Durham Spirits Co. has a series of interesting classes to help prepare for the December holidays. Here is the schedule:
• Gourmet Gifts, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2. The menu includes spiced pecans, pimento cheese biscuits, homemade mustard with herbed crackers; homemade sriracha, salted toffee dark chocolate bark and cocktail bitters.
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• Holiday Macarons, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6. The menu includes French chocolate with chestnut bourbon, snickerdoodle with egg nog, holiday peppermint with bittersweet ganache, pistachio with carameled winter pear, sweet potato with candied pecan jam. A light lunch will be served.
• Holiday Cocktail Party, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6. Menu: crispy prosciutto with pears, bacon gouda fondue, mushroom and gruyere tartlets, roasted persimmons crostini; mini beef Wellington, smoked salmon savory shortbread canapes and homemade marshmallows with chocolate mint sauce.
• Holiday Brunch, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7. The menu includes savory ham and Gruyere stuffed French toast with Mornay sauce, sweet cheese stuffed blintzes with cranberry Cointreau sauce; apple sour cream coffee cake and pimento cheese biscuits.
The classes cost $59 each. The school is at 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. Register for classes online: durhamspiritscompany.com.