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Kitchen Conservatory offers a wide variety of cooking classes, both participation and demonstration. Please scroll our current schedule to find a delicious cooking class that is right for you. Multiple refinements can be used to find the very cooking class of your dreams. Or purchase a gift certificate for any cooking class. All cooking classes are held at Kitchen Conservatory. Bon appetit!

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BACK TO BASICS
2020 has brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Start 2021 in a four-week course with the incredible Barb Nack as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, roasted chicken, cast iron steak, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$250 Per Person
Wed, Jan 6
6 to 9 pm
Wed, Jan 13
6 to 9 pm
Wed, Jan 20
6 to 9 pm
Wed, Jan 27
6 to 9 pm
HONEY, I'M HOME!
Beekeeper and founder of Asali Gold Honey, Ericka Clark, teams up with her sister, Lydia Gwin, for a sweet class infusing a variety of flavors into honey, as Lydia cooks with honey. Enjoy white pizza with prosciutto and hot honey, beet-goat cheese salad with salted honey-mustard vinaigrette, walnut-panko crusted salmon with honey and thyme served with cumin-honey roasted carrots, plus yogurt and honey cheesecake with an oatmeal cookie crust and lemon-lavender infused honey, and a Bee's Knees honey-lemon gin cocktail.
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Lydia Gwin and Ericka Clark
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jan 28
6 to 8:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
A fan of The Great British Baking Show, Mickey Kitterman shares some of his favorite desserts and pastries that could be on the show in this hands-on class for the amateur baker. Learn to make ginger-orange truffles with four finishes - cocoa, pistachios, toasted coconut, and espresso, peppermint-chocolate puffs with ganache, millionaire's pecan shortbread topped with thick caramel and ganache, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Jan 28
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: TACOS! WHAT'S IN THE WEIGH?
The clever Lydia Gwin has created a perfect taco night for the ladies with options for reducing the carbs! Enjoy pulled pork posole with hominy and andouille sausage, shrimp tacos with avocado-cilantro crema and slaw, carne asado tacos with radish, carrot, and onion pickles, served with a choice of cauliflower tortillas and corn tortillas, plus pineapple-jalapeño margaritas, agua fresca, and Mexican brownies served with ice cream and dulce de leche sauce.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Jan 29
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GREEK TRADITIONS
Create a tasty authentic Greek dinner with the talented Maria Sakellariou, who shares her passion for her Greek heritage. This hands-on class will make French fried calamari served with homemade garlic sauce, traditional artichoke and leek egg-lemon soup, lamb with potatoes cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce, Greek olive bread rolls, plus karithopita - a Greek walnut cake moistened with light simple syrup.

Our next Greek date night class, Valentine for Couples: Isle Be There, is available on February 12.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef-Owner
Culinary Odyssey
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Jan 29
6:30 to 9 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with Tim Kutterer perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. This class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, chocolate macarons, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on March 15.
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Tim Kutterer
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jan 30
11 am to 2 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CRANK OUT THE PASTA
Feeling cranky? Roll up your sleeves for a fun afternoon cranking out pasta dough with Jon Lowe to make homemade fettuccini, along with Alfredo sauce and a quick tomato sauce. This hands-on class will make a fresh Mediterranean salad with salami and cheese and homemade vinaigrette, then turn big chocolate chip cookies into dessert "pizzas" with raspberry jam "sauce", white chocolate "cheese" and fruit leather "pepperoni", served with vanilla ice cream. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jan 30
12 to 2:30 pm
OUI LOVE FRENCH CASSOULET
Mickey Kitterman shares the secrets to the rich complexities of duck confit-white bean French cassoulet with Toulouse-style homemade pork-garlic sausage cakes and braised pork shoulder. Mickey will demonstrate the steps to create this fabulous dish with the meats and beans baked together in a rich bone broth flavored with cognac and topped with fresh rosemary and breadcrumbs. The class will also enjoy salad Lyonnaise with poached egg and crispy bacon, and chocolate mousse.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sat, Jan 30
6 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GO ON AND GOA!
Bangalore native Aruna Gopinath shares the food of Goa, a western Indian state with strong Portuguese influence of flavors known for seafood, spicy cuisine, and beaches. This hands-on class for couples will learn to make Goan stir-fry prawns marinated in rechado masala, spicy pork vindaloo, rajma - kidney beans simmered in Indian spices served with steamed rice seasoned with cumin, poori - a deep-fried wheat bread served with potato bhaki, plus sweet potato bebinca - a Goan pudding cake.
Details
Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 30
6:30 to 9 pm
FISH AND BISTRO SAUCES
Meet Jon Lowe at the stove learning to prepare perfectly cooked fish and pair the fish with delicious sauces for a memorable meal. This hands-on class will create roasted sea bass with smoked tomato butter sauce, pan-seared halibut with wild mushroom butter sauce, grilled ahi tuna with tomato-pepper harissa sauce, and his celebrated grilled salmon with mustard-apple cider jus.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Jon Lowe's classes include If You Only Sea One Thing on February 2, and When I'm Not a Crab, I'm a Sole Man on February 28.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 31
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE OF THE PAELLA PARTY
Grab your partner and join the party with Mickey Kitterman creating manchego-chorizo puffs and tortilla patatas bravas, perfect for any celebration. This hands-on class designed for couples will make two paellas - traditional paella Valencia loaded with seafood and chicken and sausage, plus chicken and chorizo paella. The party wouldn't be complete without classic red sangria and queso flan with seasonal fruit.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 31
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies in a fun evening of cookie decorating. Join the talented Ericka Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Valentine cookies with a variety of shapes. The cookies are baked and ready to be decorated, as this hands-on class learns tips for planning designs; plus how to use royal icing with pastry tips to transform cookies into works of art. Design dazzling cookies using outlining, flooding, and feathering techniques, along with sanding sugar and dragées to make these cookies look as good as they taste. Students will take home their beautiful creations.
