January 20 - Avanti Savoia is hosting a winter luncheon cooking class with Chef Rosa Nussbaumer of Rosa's Catering. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and features asparagus roll-ups, Hungarian cream of green soup, tarte a la tomato, and lemon upside-down pudding cake. Call 865-922-9916 for more info.
January 21 - Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria will host a CAC Beardsley Community Farm benefit at 7 p.m., featuring a soup -off competition with food from: The Crown and Goose, Bistro at the Bijou, Coolato Gelato, The Parlor, the Night Owl and Organicism Farms. Live entertainment will be provided as well. Call Katie Ries at 865-546-8446 for more info.
January 22 - Paula Deen will be at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee (777 Casino Dr in Cherokee), presenting a cooking demonstration since she is opening a restaurant, Paula Deen's Kitchen. The event starts at 5 p.m. Call 800-745-3000 for more info.
January 23 - A cooking class will be held at Williams-Sonoma (7600 Kingston Pike). The class will begin at noon and the topic is "Fresh & Fast Pasta". For more info, call 865-539-1070.
January 24 - A "Super Soups" cooking class will be held at Glass Bazaar (6470 Kingston Pike) at 6 p.m. The class will feature: gorgonzola & white bean soup with three pepper croutons; New England clam chowder in sourdough bread dough; and Creole style Andouille sausage & potato soup with sharp cheddar biscuits. Call 865-584-9072 for more info.
January 25 - A cooking class will be held at Avanti Savoia (7610 Maynardville Pike) from 7 to 9 p.m. The class is a celebration of the birthday of the late Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and features: tipsy scotch broth, "bagless" haggis with tatties & neeps, and apple charlotte with brandied caramel sauce. Call 865-922-9916 for more info.
January 26 - A "Work of Art" cooking class will be held a Glass Bazaar (6470 Kingston Pike) at 6 p.m. The class will feature: rack of lamb with tart cherry merlot demi glaze over puree of parsnips with beets, wilted spinach & bacon, all deglazed with apple cider vinegar; and chocolate decadent with raspberry coulis. Call 865-584-9072 for more info.
January 31 - A "Low Country Oyster Fest" cooking class will be held at Glass Bazaar at 6 p.m. The class will feature: bacon, horseradish, & white cheddar roasted low country oysters; braised Carolina grouper with crispy fried oysters & sea Island red pea succotash; and chocolate bourbon ice cream with Benton's bacon caramel. Call 865-584-9072 for more info.