Memberships are open to all adults for

$25.00 per person

for the 2016 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 in July 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 enjoy exclusive discounts from our host, The Seasoned Gourmet. Enjoy a 5% every day discount on all merchandise in their store, plus 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 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!
Our Grand Re-opening is planned for Saturday, April 2nd.  Please join us for our celebration 12-5pm!




Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 PM Water Kefir: Fermenting for Gut Health with Ryanna Battiste & Liz Flint-Somerville of GRUB - FREE - Please Call to Reserve

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.

Join Rye & Liz from GRUB for a free demonstration to learn about this delicious, fizzy, probiotic soda you can make yourself at home. Water Kefir has incredible health benefits, and is easy to make and creates a tasty carbonated drink. Get the complete scoop on the drink that has the health and fermentation communities buzzing with excitement!
 
Soda drinkers quit with ease and nightly wine drinkers make a quick transition. Kids love it and anyone who tastes it is pleasantly surprised. This lacto-fermented beverage is teeming with probiotics! Many report better digestion, deeper sleep, a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system, clearer skin, and boosted immunity.
 
If you take care of your Kefir Culture, it will provide you with a lifetime of probiotics.
 
The GRUB Water Kefir Starter Kit includes detailed instructions, recipes, two quart sized mason jars, a nylon strainer (very important for kefir making!), and starter ingredients so you may begin brewing immediately. Also included: access to the GRUB CLUB Water Kefir Facebook group for ongoing support and inspiration! The cost of the kit is $30 and may be purchased at this demonstration.


PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE to 910-256-9488 - SPACE IS AVAILABLE!


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Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 PM Homemade Croissants with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $35

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.

Homemade Croissants are a labor of love but are oh-so-worth it!  Come to class today to get your hands into making them under Gwen's tutelage.  You will also learn a variation of croissant that is filled with chocolate - Pain au Chocolat.  Enjoy them in class with wine or coffee and take some of each home.

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Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Choose Local and Sustainable $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.

Join us for the delicious dinner packed full of local ingredients and garnished with a healthy serving of information about how to eat seasonally and where to source local ingredients.  Our menu tonight includes Bill Moller's Clams (Nature's Way Goat Farm & Seafood), Carolina Classics Catfish, the best of Black River Organic Farm's Produce, and a sweet finish of local Organic Strawberry Napoleons.

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Sunday, May 8th at 2:00 PM Summer Fruit Pies with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.

Roll up your sleeves and learn to make Gwen's shortbread-style pie crust that is perfect for any kind of fruit pie, but especially the berries of summer.  Make a pie crust, put it in your new pie plate, and par-bake it to take home and fill with the fruit of your choice.  Watch as Gwen shows you how she makes a Blueberry Pie and enjoy a slice in class.  A perfect way to spend Mother's Day with your mom!

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Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM World of Wine Pt II of IV with Mike Summerlin, 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.

Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can start the advanced class in August.  Join us for Part II of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Sample an array of wines during each session. (Wine 101)  Each session builds upon the information from the previous session.  We recommend (but don't require) that you attend the entire series.

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Friday, May 13th at 6:30 PM Date Night: Let's Get Sauced! with Susan Boyles $95 per Duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

Susan has created a simple surf and turf menu to showcase two simple sauce-making methods you can use to create a delicious sauce for any dish.  Start with a simple but elegant Baked Deviled Crab with Foolproof Hollandaise we will make in a blender; tie and season your Filet Mignon and learn to cook it to perfection in a cast iron pan, where we will make a simple Bordelaise sauce to enjoy with the steak, potatoes, and asparagus.  Finish with a semi-homemade dessert of Pound Cake, Ice Cream, and Easy Salted Fudge Sauce.  (Please note:  Pricing is per duo - select 1 seat when reserving for 2 people - thank you!)

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Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 AM Crostata From Scratch with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant $45

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.

Dean is taking you through the steps of making your own crostata today, which is a tart that can be made in sweet or savory varieties.  Make a fruit crostada to take home and enjoy a piece of Dean's with a cup of coffee in class.

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Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 PM Women's Night Out: Tuscany with Linda Issitt $50

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.

This all-inclusive women's night showcases three wines, each paired to a delicious small plate.  Enjoy good company and a dinner party environment with 3 half glasses of wine and three small plates of food.  Take the recipes home.  Tonight's Tuscan menu includes Asparagus and Lemon Risotto; Taleggio-Stuffed Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Tomato and Olive Salad; and Dark Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze.

