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Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: The fall series of classes will run until Nov. 21. Chefs will teach by example, preparing unique and elegant four-course dinners paired with wine.

Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: The fall series of classes will run until Nov. 21. Chefs will teach by example, preparing unique and elegant four-course dinners paired with wine. These fundraising evenings will be held at different designer homes in and around Vancouver and will benefit the Arts Club. Each class will start with a celebratory glass of wine, an amuse-bouche, and introductions. Guests are then encouraged to assist in the preparation of components of the meal. Schedule: Nov. 9, Jason Liezert, Boneta, Save-On-Meats; Nov. 17, Chris Mills, Joey Restaurants and Nov. 21 Jennifer Dodd, Edible Canada at the Market. Tickets are $125 and available at 604-687-5315, ext. 248. Info:

Monthly Regional Dinners: Cibo Trattoria presents their fall lineup of four-course dinners, with optional wine pairings, that cater to specific geographical regions of Italy. A Lombardy dinner will be featured on Wednesday, Nov. 9 starting at 5 p.m. Guests can choose from the dinner for $48 or dinner with optional wine pairings. Cibo Trattoria is located at 900 Seymour St., Vancouver. Reservations: or 604-602-9570.

Dinner with David Suzuki: A fundraiser for the David Suzuki Foundation and the C Blue Foundation and a celebration of the restoration of a First Nations fishery will

take place Thursday, Nov. 10 at C Restaurant, 1600 Howe St., Vancouver. There will be a cocktail and canapé hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with a multi-course dinner with wine pairings at 7 p.m. Cost: $250 per person. RSVP: leonard@

Dinner and Show: Le Bistro Chez Michel will present a live musical performance by Raphael Torr Saturday, Nov. 12 at 224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. A three-course dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the performance at 8 p.m. Cost: $45. Reservations: 604-924-4913.

Sandhill Winemaker's Dinner: Fleuri Restaurant will welcome Sandhill Wines for their November winemaker's dinner where winemaker Mr. Howard Soon will be their special host for the evening Wednesday, Nov. 16, reception 6 p.m. and dinner 6: 30 p.m. There will be a five-course menu with wine pairings. Cost: $120. Reservations: 6046422900. Fleuri Restaurant is located in the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver. Info: dinner.htm.

Wine Dinner: Marquis Wine Cellars has teamed up with Hawksworth Restaurant to launch the arrival of their latest wine discoveries from South Africa Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7-9: 30 p.m. Wines will be paired with a menu collaboratively designed by Marquis Wine Cellars and chef David Hawksworth. Cost: $135. Info and tickets: 604-684-0445. Hawksworth Restaurant is located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia St., Vancouver.

Chefs for Life Dinner: Vancouver and Whistler's top chefs will join forces at ORU restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place Way, Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20 to host the 14th annual Chef's for Life fundraising gala. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with a reception. At 6 p.m. there will be a 12-course dinner specially paired with vintage wines to match the occasion. There will also be silent and live auctions. he Vancouver Friends for Life Society erves as a catalyst to enhance the wellness of ndividuals living with life threatening illness y providing complementary and alternative ealth and support services. Tickets are $350 nd available at 604-782-1995 or chefsforlife@

Quit Whining and Start Wining: Wine your way through November with wine a makers dinner at Provence Marinaside, 1117 Marinaside Cres., Vancouver. On Monday, Nov. 21, Joie Farm will be the featured winery with winemaker Michael Dinn leading a tasting through the five-course dinner. Cost: $80. Reservations: 604-681-4144 or www.

Christmas Appetizer Classes: Cooking instructor Maureen Goulet of Ambrosia Adventures will host two classes on unique holiday appetizers for the festive season Nov. 23 and 30, 6: 45-9: 30 p.m. Classes are held at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Cost: $60 each. Info: www.ambrosiaadventures. com or 604-218-2084.