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!

George Punter
 DLM Culinary Center Staff

 Exploring Italian Wines with Banfi

Interested in Italian wines? Join us in welcoming Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education at the award-winning Banfi Winery in Tuscany. You'll learn about Italy's unique viniculture and gain a better understanding of both Italian whites and reds. In this wine education class, we will pair the wines with small tasting plates from our Culinary Center staff.
George Punter and DLM Culinary Center Staff Wednesday, October 14 • 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. Stilton Cheddar Ale Soup; Roasted Pear Salad; Sausage Sampler Plate; Rare Roast Beef with Horseradish Crust and Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Icebox Cake!
Chef Carrie WaltersThursday, October 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
 George Punter

 Point/Counter Point - Wine & Food

In this unique class, join wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie Walters as they compare and contrast two completely different wines paired brilliantly with four different courses for a dinner party you won't forget! George, DLM's resident wine expert, will pull out all the stops as he pairs both a classic match with a unique, relatively unknown option to delight your senses. Chef Carrie's menu will include: French Charcuterie Plate; Provençal Fish Stew; Pepper Crusted Sirloin with Salt Crusted Potatoes; and British-Style Fudgy Chocolate Loaf.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterTuesday, October 27 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
 George Punter

 Perfect Pairings with Port

If you love port, you have to join both DLM's Corporate Chef Carrie Walters and DLM's wine educator George Punter for a port party just in time for the holidays! We'll learn all we can about both Ruby and Tawny Ports while we sip and appreciate the different nuances. Chef Carrie will not only come up with some classic pairings, but has a couple of surprises up her sleeves to highlight these special fortified wines that are a pleasure to keep but also make a lovely housewarming gift! Cheese, Nuts, and Fruits Tasting Plate; Parsnip Soup with Pears and Walnuts; Apple and Quinoa Salad; Rare Roasted Beef; and Chocolate, Cherry, and Caramel Tasting Plate.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, December 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00