Class Schedule: Pairings Classes

These classes feature both cooking and wine/beer education. It is really the best of both worlds! You'll get a beautiful tasting menu and good pours that are paired with each course. Even better, you'll get the knowledge from our experts on how to recreate it at home!

Matthew Somich
George Punter

Craft Beer and Bacon 

Join Chef Matt and George Punter team up for this delicious bacon and craft beer inspired class. Bacon is undeniably one of the most enticing flavors of all and the latest trends and offerings of craft beers are truly exciting. Matt will teach you how to make these delicious recipes and George will educate you on how to make that perfect beer choice. The Ultimate BLT; Bacon Wrapped Monkfish with Potato Chive Pancakes and Porcini Mushroom Foam; Porter Braised Pork Belly with Celery Root Purée; and Pain Perdue with Guinness Bacon Ice Cream.

Matthew Somich and George PunterTuesday, October 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Jenn DiSanto
George Punter

Mediterranean Tour 

Join Chef Jenn DiSanto, and wine educator George Punter, for the best of the Med! Jenn pulls out all the stops and shares her favorite recipes from cities along the coast. George will highlight a variety of wines from that sundrenched region. Each course will be paired with wine. Tapas Mixta: Crispy Cauliflower and Chick Peas with Harissa; Patatas Bravas; Warm Marinated Olives; and DLM Speciality Cured Meats and Cheeses; A salad of Slow Roasted Beets, Apples, and Arugula with Sugar and Spice Pistachios; Za'atar Marinated Chicken Skewers with Homemade Yogurt Sauce; Olive Oil Poached Swordfish with Preserved Lemons, Moroccan Olives, and Slow Roasted Tomatoes and to finish, Galaktoboureko - a Greek Custard Cake.

Chef Jenn DiSanto and George PunterWednesday, October 8 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jiffie Hart

Food & Wine Pairings 101 

Wine Educator Jiffie Hart, will take us on a solid journey of basic wine education through taste! Lucky for us - Jiffie likes to drink and use wine that is not only affordable but highlights the true characteristic of each grape varietal. You'll compare and contrast wine and food components including sweetness, tannins, umami, acidity and other main flavors. Jiffie is an outstanding home cook. We'll pair some of her favorite doable dishes to understand the how food and wine affect each other and how to pair with outstanding results. Menu will be seasonal and easy to replicate at home.

Jiffie HartFriday, October 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Kresge

Craft Beer - A Cooking and Pairing Class 

For hundreds of years people have enjoyed the pleasures of good food and beer. Now with the explosion of smaller, independent breweries, (with some fabulous ones right here in Dayton) the options are huge! Check out Chef Kelly's fall menu that's perfect for pairing our favorite craft-style beers. Stout Soaked Mushroom & Goat Cheese Crostini; Autumn Salad with Pecan Ale Vinaigrette; Beef Stout Stew; and to finish a Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle.

Kelly KresgeThursday, October 23 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jiffie Hart

How to Host a Food and Wine Event Like a Pro 

Looking to host a decidedly different dinner party? Invite your friends and have your own food and wine event. Wine educator, Jiffie Hart, will show us how to host (and cook) a fabulous evening of good food and affordable wine that elevates each course! With her down-to-earth approach, as well as her well deserved reputation as hosting some of the BEST dinner parties, she'll treat us to an evening full of fun, wine information, and a delicious dinner! Menu will be seasonal and each course paired with wine.

Jiffie HartFriday, November 14 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

All About Beaujolais 

Join Chef Carrie and Wine Educator, George Punter for the release of Beaujolais in this food and wine celebration class! This highly underrated and very affordable wine is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. We'll learn all about the nuances of the different types of Beaujolais plus Chef Carrie will show us how to whip up a delicious menu that will pair beautifully. Charcuterie Plate with Sausages and French Cheeses; Bistro Salad with Bacon Batons; Pasta Provençal; Chicken Luberon and Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterThursday, November 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Sandy Bergsten
Teresa Kearney

Girls' Night Out: Party Time! 

In this Girls' Night Out class with Sandy Bergsten, and wine educator Teresa Kearney, you will learn creative ideas, shortcuts and tips for hosting your next get together, as well as ideas for show stopping ideas to take to someone else's soiree. This is the time for impromptu parties and Sandy is the expert at entertaining with ease. She'll show you how you can pull together elegant entertaining ideas without a lot of fuss. Grab a girlfriend (or two), enjoy a glass of vino (or two), and learn how to channel your inner hostess with the mostess! You'll enjoy a variety of appetizers; small plates and canapés and, of course, Teresa's perfect wine choices.

Sandy Bergsten and Teresa KearneyThursday, December 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00