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Half-Mile Farm | Hosted Weekend with Sheri Castle
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Half-Mile Farm | Hosted Weekend with Sheri Castle

Vintage Thanksgiving Demo and Tasting


November 1 -3, 2019

Join award-winning, professional food writer and culinary instructor Sheri Castle as she shares some of her best tips on making your next Thanksgiving meal a truly memorable experience. Enjoy a complimentary weekend of tasty events; including a ramped up Social Hour Friday and Saturday, and a special Sunday breakfast. Sheri will spend the weekend sharing some of her favorite Thanksgiving stories and family recipes, including three dressing recipes that you can try:

Grilled Sourdough Dressing with Leeks, Cranberries, Shiitakes and Greens
Soft and Comforting City Dressing
Appalachian-style Cornbread, Apple and Chestnut Dressing

Friday and Saturday Social Hour from 5 - 6 pm with Hors d'Oeuvres
Crisp Cheese Coins, Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly
Gougères with Smoked Ham and Bourbon Spread


Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast Casserole with Smoky Tomato Sauce
Pear and Gingerbread Upside-down Skillet Cake

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Fearrington Cooking School | New Ideas for Thanksgiving Sides and Desserts
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | New Ideas for Thanksgiving Sides and Desserts

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration rethinking Thanksgiving trimmings.

The turkey is a given, so the side dishes and desserts are the sweet spots for fun and creativity. It’s true that friends and families have their Thanksgiving favorites, but there’s always room for a new recipe or two that delivers familiar flavors in inventive ways. Come try a few new dishes that you can serve alongside your go-to’s.

• Fresh Pineapple Relish with Sweet Potato Chips
• Mustard Seed Colcannon Potatoes
• Rustic Grilled Sourdough Dressing
• Haricot Vert and Crisp Pepper Salad
• Cranberry-Pecan Cake with Sorbet and Warm Creamsicle Sauce
• Butterscotch Pumpkin Tart with Maple-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

This class is $95 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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The Inns at St. Albans Cooking School | Holiday Entertaining with Sheri Castle
Nov
22
to Nov 23

The Inns at St. Albans Cooking School | Holiday Entertaining with Sheri Castle

(Friday eve and Saturday day)

From Inns at St. Albans:

Learn the Tricks of Timing:

Do more than survive the holidays, conquer them! Explore new twists on traditional flavors, develop an impressive arsenal of recipes and learn the tricks of timing so that meals come together quickly.  Give yourself a little holiday cheer by making holiday entertaining easy and delicious so that you can enjoy the party just as much as your guests!

A limited number of accommodations are available and will be booked on a first-come basis, payment is due at time of booking. Contact The Inns at St. Albans to arrange for accommodations before purchasing your tickets or, purchase an all-inclusive ticket online and someone will contact you to book the accommodations that best fit your needs.

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Fearrington Cooking School | Holiday Cocktail Party Appetizers
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Holiday Cocktail Party Appetizers

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration on small holiday bites.

• Smoked Salmon on Savory Lemon-Chive Shortbreads
• Deviled Ham Spread with Biscuit Crackers
• Shrimp in Spiced Phyllo with Tomato Jam
• Seared Steak and Chimichurri Crostini

This class is $95 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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Fearrington Cooking School | Dinner Party from the Fall Farmers Market
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Dinner Party from the Fall Farmers Market

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration inspired by the fall farmer’s market.

One of the glories of central North Carolina is that our farmers’ markets remain full and vibrant for most of the year. Some of our favorite ingredients – leafy greens, chunky pumpkins, and fresh apples – are at their peak during the fall harvest season.

In this class Sheri will show you to showcase these ingredients in recipes that add up to an elegant, low-stress dinner party that lets the cook join the party.

• Cured Pork Crostini with Sweet Potato Brandade
• Whole Pumpkin Stuffed with Wild Mushroom and Bacon Bread Pudding
• Mediterranean Style Skillet Greens
• Apple Cider Pound Cake with Cider Caramel Sauce

This class is $95 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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Fearrington Cooking School | A Taste of Spain
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | A Taste of Spain

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration of the sunny Mediterranean flavors of Spain hit the spot during the last days of summer in North Carolina. Some of these recipes and many of the ingredients are familiar, but these versions offer intriguing twists that can rekindle your love for Spanish classics. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

• Green Gazpacho
• Tomato Bread with Serrano Ham
• Seared Shrimp and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Romesco Sauce
• Cream Cheese Flan

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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John C. Campbell Folk School | Fresh Takes on Regional Southern Cooking
Sep
15
to Sep 21

John C. Campbell Folk School | Fresh Takes on Regional Southern Cooking

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From JCCFS:

Join a prolific "Southern Living" cookbook writer to prepare dishes that showcase essential recipes, ingredients, and techniques of Southern cuisine. From soup to nuts, baking to barbeque, learn tricks to put a new spin on traditional favorites, with the realization that authentic Southern cooking is deeply agrarian, seasonal, and resourceful. This lively, fun, and informative class will allow cooks at all levels to learn something new.

