Food events this week: November 2–8

Food events this week: November 2–8

Monday, November 2
Osteria Papavero invites you to the first day of Offal Week, which will spotlight some lower cuts of meat. Enjoy weeklong specials for lunch and dinner including beef liver, lamb sweetbreads, fried Rocky Mountain oysters, sanguinaccio and more.

Wednesday, November 4
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, co-authors of Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business From Your Home Kitchen, invite you to the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) event Homemade for Sale: The Return of Cottage Foods. The two will speak at the Goodman Community Center to discuss the current national movement behind “cottage food” legislation. You can also sample John and Lisa’s pickles, relish, sauerkraut and other products straight from their award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast. 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 5
Help Second Harvest Foodbank this November by taking part in Food Fight Against Hunger, a month-long effort where fourteen of Food Fight’s restaurants offer limited Harvest Chef’s Menus. Each menu includes three chef-crafted dishes unique to each location. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest.

Friday, November 6
The Fifth Annual ColoniALE Fest at the Colonial Club Senior Activity Center in Sun Prairie kicks off the first weekend of November with more than sixty different kinds of beers to sample, food, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit programs and activities offered to older adults in northeast Dane County. 6–9 p.m., $25

Saturday, November 7
The Sarvodaya USA organization, which partners with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to run field courses to Sri Lanka and Nepal, will host a Fall Fundraising Dinner at The Crossing–Lower Level featuring Nepali cuisine, a silent auction and stories from people who are with the organization.6–9 p.m., $10, kids younger than 13 are free

Wood Stove Cooking is a hands-on cooking class and farm lunch led by Steve Keip, a chef and wood stove expert who will show you how to cook and enjoy the typical foods of the 1920’s—1930’s era. 10 a.m., $65

Attend the Thirty-third Annual Herb Faire, where herbal venders, workshops and demonstrations give you the opportunity to learn more about the uses and benefits of herbs in our daily lives. Admission is free. 9 a.m.

Sunday, November 8
Harvest invites you to its Truffle & Italian Wine Dinner, which spotlights the truffle—an underground fruit of a mushroom. Wine will complement courses of this delicacy dinner that will feature a smoked sturgeon with shaved truffle, truffle salted Wisconsin beer ribeye, a dark chocolate truffle tart and more. 6 p.m., $95