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!




Tuesday, June 26th @ 6:30 PM Summer Soiree Food and Wine Pairing with Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant $100

This class includes a generous sampling of the menu items prepared in class
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 evening we want to welcome guests to a very special wine pairing dinner with Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant.  The summer soiree will begin with stationed appetizers.  We will then move to the dining room for a demonstration on creating beautiful,colorful, smooth sauces.  A decadent dinner with perfectly paired wines will follow.  The menu will be:

 

 Starters...

NC Siberian Sturgeon caviar on buckwheat blinis with chive, crème fraiche, and pickled red onion.

 Local Stones Bay oysters with tomato, cucumber, and yuzu

 Crispy chicken thighs wrapped in lettuce with honey, chilis, and toasted benne seeds

 

 

 

Plating canapés…

Rabbit rillettes on buttered toasts with purple cabbage puree, mustard, and radish

Cured tuna crudo on benne crackers with fingerlime, beech mushrooms, radish, black garlic aioli, and cucumbers

Shaved Border Springs lamb leg tartines with butterbean hummus, watercress, feta, and toasted hazelnuts

 Shiso-wrapped black grouper with potato confit, local shellfish

and sherry chowder, and herb-preserved lemon salad

 

Dessert....
Chocolate trifles with roasted dandelion root cream, cocoa nibs, and dulce de leche



We are excited to introduce guests to some new wines at this event.  Seating will be limited to 24 guests.  Please reserve your seats early.  Come join us for a spectacular event!


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Sunday, July 8th 1-3 PM Blackberry Day with Annemarie! $55

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.

This afternoon, guests will be incorporating Lewis Farm local Blackberries to create a delicious meal!  The menu for the afternoon:

Fresh Greens with Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette
Blackberry Chicken
Lewis Farm Ice Cream with Blackberry Sauce



Capacity: 16 Guests

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July 9th-12th | 1-4 pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 2

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.




Pricing
 
 
 
$5 Temporary Membership Fee (In parent’s name)
 
 
 
$150 per week
 
 
 
 
 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 12.


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Tuesday, July 10th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant$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.

Chef Keith Rhodes from Catch Restaurant is back with us this evening for his third summer visit.  Chef Rhodes always presents guests with an amazing dinner.  These classes fill quickly so be sure to reserve early!  Menu details coming soon.


Capacity: 30 Guests

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Friday, July 13th @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Pairing Dinner Series with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: Lesser Known French Wines $60

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 Gulliksen and wine expert Mike Summerlin are returning this summer with their monthly Wine Pairing Dinners.  The theme of this evening will be Lesser Known Wines of France.  The menu for the evening will be:

Nibbles: Salmon & Dill Rillettes with Peppered Water Crackers

1st: Salad Lyonnaise escarole, bacon, poached egg

2nd: Chicken Basquiase with Garlic Confit Toast braised chicken with sweet peppers & espillete

3rd: Summer Fruit Brulee with Sable Breton ripe summer fruit with sabayonne & butter cookies





Capacity: 20 Guests

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Sunday, July 15th from 11-1 Kid's Cooking Class with Ashley: Beef Wellington & Fancy Salads - $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.

Come learn how to make delicious beef wellington. From the dough, to the beef, kids will learn how to cook it all... AND they will learn how to make a delicious and fancy salad to go along with it! Yum!

Capacity 12

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Tuesday, July 17th @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Series, Session III 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.
Wine is included with this event.

Welcome to Session III of our Summer Wine Education Series with wine expert,  Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.  Please keep in mind, Mike's classes encompass different concepts each time, so you don't have to attend a previous class to enjoy the evening!



Capacity: 16 Guests

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Wednesday, July 18th @ 6:30 PM Wednesday is Italian Day with Annemarie!! $55

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 evening's dinner will begin with Crab Crostini with Lemon and Herbs.  The main entree will be beautiful Pork Medallions bathed in a Mushroom Marsala Sauce.  Dessert will be Italian Lemon Cupcakes with Sweet Ricotta Cheese!  As always, wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.



