Upcoming Classes

We’ve missed you all so much at the DLM Culinary Center! That’s why we’re excited to get back in the kitchen, with some smart modifications, starting with a limited number of classes. Please note that all classes will have a max of 16 attendees and guests who arrive together will be seated six feet away from other guests. We also kindly ask that guests wear a face covering when not at their seat. We’re also focusing classes on instructor demonstrations with a resulting menu for guests to enjoy, learn from, and be entertained.

 


September
29

Taste + Table Central Coast California

DLM Culinary Center Staff / September 29, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
With several of the country's leading wine regions, citrus groves, rich selection of fresh vegetables, and seafood, the Central Coast is a dining paradise. This menu will take you on a culinary road trip along the Golden State Coast. Green Goddess Seasonal Salad with Avocado; California-Style Pizza with Roasted Duck Breast, Hoisin, and Scallion; Charred Beef with Tomato Crudo and Garlic; and California Seasonal Fruit, Goat Cheese, and Nut Crisps. Each course will be paired with Central Coast Wines.

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October
4

Let's do Brunch Mexican-Style

Tom Perry / October 4, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

Couples' Class
The best chefs in Mexico are classically trained in the French tradition. They have the advantage of utilizing many fresh fruits and vegetables and a copious variety of Mexican-grown dried chiles. They are creative food artists with a penchant for vibrant colors. Tom Perry knows this well, as he's traveled to Mexico over 30 times. He'll show you how to create a few of his most memorable dishes. Mexican Shirred Eggs with Manchego Cheese and Roasted Jalapeño (eggs whipped with cream and butter then baked in a water bath), Chilaquiles (sautéed tortilla chips coated with freshly made Salsa Rojo and Salsa Verde), Fresh Fruit Kabobs with dried and chopped Hibiscus Blossoms and Pasilla Chile Powder, Tres Leche French Toast, Sweet Ancho Chili Rubbed Bacon, and Sopapillas (beignet-like confections topped with your choice of butter and honey or chocolate and caramel sauce). We'll use freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juices for making Mimosas.
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October
6

Homemade Apple Pie Virtual Class

Mary Cooney / October 6, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $29

Virtual Class
Have everything prepped, measured, and ready to go to learn how to make a beautiful homemade apple pie. Follow along with Mary as she teaches you her tips and shows her technique for the perfect pie crust. You'll learn which apples make the most flavorful filling, and how to bake your pie to photo-worthy perfection. After you register for this class, you'll receive the recipe, grocery and equipment lists, and prep notes. Then, 24 hours prior to your event, you'll receive Zoom invitation.

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October
7

Taste + Table Germany

DLM Culinary Center Staff / October 7, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
Who doesn't love the savory goodness of German food? This menu is packed with flavors that pair wonderfully with German wines, ranging from fruity to spicy, dry to sweet. You won't miss the beer! Obatzda (Bavarian cheese dip made with camembert and butter), Pilzstrudel mit Ziegenkase (earthy, umami mushrooms and tangy goat cheese strudel with frisée), Pork Schnitzel with Braised Red Cabbage and Potatoes, and Apfle Kuchen (German Apple Cake). Each course will be paired with wine.

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October
11

Seasonal Feast

Mary Cooney / October 11, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

Couples' Class
We may be a little tired of hibernating, but with the cooler nights and blustery days, we find ourselves content in welcoming the fall season at home. This is the time for long, cozy dinners with family and friends over perfectly paired wines. Light the candles and settle in around the table. Stracciatella (Italian Egg Drop Soup), Mixed Greens, Apples, and Caramelized Pecans with Cider Dressing, Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fennel, Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard, and Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This menu will be paired with wine.
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October
14

Master Your Knife Skills Virtual Class

Chef Carrie Walters / October 14, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $29

Virtual Class
Ready your cutting board and sharpen your chef's knife to chop along with Chef Carrie. Consistent cutting techniques not only enhance visual appeal, but ensure your food is cooked to a uniform degree of doneness. Carrie will teach you a variety of basic and advanced techniques. You'll learn to hold your knife correctly for executing various knife cuts and shapes, from the julienne to the brunoise. Lastly, you'll learn how to select, wield, sharpen, and store knives. By the end of this class, you'll look forward to your next mise en place. After you register for this class, you'll receive a grocery and equipment list, and prep notes. Then, 24 hours prior to your event, you'll receive Zoom invitation details.

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October
18

Let's Do Tapas!

