Walkers Shortbread Tasting with Santa
Stop in December 19 & 20 from 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m. to sample buttery shortbread from Walkers while visiting with Santa. 11 a.m. Dec. 20. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=store&id=8437.
Weathervane’s Pancake Breakfast
Set your alarms for Weathervane’s $5 Pancake Breakfast happening every Saturday from 7-10 a.m. Each week will feature a new "Pancake of the Week.” 7 a.m. Dec. 21. $5. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=restaurant&id=8470.
Wines for Your Holiday Feast
Join us this evening for a selection of wines that are perfect for your holiday feast. Register in-person at the Wine Bar. 5 p.m. Dec. 20. $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=store&id=7252.
Easy Entertaining with Food and Wine
Elizabeth, Wine Manager, and Caitlin, Cooking School Supervisor, team up again for a food and wine experience. 6 p.m. Dec. 21. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=cooking-school&id=7272.
Are you looking for new holiday cookie ideas? Look no further as Caitlin, Cooking School Supervisor, has compiled some of her favorites. 5 p.m. Dec. 19. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Cookies
Come learn techniques for making gift quality cookies with our Cooking School Staff. We will pop popcorn and enjoy some rich hot chocolate, as we decorate holiday shaped cookies. 12 p.m. Dec. 23. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=cooking-school&id=7220.
Join us for an afternoon of cooking and socializing with Katie, Chef/ owner of Durham Spirits Company. She will guide us through an easy to prepare selection of starters. 1 p.m. Dec. 21. $45. Weathervane at Southern Season, University Mall 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=cooking-school&id=7229.
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. 20. $20. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.
Foundations of Cooking: Sauces
Now that you know the foundational skills of stock preparation, it is time to move on to art of basic sauce making. 11 a.m. Dec. 21. $69. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.
Foundations of Cooking: Stocks
A Skill Building cooking class taught by Chef Rusty Nicholas of The Chef’s Academy. This is part I of a II part foundational skills series. 6:15 p.m. Dec. 19. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.
Holiday Cooking With Kids!
Holiday break is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time cooking with your kids in the kitchen. fo 4:15 p.m. Dec. 18. $39. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. 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. www.tastecarolina.com.
Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants and more. 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. www.tastecarolina.com
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 3:15 p.m. Dec. 21, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 4 p.m. Dec. 28, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 3. $50-$65. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com
Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. 11 a.m. Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Dec. 28. $45. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com
The Saturday Market
The Saturday Market features local produce, eggs, handmade goods, crafts, baked goods and specialty foods with a good helping of local color. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452. www.thesaturdaymarket.us.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
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, 10 a.m. Feb. 1. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
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.
Join us for a casual wine tasting featuring two wines poured by hostesses with wine industry professionals on hand to answere questions. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Free. Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar, 1080 Darrington Drive, Cary. 919-459-5875. deansseafoodgrill.com.
Daily Wine Tastings 12 p.m. Dec. 20, 12 p.m. Dec. 27. 11 a.m. Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Dec. 28. $5/person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760. www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com.