Best of Cincinnati 2014

 


 

May

Ellen Mueller

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.

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

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

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Ellen Mueller

Ellen Mueller

Tapas! The Wine and Food of Spain
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

The Spanish had it right when they said it only takes a mouthful of good food, a glass of wine, and a lively conversation to keep a crowd going! Learn to prepare these delicious small Spanish dishes while you sample some outstanding Spanish wines.

On the Menu

  • Banderillas – tidbits of colorful, skewered food on toothpicks
  • Grilled Tomato Bread with Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Shrimp and Mushrooms in an almond sauce
  • Basque-Style Meatballs with Asparagus in a Garlic Sauce
  • Stuffed Mushrooms with Chorizo
  • Honeyed Figs and Serrano Ham on Nut Crostini
  • Eggplant Salad with Pita Chips
  • Creme de Catalan

Saturday, May 30 | 12:00 noon - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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June

 Bryn Mooth

Cincinnati Favorites: Recipes & Stories from “The Findlay Market Cookbook”
with Bryn Mooth at the Fairfield Location

Like Jungle Jim’s, Findlay Market is a hub of Cincinnati’s food scene. We’ll explore terrific recipes from this recently published cookbook, including seasonal favorites from some of our top local chefs and the farmers and producers who sell their goods at Cincinnati’s historic public food market.

On the Menu

  • Pizza Rustica with Prosciutto and Lemony Arugula - an easy make-at-home pizza dough with savory toppings
  • Barley Risotto with Seasonal Vegetables - risotto with a twist, made with barley instead of rice, from Chef Jose Salazar
  • “Deal with Neal” Marinated Flank Steak - a summer grilling classic from one of Cincinnati’s oldest butcher shops
  • Princess and the Pea Salad - beautiful colors and bright flavors in a bowl, from Fresh Table at Findlay Market
  • Vanilla Butter Brownies - decadent, and topped with a buttery-sweet glaze

Tuesday, June 2 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

Note: Copies of the Findlay Market Cookbook will be available for purchase and signing.

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Susan Diehl

A Feast for the Fourth
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

Let’s bring out the red, white and blue and celebrate Independence Day. Susan prepares good food that celebrates our diverse culture and brings people together for a feast!

On the Menu

  • Brined and Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Key West Barbecue Sauce
  • Black Bean, Jicama and Grilled Corn Salad
  • Roasted Pepper Salad with Bacon Dressing and Pine Nuts
  • Skillet Cornbread with Roasted Poblanos
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Thursday, June 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Susan Diehl

Dave Schmerr

Chip Emmerich

An Afternoon at Burnet Ridge Winery
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs, Dave Schmerr and Chip Emmerichat the On Location

Wine and food served al fresco at Burnet Ridge Winery is a summer favorite. We’ll take our 6th annual field trip to meet Cincinnati winemaker, Chip Emmerich, as he discusses Burnet Ridge wines and leads the group on a tour of his winery. He’ll pair his delicious wines to Leigh’s lawn party menu. Class size is limited, so register early!

On the Menu

  • Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Garlic Herb Butter
  • Mediterranean Potato Salad with Feta
  • Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
  • Cherry-Cabernet Brownies

Wine Selection: Chip generously provides 5-6 pairings to match the meal

Sunday, June 7 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | $75.00 per person

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.


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Leigh Ochs

What Can I Bring?
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

A table resplendent with good things to eat is always a fun occasion. Leigh has a wonderful menu replete with dishes you can take to any event that requires you to bring a dish. When asked to bring something, you’ll know exactly what to make!

On the Menu

  • Red Wine Sangria with Strawberries and Cinnamon Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans
  • Roasted Shrimp with Lemon Parmesan Sauce
  • Cold Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Coconut-Peanut Sauce
  • Fregola, Corn and Grape Tomato Salad with Pancetta
  • Muffaletta Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad with Ginger, Cilantro and Shallots
  • White Chocolate Brownies

Thursday, June 11 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Laura Rinsky

A Moveable Feast
with Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky at the Fairfield Location

For summertime meals on the go, think beyond the sandwich! Anything that can be served cold or at room temperature has picnic potential. Laura and Carol present you with a meal that celebrates the outdoors with a menu filled with flavors and colors that is perfect for those warm summer nights.

