Memberships are open to all adults for

$25.00 per person

for the 2017 calendar year

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.

The club accepts Cash, Check, Debit, Visa, Mastercard and Discover when registering for events.

Gift Certificates available! Call 910-256-9488 .

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Welcome to Cape Fear Food & Wine Club!

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.
 

Now Accepting Reservations!




Friday, December 1st @ 6:30 PM Dinner and Wine Pairing Evening with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: Home for the Holidays!!! $60

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.
Wine is included with this event.

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 :



Oysters Rockefeller

Endive, Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mustard Glazed Ham with Gratin Potatoes & Asparagus

Pavlova with Raspberries & Dark Chocolate Sauce

 

We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!!!!

Capacity: 20 Guests


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Sunday, December 3rd @ 1 PM Yorkshire Pudding, Mushroom Gravy and Profiteroles with Chef Helen Welsh $55

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s 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!!!


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Capacity: 16 Guests








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Sunday, December 3rd @ 6:30 PM $55 North vs. South, Panthers vs Saints, Cajun Cuisine with Michelle Rock of T'Geaux Boys!!!!

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

We are super excited to welcome Chef Michelle Rock from T'Geaux Boys to our kitchen!!!  She is hosting her debut evening themed North vs. South as the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints!  Chef Michelle specializes in authentic Cajun Cuisine.  She is serving an amazing dinner!!!  Take a look!

Appetizer
Pontchartrain Creole Chicken Salad Wrap. This is our creole seasoned smoked chicken salad that is wrapped in a tortilla  with cheese, greens and our Bourbon Bbq. We will serve it sliced pinwheel style with a side of Zapp’s chips. 

Entree
New Orleans Red Beans-n-Rice. We will make this Vegetarian style as well as with Pecan Smoked Andouille Sausage and served over steamed white rice with Leidenheimer’s French Bread from New Orleans oldest Bakery. It will be seasoned to a crowd friendly medium but will have hot sauce available for those who dare. 



Dessert
Bananas Fosters Bread Pudding. Two of New Orleans original creations combined together. Bread Pudding made from French Bread is a traditional, not only dessert, but staple dish in daily life. Bananas Foster was created by The Brennan Family Restaurant Chefs right in The French Quarter.  It is traditionally  served with vanilla ice cream but we serve ours with whipped cream & warm Rum caramel sauce soaked bananas.

Please come and  welcome her!!  Seats will go fast!!  Reserve early!!! 




Capacity: 28 Guests

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Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant:$50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

For his Holiday appearance, Chef Dean is sure to please!!!  Keep an eye out for menu selection, details soon to follow!!!!












Capacity: 28 Guests

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Wednesday, December 6th from 6-8 PM Free Event!!! Holiday Open House and Wine Tasting with Mike Summerlin

Come enjoy the second of two special events we have planned for you as we approach the holiday season!  We will be offering a mix of appetizers composed of foods that you will be preparing for your New Year's Celebration.  Wine expert Mike Summerlin will be with us and will present sparkling wines that pair with each food and give you the opportunity to try them.  Should you decide to purchase the sparkling wines, you can place an order with us, and we will call you when your order is ready. If planning to attend, please RSVP with number of guests either by phone or simply responding yes on our Facebook event page.  We hope you can drop by!!!!!! Call us at 910-256-9488 or go to our Facebook at www.facebook.com/CFFWC

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Sunday, December 10th: 1-4 PM Italian Christmas Cookies and the Best Cannoli's Ever with Annemarie! $50.00

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.


This afternoon, Annemarie will be showing us how to make true Italian Wedding Cookies, Pecan Sandies and her famous Cannolis!   Guests will have extra time today to do plenty of Hands-On Baking. Not only will guests help prepare and decorate the Sweets and sample all the goodies, they will go home with a gift box of their own creations!  Cappucino will be served throughout the event and wine will be available for purchase by glass or by bottle.










Happy Holidays!!!











Capacity: 26 Guests

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Tuesday, December 12th @ 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Keith Rhodes $60.00

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.

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

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Thursday, December 14th @ 6:30 PM Baking a Traditional Yule Log (Buche de Noel) with Chef Jennifer Wright of Port city Cheesecakes $50

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.

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!!!










Capacity: 12 Guests

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Saturday, December 16th: 1-4PM Kid's Holiday Cookies and Crafts!!! $40.00

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.

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!!!!



When reserving class, a parent is required to become  a member of Cape Fear Food and Wine Club. If not currently a member,  the fees for membership are $25.00 for the calendar year or $5.00 temporary membership covering the month of class attending.  If you have any questions, please call us at 910-256-9488. 

 Please let us know if your child has any allergies or restrictions and we will accommodate needs accordingly.


Capacity: 20 Guests

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Sunday, December 17th: 12:30-2:30 PM Family Holiday Gingerbread Decorating Class!!! $60/Family of up to 4

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes food to go.

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 info@theseasonedgourmet.com.   Hope to see you!!!

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Tuesday, December 19th @ 6:30 PM Fall Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education $10

Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.

Session IV of Fall 2017 Wine Series with Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.












Capacity: 16 Guests

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Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:30 PM Wednesday is Italian Day with Annemarie!! $50

Students will observe, ask questions, and enjoy the food prepared by our instructor.
Current CFFWC Club Members may invite non-member guests to attend this class with them; class fees must be paid by all who attend.
This event includes a full meal.


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!!!!








Capacity: 16 Guests

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