Winemaker is guest of honor at Metro
The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro, will host a winemaker dinner with Aaron Pott at 7 p.m. Thursday, featuring a four-course dinner and pours from Food & Wine magazine's Winemaker Of The Year 2012.
Pott is the acclaimed winemaker for Blackbird Vineyards and was the first American to be named master winemaker at a Grand Cru Classe winery in Bordeaux (Chateau LaTour Figeac) and a Premier Grand Cru Classe winery, Chateau Troplong Mondot.
Pott is now a partner at Blackbird Vineyards and consults on many other high quality wineries, including Krupp Brothers Estate/Stagecoach Vineyard, Quintessa, Quixote & Martin Estate and his own Chester's Anvil and Pott Wines.
The Metro will pour his Blackbird “Arriviste” Rose 2012, Chester's Anvil White, Stagecoach 2010, Blackbird “Arise” Red Wine 2010, Blackbird “Paramour” Red Wine 2010, and a special treat from his own label, Pott Wine “The Oligarch” 2009.
Cost for the four-course dinner plus wines is $100 plus tax and gratuity. Call the Metro for reservations at 840-9463.
Tasting Room to offer special dinner
The Tasting Room, 4322 N Western Ave., welcomes you to the World of Compass Box with a special dinner at 7 p.m. Friday.
Chef Matthew Johnson will prepare a special five-course dinner paired with Compass Box. Cost is $80 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 604-3015.
Barbecue judging class planned at OSU
STILLWATER — The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center on the Oklahoma State University campus is hosting a class on how to judge barbecued meats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 on the second floor.
In addition to gaining valuable judging experience and improving their taste-testing skills, participants will receive a certified judging manual and earn a judging badge, said Chuck Willoughby, manager of business and marketing relations.
Ed Roith of the Kansas City Barbeque Society will teach the Certified Barbecue Judging Class. The society is the world's largest barbecue and grilling association sanctioning 150 contests across the United States each year, according to the group.
Cost is $60 for group members and $85 for nonmembers. The nonmember fee entitles the participant to a one-year membership.
To register, contact Karen Smith at 744-6277 or email@example.com, or register online at www.fapc.biz/workshops/bbqclass. Registration must be received by Friday.
Museum Cafe to host celebrity chef dinner
Celebrity chef and judge on Food Network's “Chopped” Maneet Chauhan will be the guest of honor at a special dinner and book-signing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Museum Cafe, 415 Couch Drive, at 6:45 p.m. April 27.
Guests will receive a signed and personalized cookbook, a specialty cocktail, three-course meal and wine pairings with the appetizer and entree courses and the chance to meet chef Chauhan.
Cost is $95 plus tax and gratuity. The book-signing begins at 6:45 with dinner served at 7:45. Call 235-6262 for reservations.
46th Pillsbury Bake-Off accepting entries
The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is underway and now accepting entries for Simple Sweets and Starters category, the category from which last year's Grand Prize winner came. Home cooks have the chance to win nearly $1.1 million in cash, prizes and trips, including a $1 million Grand Prize. The second entry phase is now open at www.BakeOff.com and runs through May 9.
Recipes must include no more than seven ingredients (not including table salt, ground black pepper and water) and take 30 minutes or less to prepare (not including baking or cooling time).
Voting for the 34 appetizers and desserts that will advance to the competition finals will be open from June 13-27.
This year's redesigned Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest kicked off with the “Amazing Doable Dinners” category and will culminate with the “Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts” portion, which will open July 4. Also new this year, America will have the chance to vote and determine the 100 finalists that will compete at the live cooking event Nov. 10-12 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Go online to BakeOff.com for more information and Amazing Doable Dinners finalists.
From Staff and Wire reports