Four Can’t-Miss Foodie Events This Month

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene in December 2015, including holiday dinners, winter markets, and cooking classes


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The Holiday Market at Bethel Woods is back on December 5 and 6. Browse through various specialty food, craft, and art vendors, and finish up your holiday shopping.

The Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici at the Culinary Institute of America hosts a Black and White Truffle Dinner on December 9. Join the experts from Sabatino Truffles and Italian wine specialists to learn about the pairing of these two delights, and enjoy a five-course meal featuring Northern Italy’s most rare ingredients.

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Photograph by Jennifer May

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — to spice up your soups, that is. Learn how to perk up your soup repertoire at Home Cooking NY Beacon during its The Best Winter Soups event on December 9. Incorporate the flavors of Mexico, India, and Italy to create soups like Tuscan Ribollita and curried butternut squash with parsnip and pear.

Enjoy Christmas dinner the French way. The Culinary Institute of America’s A French Champagne Christmas (December 10) at the campus’s Bocuse Restaurant will serve up a bevy of Champagnes while guests savor traditional French dishes like foie gras terrine, duck pithivier, roast lamb, and more. Bon appétit!

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