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EatBeat Calendar: Shirley Corriher, Savor the Avenue, Metropolitan Cooking Show

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

 Don’t miss seeing my favorite food-as-science writer, Shirley Corriher, at Boca’s Aprons Cooking School March 21 where she’ll talk about her new book, BakeWise. Noted baker Nick Malgieri appears there on the 28th. And hurry to get in on the Savor the Avenue event in Delray on the 26th — it promises to be a ton of fun at one very long table in the middle of the street! 

The last weekend of the month, make plans to join me at the Metropolitan Cooking Show at the Fairgrounds, March 28-29 where Paula Deen, Bobby Flay and the Neelys also will be appearing.

Learn to cook pastas in a series of classes at Forte in West Palm Beach beginning March 21; or  learn easy, elegant meals and eat lunch at the Culinary Cafe in Delray starting on the 25th. For wine lovers, don’t miss the dinner with Stag’s Leap at Robb & Stucky’s in Palm Beach Gardens on the 28th.

CLASSES, DINNERS AND FOOD EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

March 16-31

 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.

EATBEAT CALENDAR
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.
Shirley Corriher

Shirley Corriher

 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

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 20: Irish Beer Dinner: Chef Christian features the wonderful 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

  • Friday, March 20: Demo class – Local Artist Wine & Cheese Reception: Wine and cheese event to celebrate Loxahatchee artist Jim Houbrick’s work, now on display in the cafe. From 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: Chef Stacey Webb 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.

Forte Palm Beach, 225 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-3330. Web site: www.fortepalmbeach.com

  • Saturday, March 21: Demo technique and hands-on class – Italian Cuisine and the Art of Entertaining. One in a series of cooking classes which will focus on pasta. The first class covers making fresh pasta and stuffed pastas. 11 a.m., $35 per person, students have lunch. Reservations required: Call Mark at (916) 337-7249.

Week of March 22:

Savor the Avenue, Thursday, March 26:

    A dozen of downtown Delray Beach’s restaurants will serve a “street-long” dinner — with dining tables set up along five blocks of Atlantic Avenue and a prix fixe dinner served by the individual restaurants. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; a “grand toast” is at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $36 to $95 — with gift-card party favors for each guest (five will be loaded with $100). For more information and to see the menus go to www.downtowndelraybeach.com . Make reservations at the individual restaurant you wish to dine with. Reservation cut-off is Friday, March 20; seats are limited.

Bobby Flay

Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 

  • Friday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On both days, cooking and entertaining demos scheduled all day, plus kitchen and home vendors and food tastings from companies around the country. Top names include Paula Deen, Bobby Flay and the Neelys. Cookbook signings and chef appearances by numerous local chefs and food experts. Tickets range from $20 to $80. For a complete schedule of guest appearances plus tickets, visit the show’s web site: www.metrocooking.com/2009FL/home.html

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.

  • 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

  • Wednesday, March 25: Hands-on class – Kids Cooking Class by Fun Chefs: Chef Stacey Webb brings Italy to the kids through the preparation of popular Italian dishes; they bring it home to share. From 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 required.
  • Thursday, March 26: Demo class – Sugar Conscious Cooking: Learn low sugar recipes from Chef Joe. 6:30 p.m., Free – but registration is required.
  • Friday, March 27: Wine Tasting for Whole Planet Foundation: 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.

 Culinary Cafe, 1832 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. For more info or to register, call (561) 266-8976 or visit www.culinarycafedelray.com

  • Wednesday, March 25: Demo technique class – Culinary Simplicity: Chef Dominick demonstrates how to prepare dishes that showcase a variety of sophisticated yet easily prepared meals. Classes include a three-course lunch, glass of wine, instruction and recipes. Noon, $40 plus tax per person (gratuity included).

 Week of March 29:

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

  • Monday, March 30: Hands-on class – Intermediate Techniques: Fourth in a series of four Monday classes. 10 a.m., $200.
  • Monday, March 30: Hands-on class – Intermediate Techniques: Fourth in a series of four Monday classes. 6 p.m., $200.

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

  • Tuesday,  March 31: Demo-technique class – Flavors of Brazil: 6-8 p.m., $40.

 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.

— EatBeat Calendar compiled by Michele Smith.

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