Classes

December
12

Girls' Night Out Holiday Party

Chef Carrie Walters / December 12, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

In this popular Girls' Night Out class, we'll celebrate the holidays with a wonderful new selection of small plates and appetizers from Chef Carrie, and Teresa will highlight some of her favorite wines for creating the perfect holiday bash. Gather the girls for an evening of friendship, food, and fun!

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December
18

Champagne - An Over-the-Top Celebration

Chef Carrie Walters / December 18, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $100

Join Chef Carrie and George for our most decadent evening of the holiday season! You'll enjoy thoughtfully curated Champagnes along with beautifully paired tasting plates just in time for celebrating the festive holiday season. Chilled Oysters with Yuzu Mignonette; Caviar, Cauliflower Flan, and Yukon Potato Blinis; Foie Gras de Canard; Lobster Risotto; finishing with Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Pistachio Crumble and Champagne Gelée.

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January
16

Off to a Great Start! Breakfast to Go

Sherry Monaghan / January 16, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We all want to start the new year with healthier eating habits, but a healthy breakfast doesn't always coincide with our morning rush schedules. Sherry will show you a few great ideas to help meet your healthy New Year's goals deliciously. Mini Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Mushroom Frittatas, Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chorizo Hash, Egg, Green Chile, and Cheese Tacos, Chai Spiced Quinoa Breakfast Bowls, and PB & J Breakfast Cookies.

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January
19

Family Night: Major Munchies

Mary Cooney / January 19, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Entertain company with these scrumptious munchies or have a family appetizer party! Instructor Mary chose a few of her favorite party food recipes you're sure to enjoy preparing, savoring, and sharing. This class will help you be Super Bowl Sunday-ready! Nachos with Chili Cheese Sauce and Salsa, Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Jalapeño Poppers, and everyone's favorite-Buffalo Chicken Wings. $75 for two people.

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January
21

A Modern Dinner Party

Mary Cooney / January 21, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Make your guests feel at home with this help-yourself-spread. Opting for a casual dinner party that lets guests be part of the action creates a comfortable atmosphere that enables the host to join in the fun. This menu is perfect for such a soirée. Guests will enjoy helping themselves to Korean-style pulled pork (Bo Ssam). The ingredients are a simple rub of salt and sugar. The pork is cured overnight and then roasted slowly to create that fall-off-the-bone tenderness. Then, right before serving, we'll turn the oven up to 500°F and rub a mixture of brown sugar and salt to develop a dark caramel crust. Guests will fill their lettuce leaves with this tender pork and top it with Ginger Scallion Sauce, Ssam Sauce, White Rice, and Kimchi accompaniments. Mary will round out this menu with Korean Kimchi Pancakes, Gochujang Meatballs, and Miso Peanut Butter Cookies. This menu will be paired with beer.

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January
24

Three Kings' Day: A Puerto Rican Celebration

Susie and Ivan Nunez / January 24, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Much like Christmas in the U.S., Three Kings' Day is one of the most important holidays in Puerto Rico. It's a grand celebration when families and friends gather for delicious food, traditional gift giving, parades, and festivals. Join Susie and Iván and learn how to make this festive Puerto Rican menu, where all the courses will be paired with Spanish Wines. Garbanzo Salad, Pavochon (roasted turkey marinated with pork spices and stuffed with ground beef and chorizo), Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantains, and Guava with White Cheese.

