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!

DLM Culinary Center Staff

An Evening with Warped Wing 

Come and get to know the folks behind Dayton's wildly popular local craft beer. Warped Wing's enthusiasm for Dayton's local community and their delicious well-crafted beers will make this an evening not to be missed! We'll get to hear how they got started, their brewing philosophy, and what they are currently working on next. They will answer all of your questions and pour us some of the best draft beer in the USA. Our DLM Culinary Staff will cook some beer-friendly courses that will be easy to recreate at home to go along with what Warped Wing has planned for us.

DLM Culinary Center Staff Wednesday, June 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

Burger Revolution the Redux 

This isn't your typical burger class! Chef Matt will help you create downright decadent and unique burgers using our high quality ingredients and artisan buns. You'll also learn how to make all the relishes, slaws, and condiments to go along with each one. Each burger will be paired with a unique beer, plus we'll end the evening with an adult milkshake! Grass-Fed Beef Burger with Foraged Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Basil Pesto; Pork Banh Mi Burger; Alaskan Salmon Burger with Crispy Potato Straws and Lemon Dill Aïoli; Turkish Lamb Burger; and a Bourbon Chocolate Malt.

Matthew SomichMonday, June 22 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

Loire Valley Food & Wine 

The Loire Valley is one of France's most exciting culinary and wine regions. The sea, rivers, forests, and farms offer a bounty of fresh ingredients to use to cook many classic dishes, and the wines from this area are distinctive and delicious! Wine Educator George will pair Chef Carrie's menu with the high-quality white and red varietals characteristic of this region. Oysters with Spinach and Chives; Mâche, Herb and Radish Salad; Chicken Fricassee; Roast Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce; and Crêpes with Cointreau.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterThursday, June 25 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Kelly Kresge

Cooking with Summer Ales 

Hands-On Couples' Class
Kelly's cooking with beer classes are among student favorites, and this one is created with the summer months in mind. Summer ales are lighter but full-bodied and add a unique flavor twist to a variety of dishes. Beer Con Queso Dip; Beergartia; Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Beer Dressed Slaw; Avocado Salad with a Beer-Infused Dressing; and Bell's Oberon Cupcakes with Beer Ice Cream. This menu will be paired with summer ales!

Kelly KresgeSunday, June 28 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00  

Kelly Kresge

Sangria & Tapas 

Slightly sweetened red or white wine combined with brandy or seltzer and fresh fruit makes the most refreshing summertime drink. Add a few delicious tapas and you've got the makings of the perfect summer gathering. Kelly will show you several ways to make sangria and pair it with tasty small plates. We’ll be drinking Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria, Watermelon Sangria, and Traditional Sangria; with Tortilla with Chorizo; Spanish Tomato Bread with Serrano; Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste; Marinated Olives; Potato Bravasand Sizzling Shrimp and Churros.

Kelly KresgeThursday, July 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Gina Stipo

An Evening with Chef Gina Stipo 

We're thrilled to welcome back Chef Gina Stipo! Having lived and trained in Italy, Gina specializes in Italian cuisine and wine primarily from the Tuscany region. Gina will enlighten us with stories gleaned from her travels and teaching experiences in Tuscany and on the rural estate of Spannocchia. So join us this evening for an incredible Italian meal paired with the perfect Italian wines.

Chef Gina StipoWednesday, July 22 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

Exploring the World with Sauvignon Blanc 

A nice glass of chilled sauvignon blanc is perfect for a warm summer evening. Come and explore this grape varietal that is distinctly different from one part of the world to the other. Wine Educator George Punter will lead us through the delicious journey along with Chef Carrie's perfectly paired menu. Thai Seafood Salad; Greek Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Feta; Indonesian-Style Peanut Chicken; Oven-Roasted Whole Fish with Thyme and Potatoes; and Fresh Mango with Coconut Cream.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterThursday, July 23 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

Warped Wing Beer and Food Pairing 

The Warped Wing folks are back and this time it's all about pairing Dayton's best craft beer with food. Learn the best pairings from the guys who actually brew the beer! They'll share tips on how best to showcase the flavors for bringing out the best of both worlds - food and beer.

Chef Carrie WaltersThursday, July 30 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew

Party With the Food Adventures Crew! 

Join the bloggers from Dayton Most Metro's Food Adventures with the Big Ragu and The Crew, Steve Milano, Jackie Scanlan, and Chef Lee Anne House, for their first ever culinary class! The Crew will be sharing their favorite foods to prepare for parties and gatherings. Garlic-Artichoke Cheese Dip; Louisiana Cajun Beer Shrimp; Tomato Pie; Party Chicken; Red Curry Marinated Flank Steak with a sweet Asian Sriracha Sauce; Coconut Bread Pudding; and Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Chocolate Sauce.Some of these recipes even feature Lee Anne's HouseMade Sriracha available in DLM! Come hungry and ready to have some fun. This menu will be paired with beer and wine.

Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew Friday, August 14 • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM • $75.00