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January

Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen - Steakhouse Dinner
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

This class is returning by popular demand! A sumptuous dining experience awaits! Ellen is your step-by-step guide to grilling a juicy and tender filet. No need to dine at a fine steakhouse when you can present your guests with an incredible home cooked meal.

On the Menu

  • Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
  • Grilled Filets Mignon with Horseradish Butter
  • Creamy Boursin Potatoes
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Chocolate Croissant Bread Puddings

Wednesday, January 7 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Thursday, January 8 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to register. One seat available!

Calvin Tam
Hands On

Hands-On: Sushi Basics
with Calvin Tam at the Fairfield Location

Sushi made simple and easy! Calvin teaches you the fundamentals of sushi that include preparing sushi rice and making basic rolls, hand rolls and nigiri. You will eat and roll for two hours!

On the Menu

  • Sushi Rice, learn the proper way to prepare this rice
  • California Roll
  • Spicy Tuna/Salmon
  • Nigiri
  • Calvin’s Spicy Mayo

Saturday, January 10 | 12:00 - 2:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Brooke Griffin

Healthy Living with SkinnyMom
with Brooke Griffin at the Fairfield Location

Cincinnati’s own health and fitness expert joins us at the Jungle for an evening of healthy food and fitness tips. Brooke created her SkinnyMom brand as a resource for all things food, fitness, health and nutrition. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy her favorite recipes that include full nutritional breakdowns and Weight Watchers Points. So if you are counting points, we want to count you in!

On the Menu

  • Creamy Chocolate Smoothie
  • Skinny Broccoli Salad
  • Sour Cream Enchiladas
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Pina Colada Cupcakes

Tuesday, January 13 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Karen Gibson

Winter Comfort Soups
with Karen Gibson at the Fairfield Location

Karen is a lifelong cook and gardener, who had her first lessons at the stove beside her Austro-Hungarian grandmother. Growing up on classic dishes such as chicken paprikash, Hungarian goulash, and hearty soups and stews, she developed an early love of comfort food and savory dishes. The gardening columnist for "Edible Ohio Valley" magazine, she also writes and creates recipes for her food blog, SoupAddict.com, featuring fresh, seasonal dishes with ingredients from her four-season herb and vegetable gardens.

Cold evenings call for warm companions and a bowl of hot soup makes everyone happy. Soup lovers will enjoy the new and unique soups Karen- a soup addict herself! - will introduce to you.

On the Menu

  • Curried Chicken and Rice Soup with Coconut Milk - creamy and gently spiced
  • Hungarian Mushroom Bisque - a velvety soup with mushrooms, paprika and dill
  • African Chicken and Tomato Groundnut Soup - a delicious traditional West African combination of tomatoes, spices and peanut butter
  • Skillet Cornbread - stone-ground corn baked in a cast iron skillet
  • Austrian Shortbread Bars - buttery shortbread with apricot-orange marmalade

Thursday, January 15 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Super Bowl Sunday
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Don’t fumble on the biggest game night party of the season! Reserve your seats for this fan-friendly foodfest. You’ll score winning points with this spread worthy of a Super Bowl extravaganza.

On the Menu

  • Dorito Dust Popcorn
  • Queso Fundido with Chorizo
  • Pigs in Jalapeño-Cheddar Blankets with Jalapeño Dipping Sauce
  • Baked Cambozola with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Baked Mini Ham and Swiss Sandwiches
  • Spicy Chipotle Pork Stew
  • Grilled Homemade Bratwurst Sliders with Spicy Mustard Sauce
  • Double Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
  • Students will enjoy beer from Jungle Jim’s Growler Bar in this class

Saturday, January 17 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Rita Heikenfeld
Hands On

Partial Hands-On: Small Breads
with Rita Heikenfeld at the Fairfield Location

Small breads fit easily in the palm of your hand, but fill your mouth and tummy with big flavor. Join Rita for this partial hands-on class where you’ll make and take your own hand-formed peasant round. Sit back and watch as Rita demonstrates more of her favorite breads and shares her tips for successful bread making.

On the Menu

  • Peasant Bread - an earthy, crusty, quick-rising bread
  • Italian Bread - a golden and tender exterior crust
  • One-Hour Crescent Yeast Rolls - come and learn the secrets for genuine yeast-risen rolls in 60 minutes
  • Whole Orange Date Muffins - high in fiber and flavor, excellent freezer muffins
  • Students will enjoy a steaming bowl of soup with the bread

Tuesday, January 20 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Make and Take Spaghetti and Meatballs
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

In this make-and-take class, bring a 7 to 8-quart pan with you to take home your batch of spaghetti and meatballs made in class. We’ll have a simmering batch for you to enjoy after all your hard work making the menu. You can toast your success with a glass of wine!

