Culinary Calendar: May 14

May 14, 2014 

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Cookbook fundraiser: "Cooking with MTI" is the name of a new cookbook that students from Manatee Technical Institute's SkillsUSA Chapter are selling to raise money to help them go to national championships. More than 150 students participated in putting together the collection of approximately 300 recipes. The book sells for $15. To purchase a book, stop by the MTI Bookstore at the Main Campus, 6305 S.R. 70 E., Bradenton. The bookstore is open 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, until 7 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. on Friday.

on the menu

Harry's prix fixe: Harry's Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Jude's Drive, Longboat Key, offers a four course prix fixe for $29.99. From soups, salads and small plates to scrumptious entrées and sinful desserts, the prix fixe is the perfect way to please the entire family. Cost is $43.99 with sommelier-selected wine pairings. Information and reservations: Call 941-383-0777 or visit

Michael's on East Epicurean Adventure: Throughout May, Michael's On East restaurant, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, invites guests to take a "Mexican Epicurean Adventure" featuring traditional flavors of Mexico through May 31. The three-course dinner menu is featured for $34.95 per person as well as a two-course lunch menu for $18.95 per person. The carefully selected red and white wine pairing will be available for $10 per pairing during dinner and $5 per pairing during lunch. For more information or to make restaurant reservations, call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or visit


Apron's classes: Apron's Cooking School at Publix At University Walk, 2875 University Parkway; students may register for all classes online at or by calling 941-358-7829.

Brewers discussion: Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, will hold a weekly brewers discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. One or more of our brewers will be give an hour-long discussion on beer styles and brewing. A different Motorworks Brewing beer will be on spotlight with the option to enjoy a snack paired perfectly for it. This educational discussion will include Q&A at the end. It is a great way for people to get to know their local brewers and learn more about beer and the brewing process. This is a free event, open to the public. Everyone from beginning craft beer drinkers to connoisseurs can learn. Information: 941-567-6218.

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