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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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THE APPRENTICE CHEF: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LET'S MAKE ITALIAN FOOD!
For aspiring chefs, children from ages 7 to 11. Do you want to cook dinner for your family? Wash your hands, put on your aprons, grab some tools, and let’s get cooking! The fun and funny Vikki DiMattia has everything ready for you to be a success in the kitchen making lasagna roll-ups with marinara sauce, tomato-cucumber salad with fresh basil dressing, cannoli cookies with orange zest, plus fresh berry-sparkling white grape juice spritzers. Register for one, two, or all three of the classes in this 3-day series!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

The Apprentice Chef: Backpack Snack Attack is available on August 24.
Details
Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Thu, Jul 18
10 am to 12 pm
PREP SCHOOL
Join Barb Nack in this advanced hands-on knife skills class learning different cutting techniques and basic knife cuts. Using a variety of vegetables, cuts include dice, brunoise, rondelle, paysanne, batonnet, julienne, and tourné. Learn to make suprêmes with citrus and flute mushrooms, then create a soup, stir-fry, and pasta primavera with 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.

This class is offered again on October 24.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jul 18
6 to 9 pm
MEET THE CAST
Spend a fun evening in the kitchen with cast iron enthusiast Dawn Meyer, as she introduces a variety of cast iron pans to create exciting dishes from appetizers to dessert. This hands-on class will create garlic-mushroom queso fundido with fresh fried chips, charred peppers with feta dip, asparagus popover, cast iron steak with basil butter and tomatoes, honey-garlic skillet chicken with roasted potatoes, plus peach praline upside down cake.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 18
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: A FRESH START
Get a fresh start to the weekend with your girlfriends as Naam Pruitt creates bright flavors in a menu packed with fresh ingredients. Enjoy zucchini blini with a yogurt-mint drizzle, cold cucumber-avocado soup with crispy garlic toast, watermelon salad with kalamata olives and basil, herb-marinated grilled shrimp with stewed tomatoes over arugula pesto orzo, plus olive oil cake with sour cherry compote and mascarpone whipped cream.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Jul 19
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: FESTIVE FETA FÊTE
It is no Greek myth that Maria Sakellariou excels at creating Greek feasts. Spend an exciting evening with her making a typical outdoor Greek picnic that can be made ahead and served at room temperature. This hands-on class will make crispy baked hortopita - a phyllo-wrapped mixture of greens and feta and ricotta, a tomato and basil summer salad with pan-grilled haloumi cheese, French-fried mint marinated zucchini, grilled lamb sausage kabob served with herbed yogurt dip, plus coconut semolina cake - a specialty of Southern Greece.
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
Maria Sakellariou
Chef-Owner
Culinary Odyssey
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 19
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: PASTA WORKSHOP
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.
Spend the day with Kirk Warner perfecting the art of Italian pasta dough. This hands-on class will learn to make a variety of fresh noodle shapes, including fettuccine, angel hair, pappardelle, ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti, cannelloni, and cavatelli, plus potato gnocchi and the amazing Venetian-style lasagna. The pastas will be sauced with Bolognese, puttanesca, carbonara, Alfredo, béchamel, brown butter, lemon, and tomato sauces.
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 September 7.
Details
Kirk Warner
Chef-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
10 am to 3 pm
NINE SCENTS IN THE HERB GARDEN
The herb garden is abundant with fresh herbs that can brighten and flavor a dish or be the star of the dish. Learn how to identify herbs by their flavor profiles (allium, bitter, cooling, grassy, lemon, licorice, peppery, resinous, tangy) and enjoy two different herb soups (grassy and licorice), a bitter herb salad, two different herb tarts (peppery and resinous), plus two different herbal infused ice creams (cooling and lemon).
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE MEXICAN VEGAN-IZER
Stephanie Bosch loves the challenge of turning cuisines into vegan feasts for entertaining family and friends. Join her for a hands-on class perfect for couples creating a Mexican spread with spicy jackfruit tortilla soup, a trio of dips served with tortilla chips - choriqueso fondue with soy chorizo, molcajete de guacamole, and chile morita salsa, walnut empanadas with avocado lime crema, smashed black bean-green chile taquitos, potato and mushroom enchiladas smothered with black bean guajillo sauce, plus churros with a salted caramel 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.

Stephanie's next vegan Date Night class, The Italian Vegan-izer, is available on September 21.
Details
Stephanie Bosch
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 20
6 to 8:30 pm
SWEET AND SMOKY BOURBON DINNER
Discover both subtle and bold flavors of sweet and smoky bourbon, as Marianne Moore uses it as a key ingredient in every dish of this spectacular dinner. Enjoy a Big Texan bourbon and grapefruit cocktail, biscuits with bourbon molasses butter, maple and bourbon-glazed panzanella salad, bourbon-spiked honey-glazed salmon over braised collard greens, bacon-maple roasted carrots, plus buttermilk-bacon-bourbon custard tart.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
6:30 to 9 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.

This class is offered again on October 20.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sun, Jul 21
11 am to 4 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: SAVAGE FEAST
Savage Feast is a poignant memoir from Boris Fishman about his family's struggle with soviet anti-Semitism and their immigration from Belarus to Brooklyn told through the prism of his relationship with his grandfather and comfort food. As the class discusses the book, Mickey Kitterman prepares classic chopped chicken livers with deeply caramelized onions served with toasted pumpernickel, chilled Russian borscht with roasted earthy beets garnished with sour cream topped with fresh dill and scallions, tender cabbage rolls with pork and rice flavored with tart cherries, plus ginger wafer rum torte filled with rum-flavored mousse and whipped 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.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jul 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 spicy shrimp and roasted portobello bruschetta, herb-crusted sirloin served with sautéed kale salad with pomegranate and roasted cauliflower, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with béarnaise, crispy hasselback sweet potatoes, individual berry crisps with a nut crumble and vanilla bean-coconut ice cream, plus a pomegranate paloma.
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 November 9.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 21
5 to 7:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have master sushi chef Naomi "Hama-san" Hamamura in our kitchen as he deftly displays his precise knife skills, and makes everyone comfortable making their own sushi. 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 August 19 with Jay Dedkhad.
Details
Naomi Hamamura
Chef
Chef de Art Catering
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 22
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 Racanelli's 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
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 22
6:30 to 9 pm
MORNINGS WITH MARGI - SOUP TO SCONES
Treat yourself to a quiet, relaxed mid-week morning with Margi Kahn, as she prepares an elegant luncheon. Enjoy green pea soup with fresh basil and sweet pepper oil, sautéed chicken breasts with fresh lime and tarragon, whole wheat pasta with kale pesto sauce, cucumber-cantaloupe salad with fresh herbs, plus iced lemon-lavender scones with whipped cream and fresh berries.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
10 am to 1 pm
DOUGH... LET'S GET FRIED!
