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Most classes and events require registration; classes frequently sell out

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

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15
Kona Ice Free Tax Day — Local tropical shaved ice provider Kona Ice will be giving out free cups of tropical shaved ice and Hawaiian leis to all who stop by Fountain Square for their “no taxation without relaxation” National Chill Out Day celebration. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, kona-ice.com.

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.

Clean Eating & Label Reading — Chef Bridget Lieb will discuss what clean eating actually is and how to spot processed ingredients. In class you will prepare a soul-warming chicken soup with avocado, egg-fried quinoa with chicken, and snap peas with shallots. Noon-2 p.m. $65. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Get Ready to Grill — Get ready for a summer of grilling by learning how to prepare ribeye steak with mushroom cream sauce and a potato, zucchini and edamame salad. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Young Chef’s Kitchen — Kids learn how to cook with local products, meet farmers and take home recipes from the Northside Farmers Market. 4:45-6 p.m. $3. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-614-3671. 

THURSDAY APRIL 16
Summit Wine Dinner — The Summit restaurant presents a paired wine dinner with wines from Educated Guess and a five-course dinner from chef Sean Kagy and a team of Midwest Culinary Institute students. 6:30 p.m. $60. Summit Restaurant the Midwest Culinary Institute, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, RSVP to 513-569-4980, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu

Weeknight Chicken — Chef Jen Vogel will teach you to create your own chili chicken with cucumber salsa and lime butter, a jasmine rice pilaf and a bacon and herb snap pea side. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

The Art of Entertaining: Wine Walk — Enjoy traditional tapas, live music from Tery Metcalf and wine by the glass. 5-8 p.m. Free. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-5170.

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.

FRIDAY APRIL 17
India at Home — Learn to make authentic Indian food at home with chef Mahdu Sinha. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

SATURDAY APRIL 18

The Five Master Skills — Learn to use salt, how to manage heat, make simple sauces, use tools and proper ingredients. 5-7 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Peachy’s Cooking Classes — In this 90-minute cooking class, watch Peachy make classic bolognaise sauce on pasta with spelt salad, kale and goat cheese. Noon-1:30 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, peachyshealthsmart.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
Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Moerlein — The Moerlein Lager House presents a paired beer dinner with Rhinegeist. This monthly craft beer celebrating features a special dinner menu. 6 p.m. $55 (plus tax and gratuity). Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks, Downtown, moerleinlagerhouse.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
Freedom to Balance: Eating for Alignment — Plant-based chef and food coach Trinidad prepares a Middle Eastern-inspired menu with a high raw, vegan and gluten-free twist. These simple, yet flavorful recipes are designed with your “Freedom to Balance” in mind. With Trinidad’s knowledge about the alchemy of food and different nutritional values, she combines elements for energy, digestion and optimal alkaline/acid ratio.

Recipes include no-bean hummus, chickpea salad, raw mango pie and babaghanoush. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.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.

Hone your Knife Skills — This class is all about building confidence in the kitchen, learning how to properly care for and hold a knife, then chopping, dicing, julienning and more. 6-8 p.m. $60. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.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. The Midwest Culinary Institute, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

Dewey’s Pizza School — Dewey’s philanthropic arm, the DewMore Initiative, partners with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio for a pizza-making class. All proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25. 11338 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, deweyspizza.com.

20 Brix Wine Festival — Immerse yourself in the culture of wine with seminars, tastings, food, music and amazing deals on retail wine. 1-5 p.m. $25. 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2749, 20brix.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
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.

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. 6-9 p.m. $65. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

Homemade Pasta Workshop — Making fresh pasta is a great skill. In this class you will make your own pasta dough and practice resting and kneading. Chef Bridget Lieb will teach you to make your own linguini using an Italian manual countertop pasta machine, and then finish it with a delicious Sauce. Noon-2 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.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.

SATURDAY MAY. 2
Peachy’s Cooking Classes — In this 90-minute cooking class, watch Peachy make health smart turkey lettuce wraps with kohlrabi enchiladas. Noon-1:30 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Kids in the Kitchen: Mother’s Day Brunch — Kids can learn how to make an awesome Mother’s Day brunch of quiche Lorraine, crepes with bananas and caramel sauce, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

TUESDAY MAY 5
Pork: Season, Sear & Sauce — Learn to make pork three ways: brined, glazed and on an open-face sandwich. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Peachy’s Cooking Classes — In this 90-minute cooking class, watch Peachy make pad Thai with tofu and vegetables and health-smart egg rolls. 5:30-7 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, peachyshealthsmart.com.


