Attend a dinner featuring more than 25 vegetarian dishes

Brat Fest, Bitters bootcamp and more this week
Attend a dinner featuring more than 25 vegetarian dishes
Photo courtesy of Justveggiez

Tuesday, May 21
Some say bitters are to cocktails as salt is to food. During Bitters Bootcamp at the Avenue Club and Bubble Up Bar you can learn how to season your craft cocktails with the century-old mixer. By the end of this class you’ll be a bitters connoisseur with four tasting flights of Old-Fashioned variations including throwback, Wisconsin, extra orange and gin. Guests also will be treated to traditional supper club snacks like a relish tray, smoked onion dip, cheese curds and fish fry bites. You’ll be able to show off your new bartending skills to your friends with a take-home gift bag including a custom made bottle of bitters, cocktail recipes and a cocktail glass. 5:30 p.m. $35. Click here for more info

Saturday, May 25
Justveggiez, a Madison vegan and vegetarian catering service, celebrates its one year anniversary with a vegetarian popup dinner at the Wil Mar Neighborhood Center. At Justveggiez First Year Vegan Anniversary PopUp Party expect a shmorgesboard of more than 25 vegetarian dishes. Try the barbecue and cream sherry meatballs, vegan satay, bacon stuffed mushrooms and much more. noon, $17. Click here for more info

Saturday, May 25
Make time for the last International Cooking and Dinner experience of the year. Madison International Partners hosts an evening with the area’s global community at the Christ Presbyterian Church. Participants from all over the world gather and create authentic dishes from their cultures and countries. Madison International Partners pays for all the ingredients, all people have to do is cook, engage and enjoy. Cooking starts at 3 p.m. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Free. Click here for more info

Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26
Did you know Madison hosts the World’s Largest Brat Fest? Of course you did. Start your weekend off with a quarter-pound Johnsonville brat, chicken chipotle monterey jack brat or a boar’s head pork and beef hot dog. Brats are only $3, and don’t forget about the finger-licking hot butter-roasted corn. Don’t feel discluded, vegetarians — the brat fest always has a non-meat option and this year it is a plant-based bratwurst by Field Roast. There is also lots of music, activities and donations to nonprofit organizations. Free admission. 10 a.m. Click here for more info