Capacity: 16 Guests

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Sunday, July 22nd @ 4PM Crepes Two Ways with Susan Dietsch $60

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.
This class includes food to go.

Hands-On Delicious:

 

Susan Dietsch is returning to CFFWC to share her insights, tips, and techniques for making deliciously simple meals using locally-sourced ingredients. Join her for good food and kitchen inspiration!

 Today is all about crepes!!!

Get a hands-on lesson in crepe-making! We will discuss technique, experiment with various pans, and then practice making crepes. A savory crepe stuffed with an easy local crab salad and topped with quick blender Hollandaise sauce makes a light dinner, with a 20-Layer Crepe Cake filled with almond crème and topped with Susan’s homemade strawberry ginger sauce for desert. Take a jar of the sauce home to enjoy. (Traditional and gluten-free crepes will be made).

 

 

 

 Capacity: 20 Guests

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July 23rd-26th | 1-4pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 3

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.




Pricing

 
 $5 Membership Fee (In parent’s name)

 
 $150 per week

 
 
 
 
 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 12.
 

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Tuesday, July 24th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant $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.

Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant will be joining us this evening.  We are grateful to have him.  Chef Dean's classes are always in high demand and fill quickly.  Keep an eye out for menu updates soon to come!





Capacity: 28 Guests

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Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Sam Cahoon of Savorez $55

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 Sam Cahoon of Savorez will be joining us this evening. Experience his twist on Panamanian flavors! Keep an eye out for menu updates soon to come!



Capacity: 28 Guests

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Saturday, July 28th 11-1 then dinner 6:30 PM Homemade Marinara, Meatballs and Sausage with Annemarie! Sauce in morning, simmer, dinner at night! $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.
This class includes food to go.

Chef Annemarie will be teaching guests her secret recipe for the perfect Marinara Sauce today.  This class will require a hands-on morning session from 11-1,  actually making the sauce, meatballs and sausage.  After guests have finished the sauce, they can leave it in Annemarie's care to simmer away for the day.  Guests will return that evening at 6:30 for a wonderful dinner.  Annemarie will begin with a Traditional Caprese Salad.  The entree will of course will be the sauce, meatballs and sausage over pasta.  Dessert to finish the evening will be Lemon Ricotta Cake with Fresh Fruit and Mascarpone Whipped Cream.  All guests will take home a jar of their own sauce.  Seats will fill quickly, save your spot!



Capacity: 20 Guests

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Sunday, July 29th from 5-7 Kid's Cooking Class with Julia- Peach Pies $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.

Baking Day! Come learn how to make the perfect peach pie with Chef Julia! Perfect for Summer!

Capacity 12

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Sunday, July 29th 12-2 PM Homemade Ravioli with Julia Castellano and Isabella Gano $55

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.

Julia and Isabella are back with us.  They had a wonderfully successful class focusing on making your own pasta.  Today they will be teaching guests how to make their own beautiful and delicious Ravioli!  Specific menu details will follow soon.  There is limited seating as this is a very hands-on class.  Book soon!



Capacity: 12 Guests
 

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Friday, August 3rd @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Pairing Dinner Series with Gwen Gulliksen and Mike Summerlin: Lesser Known Italian Wines $60

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 Gulliksen and wine expert Mike Summerlin are returning this summer with their monthly Wine Pairing Dinners.  The theme of this evening will be Lesser Known Wines of Italy.  The menu for the evening will be:

Nibbles: Capanata Crostini sweet & sour Siclian "ratatouille"

1st: Heirloom Tomato Caprese with Balsamic Gastrique tomato, basil & fresh mozzarella

2nd: Red Wine Braised Pork Loin with Fennel & Olives with Pesto Linguini

3rd: Peach Tiramisu with Lemon Cream & Toasted Pistachios



Capacity: 20 Guests

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Saturday, August 4th @ 6:30 PM At the Chef's Table with Chef Nandini Sharma! $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.