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January
26

To Our Health

Sherry Monaghan / January 26, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Couples' Hands-On Class
Join new friends in the kitchen for this inspirational class that will help jumpstart you to a healthier New Year. Sherry will prove that you don't need to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. You can be conscientious about nutrition without giving up the foods you enjoy. Warm Mushroom and Lentil Salad, Chicken, Farrow, White Bean, and Kale Soup, Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp Scampi, Herb Crusted Sirloin with Roasted Whole Cauliflower, and Berry Crisp with Nut Crumble, and Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.
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January
28

Cake Decorating 101

Sabrina Fiffe / January 28, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Find inspiration and develop a creative eye for cake design with LOVE Cakes Manager, Sabrina Fiffe. Students will decorate cakes and cupcakes using buttercream icing. Instructor Sabrina will teach basic techniques for preparing the cake: leveling, filling, and icing a cake smoothly. Students will also learn to recognize the proper icing consistency for piping and decoration, as well as which tips to use for the best flowers, leaves, bows, balloons, and basket weaves, as well as decorative writing. Students will decorate their own special occasion cakes with a personalized message to take home. Although this class is a beginner's class, it is fast paced and full of information needed to decorate cakes at home. Light snacks will be served.

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January
29

Master Your Knife Skills

Chef Carrie Walters / January 29, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 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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January
30

The Paris Bistro: Affordable French Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / January 30, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Chef Carrie and George will set the mood for a glorious Parisian dining experience. Picture a Paris Bistro, a casual and quaint restaurant with a simple but satisfying menu enjoyed as much for the atmosphere as the food. We many not be in Paris, but we'll bring a little of its essence to the DLM Culinary Center with a delicious menu and perfectly paired wines. Chicken Liver Mousse Pâté, Mussels Meuniere, Salad Lyonnaise, Bistro Steak, and Pommes Frites, and Lemon Tart with Chocolate and Raspberries.

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January
31

Anglo-Indian Home Cooking

Monika Arora / January 31, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Monika Arora learned her love and passion for cooking from her mom, who was an amazing cook and restaurateur. Cook along with Monika as she pays homage to the incredible flavors of India, but focuses on how these flavors were made popular by the Colonial British. You will make some of the best Indian comfort foods with Anglo adaptations. Coconut Shrimp Curry, Chicken Tikka Masala, Basmati Rice, Spiced Cauliflower, Curried Chickpeas and Masala Tea, which is served in British High Tea.

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February
4

Petite Chefs' Comfort Food

Zebbie Borland / February 4, 2020 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Petite Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 1-3)
Join this class and learn to make soft and delicious Homemade Yeast Bread in the shape of the cutest teddy bear you've ever seen. Complete with raisin buttons and eyes, this bread may be too cute to eat! Zebbie will also teach students how to make yummy Loaded Baked Potato Soup, perfect for warming up on a chilly winter day.

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February
7

Taste of Brazil

Elaine Berrios / February 7, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Treat your senses to a culinary trip to Brazil. Elaine has chosen recipes that are known as "must tries" should you travel there. Because of its diverse culture and immigrant influences, Brazil boasts some of the best food in the world. You'll enjoy this menu with perfectly paired wines. Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread), Frango à Passarinho (Brazilian Chicken Wings), Vinaigrette (Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa), Camarao com Leite de Coco (Shrimp in Coconut Sauce) with Brazilian Style Rice, and Bolo De Coco (Coconut Cake).

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February
9

Eggs Benedict from Scratch

John Chico / February 9, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Hands-On Couples' Class
If this isn't already your favorite breakfast splurge, it will be after this class. John will teach us how to make crisp and airy Homemade English Muffins from scratch, and top them with warmed, sliced French Ham. You'll become expert at making perfect Poached Eggs and creamy, rich Hollandaise Sauce to spoon over all this goodness. We'll complement this popular dish with Oven-Roasted Breakfast Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, and Sparkling Wine.
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February
11

Junior Chefs': Baking From Scratch

Zebbie Borland / February 11, 2020 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 4-6)
These recipes are 100% guaranteed for successful and yummy results! Zebbie has chosen a few of her favorite recipes from America's Test Kitchen: The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs. Students will learn techniques and skills for baking from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Tear and Shape Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting.

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February
12

Oran Swift Cellars Wine & Food

George Punter / February 12, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Established in 1998, Orin Swift Wine Cellars in St. Helena, California, has a long history of excellent wines with creative labeling. Join Chef Carrie and wine educator, George, along with Orin Swift Cellars for a fabulous evening of small plates paired with carefully curated wines. This is an evening you won't want to miss.

