CHARITYWIRE— Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a mega-tasting fundraiser this Sunday April 21. Called The Big Taste of Houston, it brings together 18 restaurants serving entrees and another seven serving desserts. The $100 tickets also include all beverages. Adam Goldberg, author of A Life Worth Eating, will serve as one of the celebrity judges. Much more information here.
DOWNTOWN— Quattro chef Maurizio Ferrarese has started offering cooking classes at his restaurant inside the Four Seasons hotel. Get two takes on the experience of making ravioli here and here. [Eating Our Words/Gastronaut]
MIDTOWN— Monica Pope will celebrate turning 50 and her 20 years as a Houston chef with a special brunch for dinner event at her restaurant Sparrow Bar + Cookshop on Sunday April 28. Priced at $125, proceeds benefit Making It Better, a local non-profit that strives to improve literacy, leadership and life skills for under-served elementary school students. See the full menu and buy tickets here. [EaterWire]