Coolest wine and/or food events/classes?
What are the neatest wine/food events or classes you've attended? Perhaps a pairings class (wine/chocolate) or a very specific topic that you found interesting (exploring a single ingredient). I went to an awesome Murray's Cheese 101 class a few yrs ago. Now that I'm not on the East Coast I'd love ideas for helping put together classes in my new city!
Well, we have attended several Blackberry Farm Food & Wine evens, but the most recent was possibly the best. It featured Chef Michael Mina, and the wines from Dirk Nierpoort. That event exceeded my expectations.
Don't know how it will be, but will report on here. Daughter and I are going to a class offered by the Santa Fe School of Cooking in August that will be held at the Georgia O'Keefe estate. Am really looking forward to the class and seeing the estate.
I took at sugar pulling/blowing class at ICE in NYC during the winter. I was the only non-professional student there but it was fun. It was a 3 day class and at the end we got to take home sugar centerpieces that we had made using the different techniques taught in class.
The coolest food events for me were feasts with other chowhounds, such as:
- a 5 hour chow crawl exploring JP with Boston hounds: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/432652
- the SF chowhound picnic e.g. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/448504
- a NY chowhound social http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/238356
Last March a friend & I attended the Charleston Wine & Food Show and the very best (of many bests) was the Soul Food Shuffle. We ate at about 9 different restaurants (soul food restaurants, of course) in only 6 or so hours. If you are lucky enough to get to attend this event, make sure you sign up for that particular part of it. Sooooo much fun and got to see parts of Charleston that even our hostess, who has lived there for years, didn't know. Too Good.
Other than that, let me mention the pasta & pizza making classes that are being given at the Sur la Table store in San Antonio, TX and in other cities. They are great fun, also.