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Culinary Arts Programs

Sapporo-Style Ramen: A Regional Rage

Japanese foodies take their ramen—which boasts more than 30 regional variations—very seriously. The team behind D.C.’s popular Bantam King, Daikaya, and Haikan restaurants explores the essentials of Sapporo-style ramen, how they prepare it, and how best to enjoy it. Then, get a taste of your own when you sit down for lunch at Haikan.

Date of event
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Bordeaux

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on the Bordeaux wine region.

Date of event
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Bordeaux

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on the Bordeaux wine region.

Date of event
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Northern Italy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on wine regions of Northern Italy.

Date of event
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Northern Italy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on wine regions of Northern Italy.

Date of event
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Bagel and Lox: An Edible Icon

What’s better than the perfect shmear? Jewish historian Ted Merwin bites into the cultural history of the beloved breakfast sandwich of bagels and cured fish. Afterward, enjoy a classic combo with ingredients from local purveyors.

Date of event
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sustainable Eating: Conscious Choices for Eating More Plants

How do we make informed food choices that are right for us and the planet—and are still delicious? Health and nutrition expert Sophie Egan leads a panel of chefs, restaurateurs, and a fellow food writer to explore how an emphasis on plant-based eating might offer one of the major answers.

Date of event
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Central and Southern Italy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on wine regions of Central and Southern Italy.

Date of event
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Central and Southern Italy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on wine regions of Central and Southern Italy.

Date of event
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Burgundy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on the Burgundy wine region.

Date of event
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Wine Regions of France and Italy: Burgundy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned. This workshop focuses on the Burgundy wine region.

Date of event
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

All You Can Eat: A Culinary History of America

Historian Allen Pietrobon explores American food culture since 1850 and how, throughout American history, food has been a battleground where culture, ethnicity, race, and identity clash.

Date of event
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

The Bronx in Bloom: Gardens, Art, and Local Culture

Arts journalist Richard Selden leads a two-day tour to New York City’s northernmost borough. Discover the glorious New York Botanical Garden, vibrant neighborhoods like Riverdale, Little Italy, and City Island (it’s really an island), and great local eateries.

Date of event
Depart: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 7:30 a.m.
Return: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00 p.m.

Artisan Bread Making: Tradition and Innovation

Why are boules, baguettes, and brioches among the hottest things in bread making today? Find out when a batch of top artisan bakers mix it up in a conversation led by the Washington Post’s Mary Beth Albright that spans traditional and new methods of sourcing ingredients, trends in the baking process, and tips to give your home-made bread that artisan touch. And of course, sample some of the panelists’ fresh-from-the-oven products.

Date of event
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

A Carolina Fourth: Baseball, Barbeque, and Fireworks

Sign on for a 5-day tour that explores North Carolina’s minor-league baseball revival. Watch games featuring upcoming stars, hear stories from insiders, and enjoy the best of North Carolina barbecue.

Date of event
Depart: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:30 a.m.
Return: Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.