On the Menu

  • Chilled Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup with Basil and Goat Cheese
  • Salmon Terrine with a Roasted Poblano Cream
  • Grilled Chicken with an Apricot/Pineapple BBQ Sauce
  • Summer Corn and Grain Salad with a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Grilled French Bread with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan Cheese
  • Blueberry Butter Cake loaded with Fresh Summer Blueberries

Saturday, June 13 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller

Grilling with Ellen – A Sensational Summer Grill
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Perfect for dinner or a special occasion, this crowd-pleasing menu 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, June 16 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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

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Ellen Mueller

Gifts from the Summer Kitchen
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Capture the best of summer bounty to share all year long with your friends and family. We think the very best gifts are of the edible sort, of course, so Leigh presents a list of goodies for the culinary inclined! Just think of it as a helpful head start to holiday gift giving!

On the Menu

  • Summer Sangria
  • Fragolino – Italian Strawberry Liqueur
  • Mixed Berry Microwave Jam
  • Espresso-Balsamic BBQ Sauce
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Sauce with Chiles and Oregano
  • Walnut and Ricotta Pesto
  • Oven-Dried Tomatoes with Herbes de Napa
  • Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Blueberry Lemon Cake
  • Homemade "Magic Shell” and 2 Ice Cream Truck Novelties
  • Raspberry Lemonade Biscotti

Friday, June 19 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Saturday, June 20 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller

Summer Favorites from My Assyrian, Armenian, Persian and Turkish Family
with David Warda at the Fairfield Location

David introduces a delicious menu that reflects his family’s fusion of Near-East cuisines. An evening of good food, family stories and tips on preparing this fascinating cuisine awaits you.

On the Menu

  • Persian Cold Buttermilk-Yogurt Soup – creamy and tart
  • Grilled Assyrian Lamb Patties – topped with herbs and wrapped in flatbread
  • Barley Salad – ancient whole grain with herbs, fruits, nuts and feta
  • Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Tarator Sauce – cracked wheat, walnuts and mushrooms in this plant-based main course
  • Persian Rhubarb Cake – this moist, dense picnic dessert travels well
  • Hibiscus Cooler – a refreshing, brilliant drink

Tuesday, June 23 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Hands-On Grilled Pizza
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Are you ready to master the skill of grilled pizza? Look no further. The fundamentals of grilled pizza will give you confidence to turn your patio into a pizzeria! From the basics of making dough to the techniques for perfect grilling, you’ll step away from the oven and up to the grill!

On the Menu

  • Classic Pizza Margherita
  • Artisan Pizza with Fig Jam, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad
  • Italian Sausage and Pepper Pizza with Red Sauce and Cheese
  • Hot Fudge Sundaes

Thursday, June 25 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Rob Seideman

A Steakhouse Dinner
with Rob Seideman at the Fairfield Location

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or life itself, nothing says it like a sumptuous steakhouse dinner! Rob showcases fresh flavors and an unusual twist to the classic surf and turf.

On the Menu

  • Steamed Artichoke with House Dipping Sauce
  • Potato-Crusted Jumbo Shrimp
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Port-Cherry Sauce and Blue Cheese-Chive Butter
  • Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
  • Kale Gratin with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Frozen Key Lime Pie

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

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July

Ellen Mueller

Grilling with Ellen - Casual Summer Entertaining
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Gather around our grill deck for an evening of great food with Ellen, our resident grill expert. She’ll share her tips and techniques for using the grill to create perfectly flavorful chicken and grilled sweet corn. You’ll don an apron and work right along beside her!

On the Menu

  • Fresh Grape Sangria
  • Tomato and Black Olive Bruschetta with Garlic Crostini
  • Herbed Bean Dip
  • Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken with Cool Sour Cream Sauce
  • Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Lemon
  • Grilled Sweet Corn with Lime Butter
  • Oatmeal Blueberry Bars

Thursday, July 2 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Laura Rinsky

Wine and Food for a French Picnic
with Michael Freeman and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Michael and Dave both enjoy French cuisine and they are pairing new wines from France for this afternoon of fine summer picnic fare. The salad and main courses are delicious served at picnic temperature – inside or outdoors! Come and share good food and wine with the experts!