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Fearrington Cooking School | Easy and Elegant Make-Ahead Chilled Menu for Hot Days
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Easy and Elegant Make-Ahead Chilled Menu for Hot Days

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking class. A key to appealing summertime meals for entertaining family and friends is to make dishes ahead to stash in the fridge until it’s time to serve and enjoy the meal. These recipes fill that bill beautifully and deliciously.
• Herbed Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Ricotta Salata
• Poached Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing
• Summer Vegetable Potato Salad
• Blackberry Sherbet with Key Lime Shortbread Cookies

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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Fearrington Cooking School | Sunday Dinner from the Garden
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Sunday Dinner from the Garden

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration taking inspiration from the beautiful Fearrington gardens and our local farmer’s markets (plus, perhaps, our own backyard gardens). This menu showcases our summer bounty of fresh produce.
• Pan-Seared Chicken Wrapped in Air-Cured Country Ham with Tomato Beurre Blanc
• Herbed Butterbean and Corn Succotash
• Summer Squash Gratin
• Margarita Pie with Blackberry Compote This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation. This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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Southern Season Cooking School | Sunday Dinner from the Summer Garden
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season Cooking School | Sunday Dinner from the Summer Garden

It’s crazy hot, but the garden and farmers’ markets are bursting with fresh produce. Let’s make the most of it. A great Sunday dinner is welcome any day of the week.

What’s Being Served

  • Summer Squash and Pasta Salad

  • Tomato Biscuits with Basil Butter

  • Ham-Wrapped Skillet Chicken

  • Field Peas, Corn, and Okra in Country Ham Cream

  • Orange Cream Pie with Blackberry Compote

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Fearrington Cooking School | Celebration of Summer Tomatoes with Sheri Castle
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Celebration of Summer Tomatoes with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration celebrating what is arguably the best part of summer: tomatoes! This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

• Chilled Yellow Tomato and Peach Gazpacho
• Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Heirloom Tomato Salad
• Old-Fashioned Southern Tomato Pie

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and delicious food & drink!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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Fearrington Cooking School | Let’s Eat Outside: An Early Summer Supper for the Patios, Porches, and the Pool
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | Let’s Eat Outside: An Early Summer Supper for the Patios, Porches, and the Pool

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring delicious eats that are perfect for al fresco dining. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

• Pan Bagna
• Niҫoise Orzo Salad with Oil-Poached Tuna
• Cornmeal Pound Cake with Peaches, Blackberries, and Sweet Basil Syrup

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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Fearrington Cooking School | A Taste Of Italy for Early Summer
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | A Taste Of Italy for Early Summer

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration of early summer Italian-inspired tastes. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

• Herbed Farro Salad
• Grilled Chicken Panzanella
• Strawberry Tiramisu Trifles

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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Southern Season Cooking School | Primavera: Italian Flavors for the Spring
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season Cooking School | Primavera: Italian Flavors for the Spring

From Southern Season:

An Award-Winning Professional Food Writer, Cook, Recipe Developer, Cooking Instructor, Public Speaker and Raconteur that describes herself to be “fueled by farmers’ markets, excellent bourbon, and the pursuit of the right word.”

Menu: Farro Salad with Herbs and Pistachios; Chicken Cutlets with Prosciutto and Roasted Lemon Sauce; Orzo with Wilted Spinach; Fresh Strawberry Granita and Vanilla Ice Cream with Aged Balsamic; Double Chocolate Biscotti

$65.00

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Inns at St. Albans Cooking Camp | Cooking with Cast Iron
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Inns at St. Albans Cooking Camp | Cooking with Cast Iron

Did you inherit your grandmother’s skillet or invest in a French enameled cast iron oven and now wondering what to do with them? Spend the weekend learning how to care for and cook with cast iron. By the end of the weekend, your cast iron recipe repertoire will expand beyond fried eggs and soups to hearty one-pot dinners, entrees for entertaining, and delicious desserts. 

2-day Culinary Camp with 2-nights accommodations includes: Cooking class Friday evening, Cooking Class all day Saturday. Wine Tasting and heavy appetizers on Friday night, Saturday morning continental breakfast. Saturday lunch buffet, Saturday night dinner (alcohol by consumption) Sunday morning breakfast buffet. 

Saturday Only Cooking Class is from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

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Fearrington Cooking School | An Irish Feast for St. Patrick’s Day
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | An Irish Feast for St. Patrick’s Day

From Fearrington:

Price: $75

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration of Irish favorites. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Corned Beef and Roasted Root Vegetables with Whiskey-Marmalade Glaze

  • Colcannon

  • Chocolate Guinness Decadence

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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Five-Mile Farm | Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Creations
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Five-Mile Farm | Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Creations

From Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, NC:

What could be more Southern than cornbread and buttermilk? And who could create more ways to make, bake, blend, and twist it up than southern-favorite, Award-Winning cookbook author, chef and storyteller, Sheri Castle? We're talking about a full weekend of deliciousness, including...

