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Most classes and events require registration; classes frequently sell out

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COOKING CLASSES AND DINING EVENTS

Most classes and events require registration; classes frequently sell out 


WEDNESDAY JAN. 7

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.

Entrée Worthy Salads — Learn to make three delicious salads, incorporating different flavors and textures. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen, a Steakhouse Dinner — Learn step-by-step how to cook a juicy and tender fillet. Sides included. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.


THURSDAY JAN. 8

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen, a Steakhouse Dinner — Learn step-by-step how to cook a juicy and tender fillet. Sides included. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Lunch and Learn: Sumptuous Soups — Learn to make three soups: a stew, a chili and gumbo. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com. 


FRIDAY JAN. 9

Homemade Pasta Workshop — Learn how to make fresh pasta at home. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


SATURDAY JAN. 10

Hands-On: Sushi Basics — Calvin Tam leads you through the fundamentals of sushi making. Noon-2 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

Date Night: India at Home — Learn to make Indian for two at home. 5-7 p.m. $160. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


TUESDAY JAN. 13

Modern Shepherd’s Pie — Modernize this classic dish and add a wedge salad. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Superfoods from Nectar — Nectar chef Julie Francis leads this class. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Healthy Living with SkinnyMom — Health and fitness expert Brook Griffin leads this class on skinny classics, with Weight Watchers points included. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.


WEDNESDAY JAN. 14

Wildflower Café & Coffee House — Chef Todd Hudson discusses his restaurant and local food at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, with a lunch buffet and music by Treva Boardman. 11:30 a.m. $15 members; $20 non-members. 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, fittoncenter.org.

Meatless Everyone Will Love — Spend one day a week cooking a vegetarian dish, and learn to explore new foods and cook with in-season veggies. This class will teach you some black bean and pasta recipes. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.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.

Pump Boys and the Dinettes Dinner Theater — La Comedia dinner theatre celebrates 40 years of food and entertainment. This show features a mix of Country Western, Rock and Blues music, plus a buffet. 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through March 1. $57-$73. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, lacomedia.com.


THURSDAY JAN. 15

Fall in Love with Soup — Learn the art of soup making while you prepare a roasted butternut squash soup and a crispy chicken, potato and leek soup. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Winter Comfort Soups — Learn to make hearty comfort soups. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Lunch and Learn: All About Potatoes — CityBeat food writer Ilene Ross leads this class on taters. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


FRIDAY JAN. 16

Barrel-Aged Beer Bash — Jungle Jim’s hosts a barrel-aged beer bash with festival-style tastings for 60 different types of beer. 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $40; $15 designated driver. 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com/barrelagedbeer.


SATURDAY JAN. 17

Super Bowl Sunday — Learn to make a fan favorite spread of apps, like Dorito-dusted popcorn, spicy pork stew, grilled homemade bratwurst and more. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

Made in Cincinnati at Woodstone Creek — The distillery opens for wine, mead and craft spirit tastings. 1-6 p.m. $3-$35. Woodstone Creek Winery & Distillery, 4712 Vine St., St. Bernard, 513-569-0300.


TUESDAY JAN. 20

Partial Hands-On: Small Breads — In this partial hands-on class, learn to make different small breads and take home your own hand-formed peasant round. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Homemade Ravioli Workshop — Learn to make ravioli at home. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7650 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


WEDNESDAY JAN. 21

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.

Listermann Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace — Chef Rachel prepares a five-course menu to accompany five specialty Listermann beers.

7 p.m. $35. Bistro Grace, 4034 Hamilton Ave., Northside, bistrograce.com.

Sausage-Making Workshop — A class for home cooks who want to season and create sausage at home. The class includes a stove-top meat grinder for you to take home. 6-8 p.m. $125. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Pump Boys and the Dinettes Dinner Theater — La Comedia dinner theatre celebrates 40 years of food and entertainment. This show features a mix of Country Western, Rock and Blues music, plus a buffet. 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through March 1. $57-$73. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, lacomedia.com.


THURSDAY JAN. 22

The Palace at the Cincinnati Hotel — Chef Nathan Sheatzley is the new executive chef at the Palace. In this class learn to make the Palace’s smoked potato and leek soup, butternut squash and apple salad, poached salmon, oxtails with parmesan grits and white coffee panna cotta. 6:30-9 p.m. $50.  Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

The Five Master Skills — Learn to season, heat, use knives and more in this class. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Hands On: Make and Take Spaghetti and Meatballs — Bring a seven or eight quart pan to take home your own batch of spaghetti and meatballs. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.


SATURDAY JAN. 24

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

Date Night: Duo of Burgers — Learn to make burgers with your sweetheart. 5-7 p.m. $160 per couple. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


TUESDAY JAN. 27

Nuvo at Greenup — Chef Mark Bodenstein of Nuvo leads a class of chef choices. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Hands On: Make and Take Spaghetti and Meatballs — Bring a seven or eight quart pan to take home your own batch of spaghetti and meatballs. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Sauce Making Workshop — Learn to make sauces from the pantry in this creative class. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


WEDNESDAY JAN. 28

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.

Pump Boys and the Dinettes Dinner Theater — La Comedia dinner theatre celebrates 40 years of food and entertainment. This show features a mix of Country Western, Rock and Blues music, plus a buffet. 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through March 1. $57-$73. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, lacomedia.com.


THURSDAY JAN. 29

Five More Master Skills — A follow-up to the original five master skills class. Topics include reading labels, how to use the correct oil, the stove-to-oven method, proper food storage and how to prepare eggs. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Hands-On Knife Skills — Join chef Mike from Wüsthof Trident of America for this hands-on class. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.


