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Today's Hot Bar Menu

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a meal for your family, our hot bar, located next our deli features a menu that changes daily. Stop by starting at 11:00 am to enjoy our hot bar or to visit our deli for a delicious sandwich.

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Friday's Uncorked: Wines of South Africa

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00pm

Join us Friday, September 22 to meet Daniel "Zingo" Munger as he takes you on a tour of South African Wines.  He will be featuring the following wines from the Cape Classics Portfolio:

  • Beyond Sauvignon Blanc
  • DeMorgenzon "DMZ" Chardonnay
  • Demorgenzon "Maestro"
  • Indaba Mosaic
  • Kanonkop Kadette
  • Rudi Schultz Syrah
About Daniel "Zingo" Munger: 

Daniel “Zingo” Munger was led into ... more details

Register$10.00

Demonstration with Good Rub

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Join Good Rub for a demo Saturday, September 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

We started with a desire for pure, 100% natural seasonings to cook with. And what we created was good. So we decided to manufacture and sell it, modestly, as "Good Rub". Our ... more details

Wine Tasting with Mims Distributing Co.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Join us Saturday, September 23 from 11 am to 2 pm to meet Josh Hyden from Mims Distributing Co. who will be sampling wines from their fine wine portfolio.

Tasting with Mrs. Ruth's Jams

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Southern Season invites you to join us Saturday, September 23 from 11 am to 2 pm to sample Mrs. Ruth's Jams.

About the Producer:

Mrs. Ruth began making jams as a way to provide her husband and friends with strawberry jam and as more family friends started to enjoy them, she started ... more details

Class: Root to Stem: Using the Whole Vegetable

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Breana Lai

Description: Breana will show you how to utilize every part of an edible plant—including the parts we tend to consider scraps. This is quite an impressive menu considering half of it is made with what we usually throw away!

Menu: Roasted ... more details

Register$55.00

Wine Tasting with Tryon Distributors

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00pm

Join us Saturday, September 23rd from 12 to 3 pm to meet Chrstanna Honer of Tryon Distributors as she will sample some of their delicious wines.

Gameday at Southern Season: Featuring Big Green Egg

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00pm

Join us Saturday, September 23 at 12 p.m. at Southern Season as we host a UNC football tailgate party featuring Big Green Egg. Swing by before the big game and enjoy:

$1 Pulled Pork Sliders
$1 Hot Dogs
$1 Hamburger Sliders
$2 Carolina Brewery Sky Blue Golden Ale

We will preparing these ... more details

Beer Tasting with Birdsong Brewing Co. of Charlotte, NC

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

Join us this Saturday, September 23rd from 1 to 4 pm to try some great seasonal and local brews from Birdsong Brewing Co. of Charlotte, NC

Birdsong Brewing Co.: We are a Charlotte brewery, and have been involved in the craft beer scene and the community here since the beginning. We ... more details

Class: Taste of the Triangle: Chef of the NC Executive Mansion

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: David Gaydeski

Description: Serving as North Carolina’s official chef means the focus is always on quality. In this class, David Gaydeski will help us explore the nutritional benefits of both cooked and raw foods.

Menu: Red Curry and Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas, ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Wine Tasting with Queen of Wines

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Join us Sunday, September 24th from 12 to 3 pm to meet Jessica Travis who will be sampling the wines of France.

Queen of Wines sources its wines exclusively from sustainably-grown family estates in France.

Wine Tasting with Aveniu Brands

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:00pm

Join us Sunday, September 24th from 1 to 4 pm to meet Laurence Vuelta from Aveniu as he samples a selection of Italian and American wines.

Class: Fox Farm & Forage

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Amy Fox

Description: Fox Farm & Forage is a small woman-owned farm that produces gourmet mushrooms. These mushrooms are all grown indoors in a controlled environment utilizing sustainable farming practices. Amy will visit our classroom to teach you the best techniques for ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Sauces

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cat Parker

Description: You will learn to create staple sauces that may not yet be in your recipe box. These are classic multi-use sauces that you can modify to adapt to the season.

Menu: Classic Chimichurri Sauce with Chicken Skewers; The Perfect ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Wine & Chocolate

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff & Chetan Reddy

Description: Wine and chocolate—the ultimate, indulgent pairing! Join Kim Calaway, Manager of the Cooking School and Chetan Reddy, Wine Merchant at Southern Season, as they bring their two favorite tastes together for one delicious meal.

