Wednesday, November 26th Among the classes at Grillmasters Garden, 345 S. Main St., in Zionsville is the annual Thanksgiving Preparation class at 1 p.m. where you do a full meal prep for 8 that you take home and just put on the grill and serve on the holiday the 27th. For more info call 733-9000 or check out www.grillmastersgarden.com
Preparing Turkey and the Trimmings For those who need a refresher course or some first-time advice in preparing turkey and the trimmings you may want to check out the calendar of events at Williams-Sonoma at Keystone at the Crossing….each Sunday and Monday in November there are registration- required technique classes offered at the stores and 11 a.m. demos you can drop by to see other days of the week. For more info can call 848-1431 or www.williams-sonoma.com
Monday, December 1st Herb Society of Central Indiana will meet at 6:45 p.m. at the John Hensel (Clay Township) Gov. Center, 10701 N. College Ave. Registered dietititan and professional cook Michelle Plummer will share some holiday nibbles and gift ideas. Call 253-2033 or visit www.herbsocietyofcentralindiana.org.
Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th Indy Wine Trail’s seven Central Indiana wineries are hosting a Christmas weekend between noon and 6 p.m. each day. Guests will have hors d’oeuvres and a little gift from each winery. For more info and tickets call 955-9700 or check out www.indywinetrail.com.
Monday, December 8th Oakleys bistro, 1464 W. 86th St., is having a Holiday Wine & Food Fare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring some wines for holiday entertaining and gift giving paired with Chef Steve Oakley and the kitchen team’s array of holiday fare. For more info call 824-1231 or email email@example.com
Thursday, December 11th Agio Restaurant, 635 Mass Ave., is having a Wines of Italy event featuring a 5 course tapas dinner.(By the way Chef Joseph Heidenreich is planning to help lead a culinary and cultural tour of Sicily and Tuscany in March you can check out as well.) For more info on the wine and tapas event call 488-0359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 17th Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen, an event to benefit the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, will be in the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis’ main kitchen beginning at 6:30 p.m. Food is prepared by the chefs while the guests watch and enjoy a wide assortment of food and drink. The evening includes live entertainment and a silent auction. For reservations or more info call 913-WISH or www.indianachildrenswishfund.org