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EatBeat Calendar: Cooking Classes and Dinners, March 8-31

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Fun things for kids and adults — and those wanting to learn specific cuisines. Go on! Register for a class!

CLASSES AND EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Note: Events, teachers and times subject to change; call venue and confirm information in advance. To have your event published, see instructions at end of this calendar.

 Week of March 8:

Bloomingdale’s, 5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-3942263 to reserve seats.

  • Saturday, March 14: Demo-technique class – COOKTECH featuring healthy recipes approved by the American Heart Assocation, 1 p.m., Free.

Florida Culinary Institute, 2400 Metrocenter Blvd., West Palm Beach.Call (561) 712-3429.

  • Saturday, March 14: Hands-on class – Chocolate Fantasy: 10 a.m., $125.
  • Saturday, March 14: Hands-on class – Cuisine of Louisiana: 10 a.m., $125.

 Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 5050 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. For information or reservations, call 561-994-4883 or www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Boca/Home.do

  • Wednesday, March 11: Demo-technique class – DFV Wines: 6:30 p.m., $45.
  • Thursday, March 12: Hands-on class – Pickles and Chutneys: 6 p.m., $35.
  • Saturday, March 14: Hands-on class – Sauces Demystified: 11 a.m., $40.
  • Saturday, March 14: Demo-technique class – Torres Wines: 6:30 p.m., $45.

Robb & Stucky Culinary Center, 4001 Design Center Dr., Palm Beach Gardens. Call (866) 206-3840.

  • Tuesday, March 10: Demo-technique class – Flavors of Spain: 6-8 p.m., $40.
  • Thursday, March 12: Demo-technique class – One Pot Meals: 6-8 p.m., $40.
  • Saturday, March 14: Wine Dinner with Trinchero Family Estates: Chef Christian hosts Steve Patton from Trinchero Family Estates to present wines from Folie à Deux Winery and Napa Cellars in a four-course food and wine pairing dinner. 6-9 p.m., $75.

Whole Foods Market Wellington, 2635 S.R. 7, Wellington. Call (561) 904-4000; www.WholeFoods.com

  • Monday, March 9: Demo class – Dine with the Doc: Share an evening of fun, good food, and learning with renowned speaker, Dr. Tim DeCanio, a board certified chriopractic neurologist. Complementary chair massages and health screening before dinner and talk. 6:30 p.m., Free – but registration is required.
  • Thursday, March 12: Demo class – Authentic Thai Cuisine Revisited: Chef Joe as he demonstrates the techniques for creating authentic Thai soups, entrées, and desserts right in your own kitchen. 6:30 p.m., Free – but registration required.

Week of March 15:

Bloomingdale’s,
5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-3942263 to reserve seats.

  • Saturday, March 21: Demo-technique class – COOKTECH featuring Season’s 52: Meet Scott Algeria, Executive Chef of Season’s 52 in Boca Raton. 1 p.m., Free.

 Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 5050 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. For information or reservations, call 561-994-4883 or www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Boca/Home.do

  • Friday, March 20: Demo-technique class – Northern Italian Dinner Party: 6:30 p.m., $50.
  • Saturday, March 21: Demo-technique class – Celebrity Chef Shirley Corriher: 6:30 p.m.; Book signing: 5-6 p.m., $50.

Robb & Stucky Culinary Center, 4001 Design Center Dr., Palm Beach Gardens. Call (866) 206-3840.

  • Tuesday, March 17: Demo-technique class – Irish for the Day: 6-8 p.m., $40.
  • Wednesday, March 18: Demo-technique class – Flavors of Maine: 6-8 p.m., $50.
  • Friday, March 20: Irish Beer Dinner: Chef Christian features the beers of Ireland in a four-course beer and food tasting dinner. 7-10 p.m., $60.

Whole Foods Market Wellington, 2635 S.R. 7, Wellington. Call (561) 904-4000; www.WholeFoods.com

  • Monday, March 16: Demo class – Irish Feast and Beer Tasting: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning traditional Irish dishes, plus sample the best beers to accompany your Irish Feast. 6:30 p.m., Free – but registration required.
  • Friday, March 20: Demo class – Local Artist Wine & Cheese Reception: Loxahatchee artist Jim Houbrick’s work is now on display in our cafe. Please join us to meet Jim, sample delicious wine and cheese and listen to live music. 6:30-8:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 will help support the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center – pre-register with customer service.
  • Saturday, March 21: Demo class – Traditional Passover Favorites: Join Chef Stacey Webb as she shares her most popular Passover dishes from her family to yours. 11 a.m., $20 per person. Register by emailing: Funchefs@Hotmail.com or call (561) 676-8716, payment will be accepted at the beginning of the class. Registration required.