Guest Chef Nandini Sharma is back for her Summer visit! Her specialty is Indian Cuisine.  We are delighted to have Nandini with us.  Her food is always amazing!  Keep an eye out for menu details coming soon.  Remember to book early as her classes are always in high demand. Here are pictures from a recent visit.










Capacity: 28 Guests

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Sunday, August 5th 1-3 PM Peach Day with Annemarie! $55

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 afternoon, Chef Annemarie Clark will make an amazing dinner utilizing beautiful peaches.  The dinner will begin with a Green Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese and Mint Vinaigrette.  The main course will be Peach Mustard Glazed Pork Loin with Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin and Dessert will be.....Peach Cobbler.  Magnificent!



Capacity:16 Guests

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August 6th-9th | 1-4 pm Kid's Cooking Camp Week 4

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.




Pricing

 
 
 
 $5  Temporary Membership Fee (In parent’s name)

 
 
 
 $150 per week

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will contact you for additional info such as child's name, age, and allergies.
Capacity 12.

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Tuesday, August 7th @ 6:30 PM Summer Wine Series, Session 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.
Wine is included with this event.

Welcome to the final Session  of our Summer Wine Education Series with wine expert,  Mike Summerlin of Port City Wine Education.  Please keep in mind, Mike's classes encompass different concepts each time, so you don't have to attend a previous class to enjoy the evening!



Capacity: 16 Guests

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Thursday, August 16th @ 6:30 PM Seaside Sear with Susan Dietsch $60

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.

HANDS-ON DELICIOUS:

 

Susan Dietsch is returning to CFFWC to share her insights, tips, and techniques for making deliciously simple meals using locally-sourced ingredients. Join her for good food and kitchen inspiration!

 

The best way to learn to cook fish is to have a hands-on lesson, and today you will! Susan will serve you some of her favorite semi-homemade snacks, such as Cold-Smoked Norwegian Salmon with Almond Milk Chive Cream Cheese on Seed Crackers, while she demonstrates the technique for searing your fish and prepares the sides. Then try your hand at searing your fish, which we will serve atop Tri-Color Quinoa with Seasonal Greens and Saffron Aioli. Enjoy Fresh Fruit with Vanilla Coconut Cream and Toasted Almonds for dessert.



Please inform us of your dietary restrictions or allergies when reserving so that we can accommodate them.

Capacity: 16 Guests

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Sunday, August 19th from 11-1 Kid's Baking Championship with Ashley - Cornbread $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.

It's time for another baking championship! Learn how to make the best loaf of cornbread and add your own flavors, herbs, and spices, The judges will pick the best of the best and prizes will be given!

Capacity 12

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Wednesday, August 22nd @ 6:30 PM Wednesday is Italian Day with Annemarie !$55

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 evening, Annemarie will finish the summer season with a wonderful dinner.  The dinner will begin with Boursin Cheese and Mushroom Bruschetta.  The main course will be Shrimp and Gnocchi with a Garlic - Parmesan Cream Sauce.  Dessert will be Tiramisu Cheesecake!  Decadent!



Capacity: 16 Guests

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Sunday, August 26th from 5-7 Kids' Cooking class with Julia - Ice Cream & Sundaes $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.

Master the art of homemade ice cream making with Chef Julia. Afterwards, turn your ice cream into Sundaes!

Capacity 12

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Sunday, August 26th from 12-2 PM All about Gnocchi with Julia Castellano and Isabella Gano $55

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.

Julia and Isabella will finish off our summer session by making homemade Gnocchi.  Guests will enjoy a very interactive class in which they will make and eat their own traditional Gnocchi as well as Sweet Potato Gnocchi.  A full menu with sauces, accoutrements etc.,  will soon follow.  Gnocchi- making is a wonderful skill to master as we head into the Fall season.  There are 12 seats for this class.  As always, register early to save your spot!



Capacity: 12 Guests

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