Classes

October
23

Cook the Book: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

DLM Culinary Center Staff / October 23, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

If you're familiar with the latest, greatest cookbooks you'll recognize Samin Nosrat's book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. This book is one of our staff favorites for recipes that are perfectly balanced and easy to replicate. We'll demonstrate a few dishes we think are innovative and flavor rich! Chicories Salad, Buttermilk Roasted Chicken, Persion Rice with Tahdig, Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Agrodolce, and Chocolate Midnight Cake with Salted Vanilla Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.

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October
24

Culinary Center Private Event

DLM Culinary Center Staff / October 24, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM / $0

Culinary Center Private Event

October
27

Italian Feast - Brooklyn Style

Mary Cooney / October 27, 2019 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
Imagine an unofficial "Little Italy" neighborhood where great friends and family join together at the table to share life's greatest gifts of food and camaraderie. Join Mary in our "Little Italy" Culinary Center kitchen to create this warm and inviting menu perfect for this chilly Sunday afternoon. Baked Asiago Fresco-Stuffed Prunes Wrapped in Prosciutto; Trumpet Mushrooms with Arugula and Almonds; Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Broccoli Pesto, basil, and Pistachios; Chicken Thighs with Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Lemon, and Roasted Garlic; and Strawberry Panna Cotta with Pistachio Crumble. This menu will be paired with wine.
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October
28

Sensational Soups

Casey & Patrick Van Voorhis / October 28, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Chefs Casey & Patrick Van Voorhis will teach you the secrets for developing and building flavor in this soup class. They'll transform a variety of ingredients to create three very different flavor profiles to please every palate. You'll learn to make a pureed soup with a creamy texture, perfect with a crispy garnish, a brothy soup with Asian flavors, and a hearty gumbo, perfect for an entrée course. Sunchoke & Leek Soup with Crispy Leeks, Truffle Oil & Toasted Sunflower Seeds; Bok Choy, Garlic, & Ginger Soup (Sliced Chicken, Bok Choy, Sesame, Shiitake & Soy Broth); and Gumbo (Andouille Sausage, Cajun Mirepoix, and Shrimp over Rice). We'll start the class with a delicious Kale, Radicchio, & Endive Salad with Roasted Apples, Shaved Celery Root, and Puffed Grains. This menu will be paired with wine.

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October
29

Howlin' Good Halloween

Zebbie Borland / October 29, 2019 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Petite Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 1-3)
Zebbie will show you how to trick and treat with these clever dishes. You'll conjure up a spell for fantastically frightening party food that will be as fun to make as it is to eat! Abracadabra Hats - mini pizza snacks in the shape of a wizard's hat; Sloppy Goblins - Sloppy Joes decorated as goblins; and Bride of Frankenstein Cake with lovely green "skin" and black "hair" that makes this monster cake fun to make and delicious to eat!

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October
30

Meadowlark Favorites

Chef Dave Rawson / October 30, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

If you're a huge fan of the Meadowlark Restaurant like we are, then you'll be equally excited for this class featuring Chef Dave Rawson, managing chef and a principal operator of Meadowlark and Wheat Penny. You'll enjoy Chef Dave's engaging teaching style as he shares with us some of his expertly prepared menu dishes, both past and present. Menu will be paired with wine.

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October
31

Napa Valley Food & Wine

George Punter / October 31, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

George will lead us through an extraordinary wine tasting journey of specific wine varieties of the Napa Valley, known for being one of the world's premier wine regions. You'll experience these select wines, along with Chef Carrie's expert small plate pairings. If you'd like to experience more fabulous California wine and food, join us for the Sonoma Valley class on October 17, too! Scallop Crudo with Mango and Pomegranate; Beets, Local Arugula, and Toasted Quinoa with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette; Pan-Seared Halibut with Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts; Hanger Steak with Red Wine Sauce; Herb Butter & Salt Roasted Potatoes; and Artisanal California Cheese Plate with Wine Gelée, Candied Almonds, and Seasonal Fruit.

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November
4

Perfecting Pie Crust

Mary Cooney / November 4, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Could you use a refresher course for making holiday pies? If it's been a while since you've dug out your rolling pin, join Mary for this class and she'll get you rolling again! You'll practice making pie crust to get ready for the most popular pie day of the year. Mary will demonstrate making our favorite fillings and you'll enjoy a piece of each. All-Butter Pie Crust, Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie Fillings. An appetizer plate will be served in this class.

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November
5

Findlay Market Favorites

Bryn Mooth / November 5, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Cincinnati's Findlay Market has been named one of the Top 10 Public Markets in the world (the only U.S. destination on that list), and for good reason. It's home to farmers, artisans, and retailers selling unique and local products. Findlay Market Cookbook author Bryn Mooth shares some of her favorite recipes from market farmers and vendors. Melty Baked Brie with Herb-Infused Local Honey and Crostini, Dean Family Tabbouleh with Warm Pita Bread, Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, Herbed Orzo Salad with Vegetables, and Old-Fashioned Chess Pie. This menu will be served with wine.

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November
6

Midwest Thanksgiving

Chef Sam Wickham / November 6, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Feasting, Football, and Family. Thanksgiving in the heartland is one of the most beloved feasts of the year. Chef Sam will take this traditional menu, with a few delicious spins, and show you how to easily incorporate them for taking your meal to the next level. Perfectly Moist Brined Roast Turkey; Sourdough, Sausage, and Sage Stuffing; Johnny Appleseed Gravy; Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Cups with Shallots and Taleggio Cheese; Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Shallots and Crimini Mushrooms; Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Walnuts; and a DLM Bakery Dessert Treat. This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
10

Holiday Brunch

Sherry Monaghan / November 10, 2019 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Couples' Hands-On Class
Brunching with friends makes for the perfect weekend party and these dishes are perfect for entertaining. Make it a festive occasion with this delightful menu. Sherry will pair Cranberry Mimosas with Mushroom and Sausage Tartine; Citrus, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad; Cranberry-Orange Scones; Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Roasted Cherry Tomato Strata; Peppered Bacon; and Honey-Roasted Pears with Mascarpone Cream.
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November
13

Cookie Workshop

Mary Cooney / November 13, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Picture a tantalizing platter of homemade cookies on your holiday buffet table. Students will work along with Mary's guidance to create these homemade confections sure to add a special touch to your holiday gatherings. Macadamia Coconut Brown Butter Cookies; Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cookies; Chocolate-Dipped Almond Horn Cookies; and Apricot Walnut Rugelach. An appetizer plate will be served in this class.

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November
14

Portugal Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / November 14, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $90

Both Chef Carrie and George have recently traveled to Portugal, and they're excited to share with you their fabulous experiences of the country's distinctive food and wine. Chef Carrie will prepare an indulgent menu and George will complement the courses with perfect wine pairings. Mixed Tapas Plate; Caldo Verde, a traditional Potato Soup with Greens and Sausage; Polvo à Lagareiro, Oven-Roasted Octopus; Bacalhau, Traditional Cod with Cornbread Crumb and Greens; and Pastel de Nata, an Egg Custard Tart.

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November
15

A Thanksgiving Celebration Latino-Style

Elaine Berrios / November 15, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Elaine Berrios will take us on an incredibly delicious food adventure, richly enhanced by her Latino roots. Elaine credits her mom for ingraining in her a cooking style that always produces the most flavorful results. Butternut Squash Soup; Avocado, Orange, and Pineapple Salad with Tropical Basil Vinaigrette; Arroz Congri — Cuban Rice and Black Beans; Pavochon — Thanksgiving Turkey Puerto Rican-Style; and her mom's Pumpkin Cheesecake. This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
18

Wheat Penny's Gluten-Free Specialities

Chef Liz Valenti / November 18, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Chef Liz will share some of Wheat Penny's signature gluten-free specialities like their wildly popular Pizza Crust, Focaccia, Pasta, and other favorites! Come join us for an informative evening of celebrating how delicious gluten free can be. Liz will show you how you don't have to give up the foods you love — just make them gluten free! This menu will be paired with wine.

