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September
26

Family Night: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Mary Cooney / September 26, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
A family favorite just became easier to make and more delicious to eat. Join Mary and learn a few new tips and ideas for making a special spaghetti dinner with a simple homemade tomato sauce with meatballs, creating a flavor-rich result. House Salad with Italian Vinaigrette, Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Drop Meatballs, Cheesy Garlic Bread, and Mini Cannoli. $75 for two people.

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September
29

Autumn Pies & Tarts

Megan Smith / September 29, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

It’s the time of year when anxiety levels begin raising to uncharted levels in the kitchen! Megan Smith of St. Anne the Tart, will show you how to create foolproof, sturdy tart crusts, flaky pie crusts, and a stockpile of sweet and savory autumn filling ideas for both! Join us for a pies and tarts autumnal affair as Megan demonstrates a few of her tried-and-true favorites, each paired with wine. Frangipane Pear Tart, Salted Chocolate Tart, Gingered Apple Pie, Bourbon Orange Pecan Pie, Potato, Rosemary, & Cheddar Savory Tart.

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September
30

Wheat Penny Behind the Scene

Chef Liz Valenti / September 30, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Join us for a fun evening of fabulous food, wine, and culinary excellence. You'll enjoy watching Wheat Penny's Chef Liz take a "back seat" while her second in command Chef Crystal Coppock takes the lead as head chef. We're excited for you to get to know Chef Crystal and experience the magic this dynamic duo will create together. Each course will be paired with wine. Wheat Penny fans, you won't want to miss this one!

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October
1

Italian Food and Wine: Fall Table

Mary Cooney / October 1, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Experience the joy of watching Mary and Teresa do what they do so well—deliver an extraordinary evening of delicious food and wine pairings. Mary will create an incredible meal, and Teresa will pour expertly-matched wines to highlight the savory flavor combinations of the dishes. We'll begin the evening with an Antipasto Plate of Cured Meats, Cheeses, and Olives, followed by, Potato Pasta Soup with Greens, Rigatoni all Toto (Sweet Italian Sausage and Cream), Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Pan Sauce, and ending with a rich chocolate dessert, Semifreddo di Cioccolato.

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October
6

Conquering the Fear of Phyllo

Harriet Argue / October 6, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We're excited to welcome Harriet Argue to the Culinary Center. Harriet has over 30 years' experience in the restaurant business. Harriet was the owner of Truffles Café & Catering, and was involved in menu development and catering at Madison's Bistro and Mediterra Café. Join Harriet if you love the crunch and buttery richness of phyllo dough, but find it frustrating to work with. You'll learn the secret of how to work with phyllo quickly and efficiently for successful results. She'll demonstrate, with plenty of butter on hand and a little organization, how you can turn this delicate, ultra-thin dough into delicious sweet and savory appetizers and desserts. Phyllo is also completely unaffected by freezer storage, so you can make and freeze perfect party appetizers, then bake and serve for your holiday entertaining needs. Mushroom and Sweet Italian Sausage Strudel, Moussaka in Phyllo Dough Cups, and Pumpkin Phyllo Rolls. This menu will be paired with wine.

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October
7

Cook the Book with Bryn Mooth

Bryn Mooth / October 7, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Chef Vivian Howard is known for her award-winning PBS series “A Chef's Life”, which focused on her culinary roots and farm-to-table restaurant in eastern North Carolina. Her book Deep Run Roots is a gorgeous collection of recipes and remembrances of growing up in tiny Deep Run, North Carolina. Join Bryn Mooth as she demonstrates a few of her favorite recipes from the book that celebrates seasonal ingredients and flavors from Howard's corner of the Carolinas. Menu includes: Party Magnet (Pecan Cheese Ball), Avocado and Tomato Salad with Broken-Egg Dressing, Baked Figs and Goat Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Pecans, Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Beet Tzatziki, and Warm Banana Pudding with Homemade Sesame Wafers.

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October
8

Oktoberfest Celebration

Susie and Iván Núñez / October 8, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, traditionally is held in late September and early October (it runs 16 days!) in Munich, Germany. Our German-style celebration is a bit smaller but just as much fun. Join Iván and Susie Núñez for this festive celebration of German food, beer, and wine. Bratwurst Sausages with Pretzels and Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Oktoberfest Roast, White Asparagus, and German Chocolate Cupcakes.

