DLM Culinary Center

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About George Punter

George Punter, CSW, came to DLM in 2002 after a long career at NCR. His love of wine has helped him to create a new career as the Beer & Wine Manager of our Washington Square store. George is also a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW).

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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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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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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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