Cookbook Launch: Chef Thierry Busset will welcome chef Michel Roux to celebrate the launch of his most recent cookbook Desserts Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. at Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe, 1059 Alberni St., Vancouver. The celebration will feature creations inspired by the book and Busset's own confections, along with bubbly and a signed copy of the book. Tickets are $75 and available at 604-688-6755.
Japanese Cooking Class: A class on vegetarian dishes of gyoza and rice, Saturday, Dec., 10, 2-4: 15 p.m. Class will include hands -n teaching, recipes and all the ingredients and will be held in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Fee: $50 per person or $90 per couple. Exact location and info: Kimiko, 604-727-5331 or email@example.com.
Lobster, Beef and Chocolate Menu: Fleuri Restaurant chef Michael Deutsch will be serving a menu that includes lobster salad, lobster bisque chowder, beef tenderloin and a chocolate buffet. The menu is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Cost: $65. Info: www.vancouver.suttonplace.com or 604-642-2900. The Fleuri Restaurant is located in the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver.