Best of Cincinnati 2014

 


 

Susan Diehl

Run for the Roses
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

With the Derby just weeks away, place your bets on Susan as she prepares a traditional Derby Day feast. You will leave with some prize-winning recipes that will put your Derby Day party in first place!

On the Menu

  • Mint Juleps - a refreshing start to the party
  • Benedictine Dip - an original Kentucky favorite
  • Baby Hot Browns - tiny twist on a classic sandwich
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin served with Henry Bain Sauce
  • Cheesy Garlic Grits - a perfect Southern side dish
  • Marinated Grilled Asparagus - easy and fresh
  • Thoroughbred Pie - a race day winner!

Tuesday, April 22 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Oodles of Asian Noodles
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Fall for noodles’ charms! Silky, slurpy and savory noodles are a healthy, nutritious meal for family and friends. These Asian noodle bowls will warm your insides.

On the Menu

  • Shrimp and Asparagus Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • Bok Choy and Noodle Soup with Turkey Meatballs
  • Pork Lo Mein with Shiitakes and Napa Cabbage
  • Asian Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Sesame Noodles
  • Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit

Thursday, April 24 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Extravagant and Indulgent - Frequent Foodies Feast
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

We are thanking our loyal students with an outrageous meal of decadent ingredients fit for a king. This is your chance to sample some of the most expensive, delicious food offered at Jungle Jim’s - all for you!

On the Menu

  • Champagne Sangria
  • Black Truffle and Smoked Bacon Turnovers
  • Green Salad with Foie Gras Mousse and Morels
  • Chicken wrapped in Iberico Ham with Rosemary Pan Sauce
  • Lobster Boursin Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheese Tasting with Balsamic Jelly
  • Liquid Gold Chocolate Tart

Saturday, April 26 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | Must Be a Frequent Foodie

Please call 513.674.6059 to register.

Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Early Summer Entertaining
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Perfect for dinner or a special occasion, this meal comes together easily. Fresh flavors evoke the warm weather soon to come - so prepare to entertain your guests with a spring in your step!

On the Menu

  • Tropical Sparkling Sangria
  • Fennel, Orange and Spinach Salad
  • Grilled Chicken and Sausage Skewers with Herbed Vinaigrette
  • Pasta Salad with Currants, Olives and Pine Nuts
  • Gratinéed Tomatoes with Asiago and Herbs
  • Rustic Cornmeal-Crusted Blueberry Tart

Tuesday, April 29 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

May

Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling Flank Steak with Ellen
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Flank steak is a summer grill staple. Ellen will show you the ins and outs of proper grilling techniques for juicy, perfectly prepared flank steak. Complete the meal with savory sides and a summer-fresh dessert. Let’s get grillin’!

On the Menu

  • Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese, Figs and Prosciutto
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Garlic and Butter Roasted Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots with Walnuts
  • Blackberry Fool

Thursday, May 1 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Rita Heikenfeld

¡Ay, Caramba! A Fiesta of Herbs for Cinco de Mayo
with Rita Heikenfeld and Ron Wilson at the Fairfield Location

Herbs of Mexico and the Southwest are not only trendy, they are good for you! Come and join the fiesta and learn how to grow and cook with Mexican culinary herbs. Ron will put on his plant doctor sombrero to answer all of your landscape and gardening questions and Rita will prepare an authentic Mexican meal.

On the Menu

  • Smoky Guacamole with Tortilla Chips
  • Fish Tacos with Lime Cilantro Crema
  • Mango Watermelon Salsa
  • Grilled Corn with Grated Cotija
  • Dulche de Leche Pan Bars

Monday, May 5 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 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
  • Cheddar Chile Cornbread
  • Fresh Blackberry Cobbler Cake

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

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Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: Wine and Food for a Summer Party
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Carol and Dave have planned an excellent menu that’s perfect for a summer party. It is the season filled with the freshest fruits and vegetables and this menu covers it all. Dave will complement the meal with crisp and light wines.

