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Published September 17, 2013 4:30 pm

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Tasting Tour of France

Taste your way through France's most notable cheeses, meats, and treats in our highlighted regional specialty food tour. We will visit various regions of France through food, exploring traditional food artistry. Think of classic soft ripened and bloomy rind cheeses, including Camembert and expertly aged cheeses of Rodolphe Le Meunier, master affineur (pro cheese ager) of France. Then switch gears to savory pate paired with sweet & sour cornichons. We'll also dive into French olives, olive oils, vinegar, sea salts, and various other delicious food groups. Visit caputosdeli.com/products/tasting-class-tasting-tour-of-france-on-15th-15th.html for information.

When • Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Caputo's 15th & 15th, 1516 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25.00; Alcohol pairing $15 more ;bit.ly/1cahpv1

Liberty Heights Fresh — Catalan Paellas

Liberty Heights Fresh will feature traditional Catalan Paellas with special guest Pere Selles, who will cook a Squid Ink Paella with Calamari, a traditional Sausage and Chicken Paella, as well as a Vegan Paella. Plus, for dessert, enjoy free tastes of ice cream sandwiches from Jeni's Splendid Ice-Creams. Visit libertyheightsfresh.com for information.

When • Thursday, September 19 from 5 p.m.- 8p.m.

Where • Liberty Heights Fresh, 1290 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5.00;

Pinot Wine Dinner

Harley & Bucks will host a Pinot Wine Dinner featuring pinot from the Pacific Northwest. Dinner by reseravation and pre-payment only at 801-745-2060. Visit harleyandbucks.com/event/pinot-nior-tasting-dinner for information.

When • Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

Where • Harley & Bucks Grill, 5510 E. 2200 North, Eden

Tickets • $45.00;

Cacao, chocolate and coffee at Caputo's

Matt Caputo will talk all things cacao and take you on a magical tasting tour through some of his favorite, current bars. Intro to Fine Chocolate is a recommended prerequisite. In addition, Charming Beard Coffee will be on hand to offer a guided single-origin coffee tasting, designed to complement the chocolates. Visit caputosdeli.com/products/recent-trends-in-heirloom-cacao-w-charming-beard-coffee.html for information.

When • Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m.

Where • Caputo's Downtown - Salt Lake City, 314 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Chocolate Tasting: $25; Coffee Pairing: $8;bit.ly/14ysB34

Monday culinary classes — Bechamel

This is the basic white sauce and can be made into many, many variationsâ€"you need milk or stock, or both and a roux. Learn all this plus make a Greek-inspired Chicken Roll, baked in puff pastry and topped with a lemony, Greek-style Bechamel. Visit ecoledijoncookingschool.com/monday_classes1.htm for information.

When • Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Ecole Dijon Cooking School, 2110 E. Terra Linda , Holladay

Tickets • $23.00;

Pasta making with Kyle Lore

Kyle Lore is hands down the best pasta expert in town. Lore knows every trick of the trade and he's eager to show you. Get ready to make your own pasta from scratch, with enough to take home. Visit caputosdeli.com/products/hands-on-pasta-making-with-kyle-lore.html for information.

When • Tuesday, September 24 at 7:15 p.m.

Where • Caputo's Downtown - Salt Lake City, 314 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $45.00; Alcohol pairing is $15 more;bit.ly/14yuuwt