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October
10

Family Night: Chicken Pot Pie

Mary Cooney / October 10, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Add a simple salad to this one-dish entrée for a hearty family dinner. You'll enjoy making chicken pot pie with a flaky, buttery-crust, and fill it with oven-roasted chicken and fresh vegetables in a rich creamy sauce. Mary will teach you how to make this dish with her homemade pie crust and give tips for using frozen puff pastry for a quicker version. You'll discover that the homemade version of this pie is worth the effort. For dessert we'll whip up a delicious bar favorite made with a few pantry staples—brown sugar, butter, flour, and eggs. No mixer needed! Winter Fruit Salad, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and Butter Pecan Blondies. $75 for two people.

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October
14

French Brassiere Steakhouse Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / October 14, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Join Chef Carrie and George for an evening of classic Brasserie-style French food and wine. Chef Carrie will demonstrate how this simply sophisticated, romantic, and unpretentious cuisine, paired with George's thoughtful wine choices, makes for a superb French dining experience. Oysters with Mignonette, Frisée aux Lardons, Steak au Poivre and Pommes Frites, and Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée.

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October
15

Let's Do Lunch! Spanish-Style

Chef Carrie Walters / October 15, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / $35

Looking for a unique lunch idea? Join us for this hour-long lunch class with a delicious menu. You'll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We'll do our best to get you out in an hour, and you'll take home the recipes! Coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water will be available. We'll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Along with our market this month, we’re taking a journey and celebrating the beautiful food products of Spain with this flavorful menu. Mixed Green Salad with Olives, Serrano Ham, and Manchego Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette, Poulet Basquaise with Currant Couscous (chicken with Poblano peppers, pimentón (smoky Spanish paprika), and a splash of Sherry vinegar), and Crema Catalana (Spanish Crème Brûlée).

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October
16

Cookie Workshop

Mary Cooney / October 16, 2021 / 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM / $75

Hands-On Class
Expand your cookie collection in time for the holidays with these crowd-pleasing recipes. We'll break into groups and get busy making four different varieties. Mary will explain why correct measurement of ingredients, as well as mixing, shaping, spacing, oven temperature, and oven position, are all important factors for cookie success. You'll discover a buttery twist on a classic with Brown Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Toffee Cookies, chewy Coconut Macaroons dipped in rich dark chocolate, Fig Pinwheels rich with warm spices and orange rind (not your store-bought Fig Newton!), and citrusy Lemon Love Knots. Light snacks will be served. Students will go home with a box of cookies.

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October
17

My Big Fat Greek Dinner

Harriet Argue / October 17, 2021 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

Couples' Class
We're excited to welcome Harriet Argue to the Culinary Center. Harriet came from California to Dayton from a large Greek family, and has over 30 years’ experience in the Dayton restaurant business. She was the owner of Truffles Café & Catering and was involved in menu development and catering at Madison's Bistro and Mediterra Café. Join us for this class with our Greek food expert! If you loved the movie, you'll be sure to love the food! If you think of Greek food as involving hours in the kitchen, you'll be pleasantly surprised as you watch Harriet prepare a delicious Greek menu that is not laborious. You'll enjoy an Eggplant Dip with Homemade Pita Crisps. Then we'll get grilling and prepare Arni Souvlakia (grilled skewered lamb kebabs) with Greek Rice Pilaf and Greek Yogurt. We'll end our big fat Greek meal with Apricot Baklava. What's not to like' It's Greek! This menu will be paired with wine.
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October
19

Master your Knife Skills

Chef Carrie Walters / October 19, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Would you like to learn how to execute various basic knife cuts and shapes, like the julienne, dice, brunoise, and others? Mastering these knife cuts can improve the quality of the food you cook. Chef Carrie will explain the importance of how consistent cutting techniques ensure your food is cooked to a uniform degree of doneness, as well as enhance visual appeal. You will also learn how to select, wield, sharpen, and store knives. Bring your own chef's knife or use ours. A discount on all knives will be offered the day of class. A small appetizer plate will be served.

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October
20

Fresh Pasta Workshop

Mary Cooney / October 20, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Learn the skill of making fresh pasta for creating outstanding Italian dishes. The depth of flavor and delicate texture of homemade pasta elevates dishes from ordinary to gourmet. Mary will walk you through the process of making lasagna and ravioli sheets, and turn them into two deliciously impressive dishes your family and friends will love. Italian Salad, Pesto Lasagna, and Mushroom and Swiss Chard Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce. This menu will be paired with wine.