Sherry Monaghan / October 18, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

Couples' Class
One of our favorite ways to dine is with a variety of small plates boasting big flavor. Using flawless quality ingredients like our crusty artisan bread, imported meats, fresh produce, and fragrant olive oil, this menu will transport you to the exciting culinary world of Spain. Catalan Toast with Jamón (tomato bread with Spanish dry-cured ham), Albóndigas en Salsa (garlicky and herby Spanish meatballs); Gambas al Ajillo (classic shrimp tapas), Pinchos Morunos with Mojo Picón (pork kebabs with spicy sauce), and Goxua (a sweet, creamy layered dessert from the Basque country of Northern Spain. Think "Spanish Tiramisu"!). This menu will be paired with Spanish wines.

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October
21

A Rustic Italian Food & Wine Dinner With Chef Liz

Chef Liz Valenti / October 21, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

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. 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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October
27

Creative Ways with Pizza Dough Virtual Class

Mary Cooney / October 27, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / $29

Virtual Class
Gather the family in the kitchen for this cook-along class. Everyone will be excited to participate in making Pizza Dough for enjoying in a variety of delicious ways. Mary will teach you to stretch the dough into a pizza pie and top it with a simple Homemade Pizza Sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. She'll show you how to roll the dough into Stromboli with layers of ham, cheese, and a variety of vegetables, then sprinkled with Italian herbs and baked to a golden brown. Lastly, she'll use the same dough for making Cinnamon Sugar Knots with a sweet Dipping Sauce. You'll be amazed at how versatile one of our favorite comfort foods can be. After you register for this class, you'll receive the recipes, grocery and equipment lists, and prep notes. Then, 24 hours prior to your event, you'll receive a Zoom invitation.

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October
28

Taste + Table South Africa

DLM Culinary Center Staff / October 28, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
South African cuisine is rich with external influences, resulting in an array of textures, tastes, and aromas. It's a wonderful wine-producing region with a range in styles, from stunning reds, full-bodied chardonnay, to crisp sauvignon blanc. You're sure to enjoy this menu with food friendly, elegant wines. Scallops with Mango, Roasted Duck Breast with Fig Salad, Braised Lamb & Apricot Stew, and Passion Fruit Tart. Each of these courses will be paired with wine.

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November
3

Taste + Table Portugal

DLM Culinary Center Staff / November 3, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
Recognized today for its quality wine and geographic diversity, Portugal has become a very popular destination for American foodies. Join us for this true comfort food with Latin warmth, color, and flavor. Caldo Verde (traditional Portuguese soup made with sausage, greens, and potatoes), Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams steamed in wine and garlic), Galinha Estufada (stewed chicken and tomatoes), and Arroz Doce (rich and creamy rice pudding). Each course will be paired with wine.

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November
5

Dayton Chefs on Salt, Fat, Acid & Heat: Foundations of Good Cooking

Chef Carrie Walters / November 5, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $125

Join four of Dayton's top women chefs for a special evening of conversation, teaching, and cooking inspired by Samin Nosrat's award winning cookbook. Chefs Elizabeth Wiley, Liz Valenti, Jenn DiSanto, and Carrie Walters look forward to sharing a lively evening of delicious food, wine, and fundamental cooking knowledge. Each course will be paired with specially chosen wines.

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November
8

All Things Lemon

Mary Cooney / November 8, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM / $150

Couples' Class
Delightfully fresh and light, taking advantage of citrus is the easiest way to add a little brightness to these cold months. Mary will use a combination of yellow lemons and vibrant, deep yellow, fragrant Meyer lemons to sweeten up these tried and true recipes. Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, Winter Greens and Citrus Salad, Linguini Pasta with Creamy Lemon Sauce, Lemon Butter, White Wine-Sauced, Chicken Francese, Roasted Root Vegetables with Meyer Lemon, and Lemon Meringue Pie. This menu will be paired with wine.
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November
10

Homemade Potato Gnocchi Virtual Class

Mary Cooney / November 10, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / $29

Virtual Class
Discover how easy it is to make Homemade Potato Gnocchi, a gloriously rustic comfort food favorite. Mary will show you how to form it using a fork, or purchase a simple gnocchi board from the Culinary Center ($7). Learn to make two delicious sauces, Wild Mushroom Ragu and Brown Butter Sage Sauce, for taking this dish to the next level. Have ingredients prepped, measured, and ready to learn the art of making these little Italian dumplings! After you register for this class, you'll receive the recipes, grocery and equipment lists, and prep notes. Then, 24 hours prior to your event, you'll receive Zoom invitation details.