WEDNESDAY MAY 6
Potato Crusted Cod — A high-end menu focused on creating impressive potato-crusted cod. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

THURSDAY MAY. 7
How to Properly Cook Scallops — Learn how to buy, clean and prepare scallops at home. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.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

Just Grill It! — Whip up the grill and learn how to select and prepare chicken, steak and veg. You will also be shown some recipes for marinades and rubs. 6-9 p.m. $65. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

FRIDAY MAY. 8
Dinner and a Class for Mom — A relaxing class where you’ll learn to cook crostini, chicken stuffed with herbs and chevre, plus cousous and more. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

A Taste of the Mediterranean in Food and Wine — Join sommelier Laura Landoll and chef Sean Kagy as they explore cuisines of Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal. Taste and learn about varietals from these countries and enjoy a selection of appetizers. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $75. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

WEDNESDAY MAY 13
An Egg Education — A humble and versatile food. Learn to tell the difference between cage free, organic, free range and other types of eggs. Then learn to make fluffy scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs and more. Noon-2 p.m. $65. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

The Five Master Skills — Learn to use salt, how to manage heat, make simple sauces, use tools and proper ingredients. 5-7 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

THURSDAY MAY 14
Chicken: Season, Sear & Sauce — Learn three ways to make chicken. On the menu: ginger lemongrass chicken, chicken paillard with white wine cream sauce, and curry chicken with jasmine rice. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

FRIDAY MAY. 15
Date Night in the Kitchen — Celebrate the bounty of spring through romantic culinary creations with your loved one. After cooking, enjoy a candle-lit dinner with wine. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $60/couple. The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington, Ky., 859-431-0020, bakerhunt.org.

SATURDAY MAY 16
Peachy’s Cooking Classes — In this 90-minute cooking class, watch Peachy make savory vegetable pancakes with dipping sauce, Morrocan chicken with plums and eggplant. Noon-1:30 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, peachyshealthsmart.com.

TUESDAY MAY 19
Homemade Pasta Workshop — Making fresh pasta is a great skill. In this class you will make your own pasta dough and practice resting and kneading. Chef Bridget Lieb will teach you to make your own linguini using an Italian manual countertop pasta machine, and then finish it with a delicious Sauce. Noon-2 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

WEDNESDAY MAY 20
Clean Eating & Label Reading — Chef Bridget Lieb will discuss what clean eating actually is and how to spot processed ingredients. In class you will prepare a soul-warming chicken soup with avocado, egg-fried quinoa with chicken, and snap peas with shallots. Noon-2 p.m. $65. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

THURSDAY MAY. 21
Celebration-Worthy Chicken — Learn how to dress up this go-to protein for special occasions. Prepare pan-roasted chicken breast stuffed with brie, prosciutto and herbs over celery roots and potato puree, with a sautee of spinach with shallots. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

Bounty of the Season — Bryn Mooth, avid cook and author of The Findlay Market Cookbook, make recipes from her book, teaches strategies for shopping at local markets and also offers some home gardening tips. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

SATURDAY MAY 23
Peachy’s Cooking Classes — In this 90-minute cooking class, watch Peachy make savory Japanese pancakes with dipping sauce and a health smart tostada. Noon-1:30 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, peachyshealthsmart.com.

TUESDAY MAY 26
Fresh Mozzarella Workshop — Learn to make fresh mozzarella cheese from curd, then prepare it a variety of ways. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

WEDNESDAY MAY 27
Early Summer Pasta — In this class, prepare two summer pasta dishes: orzo with smoked paprika shrimp and pesto vinaigrette, and soba noodles with asparagus and prosciutto. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.

THURSDAY MAY 28
Hone your Knife Skills — This class is all about building confidence in the kitchen, learning how to properly care for and hold a knife, then chopping, dicing, julienning and more. 6-8 p.m. $60. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

FRIDAY MAY 29
Indian Rice Workshop — Chef Madhu Sinha leads a class to learn to prepare chicken biryani, lemon rice and coconut rice. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.




 
 
 
 

 

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