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Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 PM Authentic India: Tandoori with Nandini Sharma $45

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.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This event includes a full meal.

We are so pleased to welcome Nandini to our kitchen!  She's showing us how to make authentic Indian dishes at home from the pages of her cookbook including Clear Tomato Soup with Cumin & Pepper; Tandoori Chicken Kebabs with Cucumbers, Lime, and Homemade Flatbread; and a sweet finish of Kheer (Cardamom & Almond Slow-Cooked Rice Pudding).  Help Nandini prepare some of the ingredients then watch as she brings it all together.  Don't miss this delicious class!

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Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 PM Summer Salads as a Meal with Lisa Andree $45

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 event includes a full meal.

These delicious salads are chock full of all the protein and veggies you need to fuel yourself for the better part of a day. Dijon Pineapple Couscous "Chicken" Salad, White Bean, Beet, and Quinoa Salad, and Sesame Ginger Japanese Veggie Salad.  We'll enjoy a beautiful Blueberry Lemon Trifle for dessert. (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 PM Napa Wine Pairing with Susan Boyles $65 All-Inclusive

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.

This all-inclusive dinner is a fantastic value.  We are showcasing four beautiful wines from Napa Valley, California tonight, so it seemed appropriate to take our culinary inspiration from The French Laundry in Napa.  Start with Parmiggiano Reggiano Crisps with Goat Cheese Mousse; enjoy the buttery freshness of Susan's Citrus Cured Salmon with Lemony Greens, Crispy Bacon, and a Bacon Fat-Fried Quail Egg; Herb-Braised Pork Loin with Gruyere Polenta, Frisee and Blueberry Coulis; and a light and beautiful finish of Chocolate Cake with Blackberries & Raspberries and a Chocolate Drizzle. Half glass of each of three wines included; additional wine and beer available for purchase.

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Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM Tamales 3 Ways with Lisa Andree $40

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.

Learn to make Authentic Corn Tamales  with olive oil instead of lard.  Get your hands into making Classic Masa & Poblano Tamales, Black Bean Onion & Chili Tamales, and Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Tamales.  Lisa will have some salsa on hand with which to enjoy the tamales, and you can take a few home for later. (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant: Scratch Made Italian $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.

Dean is showing you how to make pasta from scratch, and serving it up with a simple yet delicious tomato sauce, a salad, and a sweet finish.  Dean's menu includes Braised Lamb Sugo with Pappardelle, Shaved Parmesan, and Herbs, and a sweet finish of Strawberries with Elderflower Sabayon and Marcona Almond Streusel.  Don't miss this Chef's Table experience with Dean!

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Sunday, June 5th at 12:00 PM The New Veggie Burger with Lisa Andree $40

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 event includes a full meal.

Lisa is bringing several techniques and recipes with her for making plant-based burgers.  We'll get our hands into making The Ultimate Vegetarian Burger from the NY Times; an Indian Spiced Vegan Burger; and a Tex-Mex Quinoa/Black Bean Burger.  Try them each with their own custom toppings and a side of the Best-Ever Oven Fries, and pick your favorite.  Come hungry! (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Floridian Cuisine $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.

Keith is sharing some of his favorite Floridian dishes with us tonight, served up with a side of tales from his travels.  He's making Conch Salad, Wild Crab Cakes, and Key Lime Tarts, dressed up with local, organic produce and the freshest seafood available.  Don't miss this chef's table experience with Keith!

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Friday, June 10th at 6:30 PM Date Night: Entertaining Around the Grill with Susan Boyles $90 per Duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

Do all the prep work ahead so you can cook and serve dinner right at the grill, with your friends gathered 'round! We will work together to prepare Grilled Salad (Romaine, Radicchio, Scallion, Tomato, Zucchini) with Shaved Manchego and Smoky Red Pepper Ranch; Marinated Chicken and Flank Steak Fajitas, served Family-Style with Grilled Peppers and Onions, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and Tortillas; and a sweet finish of Grilled Pineapple & Pound Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  (Please note:  Pricing is per duo - select 1 seat when reserving for 2 people - thank you!)

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Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 PM Pickles Around the World with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $35

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.

Work with Gwen to make a variety of internationally inspired pickled vegetables.  Get your hands into making Sesame Scented Fennel Pickles, Spicy Pickled Mushrooms, and Thai Pickled Pineapple & Peanuts.  These make great snacks and delicious garnishes for an array of dishes.  Sample them all in class and take a small jar of each home.  Cucumbers are so 2015!