Menu: Beet ... more details

Register$55.00

New Zealand In-Store Wine Tasting with Mt Difficulty Wines

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

Join us at the wine bar on Tuesday, September 26th at 5 pm for a special wine tasting with Mt. Difficulty wines of New Zealand. Fraser Mackenzie will be here to sample the following wines:

  • 2014 Mt. Difficulty Pinot Gris, Bannockburn Central Otago
  • 2014 Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir, Central Otago
  • 2014 ... more details

Class: At Home Restaurant Skills

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Lane Calaway

Description: Do you avoid recipes that contain the words: smoked, brûlée, and sous-vide? Lane Calaway, from so*ca in Raleigh, will show you how you can achieve these “chefy” techniques in your own kitchen.

Menu: Bibb Salad with Arugula, Stabilized Chimichurri ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Mediterranean Cocktail Party

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Description: Mediterranean cultures have an enduring tradition of gathering at the end of the day for drinks and appetizers. Embrace small-plate entertaining before the weather turns cold. Learn to assemble small dishes ahead of time to you can sit back ... more details

Register$55.00

Friday's Uncorked: Celebrate Champagne with Lombard & Cie

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00pm

Join us in the Southern Season wine Department on Friday, September 29th for a special Friday's Uncorked as Thomas Lombard of House Lombard pours his champagnes and tells his tales of growing up in Champagne.  House Lombard has been running for three generations; true to their roots, they perpetuate the ... more details

Register$10.00

Demonstration with Floury Apron

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00am

Southern Season invites you to meet Fadia, owner of Floury Apron this Saturday, September 30th from 11 am to 2 pm as she demos some of her favorite products.  

 

Floury Apron is run by Fadia who strives to offer the highest quality products. She is located in the mountains of ... more details

Class: Fresh is Best

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Jill Dahan

Description: Jill Dahan, the author of Starting Fresh!, returns to our kitchen to present another fresh menu that is definitely not lacking in taste. Learn how to create meals that are clean, fresh and low in sugar—exactly what your body ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Baking 101: Biscuits

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: We’ll start with the classic Southern Buttermilk biscuit, then we’ll show off our skills with cornmeal and cheddar variations. And don’t forget what goes with a warm biscuit—butter, gravy, and applesauce!

Menu: Southern Buttermilk Biscuit; Cornmeal Cheddar and ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Cooking 101: Souffles

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: These light, airy, egg-based soufflés are so versatile that they can be savory or sweet, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Let our Cooking School staff show you that there’s much to celebrate with soufflés.

Menu: Corn Soufflé with Mixed Greens and Champagne and ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Cooking 101: Crepes

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Crêpes are back in style thanks to the food truck scene. Add them back to your entertaining and family meal preparations. These versatile pancakes are easily adapted to appetizer, breakfast, lunch and dinner plates.

Menu: Roasted Pear and Brie Appetizer Crêpes; ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: All-American Meal

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and preparing foods that they like. Once they master these recipes in our kitchen, they will be able to recreate them at home for your family meals.

Menu: Crudite with Ranch Dip; Sloppy Joes; ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Oktoberfest at Southern Season

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00pm

On Saturday, October 7th, Join us as Southern Season celebrates Oktoberfest in style.  Featuring over 20 Breweries, 4 Beer distributors and 11 specialty food producers from across the nation, this will be an event to remember.  View our Official Oktoberfest page by Clicking Here 

Featured Breweries:

Blowing Rock Brewing, Carolina ... more details

Class: Pies Part II

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: In our first installment of this series, we covered quick and easy pies. This class will tackle three types of crust - crumb, sweet, and flaky. Each participant will have the opportunity to work on a lattice ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Basic Knife Skills

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Brian Adornetto

Description: Learn basic slicing and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class. Feel free to bring your own chef’s knife or borrow one of ours.

Menu: A ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Basic Knife Skills

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Brian Adornetto

Description: Learn basic slicing and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class. Feel free to bring your own chef’s knife or borrow one of ours.

Menu: A ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Pasta Dishes for the Fall

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Pasta is a satisfying comfort food during all seasons, but in the fall the recipes get heartier. Experience hand making ravioli with these recipes that include some stars of the fall produce section.

Menu: Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese; Fettuccine with ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: British Meat Pies

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Amanda Fisher

Description: In this meat pie class, Amanda, owner of Chapel Hill’s Blakemere Company, will take us on a trip back to Amanda’s homeland, England. Keep these recipes on hand for both family dinners and entertaining guests.