On the Menu

  • Fig and Prosciutto Bread
  • Italian Salad with Olives and Parmesan
  • Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
  • Mini Nutella Bites

Thursday, January 22 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Handmade Pasta Workshop
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

It’s time to get up close and personal with pasta. This class is for the dedicated pasta lover who has a passion for learning to make handmade pasta from scratch. You’ll learn two ways to hand craft pasta using the traditional crank method and also using a Kitchen Aid. The ravioli stamp you use in class is yours to take home along with some of the fresh pasta you make in class. Class size is limited to four students.

On the Menu

  • Basic Egg Pasta Dough
  • Fresh Fettuccine
  • Three Cheese Ravioli
  • Basil-Scented Marinara Sauce
  • Sage Butter Sauce
  • Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Saturday, January 24 | 11:00am - 2:00pm | $135.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Make and Take Spaghetti and Meatballs
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

In this make-and-take class, bring a 7 to 8-quart pan with you to take home your batch of spaghetti and meatballs made in class. We’ll have a simmering batch for you to enjoy after all your hard work making the menu. You can toast your success with a glass of wine!

On the Menu

  • Fig and Prosciutto Bread
  • Italian Salad with Olives and Parmesan
  • Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
  • Mini Nutella Bites

Tuesday, January 27 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Hands On

Hands-On: Knife Skills
with Chef Mike Garaghty at the Fairfield Location

Chef Mike, originally from Rhode Island, is currently the Executive Chef of WüsthofTrident of America, Inc. presiding and appearing in WÜSTHOF-sponsored television segments, retail events, cooking videos, social media initiatives, trade shows, consumer food festivals, and other elements of the brand’s sales and marketing campaigns.

Join Chef Mike from Wüsthof Trident of America with Knife Skills 101 class. This is a "roll up your sleeves and work with the chef" class! He will cover how to choose the proper knife, how knives are made, knife safety, care and use and of course proper cutting techniques.

On the Menu

  • Grilled Vegetables with Bacon and Cotija Cheese Slather
  • Bread and Butter
  • Peruvian Marinated Chicken
  • Assorted Fruit

Thursday, January 29 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Friday, January 30 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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February

Rob Seideman

Braising the Bar
with Rob Seideman at the Fairfield Location

Braising is Rob’s favorite cooking technique because it transforms ordinary ingredients into sumptuous dishes. Innovative, delicious cuisine and a wealth of culinary information are a hallmark of his not-to-be-missed classes.

On the Menu

  • Carnitas "Nachos"
  • Fennel and Orange Salad
  • Chicken Tagine and Preserved Lemons
  • Lamb Shanks with Couscous, Artichokes and Aioli
  • Pears in Caramel Sauce

Tuesday, February 3 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Kim Baretta

Authentic Italian Winter Warmers
with Kim Baretta at the Fairfield Location

As a professional cater and world traveler, Kim will introduce you to the pleasures of Italian cuisine. Her rich pasta, simmered sauces and succulent meat deliver satisfying and aromatic flavors you can recreate at home.

On the Menu

  • Spinach Crespelle with Marinara and Béchamel Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil
  • Homemade Focaccia
  • Veal Marsala
  • Chocolate Budino

Thursday, February 5 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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John Bostick
Hands On

Hands-On: Homemade Italian Pizza
with John Bostick at the Fairfield Location

Turn your kitchen into an Italian pizzeria! John will explain the basics of pizza-making - from the fundamentals of dough to techniques for creating bubbling hot pizzas in a home oven.

On the Menu

  • Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • Traditional Italian Pizza Dough with "00" Flour
  • Sicilian-Style Pizza Dough with Olive Oil
  • Neapolitan-Style Calzone
  • Stuffed Spinach Pizza
  • Sfinciuni - Sicilian Pizza with thick, chewy Dough and lots of Sauce!

Tuesday, February 10 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: That’s Amore!
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Join us for Valentine’s Day to celebrate the love of Italian food with the one you love. The perfect match of wine - each couple will share a bottle - and food will make this a special day to remember. Don an apron and enjoy the afternoon in our kitchen. Love is in the air!