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Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM World of Wine Part III of IV with Mike Summerlin, 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.

Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can start the advanced class in August.  Join us for Part III of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Sample an array of wines during each session. (Wine 101)  Each session builds upon the information from the previous session.  We recommend (but don't require) that you attend the entire series.

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Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 PM Best Ever BBQ Sauces and Dry Rubs with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.

Start this class off with a little blind tasting to determine which flavors most appeal to you.  Then get your hands into using an array of flavors from our Spice Bar to make three sauces and three dry rubs to use on a variety of meats and vegetables on the grill or in the smoker.  Gwen will talk you through her favorite grilling techniques while you are making your rubs and sauces to take home, and we'll have a little beer tasting in honor or Father's Day.

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Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30 PM Women's Night Out: Provençe with Linda Issitt $50

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.

This all-inclusive women's night showcases three wines, each paired to a delicious small plate.  Enjoy good company and a dinner party environment with 3 half glasses of wine and three small plates of food.  Take the recipes home.  Linda is starting us with a Ratatouille Tart with Roasted Onion Garlic Jam, then enjoy Classic Coq au Vin with Garlic Mashed Root Vegetables, and finish with Panna Cotta with Lavender & Honey, each paired with a half glass of wine.  Additional beverages available for purchase.

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Friday, June 24th at 6:30 PM Date Night: Roman Holiday with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $95 per Duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

Grab your partner or BFF and get in here for a delicious night out, Italian-Style!  Help Gwen preparing all the ingredients for a beautiful feast beginning with Classic Tomato Bruschetta.  We are also learning to make a deliciously simple dish of Pasta all Amatriciana (guanciale, tomatoes); Marinated Artichoke Salad; your choice of Veal or Chicken Saltimboca; and a sweet finish of Strawberry Honey Cakes.  We will dine at our communal table with the music playing and the candles lit to make the evening a true Roman Holiday!  (Please note:  Pricing is per duo - select 1 seat when reserving for 2 people - thank you!)

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Sunday, June 26th at 4:00 PM The Ultimate Beef Burger with Chef Christi Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $40

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 event includes a full meal.

We are grilling everything today, including our salad!  Roll up your sleeves and join Christi in the kitchen, where she is showing us how to select the right grind of beef, prepare our patties, and grill them to perfection.  We are choosing from assorted toppings burger-bar style, and enjoying some cold sides with our perfect burger.  Finish with a grilled seasonal fruit dessert.

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Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 PM In the Kitchen with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant $75

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 event includes a full meal.

Join us for this rare opportunity to spend an evening in the kitchen with Chef Keith in an intimate, small group setting. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you gather around the bar and enjoy a cooking lesson with one of Wilmington's favorite chefs.  A first course, entrée, and dessert will be served.

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Sunday, July 3rd at 4:00 PM Sunday Supper: Authentic Curry at Home with Nandini Sharma $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.

Nandini is back with another delicious, authentic Indian meal that you can easily make at home.  Come enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of Roasted Potatoes with Mint, Mango Powder, and Pepper; Nandini's Signature Dish of Shrimp Coconut Curry with Steamed Basmati Rice; and finish with Besan, an Indian Fudge made with Roasted Chick Pea Flour.

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Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table: Lobster Mania! with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch 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.

Chef Keith is all about the lobsters tonight.  He'll share all his tips about cooking and serving whole lobster and lobster tails, and he'll be serving up Lobster Rolls, Stuffed Lobster, and Blueberry Cake, all adorned with local veggies and seasoned to perfection.  Join us!

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Friday, July 8th at 6:30 PM Date Night: Viva la France with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $95 per Duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

The staff is setting the table in elegant Paris style for this delicious meal.  Gwen is starting us with an assortment of French Cheeses, crusty bread, and crackers to nosh on while we are preparing the ingredients for our delicious French dinner.  Our menu includes: Pissaladieres (onion and anchovy tart); a Barigoule (braise) of Summer Vegetables; Bouillabase (Provençal Fish Stew); and a sweet finish of Financiers with Fresh Berries & Cream.  What a lovely way to celebrate Bastille Day!  (Please note:  Pricing is per duo - select 1 seat when reserving for 2 people - thank you!)

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Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 PM Homemade Soba Noodles with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.

Get your hands into making Fresh Buckwheat Soba Noodles.  Enjoy some of the noodles in class which we will serve in a Dashi Broth with a Tsuyu Dipping Sauce.  Take your noodles home to enjoy later.