Menu: Raised Chicken and Ham Party Pie; Deep ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: One Pot Wonders

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: One-pot meals are the saving grace for busy home cooks everywhere (and their dishwashers, too). A simple, no-nonsense weeknight meal to warm you up and satisfy the family’s appetites.

Menu: Zucchini, Pancetta and Sun Dried Tomato Frittata; Chicken Enchilada Pot; Rice Pudding ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Girls' Night Out: NOLA Style

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Grab your gal pals and come to our kitchen for a fun evening of cooking, eating, sipping drinks and great times with your friends as we celebrate the flavors of New Orleans.

Menu: Hurricanes; Crawfish Phyllo Bites; Creole Deviled Eggs; Chicken Jambalaya; ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Food Photography II

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Stacey Sprenz

Description: An avid local food enthusiast, Stacey Sprenz has a passion for all things culinary as a commercial photographer and as a Brand Ambassador for Foggy Ridge Cider and Firsthand Foods. Bring your favorite equipment for shooting great food ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Mixology 101: Rum Around The World

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Jordan Joseph

Description: Rum has undergone a revival and is no longer seen simply as the booze used to soak a fruitcake. With a wide range of styles and hues to choose from, introducing yourself to the drink can seem a bit daunting. Jordan will ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Cooking with Bourbon

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Kim Calaway

Description: Kim Calaway, Cooking School Manager, has three favorite ingredients to work with: brown butter, duck fat, and bourbon. This decadent menu has all three, with an emphasis on the bourbon!

Menu: Bourbon Butterbeer; Kentucky Bourbon Caramel Duck Fat Party Mix; ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes — beloved by all Americans. It’s a nostalgia-inducing classic, the perfect compliment for everything from BBQ, to burgers, to pork chops. It compliments all walks of life - from the high chair, to ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: At Home Restaurant Skills

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Lane Calaway

Description: Do you avoid recipes that contain the words: smoked, brûlée and sous vide? Lane Calaway from Soca in Raleigh will show you how to master these “chefy” techniques in your own kitchen.

Menu: Bibb Salad with Radish, Herbs and Farmer’s Cheese and a Stabilized ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: A Southern Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Brian Adornetto

Description: Can you hear the oompah band mixed with a little banjo? Chef Brian, owner of Love at First Bite, has put together a Southern twist on some traditional German dishes. Enjoy the local beer pairings that we have put together for this celebration ... more details

Register$55.00

Demonstration with Good Rub

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Join Good Rub for a demo Sunday, October 21st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

We started with a desire for pure, 100% natural seasonings to cook with. And what we created was good. So we decided to manufacture and sell it, modestly, as "Good Rub". Our ... more details

Class: Cookbook: Vegan Chocolate

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Special Diet: Vegan

Chef: Fran Costigan

Description: An internationally renowned cooking teacher and cookbook author, Fran was a pastry chef in both traditional and vegan restaurant kitchens before moving into teaching over 20 years ago. Every recipe in Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts is unconditionally guaranteed to ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Takeout Makeovers

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Breana Lai

Description: Breana, from Eating Well Magazine, is back. It’s a bustling time of year and you might find yourself craving takeout food to ease your chaotic life. Never fear, Breana is here to show us that you can recreate your favorites at home and ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Flavors of the Triangle: Acme

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Kevin Callaghan

Description: Amaze your taste buds with every bite of Chef Kevin’s “Fall in the South” menu with wine pairings that he has thoughtfully designed to make you say: “Wow!” Bring a friend for this afternoon of eating, entertainment and stories from cooking in LA ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Meatless Monday: Celebrating Squash

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Special Diet: Vegetarian

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Acorn, butternut, pumpkin and spaghetti squash — just a few of the season’s delights — fill different culinary niches. Although they’re all typically picked within a month or so of each other in early fall and have similar flavor ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Dinner Party from the Fall Farmer's Market

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Sheri Castle

Description: Most of us don’t know the seasons like the farmers do. Try visiting your local farmers’ market. Seasons have more meaning when you taste your way through them. Sheri’s menu celebrates the best the farms have to offer in October.

