Food and Drink

Enjoy a variety of culinary, mixology, edible history and healthy living offerings to satisfy your palate and spark your imagination.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content.  Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.  Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person classes.  All guidelines are subject to change.

Class Schedule August-December 2022

Garden to Glass Cocktail Series

Join local mixologist Beth Dixon as she demonstrates three original, delicious craft cocktails. Sip samples of each cocktail as you enjoy expertly paired seasonal hors d’ oeuvres. Fees include demonstration, cocktail samples and food pairings.

Summer Sippers | August 18 IN-PERSON

Join local mixologist Beth Dixon, owner of Salt and Acid Beverage Consulting, as she demonstrates how to create three light, refreshing, and delicious craft cocktails perfect for a hot summer’s day. She’ll highlight seasonal flavors in a Watermelon Vodka Gimlet, a Rum Basil Pineapple Mojito and a delightful summer sipper of Bourbon and sun tea.

Savory and Smoky Cocktails | September 29 IN-PERSON

Join local mixologist Beth Dixon, owner of Salt and Acid Beverage Consulting, as she demonstrates the nuances of how to create expertly balanced savory and smoky craft cocktails. She’ll highlight seasonal flavors in thee delicious cocktails: a Peachy Keen using smoked peaches and Bourbon, a Winter Garden with Aged rum and beet juice, and a Jaguar’s Tail showcasing Tequila and Allspice syrup.

Vine to Glass Series

Fee includes complimentary wine glass and six wine samples, each accompanied by an expertly paired small plate.

Vine to Glass: Italy Meets Virginia | September 20 IN-PERSON

Join us for an evening of Italia in Virginia. Over a progression of five wines – Prosecco, Vermentino, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Passito – with third-generation Italian-American sommelier Jason Tesauro, we’ll explore the experimentations, cultivations, and observations that have driven Barboursville and Virginia to the fore.

Vine to Glass: Virginia Vermouth | November 15 IN-PERSON

Join Emily Pelton, winemaker at both Veritas and Flying Fox Vineyards, for a guided tasting of Virginia Vermouth. Enjoy samples of three award-winning seasonal vermouths from Flying Fox Vineyards, and two hand-crafted, small-batch vermouths from Rosemont Vineyards.

Culinary Classes

Garden to Table: Culinary Herbs | August 24 IN-PERSON

Join herb expert Mark Ragland for a discussion about herb varieties, flavors, how to harvest and preservation tips. Learn which herbs go best with certain proteins and vegetables as well as advice for using fresh versus dried. Then, discover how to bring your garden to your plate with Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala as she demonstrates how to create delicious dishes showcasing herbs.

Culinary/Mixology Evening: Orchard Dinner | October 20 IN-PERSON

Celebrate the fall season with the dynamic duo of local mixologist Beth Dixon and Restaurant Associates’ Chef Anne Maury Haapala as they team up for a demonstration showcasing how to create fabulous craft cocktails and delicious paired small plates. Beth showcases the orchard through a Walnut Old Fashioned, Pear-ginger Margarita and Jack Rose featuring Applejack and homemade grenadine. Following the creation of each cocktail, Chef Anne shows you how to highlight orchard flavors with her paired plates. Fee includes cocktail samples and food pairings.

Culinary Evening: Celebration of Fall | November 3 IN-PERSON

Join Restaurant Associates’ Chef Anne Maury Haapala in this celebratory gathering as she showcases the delights of fall produce in festive flavorful dishes. Chef Anne’s hour and a half demonstration highlights ways in which home chefs can incorporate what is fresh, local and in-season into mains and sides that are unique, elegant and simpler to execute. Following the demo, the celebration continues with a delicious sumptuous evening feast featuring the demonstrated recipes along with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.

Maker/Paint Nights

Maker Night: Hand Tied Bouquets | September 14 IN-PERSON

Join Laura Flournoy of Flowernoy Farm to create a gorgeous garden-inspired, airy hand tied bouquet using local, seasonal flowers, perfect for the home container of your choice. Spend an evening at the Garden enjoying wine and nibbles while creating your arrangement under her step-by-step guidance.

Paint Night: Flashy Flowers | November 1 IN-PERSON

Spend an evening at the Garden enjoying wine and nibbles while creating your own work of botanical art under the step-by-step guidance of local artist Laura Flournoy. Perfect for an evening out with friends! Fee includes wine (or non-alcoholic option), nibbles and all materials.


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