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Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM World of Wine Part IV of IV 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.

Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can start the advanced class in August.  Join us for Part IV of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Sample an array of wines during each session. (Wine 101)  Each session builds upon the information from the previous session.  We recommend (but don't require) that you attend the entire series.

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Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM Homemade Pickles: Canning and Preserving your Garden's Harvest with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant $45

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 event includes a full meal.

Dean is showing you his favorite Pickling Recipes today.  Get your hands into preserving summer vegetables in a tasty and versatile way, and take home what you make for later enjoyment.  Dean will put some of his pickles to use to make you a light lunch to enjoy in class.

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Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 PM Heirloom Beans - Soup, Salad, Salsa with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.

Gwen is showing you myriad ways to enjoy Heirloom Beans.  Learn to make and Heirloom Bean & Mango Salsa; Heirloom Bean & Sweet Corn Salad;  Indian Spiced Heirloom Beans & Greens; and take a Layered Heirloom Bean Soup Mix home to make later or give as a gift.  Enjoy generous samples of everything in class and take some home.

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Wednesday, July 20th at 6:30 PM Women's Night Out: Southern with Linda Issitt $50

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.

This all-inclusive women's night showcases three wines, each paired to a delicious small plate.  Enjoy good company and a dinner party environment with 3 half glasses of wine and three small plates of food.  Take the recipes home.  Linda is fixing up a classic Southern appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes, a satisfying entree of Shrimp and Grits, and a sweet finish of Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie, each paired with a half glass of wine.  Y'all come!

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Sunday, July 24th at 12:00 PM Knife Skills and Southwest Sunday Brunch with Susan Boyles $45

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 event includes a full meal.

Learn the techniques used in professional kitchens.  We are working with cook's or chef's blades today, learning how to hold, hone, and safely use them to achieve precise cuts to support even cooking - and no injured fingers!  Along the way, we will create our fresh summer brunch menu of Mixed Potato Hash with Poached Eggs and Green Chili Hollandaise; Pulled Pork Tacos with Cotija Cheese and Tomatillo-Red Pepper Relish; Black Bean-Avocado Cantina Salad; and Pineapple-Melon Salad with Chilis and Cilantro.  A delicious lesson!  Please Bring a 6"-8" Cooks or Chef's Knife from Home.

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Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Late Summer Vegetarian $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.

Keith is bringing the best of local, organic produce, legumes, and grains to show you how he creates delicious dishes that are bursting with flavor.  Join us for this delicious plant-based menu that is good for your body and your soul!

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Friday, July 28th at 6:30 PM Paella! Paella! With Chef Christi Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $45

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 enjoying a feast this Friday evening with Chef Christi from PVM!  Start with an authentic tapas nibble, then watch Christi build a classic Valencian Seafood Paella using delicious Spanish flavors like smoked pimenton and saffron.  We'll serve it with a cool, crisp salad, and finish with Stone Fruit in White Wine over Cake.

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Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 PM Super Summer Salsas with Lisa Andree $40

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.

Join Lisa in the kitchen to learn her 3 favorite salsa recipes that will add flavor to any entrée or provide healthy snacks for family and friends.  Make Classic Pico de Gallo, Cucumber Mango, and Straberry Jicama and enjoy them with an assortment of chips with a complimentary Wine-Rita.  Take a 1/2 pint of each salsa home. (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant: Memories of Coastal Summers $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.

Keith grew up here on the coast and has many fond memories of summers with his grandfather on Figure 8 Island and all about town.  Come hear his stories as he strolls down memory lane and enjoy summer Southern classics including Oyster Corn Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, and Sweet Peach Tarts.

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Sunday, August 7th at 2:00 PM Relish Three Ways with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $40

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.

Roll up your sleeves and learn to make this variety of relishes, including:  Italian Giardinara;  Southern Chow Chow; Strawberry Blueberry Relish; and Sweet Corn & Zucchini Relish.  Enjoy samples of everything in class with crackers and other accompaniments, and take a 1/2 pint of each home to enjoy later.

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Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 PM Wine 201 - Part I of IV 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.

This is the advance wine education class we've been promising for over a year!  Mike is condensing his usual six-part series into four parts so we can finish before the holidays.  Join us for Part I of this exploration of wine from the soil up.  Learn about grape varieties, growing conditions, wine making processes, and much more.  Mike is bringing the science for this advanced class - so wake up your inner geek!  Sample an array of wines during each session.

