upcoming events

Gracie’s Harvest Halloween – Friday, October 31, 5 p.m. – close. Gracie’s dining room transforms into a macabre masquerade! Don your most ethereal disguise and join us for an evening featuring a photo booth by JWessel Photography, handmade Halloween candy, chilling cocktails, and a harvest pre-fixe menu. Our staff will vote on the best guest costume, and the winner will receive a gift certificate for a three course dessert tasting, paired with wine, for two guests. The dining room will be filled with glowing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes! Our incredibly creative team is carving up some amazing works of art. You’ll have the opportunity to vote on your favorite Jack-O-Lantern. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m., and our full menu will be available. Reservations via OpenTable or by phone, 401-272-7811. Gracie’s194 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903.

Newport Vineyards Harvest Celebration – Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the 2014 harvest with us with wine, cheese, chocolates and other specialty foods from local purveyors including Aquidneck Honey, Narragansett Creamery, Corey’s Kitchen, Rhody Fresh Cheese, Bristol House, Catanzaro’s and Hunt’s Chocolate Studio. Plus save up to 25% on case purchases made in-store on November 1 only! $20, per person, RSVP suggested: Please call 401-848-5161 x0 or info@newportvineyards.com. Newport Vineyards909 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842.

The Dorrance’s Third Anniversary – Saturday, November 1, dinner reservations at 5 p.m., entertainment 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Celebrate our third anniversary with The Dorrance in Black & White! Featuring Chris Jason Orchestra. $10 at the door after 9 p.m., includes a glass of Prosecco. Black and white attire encouraged. Call 401-521-6000 for dinner reservations. The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903.

Dinner by Dames 2 – Sunday, November 2, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. Dinner by Dames brings together, for only the second time, five of Rhode Island’s most talented chefs for a multi-course dining event. Chefs Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s and Ellie’s BakeryJordan Goldsmith formerly of Garden GrilleMaria Meza of El Rancho GrandeKaitlyn Roberts of Easy Entertaining Inc. and Jessica Wood of Fire and Water Restaurant Group, gather together to prepare signature dishes and a few treats for dinner guests. View the menu and purchase tickets hereGracie’s194 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Wine & Appetizer Pairing at the Bean – Thursday, November 6, 6 – 9 p.m. Featuring fun appetizers to pair with wines by Sage Cellars including Titus Vineyards, Hendry Ranch Winery, Bodega Mi Terruño and Marcello Miali Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery. Please call 401-253-7400 to RSVP. $25 per person or $45 for two. Judge Roy Bean Saloon, 1 State St., Bristol, RI 02809.

Newport Restaurant Week – Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 16. More than 45 restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol Counties will offer seasonal three-course dishes at prix-fixe prices: $16 for lunch, $35 for dinner. Enjoy a new (or new-to-you) restaurant or an old favorite during this 10-day culinary extravaganza. Complete details at discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Thirst Boston – Friday, November 7 through Monday, November 10. Hosted by industry professionals and founders Brandy Rand, Andrew Deitz, and Maureen Hautaniemi, Thirst Boston will serve up three major parties, 24 seminars, and tastings over the course of four days where guests can join some of the biggest names in mixology from across the country, experience a variety of educational and fun forums, and celebrate cocktails during one all-out weekend extravaganza. For more information about Thirst Boston, please visit thirstboston.com, follow @ThirstBoston on Twitter, and become a Facebook fan facebook.com/ThirstBoston. Special Providence note: State Lines: Portland & Providence Pop-Up – Saturday, November 8, 1 – 4 p.m. The ultimate bar crawl of coastal cocktail gems all in one place, the best of Portland, ME (Eventide, Hunt and Alpine, Provisions, Sonny’s) and Providence, RI (Cook & Brown, Aurora, The Eddy, The Grange) come together for a showcase of creative concoctions from these neighboring cities.