Menu: Hakurei Turnip Soup ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Cookbook: What Can I Bring

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Elizabeth Heiskell

Description: Known as the Debutante Farmer, Elizabeth is a familiar face from the kitchen of the Today Show. Her new book What Can I Bring? is a southern woman’s answer to reaching out with food for every occasion. New babies, funerals, illnesses, and road ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Autumn Harvest Dinner

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Amanda Cushman

Description: When planning a menu around produce, selecting seasonal fruits and veggies is key. Farmers’ markets and grocery store shelves are bursting with the season’s finest this time of year. Amanda Cushman, author of Simple, Real Food, will show you how to put together this ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Harry Potter

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description:While Muggles may never get to live in the wizarding world, lets’s eat like we are!

Menu: Cheesy Chive Scrambled Eggs; Herbed & Spiced Fried Sausage Patties; Knickerbocker Glory; Butterbeer; Acid Pops

Register$40.00

Class: Basic Cake Decorating

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Rhonda Mullen

Description: Turn a simple cake into a treat worthy of a celebration by wielding a pastry bag with some buttercream frosting, piping techniques, and creative tips from Rhonda Mullen of Rhonda’s Cake Creations.

Menu: A light snack will be served.

Register$50.00

Class: Tailgating in the South: Cajun Style

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Lucindy Willis

Description: Everyone has one dish, and perhaps more than one, which they like to bring tailgating. Celebrate the joie de vivre atmosphere of the Cajun party with Lucindy Willis, owner of Terrapin Cove.

Menu: Mini-Muffaletta with Homemade Tapenade; Chicken and Sausage Gumbo; Cajun Deviled Eggs ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Boxcarr Cheese

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Austin and Dani Genke

Description: The Genke family has Italian roots stretching from Sicily to the Piedmont. With a helping hand from their formaggiaia (Italian for female cheesemaker), Alessandra Trompeo, they take inspiration from small Italian farmstead cheesemaking. Their local milk is produced by two small family-owned ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Cooking 101: Soups

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: There’s a chill in the air so pull out the sweaters and stockpots and get your soup on! Move past the tomato and chicken noodle and add these delicious soups to your pot. Looking for something to take the chill ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Big pumpkins aren’t just autumn decorations for your front porch. They are also delicious and nutritious so invite them into your kitchen! November is a good excuse for everything pumpkin in this hands-on class that features a variety of dishes with ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Flavors of the Triangle: Fearrington House

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Paula de Pano

Description: Fearrington Beverage Director, Paula de Pano, will help us get ready for the upcoming holidays by educating us on some of the finest champagne & sparkling wines to celebrate with your friends and family this holiday season.

Menu: Light hors d’oeuvres will be ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Southern Appetizers

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Kim Calaway, Cooking School Manager, demonstrates her favorite family recipes for appetizers that are meant to impress and delight your guests during the upcoming holidays. This is a one hour class - wine will not be served.

Menu: Black Eyed Pea ... more details

Class: Sake 101

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Sara Guterbock

Description: What is sake? How is it made? How should it be served and enjoyed? In this class, we’ll discuss all this and more as we demystify this delectable beverage. Sara Guterbock is the Sake Educator from Mutual Distributing Company, and one of the ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Pumpkins

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Only one-fifth of pumpkins grown each year are actually harvested for food. We forget that they are delicious. Let us show you how tasty they can be!

Menu: Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Toasted Hazelnuts; Pumpkin Zeppole (Doughnuts); Pumpkin ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Discover the Flavors of Veracruz

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 4:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Marcelo Villasuso

Description: The cuisine of Veracruz, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is a genuine melting pot of cultures. The three main influences are the ancient Olmec and Toltec civilizations; Moorish Mediterranean from Andalusia, Spain; and Afro-Caribbean. These dishes are well ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Bittersweet

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Kim Hammer

Description: Bittersweet is a downtown Raleigh coffee, dessert, and cocktail establishment where you can get bourbon with your pie, champagne with your cake, and Irish whiskey in your coffee. Kim and one of her talented barkeeps will visit our classroom to serve you some ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Great British Bake

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Amanda Fisher

Description: Amanda will offer a tutorial on proper British baking to help you brush up your baking repertoire by demonstrating basic techniques which lend themselves to endless variations.

Menu: Signature Challenge: Choux Puffs Filled with Brie and Cumberland Sauce; Technical Challenge: Rapid Puff Pastry Salmon Wellington; ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Flavors of the Triangle: Oakleaf

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Brendan Cox

Description: Oakleaf, in Pittsboro, could be categorized as an establishment that you might save for special occasions but should also be considered for those who enjoy fresh, thoughtful food several days a week. Chef Brendan has put together an incredible holiday plate!