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October
21

A Rustic Italian Food & Wine Dinner with Chef Liz

Chef Liz Valenti / October 21, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Join Chef Liz of Wheat Penny Oven & Bar for this Lidia Bastianich-inspired menu that reflects Liz's Italian heritage and love for cooking for and with family and friends. Many of the most classic Italian dishes are made from humble ingredients, utilizing local and seasonal products that have always been readily available. Nothing is discarded or wasted, and inventive ways were constantly developed to make use of all parts of the animal. It might be called "poor cooking", but this style of cuisine is unexpectedly rich and hearty. Clam Bruschetta, Tomato, and "Wheat Penny" Ricotta Crostini; Ribollita with Focaccia Garlic Bread; "Wheat Penny" Fall Mixed Grill with Lidia's Lentil Country Salad; Tuscan Meat and Tomato Ragu with Grist Provisions Homemade Pasta; Stuffed Eggplant Puglia Style; and Pear Bread Pudding with Anisette Caramel Sauce. This menu will be paired with wine.

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October
22

Let's Do Lunch! Flavors of Fall

Chef Carrie Walters / October 22, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / $35

Looking for a unique lunch idea' Join us for this hour-long lunch class with a delicious menu. You'll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We'll do our best to get you out in an hour, and you'll take home the recipes! Coffee, hot tea, and water will be available. We'll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Come in from the chilly air and warm yourself with our delicious lunch menu full of autumn rich flavors. We’ll start with a creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and top it with crispy pancetta and fried sage, followed by a classic dish, Chicken Marbella, a wonderful combination of savory, sweet and briny flavors. We'll end with one of our favorite seasonal desserts, Honey Crisp Apple Blondies.

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October
27

French Brassiere Steakhouse Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / October 27, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Join Chef Carrie and George for an evening of classic Brasserie-style French food and wine. Chef Carrie will demonstrate how this simply sophisticated, romantic, and unpretentious cuisine, paired with George's thoughtful wine choices, makes for a superb French dining experience. Oysters with Mignonette, Frisée aux Lardons, Steak au Poivre and Pommes Frites, and Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée.

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October
29

Spanish Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / October 29, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Wine educator Teresa will share her passion for one of the leading exporters of wine, Spain, as Chef Carrie prepares a beautiful combination of Spanish-style, full-flavored specialties. Spain is known for its Mediterranean diet based on rustic simplicity, wonderful olive oil, fresh vegetables, and abundant seafood. Chef Carrie and Teresa are the perfect duo for creating this memorable dining experience. Trio of Pintxos: Chorizo Wrapped Dates, Deviled Egg with Serrano, and Manchego with Membrillo Skewers; Grilled Octopus with Potatoes and Saffron Aioli; Beef Tenderloin with Covadonga Blue Cheese; and Spanish Almond Cake.

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October
30

Cookie Workshop

Mary Cooney / October 30, 2021 / 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM / $75

Hands-On Class
Expand your cookie collection in time for the holidays with these crowd-pleasing recipes. We'll break into groups and get busy making four different varieties. Mary will explain why correct measurement of ingredients, as well as mixing, shaping, spacing, oven temperature, and oven position, are all important factors for cookie success. You'll discover a buttery twist on a classic with Brown Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Toffee Cookies, chewy Coconut Macaroons dipped in rich dark chocolate, Fig Pinwheels rich with warm spices and orange rind (not your store-bought Fig Newton!), and citrusy Lemon Love Knots. Light snacks will be served. Students will go home with a box of cookies.

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November
2

Apple Pie 101

Mary Cooney / November 2, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
With abundant variety and multiple uses in both sweet and savory dishes, apples are one of the stars of the autumn season. We couldn't let one of our seasonal favorites go by without making a traditional apple pie, and Mary's is simply the best we've ever tasted! Join us for this hands-on class where Mary will show you how to make her incredible All-Butter Crust and delicious Fresh Apple Filling. You'll learn how to choose the best combination of apples, resulting in the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavor; and why this combination results in a tender filling that holds its shape when sliced. Students will make their own 9-inch pie to bake at home. We'll provide a disposable aluminum pie pan, but you are welcome to bring your own for preparing your pie if you'd like! Light snacks and Apple Pie à la Mode will be served.

