Learn how to make salad dressings from scratch
It’s easy to make healthy and tasty salad dressings from scratch, and you can learn how in a class taught by Barb Snow at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at The Olive and The Grape, 7771 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
The session will showcase four salad dressings made from Balsamic, Champagne, Apple Cider, and Red Wine vinegars and include both taste samplings and recipes.
Prepaid reservations at $35 are due by Feb. 21 at the store, opposite the Great Lakes Mall and next to Pier 1, or at bit. ly/2G93b1Z.
Meet Dawn Corso, new general manager at Corks Wine Bar, 4084 Erie St. in Downtown Willoughby. She’s taken over the duties of Michael Bernot, who has accepted a position with a Cleveland nonprofit.
Call Corks at 440-9189463 or visit corkswinebar.com.
Soups of the world
Discover how soup, which is considered comfort food throughout the world, is personified by the people and places where it originates in a class at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor.
Judi Strauss leads the twohour session.
Sample soups from eastern Asia to eastern Europe, South America to West Africa, and get the recipes.
Registration is $17 with a $3 discount for Mentor residents. An additional $9 food fee is payable to Strauss on class night. Sign up at 440-974-5720.
Pho, the national dish of Vietnam that’s eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has become an obsession across America.
You can learn to make several varieties at home in a class at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 led by chef Tim McCoy at the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking, 8613 Mayfield Road, Chester Township.
Menu for the 2.5-hour demonstration class: Northern-style beef pho bo with sliced eye of round, scallions, and chili peppers; Southern-style beef pho bo with assorted beef, hoisin, sriracha and herbs; chicken pho ga with thinly sliced chicken breast and delicate herbs; pork pho heo with braised pork shoulder; roasted pork loin pho, scallions and chili peppers; and stir-fried pork pho tiu with bean sprouts, peanuts, and vinegar.
The cost is $55. Call 440-7291110 or visit lpscinc.com.
Millionaires Row dinner
Storyteller/historian Dan Ruminski will talk about Cleveland’s Millionaires Row in a dinner presentation Feb. 24 at the Steele Mansion Inn & Gathering Hub, 348 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
Space is limited for the evening, which begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. at a cash bar, followed by dinner at 6:30. The presentation begins at 8 p.m.
Only prepaid reservations are accepted, for $50. Call 440-6397948.
Heads up for women’s history
From a doctor to a murderess, meet six women from Northeast Ohio who became notable in their communities.
The Lake County History Center’s annual women’s history month program/luncheon begins at 11 a.m. March 20 at Pine Ridge Country Club, 60606 Ridge Road, Wickliffe.
It’s $35 or $32 for members. Details: 440-639-2945.