Menu: Autumn Squash ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Foggy Ridge Cider

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Stacey Sprenz

Description: Vine vs. Tree. Are you a wine connoisseur looking to branch out (pun intended)? Here is your chance to acquire the knowledge of both grape and apple. Chetan Reddy, Southern Season’s Beverage Director and Stacey Sprenz, product spokesperson for Foggy Ridge will take you ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Riedel Glassware

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Carol Beasley

Description: See and taste the difference the correct glass can make when enjoying your favorite wine. Carol Beasley will lead you through the tasting of four wines and how they are enhanced by Riedel glassware. Each attendee will receive a set of four Riedel ... more details

Register$65.00

Class: Gluten Free: Pizza

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Special Diet: Gluten-Free

Chef: Jane O'Hara

Description: In this combination demo and hands-on class, Jane will show you her favorite way to make a crust that allows pizza to stay in your gluten free life.

Menu: Pizza with your choice of toppings

Register$50.00

Class: Cookbook: The Royal Chef at Home

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Darren McGrady

Description: He spent fifteen years cooking for kings, queens, and presidents preparing food to the highest standard to grace the royal table. Now, as a personal chef and caterer in private homes, he shares his knowledge, experience and meticulous attention ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Flavors of the Triangle: Alley Twenty Six

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Shannon Healy & Carrie Schleiffer

Description: Alley Twenty Six, opened in 2012, has recently undergone a reincarnation. Guests will find a mix of libations that compliment the new food. Greg Cox, food critic for the News & Observer says: “Healy’s fans won’t ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Everything's Better with Pie!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Sheri Castle

Description: Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book, was recently released noting Sheri Castle as the recipe developer. Inspired by the movie—now a broadway play —these creative and delicious recipes will delight the imagination and amaze the taste buds.

Menu: “Leeky” Roof Potato Pie; ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Make Ahead Sides

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Life just doesn’t seem to be slowing down so that you can get ready for the holidays. Let us help you with these holiday dishes that can be done days ahead so you don’t find yourself standing on your feet ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Flavors of the Triangle: Posh Nosh

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Coleen Speaks

Description: Coleen Speaks’ Posh Nosh catering company is located in downtown Raleigh and will soon feature a cafe, bar and event space. Coleen will show us some catering tricks of the trade and how to theme a menu for the holidays.

Menu: Steen’s Eggnog; Bourbon ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Sides

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Let your kids help you get ready for your holiday meal. These are dishes that your child can prepare on their own with pride.

Menu: Cherry and Cranberry Relish; Homemade Butter; Twice Baked Potatoes; Sautéed Green Beans; Applesauce; Chocolate Mousse

Register$40.00

Class: Winter in California Wine Country

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley and Chetan Reddy

Description: Winter can be a quiet time at most California wineries, making it ideal for more in-depth, intimate wine tasting tours. No need to buy a plane ticket; drive over to Southern Season to enjoy these Californian dishes made by Ellen ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Fall Buddha Bowls

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Lucindy Willis

Description: For the last year, Chef Lucindy has been perfecting the newest food trend, Buddha bowls—one-bowl meals filled with hearty veggies, beans, rice & quinoa, and topped with nuts and dressing. The key is in combining flavors and presenting a dressing or vinaigrette that ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Meals

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Special Diet: Vegetarian

Chef: Amanda Cushman

Description: A whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants, and is based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes. It excludes or minimizes meat, dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Floral Arranging 101: Holiday Centerpiece

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Floral Staff

Description: Attend this two-hour class and take home a centerpiece perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Learn the secrets of creating seasonal arrangements all year long.

Menu: A light snack and a glass of wine will be served

Register$60.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00pm

Hands On

Description: Will your roof be thatched or covered in snow? Will it look like a log cabin or a cottage? Bring the whole family, your closest friend, or come alone and enjoy holiday music & a glass of wine while you thoughtfully consider ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:00pm

Hands On

Description: Will your roof be thatched or covered in snow? Will it look like a log cabin or a cottage? Bring the whole family, your closest friend, or come alone and enjoy holiday music & a glass of wine while you thoughtfully consider ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00pm

Hands On

Description: Will your roof be thatched or covered in snow? Will it look like a log cabin or a cottage? Bring the whole family, your closest friend, or come alone and enjoy holiday music & a glass of wine while you thoughtfully consider ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

Description: Will your roof be thatched or covered in snow? Will it look like a log cabin or a cottage? Bring the whole family, your closest friend, or come alone and enjoy holiday music & a glass of wine while you thoughtfully consider ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Description: Will your roof be thatched or covered in snow? Will it look like a log cabin or a cottage? Bring the whole family, your closest friend, or come alone and enjoy holiday music & a glass of wine while you thoughtfully consider ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Grits Aren't Just for Breakfast

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Cherisse Byers

Description: Tuck into a meal that showcases grits, in all their forms, for lunch, dinner, and dessert with Cherisse.