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February
13

Girls' Night Out; Galentine's Day

Chef Carrie Walters / February 13, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Why stress over Valentine's date night when you can celebrate the day before with your BFF? Wine educator Teresa and Chef Carrie are back for one of their favorite events of the year! Each small plate will be paired with wine. Scallops with Brown Butter Miso, Charred Beet Salad with Yogurt, Herbs, and Crispy Quinoa, Lobster Risotto, Slow Roasted Beef Filet with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, and "What's Trending" Cookie Plate.

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February
14

Valentine's Day Dinner

Chef Carrie Walters / February 14, 2020 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / $175

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a delicious food and wine pairing event at the Culinary Center. The evening will include a fabulous 5-course menu prepared by our talented Chef Carrie Walters. This evening is sure to be one you'll remember! Wine will be paired with each course. (Additional wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle.) The 5-course menu will include: Shrimp Scampi, Warm Spinach Salad, Beef Wellington, Lobster Thermidor, and, one of our favorite retro desserts: Pecan Nut Ball with Chef Carrie's Hot Fudge Sauce. Reservations must be pre-paid and made by Monday, February 10. Seating is limited. $175 for two people.

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February
16

Winter Dinner

Mary Cooney / February 16, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Couples' Hands-On Class
Come in and shake off the cold as you help prepare this menu perfect for a dinner party or a cozy Sunday meal. You'll make succulent beef short ribs, one of the most flavorful, fall-off-the-bone cuts of meat imaginable, and plate them with Creamy Polenta - a match made in Heaven! Mary will guide you through this mouth-watering menu: Puff Pastry Tart with Goat Cheese, Mushrooms, Red Pepper, and Onion, Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Shaved Pecorino and Toasted Hazelnuts, Braised Beef Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, and Blood Orange Cake. This menu will be paired with wine.
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February
19

Banfi Wine Dinner

Chef Carrie Walters / February 19, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

For more than 3 decades Banfi has been ranked as one of the leading North American Wine importers. Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter as they host an evening with our friends from Banfi. They will share their expert knowledge of their excellent wines, and Chef Carrie will prepare delicious dishes to complement these wines. It will be an enjoyable evening you won't want to miss.

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February
23

Family Night: Mexican

Kara Haas / February 23, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Join Kara Haas, a creative and energetic home cook, to discover the fun and ease of making much-loved Mexican restaurant food at home. Kara will teach you to make her family's favorite Pinto Bean and Barbocoa Beef with Lime and Cilantro White Rice. You'll turn bland stove-top rice into that delicious lime and cilantro white rice we all love. Kara will also teach adaptations for making this meal vegetarian and vegan for special dietary restrictions. Plenty of sides will be served for your choice of filling a bowl, wrapping in a tortilla, or topping a tostada. We'll finish with an easy-to-make dessert. This menu is all gluten-free. $75 for two people.

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February
27

Hands-On Gnocchi

Mary Cooney / February 27, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Spend this winter afternoon learning to make a well-crafted gnocchi dough. You'll get plenty of practice making this favorite Italian dumpling. Mary will show you the technique and the art of rolling them one-by-one. You'll learn how to cook it properly and then top it off with two delicious sauces. We'll start the meal with an Italian salad and finish with chocolate! Potato Gnocchi with Browned Butter, and Fried Sage Leaves, and Porcini Gnocchi with Prosciutto, and Parmesan Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.

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February
28

Some Like it Hot!

Susie and Ivan Nunez / February 28, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Spice up your cooking with the Núñez duo! Susie and Iván will teach you how to make your own hot sauce at home. You'll learn about many pepper varieties and explore the flavor nuances of each. This fun couple realizes that we all have our own preferences for flavor vs. burn, so they'll explain how to create sauces from mild to scorching. The menu will include beef, chicken, and shrimp, with different hot sauces that complement each course. This menu will be paired with beer and wine.

