Culinary calendar December 1-8 – Winter market at the Pavilion, holiday pies and cooking classes
Winter Market at the Pavilion – Do your holiday shopping with a variety of local farmers, food vendors, processors, artisans and artisans. Wednesdays, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until December 22. Riverfront Park, Pavilion, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 625-6601.
Order Holiday Pies and Buns – Artisanal Fruit Pies from Sunset Orchards in Green Bluff. Flavors include peach, peach bilberry, apple, caramel apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, and chocolate pecan. Rolled buns available by the dozen in original flavor, cranberry orange and garlic parmesan. The cinnamon rolls come in six packs for Christmas morning. Learn more at blissfulwhisk.com. Available on a first come, first serve basis until December 24, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Blissful Whisk, 1612 N. Barker Road, Suite 101, Spokane Valley. (509) 242-3189.
Chefs Shuck With Us – A weekly fundraiser hosted by Chef Chad White featuring chef collaborations to create new oyster creations accompanied by a cocktail. Ten percent of the proceeds go to Stand Up to Cancer. Each ticket includes five raffle tickets, a shot and a beer, a free photo booth and a Chefs Shuck With Us sticker. Visit facebook.com/zonablancacevichebar to see the full schedule of guest chefs. Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until February 23. Zona Blanca, 154 S. Madison St. $ 25. (509) 443-5427.
Cooking Class: Thai Evening with Chef Lesa – Learn how to make Thai yellow coconut curry with squash and vegetables served over jasmine rice; pad kee mao, or drunken noodles, with vegetables, pork and spicy sauce; and crunchy Thai salad with cabbage, fresh vegetables, pulled chicken and peanut dressing. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.
French Cooking Class – Learn how to make a Niçoise salad of duck breast, coq au vin, tomato pies and macaroons. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Wanderlust Delicato, 421 W. Main Ave. $ 85. (509) 822-7087.
Sparkling Evening on the River – Taste 24 champagnes and appetizers while chatting with local wine experts. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Ruby River Hotel, 700 N. Division St. $ 65. (509) 326-5577.
European Outdoor Christmas Market – With antique and vintage items, homemade crafts and gifts, European food trucks, spicy mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate, live music and an appearance by the Santa Claus. Inspired by Christkindlmarkts in Germany, Austria and other European countries during the Advent season. Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Buy your tickets at visitnorthidaho.com. McIntire Family Park, 9830 N. Government Way, Hayden. $ 7 for two days; $ 5 Friday only.
Fireside Concert Series – Live music with table service from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Mediterranean-inspired menu was created by chefs Chad White and Caleb Smith. Wine and beer are available. Reservations recommended as walk-in availability is limited. Friday: Michael Vallée. Saturday: Carli Osika. December 10: Craig Catlett. Arbor Crest Tasting Room, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. (509) 747-3903.
Cooking class: Christmas dinner with chef Patricia – Learn how to make snails and its parsley butter, baked snails with garlic and parsley butter, served with a salad of red cabbage with dried fruits and smoked salmon. For the main course, prepare a duck confit and mashed sweet potato gratin flavored with spices and garnished with walnuts, served with a salad seasoned with a walnut vinaigrette. For dessert, make samosas and fill the filo pastry with a compote of dried apricot, pear and apple flavored with citrus and cinnamon. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.
Rocket Market Wine Class – A weekly wine class hosted by Kevin Murphy of Rocket Market. Each week offers a new theme with wines to taste and snacks to pair. Call or visit rocketmarket.com to register. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Cucina di Roma (sold out) – Learn how to make carbonara, artichoke salad, pork saltimbocca, and summer berry sabayon. Saturday, 5 p.m. Wanderlust Delicato, 421 W. Main Ave. $ 65. (509) 822-7087.
Wine Class: Joy And Bliss Melt Snow – Taste full, rich and bold wines, perfect for tasting in increasingly cold weather. Sunday, 2-3 a.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 15. (208) 277-4116.
Holiday Cocktail Class with Mixologist Renée – Chef Renée will share the history of England’s classic drinks and perfect holiday recipes with step-by-step instructions. The course includes an aperitif, a cocktail recipe booklet and three drinks. MondayDec. December 6 and 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.