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
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Imagine yourself sitting in a small restaurant on one of the beautiful Greek islands. Cooking instructor Sheri Castle discover the foods, cooking techniques and recipes of Greece. 6 p.m. Sept. 17. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Learn at Lunch: Tale of Two Scones
Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company will show you the secret to perfect scones from both sides of the pond. Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 18. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cooking from the Garden: Fresh Autumn Salads
The season is abundant with bounty from the garden! Learn how to use that produce in this class series. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. $25; $20 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Food of Mexico: Chiles Rellenos
Join popular food expert Marcelo Villasuso and take a culinary tour through the most creative dishes in Mexican cuisine. 6 p.m. Sept. 19. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
An Artisanal Cheese & Craft Beer Festival
This festival celebrates local, artisanal cheese producers, craft breweries and the natural and delicious pairing of cheese and beer. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19. $25. Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-0010, weaverstreetmarket.com.
Mastering Knife Skills
Sharpen your knife skills by learning classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance and knife safety. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 19. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Girl Scout Cookie Workshop
In this hands-on class, kids will be mixing, shaping, and baking their absolute favorites including Thin mints, Samoa macaroons, and Tagalongs. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 20. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Thinking Ahead: New Recipes for Fall
This class takes a new look at traditional favorites that are sure to impress guests and family alike when leaves begin to fall. 2 p.m. Sept. 20. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Hands-on Dim Sum Cooking Class
Dim Sum literally translates to “to touch the heart.” Discuss traditional ingredients and cooking techniques while creating Cantonese Dim Sum dishes. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 20. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
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. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-821-0777, berkeleycafe.net.
Raleigh Gourmet Food Tours
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 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
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
Simple to Stunning Shrimp
You will learn the tips for purchasing, storing, cleaning cooking perfect shrimp, baked, broiled, poached or sauteed and build three recipes from the basic saute technique. 6 p.m. Sept. 22. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Hands-on Indian Cuisine Cooking Class
Indian cuisine can be intimidating with a list of spices a mile long and all the different types of variations on dishes. Students will learn common Indian ingredients and the differences between all different types of curries. 6 -8 p.m. Sept. 23. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Creme de la Crepes Workshop
Learn to make fool-proof batter, flip like a professional and master a variety of folds as you load your creations with seasonal fillings. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 24. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Tea Pairing: A 3-Course Meal
This learn-at-lunch will feature a three-course lunch, each course paired with a tea, and students will discuss what makes a successful pairing. Tea will also be featured in the recipes. Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 25. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering
Enjoy a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Guests meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse. 6:45-8:15 p.m. Sept. 25. $40; $30 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
BBQ, Blues & Brews
This fundraising event is Fuquay-Varina’s way of supporting the International Bluegrass Festival and see who makes the best barbecue in Fuquay-Varina. Competitions and great music will be offered on Broad Street. Guests are encouraged to visit all Varina breweries and bars. 3-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. Downtown Fuquay-Varina, 201 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0848, fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Parlor
It’s time to roll, shape, top, and bake your own homemade pizza, garlic knots, and brownie dessert pizza. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
This is the cooking class you never thought you needed but do. It will elevate your egg awareness and may for the first time allow you to cook and taste eggs as they are meant to be. 11 a.m. Sept. 26. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Chatham Hill’s annual Harvest Festival offers the chance to stomp grapes, sample wines that are still in the process of fermenting and many more fun activities. Enjoy food trucks and live music. Sept. 26. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Amazing Pepper Festival
Enjoy food from more than 50 local chefs, brewers and distillers: pepper pulled pork, “shishito” apple butter, tobago kombucha and Anaheim ale. Enjoy live music as well as a children’s area featuring crafts, giant bubbles, workshops, a hands-on science show and even a pepper pinata. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 27. $25 advance, $35 day of event; free for children 12 and under. Briar Chapel, 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill. 919-951-0700, briarchapelnc.com.
Sweet Potatoes: Know your Roots
April McGreger, a sweet potato farmer’s daughter and author of “,”Sweet Potatoes: A Savor the South Cookbook,” will show you how to incorporate more of North Carolina’s delicious and nutritious state vegetable into your everyday cooking. 2 p.m. Sept. 27. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Entertaining Elements: One Pan Wonders
This class is a must for people who enjoy entertaining at home and spending time with their guests. You will learn to make flavorful meals that require only one pan for preparation (and minimal clean-up for you). 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
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
Wine Down Wednesdays
Create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881, unvinedcary.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. Aug. 28. 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
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex, apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs, goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh, northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh, rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village, fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro, pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City, silercityfarmersmarket.com
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.com
South Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square), cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford, goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85), hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/