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Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Ericka's Cookie Kitchen
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jan 31
5:30 to 8 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Devon Drag for a class focusing on the frosting and creating exquisite designs, using a variety of frosting, molding, and piping techniques. The cupcakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate, as this hands-on class learns to work with buttercream frosting to create beautiful piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes perfect for the season. Devon will guide the class in using chocolate ganache for dipping and piping applications, and fondant to create a multitude of shapes perfect to personalize cupcakes for any occasion. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Feb 1
6 to 8:30 pm
EAT MORE TACOS
Spend a fun evening of taco-making in the kitchen with Jeff Friesen, of Taco Buddha, popular for combining a mixture of chiles and tacos with different cultures. This hands-on class will create fresh corn tortillas and implement various techniques to enhance and deepen flavors to make carne adovada - pork simmered in a rich and tangy New Mexican chile sauce, carne deshebrada - northern Mexican-style savory shredded beef, plus New Mexico red chile and lime shrimp tacos.
Details
Jeff Friesen
Chef
Taco Buddha
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Feb 1
6:30 to 9 pm
HOT CHOCOLATE IS CUPID'S BOMB!
Hot chocolate bombs have gone viral on social media, and are a fun side hustle for the talented Lydia Gwin who created 300 of them in ten days during December. Join Lydia for an exciting morning of creating hot chocolate bombs perfect for Valentine's Day utilizing four types of chocolate and learning to temper chocolate. This hands-on class will create salted caramel and semisweet hot chocolate bombs filled with salted caramel-flavored hot cocoa mix and marshmallows decorated with gold luster dust and salted caramel drizzle topped with red sprinkles, milk chocolate hot chocolate bombs with edible glitter and topped with Valentine sprinkles, dark chocolate raspberry truffles filled with a raspberry-white chocolate truffle and decorated with raspberry dust and gold sprinkles, plus cookies-and-cream hot chocolate bombs garnished with white chocolate drizzle and cookies crumbs topped with heart-shaped sprinkles. Students will be allowed to take home a sampling of the hot chocolate bombs made in class.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Feb 2
11 am to 1:30 pm
IF YOU ONLY SEA ONE THING
Pay attention to detail as seafood expert Jon Lowe creates seafood dishes that you are sure to remember. Enjoy seared scallops with sunchoke purée and warm mushroom vinaigrette, Alaskan halibut en papillote with roasted tomatoes and herbs, potato-crusted jumbo shrimp brochettes with assorted dipping sauces, roasted Scottish salmon with homemade breadcrumb crust, crispy Arctic char with lobster duvernois, and whole roasted sea bass with a salt crust.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Tue, Feb 2
6 to 8:30 pm
WOK TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN CHOPSTICKS
Spend a sizzling evening creating your own personalized stir-fry in the wok with one of our homemade sauces - sweet and sour, Szechuan, spicy garlic, brown, or hoisin-hot bean paste sauce. This hands-on class will choose from a variety of proteins, including beef, chicken, pork, and seafood; then prepare a beautiful array of aromatics and vegetables to mix and match, and use the wok to create a quick and delicious meal served with white rice and fried rice.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Feb 2
6:30 to 9 pm
WAFFLES AND MUFFINS AND BAGELS, OH MY!
Whether it is dense and chewy bagels that you would find at a New York bakery or English muffins that put the grocery store versions to shame, Megan Rois, bakery manager at The Cakery, shares her passion for breakfast breads, plus spectacular Belgian waffles. This hands-on class will make homemade English muffins fried in butter and finished in the oven, a variety of old-fashioned bagels served with cream cheese, plus super dense Belgian waffles with caramelized pearl sugar and served with lots of butter and powdered sugar and a choice of toppings.
Details
Megan Rois
Pastry Chef
The Cakery
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 3
6 to 8:30 pm
CHINESE NEW YEAR - YEAR OF THE OX
Create an early celebration of Chinese New Year with Mickey Kitterman with a festive dinner to honor the Year of the Ox. This hands-on class will make Chinese steamed barbecue buns with oxtail char siu, smoked oxtail and brisket rangoon with soy-garlic-chile sauce, braised oxtail lo mein with vegetables and homemade egg noodles, plus Chinese almond cookies, ginger ice cream, and zero-proof ginger Moscow mules.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 3
6:30 to 9 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: THAT'S AMORE
It's possible that everyone will break out in a Dean Martin song during this fun evening in the kitchen designed for couples. This hands-on class will create steak and blue cheese crostini topped with a balsamic drizzle, red onion-pepperoni-salami-artichoke antipasto salad with mozzarella and banana peppers tossed in Italian dressing, caprese-stuffed roasted chicken with lemon-basil Alfredo sauce served over fresh fettuccini, sautéed asparagus cooked in white wine and garlic, plus raspberry tiramisù trifle.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 4
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect Valentine celebration in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 5
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, Tie fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns and storm trooper white chocolate cocoa. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on March 7.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 6
11 am to 1:30 pm
BREAK AN EGG - LET'S MAKE MERINGUE
Discover the art of combining egg whites and sugar with a variety of techniques for stunning results in a hands-on class with the talented Lydia Gwin. Create three meringue-based desserts including pavlova served with crème anglaise and fresh fruit, angel food cake with seven-minute frosting, plus lemon chiffon cake with lavender syrup glaze and blueberry compote.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Feb 6
12 to 2:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: LOBSTER IS THE MAINE ATTRACTION
It's easy to win your partner over when lobster is on the menu! Spend a dynamic evening in the kitchen creating Arctic char crudo with snow peas and charred onions and yuzu, pear and chanterelle mushroom risotto, pistachio-crusted lobster - poached, crusted and finished in the oven, polenta with root vegetable ragù, fennel-leek gratin, plus chocolate soufflé with butterscotch sauce.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.