On the Menu

  • Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola Custards, Pears and Walnuts
  • Olive and Herb Bread
  • Filet Mignon with Red Wine and Olives
  • Baked Spinach with Garlic and Bread Crumbs
  • Pressed Chocolate Cake

Saturday, February 14 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Carol Tabone

Carol’s Favorite Italian Soups
with Carol Tabone at the Fairfield Location

Soup is the ultimate comfort food! One always feels a little better after enjoying a steaming bowl of soup especially when the wind is howling outdoors. Carol has gathered a collection of her favorite Italian soups filled with the incomparable flavors of Italian cooking.

On the Menu

  • Pasta e Fagioli - traditional soup from Naples that is a meal on its own
  • Stracciatella Soup - a brothy soup that takes minutes to prepare
  • Escarole Soup with Meatballs - known as the wedding soup
  • Cream of Fennel Soup - a beautiful pureed soup perfect for a dinner party
  • Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake - a delicious one-bowl cake

Tuesday, February 17 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

A Tribute to Hazelnuts
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Indulgence in a nutshell - that’s the impact hazelnuts make in this elegant menu. Enjoy the crunch and flavor hazelnuts bring to the table. No tribute to hazelnuts would be complete without Nutella and this sweet ending will leave you hungry for more!

On the Menu

  • Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Pancetta and Hazelnuts
  • Salad of Fresh Pear, Blue Cheese and Honeyed Hazelnuts with Pear Vinaigrette
  • Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Hazelnuts, Parmesan and Rosemary with Hazelnut-Lemon Sauce
  • Green Beans with Hazelnuts
  • Flourless Nutella Grand Marnier Cake with Chocolate Gelato

Thursday, February 19 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen - The Italian Grill
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Everyone who enjoys Italian cooking will learn to prepare a delicious meal. An Ohio winter can’t stop you from enjoying the warm flavors of Italy. A cup of coffee and the Nutella dessert is an unforgettable way to end the class.

On the Menu

  • Italian Chopped Salad
  • Bistecca alla Fiorentina - Tuscan Porterhouse
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Nonna’s Country Peppers
  • Torta di Nutella

Tuesday, February 24 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Wednesday, February 25 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Don Govoni
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: Off the Beaten Path - A Return to Italy
with Don Govoni at the Fairfield Location

After our second fun-filled adventure "Off the Beaten Path" in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Don returns to Jungle Jim’s to recreate some of the delicacies we enjoyed on the tour and to introduce a few new dishes. Join us as we savor the flavors of this beautiful region, also known as "the breadbasket of Italy." Whether you are interested in going on the tour in May 2015, or just enjoy learning about Italian food and culture, we invite you to enjoy un bel pranzo insieme - a lovely lunch together.

On the Menu

  • Crescente Bolognese - savory baked bread served with cured meats
  • Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese - spinach lasagne with meat sauce
  • Pollo al Lambrusco - chicken braised in red wine
  • Puré di Patate - mashed potatoes in the Bolognese style
  • Pomodori Gratinati - stuffed oven-baked tomatoes in the Emilian style
  • Torta Tenerina - a simple, delicious chocolate cake from Ferrara
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Sangiovese: a popular Italian red
  • Nebbiolo - the King of Northern Italian reds
  • Dry Lambrusco - Emilia-Romagna’s most famous red
  • Super Tuscan - Cabernet, Merlot with a touch of Sangiovese...one of Italy’s best!

Saturday, February 28 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

March

Jamie Carmody

A Plethora of Potatoes
with Jamie Carmody at the Fairfield Location

Meet the varieties of potatoes that make up this spud-tacular menu. Potatoes take star billing in every dish. Sliced, diced, baked or fried, the versatile potato is a perennial comfort food favorite.

On the Menu

  • Potato Baskets with 3-Cheese and Herb Filling
  • Potato-Crusted Cod
  • Potato and Bacon Risotto
  • Caramelized Onion Twice-Baked Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes

Tuesday, March 3 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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David Warda

Warming Winter Dishes from Ancient Cuisines
with David Warda at the Fairfield Location

Hardy recipes inspired from the cuisines of Persia, Assyria, Armenia, Lebanon and Turkey focus on whole food goodness. David returns to entertain and nourish with grains, nuts, dried fruit, traditional spices, seasonal produce and exotic ingredients.

