Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Be sure to check out our list of upcoming church suppers across the Triangle until the end of the year: http://goo.gl/zfAuxs
Fall Soups & Stews Cooking Class
Cooler weather is on the way. Time to curl up by the fire with a hearty stew. In this class, learn to make several soups and stews inspired by the cool weather and fall garden. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Dinner
The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the Carolina’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, is kicking off the competition for the annual Battle of Champions series. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 28. Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. 919-571-8773, competitiondining.com.
Late Fall From The Farmers’ Market
Just as the weather starts to cool down we think of delicious fall foods. Join Sheri Castle, cookbook author, food writer and culinary instructor, for this delicious review of what is fresh and seasonal in the late fall farmer’s market. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Learn At Lunch: Soups & Stews
Join Chef Katie Coleman to learn some new techniques and taste new soup and stew recipes. These recipes will be wonderful for family and friends or just a quiet winter night. Noon Oct. 30. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Raleigh First Presbyterian Church BBQ Fundraiser
Menu: Barbecue. slaw, potato salad, hushpuppies and pork skins, dessert and tea. Eat in or takeout. $9. Deliveries available in downtown area for advance large orders. Plus, the church is hosting a casserole and bake sale and silent auction as well. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30. Raleigh First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, 919-821-5750, fpcraleigh.org.
Teens Pumpkin Fest
Do you have a teen age 12-16 who is interested in cooking? This class is for them. Chef Gwen will lead then through new cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes for a full meal sure to impress. 10 a.m. Oct. 31. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Chatham Hunger Walk 2015
Walk a three-mile route and help CORA feed the hungry. 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Pittsboro Elementary School, 375 Pittsboro Elementary School Rd, Pittsboro. 919-542-3987.
Caique Vidal & Batuque
This event is a gathering of more than 50 food trucks, local craft beer and live music. Afro-Brazilian band Caique Vidal & Batuque perform. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org.
Wild Game Dinner
Chef James Clark specializes in sustainable dining by serving locally grown, farm-to-table seafood, meats and vegetables. His individual style is inspired by local Southern influences infused with modern techniques. Join Chef Clark for new recipes and his personal Southern take on a wild game dinner. 6 p.m. Nov. 3. $25. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Put the Lime in the Coconut
Whether or not you can put a lime in it won’t matter as long as you enjoy the taste of coconut. Sandra Gutierrez will feature coconut in this fun and delicious menu that showcases the sweet and savory ways Latin Americans cook with the largest nut in the world. 6 p.m. Nov. 4. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Not Your Grandma’s Gefilte Fish
Emma Laperruque is a food journalist and nocturnal baker at Scratch in Durham. In her family, flipping matzo brei is a life skill and latkes mark the most wonderful time of the year. 6 p.m. Nov. 5. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
This event features a homebrew contest. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7. $10. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Gourmet Gifts Cooking Class
This holiday season, give a gift from the heart (or from the kitchen!). In this class we will prepare gifts that are delicious! Menu includes: Spiced Pecans, Pimento Cheese Biscuits, Whiskey Marmalade with Herbed Crackers; Beer Cheese and Homemade Pretzels; Salted Bourbon Caramels; Cocktail Garnishes, and more. 1 p.m. Nov. 8. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Indian Cuisine Cooking Class
Indian cuisine can be intimidating to make, with a list of spices a mile long and all the different types of variations on dishes, so it is hard to know what to do in the kitchen. In this class students will discuss common Indian ingredients and the differences between all different types of curries. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Super Easy Whole Grains All Day
If you want to eat more healthfully, one of the simplest changes to make is choosing whole grains. Come learn more from Robin Asbell. From her new book, “The Whole Grain Promise,” she will teach you family-friendly dishes that will fit in at every meal of your day. 6 p.m. Nov. 9. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cooking Matters at the Store
Participate in a free guided grocery store tour where you’ll learn skills for buying healthy foods on a budget. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. Food Lion, 3500 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 919-220-7651.
11th Annual Stone Soup Supper
There’s never been a more delicious way to help neighbors in need! Urban Ministries of Wake County invites the community to its eleventh Annual Stone Soup Supper at the Talley Center at N.C. State University. Proceeds support Urban Ministries’ programs to alleviate and eliminate poverty in Wake County. For a donation of $25, each guest receives one piece of hand-made pottery donated by the Triangle Potters Guild and the chance to participate in the Souperior Chef competition, including tasting artisan soup recipes from some of Wake County’s best chefs. Soup-To-Go will be available for $10 per quart. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh. www.urbanmin.org/stone-soup-2015.
Bread Class: Grain Series with Wren’s Abruzzi Rye
German certified master bread baker Harry Peemoller joins La Farm Bakery’s Lionel Vatinet to make German bread with locally-grown and milled heirloom flour, Wren’s Abruzzi Rye. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $85. La Farm Bakery, 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary. 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.com.
Couples’ Night Out Moroccan Cooking Class
Tonight we will transport you to Moroccoland of bright colors, rich spices, and sultry dishes. Menu includes: B’stilla: a Sweet and Savory Chicken Pastry, Herbed Carrot Charmula Salad, Chickpea Soup with Harissa, Lamb and Sweet Potato Tagine, Homemade Cous Cous, Moroccan Mint Tea, and a Signature Cocktail. 6 p.m. Nov. 13. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Raleigh Food Tours
Talk with chefs and owners serving innovative ethnic and Southern cuisine, with an emphasis on local products. 1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $50-$65. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775, tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina Chapel Hill/Carrboro Tours
The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and beer and coffee tastings and demonstrations. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. Saturdays. $50-$65. Open Eye Cafe, 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410, tastecarolina.net
Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour
On the Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour, meet bar owners, bartenders and industry experts at four downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. 4-7 p.m. Saturdays. $48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails). Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-227-3370, tobaccoroadtours.com
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Saturdays. $56.95. Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Dr., Durham. 919-941-6200, nando.com/2da
Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
Learn about Raleigh’s ghosts and visit three of the city’s hottest bars and pubs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-832-5714.
Takeover Tuesday at the Berkeley
Takeover Tuesdays give local food truck chefs the opportunity to operate as a brick-and-mortar restaurant without all of the usual commitment. Each chef will have full access to the kitchen along with the freedom to create the food of their choosing. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-828-9190, berkeleycafe.net.
Raleigh Tour & Local Brewery Tasting
Buzz ’n Go: Raleigh Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting is the best way to discover Raleigh’s incredible sights and historical attractions 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. $59. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh.
Wine and beer tastings
Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge
8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886, mosaicwinelounge.com
5-8 p.m. Fridays, $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com
Relax at Chatham Hill Winery with live music and games. 7-10 p.m. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Cloer Family Vineyards
Noon-5 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com
Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Drive, Durham. wineauthorities.com