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Mary Cooney
Homemade Pasta - Spring Inspired 
Hands-On Class
Pasta is the food we love to enjoy year-round. Top it with a sauce made from the freshest, locally grown spring vegetables and you have dining perfection. In this class you will join Mary in the kitchen to make fresh pasta with two types of sauces that say spring is here! Appetizer Platter; Pasta Primavera; and Pasta in Pesto Sauce with Baked Salmon Filet. This menu will be enjoyed with wine.
Mary CooneyWednesday, March 29 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Seafood Supper Club 
Join us for a delicious 3-course dinner featuring DLM's freshest seafood. The Culinary Center Staff will prepare a seafood dinner using their favorite seafood recipes for a delicious sit down dinner. Dinner comes complete with the recipes for you to take and try at home. Reserve your spot for a different way to dine out! Wine and beer will be available for purchase separately. Tonight's Menu: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail; Parker House Cod with Au Gratin Potatoes; and Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, March 31 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • $45.00
Mary Cooney
Easter Dinner for Entertaining 
Couples' Hands-On Class
This is an impressive menu that can be designed to feed a small or large group of family and friends. Mary will show you how this traditional meal can be done mostly ahead of time for a relaxing buffet brunch or sit-down dinner. Bourbon Glazed Ham; Au Gratin Potatoes; Roasted Maple and Brown Butter Carrots; Mary's Green Beans; 7-Layer Salad and Lemon Cream Pie. This menu will be enjoyed with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, April 2 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00
Sandy Bergsten
Spring Soirée! 
Spring is the perfect time to entertain. Join Sandy Bergsten, a former professional chef, caterer, writer, photographer, and blogger, for this fun class. On her blog,, she shares what she's learned over the past three decades of entertaining. She passes on the tricks of the trade to help even the most harried pull off the perfect party. She'll will show you how you can prepare a dinner party for eight that will keep you out of the kitchen and back in the midst of your guests. The key is preparing and prepping ahead of time. Fire up your grill and serve up a spring-fresh dinner that is sure to impress! Cheese Course; Spring Greens and Vegetable Salad; Watercress Soup; Grilled Salmon; Asparagus with Lemon Butter; Israeli Cous Cous with Mushrooms and Jarlsburg; and Berries with Lemoncello.
Sandy BergstenTuesday, April 4 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Horn
Choosing the Wine Glass- Does it Really Matter? 
In this class we'll explore a variety of stemware and the difference it brings in both tasting and the overall drinking experience. Our wine experts will be here to answer all of your questions. We'll be tasting some fun different varietals whose distinctive attributes will benefit from sipping from the correct vessel. Small tasting plates will be served thoughout the class to complement each wine.
Mary HornThursday, April 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Art Chatfield
60-Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls 
Hands-On Class
Would you like to learn how to make great looking and fabulous tasting dinner rolls in a about 60 minutes? Join Art Chatfield for this class and you'll learn the secrets to making light and airy dinner rolls. This is a very dependable recipe that you can serve warm or make ahead and freeze for special occasions. At this hands-on class you will learn several ways to shape these rolls and you'll take a few home too!
Art ChatfieldTuesday, April 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $45.00
Chef Liz Valenti
Chef Liz Valenti's Italian Easter 
Join Chef Liz from Wheatpenny Oven & Bar for an Italian Easter Dinner that is simply delicious. Inspired by Lidia Bastianich, these recipes reflect Liz's heritage and celebrate the arrival of springtime with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Since these recipes can be prepared almost entirely in advance, it leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the holiday with your family. Scallion and Asparagus Salad; Roasted Lamb Shoulder (Agnelo de Latte Arrosto); Braised Artichokes with Pecornio(Carciofi al Tegame); Fried Chickpea Polenta (Panelle); Easter Bread; and a Lamb Cake! This menu will be paired with wine.
Chef Liz ValentiThursday, April 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $90.00
Chef Carrie Walters
Todd Templin
Terra d'Oro Winery, The Art of the Blend 
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the winemaker evaluating different varietals to make the final blend that goes to bottle? Here is your chance to be the winemaker for an evening of tasting, evaluating and making your own blend of Zinfandel using three classic blending varietals of Terra d'Oro Amador Zinfandel: Barbera, Petite Sirah and Teroldego. Presented by Steve Sliger, CSW of Trinchero Family Estates, this limited space event will be informative, fun and of course, along with some wonderful dishes from the Culinary Team.... tasty!
Chef Carrie Walters and Todd TemplinWednesday, April 19 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Horn
Tour of France in 8 Glasses 
Travel to France for a "tasteful" evening at the Culinary Center. Join Heidleberg's wine educator Mary Horn, a Level III Advanced Sommelier and the Vice President of Fine Wine Sales and Education, as she leads us in a class that will feature France's regional and distinctive varietals. The Culinary Staff will serve small plates that will compliment this educational wine tasting.
Mary HornThursday, April 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Sherry Monaghan
Lemon Love 
Couples' Hands-On Class
The versatile lemon is the star ingredient in these bright, bold and fresh dishes of the spring season. Savory or sweet - lemon, pure and simply adds flavor and freshness like nothing else. Join Sherry in the kitchen to create this menu that will make you pucker-up! Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Parsnip Potato Soup; Baked Lemon Chicken; Spring Vegetable Shells and Cheese; and Lemon Ginger Cheesecake. This menu will be paired with wine.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, April 23 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Cook the Book: Spring is Here! 
It's time to lighten up! Spring is here and it's time to celebrate the fresh vegetables and foods that cause us love this season. Join us as we share our well-loved recipes from our favorite book authors. We'll have a progressive menu starting with an appetizer and ending on a sweet note. This menu will be prepared with wine and/or beer.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Monday, April 24 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00
Zebbie Borland
It's Picnic Time! 
Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class
Planning to eat a meal outdoors is great fun. In this class Zebbie will show students how to make picnic perfect recipes that can be easily packed-up for taking to your favorite park or your backyard! Zesty Tortellini Salad; Italian Deli Roll and Strawberry Shortcake in Jar.
Zebbie BorlandWednesday, April 26 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00
John Chico
Fried Chicken and Fixins 
Salty, crispy, juicy, delicious! Fried chicken done well is a dish that's hard to resist. Join John for this class and learn the process of how to make delicious fried chicken. We'll be serving fixin's that pair perfectly with this crispy treat, including, Pimento Cheese Mac & Cheese; Bacon Braised Green Beans; and Buttermilk & Sour Cream Cornbread.
John ChicoFriday, April 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Surf & Turf  
Couples' Hands-On Class
The traditional pairing of beef and seafood is the ultimate main course in Mary's menu for this class. You'll want to roll up your sleeves and join in the preparation and sharing of this delicious meal. Seared Scallops on Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing; Beef Tenderloin with Steak Diane Sauce; Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Garlic Roasted Herb Potatoes; and Chocolate Almond Raspberry Tart. This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, April 30 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Zebbie Borland
Pin-Worthy Beautiful Desserts 
Zebbie loves celebrations of all kinds. Her party ideas and creativity are put to good use with her many family celebrations! There's always something to celebrate when you have 7 children and 13 grandchildren! In this class, Zebbie will demonstrate how you can make your desserts special with creative techniques and tips. Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart; Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake with Chocolate Shavings; Lemon Bundt Cake with Glaze and Lemon Twists and Pansy Shortbread Cookies. Samples of Zebbie's desserts and a small appetizer plate will be served in this class.
Zebbie BorlandTuesday, May 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Zebbie Borland
Flavors of Mexico 
Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class
The popularity of Mexican cuisine cannot be denied. The flavors and ease of preparation make for great appetizers, entrées and side dishes. Join this class with Zebbie and she'll show you how to whip up these tasty dishes that you'll want to make for your family and friends. Black Bean Salsa with Grilled Corn, Red Pepper and Avocado; Mexican Lasagna; and Festive Mexican Wedding Cookies.
Zebbie BorlandWednesday, May 3 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00
Sherry Monaghan
Weekend Mornings 
Couples' Hands-On Class
There's something comfortably pleasant about making breakfast on a weekend morning. In this class you'll cook along with Sherry to create breakfast dishes that will inspire you to roll out of bed, put the coffee on and cook! Spring Vegetable Frittata; Italian Sausage Bread; Cheesy Grits with Tasso Ham Gravy; Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas; and Lemon Blueberry Loaf.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, May 7 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Todd Templin
French Libation Wine Dinner 
Join us for a lovely four course dinner by our own Chef Carrie as we taste our way through France with French Libation partner, Kelsey Laderriere and Todd and George from DLM. French Libation is a small, family grower centric company based in Provence that works with the wine team at DLM to import great French wine from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, Champagne, Beaujolais and Loire amongst others.
Todd TemplinWednesday, May 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Ed Bartush
The Dynamic Duo 
Join two culinary industry experts, Trisha Ranallo, from Le Creuset and Ed Bartush, from Wustof, as they cook us up a class highlighted by using the right knife for the right task and the ease of cooking with traditional heirloom pieces. No Knead Bread; DLM Sausages with Peppers and Onions; No Stir Risotto and Berry Crumble. We'll pair this delicious menu with wine.
Ed BartushThursday, May 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Italian Red Wine & Food 
Italy is well known throughout the world for its amazing variety of wine. Join certified wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie as they explore some of Italy's specific wine regions. Wines will be paired perfectly with this progressive menu. Antipasto Plate; Baked & Stuffed Mushrooms; Eggplant Stack Salad; Veal Saltimbocca and Spumoni Torta.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, May 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew
Patio Party with the Food Adventures Crew 
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew are local food bloggers for Dayton Most Metro. They enjoy highlighting locally owned and operated restaurants and venues to help spread the word about our area's delicious eateries! Join the crew at the grill as they throw an awesome patio party right here at the Culinary Center! The menu for this event includes Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad with Basil Lemon Ricotta; Grilled Spicy Hawaiian Pizza; Italian Style Grilled Salmon and Grilled Clams; Bourbon Peanut Butter Milkshakes; Grilled Zucchini Skewers with Fresh Mozzarella and Pistachio Arugula Pesto; and Peachy Sriracha Shrimp Lettuce Tacos. This menu will be paired with beer and wine.
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew Thursday, May 18 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Carrie Walters
Lobster 101 
Join us for our traditional kick-off to summer Lobster Fest! The Ready Family are flying in from Maine and will be our featured instructors at the DLM Culinary Center hosting this 'Lobster 101' class. Full of great lobster tales, no pun intended, these folks are very entertaining and full of knowledge! Menu includes: Lobster Rolls; a decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese; and traditional Boiled Lobster, and Chef Carrie's famous Blueberry Cobbler. And of course, we will pair all of this delicious lobster with wine!
Chef Carrie WaltersFriday, May 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $90.00
Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter
Italian White Wine & Food 
Italy is well known throughout the world for its amazing variety of wine. Join certified wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie as they explore some of Italy's specific wine regions. Wines will be paired perfectly with this progressive menu. Antipasto Plate; Baked White Fish Wrapped in Potato with Garlic Spinach; Linguine with Shrimp; Chicken Vesuvio and Affogato allo Zabaglione.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, May 31 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00