Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
What To Do With Tofu Cooking Class
Are you perplexed by tofu? Do you find it boring? Let Caitlin take the mystery out of this versatile protein and show you the many delicious ways it can be prepared. 6 p.m. Jan. 20. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
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Winter Main Dish Soups Class
An instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience, Amanda Cushman shares her recipes for perfect winter soups. 6 p.m. Jan. 21. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Brews n’ Stews
Meet local brewers including Fullsteam, Duck Rabbit, Raleigh Brewing Company and Red Oak, while sampling locally-sourced food selections from Executive Chef Bo Peterson. Plan to mingle throughout the restaurant and celebrate these exciting local breweries while enjoying a selection of wintery stews perfect for a cold evening. 7 p.m. Jan. 23. $29. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cooking from the Garden: Warm Winter Soups
The season is abundant with bounty from the garden! Learn how to use that produce in this class series. A cold winter day is always improved by a warm bowl of soup. In this class, Instructor Katie Coleman, will introduce you to four winter soups (some vegetarian). You will receive the recipes for all four soups and sample each of the soups in class. Katie brings many years of experience as a chef, and great skill at teaching people how to cook. Join us for one class, or the entire series. Each class includes in-class tastings. 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23. $20-$25. Duke University — Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
New Year, New Your Grocery Store Tour
Join in an interactive and educational grocery store tour that will help you continue healthy New Year’s resolutions long after January. 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 23. $50. Harris Teeter, 4093 Davis Drive, Morrisville. 919-380-0354,
Celebrate Mardi Gras Class
North Carolina-born and New Orleans-trained Chef Mel Melton is as famous for his music as he is his cooking. Join us for this afternoon Mardi Gras celebration with great food and music by Mel Melton and his band, the Wicked Mojos. 2 p.m. Jan. 24. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Ancient Grains Class
Grains like wheat, corn, oats, and rice are the most popular on the market, but ancient grains are making a comeback. Join Susan for this hand-on class and explore the variety of tastes, textures, and nutrients available in ancient grains. 5 p.m. Jan. 25. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Vietnamese New Year Celebration Class
Expand your cooking skills with new dishes from Vietnam. Nancie McDermott, author of ten cookbooks and an expert on Asian cuisine, shares her recipes for a delicious Vietnamese New Year’s celebration. 6 p.m. Jan. 26. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cooks for Books
This Garner Education Foundation sponsored event will raise money for local Garner schools. 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 28. $25 individual or $40 for two. Garner TV & Appliance, 875 Highway 70 W., Garner. 919-772-3757, garneredfoundation.com/eventsfundraisers/cooks-for-books.
Put An Egg On It Class
It’s so trendy to put an egg on top of your hamburgers, but don’t forget about the salad, entree and dessert opportunities. Join Kim for this hands-on class and discover what an egg can add to your meals. 5 p.m. Feb. 1. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Super Bowl Spread Class
Plan the party now because after this hands-on class you’ll be able to host game day at your house and impress your friends with tantalizing snacks. 5 p.m. Feb. 2. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.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. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-828-9190.
Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
The tour is designed for all types of guests seeking a unique and different downtown Durham experience. Join us for this fun 2 1/2-hour, 1-mile tour where you obtain special treatment at four of downtown Durham’s latest, hip and clever bars, restaurants and pubs! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $19. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. 919-433-0345, tylerstaproom.com.
Taste Carolina 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
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.
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
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