9 can't-miss April food and drink events in metro Atlanta

Whiskey Bird Sour will be on special at Whiskey Bird's birthday. / Mia Yakel.

Get to know your oysters

Gain a deeper appreciation for oysters and learn how to prepare and shuck them like a pro at home during Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar Oyster 101 Workshop. Explore oyster farming (aquaculture), oyster etiquette, flavor profiles, history and sustainability with chef/owner Doug Turbush and sous chef Will Puryear.  Taste six raw oyster varieties; tasting sheets and wheels will be provided. Participants 21 and older will also get a glass of sparkling wine.

3-4:30 p.m. April 14.  $45. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. https://bit.ly/2uysARt

Butter up with spice

Chef Jernard Wells, who has appeared on “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Food Network Star,” will do a live cooking demo using Georgia-made Infusion Blends spice-infused butters, which are now being sold in Kroger stores. He’ll also sign copies of his new cookbook, “Southern Modified.”

1-3 p.m. April 21. Kroger, 1225 Caroline St. NE, Atlanta. infusionblends.com.

Have some wine with your food

Stem Wine Bar is joining forces with Cakebread Cellars for a five-course wine pairing dinner. Look for pairings including Szechuan-cured Bay of Fundy salmon with 2016 Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay and braised pork cheek estofado with 2014 Cakebread Merlot.

6:30-9:30 p.m. April 23. $135 per person, tax and gratuity included. Stem Wine Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. bit.ly/2pQ4Wuj.

Two chefs join forces

Zach Meloy of Better Half and Zeb Stevenson of Watershed on Peachtree are joining forces for a collaborative dinner. The night starts with a cocktail reception, followed by a six-course dinner with wine pairings. Dishes include shrimp chorizo with mofongo fries and whipped leche de tigre and collard “saag paneer” with grilled cornbread.

6:30 p.m. April 26. $125 per person, tax and gratuity included. Better Half, 349 14th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-695-4547, bit.ly/2pQRYfL.

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