Who can resist the delicate interior and crispy exterior of deep fried doughs that are a staple in every culture? Treat yourself to an evening in the kitchen with Naam Pruitt, as this hands-on class makes sopapillas rolled in cinnamon sugar, New Orleans beignets covered in powdered sugar, Italian zeppoles with lemon curd, funnel cakes with fresh berries, plus sour cream blueberry fritters with vanilla glaze.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
6 to 8:30 pm
PEACH-ING TO THE CHOIR
Everyone will be all ears as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to use baskets of fresh, juicy local peaches to create an amazing meal. Learn to make burrata cheese with pan-roasted peaches and aleppo peppers, Chinese five-spice pork ribs with peach-raspberry glaze, carrot-ginger rice pilaf, grilled peach lemongrass shrimp, cucumber-peach nuoc cham, plus peach buttermilk sherbet.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
6:30 to 9 pm
SUMMER OUTING
Get out of the kitchen to cook the main dishes on the grill with the delightful chef Jack MacMurray, of Boathouse. This hands-on class will spend a lively evening working side-by-side with the chef to create local gazpacho with a spiced shrimp skewer, butter lettuce and arugula salad with pears and candied pecans topped with goat cheese and maple-raspberry vinaigrette, buttermilk grilled chicken with grilled corn and Israeli couscous, grilled wild salmon with mango-bourbon glaze, plus rum-drenched berries served on short cakes with allspice whipped cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Jack's next class, Jump on Board with Jack, is available on August 20.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Boathouse
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jul 24
6:30 to 9 pm
CARYN'S HOUSE IS GREEN
Plant-based guru Caryn Dugan, the STLVegGirl, shares her passion for creating a healthy lifestyle with fresh local summer ingredients. This hands-on class for vegans will make farmers' market sweet corn soup with carrots and cannellini beans topped with fresh basil and pine nuts, smoky roasted eggplant and market fresh tomatoes "BLT" with tofu, Caryn's ultimate vegetable soup, plus a kale-chickpea-artichoke summer salad with peppadews and avocado tossed in hemp seed ranch dressing.
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 vegan and plant-based classes include Vegan Cheese - The Grate Pretender on August 31 with Stephanie Bosch, and Vegans Go on Green on September 12 with Caryn Dugan.
Details
Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
6 to 8:30 pm
NATURALLY SWEET SUMMER TREATS
Learn to create five summer desserts made with up to 50% less added sugar by using alternative natural sweeteners including coconut sugar, maple syrup, and honey. Work side-by-side with Barb Nack, as this hands-on class makes honey lemon squares with a buttery crust and lemon curd filling, summer peach cake with maple whipped cream, cherry hazelnut crisp, fresh strawberry mousse garnished with fresh berries, plus easy banana "ice cream".
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
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GIVE PIZZA CHANCE
Head to Kitchen Conservatory with your partner for an awesome night of pizza making with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, starting with pizza dough from scratch and seasonal ingredients. The class will make a caramelized onion-bacon-blue cheese pizza, Bel Paese-asparagus-prosciutto pizza, Italian sausage-wild mushroom-roasted red pepper pizza, and pesto-fresh mozzarella-tomato pizza, then each couple will create their own pizza! Also, enjoy making sangria, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and salted caramel ice cream.
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 October 6 with a new menu.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 26
6:30 to 9 pm
OH MAN, HE CAN CAN!
It is always our pleasure to have chef Josh Galliano share his vast wealth of knowledge of preserving everything from pickles to condiments in this exciting hands-on class. Learn safe and easy canning methods, and learn to make Sicilian caponata, bread-and-butter asparagus, dark cherry chutney, and watermelon jam. Each participant will take home a jar of canned food.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 27
10 am to 1 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: PUT THIS IN YOUR PICNIC BASKET
Plan a fun and adventurous picnic for your entire family. Join Devon Drag for a hands-on class creating rainbow vegetable kabobs with hummus, build-your-own Mason jar pasta-vegetable salads with cheese and a choice of balsamic or ranch dressing, sloppy Joe hand pies, plus baked s'mores bars layered with chocolate and marshmallow creme. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jul 27
12 to 2:30 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 joins Barb Nack to create romaine-prosciutto salad with vinaigrette, apple and goat cheese crostini, grilled filet mignon served with white truffle oil, duchess potatoes, plus strawberry tart with pastry cream.
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 Dine and Dance class, Sizzle and Samba, is available on August 24.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 27
6 to 9 pm
TIKI TIME
Marianne Moore transports the mood of the evening to her favorite place in the world - a tropical paradise with tiki torches, palm trees, and island food. Enjoy a spectacular evening with a classic three dots and a dash tiki cocktail, spicy coconut veggie slaw, sweet and sticky pork steaks with sesame broccoli, garlicky plantains, plus Key lime icebox cake.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Jul 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
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 28
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE
Everyone will feel nostalgic with the bright colors and flavors of a myriad of candies reminiscent of your favorite candy store, starting with gummy candies in many shapes - flowers, hearts, stars, bunnies, birds, snails, pigs, and more. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make fun oven-melted suckers using a popular fruit candy to create a variety of flavors and shapes and color combinations, caramel-chocolate candy "bars" with or without peanuts and plenty of fun toppings, honeycomb candy - an exciting experiment of homemade caramel with a secret ingredient that creates an explosive good time, unicorn fudge, plus chocolate dipped marshmallows with exciting toppings of sprinkles and more. Candy made in class may be taken home. 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
Sun, Jul 28
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON STREET
Bubbles, bourbon, barbecue, and boneless pork chops are the stars of the evening, as this hands-on class with Julie Malloy creates a memorable evening of New Orleans-inspired dining. Learn to create Cajun-style barbecue shrimp, mixed greens salad with grits croutons and buttermilk dressing, pan-seared pork loin chops served on French bread-andouille sausage stuffing with Cajun spices, brown sugar-glazed carrot bundles tied with a leek strip, bourbon vanilla ice cream with pecan-praline cookies, plus a champagne-bourbon 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.

Upcoming bourbon date night classes include You Had Me at Bourbon on October 11, and Bourbon is Whiskey Business on October 19.
Details
Julie Malloy
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 28
5 to 7:30 pm
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
Chef Pete Fagan, of Tony's, is well-loved and admired for his attention to detail as he creates a superb dinner, starting with pan-roasted perch and caramelized onion dumplings served with sour cream and chives. Enjoy grilled watermelon and heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese and pepper jelly vinaigrette, broiled Indian butter chicken served with herbed basmati rice, plus cinnamon tortilla chips and fresh fruit salsa.
