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
Riedel Glassware Seminar
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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.
Exploring Scotch Whisky
Learn to enjoy and appreciate the finer points of Scotch. Whether you are a single malt, single grain or a blend drinker, instructor will walk you through the finer points of scotch whisky. 6 p.m. Nov. 19. $40. 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. 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