On the Menu

  • Chilled Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with an Eggplant Caponata
  • Salmon Cakes with Dill Mayonnaise
  • Toasted Corn Salsa
  • Asparagus Salad with Shaved Fennel and Pecorino Cheese
  • Cheese Course
  • Summer Shortcakes with Assorted Berries and Chantilly Cream
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Gruner Veltliner - a dry, crisp Austrian White wine
  • Pinot Noir - fruity, dry with an aroma of light Spices and Vanilla
  • Merlot - a well-balanced Red
  • Cabernet Franc - drinkable, enjoyable and abounding with Blueberry and Blackberry notes!

Saturday, May 10 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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John Bostick
Hands On

Hands-On: Learn to Make Grilled Pizza
with John Bostick at the Fairfield Location

You’ll get a first-hand experience on how to make this sublime dish, crisp on the outside with a chewy interior. The dough is a snap to make and is the perfect meal on a warm summer evening. After you have tried this technique, you’ll never eat delivered pizza again!

On the Menu

  • Pizza topped with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Arugula
  • Sausage, Bell Peppers and Cheese Pizza
  • Eggplant Pizza with Olives and Provolone
  • Pizza with Tomato Sauce, Spinach and Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Summer Ice Cream Sundaes

Thursday, May 15 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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James Bonanno

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: A Wine Lover’s Dinner
with James "Ardie" Bonanno and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

James "Ardie" Bonanno has been involved in the wine and food business for the last fifty years. Starting out as a wine broker for London Winery in 1965, Ardie led Allied Wines and Spirits in Dayton, Ohio for over 35 years which led him to travel to all of the great wine appellations in the world. Jungle Jim’s Wine Director, David Schmerr, worked with Ardie for nine years before coming to Jungle Jim’s. Besides wine and travel Ardie has a great passion for food and cooking and has become somewhat of a local legend for that in southwest Ohio

Dave has been with Jungle Jim’s for 27 years and has taken over 100 wine trips since he started in the business 42 years ago. He loves to travel and always tries to incorporate a wine district or winery into his itinerary. He has won two major awards in Market Watch magazine for sales and merchandising in the wine business.

Join Dave Schmerr, Jungle Jim’s Wine Director, and Ardie Bonanno, President of Glazers Fine Wine Division, for a fantastic pairing of their favorite dishes alongside their top wines. Italy and California are the main influences for this fun-filled event!

On the Menu

  • Wild Salmon with Mushroom Risotto
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Lobster and Ham
  • Brick Chicken Thighs with Asparagus
  • Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Pinot Noir - the perfect Red with Salmon
  • Riesling - a touch of sweetness that pairs well with Lobster and Ham
  • Super Tuscan Red - Sangiovese and Cabernet at it’s best!
  • Barbaresco - a seductive rich Red from Northern Italy

Saturday, May 17 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

Rob Seideman

Everyday Sauces
with Rob Seideman at the Fairfield Location

This class takes all the intimidation out of preparing sauces. In fact, you’ll be so confident after taking this class that sauces will become everyday fare you’ll look forward to cooking, serving and eating!

On the Menu

  • Mini Crab Cakes with Aioli and Chive-Almond Pesto
  • Braised Asparagus and Leeks
  • Pomegranate-Glazed Quail over warm Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Fresh Berries and Sabayon

Thursday, May 22 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling Cedar Planked Burgers with Ellen
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Craving a crazy good burger? Ellen’s cedar planked burger takes the grilled burger to new heights of flavor. Great sides and a sweet treat complement this ultimate crowd-pleaser.

On the Menu

  • Chile, Cheese and Chorizo Fundido
  • Cedar Planked Burgers with Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Onions and Red Wine BBQ Sauce
  • Chipotle Potato Salad
  • Ginger-Cilantro Confetti Slaw
  • Shortbread Jam Bars
  • Jungle Jim’s Growler Beer is the chef’s choice of beverage

Wednesday, May 28 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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

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Madhu Singha
Hands On

Hands-On: Vegetarian Indian Curries
with Madhu Sinha at the Fairfield Location

If you enjoy the complex combination of spices that is curry, you will want to join Madhu for a foray into the world of Indian curries. Madhu shares her extensive knowledge of and love for savory, curry dishes.

