"Community bites

Tune in to Too Many Cooks! on WICR, 88.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, when Patti & Gary welcome Matthew Mejia, who will talk Spanish wines. Meija recently joined his brother in a wine import business that concentrates on wine from that country. His “other” job is adjunct instructor for the new Chef’s Academy.

Ivy Tech Community College’s “Culinary Expressions Cafe” has partnered with IndyEthnicFood to offer a special international dining experience Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in the North Meridian Center Campus Auditorium. Students in Ivy Tech’s Table Service and Specialized Cuisines classes, under the direction of Ivy Tech faculty members Chef Thom England and Chef Eric Piatek, will prepare and serve the five-course meal as a practical final. Tickets are $50 per person. Seating is limited to 110 diners. Reservations are required and will be accepted, as space allows, until Nov. 22. For more details or to place a reservation, visit www.IndyEthnicFood.com.

Fans of celebrity chef and Mexican cuisine guru Rick Bayless will want to mark Saturday, Dec. 2 on their calendars. From noon to 1:30 p.m., the award-winning chef will appear live in WFYI Public Television’s studios in downtown Indianapolis to host a special edition of his popular public television series, Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Later that afternoon, Bayless will host a cooking demonstration from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Clark’s GE Monogram Kitchen in Castleton (5415 E. 82nd St.), and will sign copies of his new cookbook, Mexican Everyday.

Join culinary celebrity Daina Chamness for two holiday-themed “Dinners with Daina” Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Miss Betty’s Dinner Theatre, 107 S. Pleasant St. in Trafalgar, Ind. The Dec. 3 dinner will star Chamness as Mrs. Merry Clause cooking up dinner. The Dec. 10 show is designed more for grownups, featuring Indiana wines. Cost for each dinner is $35 for adults and $15 per child for the Dec. 3 dinner. For reservations, call Miss Betty’s Dinner Theatre at 317-878-4424.

The Propylaeum, 1410 N. Delaware, will offer a Thanksgiving buffet with all of the trimmings Thursday, Nov. 23, with seatings starting at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Also, enjoy three holiday afternoon teas at the Propylaeum Tuesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $13.95 for adults and $8.95 for children under 12. Call 317-638-7881 to make a reservation for any of these upcoming events.

Restaurant notes

Mark your calendar to celebrate the fourth birthday of Oakleys Bistro Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The usual Tuesday Tastings wine reps will be pouring complimentary tastings of celebratory wines, and the kitchen team will offer its tastings as well. Call 317-824-1231 for more details.

Adobo Grill, 4939 E. 82nd St., is offering holiday gifts to allow the at-home chef to create their own Mexican cuisine. Make Adobo Grill’s guacamole at home with a molcajete set, which includes the recipe. Three popular spice rubs used in authentic Mexican cuisine are also available individually or as a gift set. Gift cards are also available.

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