December 4-5 La Quinta Resort & Club will host James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour. Participating chefs include Jimmy Schmidt (Morgan's in the desert), Larry Forgione (The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy) and more. Events include a rustic dinner under the stars on Friday and the gala on Saturday. Prices range from $100 to $325. For more information, visit James Beard Foundation's website. La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, CA 92253, 855-884-9315.
Ongoing Vintana Wine + Dine's happy hour in the Vintana Vodka Lounge + Lanai is served daily from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It includes seven appetizers for $7 dollars and $7 martinis. Vintana Wine + Dine, Lexus Centre, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029, 760-745-7777.
Monday through Friday Set in the lovely grounds ofEstancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Mustangs & Burrosoffers happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Specials vary each day of the week. Mustangs & Burros, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-550-1000.