CANANDAIGUA, NY — The New York Wine & Culinary Center will kick off its “Local Pairs — Seasonal Cooking with New York Wineries” series this Thursday. Successive classes will be held February 17 and March 24.
Participants in the class will use regional New York ingredients paired with local wines. Class will begin in the center’s Educational Theater with a tasting of wines to be served with the meal. A winery owner or winemaker will lead the tasting and answer questions.
Students then will move into the Hands-On Kitchen — a place where I’ve cooked and which I can highly recommend — to work in groups to prepare a four-course menu under the guidance of a chef Instructor. At the end of the class, participants will dine together.
This week’s participating winery will be Billsboro Winery of Geneva, followed by Hunt Country Vineyards of Branchport, and Imagine Moore Winery of Naples. Participants need not take all three classes.
The New York Wine & Culinary Center is located at 800 South Main Street. Class reservations may be made by calling (585) 394-7070.
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