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November
12

Sous Vide Cooking at Home

John Chico / November 12, 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. You'll learn to make Crème Fraîche, a tender and delicious Turkey Breast just in time for Thanksgiving, Mexican Black Beans, Homemade Chicken Stock, and Upside-down Cheesecake. John's menu will be paired with wine.

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November
13

Pacific Northwest Food & Wine

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

Chef Carrie's menu, and George's wine selection, capture the uncomplicated, natural greatness of the Pacific Northwest culinary experience. The expansive farmlands, rivers, wild natural spaces define its purity. The wine is some of the best in the world, with both new and old-world characteristics. Join us for this pairing to experience how wholesome ingredients speak for themselves. Northwest Style Seafood Chowder, Roasted Wild Mushroom Salad, Sesame Salmon with Charred Scallions, NY Strip Steaks with Mushrooms, Wilted Kale and Crab Butter, and Cheese Plate with Seasonal Fruits.

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November
15

Tale of Two Cannoli

Mary Cooney / November 15, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $75

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! Learn to make cannoli from the experts, complete with 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. Watch the magic as they demonstrate making Sicilian Fig Cookies and Pizzelles, the traditional Italian waffle cookie we love! Savory Italian snacks and wine will be served.

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November
18

Taste + Table Argentina

DLM Culinary Center Staff / November 18, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
Famed Malbec grapes and other varieties make Argentinian wine more popular than ever. The food is bold and distinctive, and meat is the star of the show. This is an exciting wine and food pairing that will leave you wanting more. Provoleta (oven-roasted cheese), Hearts of Palm Salad with Olives and Peppers, Argentine Asado (marinated grilled flank steak, lamb, and spicy chorizo) with Chimichurri, Salt Potatoes, and Alfajores (delicate butter cookies sandwiched with dulce de leche and rolled in coconut). Each course will be paired with wine.

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November
19

4 Curries to Love

Monika Arora / November 19, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

We all love the complex flavors of our favorite curries. Join Monika for this class to discover ingredients and learn techniques for creating spicy and aromatic curry dishes. She'll teach the cooking process and explain the deliciously fragrant combination of spices used for making her favorites. Chicken Tikka Masala (tender chicken marinated in a creamy, orange-hued, spicy sauce), Thai Panang Red Curry (rich with coconut and peanut notes), Rogan Josh (a stew made with lamb or beef with fragrant herbs and warm spices), and a quick and easy Fish Curry. This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
20

Russian Cuisine

Susie and Ivan Nunez / November 20, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Get cozy with Susie and Iván this evening with a menu perfect for the winter months. The Russian climate and cold weather cultivate a creative plethora of soups, pickled and preserved foods, and hearty meat and potato dishes. This menu is comforting and delicious. Blini with Caviar, Shchi (traditional cabbage soup), Olivier Salad (traditional potato salad with meat and peas), Shashlyk (spice-marinated lamb skewers), Creamy Beef Stroganoff with buttery Mashed Potatoes, and Rogaliki (flaky, fruit- filled cookie; a staple in the Russian kitchen). This menu will be paired with wine.

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December
1

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 1, 2020 / 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 4 classes this year due to social distancing resulting in limited seating.

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December
2

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 2, 2020 / 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 4 classes this year due to social distancing resulting in limited seating.

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December
3

Girls' Night Out Holiday Party!

Chef Carrie Walters / December 3, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Sign up quick with a friend this one always sells out! Join wine educator Teresa and Chef Carrie as they share their passion for good food and perfectly paired wine. With recipes that are always approachable and doable in your kitchen, Chef Carrie will share some short cuts to make the holidays a little more delicious. Teresa will pair wines with four tasting plates. Cranberry Crostini; Apple, Shallot, and Blue Cheese Tart; Robiola Figs; Stuffed Fried Olives; Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sliders; Sichuan Riblets; Corozo Dates, and Thai Curry Meatballs. And we can't end the evening without a Chocolate Tasting plate!

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December
4

Over the Top: A Food and Champagne Celebration!

Chef Carrie Walters / December 4, 2020 / 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 2020! St. Simon Oysters, Trio of Eggs and Caviar, Smoked Salmon Flatbread with Crème Fraîche, Lobster Risotto, and Strawberry Meringue with Pistachio. Cheers!

