Temporary memberships are available for $5 per person and are good for 30 days from date of purchase.
Please call The Seasoned Gourmet at 910-256-9488 or stop by to join the club or reserve a seat in class.
Club Members and their guests must make reservations to attend classes and events unless otherwise noted. Advance payment is required to reserve your space in cooking classes, dinners, and certain special events. Wine classes, member celebrations, book signings, and demonstrations are pay-at-the-door, though reservations are still requested to ensure adequate seating. Please see Club Policies and Member Information for full details.
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The Seasoned Gourmet has been teaching cooking classes for over 15 years. The ever-growing interest in all things food and wine led to the forming of the Cape Fear Food & Wine Club, back in July of 2011, to continue serving the needs of home cooks, foodies, and wine lovers living in and visiting the Wilmington area. We offer many unique events for members and their guests, including cooking classes, wine pairing classes, premium wine dinners, and free members-only events throughout the year.
Members also get to enjoy exclusive discounts from our host, The Seasoned Gourmet. Enjoy a 10% discount during classes that you attend. There’s also a special members-only discount wine during events - 15% off 6 or more bottles and 20% off 12 or more bottles.
To reserve a seat in class or to join the Club, click on "reserve now" next to the desired class, or call 910-256-9488, or stop by The Seasoned Gourmet.
We are excited to announce our leap into the world of Art!!! We are honored to host an Evening of Art with Internationally acclaimed artist, Niki Hildebrand. Ms. Hildebrand studied at Chelsea Art College London and Rhode Island School of Design. She taught at UNCW OLLI and CAM. Her Art has taken her around the world. She has returned for 3 months and will offer 3 inspiring classes, perfect for the beginning artist as well as the more advanced. This evening you are asked to bring your own image to paint and Ms. Hildebrand will get you motivated, focused and excited to transform your image into a work of Art. Cape Fear Food and Wine Club will offer wonderful wines to sample and to purchase by the glass or bottle. Feel free to register on line or call us at 910-256-9488. We hope you come and enjoy this wonderful evening!
Chef Gwen Gulliksen and MIke Summerlin from Port City Wine Education have teamed up again for our Fall Session. They will be offering Regional-themed dinners this time around. This evening, they will be taking you to France!!!!! The menu for the evening will be:
Welcome to Chef Dean's second visit in the Fall Session. This evening Chef Dean will begin with Seared Scallops with Fennel Puree and Citrus Brown Butter and Spiced Pistachio. The Entree will be Strozzapreti Bolognese and Dessert this evening will be Meyer Lemon Tart with Candied Blood Orange and Chamomile Cream. Decadent!!!
We are very excited to have Chef Ramon Villasenor from Los Portales join us as an instructor!! He has a very busy schedule but wanted to come teach a class on making Homemade Tortillas! Guests will utilize our table top burners in this class and will be making their own Tortillas along with the chef. The Tortilla will be the star of the day, but along with that you will enjoy a wonderful menu. Chef Ramon will start with Flautas with Salsa de Tomatillo and Guacamole. The entree will be Tacos de Carne Asada and Dessert will be Sopapillas de Platano con Miel. Come and enjoy delicious food and help us welcome Chef Ramon to our kitchen!!! Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle .Bring a Tortilla Press from home or purchase one from us at a discounted rate of $10 + tax. If purchasing one from us call to reserve a press 910-256-9488.
Chef Courtney is back with the perfect Fall ingredient........Apples!!! Chef Courtney will show you how to incorporate Apples into all courses of your dinner!!! Guests will have one hands-on component in this class, and will enjoy a wonderful meal while learning. Chef Courtney's food is always decadent and delicious! Specific menu soon to follow!!!
Chef Keith Rhodes from Catch Restaurant is back this evening and will be starting his dinner with Crab Dip. The Main Course will be Duck Confit and the Dessert for the evening will be Bread Pudding. A delicious Fall Dinner! Reserve early as this class will fill!
Session II of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.
This evening Annemarie will begin her meal with Italian Wedding Soup. The Entree will be Chicken Alfredo and Pasta with Homemade Alfredo Sauce. Dessert will be Espresso Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake! Wines will be available for purchase by glass or bottle. Come join us for a wonderful Fall Dinner!
This evening, Chef Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin will be transporting you to South America!!! The Menu for this evening will be:
This class will allow you both demo and hands-on experiences with our table top burners. Chef Helen is back again and will be helping you answer the question, is it a Bisque? a Chowder? a Soup??? In this class we will be learning how to make a Tomato/Basil Bisque, a Chunky Seafood Chowder and a Spiced Pumpkin Soup. Chef Helen will discuss the basics of soup making and show you how to make garnishes that will elevate your presentation and tickle your imaginations. Serving vessels are important too! Soup spoons await!!!!
Come help us solve a mystery!! Guests will be given character assignments and information before the event. You can come in character. Chef Jennifer Wright will be serving a three course dinner while you are investigating clues, questioning other guests and solving a murder!!!! The Mystery takes place in the 1940's and the menu will reflect that. The dinner will begin with Deviled Eggs, Pickled Cucumbers and Onions and Barbeque Sausages. The Entree will be Shepard's Pie and Dessert will be Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding!!! Just like dinner at my Grandmother's! Prize will be awarded for best costume!! As always wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle! Grab some friends and come have some fun…. If you dare!!!
