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By Staff · February 3rd, 2014 · Diner
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Most classes and events require registration; classes frequently sell out 

THURSDAY MARCH 5
Warming Winter Dishes from Ancient Cuisines — David Warda teaches a class inspired by the hardy recipes of ancient Persia, Assyria, Armenia, Lebanon and Turkey, with grains, nuts, dried fruit , traditional spices, seasonal produce and exotic ingredients. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com

Back to Basics: Sharpen Your Knife Skills — This class will cover types of knives, the correct hold, different cuts and restaurant prep techniques, knife safety and how to sharpen. Food will be prepared from your knife cuts. 6 p.m. $65. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu

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

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

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse — Visiting winemakers from around the world bring wines to pair with a multi-course dinner. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse hosts A Taste of Bordeaux. 6:30 p.m. $175. 700 Walnut St., Downtown, winefestival.com. 

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at La Poste — Visiting winemakers from around the world bring wines to pair with a multi-course dinner. 6:30 p.m. $150. 3410 Telford Ave., Clifton, winefestival.com. 

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at Daveed’s NEXT — Visiting winemakers from Ocone Winery bring wines to pair with a multi-course dinner. 6:30 p.m. $125. 8944 Columbia Road, Landen, winefestival.com. 

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at Morton’s the Steakhouse — Visiting winemakers from Michael David Winery bring wines to pair with a multi-course dinner. 6:30 p.m. $150. 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Ky., winefestival.com. 

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at the Metropolitan Club — Visiting winemakers from Heitz Wine Cellars bring wines to pair with a multi-course dinner. 6:30 p.m. $125. 441 Vine St., Downtown, winefestival.com. 

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at The Presidents Room — Visiting winemakers from the Brian Carter Cellars pair with a multi-course dinner. 6:30 p.m. $125. 812 Race St., Downtown, winefestival.com. 

FRIDAY MARCH 6 
Bockfest — The 23rd annual Bockfest celebrates Bock beer, spring and goats with a weekend full of parades, parties, food and beer. A free shuttle bus will run between venues including The Drinkery, Japp’s, Mr. Pitiful’s, Washington Platform and the Woodward Theater. Bockfest Hall opens 5 p.m. Friday. 1619 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, bockfest.com.  

Bockfest Veenie Roast — Park + Vine roasts Bockfest sausages for herbivores aka vegan weenies. Served in buns with kraut and relish, plus bubbly kombucha on tap. 6-9 p.m. Park + Vine, 1202 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, parkandvine.com.

Winter Wine Weekend — Two nights at The General Denver Hotel, accompanied by a winery tours, all meals, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and more. 4 p.m. Through March 8. $400. The General Denver Hotel, 81 W. Main St., Wilmington, Ohio, generaldenver.com.

Bockfest Fish Fry — Fish sandwiches and beer on the Bockfest parade route. 5 p.m. Prices vary. Old St. Mary’s Church, 123 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-2988.

SATURDAY MARCH 7 
Raw Intervention with Trinidad — Raw vegan chef and detox specialist Trinidad demystifies what a raw food diet is all about. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.com

Quick and Easy: Classic Risotto — Joe Westfall teaches this class on how to make classic risotto, with different optional additions. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com

Wine and Food with French Flair — A menu featuring French influence with paired wines. Menu features items including salmon en papillote, a cheese course, chocolate espresso pots de crème and more. Noon-3 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

German Heritage Dinner — An authentic German meal featuring sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut and dessert. Benefits Reading High School. 5-7 p.m. $8; $4 children. St. John United Church of Christ, 729 Jefferson Ave., Reading, stjohnunitedcc.org.

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

SUNDAY MARCH 8
Bockfest Buffet — Includes Avril-Bleh sausage, roast lamb, fresh oysters, spent-grain bread and more. With Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. Noon-3 p.m. $21.95. Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.com.

Three-Course Seafood Dinner — Appetizer, salad and entrée. 4-9 p.m. $25. Meritage Restaurant, 1140 Congress Ave., Glendale, meritagecincy.com. 

MONDAY MARCH 9 
Clean Eating 101 — Learn to make a five-course dinner with chef Jennifer Kagy. Includes a fast, healthy cocktail. 6-8 p.m. $50. New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.com.

