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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; classes frequently sell out 

TUESDAY MARCH 24 
Pasta Favorites — Learn to combine a variety of pasta shapes with different sauces, including tortellini with mushroom, prosciutto and sherry; homemade fettucini; and penne with shrimp, tomato and feta sauce. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejimes.com.

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing — 20 Brix hosts this paired dinner with the wines of Gerard Bertrand. 6:30 p.m. $55-$70. 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Milford, 20brix.com. 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 25 
Elegant and Easy Fish and Seafood — Marilyn Harris, host of Cooking with Marilyn, shares her recipes for zesty shrimp appetizers and poached salmon. Enjoy with a glass of wine while you cook. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $75. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu. 

One Pan, Two Plates — Learn to get dinner on the table quickly with these recipes: linguine with chicken, spinach and feta, golden corn cakes with pancetta, a tuna burger and salade nicoise. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com.

Green for Spring Young Chef’s Kitchen — The Northside Farmers Market hosts this class for kids. Kids learn to cook with local products, meet farmers, learn new skills and take home recipes. 4:45-6 p.m. $3. Northside Farmers Market, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, northsidefm.org.

THURSDAY MARCH 26 
A Bourbon Pairing Dinner — Whiskey ambassador Pete Wagner and Leigh Barnhart Ochs create this menu with paired whiskies. On the menu is plank-grilled octopus, baby back ribs, grilled corn and cheddar grits and more. Bourbons include Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Gentleman Jack and Tennessee Honey. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Springtime and Maple Syrup — Caterer Dan Berger leads this class on using maple syrup in your cooking, from a balsamic vinaigrette to a glaze for chicken. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Tap That Thursday — Tapping new rare kegs every week. Chef Michael Shields creates specialty hot dogs to pair with the latest brew. 5 p.m. BrewRiver GastroPub at 2062 Riverside Drive, East End, brewrivergastropub.com.

FRIDAY MARCH 27 
Oyster Festival — Washington Platform’s Oyster Festival features more than 40 different oyster menu items. Through May 2. Prices vary. Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.com. 

SATURDAY MARCH 28 
Cheesemaking from Lucky Penny Farm — Learn how to make a few basic cheeses: Mozzarella Cheese with pesto and prosciutto roll,
ricotta cheese with lemon and bruschetta, and
a goat cheese cheeseball with edible flowers. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com. 

Wine and Food: The Wine and Food of Normandy and Brittany — On the menu: buckwheat crepes, roasted pork with apples, vegetable gratin and more. Includes four different wines. Noon-3 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

MONDAY MARCH 30 
A Southern Easter Dinner Made Easy — Fresh Table founders Meredith Trombley and Louis Snowden teach you how to make a frozen Easter salad, Southern corn pudding, kale and Swiss chard, roasted leg of lamb and banana bread pudding. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

TUESDAY MARCH 31
Spring Break: Caribbean Cruise — This menu highlights the flavors of the Caribbean. Learn to make salted flaked cod, jicama salad, a jerked beef burger, Caribbean coconut sugar cake and rum punch. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 
Hands-On: Indian Breads — In this interactive cooking class, learn to make various Indian breads like paratha, poori and more. Students will get a chicken curry to enjoy with the bread. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Ballpark Favorites with Ilene Ross — CityBeat dining writer Ilene Ross leads this class on making different ballpark favorites — Philly cheesesteak, a Chicago hot dog, a crab cake sandwich — at home. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Oyster Festival — Washington Platform’s Oyster Festival features more than 40 different oyster menu items.

Through May 2. Prices vary. Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.com. 


Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com. 

Murder Mystery Dinner — Parkers Blue Ash Tavern hosts this murder mystery dinner. The theme is “Being an April Fool Can Be Murder.” Customers are encouraged to interact with the actors to solve the mystery. Complimentary champagne, fruit and cheese upon arrival. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $75. 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, parkersblueash.com. 

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com. 

THURSDAY APRIL 2
Fresh and Flavorful Pasta Favorites — Pappardelle with Italian sausage, spaghetti with shrimp and green olives, individual lasagna and zesty ground lamb and eggplant penne. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8 
Take Me Out to the Ballgame — Baseball fans enjoy unique and local food at stadiums across the country. On the menu: the San Diego Padres fish tacos, Milwaukee Brewers pulled pork parfait, Arizona Diamondbacks Dbat Dog on a pretzel bun and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 


Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com. 

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com.

FRIDAY APRIL 10
Healthy and Hearty Breads — Kathy Lehr will teach you how to make homemade bread, including sprouted grain, multigrain and wheat pitas. 6-9 p.m. $65. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

SATURDAY APRIL 11
Basics of Cake Decorating — Learn the fundamentals of cake decorating from chef Molly, including how to make buttercream frosting, filling and how to use a decorating bag to make flowers, borders and written messages. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu. 

