Class Schedule: Regional/Ethnic Classes

So many different flavors and varieties it's hard to pick! These classes highlight a specific cuisine, region or sytle.

Matthew Somich

Korean Cuisine 

Flavor alert! The rise of Korean food in America is the latest in a string of East Asian influences on the American diet. Like every great food awakening, it began with baby steps but is just now taking its place among more established immigrant cuisines. Chef Matt will explore the flavors of Korean Cuisine with this flavorful menu. Kimchi; Korean Fried Chicken; Bokkeumbap; Galbi(barbecued short ribs); Soondubu JJigae (Hot Tofu Stew) and Chapssal Donuts (Korean glutinous rice donuts).

Matthew SomichMonday, July 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

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  

Jacqui Kung

Asian Wrap Up 

Hands-On Class
Learn hands-on how to make some of the best hand-held wrapped and rolled Asian appetizers with Jacqui Kung. We'll learn to make a classic staple Miso Soup, then move on to master Korean Kimchee Pancakes, Asian Pork Belly Vegetable Wraps, and a Flaky Scallion Beef Roll. This menu will be paired with wine.

Jacqui KungMonday, July 27 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Mary's Kitchen 

Join us in celebrating the arrival of Mary Cooney's first cookbook, Mary's Kitchen. Mary's book is a compilation of recipes she grew up with as well as additional recipes she's added over the years - and a lot of love! In this class Mary will make several delicious dishes from her book. The book will be available for purchasing (and signing). Pizza Ricotta; Nonna's Chicken Soup with Cheese Balls; Homemade Lemon Pepper Fettuccini; Chicken Thighs with Fresh Herbs; Salad with Fennel, Oranges, Dried Cherries and Almonds; Garlic Bread and Tiramisu. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneyTuesday, July 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jacqui Kung

Asian Noodles 

Hands-On Class
Chef Jacqui is back and will share her recipes for some of the best Asian noodle dishes. You'll learn hands-on techniques for these popular noodle dishes that you can easily recreate at home. Spicy Garlic Edamame; Cold Sesame Noodles; Coconut and Curry Shrimp Noodles; and Sichuan Zha Jiang Mian (a spicy pork noodle dish). This menu will be paired with wine.

Jacqui KungWednesday, August 5 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Liz Valenti

Pasta, Wheat Penny and Chef Liz 

Hands-On Class
How could you go wrong with this class? Chef Liz Valenti of Wheat Penny Oven & Bar has had an amazing cooking career and we are so lucky to have her talent in Dayton. Her newest passion is pasta. Come join us as she takes us on a cooking journey exploring some the most delicious seasonal pasta dishes that you can recreate at home. This menu will be paired with wine.

Chef Liz ValentiThursday, August 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00