Blackbird Farm Cooking Class – Saturday, November 8, 12 – 3 p.m. People often ask about cooking Blackbird Farm pasture-raised meats, so our resident chef and food writer/photographer David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI teaches cooking classes in the farmhouse kitchen at the Farm. Classes cover preparing several cuts of meat, along with side dishes created from local farmers market ingredients. There’s plenty of wine and great conversation with farm owner Ann Marie. Each class will cover different meats and dishes so please join us for more than one class. $94 per person, which includes tastings and wine, and are limited to 12 attendees. Purchase tickets hereBlackbird Farm122 Limerock Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Dame Farm, Johnston, RI” – Saturday, November 8, 12 – 3 p.m. Dame is a family-0wned farm, specializing in fresh fruit and vegetables with pick your own apples, corn, pumpkins, and more. Darlene Dame and her family have quite a history to share with participants in this Autumnal favorite. Though we develop our class menus closer to the actual date of the class, you can be certain the Al Forno Apple Tart will appear on this one! Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

Greenvale Vineyards 15th Annual Harvest Festival – Saturday, November 8, 1 – 4 p.m. The event is held to celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest. Greenvale will host live music by Dick Lupino and friends. In addition, the celebration will include tractor rides and walking tours along with tastings of Greenvale Vineyards’ award winning, estate grown wines! This year, local food vendors such as Tallulah’s Tacos, Del’ Orto Olive Oil company, Aquidneck Honey and others will be sampling their products as well! Everyone is welcome to attend; the celebration is open to the public. General Admission is $3 per person. In addition guests are welcome to taste at $12, buy wine by the glass $7-$9 or simply enjoy the day’s activities. Greenville Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

The Great International Beer Festival – Saturday November 8, 1 – 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 10 p.m. Downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. Two shows offer the same great experiences. Your $49 ticket, ($52 at the door) will allow you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, pizza by Pizza Pier, live entertainment from Steve Smith & the Nakeds (afternoon) and Young Neil and the Vipers (evening). More details and tickets hereRhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903.

The Savory Grape, Narragansett Creamery and Jonathan Edwards Winery Cheesemaking, Lunch & Wine Pairing Experience – Sunday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We invite you to a unique cheesemaking, wine pairing, lunch and vineyard experience with Narragansett Creamery & Jonathan Edwards Winery. Savor a fall day learning the art of artisan cheesemaking and wine pairing and enjoying lunch in the wine barrel room, perfect for the food and wine lover. Reservations are required for this 6+ hour day and are nonrefundable once booked. (They are transferable.) The cost is $135 per person ($130 for an active wine club member, while seats are available. Wine club member discount available through October 15.) For the complete brochure, please click here. Seating is limited to only 24 people; if you’re interested in joining us, please contact Sabrina, sabrina@thesavoryaffair.com, for reservations. Jonathan Edwards Winery74 Chester Main Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Gracie’s Star Chef Series Presents Chef Erin Zircher – Monday, November 10, 6 p.m. Erin is the executive chef and a partner at CRU, she will be making her first appearance at Gracie’s as part of our Star Chef Series. Reservations can be made by calling Gracie’s at 401-272-7811, or by emailing keira@graciesprov.comGracie’s194 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Knife Skills and Sharpening” – Monday, November 10,  6 – 7 p.m. This hands-on class will present methods to perfectly dice, slice, and chop along with tips to keep your blade sharp. Additionally, Chef Ashley will teach you a professional’s way of sharpening your knife and briefly discuss some useful knives in the market today. Guests must bring their own knives to class. $19/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Figidini Wood Fire Eatery Guest Chef Dinner with Michael McHugh – Monday, November 10. It is with sincere gratitude that our first guest chef is the man who helped us open, Chef Mike Nice! We can’t wait to see him back in action in our kitchen. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at Figidini. $85 (taxes included, gratuity is not). Limited Seating *** Unlimited flavor adventure. View the menu here. Figidini Wood Fire Eatery, 67 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Rhode Island Food Policy Council Food Matters: A Community Conversation Series – Thursday, November 13, 6 – 8 p.m. Please join us as our RI Food Policy Council Host Kayla Ringelheim is joined by guests from a variety of partner organizations to hold a series of roundtable discussions: Cooking on a Limited Budget, Federal Food Benefits 101, School Lunch Successes, Farm to Food Pantry, You Are What You Eat:  How Access Affects Health and Cultural Food Traditions. After a night of discussion and learning, we will ask you to make a pledge to help contribute solutions to the complicated issue of inequalities in the food system. A light supper will be served, so registrations are required. Suggested donation (to cover supper costs) $10. Tours will be available of Hope & Main’s facilities following the event. Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren, RI 02885.

