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Class Schedule: Wine, Beer, & Food Classes

Jiffie Hart
How Did THIS Wine Get in My Glass-Exploring Six Key Factors Impacting Wines 
Have you ever wondered why two wines, which seem to be the same, taste so different? Have you every wondered why you can like Chardonnay one day and not the next, or why one Pinot Noir tastes sweet and fruity and the other earthy and smoked? The variables in winemaking are almost endless! In this class, Jiffie Hart, Wine Educator, will arm you with a little education so you can begin to understand the impact that the six key factors of weather/climate, soil grape variety, viticulture (grape growing), vinification (winemaking) and maturation have on the wine you select. A tasting plate will be served at the beginning of class.
Jiffie HartThursday, March 9 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
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, andshecooks2.com, 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
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
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
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; and Bourbon Peanut Butter Milkshakes. 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
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