On the Menu

  • Stuffed Curried Peppers - colorful Peppers stuffed with full-bodied Spices, Garlic and Potatoes
  • Baghar-e-Baingan - little round Eggplants with flavors of Fenugreek, Garlic and Tamarind
  • Khade Masoor ke Dal - Lentils flavored with Curry Leaves
  • Matar Paneer - Cottage Cheese and Green Peas simmered in a Tomato Gravy
  • Gobhi Mussallam - baked spicy Cauliflower smeared with a Cashewnut Paste

Saturday, May 31 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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June

Leigh Ochs

Chip Emmerich
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: An Afternoon at Burnet Ridge Winery
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs and Chip Emmerich at the Fairfield Location

Wine and food served al fresco at Burnet Ridge Winery is a summer favorite. We’ll take our 5th annual field trip to meet Cincinnati winemaker, Chip Emmerich, as he discusses Burnet Ridge wine, leads the group on a tour of his winery and pairs his wines to Leigh’s lawn party menu. Leigh brings lunch and you will enjoy appetizers and wine while watching a demonstration of the main course. Class size is limited - so register early!

Note: This class is off-site and will be outdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We will meet at the winery. Details provided upon registration.

On the Menu

  • Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
  • Applewood Smoked Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Balsamic Berry Reduction
  • Asian Asparagus and Edamame Salad
  • Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula and Penne Salad with Parmesan Dressing
  • Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
  • Wine Selection
  • Chip generously provides 5-6 pairings to complement the meal.

Sunday, June 8 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Jessica Vu
Hands On

Partial Hands-On: Baking with Bites of Nostalgia
with Jessica Vu, owner of Bites of Nostalgia at the Fairfield Location

Jessica learned to bake from the time she could climb onto a stool in her mother’s farm house kitchen in 1979. In 2013 she finally turned her talents into a business and opened Bites of Nostalgia, a Cottage Bakery in Bellbrook Ohio, supplying high end grocers with Specialty Biscotti and local coffee shops with her pastry creations. A wife and mother of two small children, Jessica has been featured on CNN.com as part of their American Journey Series, appeared on WRG-TV FOX News, WDTN-NBC Living Dayton, and featured in Dayton Daily News as part of their Our Good Cooks Series.

Everything that comes from Jessica’s kitchen is bake-shop quality and delicious. Recreate her sweet treats for your family and friends. You’ll make your own batch of scones which you can take home and bake. Then Jessica will show you how to make one of her signature biscotti recipes and her popular shortbread. If you love to bake, this class is for you!

On the Menu

  • Hands-On: Raspberry Lemon Scones - Make in class, bake at home
  • Demo: Chocolate Almond Biscotti - nutty and crispy with deep chocolate flavor
  • Demo: Scottish Shortbread - luscious and buttery

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

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Jaime Carmody
Hands On

Hands-On: Global Street Foods
with Jaime Carmody at the Fairfield Location

Travel no further than Jungle Jim’s to experience a sampling of global street foods. Join Jaime and prepare her foodie-friendly recipes for good eats from around the world.

On the Menu

  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce - a taste of Thailand
  • Pork Tacos with Cilantro Slaw - a south of the border favorite
  • Vegetable Samosas - bring home a taste of India
  • Mango and Queso Fresco Empanadas - a sweet treat from South America

Thursday, June 12 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 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 start of 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
  • Cheddar Chile Cornbread
  • Fresh Blackberry Cobbler Cake

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

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling Cedar Planked Salmon with Ellen
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Grilled salmon on a cedar plank is a sumptuous supper that is delicious, fragrant and easy to make. Ellen will guide you through the steps so you can confidently use a plank to grill salmon at home for friends and family.

On the Menu

  • Mango Sangria
  • Spicy Red Lentil Dip with Pita Wedges
  • Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Mustard-Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Brown Rice and Barley Pilaf
  • Sautéed Sesame Snow Peas
  • Deep Dish Brownie Sundaes with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Tuesday, June 17 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Cruising the Caribbean
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Sandy beaches, sun-drenched days and blue waters set the mood for cool drinks and fresh food. Taste the tropics with Leigh as she sets sail for a culinary "vacation" to the islands.

