Side Dish, May 22, 2019

May 23, 2019 GMT

‘Ceci’s African Kitchen’ Cookbook Signing

1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25; Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe, 181 Paseo de Peralta

Ceci Tadfor will sign copies of her new cookbook, Ceci’s African Kitchen. Before the signing, starting at 10 a.m., she’ll lead a $95 hands-on cooking course featuring specialties from her homeland of Cameroon, West Africa, including peanut soup, black-eye fritters with hot sauce, catfish stew, sautéed spinach with tomato, fried plantains and puff puff with cinnamon sugar.

More info: lascosascooking.com

Welcome Summer Wine Tasting

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25; Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail; $15


La Casa Sena Wine Shop presents a tasting of summer wines to accompany small bites from Rio Chama’s new summer menu. There will also be a meet-and-greet with executive chef Gabe Calhoun.

More info: Call 505-955-0765 for reservations.

Coming up

Wine Dinner with Tablas Creek Winery

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30; Rowley Farmhouse Ales, 1405 Maclovia St.; $69 plus tax and gratuity

Chef Jeffrey Kaplan will present a four-course meal paired with wines from Tablas Creek Vineyard from Paso Robles, Calif. The menu features radicchio and smoked sea scallop salad, roasted local early plum and red chile gazpacho, beer-braised flat-iron steak, and boozy cherry ice cream.

More info: Call 505-428-0719 for reservations

Out of town

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27; Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque; one-day passes $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, $50 VIP passes, $10 for nondrinkers and people age 16-20.

The Albuquerque Wine Festival returns for its 19th year, letting you sample (and buy) more than 100 wines from New Mexico wineries. You can also get your fill of live music, local cuisine and fine art and collectables. Tickets include $5 off any bottle of wine.

More info: NMWine.com

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