Check out our weekly list of food events across the Triangle, including cooking classes, food tours, farmers markets, wine tastings, dinners and more.
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Old Fashioned Supper
Satisfy your appetite and refresh your spirit at Mt. Zion’s Annual Ole Fashion Supper. This is an evening of culinary delights for the entire family. You can feast in our fellowship hall or fix your plate and take it out. Enjoy mouth-watering country cooking including fried chicken, barbeque, ham, chicken and pastry, hot dogs, fat back, streak-o-lean and even chitterlings. Feast on a variety of tasty vegetables including collards, potatoes and green beans. And, delight in homemade hushpuppies and buttered biscuits so light and flaky you’ll be begging for the recipe. Topping it all off will be the legendary Mount Zion dessert table, a delectable display of sweet cakes, melt-in-your mouth pies, and that Southern staple - - banana pudding. It’s Johnston County cooking at its very best! The profits from this fundraiser go to Mount Zion’s Building Fund. Tickets are available ahead of time by calling the church office at 772-8415 and can also be purchased the day of the Ole Fashion Supper. Mount Zion welcomes guests to its fellowship. For additional information, please contact the church office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 3/14, 4-8 p.m. $4-$9; free for children 3 and under. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50, Garner. 919-772-8415, mountzion-umc.org.
Join us for another installment of Cocktails with Gary Crunkleton from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his name. Gary’s wealth of knowledge is amazing and his personality guarantees a fun-filled evening. You’ll learn new ways to entertain with delicious new cocktails and snacks. 3/25, 6-7:30 p.m. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cookbook Signing: Molly Stevens
Come meet Molly Stevens following her cooking class and have her sign copies of her award-winning books, “All About Roasting” and “All About Braising.” 3/24, 6-7 p.m. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Durham Garden Forum: Organic Sustainable Vegetable Gardening
Durham Garden Forum is an informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, which meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. Meet at Doris Duke Center. Topic/instructor: Organic Sustainable Vegetable Gardening with Keith R. Baldwin, Ph.D., farm services coordinator, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. 3/17, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 per meeting for nonmembers; free for Forum members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson Street and Erwin Road, Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Edible Flowers: Food in Bloom With Jennifer Hicks
Jennifer Hicks of the NCMA’s Iris Restaurant shares tips and techniques for incorporating edible flowers into salads, sweets, and sips. Sampling encouraged. This event is part of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s festival of art and flowers. 3/20, 3 p.m. $20 members; $25 nonmembers. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919-839-6262, ncartmuseum.org.
North Carolina Historical Tea
Relive North Carolina history at a tea party with a presentation by Jamie Brummitt from Duke University: “Revolutionary Tea Parties: Women’s History and Tea in North Carolina.” Bring your favorite cup and saucer to enjoy tea and light refreshments with us. Registration is required as space is limited. 3/27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. West Regional Library, 4000 Stephens Drive, Cary. 919-463-8500, wakegov.com/libraries/locations/wrl/Pages/default.aspx.
Sagra delle Salsicce: Raffaldini Winery Grilling Event
Celebrate the delicious culinary delights of Italian Salsicce or sausages and partake in food and fellowship at the winery. Enjoy award-winning Raffaldini wines alongside fresh, grilled sausages. 3/14, 1-3 p.m. $35. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Road, Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.com.
Art in Bloom
Can you identify the floral notes in this selection of five wines? Dare to compare while surrounded by real-life bouquets. This event is part of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s festival of art and flowers. 3/20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included in admission. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919-839-6262, ncartmuseum.org.
Carrboro Wine Tasting
Learn to distinguish all the wonderful flavors in wine. Get your pairing questions answered. Stock your cellar with wine you’ve tasted. 3/13, 3/20, 5-7 p.m. Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Main St. 919-929-0010, weaverstreetmarket.com.
We, of course, LOVE Riesling, but Germany has so much more to offer. With grapes like Silvaner, Dornfelder and Portgeiser, there are guaranteed to be varieties to suit any palate. 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 5-8 p.m. $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com
Spanish Wines of Ease with Andre Tamers of De Maison Selections at Fearrington Village
Explore Spanish wines with the owner and founder of De Maison Selections, Andre Tamers. Andre is one of the foremost experts in Spanish wine in the United States and also imports some of the most amazing wines from that country. Even better, he is located in Chapel Hill! We will taste the wines of Txakoli, Galicia, and Rioja. Includes reception with the winemaker, three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Colin Bedford, and wine pairings by Andre Tamers and Wine Director Maximilian Kast. 3/26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $85. Fearrington Village, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-4000, fearrington.com.
After a long & hectic week, relax and WineAway at Chatham Hill Winery. We stay open till 10pm with live music starting around 7. New Addition: WINE “TAILS” Every second Friday of each month, taste an exciting new wine cocktail; recipes provided. Check our Facebook and website for more details.3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 7 p.m. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Wine 300 at Fearrington
Join Wine Director Maximilian Kast to continue your wine studies by delving deeper into the world of fine wine. We will take a more in-depth look at major wine regions, including soil-types, geography, weather, grape varieties and history. Analyze and taste six different wines in conjunction with the material of the class. Price includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. 3/11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30. Fearrington Village, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-4000, fearrington.com.
Wine Down Wednesdays
Come on out to UnVined for $12 Flights and 1/2 Price Bottles.Come on out to UnVined and create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4 p.m. Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881, unvinedcary.com.
Wine Tasting to Benefit Wine to Water
Attendees will be able to sample over 15 wines from local distributors, as well as Wine To Water’s signature wines, as well as purchase glasses of wine to enjoy on-site and bottles to take home. 3/19, 6:30 p.m. $10. Babylon Restaurant, 309 N. Dawson St., Raleigh. 919-838-8595, babylonraleigh.com.
3/13, noon-5 p.m.; 3/14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3/20, noon-5 p.m.; 3/21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3/27, noon-5 p.m. $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
We have a $5 guided wine flight and a $7 catered dinner by URBANA, and Dj Keith playing smooth house late night, all for $12.3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 8 p.m. Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886, mosaicwinelounge.com.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. 3/14, 9 a.m.-noon. 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com.
3/14, 3/21, 10 a.m.-noon. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org.
3/14, 3/21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh. plantationpointshoppingcenter.com.
Local farmers join other local vendors every Saturday in downtown Wake Forest. 3/14, 3/21, 10 a.m.-noon. Wake Forest Farmers Market, 405 S. Brooks St. 919-556-2284, wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market’s mission is for all people in our community to become educated about and benefit from locally grown food. 3/14, 3/21, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. westernwakefarmersmarket.org/.