On the Menu

  • Vodka, Guava and Ginger Cocktail
  • Chile-Lime Peanuts
  • Spicy-Sweet Glazed Grilled Shrimp
  • Bahama Breeze Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing
  • Jerk Glazed Tilapia with Watermelon-Honeydew Salsa
  • Coconut Rasta Pasta
  • Frozen Margarita Pie

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

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I Went to a Garden Party
with TBA at the Fairfield Location

Friends and family will thoroughly enjoy the gorgeous flowers in your garden while you serve this colorful al fresco meal. You’ll enjoy a selection from favorite summertime outdoor dishes. Most may be prepared in advance and served at room temperature...definitely a host-friendly menu!

On the Menu

  • Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers with Tropical Glaze
  • Chilled Curried Carrot Soup
  • Herb Crusted Strip Steaks with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
  • Herbed Potato Salad
  • Asparagus Salad with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese
  • Berry Crème Fraiche Cake

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

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John Bostick
Hands On

Hands-On: Thai Summer Grill
with John Bostick at the Fairfield Location

Fresh and vibrant flavors characterize the Thai food you will be making in class. John’s enthusiasm for Thai food will encourage you to try these classic Thai dishes in your own home. Give your grill a Thai twist!

On the Menu

  • Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • Thai Pickled Cucumbers
  • Fried Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Vegetables
  • Chicken Pad Thai with Vegetables and Tofu

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

Please call 513.674.6059 to check for available seats.

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, June 28 | 12:00 - 2:00pm | $65.00 per person

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July

Susan Diehl

Backyard BBQ
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

It’s time for those lazy days of summer, so put on your flip-flops or sandals, invite a few friends over and let’s have a BBQ!

On the Menu

  • Steak and Vegetable Kebabs with Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Greek Salad
  • Root Beer Baked Beans
  • Picnic Basket Potato Salad
  • Apple and Raisin Slaw
  • Coconut Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

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

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Easy Entertaining with Seafood - Latin Grill
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Get creative with your grill! This Latin-inspired menu will make the most of your outdoor culinary talents. You’ll offer your guests a touch of flair and sophistication and a menu packed with flavor.

On the Menu

  • Rum, Guava and Lime Cooler
  • Salad of Marinated Manchego, Olives and Tomatoes
  • Latin Spice-Rubbed Cod Grilled in Banana Leaves
  • Coconut Rice Pilaf
  • Roasted Chiles, Onions and Tomatoes
  • Blackberry Cornmeal Cake

Thursday, July 10 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Saturday, July 12 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Joanne Drilling

Fresh Mediterranean
with Joanne Drilling at the Fairfield Location

Joanne Drilling spent fifteen years working behind the stove as a chef before joining Cincinnati Magazine as the Dining Editor in 2013. While she still enjoys tinkering with new recipes at home, these days she’s also focused on ferreting out the hidden gems among the city’s small ethnic restaurants, spotlighting local products and producers, updating diners on new restaurant openings and reminding readers that the Queen City features an abundance of affordable food and wine options in almost every neighborhood.

As the new Dining Editor of Cincinnati Magazine, Joanne spends much of her time exploring the Queen City’s small, ethnic restaurants. In this class, she will share her favorite Mediterranean dishes she prepares at home. Join Joanne for great food and "dishing" about our city’s great restaurants.

On the Menu

  • Baba Gannoush and Pita
  • Marinated Olives
  • Labneh Cheese with Za’atar
  • Tabbouleh
  • Chicken Kabobs
  • Watermelon macerated in Rum with Mint

Tuesday, July 15 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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TBA

A Mid-Summer’s Night Party
with TBA at the Fairfield Location

Enjoy a perfect summer’s night menu. Each dish is a harmony of flavors, utilizing the freshest of summer’s bounty. Most of the dishes can be prepared ahead with last minute preparation so you can enjoy time with your guests.