BreadHitz Baking Class Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Pies & Tarts with Special Guest Instructor: Dean Lavornia – November 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Thanksgiving pies and tarts with a gluten-free twist! Learn to make delicious Thanksgiving desserts that will be safe for you or your loved ones to enjoy. We will review the flours, grains, and starches used to produce flaky pie dough and sweet tart dough, and produce a number of full-sized and individual portioned desserts. All levels welcome. Products covered include Apple Pie, Pumpkin Maple Pie, Caramel Pecan Tart, Dried Cranberry Walnut Tart. NOTE:Although no wheat flour or other gluten-containing ingredients will be utilized in this class, our facility is NOT a gluten-free facility. $200 + $35 ingredients fee (lunch included). View more information and download registration form.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Getting Ducky with D’Artagnan” – Saturday, November 15, 12 – 3 p.m. Since their founding in 1985, Dartagnan has remained dedicated to putting only the finest meats on the tables of American gastronomes. At the vanguard of the farm-to-table movement, they are the leading purveyor of foie gras, game meat, organic poultry, pâtés, sausages and smoked delicacies in the nation. Their philosophy is simple. Before such buzz words existed, they were committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. They partner only with small farms and ranches that have strict standards, never use antibiotics or hormones, and sign affidavits to that effect. They support these methods in order to offer you the best-tasting, conscientiously-raised meat possible. Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

Cook & Brown Public House American Lamb Jam Dinner – Saturday, November 15, 6 p.m. In celebration of our American Lamb Jam national win we’ll be hosting a limited dinner featuring local lamb and wines from Neal Rosenthal. We’ll have the menu out soon but it will be 5-courses (with some additional treats here and there) of food and wine for $125 per person. Seating is limited and you don’t want to miss out. For reservations email cookandbrown@gmail.com or call 401-273-7275. Cook & Brown Public House, 959 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906.

Celebrate with Shri Wine Tasting, Food and Live Music Event – Saturday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. A wine tasting, food and live music event benefiting Shri Service Corps, which funds free yoga outreach classes all over the state serving 100+ students every weekday! Come Celebrate with Us! Gasbarro’s Wines361 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903.

The Westerly Pawcatuck Young Professionals Network presents The Cocktail Challenge – Sunday, November 16, 4 – 7 p.m. Over forty cocktail recipes will be submitted to a panel of judges that will pick ten of the most creative, innovative cocktails from local Westerly restaurants to feature at the main event. Guests will sample the ten cocktails and get to vote on their favorite. Three awards will be presented. Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and new to this year the winner of the Lightning Round Chopped style competition where the field of contestants will be narrowed to 4 and given mystery ingredients to create a unique cocktail on the spot! Guests will also be able to nosh on local food and listen to live music. $25 per person, tickets on sale hereThe Knickerbocker Cafe35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI 02891.

Taste of Newport to Benefit Child & Family – Sunday, November 16. Newport, Rhode Island’s most anticipated tasting event, featuring exceptional food from some of the city’s top chefs. This supreme tasting event is attended by Newport’s most charitable residents as well as business leaders, members of the press, foodies and political influencers in Rhode Island.  This year, Taste of Newport attracted almost 500 guests and raised over $120,000 for Child & Family. Along with delicious food, guests have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items in both a silent and live auction. In the past these auctions have included private chef dinners, luxury vacation packages, fine jewelry, original art, sports memorabilia and event tickets. More information at Child & Family.

 RI Shellfish Management Plan Celebration – Monday, November 17, 5 – 7 p.m. Reception to celebrate the creation of the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan — a milestone public, private sector and community effort to protect and enhance the state’s shellfish resources and industry. RSVP: smp@etal.uri.edu or call 874-6106. URI Coastal Institute, Graduate School of Oceanography, 215 South Ferry Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.

Easy Entertaining Burger Night – Monday, November 17,  6 – 9 p.m. Ask and you shall receive. One more time for #BurgerNight before the Winter comes. Don’t miss this chance for our signature burgers and craft beers – this dinner won’t be back until January! Reservations Recommended – Walk-ins Welcome. Call 401-437-6090 or email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Fatto a Mano – a Handmade Pasta Class” – Wednesday, November 19,  6 – 7 p.m. After attending this hands-on class Barilla will have nothing on you! Chef Ashley will present simple and basic pasta-making techniques for use at home and each guest will even have a chance to make pasta dough of their very own to take home and impress the famiglia! $39/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Ferolbink Farm, Tiverton, RI” – Saturday, November 22, 12 – 3 p.m. Ferolbink Farm is a 150-acre family-owned farm located on the shores of the Sakonnet River and Fogland Marsh that that has been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Eastern Conservation District for approximately 50 years. Over the years, the farm has been under considerable developmental pressures. Fortunately, Jason Peckham, owner of Ferolbink Farms, worked with several conservation groups including the Tiverton Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy to assess options to protect the land. If you’ve ever eaten Al Forno mashed potatoes, you will want to meet “Steve Anderson the Potato Guy” for a Spud-tacluar class! Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

Tallulah on Thames Cooking Class – Tuesday, November 25. An intimate class with Chef Jake + Crew. We mingle, drink, collaborate on the recipe + all sit down for family meal. Four-hour class (includes wine, food + recipe). Email admin@tallulahonthames.com to inquire about pricing and more information. Tallulah on Thames, 464 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.

