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January 2018

Lecture Series: Plant-Strong Living

January 27 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dinner and Book signing introducing the highly anticipated cookbook companion to the runaway New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet. Introducing The Engine 2 Cookbook: More than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong We are shaking things up a bit with this one- we can’t really contain Jane and her infectuous enthusiasm, so we won’t even try. This evening promises to be a high-octane testiment to the healthy and satisfying plant-based lifestyle, with a dinner that brings…

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 10 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Be our Valentine! The Culinary Vegetable Institute offers the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, with our roaring fireplace, candle-lit dining room and a special menu of culinary classics. Chef Jamie Simpson and the CVI Team will offer favorites that they love to prepare with their own Valentines. In a departure from our usual community tables, seating will be offered at cozy tables for 2. Menu: Winter Bisque A Walk Through The Chef’s Garden: Salad Reimagined Beef Wellington, Roasted Vegetables,…

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Uncorked: Wines of Piedmont

February 16 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Just uttering the words “Wines of Piedmont” causes us to stand up and take notice. We immediately conjure in our minds the legendary wines of Barolo with romantic images of power, beauty and complex elegance. Of all the wines the world over, those of Barolo have traditionally lead the way in terms of magnificent quality and unparalleled cellaring potential. Known as wines of structure and sophistication, they were historically difficult to appreciate- or maybe it is simply that wine drinkers…

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March 2018

Vegetable Showcase: Potatoes

March 16 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Solanaceae Family known as nightshade plants, this family includes the humble potato reimagined. This ominous sounding nickname identifies the dark side of this species-- the leaves and fruits that can be poisonous. Yet paradoxically they produce the most comforting and familiar staples of our menus with potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. At this time of year, we celebrate the potato- and will revisit the rest of the family in full summer when they are in their glory. In a cool, humid, dark…

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April 2018

Vegetable Showcase: Spring Vegetables

April 13 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Umbelliferae Family that includes carrots, fennel, celery, dill, and parsley Yearning for spring, we welcome the vegetables of this family with their lacy verdant fronds, bright crispness and brilliant flavors. The delicate appearance of baby carrots, fennel, and celery sprouts belie the zing of flavor that they contribute to a dish, wakening the senses to the new season. Come and experience the carrot at CVI, and we guarantee that you will leave seeing the world in a whole new way.…

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