na­tions and find more in­for­ma­tion on­line at www. farm­housede­liv­ or­rman­

• Change is afoot out in the win­ery in Drift­wood for­merly known as Man­dola Es­tate. Founders Lisa and Stan Duch­man have taken over the win­ery half, leav­ing Damian Man­dola own­er­ship of the res­tau­rant, Trat­to­ria Lisina. The win­ery is now called Duch­man Fam­ily

Win­ery and will con­tinue to op­er­ate un­der the watch­ful eye of wine­mak­ers Dave Reilly and Mark Penna.

• The Wine & Food Foun­da­tion of Texas is host­ing a con­tem­po­rary wine trends class with wine ex­pert and Mirabelle and Streat owner Michael Vilim. The class ($25 for foun­da­tion mem­bers or $35 for non­mem­bers), which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day at Streat, 3211 Red River St., will fea­ture 10 wines and a va­ri­ety of ap­pe­tiz­ers. www. wine­food­foun­da­ • Chef Bob Hauser of

Can­noli Joe’s is of­fer­ing monthly cook­ing classes at the lo­cally owned Ital­ian res­tau­rant in Sun­set Val­ley. Risot­tos are the sub­ject of tonight’s class from 6:30 to 8:30. Hauser will demon­strate how to make three dif­fer­ent kinds of risot­tos as class par­tic­i­pants en­joy a meal that in­cludes salad, dessert and wine pair­ings. The next class is Aug. 11. Re­serve a seat by call­ing 892-4444 or go­ing on­line. www.can­no­li­

• Le Cor­don Bleu School of Culi­nary Arts is host­ing two Bastille Day events this week. Ven­tana Res­tau­rant, the school’s on-site res­tau­rant, will fea­tured a four­course prix fixe French menu for both lunch and din­ner for $17.89 (the year of the storm­ing of the Bastille, for you non-Fran­cophiles). Call 388-3850 for reser­va­tions. Get a primer on French cook­ing tech­niques from chef Gra­ham Mitchell from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs­day in a class called ‘A Cel­e­bra­tion of French Cui­sine.’ Go to www.lcbchefs se­ to reg­is­ter.

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