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March
1

Amazing Andalusian Cuisine

Susie and Ivan Nunez / March 1, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Hands-On Couples' Class
Join Susie and Iván for this fun adventure exploring Andalucia cuisine. The bright Spanish flavors of this sunny Andalusian Region span across the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Couples will work together in the kitchen to create this authentic menu paired with perfectly chosen Spanish wines. Tostadas con Tomate (tomato sauce over toasts), Octopus Salad, Fish Stew, Pescado a la Sal (fish cooked in salts) with Salsa Verde, and Sticky Orange and Lemon Cake.

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March
3

Petite Chefs': Baking From Scratch

Zebbie Borland / March 3, 2020 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Petite Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 1-3)
Young chefs will learn the secrets for baking success in this class. These recipes are foolproof and easy to follow. Zebbie will teach three fun recipes from one of her favorite new cookbooks: The Complete Baking Book For Young Chefs, from America's Test Kitchen. Students will enjoy shaping Homemade Soft Pretzel Dough, brush the tops with a water-baking soda mixture and sprinkle with pretzel salt, then bake them to a golden brown. We'll also make Personal Pizzas, with our favorite toppings. For a sweet ending they'll make and bake Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, also known as "earthquakes" because of all the cracks that break through their snow-white surfaces that magically occur while baking.

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March
4

Cooking with Grains

Sherry Monaghan / March 4, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Create dishes that are complex and delicious using healthful whole grains. Artisan grains are an excellent source of complex carbs, key vitamins, and minerals making them a substantial part of a healthy diet. Sherry will explore the various flavor profiles of different grains, how to cook with them for maximum flavor, and how to use them creatively. Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf, Salmon with Quinoa Gremolata, Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Farro, Pea, and Roasted Tomato Salad, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. This menu will be paired with wine.

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March
6

Seafood Supper Club: Shrimp & Grits

DLM Culinary Center Staff / March 6, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / $45

Join us for a delicious 3-course dinner featuring DLM's freshest seafood. The Culinary Center staff will prepare a seafood dinner using their favorite seafood recipes and incorporating them into a delicious sit down dinner. Dinner comes complete with the recipes for you to take and try at home. Reserve your spot for a different way to dine out! Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Southern-Style Pickle Board with Pimento Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, and Banana Pudding.

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March
8

Family Night: Beef Pot Roast

Mary Cooney / March 8, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
This is the perfect meal for a long weekends. You'll want to make sure to up the quantities for leftovers! Mary will teach you how to make a hearty, uncomplicated roast beef dinner. She'll explain the different cuts of meat you can use and how to obtain the most flavor from each cut. Of course, this meal wouldn't be complete without these satisfying sides: Mashed Buttery Yukon Gold Potatoes, Home-Style Green Beans, Tender Biscuits, and a family-fun dessert, Chocolate Fondue. $75 for two people.

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March
9

Grist-Style Soups & Sandwiches

Casey & Patrick Van Voorhis / March 9, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

These aren't your everyday soups and sandwiches. Get familiar with Chefs Casey and Patrick Van Voorhis of Grist Provisions, a market that offers take away fine-dining pastas, breads, and specialty items in Dayton's Oregon District. They'll share their refined but relatable cooking style. These two talented chefs are passionate about sharing their knowledge of using the best ingredients for amazing results. Join us for this modern take on one of our favorite meal duos. Chicken Posole (White Hominy, Cabbage and Lime), Roasted Mushroom Soup with Thyme and Crème Fraîche, Turkey & Gruyere Panini with Roasted Pear Mostarda and Watercress, Chicken Salad Sandwich with Tarragon Aioli, Golden Raisins, Shallots, and Almonds, and Casey's Superfood Sandwich; (12 Grain Bread, Sprouts, Cucumber, greens, Avocado, and Tomato Relish). This Menu will be paired with wine.

