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An Italian Carnival, a Pressure Cooking Class and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: yoga at a rooftop bar in Bradenton, a weekly grilling session and a Venice wine dinner.

By Cooper Levey-Baker February 19, 2020

Oak & Stone's rooftop bar in Bradenton.

32nd Annual Venice Italian Feast & Carnival

Feb. 20-23
Sponsored by the Italian American Club of Venice, this four-day party goes down at Venice Municipal Airport. You'll find a huge range of cuisine, plus live music, comedians, magicians, carnival rides and more. Admission is free, but parking is $5. Find details online.

Papa's Grilling Saturdays

Saturday, Feb. 22
Every Saturday, the staff at Papa's Meat Market in Venice fires up the grill outside and prepares, burgers, sausages and chicken, feta and spinach patties. Grab lunch, then peruse the market inside and pick up something for dinner.

Rooftop Flow

Sunday, Feb. 23
Instructors from High Vibe Studio will lead a 60-minute yoga session at the rooftop bar of the Bradenton Oak & Stone location. As part of the cooldown, you'll receive a mimosa. Registration is $15. This week's event is already full, but you can add your name to the waitlist online, in case a spot opens up. You'll automatically be registered for next month's session, too.

Broman Cellars Wine Dinner

Monday, Feb. 24
Flynn's on Venice Ave is hosting a four-course wine dinner showcasing pours from Napa Valley's Broman Cellars. Dishes include seafood cakes, lamb "lollipops," beef Wellington and a pear crumble. The dinner costs $80. Call (941) 488-2200 to reserve a space.

Cooking With Electricity: Instant Pressure Cooker Basics

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Intrigued by the trend of pressure cookers taking over kitchen counters, but nervous you might accidentally hurt yourself? This class is for you. Led by Maria Portelos-Rometo, a family and consumer sciences agent with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the two-hour lesson will cover how pressure cookers work, how to use them safely and what to make in them. Online registration is $15.

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