Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Up next in Charlotte cooking classes

Class 1: Jan. 26 (as in, Saturday) is the start of a new cooking class series at Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, led by executive chef Scott Wallen. There are six classes in the series:

Practical Pizza, Jan. 26
Sunday Brunch, March 23
Handmade Pastas, May 18
Farmers' Tribute, July 27
Rome Remembered, Sept. 28
Italian Sunday Supper, Nov. 16.

Classes are $50 each and last from 10 a.m.-noon. Each one includes tastings, wine and/or beer tastings and a recipe packet. The classes are held at the pizza bar in Phillips Place, on Fairview near Sharon Road. Details and registration: 704-295-0101.

Class 2. BLT Steak Charlotte will focus on sweets and sparkling wine with a Feb. 2 class, Bon Bons & Bubbly. Pastry chef Rachael Burns will demonstrate hand-rolled truffles, peanut butter cups and chocolate rosemary tart, followed by a Spiced Hot Chocolate Demonstration. For an extra $12, you get sparkling wine pairings with the desserts. The class is $45 and includes recipes. Reservations: 704-972-4380.