Class Schedule: Wine, Beer, & Food Classes
Pinot Wine Camp
Join George Punter and Chef Carrie in the DLM Culinary Center's Wine Day Camp- just for adults! This Sunday it's all about Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir. During the first half of this day camp we'll focus on learning all about the Pinot varietals of Oregon. The second half we will pair a delicious menu highlighting the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer that is perfect with Pinot! Cheese and Charcuterie Plate; Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts and Apples; Linguine with Lemon and Thyme Mushrooms; Sesame Encrusted Salmon with Pinot Sauce; and Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Box Cake.
Veuve Clicquot Champange Dinner
Join Chef Carrie and George at the Culinary Center for an extraordinary evening with the wines of Veuve Cliquot. What could make for a better evening in February than a multi course dinner prepared by our talented Chef Carrie and her team enhanced by the famous Champagne house that has been delighting fans of "bubbles" since 1772? Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Sweet Chile; Roasted Carrot, Toasted Cumin and Orange Salad; Potato Wrapped Fish with Sautéed Spinach; Mushroom Slider with Duck Fat Potatoes and Sticky Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce.
Girls' Night Out: Galentine's Day
It's official - grab your girlfriend and celebrate the other half of Valentine's Day! Leave the husband, boyfriend or "talking" partner at home and celebrate with a fabulous menu and beautifully paired wines! Chef Carrie and wine educator Teresa will make this evening a night you won't forget! Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Jam; Roasted Carrot Salad with Cumin and Crème Fraîche; Strip Loin Roast with Fennel Gratin and Pan Seared Wild Mushrooms; and Frozen Mocha Mousse.
Eastern European Wine & Food
Join Julia and Teresa for an exciting food and wine pairing evening. Countries such as Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Georgia have ideal climates for growing wine grapes and Teresa will pair her favorites with Julia's delicious menu. Kiopoolu (Roasted Eggplant Spread) with Crostini; Cheese Pirogues with Sautéed Onions and Sour Cream; Hearty Borscht Beet Soup; Chicken Paprikash with Egg Noodles; and Dobos Torte (a Multilayer chocolate Cream and Sponge Cake Torte).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.