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
Indian Cuisine Cooking Class
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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.
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.5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh. 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.
Learn At Lunch: Fall Dinner Party
Are you looking for some new ideas and menus for your next dinner party? Join Chef Katie Coleman as she shows you new techniques and recipes to make your next party a hit. This is a one-hour class. Noon Nov. 13. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Couples’ Night Out Moroccan Cooking Class
Tonight we will transport you to Moroccoland of bright colors, rich spices and sultry dishes. Class menu posted on website. 6 p.m. Nov. 13. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Bread Class with Foggy Ridge Cider
Learn a lesson in apple cider and seasonal fall breads. Award-winning Foggy Ridge Cider joins Lionel Vatinet in his home kitchen for a cider tasting and bread baking class. 2-5 p.m. Nov. 14. $125. La Farm Bakery, 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary. 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.com.
Join cookbook author and restaurateur Sara Foster for her culinary approach to fall. Be sure to check out her new book, “Foster’s Market Favorites.” 2 p.m. Nov. 15. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Sustainable Thanksgiving Sides
Join Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb, owners of Coon Rock Farms, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions and the Piedmont Restaurant as they share recipes for some of their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. 6 p.m. Nov. 16. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Thanksgiving Sides and Sauces Cooking Class
Tired of serving the same ole green bean casserole and mashed potatoes with lumpy gravy for every holiday meal? With the season of eating upon us, learn how to spice up your holiday table. Class menu posted on website. 6 p.m. Nov. 17. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Do you love Thai food, but never make it at home? This hands-on class is for you. Join Caitlin Burke, Cooking School Instructor, as she guides you through the ingredients and techniques to make great Thai food at home. 5 p.m. Nov. 17. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Riedel Glassware Seminar
Come and see/taste for yourself the difference a glass makes in the taste of your wines. We will have Danny Sanford on hand to lead you through the tasting of four wines and how they are enhanced by the Riedel experience. Each attendee will take home a set of three glasses ($60 value) with the class. 6 p.m. Nov. 18. $60. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Ethiopian Cooking Class
Ethiopian cuisine is one of the world’s best kept secrets. It is a spicy mix of vegetable and lentil stews and slow-simmered meats. Class menu posted on website.6 p.m. Nov. 20. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Food of Mexico: Mixiotes (Cooking In Parchment)
Mixiotes is a simple cooking technique from central Mexico. Traditionally this dish consisted of meat slathered in a cooking sauce and wrapped in maguey leaves. The modern alternative is baking parchment and makes the preparation of mixiotes reminiscent of the French method of cooking en papillote. Join Marcello Villasuso, as he shows how this simple cooking method can be used to prepare delicious meals. 6 p.m. Nov. 21. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Holiday Pies Cooking Class
Don’t let gearing up for the holidays stress you out! Today we will teach you how to make the perfect pie crust and several traditional and not so traditional pies ready for the holiday table. You will even leave with your own homemade pie crust in hand. Class menu posted on website. 1 p.m. Nov. 22. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Share the Pie
More than 30 local bakeries and restaurants have donated pumpkin, pecan and chocolate pies available for purchase. All proceeds go to StepUp Ministry and Alliance Medical Ministry. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Nov. 24-25. $25 for one and $45 for two. Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-832-7535, esumc.org.
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