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Coffee Talk at THNOC, Summer Harvest Gala, & More

QUARTER— On Saturday, June 7, The Historic New Orleans Collection will lead a discussion of all things New Orleans and coffee with Mark Pendergrast, Patrick Dunne, John T. Edge, Lolis Eric Elie, Poppy Tooker and others from 9 to 3:30 p.m.. A café brûlot at Tableau will follow the talks. Call (504) 523-4662 to register. More info here. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Ian McNulty reports that the French Market will host their inaugural Summer Harvest Gala on Wednesday, June 4, which preludes the Creole Tomato Festival (June 7-8). Chef dream team Justin Devillier (La Petite Grocery), Ryan Prewitt (Peche), Nathaniel Zimet(Boucherie) and pastry chefs Bronwen Wyatt (La Petite Grocery) and Jess Stokes (Maurepas Foods) will prepare the family-style dinner, while Cane & Table kicks things off with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. There will also be Abita harvest brews, and music from guitarist John Rankin and also the Creole String Beans. $100/person. Info/tickets available here. [Advocate]

QUARTER— NoDef reports that the preliminary round of the New Orleans Oyster Festival's P&J Oyster Shucking Competition are going down today at 5p.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street. The finals are slated for noon Saturday at the fess in Woldenberg Park. For the full Oyster Fest schedule and food vendors click here. [NoDef]

Tableau [Photo: Brasted]