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November
5

Appalachian Feast

Megan Smith / November 5, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

For the last 20 years, Megan Smith of St. Anne the Tart, has lived and spent much of her time in the hills and hollows of Eastern Kentucky as a writer and an advocate for the mountain arts community. Only recently did she discover the strong connection between Appalachia and Dayton—often referred to as the “end of the Hillbilly Highway”. In the 1950s, over a quarter million coal miners lost their jobs and moved north, looking for work. As documented by Dave Tabler of Appalachian History, “The moves were traumatic for many as they were separated from their families and forced to adapt to more urban environments. The next generation children who are born and raised in cities such as Dayton often lack a sense of belonging, for they do not have a strongly felt connection to the south, but they do not completely fit in where they are either, due to the stereotypes and discrimination they face. Through events such as Mountain Days Festival at Eastwood Metroparks, the history and preservation of Dayton’s Appalachian community remain strong."
In this class, we’ll explore some of the foods of Appalachia. From sorghum that comes from a hollow near Lillie Cornett Woods to shucky beans dried in Letcher County, we’ll not only get to taste unique ingredients to the region, but you’ll also learn how to recreate some of the most treasured, comforting recipes of the mountains right in your own home this holiday season. Biscuits and Gravy, Soup Beans and Cornbread, Pork Chops with Shucky Beans, Apples and Fried Corn, Chess Pie, and Apple Stack Cake. This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
7

Family Night: Classic Roast Beef Dinner

Mary Cooney / November 7, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Family Night Hands-On Class
Ahhh! there's nothing like the smell of a roast in the oven on a chilly autumn day. We all need this comforting menu in our busy lives. Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing at the dinner table with this cozy menu the family will enjoy making together. Mary will teach you how to get the most flavor from the best ingredients. Classic Roast Beef and Gravy, Buttery Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Savory Green Beans with Bacon and Onion, and fun-to-make individual desserts: Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes. $75 for two people.

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November
10

Thanksgiving 101

Chef Carrie Walters / November 10, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

If it's your turn for hosting Thanksgiving and you're a little (or a lot) apprehensive about getting everything on the table hot and delicious, this is the class for you. Chef Carrie will show you how to prepare and roast your turkey like a pro. You'll learn to prepare everyone's favorite traditional side dishes, with tips for strategy and timing, for a successful and delicious feast! Roast Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Modern Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Praline, and Fresh Cranberry Relish. We'll end the meal with Pumpkin Pie from the DLM Bakery. This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
12

Italian Food and Wine: Fall Table

Mary Cooney / November 12, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Experience the joy of watching Mary and Teresa do what they do so well—deliver an extraordinary evening of delicious food and wine pairings. Mary will create an incredible meal, and Teresa will pour expertly-matched wines to highlight the savory flavor combinations of the dishes. We'll begin the evening with an Antipasto Plate of Cured Meats, Cheeses, and Olives, followed by, Potato Pasta Soup with Greens, Rigatoni all Toto (Sweet Italian Sausage and Cream), Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Pan Sauce, and ending with a rich chocolate dessert, Semifreddo di Cioccolato.

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November
17

Perfect Thanksgiving Desserts

Mary Cooney / November 17, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / $75

We need more than one dessert for our most cherished feast day of the year, don't you agree? We've got you covered with these dessert favorites that showcase the splendor of the autumn season. If you're curious about learning how to make a rolled cake, Mary will show you how easy it is to bake a warm-spiced pumpkin cake in a shallow rimmed baking sheet, fill it with a decadent creamy filling, and roll it ever so gently for a successful result every time. You'll learn the secret to making a flaky all-butter pie crust for two mouth-watering pies. This Thanksgiving, make the dessert table pleasing to everyone with these spectacular sweets. Pumpkin Roll, Apple and Cranberry Pie, and Pumpkin Praline Pie. Light snacks will be served.