 Week of March 22:

 Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 5050 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. For information or reservations, call 561-994-4883 or www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Boca/Home.do

  • Wednesday, March 25: Demo-technique class – Shellfish Exposed: 6:30 p.m., $45.
  • Friday, March 27: Demo-technique class – Girls’ Night Out: Italian Classics: 6:30 p.m., $40.
  • Saturday, March 28: Demo-technique class – Celebrity Chef Nick Malgieri: : 6:30 p.m.; Book signing: 5-6 p.m., $50.

 

Robb & Stucky Culinary Center, 4001 Design Center Dr., Palm Beach Gardens. Call (866) 206-3840. Reservations required.

  • Tuesday, March 24: Demo-technique class – Hot Potatoes: 6-8 p.m., $40.
  • Thursday, March 26: Demo-technique class – Shellfish Cookery: 6-8 p.m., $50.
  • Saturday, March 28: Wine Dinner with Stags’ Leap Winery: Chef Christian prepares a four-course dinner to complement the wines of Stags’ Leap Winery of Napa Valley. 6-10 p.m., $100.

Whole Foods Market Wellington, 2635 S.R. 7, Wellington. Call (561) 904-4000; www.WholeFoods.com Register for free classes at the customer service desk.

  • Wednesday, March 25: Hands-on class – Kids Cooking Class by Fun Chefs: Chef Stacey Webb brings Italy to your kids through the preparation of popular Italian dishes. Kids will make the food and bring some home to share with their family. 4-5:30 p.m., $15 per child. Register by emailing: Funchefs@Hotmail.com or call (561) 676-8716. Payment will be collected at the beginning of the class. Registration is required.
  • Thursday, March 26: Demo class – Sugar Conscious Cooking: Learn low sugar recipes from Chef Joe. 6:30 p.m., Free; registration is required.
  • Friday, March 27: Wine Tasting Benefit for Whole Planet Foundation: Specialty Department will hold a  tasting event filled with fine wines, cheese, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds from silent auction and entrance fees go to The Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign. 7-9 p.m., $5.

 AREA GREEN MARKETS:

Area greenmarkets run through spring; check with the markets in spring to verify closing dates. 

 Saturday markets:

  •  West Palm Beach Green Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, at Second Street and Narcissus Avenue. Variety of raw and prepared foods, plants and gift items. Free parking in Banyan Street Garage during market hours. Runs through April. Call: (561) 822-1515. Web: www.wpb.org/greenmarket.
  • Delray GreenMarket, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays through May 16, Pineapple Grove on N.E. Second Avenue, just east of Old School Square in the parking lot, Delray Beach. Cupcakes, foods, animal treats, plants, more. Call: (561) 276-7511. www.delraycra.org.
  • Boca Raton GreenMarket, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays through April/May, South Federal Highway in the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Plaza. Parking is located adjacent to the GreenMarket vendor site. Call: (561) 358-6875.
  • Fort Pierce Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays at East Orange Avenue along the waterway (Melody Lane and Riverside Drive). Call: (772) 940-1145.
  • Boynton Beach – Ocean Avenue Green Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays until early May, the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum campus, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Market organizer Sherry Johnson is looking for new vendors to join the market including those selling baked goods, fruits, coffee, flowers and specialty foods. Call: (561) 752-8598.
  • Lake Worth – Oceanside Farmers Market at Lake Worth Beach, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, at S. Ocean Avenue and Lake Avenue, behind John J’s restaurant, Lake Worth. Call Peter at (561) 283-5856, or e-mail: info@oceanside-farmersmarket.com. Web: www.oceanside-farmersmarket.com.
  • Pompano Beach Green Market, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays through April, at Flagler Avenue and N.E. First Street, Pompano Beach. For more information: http://www.pompanohistory.com/phc/market.
  • Jupiter – Abacoa Town Center Green Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Crescent and Town Center drives in Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter. Call: (561) 756-3600.

 Sunday markets: 

  • Palm Beach GardensTaste Of The Gardens Green Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays, City Complex, Military Trail at Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Call: (561) 722-6435. www.pbgfl.com.
  • Stuart Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays, city hall parking lot, Stuart. Parking available at city hall lot. Call: (772) 528-8900.

 

 To have your South Florida food event listed on our calendar, send it by email to eatbeatcalendar@gmail.com. Items are due two weeks prior to the event and must include a contact phone number.

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