Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Note: Businesses enter these events online months and weeks ahead of time; please check their websites or call to verify spots are still available.
Learn the intricacies of croissant dough. With one batch of dough you can shape and bake a variety of croissants. This class is taught by award-winning baker and friend, Dominique Homo. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24. $85. La Farm Bakery, 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary. 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.com.
Cooking In Provence Class
This class will take you on a tour through the unique flavors of France’s Provence region. 6 p.m. Feb. 25. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering
Enjoy a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Preregistration required (parking pass included). 1 p.m. Feb. 27. $30-$40. Duke University – Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Road, Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Famous Latin Sandwiches Class
Join Sandra Gutierrez, one of the country’s top experts on Latin American foods, and learn to make some of the traditional sandwiches. 4 p.m. Feb. 27. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Fireside Dinner Party Class
It’s the ideal time for a cozy dinner with friends featuring comfort food that satisfies the soul. Join always-popular Chef Lucindy as she shares the art of making a variety of winter sauces to top earthy winter dishes as well as the secret to making the ultimate nut tart. 2 p.m. Feb. 28. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Springtime In Italy Gluten-Free Class
Come join Cooking School Manger Kim Calaway and her son, chef Lane Calaway, as they team up to bring you a gluten-free dinner from Italy. 6 p.m. Feb. 29. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Mediterranean Deli Benefit Dinner for TABLE NC
Tickets will purchase a Mediterranean dinner with beer and wine. The evening will also feature a silent auction with items from local businesses. The proceeds will go directly towards providing food for hungry children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 6. $45. Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-967-2666.
5:30-8:30 p.m. March 8-9. $155. La Farm Bakery, 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary. 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.com.
Grain Series with Wren’s Abruzzi Rye
German certified master bread baker Harry Peemoller joins La Farm Bakery’s Lionel Vatinet to make German bread with locally-grown and milled heirloom flour, Wren’s Abruzzi Rye. 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 10. $85. La Farm Bakery, 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary. 919-657-0657, lafarmbakery.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.
Downtown Cary Walking Food Tour
Get acquainted with Cary’s rich heritage while experiencing the flavors of the diverse downtown culinary landscape on this guided walking food tour. Journey with a small group through the heart of Cary’s downtown (often overlooked by Triangle residents), and you will quickly gain a sense of the history and culture that shaped this community. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, trianglefoodtour.com
Downtown Raleigh Walking Food Tour
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. 2-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, $45. Fayetteville St, Raleigh, trianglefoodtour.com
Wine and beer tastings
Wine & Cheese Pairings With The Kast Brothers
Learn sophisticated wine and cheese pairings to smarten up your parties! The Kast Brothers, of Fearrington House and Goat Lady Dairy, will share their expertise in wine and cheese in this fun and informative class. 6 p.m. Feb. 24. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Sommelier Competition at The Fearrington House
Looking for an evening of creative cuisine, exceptional wines and fun with North Carolina’s most knowledgable sommeliers? The Fearrington House is offering just that with this year’s sommelier competition. Four extremely talented wine professionals will be joining The Fearrington House, including Fearrington’s own Maximilian Kast and Chetan Reddy, On the Square’s Inez Ribustello and Hai Tran of Herons restaurant at The Umstead. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $250. Fearrington House, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-2121, fearringtonhouse.com.
Portugal Wine Class
Many wine drinkers know enough about Portugal to know that they love it, and yet there’s so much more to know! Portugal seems like a new wine frontier to many of us on this side of the Atlantic, but the western Iberian country has a rich viticultural history just begging to be more deeply delved into. 7:30 p.m. March 3. $48. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh. 919-831-9463, wineauthorities.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. Fridays. 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