Menu: Beef Grillades with Charred Jalapeño Grits; Shrimp Étouffée with Garlic Cheddar Grits; Polenta Cake with Apple Compote

Register$50.00

Class: Gourmet Gifts

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Katie Coleman

Description: Foodies love gifts from the kitchen! After all, receiving a gift made with love means it’s just a little more special. Katie from Durham Spirits is sharing her recipes for presents that you can make at home. Try this out in our ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Wicked Weed Event

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Wicked Weed Staff

Description: Spend an evening with staff from Wicked Weed Brewing to learn about the styles and brewing techniques that they use to produce their wild and sour ales. We will taste 5-6 unique wild/sour ales that demonstrate the vast array of aromas and ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Holiday Brunch Ideas

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Katie Coleman

Description: Company is in town and gathering at your house for a late morning meal. Don’t know what to serve them? Try this menu from Katie Coleman, owner of Durham Spirits. This is a one-hour class. No wine will be served but is available ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Gluten Free: Holiday Cookies

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

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Special Diet: Gluten-Free

Chef: Jane O'Hara

Description: If the holidays bring you down because gluten is all around you, come meet Jane! She has more than a few delicious solutions. Bring your favorite holiday cookies back into your life with Jane’s recipes.

Menu: Linzer Cookies; Russian Tea ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Plant-Based Appetizers

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Susan Hearn

Description: Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul, is in our kitchen to show you some tasty plant-based appetizer recipes to share with your guests and keep you on track during the holiday season.

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Class: Sushi

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Masa Tsujimura

Description: Born in a fishing village in western Japan, Masa has over 35 years of experience in sushi preparation and has trained dozens of sushi chefs throughout his career. He opened the popular Waraji Restaurant in Raleigh in 1997. Ready your chopsticks and ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Hanukkah

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Emma Laperruque

Description: Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights” that commemorates the oil miracle and is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and fried foods. Emma, food writer and baker at Scratch Bakery in Durham, is here to share some of her ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Holiday Tamales

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Sandra Gutierrez

Description: Packages of sweet or savory corn dough stuffed with meats and vegetables and wrapped in corn husks, tamales are a memorable part of the holiday feast, and the making of them a celebrated tradition in the Mexican American home. Sandra, award-winning cookbook author, returns ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Lunch with Friends

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Cherisse Byers

Description: You just can’t fit another holiday party on your calendar, but your girlfriends want to do a quick get-together. How about a simple yet elegant lunch with the gals? Cherisse has put together this easy menu that is elegant and impressive.

Menu: French ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: An Evening in Roma

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Brian Adornetto

Description: The culture of The Eternal City (Rome) is well known for its family traditions that almost always focus on food. Mealtime is never a lonely affair. Gather together and share this family-style meal.

Menu: Spaghetti Carbonara; Veal Saltimbocca; Garlic Roasted Green Beans with ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Holiday Brunch: Gluten Free

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

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Special Diet: Gluten-Free

Chef: Lane Calaway

Description: With so many food options, brunch can be an enjoyable meal anytime of the year. A gluten free holiday version is even more fun. Lane will share recipes that you will want to make for your next weekend get-together.

Menu: ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Mixology 101: Tour of France

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Jordan Joseph

Description: Bring out the best! Jordan is here to inform and inspire with a tour of France and how to dress up your bar with Calvados, Cognac, cider, and more!

Menu: light snack will be provided with your hand crafted libations

Register$55.00

Class: A Christmas Dinner to Remember

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Lucindy Willis

Description: Holiday meals always have a special place in our hearts. The dining table is where the love and laughter is fueled by the food that you so thoughtfully put together. Lucindy Willis, from Terrapin Cove, shares a menu that was assembled with care.

