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This Month’s Coolest Culinary Events

» On April 1, join Legal Sea Foods for an Oyster Tasting and Tutorial featuring a $35 prix fixe raw bar stocked with multiple varieties of oysters, as well as oyster favorites from Legal’s acclaimed seafood menu. There will also be a live shucking how-to demonstration, and non-raw oyster appreciators can nibble on Legal’s creamy Oyster Stew, crispy Fried Oysters and their signature Oysters Legal, oysters baked with spinach, mascarpone cheese and breadcrumbs. Wine and cocktails will be available for purchase, and a representative will be present to discuss “Pairing Wine with Oysters” for the oenophiles in the group. 6:30–8 p.m. Legal Sea Foods, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia. (610) 265-5566.

» Welcome spring with a sip—or 10—of sake at Sake Festival 2008 on April 9 from 6–8:30 p.m. This unique tasting event features the finest Japanese and American brewers pairing their delicious sakes with an array of food from Philadelphia’s renowned restaurants. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia. $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Call (610) 649-6330 or go to sakefest.com.

» Also on April 9, vintage wine will meet vintage vinyl when Chaddsford Winery introduces their 2006 Pinot Grigio, Pierreno Grigio, named for WMMR radio personality and longtime Philadelphian Pierre Robert. Throughout the spring and early summer, tastings will be held at several local watering holes, including Kildare’s (826 DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, 610-337-4772) on April 23 and Gypsy Saloon (128 Ford St., West Conshohocken, 610-828-8494) on April 29. The dinners will include half-hour meet-and-greet sessions with Robert, and some will feature special prix-fixe vegetarian menus to celebrate Robert’s own gastronomic preferences. In addition, one lucky winner at each restaurant (chosen in a contest on WMMR) and their guest will join Robert at his table for the meal.

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» Test your palate at Fleming’s High-Low Wine Dinner on April 18 at 6:30 p.m., with a “killer” wine and food pairing that begs the question: Can you tell the difference between a $45 wine and a $90 wine? $95/person. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 555 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor. (610) 688-9463.

Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!