Taco María will co-host Indie Chefs Week Oct. 16 to 18 with multi-course dinners prepared by multiple chefs. The event will feature a selection of chefs from Orange County including Jason Quinn and Zach Scherer from The Playground, Eric Samaniego from Little Sparrow, Aron Habiger from The North Left and Nate Overstreet and Ashly Amador from Wheat and Sons along with 20 other chefs from around the country. Dinners on Oct. 16 and 17 will begin and 7 p.m. and start with a meet and greet with the chefs followed by 12 courses. Tickets are $175 for a seat at a table and $225 for a seat at the chef's counter and include beverages. Dinner Oct. 18 begins at 6:15 p.m. and will include 20 courses. Tickets are $250 for a seat at a table and $300 for a seat at the chef's counter. Ticket prices do not include tax and gratuity. A list of which chefs will be featured each night and information on how to purchase tickets can be found online. 3313 Hyland Ave. C-21, Costa Mesa, (714) 538-8444.
Charm City Cakes West in West Hollywood is launching a series of cake decorating classes in October. The classes are designed to teach students a variety of decorating fundamentals including romantic lace, ombré ruffle and more. The classes are for participants ages 14 and older with vegan and gluten-free cake options available. An art deco-themed class will take place Oct. 11 and a class focusing on ruffles and ombré will take place Oct. 25. Both classes begin at 11 a.m. and cost $150 per person. Participants will each take home a 6-inch cake. Registration is available online. Reservations are required. 8302-A Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 642-7234, www.charmcitycakeswest.com/.
Chef Laurent Quenioux is bringing back his LQ Foodings pop-up series Oct. 26 and 27 at Vertical restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. The six-course dinners will feature Coromondel oyser, fresh hamachi, wood pigeon, frog legs and more. Dinner is $50 per person. The sommeliers at Domaine LA curated a 5-glass wine pairing for the dinners for $28. To finish the meal, Quenioux will offer more than 40 artisanal cheese on a cheese cart. Seatings will take place between 5:30 and 6:45 and 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626) 795-3999.