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EatBeat Calendar: South Florida Food Events Through February

February 18th, 2009 · No Comments

CLASSES AND EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA THROUGH FEB. 28

Meet a Moosewood cookbook author, cook for a Mardi Gras party,  go to a Craft Brew Dinner and meet the brewer, bake bread and shop at the green markets — February is fabulous for foodies. Featured classes and demos are at Florida Culinary Institute, Publix Apron’s Cooking School Boca Raton, Robb and Stuckey, Palm Beach Gardens and Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton.

 

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 Feb. 15:    

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 21:

           Hands-on class – Regional Italian Cuisine: 10 a.m., $125

             Hands-on class – Great American Quick Breads: 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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17: Hands-on class – Pickles and Chutneys: 6 p.m., $35.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19: Demo-technique class – Light the Fuse: 6:30 p.m., $40.
  • Friday, Feb. 20: Demo-technique class – Floribbean: 6:30 p.m., $40.
  • Saturday, Feb. 21:

                Hands-on class – Soups for the Soul: 11 a.m., $35.

                Demo-technique class – Celebrity Chef David Hirsch – Moosewood: 6:30 p.m., 5-6 p.m. book signing, $45.

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

  • Friday, Feb. 20: Craft Beer Dinner – Chef Christian pairs four courses with the craft beers of Dogfish Head Brewing Co., a southern Delaware-based brewery. 7-10 p.m., $60.

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

  • Wednesday, Feb. 18: Demo-technique class – COOKTECH featuring Chef Rich 1 p.m., free.    
  • Saturday, Feb. 21: Demo-technique class – Skillet Tech from All-Clad COOKTECH series, 1 p.m., free.

 Week of Feb. 22:  

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 28: Hands-on class – The Sushi Experience: 10 a.m., $125.
  • Saturday, Feb. 28: Hands-on class – Basic Cake Decorating: 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

  • Sunday, Feb. 22: Hands-on class – Bread Baking: 1 p.m., $35.
  • Monday, Feb. 23: Hands-on class – Crawl Before You Cook: 6 p.m., $35.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24: Hands-on class – The Basics of Culinary: First of a six-part series; 6 p.m., $300.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25: Hands-on class – Sauces Demystified: 6 p.m., $40.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26: Demo-technique class – Barbecue in Your Oven: 6:30 p.m, $40.
  • Saturday, Feb. 28:

             Hands-on class – Upscale Brown Bag Lunches: 11 a.m., $40.

             Demo-technique class – Girls’ Night Out … Chocolate Chips: More Than Cookies: 6:30 p.m., $40.  

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

  • Tuesday, Feb 24: Demo-technique class: Fat Tuesday – Come out for the best recipes from the French Quarter and celebrate Mardi Gras with Chef Christian. 6-8 p.m., $50.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26: Demo-technique class: Sensational Strawberries – Chef Christian kicks off Florida strawberry season with savory and sweet recipes showcasing this versatile fruit. 6-8 p.m., $40.
  • Saturday, Feb. 28: New Orleans Wine Dinner – Chef Christian prepares recipes from the Big Easy in this five-course food and wine paring dinner. 6-9 p.m., $95.

Tuesday, Feb. 17: Community Caring Center’s 9th Annual Harvest of Hearts Dinner – A “New Orleans Style” buffet dinner will be provided by the Ocean Avenue Green Market Café chefs. Cash bar, silent auction, music and dancing. Boynton Beach Women’s Club, 1010 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach. 6  p.m. cash bar and silent auction, 7 p.m. dinner, $65 per person. Call 561-364-9501, ext. 24, for reservations.   Bloomingdale’s, 5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-3942263 to reserve seats.

  •  Wednesday, Feb. 25: Demo-technique class – COOKTECH featuring BOVA Restaurant 1 p.m., free.
  •  Saturday, Feb. 28: Demo-technique class – COOKTECH featuring The Cookie Chic, 1 p.m., free.

   

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. 
  • 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 Gardens‘ Taste 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.

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