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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Pete Fagan
Sous Chef
Tony's
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6 to 8:30 pm
RUSTIC ITALIAN
Mickey Kitterman discovered rustic Italy on his travels to Rome, Pompeii, and Florence, and shares a fitting menu with this hands-on class. Learn to make Sicilian caponata on bruschetta, spinach and ricotta-stuffed ravioli with walnut sauce, crispy pork Milanese with insalata Treviso, plus limoncello mousse.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6:30 to 9 pm
CHILL OUT!
Spend a relaxing evening at the counter as Barb Nack creates refreshing dishes on a hot summer night. Enjoy pineapple rum punch, grilled cantaloupe salad with blueberry-ginger vinaigrette topped with sweet pecans and feta cheese, crab tacos with all the toppings, chicken pasta salad with fresh corn and ricotta lemon dressing, and pancetta-wrapped halibut kabobs.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Jul 30
6 to 8:30 pm
WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD GARLIC
Garlic is abundant in this exciting hands-on class with Marianne Moore creating vibrant Italian dishes. Learn to make mushroom pâté with garlic crostini, grilled panzanella Italian bread salad, farro risotto with charred corn and tomatoes, pollo con olive aranci - a zesty chicken dish, plus an Italian plum cream tart.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jul 30
6:30 to 9 pm
SEOUL FOOD
Your taste buds will explode with the bright and spicy flavors of Korean dishes with the effervescent cookbook author, Naam Pruitt. This hands-on class will make grilled pork belly lettuce wraps, pork and kimchi dumplings, beef bulgogi with rice and spicy cucumber salad, stir-fried sweet potato starch noodles with vegetables, plus chapssal doughnuts with sweet red bean filling.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jul 31
6 to 8:30 pm
MODERN SAUCES
Herbs, citrus, olive oil, and yogurt are the keys to creating modern sauces for vibrant and more intense flavors as the perfect addition to stunning dishes. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates Argentine cowboy rib-eye steaks with lemon-oregano chimichurri, grilled feta-brined chicken breast with Greek herb tzatziki, Malaysian sambal halibut with hot peppers and coconut milk and ginger roasted in banana leaf packages, plus deep-fried Brussels sprouts salad with Moroccan preserved lemon vinaigrette.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Aug 1
6 to 8:30 pm
DESSERTS WITH A BEER CHASER
Leave it to beer lover Marianne Moore to create five decadent desserts and pair each of them with the perfect beer from local breweries. Enjoy chocolate pots de crème, pineapple and macadamia nut tarts, Key lime cupcakes, tart cherry crumble, plus white chocolate crème brûlée.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Aug 1
6:30 to 9 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, chicken-green chile tacos with pickled red onions and cotija cheese, steak-chile-Chihuahua cheese skillet tacos with homemade flour tortillas, plus cilantro rice, frijoles borrachos (drunken beans), and dulce de leche ice cream.
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 November 17.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 2
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: POP. BUBBLE. SPARKLE.
Girlfriends, change your plans! We are celebrating a night out with good food and sparkling wine! The bubbly Barb Nack will prepare smoked salmon-potato puff pastry galette with leeks and capers served with Brut champagne, simple seafood-sausage paella with shrimp and mussels served with sparkling rosé, plus lemon meringue tartlets served with Franciacorta - described as "bubbles like diamonds".
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Aug 2
6:30 to 9 pm
CHEESE AND BEER BLISS
Give a cheerful welcome to certified cheese professional, Melanie Galli, as she shares exciting ways to incorporate cheese in unexpected ways for quick summer meals paired with summer beers from Urban Chestnut Brewery. This hands-on class will discover what makes three different cheeses special as they grill a Cypriot cheese for a caramelized cheese with a soft center for gyros with pickled onions and tzatziki on homemade naan paired with a pilsner, create a meal of fresh hand-pulled Marcoot Jersey Creamery mozzarella with ripe summer peaches and pan-fried olives with speck, farro, and gremolata served with a farmhouse ale, plus an exceptional beefy-style cheese that makes a perfect meal served with fresh strawberry mostarda and homemade rye crackers served with hard cider.
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Melanie Coffey Galli
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Aug 3
11 am to 1:30 pm
THE CHEF'S TABLE
The dynamic duo of chef Lou Rook, III and wine director Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market, have been leaving their fans awestruck in the kitchen of Kitchen Conservatory for more than two decades. Chef Lou will hand-select the finest ingredients available for an exquisite multi-course chef's tasting that is sure to please the palate, as Glenn expertly pairs each course with wine for a memorable afternoon.
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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Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett
Chef
Annie Gunn's
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Sat, Aug 3
1 to 4 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her 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 mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Aug 3
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HAND-CRAFTED BURGER BAR
Relish in the pleasure of creating hand-crafted burgers and made-from-scratch condiments for the ultimate experience that includes a rich and creamy Kahlúa milkshake. This hands-on class will make tuna burger sliders with sambal-soy aïoli, freshly-ground beef grilled burgers on homemade brioche buns with a choice of toppings - homemade ketchup, caramelized onions, Burger's bacon, sautéed mushrooms, cheeses, and pickles, plus homemade salt-and-vinegar potato chips.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include Claw and Order on August 4, and Porterhouse for Two on August 8.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 3
6:30 to 9 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, 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, green tea macarons with matcha-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.

Barry's next available macaron class, Flawless French Macarons, is on October 5.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 4
12:30 to 3:30 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.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Put This in Your Picnic Basket on July 27, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on July 28, and Wizards in the Kitchen on September 7.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Aug 4
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CLAW AND ORDER
"Partners in crime" are sentenced to an evening of fun times with a seafood extravaganza! Sip on wine, while preparing crabmeat hushpuppies with red pepper-mustard sauce, butter-roasted crab legs with warm garlic butter, lobster-artichoke-couscous salad, and lobster Edgardo with lobster and scallops on linguine with cream sauce. Create a mango crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 4
5 to 7:30 pm
CHERRY-O
Cheers break out as we share the bounty of this annual class featuring fresh-picked Montmorency tart cherries. Enjoy fresh cherry punch, a beautiful presentation of pickled cucumbers with goat cheese and cherries, Swedish meatballs in cherry sauce, poached salmon with cherry hollandaise, cherry corn muffins, plus baked meringues with rum-soaked cherries and ice cream.
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 August 6.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Mon, Aug 5
6 to 8:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: BAKING BOOTCAMP
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Spend three exciting days in the kitchen with Dawn Meyer learning everything about baking from cakes to cookies, muffins to soufflé, and so much more! The kitchen is going to heat up with mini cherry cobblers, chocolate Bundt cake with chocolate ganache, butterscotch blondies, skillet chocolate-orange soufflé, pepperoni pizza rolls, lemon-blueberry muffins, baked au gratin potatoes with gruyère and cheddar, big and chewy oatmeal-raisin cookies, quick cheese bread, brown sugar shortbread, and more.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

The Apprentice Chef:Backpack Snack Attack is available on August 24.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$125 Per Child
Tue, Aug 6
10 am to 12 pm
Wed, Aug 7
10 am to 12 pm
Thu, Aug 8
10 am to 12 pm
ALL RISE! LET'S BAKE BREAD!