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November
18

Beaujolais Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / November 18, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Beaujolais is known as a terrific food wine. Its abundance of fruit, higher acidity, and low alcohol make it ideal for pairing with a large variety of foods. Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George as they taste several styles of Beaujolais. They'll explore Crus Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, as well as today's release of Nouveau Beaujolais! You'll enjoy these wines along with a regional French menu. Cervelle de Canut, a creamy white cheese dip with garlic and herbs;Saucisson Plate, a variety of cured meats, sausage, and pâté; Poulet au Vinaigre, a classic Lyonnaise Dish; and Praline Tart.

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November
19

Let's Do Lunch! Flavors of Fall

Chef Carrie Walters / November 19, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / $35

Looking for a unique lunch idea' Join us for this hour-long lunch class with a delicious menu. You'll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We'll do our best to get you out in an hour, and you'll take home the recipes! Coffee, hot tea, and water will be available. We'll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Come in from the chilly air and warm yourself with our delicious lunch menu full of autumn rich flavors. We’ll start with a creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and top it with crispy pancetta and fried sage, followed by a classic dish, Chicken Marbella, a wonderful combination of savory, sweet and briny flavors. We'll end with one of our favorite seasonal desserts, Honey Crisp Apple Blondies.

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December
2

Charcuterie 101

/ December 2, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Charcuterie is one of the best and most delicious appetizers for a crowd because you don't have to cook anything; however, making a charcuterie board is easier said than done because it's an art form that involves balance, creativity, and variety. Come learn how to impress your guests with charcuterie board-building guidelines and presentation techniques using an assortment of store-bought salamis, pâtés, and cured hams. Chef Carrie will cover all the elements, from selecting a well-balanced assortment of meats to choosing proper garnishes before you get to enjoy the finished product. Because charcuterie should be enjoyed with a glass of wine, one glass of our Provençal French red will be included in the price of the class.

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December
3

Let's Do Lunch! Holiday Celebration

Chef Carrie Walters / December 3, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / $35

Looking for a unique lunch idea? Join us for this hour-long lunch class with a delicious menu. You'll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We'll do our best to get you out in an hour, and you'll take home the recipes! Coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water will be available. We'll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. We're ringing in the busy holiday season with this elegant luncheon perfect for a special occasion. Chef Carrie will elevate the humble pork chop with a rich, peppery, red wine French sauce, and pair it with caramelized root vegetables with an added kick. We'll finish lunch with a crispy, golden brown, warm, and buttery Pear Crisp. Brie and Roasted Grape Crostini; Pork Chops au Poivre with Red Wine Shallot Sauce; Steam Roasted Roots with Maple, Sriracha, and Thyme; and Pear Crisp.

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December
5

Elegant Holiday Dinner

Mary Cooney / December 5, 2021 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

During the holiday season, when entertaining is foremost on our minds, it's nice to have an elegant menu on hand. With Mary's do-ahead tips, timeline plan, and straightforward instruction, you'll feel confident replicating this delicious menu for your lucky guests. Set the table, light the candles, pour the wine, and enjoy the foodilicious holidays! Buttery Puff Pastry Tart with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Fontina, and Prosciutto; Succulent Prime Rib Roast; Rosemary Smashed Potatoes; Roasted Parsnips, Carrots, and Shallots with Gremolata; Parmesan Popovers; and a festive Yule Log. This menu will be paired with wine.
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December
6

It's Time to Decorate A Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 6, 2021 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $55

Hands-On Class
Decorating a gingerbread house during the holiday season is a traditional family pastime. Join Culinary Instructor Zebbie Borland for this hands-on class and learn the step-by-step process for decorating your very own gingerbread house. All icings and candies for decoration will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to personalize your house. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together. We are offering 2 classes this year.

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December
7

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House

Zebbie Borland / December 7, 2021 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $55

Hands-On Class
Decorating a gingerbread house during the holiday season is a traditional family pastime. Join Culinary Instructor Zebbie Borland for this hands-on class and learn the step-by-step process for decorating your very own gingerbread house. All icings and candies for decoration will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to personalize your house. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together. We are offering 2 classes this year.

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December
9

Women Chefs - Behind the Lines

Chef Carrie Walters / December 9, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Chef Carrie and Chef Liz love cooking together while sharing inspiring stories and recipes from outstanding female chefs that have influenced their creativity and careers. They'll share their wisdom, immense respect, and gratitude for the many women who cook for a living. You're invited to be a part of this special evening of good food, conversation, and laughter! The chefs will take on a progressive dinner party of small seasonal plates and expertly paired wine selections.

