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Jan
24
Thu
Biscuits, Scones & Shortcake Cooking Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm

Get the low down on making perfect Southern biscuits, shortcake and scones from a true Southern farm girl. This dynamic and fun hands-on class will give you the opportunity to put together your own biscuits, shortcake and scones, making enough to enjoy during class and still have plenty to take home. This class is great for a girls’ night out or a date night! We’ll provide the aprons so no need to worry about getting flour on your clothes – unless you’re like us and just can’t help but get it all everywhere!

This event includes 1 glass of wine + all the biscuits, scones and shortbread you can eat + local cheese, ham, jams, jellies and butter for the biscuits, honey butter for the scones and sugared fruit and whipped cream for the shortcakes. You won’t leave hungry!

Jan
26
Sat
Italian Wine Dinner and Cooking Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm

In this hands-on class, you will be guided through the cuisine of the Italian countryside by chef and wine expert Teresa Fox, whose experience as a chef, restaurant consultant, and sommelier spans over many decades in various venues of the food industry. Each course will also be paired with a fabulous wine from Jay Murrie, of Piedmont Wine Imports. Come join us cook, eat, and drink the cuisine of Italy!

ON THE MENU:
Eggplant Caponata Bruschetta
Braised Fennel in Orange Sauce with Pomegranate Seeds
Osso Buco Alla Milanese
Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

Feb
2
Sat
Krispy Kreme Challenge @ Hillsborough Street
Feb 2 all-day

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a student-run, charity-based race dedicated to supporting the mission of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We strive for a safe and fun event to bring together both the local community and international running scene to compete in a unique challenge of both athletic and gastrointestinal skill.

On February 3rd, 2018, we hosted 5,516 people for the 14th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, where we donated $170,000 to the UNC Children’s Hospital, bringing the cumulative donation to over an impressive $1.5 million. We are now UNC Children’s Hospital’s largest unrestricted donor.

Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower.

Feb
5
Tue
Cookbook Club Cooking Class: Yotam Ottolenghi @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm

Let’s kick off the new year with a Cook Book Club meeting! We will be selecting several recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s stunning new cookbook, SIMPLE. We will use fresh produce from our favorite local farmers and we will dig into Ottolenghi’s signature Mediterranean flavors and enjoy a delicious meal together. All are welcome, and there is no need to own the cookbook to attend – though you are welcome to bring your copy if you have one!

Your ticket includes a glass of wine (additional glasses available for purchase), recipes, and a fabulous meal.

Feb
8
Fri
Kids Crepes Cooking Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm

Treat yourself to a night out out while your kids learn how to make crepes, from savory to sweet. We’ll teach the basic recipe then let the kids loose to make their own creations! We’ll focus on technique and creativity – and make sure no one goes home hungry! We’ll send them home with recipes so they can recreate their masterpieces at home!

Feb
14
Thu
Valentine’s Wine Tasting @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For some of us, Valentine’s is just another Thursday. Whether you’re single, coming with friends, or just need a fun date idea – let’s all hang out at Midway for delicious hors d’oeuvers and a special wine tasting.

Feb
16
Sat
Secrets of Bone Broth Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

Learn the secrets of bone broth and the benefits of eating a real foods diet with Andrea Sapienza, Registered Nurse, Duke Integrative Medicine Trained Health Coach and Whole30 Certified Coach. This informative event will include:

The benefits & “how to” of bone broths
Bone broth demonstration
Each student will take home two samples – 1 pint/each of beef & chicken broth
An intimate discussion of a Real Foods Diet (what it is for you & how to do it)

The first hour will be a demonstration & discussion of bone broth. Andrea will show you how to make incredibly rich & nourishing bone broths while maximizing your food budget and honoring the responsible use of all the nourishment available in food. The second hour will be a discussion/presentation about the real, whole foods Andrea eats and how how to develop a healthy mindset that will help deliver you from an emotional dependence on food. Andrea will also offer bone broth kits for sale during the class.

Feb
21
Thu
Spice it Up! A Cooking Class for Young Chefs @ Main Library
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sharpen your culinary skills and learn some new ones during this cooking class for would-be chefs. Grades 3-5 Call or stop by to register 919-245-2532 to register. Space is limited.

Wines of France Tasting @ La Vita Dolce
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us as we taste our way through French wines. Led by sommelier-in-training, Tyler Morgan, this tasting features seven wines from Bordeaux to Sancerre and beyond. Tyler will provide both technical information and fun stories, and we’ll also provide a variety of cheeses, light bites, and palate-cleansing sorbetto.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased any time at La Vita Dolce or at the door until we sell out (limited space available).

Feb
24
Sun
French Country Wine Dinner @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a very special seated dinner featuring French countryside favorites with chef Phoebe Lawless. Each course will be paired with a new line of French wines from Jay Murrie, of Piedmont Wine Imports.

Mar
1
Fri
Classic French Desserts Cooking Class @ Midway Community Kitchen
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm

The crown jewel of French cuisine is desserts. Many of the world’s most beloved and influential sweets employ techniques and basics that are French in origin. The list is endless, but we’ve compiled a short list to whet your pallet and begging for more!

ON THE MENU
Cherry Clafoutis
Apple Croustade ( flaky apple tart)
Pistachio Financiers

This class will be led by chef and wine expert Teresa Fox, whose experience as a chef, restaurant consultant, and sommelier spans over many decades in various venues of the food industry. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City where she studied under renowned chefs such as Jacques Pepin and Andre Soltner.