Order in the kitchen! The ovens are in session and ready to bake incredible yeasted breads. This hands-on class with bread baker Margi Kahn will discover tips for working with yeast, rising, and using the right tools to make semolina Italian sesame seed bread and rolls, salt-brined focaccia, plus chocolate-raspberry rolls.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Aug 6
6 to 9 pm
CHERRY-O
Cheers break out as we share the bounty of this annual class featuring fresh-picked Montmorency tart cherries. Enjoy fresh cherry punch, a beautiful presentation of pickled cucumbers with goat cheese and cherries, Swedish meatballs in cherry sauce, poached salmon with cherry hollandaise, cherry corn muffins, plus baked meringues with rum-soaked cherries and ice cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Aug 6
6:30 to 9 pm
ALL RISE! LET'S BAKE BREAD!
Order in the kitchen! The ovens are in session and ready to bake incredible yeasted breads. This hands-on class with bread baker Margi Kahn will discover tips for working with yeast, rising, and using the right tools to make semolina Italian sesame seed bread and rolls, salt-brined focaccia, plus chocolate-raspberry rolls.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 7
10 am to 1 pm
BOOZY AND FRUITY SUMMER DESSERTS
Give pastry artist Devon Drag a round of good cheer for combining luscious summer fruits with libations to create exciting desserts. This hands-on class will make grilled peach sundaes with vanilla ice cream and salted bourbon-caramel sauce served in pizzelles, coconut-caramel-rum fondue with rum-drenched mini vanilla cakes and fresh fruit, summer sangria berry crumble with Grand Marnier and red wine, strawberry margarita cupcakes with strawberry tequila filling and buttercream frosting, plus a strawberry-peach sweet tea julep.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 7
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.
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 October 9.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 7
6:30 to 9 pm
FASTEN YOUR SWEET BELTS!
Hold on for a feast of rich chocolate creations in an evening of decadence with the queen of chocolate, Barb Nack. Sip on the ultimate vodka-Irish cream-Kahlúa mudslide cocktail with chocolate ice cream and a chocolate sauce drizzle in the glass, and enjoy butter lettuce salad with strawberries and oranges topped with goat cheese and cocoa nibs dressed with honey-mustard dressing with avocado oil, white chocolate caramel corn drizzled with chocolate, plus shortbread bars with chunky monkey ice cream.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Aug 8
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: PORTERHOUSE FOR TWO
Date night has never been more exciting, as this hands-on class for couples learns to prepare the king of steaks - the porterhouse! Join in on the fun with Robin Wheeler creating crab cakes with chipotle aïoli, spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, porterhouse steak with caramelized onion gravy, homemade French fries, plus crème caramel.
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Robin Wheeler
Culinary Educator
Subterranean Homemade Food
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Thu, Aug 8
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: WOK ON THE WILD SIDE
The heat is on and the woks are hot and sizzling on the stovetop, as this hands-on class for couples creates an exciting variety of stir-fry dishes. Join Thai native Naam Pruitt and learn to make chicken lettuce wraps with peanuts, spicy garlic shrimp with sweet peppers and onions, stir-fried beef with assorted mushrooms and green onions, stir-fried chicken with Japanese eggplant and Thai basil, spicy ground pork with mapo tofu in bean paste, plus coconut-pineapple sorbet.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 9
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SMASHING
Barb Nack has created a winning combination of rich flavors to bring the ladies together for an evening of good food. Enjoy a bourbon smash cocktail with lemon and mint, cobb salad with blue cheese vinaigrette, pepper crusted strip steaks with port cherry reduction, lobster smashed potatoes, plus mini berry cheesecakes.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Aug 9
6:30 to 9 pm
SEAFOOD SIZZLES IN CAST IRON
Join the talented chef Josh Galliano in the kitchen to create an extraordinary lunch in cast iron. This hands-on class will make scallops with tomato agrodolce, harissa clams with garlic sausage and smoked peanuts, pan-roasted fish in brown butter with pecan meunière, Carolina fish stew with East Coast golden tilefish with bacon and a tomato base, plus fresh peach buckle.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Aug 10
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CRANK OUT THE PASTA
Feeling cranky? Roll up your sleeves for a fun afternoon with Vikki DiMattia cranking out pasta dough 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.
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Aug 10
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: INDIA, INSIDE AND OUT
Spend a tantalizing evening discovering the popular street food and other dishes from every corner of India. This hands-on class will create bhel puri - the most popular street food of Mumbai with spiced puffed rice and green and tamarind chutneys and peanuts, dabeli sandwich from Gujarat with spicy potatoes topped with peanuts and chutney and pomegranates, Indian omelet with turmeric and green chiles, akki roti - a simple rice flour flat bread from Karnataka with grated carrots and cucumbers served with coconut chutney, fried fish from the streets of Kerala, plus lamb curry from Tamil Nadu served with rice.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 10
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: LEMONS, LIMES, TARTS, AND TEQUILA
Cookbook author Naam Pruitt is an effervescent hostess who loves to entertain. Enjoy a relaxing evening with the girls and a margarita, as Naam prepares asparagus soup with parmesan crisps, goat cheese-artichoke tartlets, tequila-lime chicken with mango salsa, cilantro rice with spring peas, plus strawberry-lemon sorbet.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Aug 10
6:30 to 9 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 "Dutch baby meets quiche Lorraine" ham and gruyère puff pancakes, vanilla-glazed blackberry oatmeal bars, deviled egg salad club sandwich with bacon and arugula, grilled peach breakfast parfait layered with honey-pecan granola and yogurt, balsamic-glazed melon-prosciutto skewers with mozzarella and basil, plus pineapple-mango sangria with white wine and elderflower liqueur.