Thanksgiving Castle Hill Inn – Thursday, November 27. Give thanks with those you love in New England where it all began. Castle Hill’s pristine 40 acres beautifully embody the natural splendor that the holiday celebrates, and Chef Karsten’s gourmet cookery superbly showcases the bounty of the Fall harvest. View the Menu. $78++ per person. Call 888-466-1355 for reservations. Castle Hill Inn590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Holiday Entertaining 101 – A 2 Part Culinary Class” – Monday, December 1,  5 – 7:30 p.m. Part 1: Holiday Cocktail Appetizers: Become the bell of the ball or the host with the most this holiday season – Chef Ashley will teach 3-4 simple appetizers that will make entertaining effortless this year! Individual timing 5 – 6:15. Part 2: Italian Holiday Cookies: In this hands-on class Chef Ashley and her mom will show you the ropes to a traditional Italian Christmas Eve – baking cookies! We will start off with demonstrations before we break off into groups to bake and taste each cookie. Individual timing 6:15 – 7:30. Grab a seat in just one class $23. Reserve a spot for each class, back to back $39. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

#GivingTuesday at The Grange to benefit Southside Community Land Trust – Tuesday, December 2, 5 p.m. – close. Spend #GivingTuesday with us at The Grange for an evening of Thanks and Giving to benefit Southside Community Land Trust. Enjoy music, complimentary light bites, silent auction and raffle items from your favorite local businesses. 100% of the beverage sales and proceeds for the evening will benefit SCLT in our efforts towards sustainability and battling hunger. The Grange, 166 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903.

BreadHitz Baking Class Holiday Cookie Bake-Off  – Saturday, December 6, 2 – 5 p.m. Here’s your chance! Not only do you get to learn how to make some favorite European holiday classic cookies, but you can stock your freezer with them, too. You’ll be as busy as an elf in the kitchen, turning out one tray of cookies after another. Many hands make light work, and you will leave with a good head start on your holiday baking. All levels welcome. $75 + $10 materials fee. View more information and download registration form.

BreadHitz Baking Class Holiday Breads and Baking   – Sunday, December 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tis the season to be jolly….and baking, of course! Everyone has their own favorites to make around the holidays, but this class will introduce you to some others that you are sure to enjoy. You’ll learn proper mixing techniques for enriched doughs and cookies, while experiencing the aromas and flavors of some European classics. All levels welcome. Products covered during this workshop include Pumpkin Brioche, Stollen, Panettone, and Swiss Festliche Guetzli (festive Swiss cookies.) $200 + $20 lab fee (lunch included). View more information and download registration form.

RI Food Fights The Spectacular COOKIE Smackdown – Sunday, December 7, 1 – 4 p.m. Welcome to 3rd Annual Spectacular Cookie Smackdown where only the finest bakers have been invited to compete for the title of VERY BEST COOKIE in Rhode Island! For $10 ($15 after 11/14) you can stuff your face with the tastiest cookies in the state and wash it all down with all the ice cold milk, coffee, and soda you can chug! Santa Scott RI will be here for FREE pictures! If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket to ANY of our throwdowns, you know how AWESOME this THROWDOWN will be! If you haven’t, don’t be slow…this throwdown WILL SELLOUT! That’s the way the cookie crumbles! Buy tickets here. Fête103 Dike St., Providence, RI 02909.

birch Guest Chef Series: Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske, Contra, New York City – Tuesday, December 9, 5 – 9 p.m. The Guest Chef Series is our way to showcase some of the most talented chefs from across the country. Each dinner will feature a different chef who we think is doing incredible things and whom we highly respect so we bring them to birch to cook for all of you. Our next guest chef will be the duo behind one the best new restaurants (and on of our personal facorites) in New York City, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske of Contra. Shortly after their opening, they have garnered a two star New York Times rating, selected as one of the Zagat’s 30 under 30 and a finalist for Eater’s 2014 class of Young Guns. Jeremiah and Fabian will collaborate with us to present a multi-course tasting menu. This event is $85 per person. An 8% sales tax and 18% gratuity are included in the ticket price. An optional $45 beverage pairing will be available to purchase at the event. Purchase tickets here. A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will be donated to The Rhode Island Community Food Bankbirch, 200 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