On the Menu

  • Za’atar Goat Cheese preserved in Olive Oil
  • Beet, Orange and Fennel Salad
  • Chicken with Dates and Olives
  • Winter Tabbouleh with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Pomegranates
  • Orange Date Olive Oil Cake

Thursday, March 5 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Angela Willett

Joe Clark

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: Wine and Food with French Flair
with Angela Willett, Joe Clark and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Angela has worked in the Food and Beverage industry for over twenty years in both Cincinnati and Chicago in roles ranging from the host stand to the kitchen. Angela has always had a passion for food, specifically enjoying a focus on local and whole foods.

A wine professional with over twenty years experience, Joe grew up in the Cincinnati area. His mother, Ruth, owned a restaurant and a catering company opening a door for Joe into the Food and Beverage industry. Joe’s career spans most aspects of the wine industry including many years in fine dining and boutique retail. Since 2004, he has represented the portfolio of Cutting Edge Selections, the premier fine wine house in Ohio.

A culinary collaboration takes place at Jungle Jim’s! Join Angela Willett, co-proprietor of La Poste in the heart of the Clifton Gaslight district, her husband, Joe Clark, wine expert from Cutting Edge Selections and Jungle’s own Dave Schmerr. Together they present food and wine with a delicious French influence that guarantees a memorable experience.

On the Menu

  • Roasted Beet Salad
  • Seared Scallops
  • Salmon en Papillote
  • Cheese Course
  • Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème
  • Joe’s French Cutting Edge Wine Selection
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz

Saturday, March 7 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Joanne Drilling

Dishing Up French Wine-Friendly Snacks
with Joanne Drilling at the Fairfield Location

Get the inside scoop from Joanne about what it’s like (super hard) to select Cincinnati’s top ten restaurants. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process - the weight gain and all the other good stuff! Enjoy delicious food and wine that’s perfect for dining and dishing!

On the Menu

  • Gougeres - a Gruyere-studded Pate Choux Pastry
  • Salmon Rillettes - a mix of poached and Smoked Salmon in a crock and served with crostinis
  • Rosemary Cashews - rosemary, sea salt and cayenne pepper spices
  • Vichyssoise - the classic leek, potato and cream soup
  • Orange and Brown Butter Madeleines - Proust’s favorite little cake

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Bryn Mooth

Pies for People Who Don’t Love Making Pastry!
with Bryn Mooth at the Fairfield Location

If the idea of kneading, rolling and shaping pastry dough sounds intimidating to you, never fear! Start with impressive appetizers made with packaged puff pastry dough, then create a savory pie with a no-roll crust and finish with a super-easy free-form fruit tart.

On the Menu

  • Roasted Fennel with Proscuitto and Asiago Tartlets- impressive, easy to make
  • Romaine Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Puff Pastry Croutons and Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing - leftover puff pastry makes unexpectedly delicious salad toppers
  • Zucchini-Bacon-Ricotta Pie in a No-Roll Cornmeal-Olive Oil Crust - a super- flavorful pie crust mixed right in the dish!
  • Easy Free-Form Apple Tart with a Buttery Crust - top this simple galette with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream

Thursday, March 12 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Susan Diehl

Think Spring
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

Spring is just around the corner and the days are getting longer and brighter. Join Susan as she prepares a simple, yet elegant meal that’ll have you believing that spring is really here!

On the Menu

  • Cream of Watercress Soup with Homemade Croutons
  • Spinach Salad with Mango, Candied Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Salmon with Sesame Orange-Ginger Relish
  • Pasta with Mascarpone, Asparagus and Hazelnuts
  • Creamy Lemon Tart with Fresh Raspberries

Thursday, March 19 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Pasta Favorites
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Pasta... Somehow we never tire of pasta. So many shapes, so many sauces, so many possibilities. Fresh pasta is even more enticing: there’s the enjoyment of eating it and pleasure of making it from scratch. Plenty of pasta will be plated for your enjoyment, so please join us!

On the Menu

  • Tortellini with Mushrooms, Prosciutto and Sherry
  • Penne with Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Sauce
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Homemade Fettuccine
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Bread
  • Cinnamon Gelato

Tuesday, March 24 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Ochs

Peter Wagner

A Bourbon Pairing Dinner
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs, and Peter Wagner at the Fairfield Location

Peter, more commonly known as "Whiskey Pete," is the Brown Forman Whiskey Ambassador with 15 years experience in fine dining restaurants and corporate training from Walt Disney World. He lectures, trains restaurant and bar staff, and creates their drink menus. He provides services for distillery trips, whiskey pairing dinners, whiskey tastings - both formal and cocktail, Barrel Programs and Infusion Programs.