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 October 13 with a new menu.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Aug 11
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
LITTLE PIES AND TARTS
Join Barb Nack in the kitchen creating smaller versions of favorite pies, as this hands-on class discovers tips for flaky crusts and mouth-watering fillings. Learn to make mini brûléed Key lime pies, sweet cherry fried hand pies, lemon curd tartlets drizzled in chocolate, mini peach-blueberry bourbon rustic crostata, plus mini blackberry tarts with maple custard filling.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sun, Aug 11
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MEX APPEAL
Does queso fresco make you weak in the knees? Grab your partner and get in the kitchen with Naam Pruitt to create a tequila sunrise royale, elote Mexican street corn-roasted peppers queso fresco dip with fresh corn chips, campechana shrimp and lobster cocktail with crab and avocado in a spicy tomato sauce, grilled tenderloin fajitas with homemade corn tortillas, arroz verde - fragrant rice cooked with Mexican chiles and tossed with salsa verde, plus tequila lime sorbet.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 11
5 to 7:30 pm
STEP UP YOUR COOKIE GAME
Naam Pruitt takes cookie baking to another level with a stunning array of baked treats that could make an impressive appearance on your dessert plate. This hands-on class will make coconut tuile cigars, dulce de leche alfajores - shortbread caramel sandwich cookies, almond lace cookies, s'mores bars with toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs, plus vanilla "watermelon" cookies.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Aug 12
6 to 8:30 pm
LET'S PLAY HOOKY
Bring a date! Bring your friends! Bring your family! Barb Nack is playing hooky with her favorite "let's kick back" fish dishes. This hands-on class will spend an appealing evening creating smoked and butter-poached lobster rolls, delicious fish tacos, crab and corn quesadillas with avocado salsa, mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns, Napa cabbage salad with pickled raisins and toasted almonds, plus asparagus "frites".
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 12
6:30 to 9 pm
DOUBLE CRUSTED IS TWICE AS GOOD!
The best pies start with a perfectly flaky and tender crust, and every pie in this hands-on class is double crusted for twice the deliciousness. Learn the secrets for not overworking the dough and rolling out double crusts, as the class makes four fresh fruit pies - cherry pie, blueberry pie, peach pie, and blackberry pie.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 13
6 to 8:30 pm
A TASTE OF THE TASTE - BENTO, DONE THAT
2016 Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale winner chef Kore Wilbert shares the final round of the winning dishes that earned him the ultimate title. Sit back and enjoy the trials and tribulations of this competition, as Kore prepares his spectacular "Bento, Done That" dishes with lobster coconut fried rice, tempura oyster mushrooms, General Tso's monkfish, slow-brewed miso soup, plus Stella Artois pineapple sorbetto and vanilla cream.
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Kore Wilbert
Chef
Copper Pig
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Aug 13
6:30 to 9 pm
GLUTEN BEGONE!
Satisfy your desires for biscuits and desserts with an array of totally gluten-free treats. This hands-on class with Margi Kahn will create buttermilk biscuits with homemade lemon-honey butter, Rocky Road cookie ice cream sandwiches, crunchy-topped rich chocolate tea loaf, plus an orange olive oil cake with Grand Marnier glaze.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 14
6 to 9 pm
APPETIZERS YOU CAN STICK ON THE GRILL
Gather your friends around the grill for an appealing appetizer party with lots of skewers, poppers, and wings. This hands-on class with Barb Nack will sip on an ice-cold cucumber-jalapeño margarita, and grill balsamic chicken and fig skewers, fire-crisped quesadillas with chihuahua and queso fresco cheese with salsa, tomato-watermelon-basil skewers, grilled cheese-stuffed sweet pepper poppers, charred margarita-marinated chicken wings, and melon-prosciutto skewers.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 14
6:30 to 9 pm
IT ALL ADDS UP WITH DIM SUM
Count on a fun evening with Naam Pruitt creating a variety of exciting small plates of dim sum. This hands-on class will make steamed buns with char siu pork filling, shrimp and pork spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce, steamed pork shu mai with soy-chile dipping sauce, pork and Napa cabbage dumplings with black vinegar, plus Chinese doughnuts rolled in sugar.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Aug 15
6:30 to 9 pm
COCKTAILS. CANAPÉS. CRUDITÉS.
Create a very cool and groovy retro cocktail party with the charming René Sackett with a Bee's Knees gin cocktail from the Prohibition era and a Martinez - the predecessor to the martini. This hands-on class will make a duo of cheese balls - garlic herb and baked goat cheese balls drizzled with honey, bacon-wrapped figs, pigs-in-a-blanket with local sausage and cheese wrapped in puff pastry, smoked trout dip with homemade crackers, René's play on oysters Rockefeller with stuffed oyster mushrooms, plus an assortment of crudités with stuffed cherry tomatoes and fresh local vegetables served with Green Goddess feta dip.
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René Sackett
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Fri, Aug 16
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HEAVY METAL COOKING
Couples will cast a spell on cooking with heavy cast iron pans creating rich Southern flavors. Join Mickey Kitterman, as this hands-on class makes skillet crab imperial served with grilled bread, wilted kale-red onion-mushroom salad with mini pimiento cheese balls, cast iron flat iron steaks with redeye gravy, spicy Cajun corn maque choux, plus skillet buttermilk pie.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 16
6:30 to 9 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. Kirk Warner gives 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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Kirk Warner
Chef-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Aug 17
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WHAT'S YOUR CANDY CRUSH?
Designs and formulas have been computer-generated for virtually creating the most exciting treats that could make it impossible to choose a favorite candy crush. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make orange creamsicle white chocolate truffles, caramel apple suckers, marshmallow popcorn balls with colorful sprinkle add-ins, Kool Aid taffy, sesame crunch candy, plus orange jelly jewels with a modern ingredient. Candy made in class may be taken home. 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, Aug 17
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
The kitchen is heating up with excitement for the peak of the pepper season, as couples join Robin Wheeler cooking with an abundance of local chile peppers. This hands-on class will make strawberry-pepper sangria, corn-crab fritters, grilled chile-glazed flank steak with chile-cilantro butter, hot honey sweet potatoes, mustard green salad with seasonal vegetables and a crisp beer vinaigrette, plus Mexican hot chocolate-cinnamon ice cream sandwiches.
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Robin Wheeler
Culinary Educator
Subterranean Homemade Food
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 17
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MY FARE LADY
Delight in a special evening with the ladies and "do little" as the class dines on stunning dishes with fresh ingredients. Enjoy butternut squash tartine with roasted mushrooms and fava purée, homegrown tomato gazpacho, pork Milanese with peach chutney and fresh corn pudding, plus creamy dreamy chocolate cheesecake.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Aug 17
6:30 to 9 pm
CAST IRON COOKERY KETO-STYLE
Whether you have your grandmother's cast iron or a brand new piece of seasoned cast iron, this hands-on class will learn the benefits of cooking low-carb and low-sugar keto-style dishes with many different vessels to create tasty food. Join chef Jon Lowe to prepare cast iron artichoke-spinach dip with assorted vegetables, baby romaine lettuce salad with capers and lemon vinaigrette topped with a fried egg and cast iron parmesan crisps, cast iron seared chicken quarters with pan sauce served with asparagus and mushroom hash, plus warm lemon skillet cake with citrus icing.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 18
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: HOTBOX
Matt Lee and Ted Lee, brothers and co-authors of four books, take a look into the trials and tribulations of running a catering business with their Southern take on cooking. As the class discusses Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business, enjoy deviled eggs, tomato crostini with lemon ricotta and basil, herb-encrusted lamb chops on "bathtub" pasta salad, plus wedding cake with vanilla buttercream icing.
