Melissa Close-Hart

Monday, September 26th 6pm $40 per person

Join us for for an evening with 4 time James Beard nominated Chef Melissa Close-Hart. Menu TBA $40 per person

Melissa Close-Hart

Monday, September 12th 6pm $40 per person

Join us for for an evening with 4 time James Beard nominated Chef Melissa Close-Hart. Menu TBA $40 per person

Cocktail Class

Wednesday, September 28th 6pm $40 per person

Join Alex Spidalieri, The Local Restaurant’s resident Mixologist, as he shows us the ins and outs of the classic Cocktails. From Manhatten to Old Fashioned, Alex will show you how to muddle and mix them. This will be a hands on class. We will have some light appetizers to snack on. Bring a friend this will be a very fun class. . Must be 21 to partake of this class.

Cocktail Class September 28th!


Alec Spidalieri from The Local will be here with us on September 28th for a cocktail class. We are looking forward to learning the basic and sampling a few of his favorites. Come join us for a fun class that will be filled with tips on creating the perfect cocktails. Great for the upcoming season filled with tailgating, fall gatherings and holiday parties!

Lavender and Blueberry Infused Water


Infused water is a great way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day. It is also a lovely addition to any table setting. It’s so simple to do and fun. Think of all the flavor profiles you can create.  Need to relax and unwind? Try a combination of lavender and blueberries.    Lavender is known for its relaxing scent and blueberries,  with their abundance of antioxidants and phytonutrients, are known to do the same. The rich colors of both ingredients will have you feeling at ease.

Bengali-Indian Cooking with Mahabuba

Sunday September 4th 5-6:30pm  $40 per Person Limit 16 People

Join Mahabubah as she presents the flavors of Bengal. Menu: Chick pea curry,Chicken Tikka Masala, Rice with Ghee, Cabbage with Sweet Peas. Beverages Included.

Melissa Close-Hart Empanadas and Tres Leche Cake

Sunday August 21 5-6:30 pm $40 per person Limit 16 people

Join Chef Melissa Close-Hart as she showcases some delicious “Nouveau Mexican” cuisine getting ready to open her new restaurant “The Junction”. Menu Empanadas and Tres Leches Cake. Forty Dollars per person. Beverages included.

Ingrid Berger: Late Summer Harvest Supper

Sunday, September 25th 5pm-6:30pm $40 per person

Ingrid Berger is a personal chef, caterer & cooking teacher in Charlottesville.Many of her clients request dishes that adhere to plant-based diet principles. Ingrid will review the fundamentals of a whole-food, plant based diet. This menu celebrates the produce of late summer and is vegetarian & gluten-free. Many ingredients will be sourced from Farmer’s Markets. Menu:Lime Melon Spritzer with Mint.Cucumber Salad with Butter Lettuce, Spelt, Crumbled Feta & Smoked Paprika.Roasted Corn & Carrots with Toasted Cumin, Heirloom Black Beans & Cilantro . Beverages included.

The Pie Chest Presents: Peach Pecan Crumble

Wednesday August 17th  6-8pm $50 per person

Come and join Rachel Pennington, from The Pie Chest, as she shows us all the secrets to making a delicious Peach Pecan Crumble. This will be a hands on class and students will make the crumble to take some home with them. This will be a 2 hour class. Beverages included.

Cooking with Salt Artisan Market

Monday July 25th 6:00-7:30pm $40 per person

Join Rani from Salt Artisan Market as she creates borderless, bright, colorful, fresh, flavorful and naturally gluten-free fare using local summer resources. This week’s menu will feature:
Peking Pork with a Thai Green Bean salad.

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This will be a delicious class!! Beverages included.

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