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Wine dinner at Europa Sept. 26 with Noble Wines

Wed., Sept. 19, 2012

Europa chef Jeff Engels and Mike Scott of Noble Wines are teaming up for a wine dinner at the restaurant on Sept. 26.

The French-inspired dinner will feature five courses starting with pheasant breast with caramelized fennel and an apricot jus. It will be followed by veal sweetbreads with a cherry arugula rotolo and then venison with sautéed leeks and Brussels sprouts. The fourth course is beef rib eye with duck liver port pan sauce and dauphinoise potatoes. The meal concludes with a chocolate dessert made by pastry chef Christine Sutton.

The dinner is $55 per person and includes wine pairings and commentary by Scott, who was previously the winemaker at Spokane’s Lone Canary Winery. It begins at 6 p.m. at Europa, 125 S. Wall St.

For more information, or to make reservations, call Europa at (509) 455-4051.

Lost Arts classes announced

Cooking and gardening teacher Mary Lee Abba-Gaston, of the Old Mission Brick Oven Breads and School of Lost Arts, is offering a round of fall classes.

Abba-Gaston will teach classes on sauerkraut, herbal vinegar, pesto, marinara and bread baking. Each class lasts four to five hours and includes a home-cooked meal. She is also inviting the students of her spring gardening series to come over and share their successes and frustrations from the year and see her garden.

Classes are $25, and she teaches them at her home on Courtland Avenue in Spokane. Register for a class by calling to set a date that is convenient. She also can accommodate groups of up to 12 participants.

Reach Abba-Gaston and the Old Mission Brick Oven Breads and School of Lost Arts by calling (509) 467-7309 or by email at mgaston1@zagmail.


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