If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Valentine for Couples classes are available from February 4 through February 14.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 6
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: SWEET VALENTINE
Cupid has arrived in the kitchen for a sweet afternoon of hearts and Valentines with Mom or Dad! Jon Lowe has pointed his bow and arrow towards fun as this hands-on class makes orange-sparkling grape "mimosas" with a frozen strawberry, heart-shaped French toast stuffed with strawberries served with bacon, Cupid's fresh fruit kabobs, plus "bananas about you!" cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Feb 7
1 to 3:30 pm
I DID IT ALL FOR THE GNOCCHI
Satisfy your fervor for the tantalizing features of soft and delicate gnocchi paired with enticing sauces, as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to create four different versions. Learn to make potato gnocchi al forno - baked with fontina and porcini and cream, Lidia's ricotta gnocchi with Contessa parmesan-prosciutto cream sauce with basil and pignoli, butternut squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce, plus spinach gnocchi with Italian sausage and tomatoes.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Feb 7
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: ALL IS FARE IN LOVE
Enjoy a sense of excitement as couples create a memorable and romantic meal, starting with fresh roasted garlic bruschetta. This hands-on class will make spinach-mushroom salad with toasted walnuts and walnut oil vinaigrette, braised pork shoulder served over mushroom risotto, roasted asparagus, plus chocolate mousse served on a shortbread cookie with cherries in a merlot sauce, and a Pink Lady gin-applejack cocktail.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Mon, Feb 8
6 to 8:30 pm
HOT CHOCOLATE IS CUPID'S BOMB!
Hot chocolate bombs have gone viral on social media, and are a fun side hustle for the talented Lydia Gwin who created 300 of them in ten days during December. Join Lydia for an exciting evening of creating hot chocolate bombs perfect for Valentine's Day utilizing four types of chocolate and learning to temper chocolate. This hands-on class will create salted caramel and semisweet hot chocolate bombs filled with salted caramel-flavored hot cocoa mix and marshmallows decorated with gold luster dust and salted caramel drizzle topped with red sprinkles, milk chocolate hot chocolate bombs with edible glitter and topped with Valentine sprinkles, dark chocolate raspberry truffles filled with a raspberry-white chocolate truffle and decorated with raspberry dust and gold sprinkles, plus cookies-and-cream hot chocolate bombs garnished with white chocolate drizzle and cookies crumbs topped with heart-shaped sprinkles. Students will be allowed to take home a sampling of the hot chocolate bombs made in class.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Feb 8
6:30 to 9 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: FRENCH KISS
Spend a special evening with your sweetheart enjoying a French-inspired dinner. This hands-on class for couples will create gougères stuffed with roasted mushroom duxelles, French country mixed greens-roasted beets salad with lemon-thyme vinaigrette topped with candied pecans and goat cheese, classic chicken Cordon Bleu with ham and gruyère, pommes aligot - très cheesy mashed potatoes, green bean amandine, plus pear clafoutis and a kir royale.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Tue, Feb 9
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: HEART AND SOLE
Bring your Valentine on a Venetian-inspired date creating dishes utilizing simple ingredients and spices to create a memorable dinner. This hands-on class for couples will learn to make risi e bisi arancini crispy rice balls, peperonata alla Venezia - slow cooked peppers with tomatoes, homemade linguini with asparagus cooked in prosecco with onions and copious amounts of parmigiana served with a prosecco-Campari spritz, filet of sole with Venetian saor sauce over sautéed spinach with raisins and pine nuts served with a Soave wine, plus frozen chocolate zuccotto cake.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Wed, Feb 10
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect Valentine celebration in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Wed, Feb 10
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: LOVE AT FIRST BITE
From the first succulent nibble to the last, this hands-on class for couples will tickle the palate, starting with figs-in-a-blanket with goat cheese. Learn to create watercress salad with bacon and warm mustard dressing, charred strip steak and broccolini atop a gruyère cheese sauce, crispy smashed baby potatoes, plus vanilla panna cotta with roasted strawberry sauce.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 11
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: ISLE BE THERE
The Greek isles are abundant with seafood and tender lamb perfect for creating a sumptuous dinner for romantics. This hands-on class will prepare lump crabmeat cakes wrapped in kataif phyllo served with roasted pepper sauce, steamed mussels with fresh tomatoes and herbed feta sauce, a mixed green salad with manouri semi-soft Greek cheese and dried fruits and nuts dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, grilled rack of lamb and seafood medley phyllo rolls in a white wine cheese sauce, plus baklava baskets drizzled with honey-cinnamon light syrup.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 12
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH SEDUCTION
The allure of a lingering afternoon dining on superb French cuisine has us giddy with delight. We will create a celebration of love with a toast of champagne, as the class enjoys tarte flambée - a popular French bistro fromage blanc-onion tart, steak bordelaise, skillet roasted potatoes and zucchini with shallots, plus gâteau au chocolat fondu - individual molten chocolate cakes made famous by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Feb 13
11 am to 2 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create custard-filled long johns with a chocolate glaze, baked lemon doughnuts with lemon glaze, old-fashioned sour cream doughnuts, apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, plus cinnamon doughnut holes. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on March 20.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 13
12 to 2:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: RUSH IN FOR A PRIME TIME
Preparations have been made for a special evening to celebrate the holiday of love Russian-style, starting with mushroom strudel on greens with Russian dressing. This hands-on class will create prime rib Romanov - a whole boneless roasted prime rib served with horseradish vodka sauce, braised baby potatoes and green beans with butter and fresh dill, plus a stunning presentation of frozen vodka martinis, and individual brandied peach cheesecakes.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.