SATURDAY JAN. 31

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

Kids’ Favorite Dishes: All Things Cheese — For kids ages 8-12. Learn to make mac and cheese and a cheese quesadilla. Noon-1 p.m. $10. 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


MONDAY FEB. 2

Bruch from Vitor’s Bistro with Vitor Abreu — Vitor’s Bistro chef Vitor for brunch, with recipes including Mediterranean frittata and breakfast rolls. 6:30-9 p.m. $40. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


WEDNESDAY FEB. 4

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.

Under 500 in Less Than 30 — This class will teach you to make two meals in less than 30 minutes that are under 500 calories each. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Cheesecakes and Cinnamon Rolls — Karen Harmon from Karen’s Culinary Creations in Dayton leads this class on cheesecake and cinnamon rolls, including caramel café cheesecake, s’mores cheesecake and key lime cheesecake. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Pump Boys and the Dinettes Dinner Theater — La Comedia dinner theatre celebrates 40 years of food and entertainment. This show features a mix of Country Western, Rock and Blues music, plus a buffet. 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through March 1. $57-$73. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, lacomedia.com.


THURSDAY FEB. 5

Cooking for Two: Aphrodisiacs — Carolyn Gray leads this class on cooking for two, with honey almond baked ricotta with goat cheese and lemon, an arugula salad, zesty paella and flourless chocolate cake. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

The Five Master Skills — Learn how to use salt, manage heat, make simple sauces, and use tools and proper ingredients. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


SATURDAY FEB. 7

Quick & Easy Chicken Soup — Chef Joe Westfall teaches you how to make chicken soup. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Weekend Chicken Marsala — Learn to make this slightly sweet and rich chicken dish, with a traditional marsala wine and mushroom sauce. 5-7 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


MONDAY FEB. 9

Easy Charcuterie at Home — Jackson Rouse from the Rookwood teaches you to make simply charcuterie. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


TUESDAY FEB. 10

A Winter Evening with John Ruppel — Previously of La Poste, Ruppel now teaches classes, including this one with recipes for dishes including smoke whitefish, beer and mustard glazed pork and a warm cauliflower salad. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Beef: Season, Sear & Sauce — Prepare beef three ways: pan-seared, as a slider and as a strip steak. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


WEDNESDAY FEB. 11

Sauce Making Workshop — Learn to make sauces from the pantry in this creative class. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.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.

Valentine’s Evening with The Cooks — Liz and David Cook of Daveed’s NEXT learn this cooking class. 6:30-9 p.m. $70. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


THURSDAY FEB. 12

Date Night: Risotto & Halibut — Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with this couples’ class. 6-8 p.m. $160 per couple. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Roll Your Own! Hands-On Sushi — Holly Bader leads this class on making rice the right way, and how to make maki, nigiri and temaki sushi. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


SATURDAY FEB. 14

Afternoon Date: Valentine’s Day — This class features chef Vogel’s favorite red meat: lamb.  Noon-2 p.m. $165. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


MONDAY FEB. 16

Alfio’s and Keegan’s Seafood — Alfio’s and Keegan’s seafood on Hyde Park Square have teamed up for this class. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


TUESDAY FEB. 17

Pork: Season, Sear & Sauce — Learn to make brined pork chops, pork tenderloin with onion and apple compote, and open-faced pork burgers with barbecue sauce. 6- 8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

The Upscale Side of Eagle OTR — Dana Adkins leads this class on how to make a full four-course winter meal, with French onion soup, crab-crusted salmon, fennel-crusted pork loin and a winter trifle. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


WEDNESDAY FEB. 18

How to Properly Cook at Steak — Remove the mystery from cooking steak at home. 6-8 p.m. $80. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.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.

Quick & Easy: Classic Lasagna — Learn to make this classic pasta dish in an hour. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


THURSDAY FEB. 19

Fish: Season, Sear & Sauce — The menu features oven-fried cod with homemade tartar sauce, white-wine poached salmon and paprika tilapia. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


MONDAY FEB. 23

Vegan Kids and Happy Chicks — Happy Chicks Bakery leads this class on making vegan dishes, like baked veggie fries, mac and “cheese,” chickin’ nuggets and more. 6:30-9 p.m. $60. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


TUESDAY FEB. 24

Pasta: Season, Sear & Sauce — The menu features Cajun chicken pasta, rolled lasagna and lemon and thyme carmelized onion over orzo. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.


WEDNESDAY FEB. 25

Hone Your Knife Skills — Learn to properly care for and hold a knife. 6-8 p.m. $60. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.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.


THURSDAY FEB. 26

One Pot Wonders — Prepare an entire meal using only one pot. You’ll make chicken pot pie soup and a pasta. 6-8 p.m. $60. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

All About Chicken Lunch and Learn — Ilene Ross leads this class on preparing chicken: stock, soup, roast, taquitos and chickena dn biscuits. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


SATURDAY FEB. 28

Quick and Easy: Pizza — Learn to make pizza at home. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


THURSDAY MARCH 5

Paris in the Spring — Marilyn Harris leads this class on making Parisian classics. The menu includes seared scallops, sirloin steak au poivre, confit of onions and red wine, new potatoes, three greens salad and lemon crepes. 6:30-9 p.m. $65. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


WEDNESDAY MARCH 11

Steakhouse Cuisine — Learn to prepare a steakhouse menu at home. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.


 
 
 
 

 

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