Here are the details:
The Turnip Truck Urban Fare, located at 321 12th Ave South in the Gulch, will host a holiday open house, Wednesday, November 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight locally and regionally made chocolates, local coffee roasters, local and regional breweries.
Participants include Bang Candy Company, Bongo Java, Drew’s Brews, Just Love Coffee, Goo Goo Cluster, Nashville Toffee, Olive & Sinclair, Raw Shakti Chocolate, Terrapin Beer Company and Yazoo Brewing Company.
Terrapin will offer samples of MooHoo, a chocolate milk stout created in collaboration with Olive & Sinclair chocolate.
“Coffee, chocolate and beer are such complex, complimentary flavors, and we thought it would be fun to host an open house featuring some of the best local creators,” said John Dyke, store owner. “As the holidays approach, we’re seeing an increased interest in shopping local — both for cooking ingredients and for gift ideas. We hope attendees will find some new favorite flavors at The Turnip Truck.”
This event is free and open to the public; advance registration is not needed. Beer samples and purchases are for customers 21 and older.
Speaking (or rather “typing”) about wine education, Salud Cooking School at the Whole Foods in Green Hills is teaching a class in “How to Pair Wine with Food” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Here are the details, straight from the class syllabus:
Don't you envy wine experts that know exactly what wine goes with what food? Well, envy no more! Join wine educator Billie Joyce in this fascinating and educational class that will eliminate those "deer in the headlights" moments. No more racking your brain about what wine to serve with dinner at home or order at restaurants. This class will help you understand the basic elements of food and wine pairing. Students will experience several different varietals and styles of wine and how to pair them with different components (sweet, sour, spice, salt) so that you can taste for yourself what works or what doesn't and why. By the end of the class, you will have developed the skills to think on your feet when the need arises so that you can enjoy that glass of wine and so much more. Farewell expert envy... hello, confident pairings.
REGISTER HERE: http://www.acteva.com//booking.cfm?bevaID=233010
If you thought that Mirko on Demonbreun at Music Row was just a little pasta bar for lunch or a cheap dinner, 100% Italiano wants to disabuse you of that notion as they partner with Mirko for a seven-course Italian dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
$79 includes food, wine, tax and tip for the dinner, and the menu looks quite ambitious:
Bruschetta Classica — grilled homemade bread, fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, black olives and olive oil
Barone Villagrande Etna Bianco DOC
Fritti di Formaggio — Fried four cheese ravioli with spicy tomato sauce
Vignale di Cecilia Benavides IGT
Insalata di Spinaci — Fresh baby spinach, raisins, goat cheese with a walnut, honey and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Mille 1000 Sauvignon Blanc DOC
Tagliolini Bolognese — Tagliolini long pasta served with traditional Italian meat sauce
Cordani Gutturnio frizzante DOC
Tortelli di Zucca — Butternut squash ravioli with mascarpone cream and radicchio sauce
Io Armani Chardonnay DOC
Salvalai Merlot IGT
Tiramisu Classico — Espresso soaked lady fingers layered with sweet mascarpone cream
Cantina Valpantena Recioto DOCG
Call (615) 401-5005 to make a reservation.