On the Menu

  • Grilled Eggplant with Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto Vinaigrette
  • Mixed Grill of Shrimp & Sausage with a Creole Mustard Sauce
  • Herbed Couscous Pilaf
  • Corn Soufflé Puddings - a great make-ahead dish
  • Summer Vegetable Ragout with Zucchini, Snap Peas and Corn
  • Individual Nectarine and Mascarpone Tartlets

Thursday, July 17 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Laura Rinsky

Life’s A Beach and Then You Eat!
with Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky at the Fairfield Location

This is a delicious story about Carol and Laura’s favorite food that goes with their favorite pastime - relaxing on the beach! These wonderful recipes come from their love of cooking and summer entertaining. Bring a bit of paradise home after attending this tropical class!

On the Menu

  • Piña Coladas
  • Spicy Shrimp Appetizer
  • Calypso Chicken with Lime
  • Rice Pilaf with Mango and Almonds
  • Caribbean Corn Bread
  • The Ultimate Key Lime Pie with a Pecan Crust

Monday, July 21 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs
Hands On

Hands-On: Easy Entertaining with Seafood - Glazed Salmon
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Add variety to your party menus with good-for-you roasted, glazed salmon. It’s quite the catch for a perfectly light summertime meal. Leigh’s seafood series takes the fear out of preparing fish at home.

On the Menu

  • Sparkling Ginger-Passion Fruit Cocktail
  • Goat Cheese with Spicy Tomato Sauce on Grilled Bread
  • Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon with Asparagus and Balsamic-Glazed Cipolline Onions
  • Wasabi-Chive Mashed Potatoes
  • Pineapple-Ginger Brown Sugar Crisp

Thursday, July 24 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

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

Bring the traditional tastes of the Greek Isles to your backyard grill party. Impress your guests with grilled grape leaves - a tasty new way to serve this traditional Greek dish. Enjoy an evening of summer fun with Ellen at the grill on Jungle Jim’s deck.

On the Menu

  • Greek White Sangria
  • Greek Farmer’s Salad with Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Beef-Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tomato Sauce and Feta Dressing
  • Lemon Pearl Couscous
  • Green and Yellow Beans with Olive-Shallot Butter
  • Orange Yogurt Cake

Tuesday, July 29 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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

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August

Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: Wine and Food for an Italian Al Fresco Dinner
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

For a special al fresco dining experience, join Carol as she prepares this simple but delicious cuisine of Italy! You’ll enjoy the fresh and intense flavors of Italy while sipping Dave’s crisp and light Italian wine selection.

On the Menu

  • Spaghetti with a fresh Tomato, Garlic & Basil Sauce - served room temperature
  • Grilled Stuffed Pork Shoulder with Pecorino
  • Grilled Potato Salad with Spinach and Gorgonzola
  • Stuffed Focaccia with Garlic & Cheese
  • Cheese Course
  • Blueberry Custard Tart
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Chianti - light, flavorful and very easy to enjoy!
  • Chianti Classico - from the hillsides of Tuscany with a nice touch of oak
  • Barbera - light and very fruity, smooth and delicious
  • Nebbiolo - the King of Red Grapes from Piedmont

Friday, August 1 | 6:00 - 9:00pm | $65.00 per person

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TBA

Savor Summer’s Best
with TBA at the Fairfield Location

Peak produce season is upon us! You will learn how to select and store the ripest corn, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant. Come and enjoy recipes that celebrate summer’s freshest bounty.

On the Menu

  • Summer Veggie Pizza with Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Tomatoes and Corn featuring Versatile Pizza Dough - perfect for grilling or baking
  • Southwest 9-Layer Grilled Vegetable Salad with Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • Summer Corn Chowder with Scallions, Bacon and Potatoes
  • Chocolate Zucchini Nut Bread

Tuesday, August 5 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | $40.00 per person

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Susan Diehl

The Wonders of Lemongrass
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

In this class you will explore the versatility of lemongrass and discover that it is not just for Asian cooking. Susan will show you how to chop it, infuse it, use it as a skewer for meat and even make sherbet from it. So if you have ever wondered how to use this refreshing herb, this is the class for you.

