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Most classes and events require registration; classes frequently sell out

By Staff · February 3rd, 2014 · Diner
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COOKING CLASSES AND DINING EVENTS 
Most classes and events require registration; many sell out.

WEDNESDAY 24
MadTree Beer Dinner — Head to the Moerlein Lager House for a chef-prepared paired dinner, matched with MadTree beers. 6 p.m. $55. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, 513-421-2337.

Recipes from Peru — A cooking class at Nectar restaurant with chef Julie Francis and sous chef Amanda Bowman. Learn to make fish and vegetable ceviches. 6-9 p.m. $75. Nectar, 1000 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, dinenectar.com.

Lobstapalooza — Lobster soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, cocktails, quesadillas, curries and more. Through July 3. Prices vary. Washington Platform, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.com.

Young Chef’s Kitchen — Kids learn to cook at the Northside Farmers Market, using foods from the vendors themselves. 4:45-6 p.m. $3. Hoffner Park, Blue Rock and Hamilton Avenue, Northside, northsidefm.org.

Dinner and Dance: The Waltz — Starts with a dance class in the waltz. Romantic date night dinner recipes follow. 6-9 p.m. $140 per couple. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares — This annual fundraiser features 15 local food trucks serving lunch for $3-$4, with a tasting contest, music and more to benefit Josh Cares. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

THURSDAY 25
Cincinnati Food + Wine Pop-Up Cooking Demo — Chef Joel Mollow of Nicola’s gives a cooking demo with wine pairings. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St., Covington, Ky., 859-547-5300.

Hands-On Grilled Pizza — Turn your patio into a pizzeria. Make grilled margherita pizza, an artisan pizza with fig jam, prosciutto and arugula, a pizza with Italian sausage and pepper and hot fudge sundaes. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Roundup a Southwestern Brunch — Dishes with an up-to-the-minute Southwestern-American dinner. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Chilling and Grilling — The Spice and Tea Exchange heads to The Art of Entertaining for a special grilling dinner. 6-8:30 p.m. $35; $50 with wine. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, cincyartofentertaining.com.

Charity Event for Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation — Champps will donate 10 percent of sales from the day to the foundation. Also includes signature drinks and drink specials. 6-9 p.m. Free. Champps Restaurant and Bar, 9424 Civic Center Blvd., West Chester, gdatf.org.

ArtsWave Happy Hour — Moerlein donates $1 of every pint sold to ArtsWave. 4-9 p.m. Free. Christian Moerlein Brewery Malt House Taproom, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, christianmoerlein.com.

Panegyri Greek Festival — Everyone’s favorite local summer fest returns with all the baklava, Greek pizza and “Opa!” you can handle. 5-11 p.m. Friday; 3-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-8 p.m. Sunday. $2. Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown, panegyri.com.

SATURDAY 27 
Cincy Brew Bus Eastside Tour — Take the bus to Old Firehouse, Fifty West, Mt. Carmel and Bad Tom Smith. 12:10-5:30 p.m. $55-$65. Leaves from the Growler House, 1526 Madison Road, East  Walnut Hills, cincybrewbus.com.

SUNDAY 28
Pop-Up Drag Brunch —Celebrate Pride at Metropole with brunch and a live drag show. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Prices a la carte. Metropole, Walnut St., Downtown, 513-578-6660, 21ccincinnati.com/pride.

Garlic Festival — Taste more than 20 varieties of garlic, with live music and food demos all day. Includes farm tours and activities for kids, plus a Garden Scamper cooking competition. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5. Greensleeves Farm, 10851 Pleasant Ridge Road, Alexandria, Ky., greensleevesfarm.com.

MONDAY 29
The Upscale Side of The Eagle — Chef Dana Adkins teaches you to make minted diver scallops, herb-crusted skirt steak, homemade ketchup and more. 6-9 p.m. $60. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

TUESDAY 30
Simple Seasonal Italian — Classic Italian dishes that are easier than you think: creamy polenta, affogato sundaes, herb-roasted fish in parchment and buerre blanc sauce. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

A Steakhouse Dinner — Make a steakhouse dinner at home: steamed artichoke, potato-crusted jumbo shrimp, grilled beef tenderloin with blue cheese chive butter, roasted new potatoes, kale gratin and frozen key lime pie. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

JULY
THURSDAY 02
Grilling with Ellen: Casual Summer Entertaining — Gather round the grill deck for a class on using to grill to create flavorful chicken and sweet corn.

6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.


