Friday, July 27, 2012

Simple Abundance Wine Classes


Drinking for a cause, what's not to love? The Atlanta Community Food Bank is adding wine courses to it's Simple Abundance courses this quarter. A hundred percent of the proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank so you can feel good about drinking up!

Chops

Chef Dan Tederous of Chops Lobster Bar
Monday, August 6, 7-9 p.m.
The Cook’s Warehouse – Brookhaven
4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting

Chef Tederous, who has been cooking since childhood, will share his steak and seafood expertise with class attendees.  The menu includes: Lobster Mac & Cheese, Crabcakes with mustard lemon butter, Horseradish Crusted Grouper and Pepper Steak. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Wine 102

Senior Wine Educator Don Hackett of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
Monday, August 20, 7-9 p.m.
The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur
180 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
$50 –Lesson and Tastings

Wine 101 was such a success, we are offering it again.  Don Hackett is back to teach class participants more about wine.  In addition to learning how to read wine labels, participants will begin to examine some lesser known grape varietals that every wine lover should be familiar with, and why certain regions around the world are held in higher regard than others with collectors and connoisseurs.  After this class, you’ll be ready to tackle any wine list with confidence.  The evening includes wine sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Aria
Chef Gerry Klaskala of Aria
Monday, September 17, 7-9 p.m.
The Cook’s Warehouse – Brookhaven
4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting

Long a mainstay on the Atlanta culinary scene, Aria is regarded as one of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, specializing in modern American cuisine. Chef Klaskla’s passion for food and art can be seen and tasted in his food. He brings his principles of fresh ingredients, simple flavors and time-honed techniques to Simple Abundance. Check acfb.org for menu details. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Watershed Dinner Party


Chef Joe Truex and Julia LeRoy of Watershed on Peachtree
Monday, September 24, 7-9 p.m.
The Cook’s Warehouse – Brookhaven
4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
$55 – Demonstration and Tasting

Need some new tips for planning your next dinner party?  Chefs Truex and LeRoy are here to help.  They will demonstrate how to prepare Celery Root Soup with chevre and pumpernickel toast; Roasted Quail with cornbread stuffing, collard greens and quail jus; and Almond Cake with fig preserves and whipped honey mascarpone. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

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