COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

COOKING WITH NC CRAFT BEER

Instructor: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Restaurant & Quanto Basta)

Enjoy a perfect menu inspired by the growing local beer scene!  Menu will include Foothills Brewing inspired beer cheese, sesame crusted salt & pepper pork with lemon chive aioli, and a double chocolate nirvana cake.

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EVERYTHING PUMPKIN
Oct
28
12:00pm12:00pm

EVERYTHING PUMPKIN

Instructor: George Stilphen

It’s fall, y’all! Learn how to select the right pumpkins for cooking as well as where to purchase them locally. The menu will include chicken thighs with a pumpkin molé sauce of cocoa and chiles and a pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds on top. Finish off with a pumpkin dessert just right for the weather.

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A TASTE OF ITALY
Oct
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

A TASTE OF ITALY

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

See how easy it is to make homemade ravioli! Dine on herby marinated and roasted chicken, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sautéed Swiss chard. Finish with Orange Olive Oil Cake (my fave - so good anytime!).

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FLAVORFUL FALL ENTERTAINING
Nov
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

FLAVORFUL FALL ENTERTAINING

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to host an easy and fabulous dinner party with these crowd-pleasing favorites! Enjoy chicken Marbella with dried fruit and olives served with spiced couscous and Brussels sprouts and poached pear with chocolate sauce for the grand finale!

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FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL GRAIN BOWLS
Nov
3
12:00pm12:00pm

FRESH, FAST, & FIT: FALL GRAIN BOWLS

Instructor: Dianne McConnell

Learn how to put together healthy and delicious grain bowls (or “Buddha bowls” if you prefer!) using the bountiful harvest of fall! Learn how to combine whole grains with vegetables, protein and sauces to create a nutritious, delicious and pretty meal in a bowl. Try them for breakfast, lunch or dinner ... and a great way to use leftovers. After a 1 hour demo, enjoy a yummy healthy lunch featuring Asian and Mexican bowls.

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FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING: HANDS ON!
Nov
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING: HANDS ON!

Instructor: Emily Blanton (Cana Farms)

Spend a Sunday afternoon creating your own floral arrangement in this special, hands-on class! Enjoy wine and snacks while creating your own centerpiece with beautiful flowers from local Cana Farms. Clippers, flowers, supplies, and vessel are all included, so come and be inspired by the beauty of the season.

Hands On!

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SOULFUL SIDE FAVORITES
Nov
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

SOULFUL SIDE FAVORITES

Instructor: Stephanie Tyson (Sweet Potatoes Restaurant)

Come learn from the ladies at Sweet Potatoes Restaurant how to cook their favorite holiday side dishes for the season!  Menu will include a 3-cheese and country ham macaroni soufflé, sweet potato cornbread, and a sweet potato cornbread stuffing.

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SOUTHERN HOLIDAYS
Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

SOUTHERN HOLIDAYS

Instructor: Debbie Moose (local cookbook author)

Meet Debbie, local author of many cookbooks, and learn about how to host the perfect Southern Holiday party based on her Southern Holidayscookbook. Menu will include apple bacon collard roll-ups, Cajun rice dressing, Faux Fryers from buttermilk (good wings party food!), and Jan’s Pound Cake from buttermilk.

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FAST & FILLING INDIAN HORS D'OUEVRES
Nov
10
12:00pm12:00pm

FAST & FILLING INDIAN HORS D'OUEVRES

Instructor: Rashmi Gurnani

In this hour-long class, learn to create several vegetarian Indian appetizers that everyone will love! Menu will include curried veggie-filled puff pastry squares, spinach, cauliflower, & sweet potato fritters, and a sweet and tangy tamarind date chutney. A great introduction to Indian flavors!

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LET'S TALK TURKEY
Nov
11
11:00am11:00am

LET'S TALK TURKEY

Instructor: George Stilphen

In this special 3-hour class we will walk through all the steps of preparing & cooking the perfect turkey. In addition to cooking the turkey, we will prepare sourdough bread dressing with mushrooms, hot Italian sausage, onion, & celery, an apple-orange cranberry relish, and Cremini mushroom turnovers with Gruyere cheese, shallots, and fresh herbs.

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THANKSGIVING SIDES & APPETIZERS
Nov
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

THANKSGIVING SIDES & APPETIZERS

Instructor: George Stilphen

We all know sides are really what the Thanksgiving meal is all about! In this class, we will prepare roasted red pepper pesto crostini, riced mashed potatoes baked with shredded cheddar cheese, cream, bacon, & chives, green beans with lemon-butter breadcrumbs & toasted almonds, and a shaved rainbow carrot salad.

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HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING
Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING

Instructor: Amy Lynn Originals

Join us for this special night with Amy Lynne as we create seasonal centerpieces just in time for the holidays! Amy will demonstrate how to create a centerpiece mixed with dried and live elements that can be changed out to get you all the way through the holiday season, and then you get to make your own. Clippers, apron, flowers, materials, and vessel will all be provided in addition to wine and snacks! Sure to be a memorable night, indeed.

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CAST IRON COOKING
Dec
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

CAST IRON COOKING

Instructor: George Stilphen

We’re introducing a new cast iron brand to the store, Finex, and this class will feature some of Finex’s cast iron cookware. You don’t have to purchase Finex to enjoy this experience, but we will offer a special 15% off all Finex purchases the night of the class!  Menu will include rosemary boneless rump roast of beef, maple balsamic roasted carrots, turkey hash with soft cooked eggs, and apple pie in a skillet.

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FREE DEMONSTRATION
Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

FREE DEMONSTRATION

Instructor: Naomi Gingerich (Lavender + Honey Kitchen)

Learn how to bake cardamom sugar buns with Naomi! We will take reservations for up to 12 people to sit around the kitchen counter, afterwards anyone is welcome to stand and observe.

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A WILD & DELICIOUS BOOK RELEASE OPEN HOUSE (FREE!)
Oct
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

A WILD & DELICIOUS BOOK RELEASE OPEN HOUSE (FREE!)

Featuring: Tim Grandinetti (Spring House Restaurant & Quanto Basta)

Join us for the pre-release party of Chef Tim Grandinetti’s Soulful Harvest cookbook! Be the first to cook with Chef Tim out of his new cookbook at what promises to be a memorable evening. Pre-order your cookbook and pick up at the event for a $5 discount on the book.

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COOK THE BOOK: POOLE'S
Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

COOK THE BOOK: POOLE'S

Instructor: George Stilphen

This month we are cooking from Raleigh’s own James Beard award winner Ashley Christensen’s cookbook, Poole’s: Recipes & Stories from a Modern Diner. The menu includes marinated avocados with apples, blue cheese, & almonds, oyster mushrooms & asparagus with sherry and cream, and cast-iron roast chicken with garlic and herbs.

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LADIES WHO BRUNCH: FALL EDITION
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

LADIES WHO BRUNCH: FALL EDITION

Instructor: Willard Doxey

Learn the art of the brunch with a true master alongside your best girls! Start off with sparkling white cranberry sangria. Menu will include cream of mushroom & Vidalia soup, sausage & butternut squash casserole, roasted pear salad with feta and honey, and a French apple cake with cinnamon whipped cream!

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PAELLA, PLEASE!
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

PAELLA, PLEASE!

Instructor: George Stilphen

Although paella is a traditional Spanish dish, it’s gone global for a reason: it’s amazing! You can vary ingredients to emphasize seafood, vegetables, chorizo, or any combination you please! The paella we’re making tonight will include chicken and seafood – plus a couple of tapas favorites!

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