If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Valentine for Couples classes are available from February 4 through February 14.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 13
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: COMING UP ROSES
Spend the morning with a cup of coffee and a crossword puzzle, then join us in the kitchen to create a romantic four-course luncheon, starting with an irresistible bacon rose bouquet with peppadew jam. This hands-on class will make amber-glazed salmon and fennel flatbread with white cheddar and wild greens, smoked tomato soup with fried shallots and lobster stuffed gougères, bone-in seared cowboy rib-eye topped with warm crab and tomato hollandaise served with roasted potatoes and asparagus, plus chocolate crème brûlée with chocolate-dipped strawberries.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.

If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Valentine for Couples classes are available from February 4 through February 14.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 14
12:30 to 3 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: THE PERFECT CATCH
Reel your partner in for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day cooking together. This hands-on class will create moules frites - wine steamed mussels with homemade French fries and lemon aïoli, goat cheese soufflé in phyllo cups on salad greens with apple-walnut slaw and cider vinaigrette, scallop coquilles St. Jacques with mushrooms and gruyère, plus red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 14
5 to 7:30 pm
THE GUMBO FILES
Southern Louisiana native Josh Galliano pulls out the cast iron Dutch oven and reveals the secret ingredients to authentic gumbo just in time for a Mardi Gras celebration. Join Josh for a hands-on class creating three distinct gumbos with traditional seasonings, including Creole court bouillon, seafood and okra gumbo, plus quail and sausage gumbo.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Feb 15
6 to 8:30 pm
COCKTAILS AND CANAPÉS
Lydia Gwin calls cocktails and canapés on a Monday night planning ahead for the weekend. Sit back and enjoy a blackberry-bourbon sour and a Hendrick cucumber-basil gin gimlet, as Lydia prepares braised short ribs on fried polenta cakes with pickled green tomato relish, chicken-spinach-artichoke canapés, basil-mozzarella-tomato caprese crostini with a balsamic reduction glaze, plus mini crab cakes with creamy horseradish sauce.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Mon, Feb 15
6:30 to 9 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 13.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 16
6 to 8:30 pm
PARTY GRAS
Let the Mardi Gras parties begin with an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil and traditional hurricanes in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Start with a New Orleans mortadella-capicola muffuletta bruschetta with Genoa salami and cheeses topped with olives, an awesome shrimp-crawfish-andouille sausage boil with potatoes and corn on the cob served family-style on newspaper, plus praline bread pudding and caramel sauce.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Feb 16
6:30 to 9 pm
PUTTIN' ON THE GRITS
The beads have been thrown and the floats stored away for another year, but Kaitlyn Vohs shares her love for the "Big Easy" in a hands-on class. Learn to make hush puppies with rémoulade, shrimp and grits with roasted red pepper coulis, maque choux - a dish of Creole corn and peppers, stewed zucchini and tomatoes, plus flaming bananas Foster.
Details
Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 17
6 to 8:30 pm
THE CHEF AND FISHMONGER
Compliments always abound when the market basket arrives from Bob's Seafood for the chef to create a succulent and bountiful dinner with fish and seafood. The catch of the day will include an amazing variety of fish, and chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, will use the market basket to spontaneously create incredible seafood dishes. Learn how to select and cook delicious fish, and enjoy an evening of great food.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Bob Colosimo
Chef
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 17
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ANYTHING IS PASTA-BLE
Get your partner in the kitchen and anything is possible! Master the skills of making delicious homemade pasta as this fun hands-on class creates fried gnocchi stuffed with gorgonzola served with farmhouse tomato compote, roasted butternut squash and arugula salad with romano cheese and pancetta, Italian sausage and three-cheese tortellini soup, homemade pappardelle with cherry tomato confit topped with pesto-rubbed grilled shrimp, plus chocolate tiramisù tart.
Details
Frank McGinty
Chef
Kaldi's Coffee
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 18
6 to 8:30 pm
IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE
Mickey Kitterman has been professionally wielding a chef's knife since 1983, and shares the three knives he cannot do without, plus one just for fun. Learn to slice, dice, mince and decorate with a variety of cuts including brunoise and tourné with seasonal vegetables to make culinary creations with skill and creativity using the chef's knife, boning knife, utility knife and a mezzaluna. This hands-on class will learn to bone chicken thighs, and spontaneously create a full dinner from the bounty.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next knife skills class, Whack the Knife!, is available on March 8.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Feb 18
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: WE HAVE BIGGER FISH TO THAI!