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December
10

Barrel House Cooking

Susie and Iván Núñez / December 10, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Bourbons, with their wonderfully rich flavor profiles, make them a culinary gem. Just like cooking with wine, Bourbon offers an incredible depth of flavor. With caramel undertones, smokey, and sometimes wheaty notes, Bourbon adds great flavor to both savory and dessert dishes. We're all familiar with Bourbon balls, and how Bourbon elevates eggnog to greatness, but Iván and Susie Núñez will explore a wider range of culinary uses. They'll explain the nuances of this special barrel-aged libation, such as the importance of only using one you enjoy sipping, and how different styles of Bourbon affect dishes differently. Cajun Sausage Puffs with Bourbon Mustard; Spinach Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Bourbon Vinaigrette; Bourbon-Glazed Salmon; Bourbon Sweet Potatoes; and Maple-Bourbon Banana Cake. This menu will be served with wine.

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December
12

Family Night: Baked Ziti

Mary Cooney / December 12, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Equipped with Mary's recipe for this hearty, meaty casserole dish, you're guaranteed to satisfy your crew's hungry appetites. And because it's the holiday season, Mary will show you how to make festive Christmas tree-shaped Garlic Rolls and a pretty holiday dessert! Don't miss this fun class for a menu you'll enjoy recreating at home. Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce, Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese, Christmas Tree Garlic Rolls, and Peppermint Bark Brownies.. $75 for two people.

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December
14

Foxhole Farm Winter Harvest Supper

Chef Sam Wickham / December 14, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Join Chef Sam Wickham of local Foxhole Farm as she takes you to her supper table. You'll enjoy the bounty of harvest ... winter style. Start off with Crostinis made from Foxhole Farmhouse Sourdough Bread and topped with Homemade Fluffy Ricotta and Local Honey. Sam will show you some of winter's best ingredients as you dine your way through a Creamy Kohlrabi and Cress Salad, and into a family meal of Warped Wing Oatmeal Stout Braised Lamb Shanks, Pearl Couscous, Local Winter Squash, and Gremolata. No one leaves the farm table without a bite of something sweet, so sit tight for local Apples Foster, a dish that makes the most of the season and is surprisingly simple to recreate at home. This menu will be paired with wine.

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December
15

Over The Top: A Food and Champagne Celebration!

Chef Carrie Walters / December 15, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $125

George and Chef Carrie are taking it over the top again with a special evening dedicated to their love of Champagne. With this incredibly indulgent tasting menu and George's exquisite Champagne choices, we'll joyously raise our glasses to the end of 2021! Spicy Furikake Potato Chips, Oysters on the Half Shell, Shirred Eggs with Smoked Salmon Brioche Toast, Seared Scallops with Hot Sauce Buerre Blanc, and DLM French Pastry.

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December
16

Girls' Night Out Holiday Party

Chef Carrie Walters / December 16, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $95

Chef Carrie and certified wine educator Teresa will help you ring in the holidays with this progressive party with each course thoughtfully paired with wine. Each of the plates will have three perfect finger foods that you'll want to share at your next festive gathering. These are a few enticing samplings from our menu: Brie and Fig Tarts, Brown Butter Brioche with Caviar, Ricotta and Sage Fried Meatballs, and Blue Jay Cheese with Sour Cherries Canapes. We'll end with a plate of wine-friendly savory "cookies" to top off this fun-filled, festive night. Grab a friend and join us!

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December
17

Let's Do Lunch! Holiday Celebration

Chef Carrie Walters / December 17, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / $35

Looking for a unique lunch idea? Join us for this hour-long lunch class with a delicious menu. You'll enjoy a three-course meal while we demonstrate the recipes. We'll do our best to get you out in an hour, and you'll take home the recipes! Coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water will be available. We'll have a perfectly paired wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. We're ringing in the busy holiday season with this elegant luncheon perfect for a special occasion. Chef Carrie will elevate the humble pork chop with a rich, peppery, red wine French sauce, and pair it with caramelized root vegetables with an added kick. We'll finish lunch with a crispy, golden brown, warm, and buttery Pear Crisp. Brie and Roasted Grape Crostini; Pork Chops au Poivre with Red Wine Shallot Sauce; Steam Roasted Roots with Maple, Sriracha, and Thyme; and Pear Crisp.

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