Prepare Three Courses with Cafe Pinot's Kevin Meehan

Monkfish at Cafe Pinot

Want to learn how to cook a three-course meal with a respected Patina chef? On September 16th, Chef Kevin Meehan of Café Pinot will lead hopeful cooks from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in preparing and presenting a gourmet dinner at St. Joseph's Center in Venice. The $150 fee ($250 for couples) goes to St. Joseph's program that gives impoverished and homeless adults kitchen training and jobs. You can support a good cause, whip up a good meal, write 50% of the fee off on your taxes, and eat heartily by signing up with Madelaine at or 310-396-6468 x328 before this Wednesday. Here's what you'll be cooking:

Three-Course Meal with Chef Kevin Meehan of Café Pinot

Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio with Provencal Vegetables and Virgin Olive Oil (starter)

Herb Crusted Halibut with Yellow Corn & Smoked Bacon Ragout (entrée)

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Macerated Market Berries (dessert)