Capacity : 20 Guests
This afternoon Ashley will be showing guests how to bake the perfect Crusty White Bread and Sweet Corn Bread, and then turn those both into phenomenal Stuffing!! Guests will bake a mini loaf of each bread to take home and will enjoy Roasted Squash and Carrot Soup served in a Bread Boule. When the breads are done, Ashley and guests will prepare Cranberry Apple Stuffing, Turkey & Carmalized Onion Stuffing and Sweet Corn Bread and Sausage Stuffing using samples of breads that Ashley will have already prepared. This is the perfect class to brush up on your Stuffing skills, just in time for the Holidays! Wine will be available for purchase by glass or by bottle.
This evening, Chef Sherry's star of the dinner will be..... Pumpkin!!! Guests will start with a Pumpkin Dip. The next step will be making the main entree, Pumpkin Ravioli!!! Mmmmm!!!!! The Dessert will be...... you guessed it... Pumpkin Cupcakes!! This is a wonderful Thanksgiving themed event for the guests. We hope you come and join us!
The Omelette Bar is open!!! While you sip Mimosas, we will demonstrate the classic technique of Omelette making. Several fillings will be prepared and discussed as you try your own hand: Pesto and Roasted Tomato filling, Mexican filling, Sauteed Spinach and Bacon filling and the delicious Denver Filling. While enjoying your very own Omelette creation, Helen will demonstrate a Grilled Cheese Omelette, just to show this class where the egg can get cracking!! Reserve early!
Capacity: 16 Guests
Chef Keith Rhodes returns this evening with what will be a wonderfully, fresh and delicious menu chosen by the Chef himself. Because he relies on the freshest products available, he lets us know the menu within 24-48 hours of service. Chef Rhodes has a very busy schedule and we are lucky to have him. He will be offering this May class and then returning to our Fall session as his schedule allows. If you have any food allergies, please let us know upon registration and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Capacity: 28 guests
Annemarie will spend the afternoon with you today showing you how to make 5 amazing Appetizers for your own Holiday Celebration, or to bring when attending others. These Appetizers not only taste wonderful, they are beautiful to display! The menu for today will be:
Chef Craig Love is back for this one appearance in our Fall Session. Guests absolutely loved his debut classes last session so I encourage you to sign up quickly!! Menu details soon to follow!
For the third Wine Pairing Dinner this session, Chef Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin will take you on a tour of Italy!!!! Chef Gwen's Menu for the evening is as follows:
This afternoon, back by popular demand, Chef Jennifer Wright will be showing us how to make the perfect Cheesecake. Her Cheesecakes are decadent, New York Style Cheesecakes. Guests will make a personal size cheesecake to take home in a complimentary mini cheesecake pan. While you are waiting for your creation to bake, you will be enjoying cheesecake already prepared. Chef Jennifer will show you how to make different sauces, toppings and give you plenty of ideas on incorporating your own favorite flavors for the holidays!!! Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
Session III of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.
Capacity: 16 Guests
Chef Gwen and Mike Summerlin are finishing off the year taking you Home for the Holidays!!! Chef Gwen will delight guests with a decadent holiday dinner while Mike pairs each course with the perfect California Wines! The Menu :
This afternoon, Chef Helen will show you how to make the perfect Yorkshire Pudding Batter. This delicious batter has many wonderful uses. You will make your own individual Yorkshire Pudding and will then make Decadent Mushroom Gravy as an Accoutrement using our table top burners. Chef Helen will then show you how to make beautiful Cream Puffs using the same batter. Come enjoy delicious food and learn how to make some traditional favorites just in time for the Holidays that all your friends and family will love!!!
For his Holiday appearance, Chef Dean is sure to please!!! Keep an eye out for menu selection, details soon to follow!!!!
Capacity: 26 Guests
Chef Keith Rhodes returns this evening with what will be a wonderfully, fresh and delicious menu chosen by the Chef himself. Because he relies on the freshest products available, he lets us know the menu within 24-48 hours of service. Chef Rhodes has a very busy schedule and we are lucky to have him. If you have any food allergies, please let us know upon registration and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Capacity: 28 guests
Come learn how to make a beautiful Yule Log for the holidays!!! Chef Jennifer will show you how to make a few different flavors and guests will bake and decorate their own mini version! You will learn how to make meringue mushrooms and other garnishes to decorate your creation. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Happy Holidays!!!
Happy Holidays!!! This afternoon Ashley Wixon will be teaching guests how to bake wonderful holiday treats. Guests will have snacks throughout the afternoon and will also be making food-related holiday crafts to bring home! There may even be a surprise guest!!! This will be a fantastic afternoon! Reserve early!!!!
Come join us for a wonderful Family Holiday Event! This afternoon we will be decorating Gingerbread Houses with Chef Michele Griesmer!!!! We will have snacks for the kids while they decorate their creations and enjoy delicious Hot Chocolate! We will offer wine for the adults for purchase by the glass or bottle. Each family will have their own Gingerbread creation to take home and display ( and eat) for the holidays!!! The price is $60.00 per family of 4. If you have a larger family, you will need to purchase 2 spots. Each family will be required to purchase a $5.00 temporary membership to Cape Fear Food and Wine Club. If you have any questions please feel free to call 910-256-9488 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you!!!
Session IV of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.
Capacity: 16 Guests
To finish up the year Annemarie will begin this evening's dinner with Potato Leek Soup. The Entree is Chicken Involtini. Chicken Involtini is thinly sliced Chicken layered with Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Spinach and Fresh Basil, then rolled and finished with a delicious sauce( there will be plenty of bread to dip). Dessert will be Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle. Happy Holidays!!!!