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Friday, August 12th at 6:30 PM Date Night: California Dreamin' with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $95 per duo

This class is designed for couples who want to learn to cook together. Also appropriate for pairs of good friends, and mature parent-sibling duos.
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.

Gwen is showing us how to prepare this fantastic California-inspired menu.  Start with Farm Stand Veggies with Green Goddess and Artichoke Dips to nosh on as we gather.  Then help us prepare the ingredients for:  Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette; Monterey Cioppino; and a sweet finish of a Summer Berry Crisp. (Please note: Price is per duo - please select one seat for two people when reserving. Thank you!)

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Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 PM Awesome Ancient Grains with Chef Gwen Gulliksen $35

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.

Join us for this informative class during which Gwen will show us how to make the best of a selection of Ancient Greens.  Learn to make Forbidden Black Rice Salad with Asparagus, Lemon, Almonds & Goat Cheese; Quinoa Tabbouleh; and Farro with Black Beans, Sweet Corn & Avocado.  Enjoy some in class and take some home for later.

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Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 PM Women's Night Out: Sizzlin' Southwest with Chef Chrsiti Ferretti of Pine Valley Market $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.
Wine is included with this event.

Join us for this all inclusive 3-course evening out that includes wine with every course!  Christi is serving us a family-style meal starting with a delicious Avocado, Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad with a Roasted Garlic Lime Vinaigrette.  For our supper, it's Chicken and Steak Fajitas, grilled to perfection, and served with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Grilled Peppers & Onions, and Cotija Cheese.  We're finishing with Chocolate Pot de Creme that Christi says is super easy to make at home.

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Saturday, August 20th at 11:00 AM Simple Charcuterie at Home with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant $50

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 event includes a full meal.

Today's lesson is all about seasonal cooking and preserving meats.  Dean will teach you the steps of preparing Rillettes and Cured Salmon and serving them with a Salad and a Simple Vinaigrette.  It's delicious eats that will keep for a while in your fridge.  Have lunch; take home your first Charcuterie creation to enjoy later!

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Sunday, August 21st at 4:00 PM Sunday Supper: Clean Eats with Susan Boyles $40

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.

What is meant by "clean" eating?  How do you know if the food you've selected is the best quality?  Isn't a tomato just a tomato?  We will answer these questions and more as Susan serves up locally-sourced delicious foods and shows you some of the visual cues to use when selecting your meats and produce.  Learn how to read a label for what it says and what it doesn't.  We're eating family-style tonight at our communal table starting with a Grilled Organic Veggie Salad with Nature's Way Goat Cheese and a lesson on the Anatomy of a Vinaigrette; Roasted Humble Roots Farm Chicken is the crown jewel of our dinner table tonight, slathered with a delicious Herb Pesto and served with a Dijon Potato Salad and crusty bread for sopping up the plate; and we're finishing with a simple Seasonal Fruit dessert.  This is a great meal to serve family and friends!

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Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM At The Chef's Table with Chef Dean Neff of PinPoint Restaurant: Oysters and Octopus $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.

Dean is talking all about the 'O' tonight. Learn all about mastering the cookery of Oysters and Octopus. Enjoy Oysters with Cucumber Mignonette; Braised Octopus with Carolina Gold Rice Purloo, Watercress, Preserved Lemon, and Toasted Benne Gremolata. Finish with a sweet treat of Gluten-Free Brownies with Roasted Dandelion Root Ice Cream. Join us for this demonstration and delicious dinner with one of our town's best young chefs.

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Saturday, August 27th at 12:00 PM Give (Chick) Peas a Chance with Lisa Andree $45

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.

This is a great class for new vegans and the vegan-curious! From its natural state, to flour, to the brine in the can, we invite you to discover the lowly chickpea and all of the possibilities for delicious eating!  Learn about ways to use the latest craze, Aquafaba; Lisa will show you how to make Chick Pea Crackers with Black Olive Pecan "Caviar" for starters; learn to make Vegan "Crab" Cakes with a lovely Salad; and the final tasty lesson is Blondies made with Chick Peas.  Give Peas a Chance, won't you?  (Vegan/Vegetarian)

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Tuesday, August 30th @ 6:30pm In the Kitchen with Keith Rhodes - $75

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 event includes a full meal.

Join us for this rare opportunity to spend an evening in the kitchen with Chef Keith in an intimate, small group setting. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you gather around the bar and enjoy a cooking lesson with one of Wilmington's favorite chefs.  A first course, entrée, and dessert will be served.

 

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