Culinary Techniques around the World: Scandinavia (Oct. 29, Renee Deall); Simple and Scrumptious Desserts (Oct. 30, Margi Kahn); Fabulous Food for Faux Vegetarians (Nov. 6, Pat Lintzenich); Gifts from the Kitchen: Candies (Nov. 26, Ridlon); Kids' Kwaanza Celebration (Grades 4-6, Dec. 1, Ada Parker).
Adult classes, open to those 16 and older, cost $55 ($45 for COCA star members). The children's class is $35 ($25 for star members). Call 314-725-6555 to request a catalog, or visit www.cocastl.org.
Harvest keeps innovating in the kitchen, and the restaurant's charismatic all-American wine list is as gutsy as its menu. Now every bottle and glass is half-price on the first Wednesday of each month. This is no bait-and-switch, folks. The discount includes everything in the cellar, from the esoteric Qupe Marsanne '00 (a tidy $15.50) to the trophy-hunter's Opus One '96 ($100 after markdown). Call 314-645-3522 for a reservation.