Memberships are open to all adults for

$15.00 per person

for the 2014 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 Cape Fear Food & Wine Club, Inc.

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, please call 910-256-9488 or stop by The Seasoned Gourmet.


Thurs., Oct. 2nd at 6:30pm A Class-y Event: Louisiana Seafood Festival $35

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 class includes a full meal.

Join us at our communal dinner table and chat with your new Club friends while enjoying a themed meal prepared in front of you.  Part class, part party, all fun!  Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase by the bottle/glass.  Tonight’s menu has us channeling Chefs Prudhomme, Lagasse, and Besh to put the best flavors of New Orleans on your plate!  Start with a Terrine of Tomatoes with Local Herbed Blue Crab; enjoy Seafood Gumbo and Creole Rice flavored with spicy Andouille Sausage and our own Creole Seasoning; and finish with a pile of Beignets and Café au Lait, in the New Orleans tradition.

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Sat., Oct. 4th at 2:00pm DIY Whole Foods Snacks with Susan Boyles $30

This class includes a sampling of the menu items or hors d’oeuvres paired to the wine, as appropriate.
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.

If you have dietary restrictions or just want to eat more natural whole foods, join us to learn a few delicious treats.  Learn to make Raw Sugar Simple Syrup which dissolves into cold beverages instantly, and it’s longer-cooking cousin that is delicious on pancakes and waffles and can be used in place of corn syrup in recipes.  We will use the Raw Sugar Syrup as the sweetener for Gluten-Free Snack Bars with Puffed Rice, Seeds and Dried Fruits and a Gluten-Free Granola.  Susan will show you how to use your blender to make a delicious dairy-free Veggie & Chip Dip in minutes.  All of these delicious snacks are Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS & Celiac Friendly, but they are so delicious anyone will enjoy them!  Enjoy generous samples of all the items prepared.

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Tues., Oct. 7th at 6:30pm At the Chef’s Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch & Phun Restaurants $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 class includes a full meal.

Come to class to spend some up-close time with the man behind the delicious flavors of two of Wilmington’s most beloved restaurants.  Keith will surprise us with his über-fresh menu, as always, so please inform us of any food allergies when reserving so that we might ensure a fun evening for all.

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Sat., Oct. 11th at 12:00pm Sushi Made Simple 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.
Students will participate in making the items listed in today’s menu.
This class includes a full meal.

This class is a favorite of our members, so we are offering it once again!  Linda will prepare a Japanese soup and salad for you to enjoy, then get your hands into rolling three different sushi rolls.  A sweet bite will be served for a finish.  Take your sushi mat and chopsticks home with you.  Menu details to be announced shortly.

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Tues., Oct. 14th at 6:30pm World of Wine Part 2 with Mike Summerlin of Grapevine of NC $10

This is the second in a six-part series designed for those who want to know more about the nitty-gritty details of the wine world, including the vocabulary, grape growing, wine making techniques, aromas, flavor profiles, and everything else that goes into that glass of vino.  Mike is using a systematic approach in which every lesson builds upon the information from the last session. If you’d like to attend all six events, we recommend making reservations now.  Priority will be given to those who have attended previous sessions, taking additional students at future events if space allows.

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Wed., Oct. 15th at 6:30pm le Nouveau Paris $50 with Susan Boyles

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 class includes a full meal.

We are culling the best new presentations of classic French dishes for this fashionable, finger-liking menu.  Start with a beautiful cold plate of Raw Asparagus with Tomatoes & Hard Boiled Eggs with Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette; enjoy a sweet and savory Cheese Course featuring Quick Zucchini Pickles, Local Goat Cheese, Peach-Pecan Chutney, and Rosemary Croutones; Lemon-Thyme Roasted Hens with Pommes Duchess follows; and finish with a warm Vanilla Custard, Grilled Stone Fruits, and Salted Dark Chocolate Sauce. 

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Tues., Oct. 21st at 6:30pm At the Chef’s Table with Chef Kirsten Mitchell of Vittles $45 UPDATED!

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 class includes a full meal.

Inspired by the colors of autumn, Kirsten is starting us with a southern version of a traditional Hawaiian dish with a “Pokē” of fresh Tuna with butternut squash, ginger, basil, and Korean mayo.  Next enjoy a Roasted Beet Salad, Orange Segments, Walnuts, and Goat Lady Goat Cheese, followed by Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fall Hash and Apple Ginger Gastrique.  Finish with NC Apples baked in Puff Pastry and drizzled with Red Wine Caramel Sauce.  It's North Carolina on a plate like only Kirsten can do. We can’t wait!

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Wed., Oct. 29th at 6:30pm Soups & Sammies $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 class includes a full meal.

There is no meal more satisfying for the cool days ahead than soup and sandwiches.  It’s fast and easy for weeknight meals and busy weekends, and everyone enjoys them.  We will show you three soups and sandwich combinations tonight that will hit the spot.  We start off with a quick Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheddar & Provolone Sandwiches.  Next, we are showing you a speedy Chicken Noodle Soup using rotisserie chicken paired with a Grilled Apple, Turkey, Spinach and Havarti Panini.  Finish up with a Shaved Beef Rueben accompanied by Baked Potato Soup.  The soups freeze great for quick dinners anytime!   

 

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Sun., Nov. 2nd at 2:00pm Master It: Homemade Pasta $25

This class includes a sampling of the menu items or hors d’oeuvres paired to the wine, as appropriate.
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.

Back by request, we’re making pasta dough by hand and taking it home to cut as you like for dinner.  In class, we will make linguini and cavatelli and enjoy them with an easy Spinach & Parmesan Pesto. [Vegetarian] 

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Tues., Nov. 4th at 6:30pm Italian Comfort Food with Linda Issitt $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 class includes a full meal.