On the Menu

  • Lemongrass Mojito
  • Bacon-Pork Pops on Lemongrass Sticks
  • Lemongrass and Coconut Curry with Summer Vegetables
  • Grilled Lemongrass Pork Tenderloin Skewers
  • Lemongrass-Scented Coconut Rice
  • Lemongrass-Basil Sherbet

Thursday, August 7 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Knife Sharpening

Knife Sharpening
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs and the True Hone Knife Sharpener at the Fairfield Location

If you need your forged kitchen knives sharpened, bring them in. The first two knives are free! Each additional paring knife is $3.00 and all other knives in good condition are $5.00 per knife. No serrated knives, please.

Saturday, August 9 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Berry Best of Summer
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Ripe, juicy berries reach their peak in August. Don’t miss the delicious drama they create in each course on the menu. The goodness of berries speak for themselves, so join Leigh for the berry best summer offers!

On the Menu

  • Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria
  • Grilled Cedar-Planked Brie with Raspberries and Honey
  • Arugula, Berry and Pistachio Salad with Strawberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Filet Mignon with Zinfandel Blackberry Herb Sauce
  • Goat Cheese and Potato Gratin
  • Gingered Baby Carrots
  • Upside-Down Berry Cornmeal Cake with Easy Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 12 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Thursday, August 14 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Jessica Vu
Hands On

Partial Hands-On: Fruit Desserts with Bites of Nostalgia
with Jessica Vu, owner of Bites of Nostalgia at the Fairfield Location

Jessica learned to bake from the time she could climb onto a stool in her mother’s farm house kitchen in 1979. In 2013 she finally turned her talents into a business and opened Bites of Nostalgia, a Cottage Bakery in Bellbrook Ohio, supplying high end grocers with Specialty Biscotti and local coffee shops with her pastry creations. A wife and mother of two small children, Jessica has been featured on CNN.com as part of their American Journey Series, appeared on WRG-TV FOX News, WDTN-NBC Living Dayton, and featured in Dayton Daily News as part of their Our Good Cooks Series.

Jessica shares her favorite family desserts. You will make her classic Apple Crumble with Walnuts - ready to take home, bake and fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked goods! She will demonstrate her pie dough and make a strawberry pie. Learn great tips from this talented baker!

On the Menu

  • Hands-On: Apple Crumble (with walnuts)
  • Demo: Family Secret Pie Dough
  • Demo: Icebox Strawberry Pie
  • Demo: Custard Tartlets with Fresh Blueberry Topping

Saturday, August 16 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Candace Rinke

Cooking with Herbs
with Candace Rinke Fairfield Location

Is the chef and owner of The Hawthorn Grill, 1222 East Stroop Street, Kettering, Ohio. In 6th grade she won a blue ribbon in the county fair for Best Decorated Cake and knew then her goal in life was to own a restaurant. She got here by way of engineering at The University of Michigan, culinary school in a northern suburb of Detroit, a short stint in the automotive industry, relocating to Ohio with her husband, and then a small, home-based catering business called The Busy Gourmet.

As chef and owner of The Hawthorn Grill, Candace’s goal is to make you feel welcomed into a cozy dining room for a dinner made with love. Her attention to detail, fresh ingredients and passion for cooking is evident. Her dishes are "Like Mom made, but better!"

On the Menu

  • Herb Butter with Homemade Focaccia
  • Summer Bruschetta with Watermelon, Mint and Feta
  • Tomato Pie with Fresh Basil
  • Oven Roasted Herb Brined Chicken with Fresh Thyme-Brown Butter Vinaigrette
  • Pasta with Fresh Parsley, Parmigiano Reggiano and Garlic
  • Strawberry Ice Cream with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Glaze

Wednesday, August 20 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

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

A south-of-the-border fiesta featuring marinated steaks on the grill! Fresh flavors you won’t soon forget! Celebrate the summer’s end with flames and flair.

On the Menu

  • Mexican Hard Lemonade
  • Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons
  • Cilantro-Lime Marinated New York Strip Steaks
  • Roasted Potatoes and Onions with Chorizo
  • Creamed Corn with Jalapeños
  • Watermelon Pomegranate Paletas

Tuesday, August 26 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Wednesday, August 27 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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