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 18
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: WISH YOU WERE BEER
Create a romantic picture postcard with your partner in an enchanting evening of summer fare and local brews. This hands-on class with Julie Malloy will make beer-battered fried pickles with rémoulade sauce, spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette paired with a local amber lager, grilled bratwurst burgers on homemade pretzel buns, creamy traditional coleslaw, and cheddar cheese-bacon-sour cream loaded hasselback potatoes paired with a local pale ale, plus chocolate stout floats with vanilla ice cream.
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Julie Malloy
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 18
5 to 7:30 pm
MAKE AN IMPRESSION WITH COOKIE DECORATING
Give a tip of the pastry bag as we welcome award-winning cookie artist Heather Reed who shares her skills for mastering royal icing. Follow along with Heather for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous back-to-school cookies, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite teacher.
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Heather Reed
Culinary Educator
Heather Reed Originals
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 18
5:30 to 8 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.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 19
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 Racanelli's 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
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 19
6:30 to 9 pm
SUMMERTIME AND THE HOSTING IS EASY!
Don't you cry! Go ahead and make plans for summer entertaining with an easy but impressive menu by Marianne Moore. Enjoy plum margaritas, minty black bean salad, buttermilk smashed potato salad, rib-eye steaks with charred corn relish, plus lemon shortcakes with basil berries.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Aug 20
6 to 8:30 pm
JUMP ON BOARD WITH JACK
Chef Jack MacMurray loves adding his flair to the dishes he creates for Boathouse and shares some that are on the menu along with a few of his favorites. This hands-on class will create calamari fritti with spicy arrabbiata basil marinara, Boathouse creamy spinach-artichoke dip with garlic herb flatbread, "The Hill" salad with Genoa salami and shaved red onions topped with black olives and red wine vinaigrette, Tuscan barbecued whole pork loin, roasted fingerling potatoes and bell peppers with fennel and spinach, plus espresso panna cotta.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Boathouse
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 20
6:30 to 9 pm
PEAK OF THE SEA-SON
Spend a fascinating evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman creating Mediterranean cuisine with summer fresh ingredients and beautiful seafood. This hands-on class will make peasant bread panzanella with juicy heirloom tomatoes, shrimp and saffron risotto salad with fresh summer vegetables, Sicilian chick pea salad with feta and yellow squash and sweet peppers, sautéed branzino with artichokes and tomatoes and olives, plus rich mascarpone panna cotta served with fresh fruit.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Aug 21
6 to 8:30 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.
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 September 25.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Wed, Aug 21
6:30 to 9 pm
SCHOOL OF FISH
Sit up and take notice of Barb Nack's brilliant ideas to create a summer seafood extravaganza. Enjoy baked crispy crab cakes with peach salsa, seafood primavera with marinated shrimp and scallops with lots of colorful vegetables and basil cream sauce, martini scallops with angel hair pasta layered in a martini glass with lemon-caper-vermouth sauce and toasted breadcrumbs, baked salmon with lime-dill-honey mustard sauce, and champagne strawberry sherbet.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Aug 22
6 to 8:30 pm
CIAO-HOUND
All enthusiastic eaters will revel in a lively evening in the kitchen cooking Italian food with Marianne Moore. This hands-on class will make Tuscan-stuffed mushrooms, shaved fennel salad with roasted peppers and burrata, shrimp scampi with grilled focaccia, seared steaks with crispy mushrooms and prosciutto served over creamy polenta with gorgonzola cheese, plus chocolate drizzled almond biscotti and pistachio gelato.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Aug 22
6:30 to 9 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 October 19.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 23
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, 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 hands-on class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, Biscoff cookie macarons with Speculoos buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, 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 October 5.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Aug 24
11 am to 2 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: BACKPACK SNACK ATTACK
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. As the new school year begins, learn to make exciting snacks perfect for an after school treat or to pack with your school lunch. Join Vikki DiMattia for a fun afternoon making cheesy pizza rolls with or without pepperoni, cowboy salsa and fresh chips, oatmeal trail mix cookies, cookie monster blue popcorn with cookies and white chocolate and "eyes", plus peanut butter and jelly blondies.
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Sat, Aug 24
12 to 2 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 Lauren Wilmore, 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, Aug 24
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: EASY AS PAELLA
Naam Pruitt proves that making paella is as easy as one-two-three, as she creates fragrant seafood paella. Spend a relaxing evening with your girlfriends, as Naam prepares a Spanish tortilla with roasted pepper sauce, yellow tomato gazpacho, grilled summer squash salad with mint dressing, plus peach crostata with honey almond ice cream.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Aug 24
6:30 to 9 pm
CHOCOLATE SUNDAY
Treat yourself to a Sunday afternoon satisfying the desire for all things dripping in chocolate. Join Barb Nack for a decadent hands-on class creating mini chocolate éclairs with chocolate pastry cream, milk chocolate and banana won tons with mango sauce, chocolate-peanut butter buckeyes, rocky road ice cream, plus hot fudge sundaes with chocolate-cherry ice cream and toasted macadamia nuts topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sun, Aug 25
12:30 to 3 pm
A BRITISH SPOT OF TEA
Experience the elegance of an afternoon tea sipping on a variety of lovely brewed teas, along with an array of tea-time delights. Enjoy cured salmon-cucumber tea sandwiches, sesame-cheese flaounas, poppy seed scones with lemon curd, Victoria sandwich, traditional British Bakewell tart, plus sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 25
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SAKE TO ME WITH SUSHI
Roll up your sleeves and work side-by-side with fish expert, chef Jon Lowe, as this hands-on class celebrates sushi. Learn to prepare bibb salad with hamachi (yellowtail) and arugula and pears with wasabi dressing, miso soup with udon noodles and togarashi and shiitake mushrooms, assorted handmade sushi rolls with a trio of ginger, spicy, and citrus-soy dipping sauces, plus sweet coconut-pineapple fried egg rolls with chocolate-ginger sauce.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 25
5 to 7:30 pm
SUNDAY NIGHT REWIND: THE SALAD DAZE
Before the work week starts, spend a quiet evening in our kitchen recharging with a night of stunning mealtime salads. Marianne Moore will do all the cooking with five incredible salads, including steak salad with chile-lime vinaigrette and quick pickled cucumbers, grilled peach and mozzarella salad with tequila-spiked honey vinaigrette, melon and crispy prosciutto with seared shrimp and fresh mint vinaigrette, deconstructed chicken Caesar salad, plus roasted salad niçoise with halibut dressed with white wine and shallot vinaigrette.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 25
5:30 to 8 pm
COMPLETELY PETE
The thoughtful composition of each dish created by chef Pete Fagan, of Tony's, is a stunning representation of his love for cooking. Enjoy summer campanelle pasta puttanesca with heirloom cherry tomatoes, oil-poached Atlantic salmon served with spinach salad with pancetta and raspberry vinaigrette, grilled spiced pork tenderloin with grilled pineapple and red onion salsa, plus classic Italian zabaglione with cream sherry and marsala and macerated strawberries.
