DLM Culinary Center

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About Chef Carrie Walters

As the corporate chef and culinary director for Dorothy Lane Market, Chef Carrie is always cooking up something wonderful. Not only will you taste her menus brought to life at top-tier DLM events, like the Food & Wine Show and Spring Fling, but you'll find her influence when you visit the DLM Culinary Center where she also helps shape the class programming. Don't be surprised to see her listed as an instructor on the class schedule as well, as her passion for food is contagious and she's always eager to share it with others. Carrie's influence can be found in the recipe development of many of the DLM-made foods that you'll find around the store. As a prolific traveler, she's always soaking in food trends and styling tips from around the world, and is excited to bring them to life at DLM and share them in any number of multimedia ways, whether it be in our printed Market Report or in instructional videos.

Give the Gift of Cooking

The perfect gift for the food lover in your life, our DLM Gift Cards not only unlock a plethora of gourmet foods and scrumptious sweets to explore, but they also offer an opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure at our DLM Culinary Center! From hands-on classes and kids’ camps to multi-course meals and more, our wide array of Culinary Center classes are gifts that are sure to be cherished.

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Upcoming Classes

Marqués de Caceres Wine Pairing Event

July 19, 2022
Tuesday, July 19th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $125

Join wine educator George Punter and Chef Carrie in welcoming Luis Burgueno, Export Manager of Marqués de Càceres Winery, for an exciting evening of exceptional wine education and tasting. At least five generations are linked to the wine forged and the family spirit of Marqués de Càceres. This enterprising family has been devoted to the wine trade, providing the best vine growers and vineyards in La Rioja, and a Bordeaux concept which revolutionized the production of obtaining quality wines. Chef Carrie will create small plates to complement these special wines.

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Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery Food & Wine

July 22, 2022
Friday, July 22nd 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $125

Join George Punter and Chef Carrie along with Cristina Torres of Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery for an exceptional evening of wine and food pairings. Cristina is the daughter and only child of Marimar Torres, and a member of the fifth generation of the Torres family whose wine-growing roots trace back to the 17th century. Cristina will enlighten us with stories and her lifelong education of growing up in this extraordinary business. Marimar is also known for her cookbooks: The Catalan Country Kitchen and The Spanish Table. Chef Carrie will create special dishes that pair perfectly with the wine.

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French Wines + Small Plates

July 27, 2022
Wednesday, July 27th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $95

This summer's version of our popular wine and small plates pairing class will feature some of France's wide variety of brilliant white wines. Wine educator Teresa Kearney will use her expertise choosing and pairing some delicious whites along with Chef Carrie's small plates for a fun summer evening of food and wine. Menu includes: Niçoise-Style Panzanella With Roasted Tomatoes, Green Beans, and Olives; Chicken With Roasted Grapes and Fennel; Provençal-Style Fish Stew; and French Cheese & Seasonal Fruit Plate. 

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Let's Do Lunch! Provençal France

August 02, 2022
Rescheduled to Tuesday, August 02nd 12:00PM - 1:00PM | $39
(Previously: Friday, July 8th 2022 12:00PM - 1:00PM)

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. Come enjoy a taste of France with this Bistro-style menu. The entrée, Provençal Chicken, is quintessential French food with ingredients commonly used, such as olive oil, fresh herbs, olives, tomatoes, shallots, and garlic, to create the most flavorful base for the dish. The salad is garden fresh with Local Greens, Beets, Lentils, & Tangy Goat Cheese. And we'll end with Peach Melba, fresh peaches with raspberry sauce over vanilla ice cream.

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Summer Steakhouse Food and Wine

August 03, 2022
Wednesday, August 03rd 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $95

Modern steakhouse fare paired with delightful wine is guaranteed to be an exquisite dining experience. Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter, CSW, team up again for a seasonal version of their popular steakhouse food with a decidedly fresh take on menu and wine choices. Join us for this delicious spin on one of our most popular classes. Menu includes: Tuna Crudo With Fried Prosciutto, Olives, and Melon; Grilled Radicchio With Arugula, Cherries, and Parmigiano; Steak With Charred Tomatoes and Burnt Eggplant; and Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Summer Fruits, and Nuts.

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Local Beer Dinner Featuring Lock 27 Brewing

August 05, 2022
Friday, August 05th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $95

Join us for a craft beer and food pairing with Lock 27 Brewing's beer educator Colin Barnhart and Chef Carrie Walters. August 5 is International Beer Day and we'll be celebrating this occasion with delicious international dishes paired with brews from Dayton-based Lock 27 Brewing. Craft beers are very popular for good reason. You'll discover how beer compliments food in a very special way. Flavorful and full-bodied, or light and refreshing, beer is a delicious accompaniment to all cuisines. Beer menu: Mouth Breather, Wolk, and It's Always Sunny in Dayton. 

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Girls' Night Out: Hot Fun in the Summertime

August 10, 2022
Wednesday, August 10th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $95

Who's in for an evening getaway of summer fun? Chef Carrie and wine educator Teresa Kearney are gearing up for our favorite way to connect with our gal pals—a summer party with delicious food and wine, of course! Come get ideas for an easy, breezy theme with this light and fresh summer menu perfect for your next deck party! Menu includes: Prosciutto Salad With Tamarind and Hazelnuts; Shrimp Pasta With Herbs, Corn, and Browned Butter; Grilled Sausages With Whipped Feta and Smashed Cucumbers; and for a cool, creamy ending, Spumoni Squares.

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Let's Do Lunch! Summer Garden Party

August 23, 2022
Tuesday, August 23rd 12:00PM - 1:00PM | $39

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. In this lunch class, you'll learn how to use summer's abundant crops of local juicy tomatoes, farm fresh corn, and fragrant peaches to create mouthwatering recipes you'll want to duplicate before these summer beauties disappear! Menu includes: Corn Gazpacho, Tomato Pie, and Peach Crumble Slab Pie.

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Mediterranean Nights: A Food & Wine Journey

August 25, 2022
Thursday, August 25th 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $95

Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter for a culinary journey through the expansive Mediterranean basin. They'll hop all over the vast culinary world of this beautiful coastal region, choosing a few of their favorite dishes and wines. Menu includes: Salmorejo (Andalusian-Style Tomato and Bread Soup); Spiced Salmon Skewers With Parsley Oil and Toasted Orzo; Baked Kofta With Eggplant and Tomatoes; and Almond Pudding With Apricots.

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