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing — 20 Brix hosts this paired dinner with winemaker Rich Parducchi of McNabb Ridge. 6:30 p.m. $55-$70. 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Milford, 20brix.com.

TUESDAY MARCH 10 
Dishing Up French Wine-Friendly Snacks — Joanne Drilling hosts this class on making French-inspired snacks, including vichyssoise (leek, potato and cream soup), gougeres and orange and brown butter Madeleines. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.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. 

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.

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 MARCH 12
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.

Pies for People Who Don’t Love Making Pastry — If making pie crust seems overwhelming, this class is for you. Learn to make impressive appetizers with packaged puff pastry dough, create a savory pie with no-roll pie crust and a super easy free-form fruit tart. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com. 

Lighten Up Y’all — Family-style meals with Virgina Willis. Learn to make spinach and feta dip, chicken and gravy, braised collared greens, broccoli macaroni and cheese and stovetop apple pie. 6:30-9 p.m. $70. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswareonline.com. 

FRIDAY MARCH 13
Spanish Tapas Date night — Grab your date and let chef Jaime teach you the art of the small plate. Couples will work together on small dishes, which you can then enjoy accompanied by Spanish wines. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $150 per couple. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu. 

Cincinnati Wine Festival Winners — Taste the eight red and white award-winning wines from the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. Light appetizers, cheese and baguettes available. 6-8 p.m. $25; $20 advance. The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, winemerchantcincinnati.com. 

SATURDAY MARCH 14
Quick & Easy Fruit Pies — Learn to make quick and easy fruit pies for Pi Day (3.14). Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswareonline.com.

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

SUNDAY MARCH 15
Pancakes in the Woods — Celebrate maple syrup season with pancakes and sausage grilled by celebrity chefs.

Also learn how to make maple syrup. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $7. California Woods, 5400 Kellogg Ave., California, cincinnatiparks.com.  


MONDAY MARCH 16
Springtime at the Golden Lamb with Josh House — The Golden Lamb’s chef Josh House leads a class on making dishes from the hotel’s spring collection. 6-9 p.m. $55. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com. 

TUESDAY MARCH 17 
15th Annual YWCA Heart to Heart Racial Justice Breakfast — Keynote speaker is Kimberle Crenshaw. Racial Justice Awards will be presented to local advocates. 7:30-9:30 a.m. $55. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown, ywca.org.


Wine Tasting and Food Pairing — 20 Brix hosts this paired dinner with winemaker Columbia Valley winemaker Charles Smith. 6:30 p.m. $55-$70. 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Milford, 20brix.com. 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 
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.

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 19 
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth — Learn to make apricot lace cookies, white chocolate raspberry napoleons, peach almond crisp and lemon mousse with fresh berries. 6:30-9 p.m. $40. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

Murder on the Menu — Washington Platform provides this unique dining experience, featuring historically inspired menus that delve into notorious Cincinnati crimes. This month features “Murder on the Half-Shell,” about the 1879 murder involving a Washington Platform employee. 7 p.m. $45 prix fixe menu includes a paired beer tasting. Reservations required. 1000 Elm St., Downtown, washingtonplatform.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.

Ruth’s Chris Veuve Clicquot Champagne — A five-course meal paired with champagne. 6:30 p.m. $120. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 100 E. Freedom Way, Downtown, ruthschris.com.

SATURDAY MARCH 21
Quick & Easy: Frittatas and Omelets — Learn to make these classic dishes. Noon-1 p.m. $20. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, cookswaresonline.com.

SUNDAY MARCH 22
Dewey’s Pizza School — Learn how to make pizza the Dewey’s way to raise funds for Hospice of Cincinnati. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25. Dewey’s Pizza, 7767 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, deweyspizza.com. 

MONDAY MARCH 23 
Chef’s Table: The Cincinnatian Executive Chef Nathan Sheatzkey — Chef Nathan Sheatzkey prepares scallop and prosciutto salad, seared duck breast and banana fosters bread pudding. All captured on an up-close camera so attendees can see the action. 6-8 p.m. $50. New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.com. 

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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