2012-03-08 / Cuisine

food & wine CALENDAR

. Thursday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., Decanted: Taste a variety of reds and whites from popular regions of California served with light appetizers; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; (800) 980-5766.

. Saturday, March 10, 12:30 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Cookbook author Bobbie Thompson demonstrates how to make white chocolate cookies; free, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663.

. Sunday, March 11, 18 and 25, 1-5 p.m., Seminole Casino Immokalee: Sample goodies from a variety of vendors at the Paradise Food Truck Rally; 506 S. First St., Immokalee; (800) 218-0007.

. Tuesday, March 13, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Find out how easy

it is to create great flavors with simple ingredients in Shelly Connors’ Bistro Basics class, where she will make French onion soup, coq au vin (braised chicken) and classic vanilla creme brulee; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663.

. Wednesday, March 14, 5-6:30 p.m., Tony’s Off Third: Sample wines from Talley Vineyards, in the Arroyo Grande Valley of California’s central coast, and four from its sister winery, Bishop’s Peak; $20 (includes $10 credit toward purchased of the featured wines), 1300 Third St. S.; 262- 7999.

. Wednesday, March 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Alexander’s: Decanted brings the wines, while chef/owner Alexander Bernard

prepares the hors d’oeuvres; $10, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Reservations required.

Farmers markets

. Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550.

. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Marco Island farmers market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island.

. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E.

. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahama’s between Third Street and Gordon Drive.

. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the Bonita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs.

. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples.

. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads.

. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, the Freedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway.

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