Food & Drink

Where to take culinary classes in the metro-east

WINES AROUND

THE WORLD SEMINAR

When: 6-8 p.m. today

Where: Grappa Growlers, 1501 N. Belt West, Belleville

Cost: $10

Reservations: Required to 618-234-9463

Features: Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux / Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Shiraz / Syrah

HERBS IN

THE KITCHEN

What: Adult cooking class

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Eckert’s Garden Country Store classroom, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville

Cost: $30

Reservations: Required to eckerts.com or 618-233-0513

Features: Now is the “thyme” to learn how to use fresh and dried herbs to transform mundane recipes into flavorful favorites. You’ll learn how to dry and freeze herbs for later use, tips on making the ever-versatile herb butters and herb-growing advice. See how to make chicken and asparagus with tarragon and gruyere and sample it as well as lavender syrup on fresh fruit and two herbal teas.

BEST PIE CRUST

What: Hands-on adult cooking class

When: 6 to 8 p.m. March 31

Where: Eckert’s Garden Country Store classroom, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville

Cost: $15

Reservations: Required to eckerts.com or 618-233-0513

Features: Learn how to make a prize-winning apple pie. Get your hands on the dough and rolling pin in this hands-on class that teaches tips and techniques on making the best apple pie. Participants will make their own pie shell and filling to take home, bake and enjoy.

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