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March
10

Junior Chefs' Cook the Classics

Zebbie Borland / March 10, 2020 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 4-6)
You'll learn to cook like a French chef in this class with Zebbie. These are deliciously classic dishes you'll want to recreate at home. Students will make Foolproof Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Ritz cracker crust, and fancy Duchess Potatoes - creamy potatoes piped into a decorative shape and baked to a golden brown. For dessert, you'll master the technique for making a classic favorite: Chocolate Mousse.

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March
12

Charcuterie 101

Chef Carrie Walters / March 12, 2020 / 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 shouldn't be enjoyed without a glass of wine, one glass of our Provençal French red will be included in the price of the class.

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March
18

California's Central Coast Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / March 18, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

The Central Coast of California not only has some pretty incredible wine areas (think Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Clara), but both the land and sea are abundant with fresh fish and plentiful vegetables. Many local farmers are growing specialty gourmet products like olive oils, jams, and heirloom garlic. Chef Carrie will pair a series of small plates while wine educator George will highlight several of his favorite Central Coast wines.

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March
19

A Rustic Italian Food & Wine Dinner with Chef Liz

Chef Liz Valenti / March 19, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Join Chef Liza, 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. A couple menu items include: Ribollita, a hearty Tuscan bread and vegetable soup, and Tuscan Meat and Tomato Ragu with Fresh Pasta. This menu will be paired with wine.

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March
20

Seafood Supper Club: Scallops Piccata

DLM Culinary Center Staff / March 20, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / $45

Join us for a delicious 3-course dinner featuring DLM's freshest seafood. The Culinary Center staff will prepare a seafood dinner using their favorite seafood recipes and incorporating them into a delicious sit down dinner. Dinner comes complete with the recipes for you to take and try at home. Reserve your spot for a different way to dine out! Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Fried Calamari, Scallops Piccata with Spinach, and Angel Hair Pasta, and Spumoni Squares.

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March
22

Family Night: Sliders and Shakes

Sherry Monaghan / March 22, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
We love this diner-style menu for a casual dinner or party! These sandwiches may be small, but they are flavor-packed. Sherry will guide you through making Juicy Lucy Sliders-burgers with melty cheese on the inside; Chicken Parmesan Sliders-saucy and delicious; and to go with these yummy sliders, Jojo Fries-coated potato wedges that bake up crispy for dipping in Homemade Ranch Sauce. We'll pair all this deliciousness with "S'more" Milkshakes with Graham Cracker Crumbs, Toasted Mallows, and Chocolate Sauce.

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March
26

Food & Wine of Italy

Mary Cooney / March 26, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Join Mary Cooney and Wine Educator Teresa Kearney for an evening of the best of Italy! Together they will explore a few regions rich in Italian food history. Although ingredients and dishes vary by region, Italian cooks everywhere share the belief that the quality of ingredients is most important in cooking, rather than elaborate preparation. Teresa will complement these dishes with perfect wine pairings. Pizza Pan Focaccia col Formaggio, Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing and Pine Nuts, Rosemary Flat Chicken with Cherry Tomato Panzanella, Homemade Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce, and Tiramisu.

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March
29

Welcome Spring Brunch

Elaine Berrios / March 29, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Hands-On Couples' Class
Grab your partner and settle in for the perfect spring brunch. Elaine's menu is complete with all things seasonal to get you in the spirit. We'll welcome back the warm weather with sweet, savory, warm, cold, easy, and fresh offerings to celebrate a special holiday or a lazy afternoon in the sun. Strawberry Rhubarb Salad with Mint, Deep Dish French-Style Quiche, Ricotta Lemon Blueberry Pancakes, Candied Bacon, and Potato Hash. We'll pair this lovely meal with sparkling wine.
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April
7

Italian Tapas

Chef Liz Valenti / April 7, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Chef Liz's love of her Italian heritage and cooking is rooted in the food of her mother, her aunts, and one of her earliest mentors, Joyce Goldstein. This is food that feeds her passion for sharing with friends and family, and is evidenced in one of our favorite restaurants, Wheat Penny. In this class you'll enjoy a selection of Italian Tapas, reflecting the variety and creativity of small plate dining. The Italian version of tapas, known as cicchetti, in Venice, stuzzichini, in Southern Italy, and antipasti, to many Italian Americans, are great for passing around over a few glasses of vino. Liz loves Chef Goldstein's quote: "Spanish tapas have gotten all the press, but the Italians were doing it first." Join us for this fun evening of wine and food made with amore!

