Check out 5 food events with educational components this week

Learn about dry-age meats, mushrooms and pizza
Check out 5 food events with educational components this week
Nicole Peaslee

Tuesday, April 16
With the largest restaurant cooler in Wisconsin, Rare Steakhouse teams up with Madison Magazine to bring you a dry-aging master class and signature dinner. During Rare Steakhouse Dinner, Chef Marc Hennessy guides guests through a demonstration and in-depth discussion on dry-aging techniques. The family-style meal includes appetizers, entrees with wine pairings, sides and desserts. 6:30 p.m. $160. Click here for more info

Wednesday, April 17
Enjoy five German wines along with a four-course meal during the Heritage Tavern German Wine Dinner. You’ll start the evening with a savory watercress souffle, move on to speck wrapped ocean trout and end with grilled suckling chops. 6 p.m. $65. Click here for more info

Thursday, April 18
If you want to know how mushrooms can save our planet attend The Fascinating World of Mushrooms: How They Save Our World & Us event hosted by the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Ingrid West, owner a of shitake mushroom farm and conservation biologist for more than 30 years, will talk about the general characteristics of mushrooms, medicinal properties and how to grow them at this event on the far east side at Cool Beans Coffee Cafe. 6 p.m. Free. Click here for more info

Thursday, April 18
During Chef Salvatore Di Scala AVPN Intro to Ancient Neapolitan Cuisine, The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, or AVPN, will teach you about the history of real Neapolitan pizza at Naples 15 on Butler Street. AVPN is a nonprofit established in 1984 that protects the traditions of old neapolitan pizza masters. In addition to learning the history and specific techniques of making true Neapolitan pizza, you’ll enjoy a seven-course meal of three different pizzas, baked eggplant, salads, appetizers, dessert and more. 6 p.m. $100. Click here for more info

Friday, April 19
Female craft beer drinkers and brew masters are on the rise. Being a Woman in the Craft Beer Business is a panel discussion hosted by Colleen “Trixie” Welch, owner of Trixie’s Liquor and Growlers to Go-Go. Six females lead a panel on what it is like to work in a male-dominated field. They’ll touch on topics including sexism in marketing and the need for more gender support in the local craft beer scene. Hear from Meena DeFilippis, Hathaway Dilba, Robyn Klinge, Brittany Kraemer, Quinn Natze and Ashley Kinart-Short at the DreamBank Community Center. 6 p.m. Free. Click here for more info