Friday // March 23 // 6:30 pm - Tuesday // April 24 // 6:30 pm
Duncan St Dinners
Duncan St is back in action with their in-home dinners! They are super excited, so check out the menu and come hang out for an evening of fun, food and booze! This month's dinner is Moroccan themed!
The five-course menu includes:
1. fried potato, olives, preserved lemon
2. beef and prune phyllo dumplings, lemon, almond yogurt
3. pork spare rib, cinnamon, honey, herb sauce
4. roasted chicken thigh, sweet vermicelli with raisins and butter, stewed lentils, roasted eggplant and tomato, sweet pepper sauce, spiced carrots
5. mille fuille, almond, orange water, chocolate
Duncan St recommends a $100/person donation.
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Thursday // April 19 // 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Champagne & Sushi
Enjoy a night of delicious sushi prepared by Chef Anthony and sweet jams presented by DJ Mike Ley - all proceeds from this event will benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania! EVENT WEBSITE >>
Saturday // April 21 // 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$150 - $300
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force became Allies for Health + Wellbeing as of October 2017. Allies for Health + Wellbeing is the area's most comprehensive provider of integrated medical care, supportive human services and community based education for those living with or at risk of infection of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. The Allies Ball will be a culminating celebration of the launch of the organization’s new identity along with a historical theme to honor those that have stood with the organization for 33 years. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Monday // April 23 // 5:00 pm
The Cure’ated Series Welcomes Jamie Bissonnette
Come to the Morcilla as the Cure'ated Series collaborative dinners with the continent's best culinary talent continues. On April 23, Cure and Morcilla will welcome James Beard award-winning chef, Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa and Little Donkey in Boston and Toro in Boston, New York and Bangkok. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Monday // April 23 // 6:00 pm
Cooking Class with Emily Lycopolus
Join The Oakmont Olive Oil Company for a special cooking class at the Mighty Oak Barrel. Emily Lycopolus is the owner of Olive the Senses a luxury olive oil and vinegar tasting room in Victoria BC Canada, and the author of several cookbooks including, “The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers Cookbook". The cost of the ticket includes dinner, a glass of wine, and the class. Additional wine or beer is available for an additional charge.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (412) 689-1358 or emailing the store at email@example.com. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Saturday // April 28 // 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every drink has a story. This is the philosophy behind The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Inaugural Cultured Cocktails event. Guests are invited to walk through time, exploring the unique histories behind favorite drinks and spirits.
Nationally-acclaimed and award-winning mixologist Christopher Cardone and the hottest local bartenders will mix, shake, and stir the evening away while crafting signature cocktails with their individual creative flair. Drinks will be paired with food selections prepared by some of Pittsburgh hottest restaurants including Yuzu Kitchen, Il Pizzaiolo, Pirata, The Warren, Roost, Bakersfield, Eddie Merlot’s, The Commoner, Or the Whale, Maggie’s Farm Run House, Talia, Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie, BRGR, Scratch Kitchen, Monterey Bay, and Mallorca. Each restaurant will choose a show to theme their offerings after. Cinderella, Rent, Hamilton and more will inspire these chef-driven dishes.
Vibey beats from DJ Selecta will set the mood for this classy social soiree. From the prohibition era to modern day, libations at Cultured Cocktails will be ones for the ages. Ambiance for the evening will pay homage to upcoming shows and also serve as inspiration for the chef offerings and bartender cocktails. Miss Thea Trix and Boston Michaels will host a pop-up Drag Queen photo booth with costume items from Eons Fashion Antique. Richard Parsakian will assist in the evening’s decor and fashions for the “Cocktail Girls” who will greet guests. Izzazu Salon Spa and Serata will style cocktail inspired hair and makeup designs.
Whether guests are cocktail connoisseurs or social sippers, their palate will acquire a new level of sophistication. The vibrant display of Cultured Cocktails is the best the Pittsburgh cocktail scene has to offer.
This event is sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Sunday // April 29 // 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tipsy History- Johnny Appleseed & The History of Cider
Join Wigle Whiskey & the Heinz History Center on April 29 for a fun afternoon of boozy storytelling about the history of cider production in Pittsburgh. Hear the true tale of the Pittsburgh’s Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman, originator of the frontier cider industry, and why cider disappeared during the prohibition-era.
$10 ticket includes welcome cocktail, cider samples, and complimentary admission to the Heinz History Center to see the American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition Exhibit.
Threadbare’s kitchen and bar will be open for additional drinks and brunch. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Tuesday // May 1 // 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plant Forward: A May Day Dinner
The first of May is celebrated in many ways throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including the welcoming of spring: sunny days, bright colors and dancing around the May pole. Chef Cathy Fabry is a part time chef for Rania’s Catering, a graduate of the Art Institute’s Internal Culinary School and recently earned a certificate in Whole Food Plant Based nutrition from the eCornell. Cathy’s culinary focus is on creating easy, satisfying, nutrition-packed dishes that are economical too. Food so good you won’t miss the meat! But her springtime recipes are flexible enough that you can adapt them to your palate at home. This May-inspired meal begins with quick-pickled vegetables as a healthy starter with a light local cider pairing, followed by a bright and invigorating lemony mushroom broth. You’ll enjoy a luscious vegetable stack with creamy Yukon gold and celeriac mash, baby wilted greens topped with a roasted root and spring vegetables. To satisfy your sweet tooth, a creamy vegan strawberry-rhubarb mousse. And no guilt whatsoever! Cathy will provide recipes and lots of helpful healthy tips for getting more vegetables into your lifestyle. EVENT WEBSITE >>
Wednesday // May 9 // 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wine Tasting for the Celebrations of the Season From Dreadnought Wines and Palate Partners
Mike is back and he has a great idea for his class this session. When a customer walks into his wine store to make a wine selection, his first question is: “What is the purpose of the purchase? Are you hosting a party at your home, and if so, tell me about your event.” Tonight, we are going to focus on three common celebrations.... Wedding and Baby Showers, Summer Backyard Barbecues and Birthday parties. Rania will do the cooking (and will supply a few recipes) while Mike serves and talks about the wines that he plans to pair with the different menus. The shower theme will center around two white wines, a sparkling and a still to be paired with a Marinated Shrimp and Mango Salad as well as Smoked Chicken with Peach Mayonnaise Tarts. The Barbecue theme will feature more casual wines, to include reds that should be chilled that they will pair with Grilled Baby Back Ribs with their house made Barbecue Sauce and Oven Fried Chicken with Pecan Honey Glaze. The Birthday Party menu theme will feature a red wine and a dessert wine to pair with grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops drizzled with a Port Currant Sauce and, of course, a birthday cake! EVENT WEBSITE >>