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April
9

From Allspice to Za'atar

Chef Carrie Walters / April 9, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Learn how to make a difference in your everyday cooking with knowing an "easy to apply" foundation of how to use fresh herbs and spices in your home kitchen. Chef Carrie will provide a solid overview of common, and not so common seasonings and herb blends. Learn how to incorporate both herbs and spices that will not only provide great flavor but add a new dimension to food without adding more salt, calories or fat. Join us as we explore and taste several recipes highlighting a variety of uses and creative applications.

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April
15

Hands-On Pasta: Fettuccini with Three Sauces

Mary Cooney / April 15, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
With these decadent sauces, fresh pasta is the only way to go! You learn to make fresh pasta dough for making fettuccini noodles. Mary will then show you how to make three decadent sauces to top our fresh pasta. Roasted Cauliflower-Leek Gorgonzola Sauce, Green Olive Sauce with Zesty Breadcrumbs, and, Amatriciana Sauce with Bacon and Tomatoes. Don't worry about carb overload- we'll add an Italian Salad, and finish with DLM Gelato. This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
16

A Taste of Greece

Elaine Berrios / April 16, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Greek food is a wonderful mix of the finest ingredients in the world. With the vast array of vegetables and herbs, superb olive oil, and honey, this Mediterranean diet is healthy, and delicious, and appeals to all tastes. Join Elaine for this culinary trip through Greece with this delightful menu. Spanakopita (Spinach & Cheese Triangles), Homemade Pita Bread with DLM Hummus, and Greek Olives, Avgolemono, a classic Greek soup thickened with eggs, and spiked with lemon, Chicken Souvlaki with Tiziki Sauce, Rice Pilaf, and Roasted Vegetables, and Melomakarona, a moist cake-like cookie flavored with orange, and brandy, and bathed in a sweet honey syrup, then topped with walnuts. This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
17

Cook the Book: America's Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook

DLM Culinary Center Staff / April 17, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We're still talking about our America's Test Kitchen event that took place in November with the dynamic duo, Julia Collin Davison, and Bridget Lancaster, from the most successful cooking show on TV! It was a wonderful experience and we thought it would be fun (and delicious) to highlight 5 of the top winning recipes from their 2019 TV season. It was hard to choose just five, but we think you'll enjoy these top picks: Korean-Style Fried Chicken Wings, Tortilla Soup, Israeli Couscous with Lemon, Mint, Peas, Feta, and Pickled Shallots, Ultimate Shrimp Scampi (voted #1!) and Carrot Layer Cake. This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
19

All Things Lemon

Mary Cooney / April 19, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

Couples' Hands-On Class
Lemon lovers unite! When spring finally rolls around we crave all things light and fresh. What's better than the delightful bright flavor of lemon to cure our craving? You'll join Mary in the kitchen where she'll teach you how to create these savory and sweet dishes to welcome spring! Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, Local Greens with Dried Figs, Pine Nuts, and Lemon Vinaigrette, Linguini Pasta with Creamy Lemon Basil Sauce, Chicken Francese with Asparagus and Lemon Butter, and Lemon Meringue Pie. This menu will be paired with wine.
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April
21

Hands-On Pizza with Chef Liz

Chef Liz Valenti / April 21, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
You'll work along with Chef Liz Valenti from Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, in this hands-on class. We love Liz's passion for teaching and for sharing her expert skills for making incredible food. You'll learn her tips and tricks for making fabulous pizza at home! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work next to the best Sicilian-style pizza maker in Dayton! This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
22

Sous Vide Cooking at Home

John Chico / April 22, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Sous vide has been a popular cooking technique used in restaurants, hotels and cruise ships for years. Why? This cooking method provides tender, succulent dishes that are cooked to perfection every single time. Culinary Instructor John Chico will take you through the basics of how to cook sous vide style at home. We'll taste a menu created all by sous vide from appetizer to dessert. John's menu will be paired with wine.