Bourbon should be enjoyed with spirited food to maximize the full palate of flavors in both the food and bourbon. "Whiskey Pete," the Brown Forman Ohio Whiskey ambassador, will guide you through the complexities of bourbon when paired with Leigh’s distinctive menu. If you enjoyed the sold out class in 2011, don’t hesitate to join us again for a new menu!

On the Menu

  • Plank-Grilled Scallops with Honey Gastrique
  • Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Corn Cheddar Grits
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Spiced Cherry - Bourbon Sauce
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Pear Spice Bread Pudding with Bourbon Hard Sauce
  • "Whiskey Pete’s" Bourbon Pairings:
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Old Forester
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Tennessee Honey

Thursday, March 26 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: The Wine and Food of Normandy and Brittany
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Carol and Dave present you with a class featuring wine and food from one of France’s most fascinating regions! The beautiful long coastline of this area produces great seafood and the fertile soil inland produces delicious dairy and pork dishes with an abundance of apples.

On the Menu

  • Buckwheat Crepes filled with Shrimp, Shallots and Mushrooms - a staple In Brittany
  • Roasted Pork with Apples - moist, full of flavor with a touch of sweet apple
  • Vegetable Gratin - perfect companion for pork
  • Green and Gold Salad - oranges, red onion, mushrooms and lettuce
  • Cheese Course
  • Gateau Breton - a traditional cake using ground almonds
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Muscadet - dry, crisp and very flavorful, a white from Northwestern France, perfect with shellfish
  • Cidre - Normandy’s own Hard Apple Cider, dry and very crisp...made with a rare type of apple variety
  • Riesling - an Alsatian white, dry and full bodied, a great companion with pork
  • Cabernet Franc - light red wine with nice minerality, perfect with cheeses from France

Saturday, March 28 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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April

Madhu Singha
Hands On

Hands-On: Indian Breads
with Madhu Singha at the Fairfield Location

A common accompaniment to most meals, Indian breads are as diverse as the culture. Join Madhu as she teaches you the techniques for making popular Indian breads. If you enjoy the breads of India, this is your opportunity to learn to make them yourself!

On the Menu

  • Paratha - basic Whole Wheat Flatbread
  • Aloo Paratha - Whole Wheat Flatbread stuffed with Spiced Potatoes
  • Gobi Paratha - Whole Wheat Flatbread stuffed with Spiced Cauliflower
  • Poori - Deep-Fried Whole Wheat Bread
  • Students will enjoy a Chicken Curry with the bread

Wednesday, April 1 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Susan Diehl

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

Baseball is not the only attraction at major and minor league baseball stadiums around the country. Unique and local foods are being showcased as well. Fans are choosing unusual fare over the traditional hotdog. Susan will introduce you to some of the wackier ballpark foods! And of course, beer will be served!

On the Menu

  • Homemade Caramel Corn with Peanuts - better than Cracker Jacks
  • Fish Tacos - San Diego Padres
  • Pulled Pork Parfait - Milwaukee Brewers
  • Chicken and Waffles - Myrtle Beach Pelicans
  • Dbat Dog on a Pretzel Bun - Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Banana Split with Curried Chocolate Coconut Sauce - Chicago White Sox

Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Brian Reed

Mojo Tago - Made to Order
with Brian Reed at the Fairfield Location

Brian is building a brick and mortar carry-out and also a restaurant in Columbus opening early 2015. He’s a busy guy! But not too busy to teach you the fundamentals for a fiesta customized for family and friends. He’s all about the good food, fun and finding your MOJO! Come and mix it up!

On the Menu

  • Chips and Pico de Gallo - crispy, spicy and necessary for snacking
  • Egg and Homemade Chorizo Taco - breakfast will never be the same
  • Shredded Beef Quesadilla - tender beef that’s fiesta-ready
  • Made-to-Order Burritos - meat and cheese mixology
  • Chicken Taco Bowl - layers of awesome flavor

Saturday, April 11 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: The Wine and Food of Southern Italy
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Carol and Dave present a menu flled with the passion and robust flavors from this part of Italy. You’ll be transported to this splendid region while sipping Dave’s Italian wine selection.