On the Menu

  • Summer Kale and Avocado Salad
  • Roasted Chicken with Mushroom and Herb Compound Butter
  • Whole Wild Salmon Filet with Mustard Sauce
  • French Cheese Course
  • Cherry Clafoutis
    Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Abymes - nice dry, crisp white from Savoie in Eastern France near the Alps
  • Rose de Provence - blush wine from Southern France, dry and zesty!
  • Chinon - Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley, fruity and mouthwatering with a slight chill on it!
  • Burgundy - Pinot Noir with cherry and earthy overtones, a light quaffing red

Saturday, July 18 | 12:00noon - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Ochs

In Praise of Poultry
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Who can imagine not liking chicken? Leigh will show off chicken’s versatility and taste in dishes that are built around this intensely satisfying kitchen staple. Make room in your recipe box for these family-friendly and guest-worthy dishes.

On the Menu

  • BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • Penne with Chickpeas, Charred Tomatoes and Chicken Sausage
  • Chicken with Prosciutto, Rosemary and White Wine
  • Baked Linguine with Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan Sauce
  • Chewy Butterfinger Cookies

Tuesday, July 21 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Ochs

Hands-On Cedar Planked Steak
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Steak rules! This is a new favorite way to prepare a juicy filet. The smoky flavor adds a taste that’s hard to beat. Enjoy an evening learning new recipes and enjoying a great meal you make with friends.

On the Menu

  • Mason Jar Spiked Lemonade
  • Melon and Prosciutto Bruschett
  • Cedar Planked Filet Mignon with Porcini Slather
  • Bacon and Sweet Corn Pasta with Zucchini
  • Caprese Gratin
  • Orange Pecan Cake

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

Please call 513.674.6059 one seat available.

Leigh Ochs

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 with a Kitchen Aid. The ravioli stamp you use in class is yours to take home along with 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, July 25 | 11:00am - 2:00pm | $150.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller

Grilling with Ellen – A Tuscan Dinner
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Tie on an apron and get ready to make a meal saluting Italy’s bounty. You will chop, slice and grill your way to a delicious dinner. Bon appetito!

On the Menu

  • Italian Sangria with Chianti and Prosecco
  • Shrimp, Lemon and Garlic Bruschetta
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Steak Panzanella with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
  • Pressed Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, July 28 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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

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August

Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr

Summer Dinner Party, Italian Style
with Carol Taboneand Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Summer is really the best time of the year to get a group of friends together and take advantage of dining outdoors. Transfer your guests to a Tuscan villa as you serve Carol and Dave’s favorite menu.

On the Menu

  • Peach Bellini - a classic Italian pre-meal drink
  • Citrus Flavored Risotto - a lighter and refreshing take on the typical risotto
  • Grilled Sliced Steak Salad with Arugula and Parmesan
  • Peperonata with Ricotta Crostini - bell peppers cooked with garlic and olive oil
  • Grilled Asparagus with Pepper and Zabaglione Sauce
  • Cheese Course
  • Vanilla Scented Panna Cotta with Summer Berries
    Dave's Wine Selection:
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano - floral, dry and very enjoyable - one of Italy’s best whites
  • Chianti Classico - from the heart of Tuscany, Sangiovese at it’s finest!
  • Brunello di Montalcino - an intense, rich full-bodied red
  • Rosso di Montalcino - Brunello’s baby brother, lighter in style but still very full flavored

Saturday, August 1 | 12:00noon - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Madhu Sinha

Classic Indian Cuisine with a European Twist
with Madhu Sinha at the Fairfield Location

The Europeans entered India by the 15th century looking for new lands to conquer. Inevitably this led to the creation of fusion foods which have become closely associated with Indian cuisine and are well known dishes.

On the Menu

  • Mulligatawny Soup – a savory British creation
  • Chicken Vindaloo – a Portuguese-inspired favorite
  • Chicken Tikka Masala – warm and spicy British dish
  • Fugad de Repolho – a simple cabbage and coconut Portuguese combination

Tuesday, August 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Bryn Mooth

Celebrate Tomato Season!
with Bryn Mooth at the Fairfield Location

We're at the peak of summer tomato season, and we just can’t get enough. BLTs and big platters of sliced tomatoes are perfect ways to enjoy the bounty — but if you’re looking for new recipes for this favorite summertime specialty, you’ll find them in this class. In addition to sharing recipes, we’ll discuss tips for preserving tomatoes for the off-season.

