January 2020 Food and Drink Events

Healthy Casa

Friday, January 3, 2020 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cook and share a delicious, healthy meal together. 

Join Richland Library Northeast for this bilingual cooking class as they explore new techniques and discuss key concepts of nutrition and meal planning.  They’ll cook and share a delicious, healthy meal together.  To register, you can visit RichlandLibrary.com, call them at 803-754-7734 or email Mayte Velasco Nicolas, Hispanic and Latino Services Coordinator, at MNicolas@RichlandLibrary.com.  

Trade Up! Kitchen Swap!

Saturday, January 4, 2020 11am – 12pm

Experiencing post-holiday clutter? Come to the Irmo Branch Library with your excess cooking tools, leave with fresh goods! Any unbroken, gently used item is worth trading: a vintage gravy boat, another mug you don’t need or an appliance that has been collecting dust. Mingle with other would-be culinary gurus, sip Loveland coffee and learn about our digital resources. For more information, call (803) 798-7880 ext. 6. (ages 18+)

Columbia Design League presents Dinner by Design: Van Gogh and His Culinary Inspirations

Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Columbia Design League and Kristian Niemi, owner of Columbia restaurants Bourbon and Black Rooster, present a culinary adventure taking guests through the artists and countries that inspired Van Gogh. Steve Naifeh, author, collector, and owner of much of the work in Van Gogh and His Inspirations, adds commentary to the tasting journey. Cocktail hour and guided tours of the exhibition at 6:00, dinner at 7:30. $120 / $100 for members. Tickets and info here.

South Carolina Restaurant Week

Thursday, January 9 – Sunday, January 19, 2020

We’ve all had a rest after the holidays, so now, let’s eat! Where better than the restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week, with their special menus and special pricing. Here are a couple of our faves:

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: $45 per person Three-Course Dinner! Louisiana Seafood Gumbo or Steak House Salad; one of three entree choices (filet & shrimp; salmon fillet or stuffed chicken breast); Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce for dessert

Tombo Grille: $30 per person Three-Course Dinner! Choice of Starter – Soup du Jour, Chopped Salad, Fried Brussels Sprouts or their awesome Mac n Cheese; Choice of Entree – Cornish Hen, Shrimp & Grits, Grilled Sirloin, Braised Short Rib or Seared Salmon; Choice of Dessert – Yogurt Panna Cotta or Triple Chocolate Mousse Trifle

All You Can Eat Oysters!

Oysterfest at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Saturday, January 11, 2020 1pm – 3pm OR 4pm – 6pm

They’re back at it… shucking more oysters! All You Can Eat for just $25 per person! And they provide the shuckers, too! Two seatings. More here.

Herbs in Containers

Saturday, January 11, 2020 3pm – 4pm

Growing herbs can be a rewarding, money-saving experience! Let Richland County Master Gardeners teach you how to plant and care for herbs whether in your garden or in containers. They will also discuss using herbs in cooking and in other ways to “spice” up your life! Held at Richland Library Eastover. Details here.

Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Healthy Cooking Class by the Flavorful Fork

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6pm

$13 per person. They’ll demonstrate how to cook healthy without losing flavor. Held at The Classy Cruet in Lexington. Purchase tickets here.

A Taste Of Italy: Wine Dinner

Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Graduate Columbia (formerly Inn at USC) is hosting a delightful dinner with wine pairings from Stephanie at Republic National Distributing Company, purveyor of spirits. $40 for individuals or $70 for couples. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (Parking is complimentary.)

1st Course – Caprese Tower + Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay
2nd Course – Shrimp Scampi or Chicken Picatta + Storypoint Pinot Noir
3rd Course – Tiramisu + Louis Martini Sonoma Cab

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

Forks, Knives and Spoonbills

Friday, January 24, 2020 7pm

Join the South Carolina Wildlife Federation and Spotted Salamander for a six-course meal containing unique dishes inspired by imperiled species of birds. Participants will be led through each course by SCWF Habitat Education Manager, Jay Keck, and will learn about each bird species and the conservation efforts needed to help it thrive.

Executive chef, Jessica Shillato, will feature her own unique dishes to represent bird species including: Roseate Spoonbill, Scarlet Tanager, Red-headed Woodpecker and more. Alcohol pairings will also be provided with each course. All funds raised will benefit conservation programs of SCWF.

Event held at Spotted Salamander Cafe. Purchase tickets at the SCWF website here.

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