The fish is abundant in this exciting Thai class for couples with four different preparations. This hands-on class will learn to make puffed deep-fried fish on green mango salad, steamed fish curry in banana leaf cups, shrimp pad Thai with fried shallots, wok-fried whole red snapper in red curry sauce on jasmine rice, plus refreshing coconut ice cream.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 19
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 17.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 20
12 to 2:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: BEAUTY AND THE FEAST
End the week with a beautiful, relaxing night out with the girls, as Julie Malloy creates a delicious feast, starting with Caesar salad with lemon pepper shrimp. Enjoy fettuccine with creamy roasted red pepper sauce, pan-seared peppercorn pork tenderloin with a white wine sauce, blanched green beans with sautéed mushrooms and shallots, plus chocolate-hazelnut salted shortbread brownies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Feb 20
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
This class has been bought out, so there is no waitlist available!

It is offered again on March 20.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Onesto Pizza & Trattoria
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Feb 20
6:30 to 9 pm
SURF AND TURF, SAUCES AND SIDES
Design a seductive spread with different combinations of three tender cuts of steak, three luscious seafoods, three beautiful sauces, plus three side dishes. Join chef Jon Lowe for a fun afternoon cooking and combining filet, rib-eye and strip steak with lobster, shrimp and scallops, then adding steak sauce, parmesan fondue and smoked tomato butter. This hands-on class will also make side dishes, including garlic potatoes, grilled vegetables and rice cakes.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Jon Lowe's classes include If You Only Sea One Thing on February 2, and When I'm Not a Crab, I'm a Sole Man on February 28.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Feb 21
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH
John Birdsall writes an intriguing biography of food icon James Beard in The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard, delving into Beard’s own written words to discover his journey from coast to coast, and an underground world in London and Paris in the 20s. As the class discusses the book, Mickey Kitterman prepares an amuse bouche of broiled onion-parmesan bites, spiced salmon skewers with parsley oil, braised tarragon chicken, angel biscuits, plus cherry slab pie with vanilla ice cream.
Novel Cuisine is a culinary book club for food lovers that read the book in advance and includes novels, memoirs, histories, science and politics -- all with food as a central theme. The books for Novel Cuisine are available at Kitchen Conservatory. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed more than 125 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Feb 21
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TO OUR HEALTH!
Devon Drag has devised an honest-to-goodness dinner that is so exciting and flavorful, no one would guess that it is without grain, gluten, white sugar or dairy! This hands-on class for couples will make Tuscan vegetable soup with tomato broth, Italian chopped salad loaded with vegetables topped with crispy prosciutto chips and Italian vinaigrette, chicken involtini with creamy sun-dried tomato-basil filling wrapped with prosciutto and topped with marinara served over spinach-cauliflower "risotto", hasselback-style roasted fennel-squash-tomato tian, plus salted dark chocolate mousse made with avocados and coconut cream topped with coconut whipped cream, and Italian Campari-triple sec sangria with fresh orange juice and limoncello.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 21
5 to 7:30 pm
IN A HOT MINUTE
Melissa Clendenin is a busy working mom who wants to put satisfying meals on the table before everyone starts asking, "What's for dinner?" Melissa shares some great tips using different functions of the Instant Pot, with three weeknight meals and a dessert, as the class enjoys spaghetti and meatballs all made in the Instant Pot with a quick marinara sauce, pork carnitas with pickled red onions served with tortillas and crema, a hearty mushroom risotto, plus salted caramel cheesecake.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Feb 22
6 to 8:30 pm
PALEO IS A NO-GRAINER!
Join Devon Drag to discover a paleolithic hunter-gatherer approach to cooking, combined with a gluten-free menu. This hands-on class will create an exciting meal with almond-flour everything crackers, sweet potato and cashew dip with curry and turmeric, raw massaged kale salad with currants and pine nuts, pan-roasted chicken thighs with bacon and apples, cauliflower-carrot-parsnip purée, plus grain-free berry crisp with almond flour-coconut-pecan topping.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Feb 22
6:30 to 9 pm
OFF THE SHELF: OTTOLENGHI FLAVOR
Lydia Gwin encourages everyone to pull those cookbooks off the shelf and use them, as she makes four exceptional dishes from the newest cookbook by Yotom Ottolenghi cowritten with Ixta Belfrage, Ottolenghi Flavor. Enjoy kohlrabi "noodle" salad with ginger-rice vinaigrette, celery root steaks with Café de Paris sauce, chaat masala potatoes with sweet tamarind dressing and cilantro chutney, and spicy mushroom lasagna.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Feb 23
6 to 8:30 pm
MASA TO MI CASA - HOT TAMALES
Spend a thoroughly exciting evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman creating an a"maize"ing variety of tamales, including pork tamales with tomatillo salsa wrapped in banana leaves, chipotle chicken tamales with smoky roasted tomato salsa wrapped in corn husks, and mango-cream cheese tamales with tequila-infused strawberry sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Feb 23
6:30 to 9 pm
I SAY HELLO, AND YOU SAY GOOD PIE!
Everyone will be saying, "Go, go, go!" to the talented baker and food stylist Bekah Stamps as she showcases three different types of pie - traditional pie, slab pie, and hand pies, each topped with a stunning lattice art design. Enjoy cranberry-apple pie with orange zest, cherry slab pie, plus brown sugar-cinnamon hand pies.
Details
Bekah Stamps
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Feb 24
6 to 8:30 pm
TENDER LOVING CIAO
Chef Jack MacMurray brings a bit of Italy into a dinner rich with flavors, starting with spinach-kale-arugula winter salad with roasted Brussels sprouts, crisp bacon, spiced pecans and smoked gouda vinaigrette. This hands-on class will make pork tenderloin modega with roasted garlic-tomato gratin, seafood cannelloni with creamy fontina marinara, plus blackberry-ginger tart with spiced whipped cream.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Old Hickory Golf Club
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 24
6:30 to 9 pm
PRETZELS - LET’S DO THE TWIST!