BreadHitz Baking Class Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies and Treats Special Guest Instructor: Dean Lavornia – Saturday, December 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’ll take visions of sugarplums and turn them into reality at this workshop! Everyone loves to indulge a little around the holidays and now those following a gluten-free lifestyle can too! Students will be encouraged to bring traditional cookie recipe favorites to be recreated in gluten-free form. After the cookies are done, we will do an old-fashioned cookie swap to share our favorites with each other. All levels welcome. NOTE: Although no wheat flour or other gluten-containing ingredients will be utilized in this class, our facility is NOT a gluten-free facility. $200 + $35 ingredients fee (lunch included). View more information and download registration form.

BreadHitz Baking Class Gluten-Free Gingerbread & Buche de Noel Special Guest Instructor: Dean Lavornia – Sunday, December 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gingerbread houses and Buche de Noel are iconic holiday favorites, and you will be amazed at the possibilities as we take on the task of recreating these classics gluten-free. We will create templates for a simple gingerbread house and decorate a classic Buche de Noel with festive marzipan holly and meringue mushrooms. All levels welcome. NOTE: Although no wheat flour or other gluten-containing ingredients will be utilized in this class, our facility is NOT a gluten-free facility. $200 + $35 ingredients fee (lunch included). View more information and download registration form.

Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks 2015 – Sunday, January 11 through Saturday, January 24. Before you know it winter will be here, in all its frosty glory. What better way to warm up than at one of Providence’s red-hot restaurants during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks? Enjoy a three-course lunch for $14.95 or a three-course dinner for $29.95 or $34.95. For more information and participating restaurants visit www.providencerestaurantweeks.com.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Healthy Weeknight Meals” – Monday, January, 12,  6 – 7 p.m. Too busy to think? We’ve all had those weeks that are filled with enough stress to make you pop, and who wants to worry about dinner on top of that? Grab a seat for this class to make your weeknight meals a breeze – start to finish recipes in under 20 minutes all for under 500 calories. What could be better? $32.50/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Knife Skills and Sharpening” – Wednesday, January 14,  6 – 7 p.m. This hands-on class will present methods to perfectly dice, slice, and chop along with tips to keep your blade sharp. Additionally, Chef Ashley will teach you a professional’s way of sharpening your knife and briefly discuss some useful knives in the market today. Guests must bring their own knives to class. $19/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Sun WineFest – Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25. Join Mohegan Sun for the 12th annual Sun WineFest and uncork a weekend full of fine wine, great food, celebrity chefs and more. Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine and beer during Sun WineFest’s main event, the  Sun WineFest Grand Tasting. There’s also the Bourbon Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around and more. For more information about all Sun WineFest 2015 events, featured personalities, hours and area hotel information, visit sunwinefest.com or on Facebook and TwitterMohegan Sun1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Fatto a Mano – a Handmade Pasta Class” – Tuesday, February 3,  6 – 7 p.m. After attending this hands-on class Barilla will have nothing on you! Chef Ashley will present simple and basic pasta-making techniques for use at home and each guest will even have a chance to make pasta dough of their very own to take home and impress the famiglia! $39/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Easy Entertaining Cooking Class “Valentine’s Class” – Monday, February, 9,  6 – 7 p.m. Learn to create the perfect at home Valentines Day Dinner. Surprise your sweetheart with these tasty recipes for the big night and even take some tips home on what can be made ahead of time to make your special day just that – something special. $29.50/guest. Reservations required, please note classes are no longer BYO. Credit card required to reserve your spot . Please email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

America’s Test Kitchen Live with Christopher Kimball – Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. Join Christopher Kimball for a behind-the-scenes tour of America’s Test Kitchen. Find out the secrets of recipe testing and how we rate equipment, perform taste tests, and investigate the science of cooking. Participants also get a private tour of how we film our two public television shows. You’ll witness some of our most embarrassing TV moments, from the Yule log disaster to the smoking TODAY show segment that almost summoned the fire department. America’s Test Kitchen Live also includes an on-stage chocolate taste test with audience members, two live science experiments, and a live “sniff” test to see if participants can identify what they smell. We introduce—through our public radio show—some of our favorite guests, including Mary Roach (author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal), and a radio tribute to Julia Child featuring personal reminisces from those who knew her best. Audience members are also encouraged to ask questions and we end the evening with a live Q & A session. Purchase tickets here. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903.

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