At Friday Evening Social Hour, an Assortment of Hoecakes topped with:

  • Buttermilk Ricotta and Smoked Trout

  • Pulled Pork Barbecue and Slaw

  • Butter Bean Hummus


Specials at J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern, available all weekend

  • Individual Tamale Skillet Pies

  • Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing, Crisp Bacon, and Black Pepper Cornbread Croutons


Special Breakfast Course
Mango and Buttermilk Smoothies

Afternoon Demo, Discussion, and Degustation

  • Perfect Appalachian skillet cornbread, paired with chilled farmstead buttermilk (Sheri will be bringing some of her family's home-ground heirloom cornmeal)

  • Cornbread Panzanella

  • Cornmeal Pound Cake with Macerated Fruit and Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream and/or Blackberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

As Sheri puts it, she is "fueled by farmer's markets, excellent bourbon and pursuit of the right word," as she connects with everyone around her with clarity, insight and humor.

From breakfast Saturday morning, the experience builds with fun food chats, book signings and a tasty evening social hour.  The Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Weekend with Sheri Castle will delight, amuse and satisfy-both you and your palate!

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The Cottage at Fearrington | Casual Country French with Sheri Castle
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Casual Country French with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Price: $75

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring classic french dishes. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Garlic and Herb Gougeres

  • Classic Beef Bourginon

  • The Apple Lady’s Apple Cake

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Recipes From Your Instapot with Sheri Castle
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Recipes From Your Instapot with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring winter recipes that you can whip up in your instapot. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Chicken with Fluffy Dumplings

  • Yakamein Noodle Bowls

  • Coconut Rice Pudding with Fresh Ambrosia

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

Price: $75

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The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Soups with Sheri Castle
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Soups with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring winter soups to warm you inside and out. This class will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Creamy Chicken and White Bean

  • Light and Luxurious Cabbage Soup

  • Real Skillet Cornbread

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity.

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

Price: $75

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Southern Season | Dinner from the Winter Farmers' Market
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Dinner from the Winter Farmers' Market

From Southern Season:

What is at the Farmer’s Market in Winter and what can I make with it?? Let Chef Castle open your eyes to the possibilities of the winter bounty.

Menu: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts; Mustard Crusted Pork Loin; Two-Potato and Aged Gruyère Gratin; Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw; Pear and Dried Cherry Crisp

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The Cottage at Fearrington | A Cocktail Party
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | A Cocktail Party

It’s the gift that keeps on giving – mastering the art of the cocktail! Join others in a demonstration exploring the method and mindset behind making the best drinks with Watson Fitts, our resident mixologist and bartender at the Fearrington House Restaurant. Enjoy the company of other libation-loving individuals as you learn the ways of mixology over hors d’oeuvres and, obviously, cocktails!

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Cooks Warehouse Cooking Class | Thanksgiving Hits in a Flash
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Cooks Warehouse Cooking Class | Thanksgiving Hits in a Flash

Join cookbook author Sheri Castle in this exciting class featuring recipes from her new cookbook, Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot. Sheri will demystify the pressure cooker and show you just how simple, and safe, it can be! If you've been hoping to learn more about multicookers, today you will learn from the very best. You will make all of your holiday favorites, so you can pull off Thanksgiving with no muss, no fuss. This is entertaining in a flash!

• Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Cream

• Really Good Mashed Potatoes

• Lemony Sweet Potatoes

• Corn Pudding

• Quick Greens with Bacon

• 5-Minute Mac and Cheese

• Pecan Praline Cheesecake

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Southern Season | Holiday Dinner in an Instant
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Holiday Dinner in an Instant

From Southern Season:

Sheri has a brand new cookbook called Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot. In this class, Sheri will share recipes from the book to create a delectble holiday meal, plus poenty of tips and hints on how to get the best results from these marvelous time machines.

Menu: Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Cream; Baked Ham with Bourbon Jus; Lemony Sweet Potatoes; 5-Minute Mac and Cheese; Quick Greens with Toasted Garlic; Pecan Praline Cheesecake

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Southern Season Cooking Class | St. Patrick’s Irish
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season Cooking Class | St. Patrick’s Irish

From Southern Season 

Cookbook author, Sheri Castle has assembled an Emerald Isle inspired menu for you.  Don’t just reserve it for the annual wearing-of-the-green, this is a menu that should be revisited several times a year.  Your Irish eyes will be smiling with a full belly!

Menu:  Irish Brown Bread with Smoked Salmon and Mustard Butter; Creamy Leek Potato Soup; Corned Beef and Roasted Root Vegetables with Whiskey-Marmalade Glaze; Sticky Toffee Pudding with Guinness Ice Cream

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Southern Season | Classic Supper Club Dinner Party
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Classic Supper Club Dinner Party

Looking for new menu ideas for your neighborhood supper club dinner?  Sheri Castle, local award winning culinary storyteller and cookbook author, is here to share some fresh ideas to get your neighbors off their couches and into the club.

Menu: Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad with Honey-Orange Vinaigrette; Braised Cola and Bourbon Brisket; Warm Brussels Sprouts and Leek Slaw with Bacon and Pecans; Cheddar Mashed Potatoes; Salted Caramel Banana Pudding

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