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November
19

Junior Chefs': All About Turkey

Zebbie Borland / November 19, 2019 / 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM / $45

Junior Chefs' Hands-On Class (grades 4-6)
Gobble, Gobble, it's that time of year when we're all crazy for turkey! Who doesn't love using those turkey leftovers to extend the most wonderful comfort-food day of year? Zebbie will teach you how to make a creamy Turkey Pot Pie, Cranberry-Pecan Turkey Salad, and Turkey-Shaped Apple Tarts.

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November
20

Leonetti Cellar Wine & Food

Chef Carrie Walters / November 20, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $100

Join Chef Carrie and George, along with our friends from Leonetti Cellar, for an evening of superb wine and food. Leonetti Cellar in Washington State's Walla Walla Valley uses only estate fruit to produce four wines: Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Reserve blend. You'll enjoy tasting these bold and expressive wines strongly rooted in family tradition, along with Chef Carrie's expert plate choices and George's expert wine knowledge.

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November
24

Family Night: Breakfast for Dinner

Mary Cooney / November 24, 2019 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Break out of your dinner rut and make breakfast for dinner. If you're tired of the same 4 or 5 routine dinners, change it up with these dishes that will surely satisfy your hungry crew. Join Mary in the kitchen and learn to make a delicious Frittata with Sausage and Cheese, Stuffed French Toast, Seasonal Fruit Salad with Lime Yogurt Sauce, and DLM's Freshly Squeezed OJ. We'll put on a pot of decaf for the coffee lovers! $75 for two people.

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December
1

Holiday Dinner Party

Mary Cooney / December 1, 2019 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Couples' Hands-On Class
This menu lends itself well to a formal dinner party setting perfect for this time of year. Join Mary and she'll teach you how to put this meal together with details and tips (and timeline) for a deliciously successful result. Scallop Crudo with Oranges and Pink Peppercorns, Crispy Butternut Squash Spinach Salad with Bacon-Shallot Vinaigrette, Herb-Crusted Crown Roast of Pork, Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Parsley Dressing and Crème Brûlée. This menu will be paired with wine.
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December
6

Holiday Candy

Mary Cooney / December 6, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Expand your confectionery knowledge in this candy making class with Mary. You'll learn basic candy making techniques for creating these four delicious gift-worthy sweets. Pecan or Cashew Turtles (your choice), Bourbon Balls, Almond Toffee, and Double Layer (Dark and White Chocolate) Peppermint Bark. Appetizers will be served in this class.

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December
8

El Mercado Latino

Susie and Ivn Nez / December 8, 2019 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Hands-On Couples' Class
Take a bold culinary excursion through Latin America with Susie and Iván and learn the flavorful and varied ingredients that define its cuisine from Honduras to Argentina. Susie and Iván's menu will provide you with a memorable experience you'll want to share with family and friends. Peruvian Fish Ceviche, Guatemalan Pork Ribs, Argentinian Carrots and Arugula, Honduran Shrimp in Hot Sauce, Ecuadorian Lime Rice, and Colombian Arepas with Cheese. This menu will be enjoyed with Argentinian and Chilean Wines.
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December
9

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 9, 2019 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $50

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. Sign up early, seating is limited.

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December
10

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Zebbie Borland / December 10, 2019 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $50

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. Sign up early, seating is limited.

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December
11

The Art of Pierogi

Mary Cooney / December 11, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Making homemade pierogi is not a quick preparation, but well worth the effort. These dumplings with tender dough can be filled with savory or sweet filings, boiled, and usually finished in butter. A staple in Eastern European countries, this comfort food is well-loved throughout the world. Mary will show you the technique for making these tasty gems. The number of possible fillings is countless and limited only by your imagination. We've chosen a few traditional pierogi filling favorites for this class. Cheese, Sauerkraut, Potato, and Plum. This menu will be paired with wine.

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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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