Twist and shout during a fun afternoon with Cari Burke discovering the easy techniques for making homemade pretzels. This hands-on class will make traditional salted soft pretzels, stout beer pretzels served with zesty beer cheese dip, spicy jalapeño-bacon pretzel twists with bacon jam, cinnamon-sugar pretzel bites with velvety cream cheese dip, knotted chocolate pretzels with peanut butter-marshmallow fluff dip, plus a chocolate-bourbon milkshake garnished with a white chocolate-dipped chocolate pretzel.
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Cari Burke
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Feb 25
6 to 8:30 pm
PRIMER FOR PERFECT CUT-OUT COOKIES AND ROYAL ICING
Decorating stunning cut-out sugar cookies with royal icing starts with the techniques of beautifully baked cookies with crisp edges and creating different consistencies of royal icing for flooding, outlining, and writing. The talented cookie artist Ericka Lanter provides all the basics for success starting with mixing, rolling out, and baking vanilla sugar cookies, and the effects of humidity, desired texture and thickness, along with chill vs. no chill methods. Ericka will make royal icing and discuss coloring, disposable pastry bags with tips, tipless pastry bags, and squeeze bottles, and show the class how to set up their space for decorating with the proper tools and test the royal icing with pastry bags and tips on parchment. Students may take home a sampling of cookies and royal icing.
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Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Ericka's Cookie Kitchen
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Thu, Feb 25
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OF COURSE, WE COOK
Get out of the house, and make plans for a date night at Kitchen Conservatory, as this hands-on class cooks with Kaitlyn Vohs, and we do the clean-up. Learn to make winter greens and pear salad with honey-Dijon vinaigrette topped with goat cheese and candied walnuts, luscious seared scallops with beurre blanc, creamy lemon orzo, sautéed green beans, plus tasty cream puffs filled with pastry cream drizzled with chocolate, and a midnight sparkler gin-crème de violette cocktail with sparkling wine.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 26
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with Tim Kutterer perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, each filled with a distinctive ganache. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cocoa macarons with raspberry sour cream ganache, espresso macarons with cappuccino ganache, macarons with white chocolate ganache, plus lemon macarons with lemon-star anise ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Flawless French Macarons is available on March 15.
Details
Tim Kutterer
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 27
11 am to 2 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: LIP-SMACKING SNACKING
It's hard not to smack your lips when something is so good, but it is okay to ooh and aah over treats from South America. Join Paula Ochoa, from Argentina, in a fun afternoon creating alfajores - a delicate shortbread cookie filled with dulce de leche, brigadeiros - a classic Brazilian birthday party chocolate treat rolled in balls and covered in sprinkles and shredded coconut, Brazilian cheese bread made with tapioca flour with prosciutto, plus apple buñuelos - a deep-fried apple treat coated in sugar, served with a tasty "submarine" milk drink perfect for dunking. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Paula Ochoa
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 27
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SALSA SALSA DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour Latin salsa dance lesson with dance instructor Allison Hansen, that will spark your appetite for a memorable evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman. Refresh your thirst with a mojito, as this hands-on class prepares fried corn tortilla chips with black bean dip, grilled shrimp quesadillas with smoked tomato salsa, roasted pork tenderloin with papaya-mango salsa and yellow Cuban rice, plus banana cream pie with chocolate crumb crust.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming Date Night Dine and Dance classes include Last Tango in Paris on March 27, and Sizzle and Samba on April 24.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 27
6 to 9 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Chef Jon Lowe shares his expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls including rock-and-roll shrimp tempura rolls with cheese and cucumbers, salmon-asparagus dynamite rolls with spicy Sriracha mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 24.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sat, Feb 27
6:30 to 9 pm
WHEN I'M NOT A CRAB, I'M A SOLE MAN
Jon Lowe shares his passion for crab, as this hands-on class focuses on Jonah and Alaskan king crab and the four grades from claw, backfin, special, and jumbo lump. Learn to make crab bisque from homemade crab stock, fried crab fritters with caper rémoulade and peppadew jam dipping sauces, warm crab salad with avocado and pickled onions on bibb lettuce with white cheddar croutons and soft-boiled eggs tossed in whole grain mustard-honey vinaigrette, plus crab-stuffed sole with citrus basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Feb 28
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: FRESH MEX - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL!