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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Pete Fagan
Sous Chef
Tony's
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 26
6 to 8:30 pm
FAVORITE PASTA TIME
Making fresh pasta and turning it into an exciting dish is the perfect past time any day of the week. Join chef Josh Galliano for a hands-on class creating semolina pappardelle with roasted chicken and grilled artichokes, gnocchi alla Romana with Italian sausage and red gravy, cocoa fettuccine with venison and pear ragù, plus chitarra con gamberi e pistachio mudrica - pasta with shrimp and a pistachio-golden raisin breadcrumb topping.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 26
6:30 to 9 pm
MORNINGS WITH MARGI - PANZANELLA TO CHEESE PIE
Treat yourself to a quiet, relaxed mid-week morning with Margi Kahn, as she prepares a superb luncheon. Enjoy panzanella salad with grilled vegetables and fresh greens, artichoke and ricotta cheese pie in a phyllo crust, sautéed snow peas with sweet red pepper strips, plus coffee-hazelnut banana cake with Nocciolata frosting.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Aug 27
10 am to 1 pm
WOK TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN CHOPSTICKS
Spend a sizzling evening with Naam Pruitt creating your own personalized stir-fry in the wok with one of Naam's 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.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 27
6 to 8:30 pm
I LOVE YOU, MOORE!
Marianne Moore loves sharing her passion for food and this class will echo these sentiments and love her more for preparing an exquisite meal. Enjoy buttery garlic shrimp, crab salad with pears and hazelnuts, crispy chicken with panzanella, caramelized Brussels sprouts with pistachios, plus a stunning strawberry-kiwi pavlova.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Aug 27
6:30 to 9 pm
PALEO IS ANYTHING BUT CORNY!
Join Margi Kahn to discover a paleolithic hunter-gatherer approach to summer grilling and cooking, combined with a gluten-free menu. This hands-on class will make spicy watermelon and tomato gazpacho shooters, grilled rainbow trout filets with fresh herb salsa, roasted asparagus with balsamic glaze, red cabbage slaw with creamy avocado dressing, plus vanilla pudding parfaits with fresh berries.
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 August 29 (daytime).
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 28
6 to 9 pm
THE ART OF NAKED CAKE DECORATING
Hold on to your pants! Only the cakes are allowed to be naked in this fun class with cookie and cake artist Heather Reed. Learn how easy it is to dress a cake in a sheer layer of buttercream for semi-naked deliciousness adorned with a buttercream piped rose garden on top. This hands-on class will learn to use a pastry bag with pastry tips and Russian icing tips to create rosettes and fill in with leaves, plus creating multi-toned flowers with a single icing bag. Everyone will leave with a 6" two-layer cake decorated to perfection.
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Heather Reed
Culinary Educator
Heather Reed Originals
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Aug 28
6:30 to 9 pm
PALEO IS ANYTHING BUT CORNY!
Join Margi Kahn to discover a paleolithic hunter-gatherer approach to summer grilling and cooking, combined with a gluten-free menu. This hands-on class will make spicy watermelon and tomato gazpacho shooters, grilled rainbow trout filets with fresh herb salsa, roasted asparagus with balsamic glaze, red cabbage slaw with creamy avocado dressing, plus vanilla pudding parfaits with fresh berries.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Aug 29
10 am to 1 pm
TIPTOE INTO FALL
Summer has not quite come to an end, but Marianne Moore is eager to utilize beautiful fall ingredients. This hands-on class will make pepper-glazed goat cheese gratin, spinach salad with lemon shrimp and cannellini bean relish, roasted pork loin with garlic and rosemary, butter roasted new potatoes with pancetta and parmesan, roasted broccoli with lemon and pine nuts, plus chocolate budino with candied walnuts.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Aug 29
6 to 8:30 pm
UNICORN PARTY! CAKE POPS AND COOKIES!
Spend the evening with Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for a magical class creating colorful unicorn treats. This hands-on class will learn how to make cake pop and Oreo cookie unicorns using different fondant molds, plus dip, and decorate with sprinkles and luster dust for exciting results. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
StL Cake Pops
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Aug 29
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TOKYO AT NIGHT
Tokyo at night is filled with bright lights and the aromatic scents and rich flavors of Japanese cuisine. Join cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, for a hands-on class creating her favorite Japanese dishes, including shrimp and vegetable tempura with soy dipping sauce, okonomiyaki - cabbage pancake "pizza", miso salmon with stir-fried snow peas and rice, steamed bok choy with sesame dressing, plus mango sorbet and almond cookies.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 30
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: A TOAST TO S'MORES
Robin Wheeler creates a charming picnic meal as a farewell to the last summer weekend before Labor Day and a tribute to National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Enjoy a peach rosé sangria, smashed cucumber salad with candied jalapeños, fried chicken and pimiento cheese biscuit sandwiches, plus a stunning s'more tart with chocolate custard and toasted marshmallow meringue.
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Robin Wheeler
Culinary Educator
Subterranean Homemade Food
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Aug 30
6:30 to 9 pm
BRUNCH. BACON. BENEDICT.
Spend an exuberant late morning with Barb Nack creating a rewarding brunch with peachy mimosas. This hands-on class will make Oscar crab-asparagus strata layered with gruyère and whole wheat bread, lemon cream scones with mixed dried fruit sprinkled with lemon zest sugar, farmhouse Benedict with red pepper cornbread and rosemary hollandaise, cinnamon sugar bacon, plus tropical fruit salad with mango-kirsch cream.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Aug 31
11 am to 1:30 pm
VEGAN CHEESE - THE GRATE PRETENDER
Spend an exciting afternoon in the kitchen working with plant-based chef and certified health coach Stephanie Bosch creating vegan cheeses that can be used for spreading, slicing, topping, and dipping. This hands-on class will make cashew parmesan, easy chipotle cashew queso, herbed tofu ricotta, almond chèvre, sliceable and meltable pepper Jack cheese, plus sliceable golden cheddar cheese.
