Coffee class, shop local bazaar, gluten-free holiday baking and more

Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 10, 2013 

BUSINESS OF LIFE

Learn the craft of home coffee brewing during an upcoming class at Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro.

RON KUENSTLER — Associated Press

Events

Festive Holiday Cocktails

Join Craig, the Little Hen’s own talented mixologist and creator of Crude Bitters and Sodas as he shakes, stirs, and puts his unique twist on these holiday favorites. 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Buy Local Bazaar

Tis the season to eat, drink, be merry, and BUY LOCAL! Kings will be hosting all of your favorite local vendors again this year.6 p.m. Dec. 12. Kings Barcade, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-833-1091. kingsbarcade.com.

Home Brewing/Coffee Tasting

Bring your favorite home brewer or use a provided brew method. We’ll embrace the aromas, taste, ritual, & craft of home coffee brewing.11 a.m. Dec. 14. $15. Carrboro Coffee Roasters, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-968-4760. carrborocoffee.com.

Experience the Cuisine! Chef Gamer Rawat

Tandoori Nights Indian cuisine is a collection of authentic recipes that have been passed down for generations. noon Dec. 14, noon Dec. 15, noon Dec. 21, noon Dec. 22, noon Dec. 28, noon Dec. 29. $12.95. Tandoori Nights, 2503 Forest Hills Road, Wilson. 252-206-5444. www.tandoorinightsnc.com.

Classes

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

Dreaming of holiday sweets that you have missed? Dream no more! Noreen will teach traditional Irish holiday desserts that you will not believe are gluten free. 10 a.m. Dec. 11. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

French Buche de Noel

Personal Chef Carol Colburn demonstrates how to bake and assemble a traditional French Buche de Noel, or chocolate Yule Log Cake.12 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. Express Library Fayetteville Street, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-856-6690.

Festive Holiday Cocktails

6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

The Versatile Vitamix: Vegan

Join Louis as he demonstrates some of the endless variations that our favorite machine can create. Vegan and gluten-free. 10 a.m. Dec. 12. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Uncle Norman’s Christmas Eve Dinner

With your Uncle Norman in mind, Lucindy, Cooking Instructor and Chef Emerita of the Yancey House Restaurant, will present a make-ahead holiday dinner. 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Decadent yet Healthy Holiday Fare

Enjoy some comfort food this holiday season without the added guilt.11 a.m. Dec. 13. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Drinks & Eats with Jennifer

Instead of entertaining at home, gather your friends and bring them to Whisk. Let us be your hosts while you drink, eat, and learn. 2 hour class.6:15 p.m. Dec. 13. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

A Taste of India: Vegan and Gluten-Free cooking class

Join former owner of Saffron Indian restaurant to learn how to cleverly work with a variety of Indian spices and make the restaurant favorite chana masala and a vegetable curry.11 a.m. Dec. 14. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.

Latin Holiday Party

Sandra Guiterrez celebrates the holiday season with some of the fun Latin American recipes from her latest cookbook "Latin American Street Food.” 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Mastering Fish

Intimidated by the thought of preparing fish, but would like to eat more of it? Let Chef Rusty guide you through some simple preparations.1 p.m. Dec. 15. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com

Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres

We can all use some fresh new ideas for this season’s festivities to kick our holiday parties up a notch!2 p.m. Dec. 15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Mediterranean Favorites from Moosewood

Join David Hirsch as he demonstrates Mediterranean dinner a la Moosewood Restaurant. All the recipes for this class are from the newly published "Moosewood Restaurant Favorites.” 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Elegant Entertaining For The Holidays

Join Chef Michael and Chef George of Mateo in Durham as he shows you how to dazzle your guests with spectacular finger foods, both savory and sweet.6:15 p.m. Dec. 16. $69. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com

Pan-Asian Flavors From Moosewood

Moosewood Restaurant cuisine is so versatile and creative, it can be adapted to numerous cultural themes. David Hirsch returns with recipes from the latest Moosewood cooperative book6 p.m. Dec. 17. $55. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Farmers Markets

The Saturday Market

9:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452. thesaturdaymarket.us.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

10 a.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 10 a.m. Jan. 4, 10 a.m. Jan. 11, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Jan. 25. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.

Food Tours

Chapel Hill / Carrboro Walking Food Tour

11 a.m. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Dec. 21, 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 3 p.m. Dec. 28. $45 - $65. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.

Durham Walking Food Tour

1:45 p.m. Dec. 14, 2:45 p.m. Dec. 14, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 2:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 2:45 p.m. Dec. 28. $50-$65. Meet at the Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.

Hillsborough Walking Food Tour

11 a.m. Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Dec. 28. $45. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.

Raleigh Walking Tour

1:45 p.m. Dec. 13, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 14, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 3:15 p.m. Dec. 21, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 27. $50-$65. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.

Raleigh Walking Food Tour

2:30 p.m. Dec. 14. $35 (plus $2.50 service charge). Jose and Sons Bar and Kitchen, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com.

Wine Tastings

Wine Down Wednesday

11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22. James Joyce Irish Pub, 912 W. Main St., Durham. 919-683-3022. jamesjoyceirishpub.com.

Capri Restaurant Wine Tasting Dinner

Join us at Capri Restaurant for our monthly wine tasting dinner. This event is held the third Wednesday of every month featuring five courses paired with five wines.7 p.m. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. March 19. 50. Capri Restaurant, 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-741-9548. caprirest.com.

Wines for Your Holiday Feast

Join us this evening for a selection of wines that are perfect for your holiday feast. Tickets: $15, 5-8pm, upstairs in the Cooking School. Register in-person at the Wine Bar 5 p.m. Dec. 20. $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. southernseason.com.

Cloer Family Vineyard Wine Tastings

Noon Dec. 13, 11 a.m. Dec. 14, noon Dec. 20, 11 a.m. Dec. 21, noon Dec. 27, 11 a.m. Dec. 28. $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760. www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com.

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