On the Menu

  • Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Basil and Oven-dried Tomato Pesto - make extra pesto and freeze it for winter use
  • Fresh Green Salad with Sunny Day Tomato Dressing — dressing gets an infusion of flavor thanks to sunshine
  • Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce — easy, and the best way to enjoy tomatoes at their seasonal peak
  • Summer Tomato Corn Pie in Cornmeal Crust — utterly delicious!
  • Tomato Sorbetto — from Michael Christner of Dojo Gelato, a surprising treat

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

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

An Elegant Summer Table
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Sophisticated summer dining! Irresistible food prepared with ease will inspire you to host your own elegant summer dinner party. Seasonal ingredients are the centerpiece.

On the Menu

  • Sparkling Spiced Lemon Cocktail
  • Spinach, Strawberry and Almond Salad with Raspberry Balsamic-Chocolate Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Tomato- Orange Relish
  • Roasted Corn and Challah Bread Pudding
  • Wild Mushroom and Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese
  • Three Cheese Yeast Bread
  • Almond Cake with Fresh Berries

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

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Thursday, August 13 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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 Susan Diehl

Savoring Summer
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

Summer is here and the days are longer, hotter and brighter. Join Susan as she prepares a simple, yet elegant meal that will have you enjoying the sunny weather.

On the Menu

  • Cold Potato and Cucumber Soup with Dill
  • 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

Tuesday, August 18 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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JaimeCarmody

A Showcase of Summer Fruits
with Jaime Carmody at the Fairfield Location

With all the bounty available at Jungle Jim’s, there’s no better way to highlight summer produce than a menu starring fresh, ripe fruit. Jaime creatively pairs fruit with ingredients that make for a memorable meal.

On the Menu

  • Chilled Melon Gazpacho
  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
  • Pork Tenderloin with Berry-Rosemary Sauce
  • Quinoa Pilaf with Goat Cheese and Kale
  • Strawberry Shortcake

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

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 Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Dave Schmerr

A French Bistro
with Leigh Barnhart Ochsand Dave Schmerr the Fairfield Location

It's time to duck into a cozy, French bistro for a refined, yet hearty meal. Enjoy a classic French bistro menu accompanied by luxurious Bordeaux wines.

On the Menu

  • Pâté de Campagne – Country Pâté with Fruit Compote
  • Moules a la Provençale – Mussels with White Wine, Tomatoes, Garlic and Saffron
  • Steak Frites – Filet Mignon, Hotel Butter and Pommes Frites
  • Salade aux Coeurs de Palmier – Hearts of Palm, Onion and Orange with Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Selection of French Cheeses
  • Pot de Crème au Chocolat Noir – Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème
    Dave's Wine Selection
  • Saint-Emilion - Merlot at it’s best and Dave’s favorite wine growing region in the world!
  • Graves Blanc - Sauvignon Blanc - dry, crisp and very elegant
  • Haut-Medoc - Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied with deep rich dark fruits
  • Pessac-Leognan - the blends of grapes come together perfectly and nicely balanced!

Saturday, August 22 | 12:00noon - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller

Grilling with Ellen - The Flavors of India
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

Our favorite flavors are combined in this fun menu. If you enjoy warm spices and tantalizing aromas, join Ellen at the grill and make a special dinner sure to please.

On the Menu

  • Indian Spiced Shrimp with Garlic Cilantro Dipping Sauce
  • Tandoori-Style Pork Kebabs
  • Spiced Lemon Rice with Cashews
  • Green Beans with Fresh Tomato Relish
  • Cucumber Mint Raita
  • Mango Tart

Tuesday, August 25 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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

 

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Ellen Mueller

Knife Sharpening Event in The Cooking School
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs and the True Hone Knife Sharpener at the Fairfield Location

Saturday, August 29 | 10:00am – 12:00noon
The first knife is free! Each additional paring knife is $3.00 and all other knives in good condition are $5.00 per knife.