Menu: ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Gizmo Holiday Beer

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Kevin Sokolski

Description: Local brewery Gizmo’s Kevin Sokolski is joining us in our kitchen to chat about the holiday lineup of beers that Gizmo has to offer. We will cook with them and enjoy the pairings.

Menu: Beer and Cheddar Soup; Beer Braised Pork Belly and ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Classic French Recipes From the Le Creuset Cookbook

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Sheri Castle

Description: One of Sheri’s latest projects has been the writing and editing of recipes for the most recent Le Creuset cookbook. You asked for it! Sheri is back to talk about these recipes & more using classic French cookware.

Menu: Garlic and Herb Gougères; ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Everyone loves an ugly holiday sweater party! Add The Chipmunks holiday music and throw in some recipes from decades gone by and your cheeks will hurt from smiling so much. Don’t you dare show up without an outrageous holiday top!

Menu: Spiked ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: French Bistro

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Description: Take a break from the holiday bustle and treat yourself and a friend to a relaxing class with soul satisfying food. Have a seat and enjoy the warmth of our kitchen.

Menu: Hot Mulled Wine; Warm Camembert with Wild Mushroom Fricassee; Simple French ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Jingle & Mingle

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

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Description: Take a few minutes to stop by our holiday open house. Chetan Reddy, Southern Season’s Beverage Director will offer a sample of holiday bubbly and Liz Cooper will be pouring selections from Fess Parker Wines. The cooking school will offer some of their favorite holiday appetizers. As you leave, don’t forget to ... more details

Register$25.00

Class: Parents and Kids in the Kitchen: Bûche de Noël

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: The Bûche de Noël, also known as a Yule log, is a holiday symbol that dates back to 19th century France. Typically the sponge cake is rolled and frosted with chocolate buttercream to resemble a log and often decorated ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Marzipan

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Almond paste and marzipan are almond and sugar confections that are used in several holiday desserts around the world. In this class, you will learn how to make it from scratch, mold it into fruit shapes and bake with it.

Menu: Homemade ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Holiday Candy

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Do you have fond memories of the holiday candies your grandmother used to make? Need homemade gifts for your favorite sweet tooth? Join us for a fun afternoon of candy making!

Menu: Cream Cheese Mints; Apple Cider Caramels; Pralines; Candy Cane Fudge; ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Easy Holiday Apps

Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

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Chef: Katie Coleman

Description: It’s the season where friends tend to drop by just to say “Hey”. Katie will show you some easy appetizers that you can quickly assemble to share with your (unexpected) guests.

Menu: Apple and Blue Cheese Rarebit; Mushroom and Gruyère Tartlets; Spanish Meatballs; ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Decorating Cookies

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

Hands On

Wine Pairing Included

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Do you have gingerbread men and decorated sugar cookies on your holiday baking list? Let us give you a head start! We will organize and provide the icing, sprinkles, and the cookies. We will even provide a ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-4586 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Blue Christmas with Elvis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5:00pm

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Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: We are breaking out the Elvis Christmas music and celebrating with some of his favorite foods. Wear your finest blue clothing and we will shake, rattle, and roll while you prepare your meal. It will be a Blue Christmas in our ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Ornaments from the Kitchen

Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Kids are home from school and you have a to-do list a mile long. Let them spend a couple hours with us while you cross a couple items off your list. Homemade ornaments by your kids are the most ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Parents and Kids in the Kitchen: Baking Cookies

Friday, December 22, 2017 at 12:00pm

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: You have family in town and the kids want to do something fun as it gets closer to Christmas. Come into our kitchen and make holiday treats together. This is a class for adults and kids to work together ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Making Gifts

Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 12:00pm

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: Nothing is more appreciated during the holidays than the thought that goes into a handmade gift. In this class, kids will make presents for everyone on their list—including the dog! Ages 8 to 12 years.

Menu: A light snack will be served

Register$40.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Cupcakes

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hands On

Chef: Cooking School Staff

Description: The kids are still home and in need of entertainment. Bring them to our kitchen and we will make cupcakes together.

Menu: Dirt Cup Cake; Ice Cream Cone Cake; Confetti Cake Balls; Lemon Drop Cakes

Register$40.00

Class: New Year's Eve Party

Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Demonstration

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Chef: Amanda Cushman

Description: Get ready to start the New Year off in grand fashion! Amanda will share her ideas for making your holiday guests feel special while ringing in the New Year.

Menu: Frisee Salad with Lardons and Warm Chevre; Lamb Chops with Red Wine Balsamic ... more details

Register$55.00