Weekends are for fun, and Patty Goeke, a middle school science teacher of 22 years, will make sure that this class is festive! Bring a parent and learn to create ground beef taquitos served with avocado cream sauce and roasted tomato-onion salsa, chicken enchilada sliders, plus "ravioli" churros with Nutella and chocolate chip filling. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Patty Goeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Feb 28
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TRUE LOVE, OF COURSE
Spend the evening in the kitchen with your partner creating a special dinner, starting with goat cheese flatbread with leeks and mustard. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will make wine-poached pears on greens with mascarpone and rosemary vinaigrette topped with pistachios, sous vide duck breast glazed with maple and bourbon, Sriracha carrots served with pinot noir, plus a mini royal wedding cake with lemon curd and elderflower frosting served with a Chambord-champagne cocktail.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 28
5 to 7:30 pm
THE KITCHEN AT HOGWARTS
Rachelle Killian shares her magical powers in the kitchen with a class designed for adults who still believe in wizardry. This hands-on class will make Harry's favorite treacle tart, pumpkin pasties from Hogwarts Express, Mrs. Weasley's meat pie served with gillyweed (fried zucchini) stalks, dragon eggs in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce, cauldron lava cakes with raspberry sauce, plus butterbeer fudge and a magical pomegranate polyjuice potion.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Mar 1
6 to 8:30 pm
FOR FRYING OUT LOUD
Incredible crispy fried chicken, with three different methods and three different flavors, is abundant in this hands-on class with chef Mickey Kitterman, who has mastered the art of how to fry chicken. Create cast iron pan-fried chicken, deep-fried chicken, and stovetop deep-fried chicken, accompanied with mashed potatoes and gravy, luscious corn custard, plus double-fried chicken wings with Korean hot sauce, and flaky homemade biscuits slathered with jalapeño-honey butter.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Mar 2
6:30 to 9 pm
PRETTY CAKE DECORATING
Join the delightful Megan Rois, bakery manager of The Cakery, for a class focusing on creating a pretty cake, using a variety of techniques. The buttercream frosting is already made and the six-inch one-layer French vanilla cakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate. This hands-on class will learn how to create a level cake, crumb coat and frost the cake, and finish with a smooth icing. Using a pastry bag and a variety of tips, learn to create dot and shell borders, polka dots, dot flowers, leaves, rosettes, and simple writing techniques. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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Megan Rois
Pastry Chef
The Cakery
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 3
6 to 8:30 pm
ASPARAGUS IS THE STALK OF THE TOWN
The word is out on the street that Caryn Dugan, the plant-based educator known as the STLVegGirl, and owner and founder of Center for Plant-based Living, knows a thing or two about asparagus. This hands-on class will create a vegan dinner of wild rice and asparagus soup with potatoes and cannellini beans, roasted fingerlings and asparagus with balsamic and thyme, tomato-asparagus-kale salad with red onions and sorghum, and asparagus pasta with lemon gremolata.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Center for Plant-based Living
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Mar 4
6 to 8:30 pm
IN GOOD SHAPE WITH PASTA
Homemade pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, and is married with perfect saucy partners. Sit back and enjoy the morning as we roll out, shape, and create stunning pasta dishes, including homemade farfalle with spiced shrimp and roasted cauliflower, braised chicken with rapini and cherry peppers and ricotta cavatelli, beautiful Venetian lasagna, potato gnocchi with wild boar ragù, homemade ravioli with seasonal fillings, and authentic Alfredo with tagliatelle.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Sat, Mar 6
10 am to 12:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CINNAMON ROLLS AND BISCUITS! THAT'S MY JAM!
Join the delightful duo of Lydia Gwin and her 8-year-old son, Miles, for a fun interactive afternoon making impressive one-hour cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, caramel pecan rolls, and colorful cake batter cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze and sprinkles. This hands-on class will also make fresh butter, raspberry jam, and tender drop biscuits. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 6
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TACOS WILL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
Tacos might fall apart, but they will never break your heart! Spend a blissful evening in the kitchen with your partner, as Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers lead this hands-on class making smoky pineapple margaritas, lobster tacos with avocado aïoli and jicama slaw, carnitas tacos with tomato-chipotle salsa, steak-chile-Chihuahua cheese skillet tacos with homemade flour tortillas, plus cilantro rice, frijoles borrachos (drunken beans), and dulce de leche ice cream.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 6
6 to 8:30 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes puff pastry almond croissants with homemade frangipane, maple-bacon peanut butter waffles, red pepper-feta frittata, pomegranate-kiwi-clementine fruit salad with grapefruit and pistachios and goat cheese, bacon-fig-goat cheese phyllo bites, plus a sparkling rosé and elderflower cocktail with vodka and fresh grapefruit juice.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Mar 7
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, Tie fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns and storm trooper white chocolate cocoa. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 7
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SHAKE AND STEAK
Couples will shake things up with a new twist to diner food. This hands-on class will spend a fun evening in the kitchen with Julie Malloy preparing mushroom soup with gruyère and thyme croutons, grilled rib-eye steak served on grilled garlic-seasoned sourdough bread with slow-roasted tomatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon, ruffle potato chips, plus white chocolate-macadamia nut bars, and a Kahlúa-Oreo milkshake.
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Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 7
5 to 7:30 pm
TAKE THE CAKE
Step up your cake game with a variety of elements and techniques to create a decadent two-layer 6” chocolate cake. Learn how to infuse flavors, create different fillings to elevate the cake, texture frosting, and add a ganache drip over buttercream plus assorted finishing touches, from sprinkles to chopped nuts, for a stunning result. Join Kelly Wright, who traded 20 years of academic and industrial experience with a BS, MS, and PhD in science, for her love of creating beautiful cakes. The cakes are already baked, as this hands-on class learns the difference between different buttercreams, how to trim, stack, fill and ice a cake, and personalize it to your liking. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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Kelly Wright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 7
5:30 to 8 pm
WHACK THE KNIFE!
Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as the class learns how to efficiently chop onions and other vegetables in this participation class that also teaches how to use and how to maintain and sharpen knives. Plus, learn how to use a boning knife on raw and roasted chicken, the difference between cleavers, and the best knife for slicing crusty bread as the class enjoys chicken panzanella salad and sliced devil's food cake for dessert. Bring your own knives (limit 3 knives per person) to class for overnight free sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Mon, Mar 8
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FISH AND SEAFOOD
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This very popular participation class will show everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, and cooking all different kinds of fish and shellfish. Our fish expert, Jon Lowe, will give the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Mar 13
10 am to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 16.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 13
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative evening in the kitchen with Tim Kutterer perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. This class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, chocolate macarons, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Details
Tim Kutterer
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 15
6 to 8:30 pm
SPRING AND EASTER CAKE POPS
Join Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating colorful treats perfect for the Spring and Easter. This hands-on class will learn how to hand mold cake pop dough into specialty shapes, dip, and decorate with sprinkles and other specialty items to create an assortment of cake pops, including Easter eggs, chicks, and carrots. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
StL Cake Pops
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Mar 16
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Wed, Mar 17
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: BREAD BASKET
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Conquer the art of baking delicious yeast breads in this hands-on class that will cover all kinds of delicious, home-baked breads, including baguettes, rolls, pizza, rye, whole-grain, and sandwich breads. The class will make natural starters, sponges, crusty breads, and enriched doughs. Plus, learn how to make the amazing no-knead, slow-rise bread. Each participant will take home a jar of sourdough starter.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Mar 20
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create custard-filled long johns with a chocolate glaze, baked lemon doughnuts with lemon glaze, old-fashioned sour cream doughnuts, apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, plus cinnamon doughnut holes. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 20
1 to 3:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
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Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Onesto Pizza & Trattoria
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Mar 20
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ON TAPA THE WORLD
Learn the secret to incredible sangria perfect for a party, and spend a fun evening in the kitchen creating Spanish tapas. This hands-on class will make fig-goat cheese empanadas, tomato crostinis with arugula, chorizo-manchego puffs, fried calamari with lemon aïoli, potato tortilla with paprika aïoli, garlic shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates with cabrales cheese, plus creamy orange-flavored flan.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 21
5 to 7:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 13.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 23
6 to 8:30 pm
VEGETABLE-CENTRIC
Delicious vegetables are the focus of this hands-on technique class using familiar and unfamiliar vegetables, roots, tubers, leaves, legumes, seeds, fruits, and aromatics. Learn to roast, braise, mash, fry, and salt to create gratin of any vegetable, cream of any vegetable soup, butter-braised vegetables, roasted vegetables, salted vegetables, plus how to cook leafy greens, and make a salad with homemade vinaigrette.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Mar 23
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LAST TANGO IN PARIS DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour tango dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then waltz into the kitchen with a French 75 champagne-cognac cocktail. This hands-on class will create beet-goat cheese salad with champagne-shallot vinaigrette and gruyère gougères, bouef bourguignon with potato gratin dauphinoise, plus almond pithiviers with fresh berries.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 27
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: PALMIERS. SOUFFLÉS. SORBET.
Dawn Meyer loves to cook and entertain, and shares dishes that will be made time and time again. Enjoy savory mushroom-parmesan palmiers, zucchini and watercress soup, spinach-grape-pancetta salad with roquefort vinaigrette, twice-baked cheese soufflés, plus honey-orange madeleines and dark chocolate sorbet.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Mar 27
6:30 to 9 pm
SPRING AND EASTER COOKIE DECORATING
Give a tip of the pastry bag our cookie and cake artist Amber Tomlin who shares her skills for mastering royal icing and inspires everyone to discover their inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous seasonal cookies. Follow along for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous cookies using a variety of pastry tips, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
Details
Amber Tomlin
Pastry Chef
Bebe's Bake Shoppe
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Mar 28
5:30 to 8 pm
LET'S BE FRANK ABOUT PRETTY CAKE DECORATING
Join Ericka Frank, of The Cakery and The Cup, for a class focusing on creating a pretty cake, using a variety of techniques. The buttercream frosting is already made and the six-inch one-layer French vanilla cakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate. This hands-on class will learn how to create a level cake, crumb coat and frost the cake, and finish with a smooth icing. Using a pastry bag and a variety of tips, learn to create dot and shell borders, polka dots, dot flowers, leaves, rosettes, and simple writing techniques. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
The Cakery
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Apr 7
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, and other scrumptious desserts.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Apr 10
11 am to 4 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 13
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Apr 16
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 17
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SIZZLE AND SAMBA DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour samba dance lesson with dance instructor Andrea Osman, then create the sizzling and exotic cuisine of beautiful Brazil with Dawn Meyer. Start with sautéed shrimp in white wine cream sauce, then create the national dish of Brazil - feijoada with pork, sausage, black beans, shredded collard greens, fried bananas, rice, and fresh oranges. Sip on a delicious Caipirinha, and complete the evening with creamy flan flavored with lime zest.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Apr 24
6 to 9 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Chef Jon Lowe shares his expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls with fresh and exciting ingredients including shrimp tempura, salmon, tuna, crab, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, jalapeños, and pickled ginger. Learn to make sushi rice, spicy sriracha sauce, citrus-soy sauce, and wasabi.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sat, Apr 24
6:30 to 9 pm
KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS AND MINT JULEPS
The horses have crossed the finish line, but Kentucky native Jon Lowe is the odds-on favorite to create a winning afternoon of Derby food. This hands-on class is off to the races with a create-your-own mint julep station, pimiento cheese deviled eggs, warm beer-cheese dip with assorted vegetables, open-face miniature Kentucky hot browns with turkey and bacon topped with béchamel sauce, fried green tomatoes with sweet bourbon barbecue sauce, buttermilk fried chicken, plus chocolate bread pudding with bourbon-caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, May 2
12:30 to 3 pm