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April
24

Moon Over Morocco

Susie and Ivan Nunez / April 24, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Moroccan cuisine is well worth exploring. The exotic seasonings and innovative ingredient combinations make this cuisine anything but boring! Join Susie and Iván as they take you on a journey exploring the diverse and delicious food of Morocco. Garbanza Dip, Harcha Bread, Peanut Soup, Orange Salad with Arugula, Shakshuka Meatballs with Egg Tajine, Couscous, and Stuffed Dates. This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
26

Tale of Two Cannolis

Mary Cooney / April 26, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $75

Hands-on Class
We're excited to welcome Frank Pirrello to our Culinary Center. Frank grew up on the Italian East Side of Detroit and his passion for his Italian roots is infectious. Frank and Mary team up for a fun afternoon of baking Italian-style! Roll up your sleeves and learn to make cannoli from the experts. They will teach us how to make cannoli shells from scratch. Frank will demonstrate his family's favorite Northern Custard Filling, and Mary will make her Homemade Ricotta, for the traditional Southern Sicilian filling. You'll also lean to make Sicilian Fig Cookies, and they'll throw in Pizzelles, the traditional Italian waffle cookie, just because we love them! Savory Italian snacks and wine will be served.

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April
27

Exploring the Jerusalem Foodscape Ottolenghi-Style

Chef Sam Wickham / April 27, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Let's dive into the world of world-renowned Israeli-English culinary whiz Yotam Ottolenghi. We will explore some of the recipes of this London-based restaurateur and chef, which focus on vibrant, fresh ingredients. Chef Sam Wickham of Foxhole Farm will guide you through making recipes from the cookbook Jerusalem, including Handmade Pita Bread, Butternut Squash and Tahini Spread, Fabulous Fattoush, and an open Kibbeh, a baked savory cake with bulgur crust and ground lamb. You'll end the evening with White Wine and Cardamom Poached Pears with a dollop of Whipped Yougurt. This menu will be paired with wine.

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April
30

More Favorites from Historic Findlay Market

Bryn Mooth / April 30, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Bryn Mooth, the author of Findlay Market Cookbook, is back to share some of the best recipes from the book, along with stories about Cincinnati's historic public market. Join us for this interesting class and celebrate our local talent! Lemon-Rosemary Hummus with Warm Pita Wedges, Princess and the Pea Salad, Chicken Provençal, Ratatouille and Buttery Vanilla Brownies. This menu will be paired with wine.

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May
3

Couples' All American Surf & Turf

Mary Cooney / May 3, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $150

This classic menu is the quintessential way to celebrate a casual meal with friends. You'll join Mary at the grill where she'll show you the perfect searing technique resulting in the juiciest New York Strip Steaks. You'll enjoy making fresh Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce. We'll pair those steaks with Onion Rings, Broccoli-Cauliflower Gratin, and for the perfect end to this delicious meal; Individual Key Lime Tarts, one of our favorite warm weather desserts. This menu will be paired with wine.
Price is per couple. Please enter one name.

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May
6

Hands-On Thin Crust Pizza - Tuscan Style

Tom Perry / May 6, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Tom Perry, has been craving the pizza he enjoyed on a trip to Tuscany, and was determined to recreate it. His research led him to this amazing thin crust game-changing recipe. The combination of semolina flour with all-purpose is the trick. Tom will show you how to create this delicious crust for topping with Scratch-made Ragu Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes, Oven Roasted Onions, Garlic, and Fresh Spinach. We'll also make a pizza topped with Mascarpone Cheese, Fresh Sliced Fruit, Chopped Walnuts, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Drizzled with Honey. Add Bacon if you like! We'll round out this meal with a Crisp Salad, and DLM Gelato, and Cookies. This menu will be paired with wine.

