Visit Lauderdale Wine & Food Festival

Visit Lauderdale Wine & Food Festival


Monday, January 9, 2023 - Sunday, January 15, 2023    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Type

Learn with the Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival at the Culinary Education Series taking place throughout festival week. Perfect for home cooks or a unique date night for couples, the Culinary Education Series aims to provide a fun and relaxed setting for all to learn from the pros. Each class begins at 6:30pm, lasts 90 -120 minutes and starts off with a welcome cocktail or glass of wine.

Classes are suitable for all skill levels. Students must be at least 15 years of age.

Classes offered include:

Empanada Party-Mon Jan 9th at Culinary Convenience


Learn to make your own empanadas like a pro and roll in the dough. First, we’ll get started with crafting a Mango-Habanero Daquiri. Then we will create a variety of empanadas, most notably an Angus Beef Empanada with olives and sofrito with cilantro aioli and a Guava-Plantain-Cheese Empanada. Last, but not least, we’ll get to enjoy the fruits of our labor with the chef. Your instructor for this class is Chef Jorge Montes of Sazoned, an online culinary platform!

Southern Cooking 101-Tues Jan 10th at TRP Taste


Chef Chris Miracolo will demonstrate how to create classic Southern dishes and share recipes that you’ll be able to execute at home! During this class you will learn how to make Hand Cakes, Gumbo, Fried Green Tomatoes, Low Country Shrimp & Grits and a Seasonal Fruit Cobbler. Your instructor for this class is Chris Miracolo, Corporate Executive Chef of The Restaurant People!

Topless Tapas-Wed Jan 11th at Sistrunk Marketplace


Enjoy a night of Spanish vibes and bites. Learn to make easy and tasty Classic tapas with enjoying a refreshing beverage. First, Chef will teach the class how to make his famous Sparkling Pear Sangria. Then we will make a delicious ‘Pan con Tomate’ with Jamon Serrano. Next we will make Shrimp Tapas with mushrooms in sherry and garlic. Last, but not least, we will plate our dish. Your instructor for this class is Chef Jorge Montes of Sazoned, an online culinary platform!

Cake Decorating…in a galaxy far, far away-Wed Jan 11th at New River Café & Bakery


Join us in a galaxy far, far away while we create an edible version of your favorite character! In this cake decorating class, you will start with 4 layers of vanilla cake, learn how to fill and ice your cake with our signature brown butter buttercream and start to create some magic with fondant details! You will learn how to sculpt, cover and detail fondant until your cake looks like it just stepped out of another galaxy! Your instructor for this class is Sabrina Courtemanche, Executive Pastry Chef of the Riverside Hotel and Winner of Sugar Rush Christmas on Netflix!

Korean Vegan-Thurs Jan 12th at Sistrunk Marketplace


Learn to make flavorful Vegan -Korean dishes that will even impress your non vegan friends. To kick things off, Chef will welcome everyone with a refreshing Lemon Grass Coconut Rum punch. Then we will learn to make Sesame Cucumbers in Rice Vinegar and Kimchi Fried Rice. Last, but not least we will enjoy the fruits of our labor together with the Chef. Your instructor for this class is Chef Jorge Montes of Sazoned, an online culinary platform!

The Art of Pizza-Thurs Jan 12th at Pizzeria Magaddino


Learn ‘The Art of Pizza’ with Pizzeria Magaddino’s master pizzaiolo Tom Magaddino. You will start the evening with a refreshing beer by Gulf Stream Brewing Company and seasonal appetizer platter featuring antipasto with marinated eggplant, roasted balsamic peppers, marinated olives and more. During class, you will learn to make Neapolitan pizza using simple ingredients.

*Vegetarian/Vegan options are available for this class.

Tickets and additional information HERE.