The Cheese Course's Janet Fletcher in Dallas May 6-8, 2006

Food writer Janet Fletcher, based in Northern California, guides the Dallas Wine and Food Festival tasting from 10:45am to 11:15am on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at ENTERTAINING WITH STYLE, in the Ligne Roset showroom, comparing domestic, French, and Greek Feta cheeses. Huia Vineyards 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, presented by Marie-Isabelle Devault, will accompany the Feta cheeses.

ENTERTAINING WITH STYLE, an all-day event, features regional experts and chefs including Kent Rathbun of Abacus/Jasper's restaurants, Joanne Bondy of Ciudad, Vincenzo Indelicato of Nicola's, Grady Spears, Sigel's cheese expert Theresa Magee, Cristiana Acerbi of Paciugo Gelato and Caffè, Hui Chuan of Hui Chuan Sushi, Saké and Tapas and Sommelier James Tidwell. Register online, $35.

Janet Fletcher's Cheese Course column is featured weekly feature in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine section. She is the author of The Cheese Course, Fresh from the Farmers' Market and Pasta Harvest, and co-author of Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking, and will sign books at the Dallas Wine and Food Festival event.

On Monday, May 8th, 6:30-9pm at Central Market Dallas Cooking School, Ms. Fletcher will teach Fresh From the Farm: Spring Harvest Menu.

The menu includes: Bruschetta with Fava Beans & Shaved Pecorino; Artichoke & Leek Frittata; Beet, Fennel & Avocado Salad with Ricotta Salata; Penne with Creamy Sicilian Asparagus Sauce; and Strawberry Sundae with Mascarpone Ice Cream. $60, includes class, tasting of each dish, and wine. Central Market Dallas, Greenville at Lovers Lane. To reserve phone: 214.361.5754

- Karen Silverston, May 2006