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Updated: May food and drink goings on

Uploaded: May 12, 2014
Craft beer, Irish mac and cheese, a Game of Thrones pop-up dinner and dining for a good cause. What more could you ask for? Plan your eating/drinking around the Peninsula for the month of May:

Andrés burger at Umami
Umami Burger has teamed up with well-known Spanish-American chef José Andrés
to offer a limited edition burger designed by Andres. Head to the downtown Palo Alto location for the pork-and-cured-ham patty topped with aioli, piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onions and manchego cheese starting on Tuesday, May 20. The burger is part of Umami's "Artist Series," in which the Los Angeles-based burger chain partners with chefs for special burger collaborations (the last one we saw was Michael Voltaggio's uber-ingdulgent Monte Cristo burger.) The Andrés burger is $15; $1 from each purchase will be donated to humanitarian nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which Andrés founded.
Info: Umami Burger, 452 University Ave., Palo Alto; 650-321-8626. www.umami.com

Morocco's Restaurant fundraiser
On Tuesday, May 20, 20 percent of proceeds from Morocco's Restaurant in Mountain View will go to the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.
The proceeds will directly support helping to bring the center's kitchen up to code so it can feed its workers.
Info: Morocco's, 873 Castro St., Mountain View; 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com

Classes at Forest on First
Forest on First in Los Altos is hosting a few food-and-drink classes throughout the month (and into June): a muffins and scones baking class on May 21; "Latte Art" on May 28; coffee tasting and pouring on June 4; pasta making on June 11 and espresso and syrups on June 18. For pricing and timing, go to forestonfirst.com/classes.
Info: Forest on First, 129 First St., Los Altos; 650-383-5760. www.forestonfirst.com

'Game of Thrones: A Feast for Kings' pop-up
Local pop-up organizer SVUnderground is hosting a "Game of Thrones" themed prix fixe dinner on Saturday, May 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Dine like a king on Lannister goat cheese with walla walla onion and sweet pepper pie; cream of chestnut, apples and chickpea soup; Daenarys' chilled lamb, tangerine lace and wild berries salad and more. View the full menu here. Tickets are $95 per person; go to eventbrite.com to purchase. The dinner is BYOB with no corkage or service fee.
Info: Location disclosed after ticket purchase (somewhere in Los Altos or Cupertino area). Call 408-616-8888 or email thechef@svunderground.com for more information.

'A Taste of Fresh Lifelines for Youth'
Local chef Jeremy Bringardner of Lyfe Kitchen will teach this interactive cooking class Thursday, May 15, 6 to 9 p.m., to benefit Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a Bay Area nonprofit that works with youth who are in the juvenile justice system or at-risk of formal system entry. Held at Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, the class will include award-winning wines, specialty brews and gourmet food. May 15, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250. For more information, call David Cattivera at 650-450-6265 or email at david@flyprogram.org.
Info: Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside
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