TUESDAY 07
Summer Wine and the Livin’ is Easy — Light summer wines paired with chilled poached salmon filet, dilled smashed potatoes, dark chocolate tart and mixed antipasti. 6:30-9 p.m. $70. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

WEDNESDAY 08
Grilled! Dinner on the Deck — Make a whole meal right on the grill: grilled Caesar, roasted corn salad, grilled avocado, grilled marinated tuna filet and grilled fruit kebobs. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

THURSDAY 09
A Chilled Menu to Beat the Heat — Watermelon gazpacho, crab caprese skewers, cold poached salmon, summer squash ribbon salad and chocolate mousse parfait. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

WEDNESDAY 15
Caramel: The ‘Go-To’ Dessert Flavor — Learn to make salted caramel sauce, crème caramel and traditional Spanish flan, caramel buttercream cupcakes, sea salt caramel and alafores. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

SATURDAY 18
Wine and Food for a French Picnic — A French menu with wine pairings. The summer kale and avocado salad and whole wild salmon filet are served at room temperature, perfect for a picnic. Noon-3 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

TUESDAY 21
In Praise of Poultry — A menu of new takes on chicken: barbecue chicken pizza, penne with chickpeas and chicken sausage, chicken with prosciutto and more. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WEDNESDAY 22
Peruvian Cooking Class — Chef Julie Francis and sous chef Amanda Bowman teach participants how to prepare traditional fish and vegetable ceviche and tiradito. 6-9 p.m. $75. Nectar, 1000 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-929-0525, dineatnectar.com.

THURSDAY 23
Hands-On Cedar Planked Steak — A new favorite way to prepare a juicy filet, on a cedar plank. Also includes mason jar spiked lemonade, orange pecan cake and caprese gratin. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY 24
Vine and Dine — A six-course paired dinner, featuring live music and five drink tokens to use on beer or wine. Live music by G Burton Story. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $35. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, cincyartofentertaining.com.

SATURDAY 25
Handmade Pasta Workshop — Learn to make basic egg dough, fresh fettuccine, three chees ravioli, basil-scented marinara, sage butter and a mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $150. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

TUESDAY 28
Grilling with Ellen: A Tuscan Dinner — Italian sangria with Chianti and prosecco; shrimp, lemon and garlic bruschetta; sausage-stuffed mushrooms; steak panzanella; and pressed chocolate cake. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WEDNESDAY 29
Grilling with Ellen: A Tuscan Dinner — Italian sangria with Chianti and prosecco; shrimp, lemon and garlic bruschetta; sausage-stuffed mushrooms; steak panzanella; and pressed chocolate cake. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

AUGUST
SATURDAY 01
Summer Dinner Party, Italian Style — A Tuscan-inspired menu for outdoor dining, paired with wine. Dishes include citrus-flavored risotto, grilled asparagus and vanilla-scented panna cotta. Noon-3 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

TUESDAY 04
Classic Indian with a European Twist — Fusion dishes with Indian, British and Portuguese influences. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

THURSDAY 06
Celebrate Tomato Season — New recipes to share this summertime staple, plus how to preserve tomatoes for off-season. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY 07
Vine and Dine — A six-course paired dinner, featuring live music and five drink tokens to use on beer or wine. Live music by The Dirty McQueens. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $35. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, cincyartofentertaining.com.

TUESDAY 11
An Elegant Summer Table — Seasonal dishes like grilled pork tenderloin, roasted corn and Challah bread pudding, wild mushroom and green bean salad and almond cake with fresh berries. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

THURSDAY 13
An Elegant Summer Table — Seasonal dishes like grilled pork tenderloin, roasted corn and Challah bread pudding, wild mushroom and green bean salad and almond cake with fresh berries. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

TUESDAY 18
Savoring Summer — Cold potato and cucumber soup; spinach salad with mango; salmon with sesame; pasta with mascarpone; and creamy lemon tart. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

THURSDAY 20
A Showcase of Summer Fruits — This menu highlights summer produce. Learn to make chilled melon gazpacho, Caribbean jerk chicken tacos with mango salsa, pork tenderloin with berry-rosemary sauce, quinoa pilaf with goat cheese and kale, and strawberry shortcake. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

SATURDAY 22
A French Bistro — A French bistro meal accompanied by Bordeaux wines. Includes country pate, steak fries, French cheese and pot de crème. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 

TUESDAY 25
Grilling with Ellen: The Flavors of India — Indian spiced shrimp, Tandoori-style kebabs, spiced lemon rice with cashews, green beans with fresh tomato relish, cucumber mint raita and mango tart. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WEDNESDAY 26
Grilling with Ellen: The Flavors of India — Indian spiced shrimp, Tandoori-style kebabs, spiced lemon rice with cashews, green beans with fresh tomato relish, cucumber mint raita and mango tart. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY 28
Vine and Dine — A six-course paired dinner, featuring live music and five drink tokens to use on beer or wine. Live music by Billy Rock. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $35. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, cincyartofentertaining.com.

SATURDAY 29
Knife Sharpening Event — The first knife is free; additional paring knives are $3 and all other knives are $5. 10 a.m.-noon. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.
 
 
 
 

 

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