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December
5

Holiday Pastries

Jeannette Werle / December 5, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM / $75

Join us in welcoming Jeannette Werle, an accomplished pastry chef, former bakery owner, and author of her first book, Why Not Desserts? Artisan Baking. Learn how to make a delightful assortment of pastries just in time for the holidays. Jeannette will demonstrate the technique for making Russian Tea Biscuits - flaky little biscuits with a sweet Poppy Seed Filling. For one of her bakery's best-sellers, Ambrosia Croissants, she'll use DLM's buttery croissants as vessels to fill with a Belgian Chocolate, Coconut, Fresh Bananas, and Jamaican Rum Filling. And for a perfect addition to Christmas morning breakfast; a delicious Raspberry Bakewell Coffee Cake, which just happens to be gluten free. Sparkling wine and a savory appetizer plate will be served in this class.

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December
8

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 8, 2020 / 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 4 classes this year due to social distancing resulting in limited seating.

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December
9

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 9, 2020 / 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 4 classes this year due to social distancing resulting in limited seating.

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December
10

Girls' Night Out Holiday Party!

Chef Carrie Walters / December 10, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Sign up quick with a friend this one always sells out! Join wine educator Teresa and Chef Carrie as they share their passion for good food and perfectly paired wine. With recipes that are always approachable and doable in your kitchen, Chef Carrie will share some short cuts to make the holidays a little more delicious. Teresa will pair wines with four tasting plates. Cranberry Crostini; Apple, Shallot, and Blue Cheese Tart; Robiola Figs; Stuffed Fried Olives; Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sliders; Sichuan Riblets; Corozo Dates, and Thai Curry Meatballs. And we can't end the evening without a Chocolate Tasting plate!

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December
11

Over the Top: A Food and Champagne Celebration!

Chef Carrie Walters / December 11, 2020 / 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 2020! St. Simon Oysters, Trio of Eggs and Caviar, Smoked Salmon Flatbread with Crème Fraîche, Lobster Risotto, and Strawberry Meringue with Pistachio. Cheers!

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December
13

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Frank Pirrello / December 13, 2020 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $180

Couples' Class
Christmas Eve in Italy is celebrated with lighter fare. Simple pastas, seafood, and antipasto-style plates are served in courses. From the Italian tradition of a meatless meal, the Feast of Seven Fishes is born. The Italian-American Christmas Eve dinner is a family-style meal featuring seven or more seafood preparations. Every family has its own set of food traditions when it comes to The Feast, but above all, it is a celebration shared with friends and loved ones. Frank and Mary would love to share this celebration with you!
i) Tartara di Tonna: A fresh appetizer start to the meal, it features high-quality tuna with plenty of lime, avocado, and just the right amount of heat to keep you coming back for more.
ii) Ostriche all’Italiana: Be ready for the rush from guests when the oysters come out of the oven during cocktail hour. Ostriche all’Italiana are breaded oysters on the half-shell baked with a blend of Italian spices. They're a perfect to pair with your drink of choice.
iii) Baccala Soup: Cooked on the stove in the days leading up to the meal, no two baccala soups turn out the same. In each Italian family, everyone thinks they know best to add a little bit more wine or cheese!
iv) Gamberetto Diablo: A guest favorite that is quick and easy. Baking sheets of gamberetto are covered in generous amounts of pepper and butter, then broiled fast and served hot. This also serves as a fill up course for less adventurous eaters at the meal.
v) Langostino Limoncello Farfelle: With a light sauce that keeps you wanting seconds, Langostino Limoncello is a perfect combination without being too heavy for a pasta dish late in the meal.
vi) Calamari Steak: Make sure to save room. Following the hot and fast broiling process, prepped sheets of breaded calamari are in and out of the oven quickly, as they are best served hot and fresh.
vii) Panzanella & Bianca Acciughe: The final round finishes the meal the Italian way with a delicious light salad.
We won't let you leave without a cannoli! This menu will be paired with Italian wines.

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December
17

Taste + Table French Bistro

DLM Culinary Center Staff / December 17, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Taste + Table We're excited to begin the fall term with a new concept for sharing wonderful food and wine. You'll find no formal class or instruction, just fabulous four-course menus with expertly paired wines. For these dining events, we've chosen six of the top wine growing areas from all over the globe.
No country is more renowned for its food and wine than France. It's certainly one of the most celebrated at the Culinary Center! Join us for this delicious four-course menu with affordable wine pairings. Sharp, and tangy Roquefort Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions and Frisée, Fresh Grilled Salmon with creamy Béarnaise, deeply flavored Coq au Vin, and decadent Chocolate Mousse. Wine is paired with each course.

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