Atlanta food events, June 7-13

World Cup parties, specials, food writing workshops and more, all in Atlanta, all this week.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins this week on the 11th. Many restaurants and bars will have viewing parties and other special events. Here are some notable World Cup-related events and other food events going on this week.

The Capital Grille, Mon., June 7: Master Wine Tasting Event begins, featuring up to 11 wines including types from California, Italy and New Zealand, and custom flights prepared on request. $25. 5-10 p.m. 255 East Paces Ferry Road. 404-262-1162. www.thecapitalgrille.com.

Valenza, Mon., June 7: Meta Prezzo Mondays features 70 different wine labels, all at half price. Italian and American selections, red and white. 1441 Dresden Drive.  404-969-3233. www.valenzarestaurant.com.

Bocado, Tues., June 8: Sandwich, Side & Suds special features the Bocado Burger, fries and a weekly beer choice for $12. 887 Howell Mill Road. 404-815-1399. www.bocadoatlanta.com.

Parish, Tues., June 8: Cooking class series continues with Southern Treats Part 2. Chef Nick Melvin demonstrates how to make fried green tomatoes, black-eyed pea caviar and ham hock hushpuppies. Price includes complimentary glass of champagne. $40. 6 p.m. 240 N Highland Avenue. 404-681-4434. www.parishatl.com.

Haven, Tues., June 8: Weekly Burger Night special features burger and wine selection for $15. 1441 Dresden Drive. 404-969-0700. www.havenrestaurant.com.

Valenza, Tues., June 8: Weekly chicken parmigiana special–entree and wine pairing for $18. 1441 Dresden Drive. 404-969-3233. www.valenzarestaurant.com.

Wine Shoe Atlanta, Tues., June 8: Special class featuring lessons on flavors, textures, acidity, tannins and the vocabulary of wine. Maximum of 12-14 guests, RSVP on the Web site. $35. 6:30 p.m. 339 Nelson St. 404-577-2000. www.wineshoeatlanta.com.

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