This easy-to-prepare menu is the best in Italian comfort food, but classy enough to serve to company!  Start with Antipasto Spiedini (skewers of mozzarella, Prosciutto, Genoa salami, black olives, leaf lettuce), enjoy a hearty Baked Chicken Saltimbocca over Creamy Risotto, and finish with a tipsy Limoncello Tiramisu.  Weeknight or weekend, this hearty but simple menu is sure to please! 

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Sun., Nov. 9th at 2:00pm Master It: Yeast Bread Basics $30

This class includes a sampling of the menu items or hors d’oeuvres paired to the wine, as appropriate.
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.

Susan practiced for 2 years on her own before she figured out how to make a decent loaf of bread.  You don’t have to struggle alone!  Once you learn the basic vocabulary, textures, and techniques, you can easily follow any recipe to create the loaves of your choice at home.  Today we are starting with a basic white dough used commonly to make baguettes, which can also be used for pizza.  We are all about the techniques today, so come ready to get your hands and arms into making this dough to take home.  Susan will prepare grilled sandwiches for you to enjoy with some of the finished bread – vegetarian options available.  Join us!  Please bring a 3-4 quart bowl stainless or ceramic bowl with you to class in which to transport your dough.

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Tues., Nov. 11th at 6:30pm World of Wine Part 3 with Mike Summerlin of Grapevine of NC $10

This is the third in a six-part series designed for those who want to know more about the nitty-gritty details of the wine world, including the vocabulary, grape growing, wine making techniques, aromas, flavor profiles, and everything else that goes into that glass of vino.  Mike is using a systematic approach in which every lesson builds upon the information from the last session. If you’d like to attend all six events, we recommend making reservations now.  Priority will be given to those who have attended previous sessions, taking additional students at future events if space allows.  

NOTE:  Remaining 3 sessions in this 6 part series will be on the 2nd Tuesdays of January, February, and March 2015.

 

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Wed., Nov. 12th at 6:30pm At the Chef’s Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch & Phun Restaurants $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 class includes a full meal.

Come to class to spend some up-close time with the man behind the delicious flavors of two of Wilmington’s most beloved restaurants.  Keith will surprise us with his über-fresh menu, as always, so please inform us of any food allergies when reserving so that we might ensure a fun evening for all.

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Thurs., Nov. 20th at 6:30pm A Class-y Event: Thanksgiving Feast $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 class includes a full meal.

Join us at our communal dinner table and chat with your new Club friends while enjoying a themed meal prepared in front of you.  Part class, part party, all fun!  Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase by the bottle/glass.  Tonight’s menu:  We have brined, dry-aged, and put the turkey in the oven to roast, so that you can enjoy it along with Susan’s favorite side dishes.  For a traditional side, learn the secret to the Fluffiest Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes ever.  Enjoy some updated favorites with a Corn Soufflé and a sweet & sour Radish & Green Bean Succotash with Bacon. Finish with a Classic Southern made-from-scratch Roasted Sweet Potato Pie.  This could be your new traditional thanksgiving menu!

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Sat., Nov. 22nd at 2:00pm Master It: Pie Crust with Susan Boyles $25

This class includes a sampling of the menu items or hors d’oeuvres paired to the wine, as appropriate.
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.

No matter what your favorite filling, we all know that the secret to a great pie is the crust!  Bring an 8” or 9” pie plate/pan to class with you so that you can make your pie crust and safely transport it home for filling and baking.  After your hands-on step-by-step lesson, enjoy a piece of Susan’s Classic Key Lime Pie.

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Wed., Dec. 3rd at 6:30pm At the Chef’s Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch & Phun Restaurants $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 class includes a full meal.

Come to class to spend some up-close time with the man behind the delicious flavors of two of Wilmington’s most beloved restaurants.  Keith will surprise us with his über-fresh menu, as always, so please inform us of any food allergies when reserving so that we might ensure a fun evening for all.

 

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Sat., Dec. 6th at 11:00 am Master It: New Old-Fashioned Hard Candies $30

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.

We have found a way to make delicious hard candies without corn syrup or wheat-derived glucose syrup.  Come to class to learn to make these delicious raw cane sugar hard candies with natural flavorings three ways: Glass Candy cracked into pieces and coated in powdered sugar (like grandma used to make); Molded Shaped Candies using silicone trays; and lollipops.  These make wonderful homemade gifts!  We will show you our favorite ways to package them for giving. Take a sampling of the candies home with you.

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Tues., Dec. 9th at 6:30pm Members-Only Holiday Celebration - Free (Members Only - No Guests, Please)

This class includes a sampling of the menu items or hors d’oeuvres paired to the wine, as appropriate.
Only CFFWC Members may attend this event. No guests, please!
The focus of this class is the pairing of our featured wines with food.

Join us for our annual holiday party to celebrate the wrap-up of a great year of food and wine events!  We will be pouring a selection of wines including sparkling, still, and dessert wines, all paired with hors d'oeuvres in our usual style.  This is a cocktail party environment, so wear comfortable shoes and stop in!  

Please call to reserve so that we may have adequate wine and food on hand.  No guests tonight, please!

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Sun., Dec. 14th at 2:00pm Holiday Cookie Exchange FREE (Members Only, Please – No Guests)

Only CFFWC Members may attend this event. No guests, please!

Bring two dozen of your favorite holiday cookies and the recipes to share, and we will brew some coffee and open some wine.  Sample your way through your fellow club member’s favorites and pick up the recipes to add to your collection.  Inspiration and fellowship awaits!  Members only, please – no guests today.

Please bring 2 dozen your cookie for samples; you may bring more than one if you’d like.  Bring copies of your recipes to share, or email them to us here at the store and we will print them for you.  store@theseasonedgourmet.com  

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