Datebook

TODAY

Winemaker Dinner: Alan LeBlanc-Kinne, the winemaker from Martin & Weyrich Winery in Paso Robles, pours the wine for this four-course dinner. Dishes include a shiitake mushroom crepe and grilled filet mignon in a peppercorn-Zinfandel reduction. 6:30 p.m. Sam's by the Beach, 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica Canyon. (310) 230-9100. $69.

THURSDAY

Elegant BBQ: Diane Mohilef sits you next to her pool as she barbecues Cornish game hen, tenderloin of beef and pears for pear Helene. She also teaches how to prepare some salads to round out the meal you eat afterwards. 10 a.m. A Day in the Kitchen. At a private home in Encino. (818) 981-4748. $90.

SATURDAY

Middle-Eastern Desserts: Learn to make pistachio and apricot baklava, spiced panna cotta with pomegranate molasses, honey-dipped walnut cookies, rose-almond cake and more. 2 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.

SUNDAY

Patio BBQ: Debbi Dubbs gets you comfy with your gas grill by showing how to make grilled Greek chicken, shrimp and pineapple kebabs and Santa Maria-style tri-tip sandwiches. 3 p.m. Spaghettini Cucina, 6467 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. (562) 431-3606. $70.

MONDAY

Demo & Signing: Cookbook author Steven Raichlen makes recipes from his latest book "How to Grill" (Workman, $19.95) and signs copies. 7 p.m. The Campus Cookstore of the California School of Culinary Arts, 561 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call Jamie Sei for reservations at (626) 683-1354. Free.

Bridlewood Dinner: Five wines from Bridlewood Winery in Santa Barbara County will be poured alongside a six-course menu with dishes such as pecan-crusted mahi-mahi, warm mushroom salad and rib-eye steak with a Merlot-thyme reduction. 7 p.m. Jackson's Village Bistro, 517 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 376-6714. $69.

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