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May
7

Puglia Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / May 7, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

If you love Italian wines this is the region to explore. Pulgia is a rustic region with a beautiful climate and fertile soil for producing an abundance of fresh vegetables and flavorful grapes. Join Chef Carrie and George for an evening of rustic foods and full-bodied reds. Burrata with "Rocket Salad", Bombette, small stuffed grilled pork rolls, Orecchiette with Chickpeas and Wilted Greens, Roast Lamb, Potatoes, and Tomatoes, and Ricotta Fritters with Honey, and Pistachios.

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May
13

Dining in the Department Store

DLM Culinary Center Staff / May 13, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Go back in time with Peggy Neary, and Ruth Neely, as they explore the nostalgic department store restaurant. A slower pace of life allowed for lingering over a wonderful cup of coffee. These restaurants bring back fond memories of a special dining experience, serving home-style food that was always delicious. It wasn't unusual for everything to be scratch-made, even the mayonnaise. You'll recall dishes such as tomatoes stuffed with chicken salad, creamy chicken pot pie with homemade pastry, club sandwiches, cakes, and muffins. Often referred to as tea rooms, you may recall enjoying that special lunch at Rike's, Lazarus, Marshall Field in Chicago, or Lord & Taylor's Bird Cage Restaurant and Tea Room in NYC. Our menu will include a variety of dishes we've chosen from books and memories. This menu will be paired with wine.

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May
17

Family Night: Cheese Stuffed Manicotti with Bolognese Sauce

Mary Cooney / May 17, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Honest-go-goodness warm and cheesy describes Mary's entrée for a satisfying family dinner, or dish to take to friends. A pasta casserole in the oven - did someone say Italian comfort food? Bring a friend or family member to this class and learn to make recipes you'll crave. These dishes are not only delicious the day they're made, but days following as well. Cheese Stuffed Manicotti with Bolognese Sauce, Italian Salad, and Lemon Cake. $75 for two people.

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May
19

Recipes From South Carolina Low Country

Bryn Mooth / May 19, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

After spending time in South Carolina's famed Lowcountry (anchored by the beautiful and historic cities, Beaufort and Charleston), Bryn was inspired to bring some of the region's best-loved dishes to our Culinary Center. Join us for this delicious menu rich in lowcountry tradition. Cheese Straws, Chicken Country Captain with Buttered Rice, Green Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, Buttermilk Biscuits and Atlantic Beach Pie. This menu will be paired with wine.

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May
20

Small Bites for Celebrations

Mary Cooney / May 20, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

May is the month of many festive gatherings. It's always nice to have a few appetizer ideas at the ready for graduation parties, wedding showers, or casual patio parties. Mary will share ideas and tips for how to make this delicious array of some of her favorites. Filet Sliders with Horseradish Sauce, Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers, Shrimp Filo Cups with Lemon Aioli, Prosciutto Wrapped Prunes with Basil and Asiago Fresco, Green Olive & Ricotta Cheese Crostini, and for sweet offerings, Mini Cream Puffs, and Mini Lemon Tarts. This menu will be paired with wine.

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May
22

Lobster 101

Chef Carrie Walters / May 22, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Our friends from Portland Maine's Ready Seafood will be back to celebrate one of the most anticipated summer kick-off events of the year - our annual DLM Lobstermania! Join us as we host our lobster fisherman (and women!) for an evening of decadent lobster, trapping stories, and laughs. We'll show you the basics of how to boil a lobster plus all the information you need to successfully cook lobster at home! Lobster Hush Puppies, Lobster Chowder, Brown Butter Lobster Rolls with Old Bay Chips, and Blueberry Buckle. This menu will be paired with wine and beer.

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