On the Menu

  • Caponata - a signature dish of Sicily
  • Pasta with Cream, Ham, Peas and Cheese - sure to become a family favorite
  • Braciole - savory braised beef rolls with a rich tomato sauce served over creamy polenta
  • Cheese Course
  • Cassata Cakes - layers of sponge cake, sweetened ricotta, dark chocolate and candied fruit
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Falanghina: a medium-bodied, dry white from southern Italy...fantastic minerality and balance
  • Etna Rosso - a complex red wine from the Mount Etna region of southwestern Italy...a sleeper!
  • Negroamaro - from Puglia, rustic and earthy red...very unique
  • Primitivo - the original Zinfandel from Italy, spicy, rich and full-bodied, an excellent red for cheese

Tuesday, April 14 | 6:00 - 9:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Trish Ranallo

Sip. Savor. Repeat - A Wine and Cheese Party with Le Creuset
with Trish Ranallo at the Fairfield Location

Done right, a simple wine and cheese party can turn into an unforgettable experience. Explore and enjoy good food and drink with Trish who will show you how to throw a perfect party. Jungle Jim’s own wine expert, Dave Schmerr, will select the wine pairings.

On the Menu

  • Rosé Sangria
  • Sweet and Savory Roasted Almonds
  • Gruyère Fondue
  • Wine-Soaked Fig Brie
  • Caramelized Shallot Dip
  • Sweet and Salty Camembert
  • Charcuterie Platter
  • Chocolate Fondue

Each student receives a gift from Le Creuset. One lucky student receives a Round Platter with Cutting Board ($99.00 retail value).

Thursday, April 16 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Laura Rinsky

Mad About Choux
with Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky at the Fairfield Location

Join Carol and Laura for an evening of everything Choux, where you will learn not only the secrets of making the famous Choux pastry, but also some traditional and not-so-traditional fillings.

On the Menu

  • Gougeres - a Savory Éclair flavored with Gruyère Cheese and Nutmeg
  • Finger-Sized Éclairs - filled with Ham and Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Dill and Cream Cheese and Herbs
  • Sweet Éclairs - filled with Madagascar Vanilla Cream, Lemon Cream, Salted Caramel and the traditional Chocolate
  • Students will enjoy a bowl of French Onion Soup

Monday, April 20 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen - A Spring Bistro Dinner
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Blossoms on the trees - spring is in the air! Time to take off the cover of your grill and open it up. A flank steak is a great way to jump into the new grilling season which deserves a fresh, new menu.

On the Menu

  • Spinach and Apple Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Bourbon-Chutney Sauce
  • Chipotle-Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes
  • Mushroom Fricasee
  • Coconut-Lime-Berry Cake

Wednesday, April 22 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Thursday, April 23 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Cicchetti - The Frequent Foodie Class
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

The Cooking School staff wants to thank our loyal students for their patronage. Join Leigh for cicchetti – small Italian plates to share. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of exciting flavors and good wine as our guest.

On the Menu

  • Aperol Spritz
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
  • Gnocchetti di Semola al Forno
  • Fontina Fonduta with Truffle Butter
  • White Bean and Pancetta Bruschetta
  • Zucchini Rolls with Pesto and Ricotta
  • Tuna Bites with Olives and Pancetta
  • Bresaola Rolls with Arugula
  • Nutella Gelato

Saturday, April 25 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | Frequent Foodie

Please call 513.674.6059 to register.

Rita Heikenfeld

Fish Without Fear - Spring Edition
with Rita Heikenfeld at the Fairfield Location

Yes you can! A must for those who love seafood but are overwhelmed with choices and ways to prepare it. Perfect for spring, you will enjoy these recipes again and again.

On the Menu

  • Seared Scallops with Pea Puree, Pancetta Crisps and Gremolata
  • Citrus Roasted Arctic Char with Cucumber Arugula Crema
  • Buttered Steamed Potatoes with Garlic and Dill
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with a side of Carnival Slaw
  • Classic Key Lime Pie with Pecan Crumb Crust

Tuesday, April 28 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $55.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Low-Country Shrimp Boil
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

The ultimate summer party experience! Be the first in your neighborhood to host a traditional shrimp boil. Perfect for laid-back, casual entertaining. Learn how to prepare the table and then make this easy prep, one-pot meal that turns an ordinary summer evening into a festive occasion.

On the Menu

  • Low-Country Spiked Lemonade
  • Down South Pimento Cheese
  • Boil: Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and Potatoes
  • Lemony Cocktail Sauce
  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Fresh Blackberry Cobbler Cake

Thursday, April 30 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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