EVENTS

EVENTS

Sep
22
Fri
Hands-on Spanish Nights Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada…we want to take you there…and you don’t even have to leave Bull City. In this class, we will enjoy all that Spanish food has to offer! We discuss common ingredients and cooking techniques and create a meal that will only leave you wanting a siesta!

Menu includes: Classic Paella with Chorizo, Mussels, Clams, and Shrimp; Pan Con Tomate; Grilled Zucchini with Sumac and Mint; Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquettes with Romesco Sauce; Tarta de Santiago con Salsa de Fruitas

Sep
30
Sat
Hands-on Oktoberfest German Cuisine Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Now is the time to celebrate Germany and all the delicious dishes it has to offer!
And if you can’t be a part of the party under the big tent in Munich. Join us here in Durham for our own celebration of Germany, it’s food, and of course, it’s beer!

Menu includes: German Bacon and Onion Tart; Jaeger Schnitzel; Spaetzle; Dill and Cucumber Salad; Beer Braised Bratwursts; German Potato Salad; Braised Red Cabbage and Apples; Black Forest Cake.

Oct
7
Sat
Hands-on Ethiopian Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ethiopian cuisine is one of the world’s best kept secrets. It is a spicy mix of vegetable and lentil stews and slow-simmered meats. Ethiopia is known as “The land of bread and honey” and has a wide and wonderful choice of recipes from its diverse cultural mix of people and languages. In this class, we will show you why this food is some of the best (and hottest!*) on the globe!

Menu includes: Injera Bread; Lamb Sambossas; Doro Wat: Ethiopian Chicken Stew; Mesir Wat: Creamy Red Lentils with Berbere; Shrio Wat: Spiced Chickpea Flour Dip; Gomen: Ethiopian Collards; Timatim: Ethiopian Tomato Salad; Alich’a: Root Vegetable Stew.

Oct
8
Sun
Hands-on Global Noodles Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are traveling the world, one bowl of noodles at a time! We are including a variety of flavors from China, Thailand, Korea, Japan and course Italy…Just to name a few! Join us as we learn traditional preparations and even make a few noodles from scratch!

Menu includes: Chinese DanDan Noodles; Korean Jap Chae; Italian Fresh Pasta with Ragu; Cold Ginger and Scallion Soba Noodle Salad; Shrimp Pad Thai; Spanish Catalan Fideuà.

Oct
12
Thu
Hands-on Thai Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to make your own Thai from scratch! Good Thai food comes from using fresh ingredients. In this class, we will start by making our own curry pastes, then we will create a Thai feast fit for a Bangkok queen.

Menu includes: Tom Ka Gai: Thai Coconut Soup; Pad See Ewe; Masaman Curry with Beef; Thai Pumpkin Curry; Green Papaya Salad; Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce; Mango Coconut Sticky Rice.

Oct
13
Fri
Hands-on Fall Appetizers Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fall is here and the season for entertaining is upon us. Why not celebrate with some tasty bite size treats and that will have your family and friends coming back for more? Join us as we use the local harvest as inspiration for tonight’s menu.

Menu includes:Tequila Lime Chicken Wings; Sweet Potato Fritters with Chipotle Aioli; Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tartlets; Mini Grilled Manchego Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Squash and Caramelized Onions; Pear and Gruyere Tart; Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Apples; Cranberry Bars.

Oct
21
Sat
Hands-on All About Pumpkins Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! Heirloom varieties of pumpkins are becoming more and more popular, learn how to cook with different types of pumpkins and winter squash. We are cooking all pumpkin with none of the “pumpkin spice.” You would have to be out of your gourd not to take this class!

Menu includes: Beer Battered Pumpkin; Roasted Pumpkin and Cranberries with a Sage Vinaigrette, Pumpkin and Poblano Pozole with Pumpkin Guacamole; Pumpkin and Chorizo Hash with Pumpkin Seed Salsa; Winter Squash Aigre-Doux; Pumpkin Roulade with Pumpkin Seed Brittle.

Oct
22
Sun
Hands-on Fall Vegetarian Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Now that fall is here, there is a brand new harvest of ingredients that we can begin to incorporate! Join us as we create a menu utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Learn how to make these easy and hearty recipes that will most certainly not leave you wondering “Where’s the meat?”

Menu includes: Mushroom Gruyere Tartlets; Sweet Potato Cakes with a Roasted Garlic and Chipotle Aioli; Fall Mediterranean Grain Salad with Pomegranate and Apple; Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnut Butter; Butternut Squash Moroccan B’stilla; Spiced Caramel Pear Cake.

Oct
24
Tue
Southern Cooking Demo and Booking Signing with Chef Elizabeth Heiskell @ The Kitchen Specialist
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Durham Spirits Co. is so excited to welcome Chef Elizabeth Heiskell to Durham! Join us at The Kitchen Specialist for a one time event as Chef Heiskell prepares recipes from her new cookbook, “What Can I Bring?”, tells stories of her Southern upbringing and shows us how easy it is to cook something for every occasion.
Chef Heiskell is not only a cookbook author, but also a feature writer for Southern Living magazine and a regular on the Today show. She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, where she grew a passion for combining her love of food and the history of the rich agricultural area she was raised in.
The Regulator Bookstore will also be there selling copies of her book to be signed.
Heavy Appetizers with be served.

Nov
1
Wed
Hands-on Fall Soups and Stews Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooler weather is on the way. Time to curl up by the fire with a hearty stew. In this class, we will make several soups and stews inspired by the cool weather and fall garden.

Menu includes: Butternut Squash with Lentils and Coconut; Pumpkin and Pork Pozole; Potato Soup with Mushrooms and Leeks; Southern Sausage and Collard Green Soup; Caramelized Apple and Onion Cornbread.

Nov
3
Fri
Hands-on Fall Southern Nights Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holidays are right around the corner. What better way to celebrate fall in North Carolina and get ready for all of that holiday entertaining, than with a harvest dinner? In tonight’s class, we will discuss the best way to prepare and execute the perfect dinner party with a meal inspired by the local harvest.

Menu includes: Roasted Gruyere Sweet Potato Tart; Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Cranberries; Benne Seed Encrusted Pork with Apple Bourbon Sauce; Coconut Creamed Collard Greens; Maple Brown Butter Pear Tart with Pecan Crust.

Nov
5
Sun
Hands-on Holiday Pies and Tarts Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Don’t let gearing up for the holidays stress you out! Today we will teach you how to make the perfect pie crust and several traditional and not so traditional pies ready for the holiday table. You will even leave with your own homemade pie crust in hand!

Menu includes: Lattice Top Salted Caramel Apple Pie; Bourbon Laced Chocolate Pecan Pie; Brown Sugar Cranberry Tart; Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie; Chocolate Pear Pie.

Nov
12
Sun
Hands-on French Macarons Baking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As we get ready for the season of eating, let Chef Audra Thomas, head baker of Joe Van Gogh, teach you how to make the perfect French Macarons. Great for gifts or Holiday entertaining! With such a variety, we have something for everyone!