Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cooking classes coming up

Giving a class for a gift? Or taking one as a gift to yourself? Here are a few to consider:

Polish pierogi at the Harvest Moon Grille, at the Dunhill Hotel, 235 N. Tryon St., 2 p.m. Dec. 23. Taught by chef Cassie  Parsons, who'll share the recipe she learned from her mother. $25 and it includes pierogis to take home. 704-342-1193 for reservations.

Sweet Suite Fridays at the Ritz-Carlton. Limited to three couples per weekend: You get an overnight stay in a suite, a Saturday morning dessert-cooking class for two at the Cocoa Lab, and a Ritz-Carlton apron. Cost: From $459 per night, including valet parking, an in-room gift from Bar Cocoa and a special late checkout (3 p.m.) on Saturday. Available Jan. 11, 18 or 25; must be booked seven days in advance. Call 1-800-241-3333.

Tasty Tour Around the World, taught by Carrie Hegnauer (AKA Culinary Carrie), starting Jan. 12 at The Kitch, 8305D Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius. All classes are from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays and cost $95 ($50 discount if you sign up for all four):

  • Asian Cuisine, Jan 12.
  • The Mediterranean, Jan. 26.
  • The Greek Isles, March 2.
  • Italian Cuisine, March 23. 
  • Also: Be My Valentine Couples Class, Feb. 16, $170 for two. 

Seating is limited; reservations are required. Sign up at culinarycarrie.com.