Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: March 2-4



Friday (Mar. 2):

Canvas, Cocktails 'n More @ South Broadway Art Project Bring your own drinks and snacks, and enjoy an art workshop that focuses on winter and spring trees in paintings and drawings. $25 per person. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday (Mar. 3):

St. Louis Garden Blitz @ Missouri Botanical Garden Catch a day-long schedule of seminars, demonstrations, exhibits and workshops to get that spring garden growing. $85 per person. Call 314-577-9506 for registration. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ultimate Gluten-Free Bootcamp Intensive @ Whole Foods-Galleria This two-day class offers a crash course about going gluten-free. Learn the basics on day one (Saturday, Mar. 3), and get a demonstration of gluten-free cooking on day two (Sunday, Mar. 4). $35 per day or $60 for both. Call 314-968-7744 to register. 9 a.m.

Tapas of the World in Wine Country @ Mount Pleasant For a scenic day trip and the taste of world travels without even leaving the state, head out to Tapas of the World in Wine Country. Executive chef Dana Liljequist prepares a globally-inspired tapas buffet to enjoy with a glass of wine and live music from Javier Mendoza, all for only $20 a person. Noon to 4 p.m.

Chamber Carnivale @ Two Hearts Banquet Center The Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual gala and fundraiser featuring food, spirits, games and more with a special carnival theme. Call 314-843-8545 for ticketing information. $45 per person - includes hor d'oeuvres, open bar, dinner and dessert. 6 to 10 p.m.

Sunday (Mar. 4):

The Healthy Planet's 23rd Annual Natural Living Expo @ Webster Groves Recreation Center Experience the local green scene by checking out seventy exhibiting booths offer an array of eco-friendly, health-conscious goods and services including food samples from Whole Foods Market, Sappington Farmers' Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Andrea's Gluten Free, Schlafly Bottleworks and more. $8 for adults. Free for children 16 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Your's for the Baking @ Kitchen Conservatory Spend Sunday slinging sweets including carrot cake, banana chocolate chip bread with toasted walnuts, blueberry muffins and more. Register online on the Kitchen Conservatory Web site. $50 per person. 1 to 3 p.m.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin @ Florissant Civic Center Theatre Check out the debut showing of this theatre version of the classic children's book for a fun afternoon with the family. $7. 2 to 3 p.m.

2012 Don Q Rum St. Louis Mix-Off @ Blood and Sand Sample cocktails as local bartenders compete to move on to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic finals in New York City. Admission to the event is $25 per person at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Stray Rescue and St. Louis chapter of the United States Bartender's Guild. 2 to 5 p.m.

Dinner and a Movie @ Black Bear Bakery Enjoy Jim Jarmusch's off-beat film Down By Law over a warm dinner, popcorn and refreshments. $10 includes all of the above. 7 p.m.

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