Make it a month to remember with these top culinary events.
Your dinner plate serves a greater purpose during the 29th Dining Out for Life. Founded by Action Wellness, a nonprofit that focuses on helping people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, the fundraiser brings together the restaurant community with over 200 participating favorites like a.kitchen and Barclay Prime to give back to local HIV/AIDS service organizations. “This community event brings together people from all walks of life,” says Kevin Burns, Action Wellness executive director. April 18, prices vary, diningoutforlife.com
Eating sushi is easy, but making it is a whole other story. Learn from the best as Tuna Bar owner Ken Sze shows you every step, from rolling and preparing rice to the proper techniques of cutting sushi-grade fish during his 10-seat Sushi Making Class. Including sake pairings, the class ends with Sze handing out a prize for the best roll of the night. And before you leave, don’t forget to pick up a gift bag filled with sushi-making swag. April 17, 5:30-7:30PM, tickets $125, tunabar.com
Watch top Philly chefs go head-to-head during the Cage Match Battle April 22, hosted by Bar Amis at the Navy Yard. Kristina Wisneski, Chopped winner and head chef at Amis at Devon Yard, takes on Angelo’s Pizzeria cuisinier Danny DiGiampietro. The two chefs will prepare a four- course menu (two pizzas, one main and one dessert) inspired by a secret ingredient that will be announced that night. 6PM, tickets $65, amistrattoria.com
In January, storied Old City restaurant and bar Panorama debuted its own wine club, giving members access to premium tastings, food and wine classes, and other perks. On April 28, members (tickets available to nonmembers April 8) can sample special bottles during Take Flight—It’s Spring! with Panorama’s sommelier William Eccleston, who will be choosing wines inspired by the warmer weather. 2-3PM, nonmember tickets $35, panoramawinebar.com
Dining Out For Life Photo Courtesy of Dining Out For Life; Tuna Bar Photo Courtesy of Kerrie Longo, Neff Associates; Amis Trattoria Photo Courtesy of Amis Trattoria; Panorama Photo by Pixel Stories/Stocksy.com