Amy Ferris Writing Workshop and Cocktails — Author and memoirist of off-Broadway play Marrying George Clooney Amy Ferris leads a writing workshop, with a catered lunch and cocktails. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $100. New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.com.

Pizza Napoletana — Kathy Lehr is the only person in Ohio who has received training to make the pizzas of Naples, Italy, following the guidelines of the Association of Verace Pizza Napolentana. Learn to make a margherita pizza and pannotello sandwiches with her. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:15-5:45 p.m. $65. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Mojo Tago: Made to Order — The owner of Mojo leads this class on making various Mexican-inspired dishes. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 

Green for Spring Young Chef’s Kitchen — The Northside Farmers Market hosts this class for kids. For ages 7 to 10. Kids learn to cook with local products, meet farmers, learn new skills and take home recipes. 4:45-6 p.m. $3. Northside Farmers Market, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, northsidefm.org. 

Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com. 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 
Mastering the Mother Sauces — You will learn how to make the five French mother sauces: béchamel, Veloute, Espagnole, tomato and hollandaise, as well as other roux and myriad small sauces. Pasta and veg served. 6-9 p.m. $65. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu. 


Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com. 

THURSDAY APRIL 16
Murder on the Menu — Washington Platform provides this unique dining experience, featuring historically inspired menus that delve into notorious Cincinnati crimes. This month features “Raise a Glass of RedRum,” about the bootlegger George Remus and the murder of his wife Imogene. 7 p.m. $45 prix fixe menu includes a paired beer tasting. Reservations required. 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.com. 

Sip. Savor. Repeat. A Wine and Cheese Party with Le Creuset — Learn to pair wine and cheese to make a perfect party meal. On the menu: rose sangria, gruyere fondue, wine-soaked fig brie, chocolate fondue and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

MONDAY APRIL 20 
Mad About Choux — Learn everything about choux pastry, and fill it with some not-so-traditional fillings like gruyere and nutmeg, ham and cheese, smoked salmon and dill and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 
Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen — In this class, Ellen will teach you to make a spring bistro dinner with grilled flank steak, chipotle cheddar scalloped potatoes and mushroom fricassee. 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com.

THURSDAY APRIL 23
Tap That Thursday — Tapping new rare kegs every week. Chef Michael Shields creates specialty hot dogs to pair with the latest brew. 5 p.m. BrewRiver GastroPub at 2062 Riverside Drive, East End, brewrivergastropub.com. 

FRIDAY APRIL 24
Bourbon & Boots — Get your boot stomping to Country band The Dan Varner Band and wet your whistle with some of Kentucky’s best bourbon. Molly Wellmann emcees the evening. 6:30 p.m. $47. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatimemorialhall.com.

SATURDAY APRIL 25 
Cicchetti: The Frequent Foodie Class — Loyal Jungle Jim’s Cooking School students relax and enjoy small Italian plates. For “frequent foodies.” 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 

Quick & Easy: Fried Rice and Stir Fries — Learn to make these classic and quick dishes at home. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com. 

SUNDAY APRIL 26 
1 Night, 12 Kitchens — The 11th annual 1 Night, 12 Kitchens event at the Midwest Culinary Institute features more than 20 of the regions best restaurants in one evening. Mingle with top chefs, sample gourmet fare, explore the culinary institute’s kitchen, peruse a silent auction and more. Raises funds for the Midwest Culinary Institute’s student scholarships. 6-9 p.m. $125-$200. 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

TUESDAY APRIL 28 
Fish Without Fear — If you’re overwhelmed by preparing delicate seafood, this class will teach you to cook spring fish dishes. On the menu: seared scallops, citrus-roasted Artic char, jumbo lump crab cakes and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $55. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
An Authentic and Classic Mexican Meal — Learn how to make an authentic three-course Mexican meal, including cold Avocado soup, chilaquiles, fresh tomatillo salsa and a traditional vanilla flan. $65. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu. 

Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com. 

Burger and Beer Wednesdays — A burger and a pint for $10. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Fifty West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, fiftywestbrew.com. 

THURSDAY APRIL 30 
Hands-On: Low-Country Shrimp Boil — Shrimp boils are the ultimate summer party meal. This easy, one-pot meal features shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. Also learn to make spiked lemonade, blackberry cobbler cake, pimento cheese and buttermilk cornbread. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 

Tap That Thursday — Tapping new rare kegs every week. Chef Michael Shields creates specialty hot dogs to pair with the latest brew. 5 p.m. BrewRiver GastroPub at 2062 Riverside Drive, East End, brewrivergastropub.com.
 
 
 
 

 

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