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Stephanie Bosch
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Aug 31
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ENCHANTING NEW MEXICO
Enjoy creating a sophisticated dinner with the flavors from New Mexico - the "Land of Enchantment" with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers. This hands-on class for couples will create homemade tortilla chips with guacamole and tomatillo salsa, chiles rellenos stuffed with chorizo sausage and cheese, sweet potato soup, flat chicken enchiladas with Hatch green chile sauce, cheddar cheese cornbread, plus churros with tequila-lime sorbet.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 31
6 to 8:30 pm
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Master the art of filling and forming and cooking delicious Chinese dumplings, as this class enjoys steamed shrimp shu mai, chicken pot stickers, pork-filled won tons for soup, char siu pork steamed buns, vegetarian spring rolls, and crab rangoon made with real crabmeat. The dumplings will be served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as sweet chile, lime-soy caramel, black vinegar-scallion, plum, peanut, and nuoc cham sauces.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Sep 1
12:30 to 3 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
Sun, Sep 1
5 to 7:30 pm
THAI TUESDAY
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her passion for the flavors of Thailand in a lively evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create a glass noodle salad with shrimp and herbs in chile-lime dressing, fish cakes with spicy cucumber sauce, coconut-marinated grilled pork with garlic-chile dipping sauce, spicy stir-fried chicken with holy basil, plus lychee sorbet.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 3
6 to 8:30 pm
BROWNIE THROW DOWN
Everyone seems to have their own ideas about what makes the perfect brownie! Should they be chewy, cakey or fudgy? Join Barb Nack in a brownie throw down, as this hands-on class bakes glazed cocoa cheesecake brownies, chocolate brownie baby cakes drizzled with chocolate ganache, chocolate and white layered zebra bars, chocolate caramel bars, chocolate marmalade brownies, plus all-American fudge brownies with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Sep 4
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
Wed, Sep 4
6:30 to 9 pm
A SLICE OF PIE
Take a slice out of three pies with the incredible pie baker Jane Callahan who shares her wealth of pie baking knowledge in this fun hands-on class. Everyone will learn the techniques of making and rolling out a pie dough, then the class will make Mexican chocolate pie, pumpkin chiffon pie, plus peach blueberry pie.
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Jane Callahan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 5
6 to 9 pm
PLAYING WITH FIRE
It is the perfect time to get serious about cooking meats and poultry on the grill. Join Barb Nack for a hands-on class grilling maple-glazed baby back ribs, marinated and butterflied crispy grilled chicken served with bourbon bacon barbecue sauce, perfectly grilled porterhouse steaks with gorgonzola cream sauce, the ultimate burgers with freshly ground meat served on homemade buns with a variety of condiments, plus bacon and vegetable-stuffed grilled portobello mushrooms.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Sep 5
6:30 to 9 pm
CUPCAKES AND COCKTAILS
Devon Drag combines the art of decorating cupcakes with two spirited cocktails for an evening of exuberance and frolic. Mix up rosé-elderflower sangria with raspberries and citrus, plus blackberry margarita punch. Enjoy sipping on cocktails while decorating cupcakes with piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes perfect for the season. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Fri, Sep 6
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE PERFECT CATCH
Reel your partner in for an exciting evening cooking together to create a stunning meal. This hands-on class with Marianne Moore will make sherried crab bisque, goat cheese and black pepper biscuits, citrus and pomegranate salad with arugula and shaved parmesan, roasted salmon with sweet cider barbecue sauce, balsamic roasted broccoli with sun-dried tomatoes, plus buttermilk panna cotta with pear-date compote.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Sep 6
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: PASTA WORKSHOP
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.
Spend the day with Kirk Warner perfecting the art of Italian pasta dough. This hands-on class will learn to make a variety of fresh noodle shapes, including fettuccine, angel hair, pappardelle, ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti, cannelloni, and cavatelli, plus potato gnocchi and the amazing Venetian-style lasagna. The pastas will be sauced with Bolognese, puttanesca, carbonara, Alfredo, béchamel, brown butter, lemon, and tomato sauces.
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Kirk Warner
Chef-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Sep 7
10 am to 3 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 Vikki DiMattia 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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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Sep 7
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: INDIAN NAAN-SENSE
Spend a playful evening in the kitchen with your partner creating flavorful Indian dishes that will awaken all of your senses with distinct spices and aromas. This hands-on class will make homemade naan with green chutney and garlic eggplant dip, Goan shrimp curry, chicken tikka masala on basmati rice with peas and cucumber raita, plus mango and coconut sorbets.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 7
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MIDDLE EASTERN COMFORT FOOD
Spice up the weekend with an evening out with the girls, as Naam creates the vibrant flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine with exceptional comfort food. Enjoy tomato and olive phyllo tart, homemade pitas with hummus, cucumber salad with grilled halloumi cheese and lemon garlic dressing, chicken shawarma with tahini yogurt sauce over herbed couscous, plus cardamom rice pudding with pistachios.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Sep 7
6:30 to 9 pm
LOWE COUNTRY SEAFOOD BOIL
Spend a festive afternoon with Jon Lowe creating a traditional low country seafood boil with all the trimmings of the South. This hands-on class will make cheddar-jalapeño buttermilk biscuits with honey butter, grilled corn salad with roasted red peppers and arugula tossed in parmesan-lemon vinaigrette, crab-shrimp-crayfish seafood boil with potatoes and sausage and okra, served with homemade hot sauce and crackers and caper tartar sauce, plus sweet potato pie with marshmallow topping.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Sep 8
12:30 to 3 pm
AUTUMN 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 autumn 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 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, Sep 8
5:30 to 8 pm
RAISING THE BAR COOKIE GAME
Devon Drag has high standards when it comes to bar cookies, and she shares some of her favorites in a lively evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will bake browned butter and bourbon blondies, caramel-peanut crunch bars, cherry-walnut dream bars, 3-layer Nanaimo bars, blueberry-lemon swirl cheesecake bars, and salted caramelitas.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Sep 9
6 to 8:30 pm
HIGH ON MEATLESS POT PIE
Experience the excitement and euphoria of hot and flaky pot pies brimming with succulent ingredients, as this hands-on class with Barb Nack creates four of her meatless favorites. Learn to make three-mushroom thyme pot pie with pearl onions and mushroom gravy baked in a pastry crust, butternut squash-parsnip pot pie loaded with vegetables in a creamy sauce topped with puff pastry, layered cheddar-caramelized garlic-spinach pot pie in a pie crust topped with cut out shapes, plus individual chickpea pot pie with mixed vegetables and herb biscuit crust.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Sep 9
6:30 to 9 pm
THE BEST CROISSANTS ARE TOTAL FLAKES
There is no such thing as too many croissants, as this hands-on class with Margi Kahn discovers all the exciting layers of flakiness. Learn to make croissant dough and use it to create buttery croissants, kouign amann - caramelized sweet croissant rolls, plus savory cheese and herb morning buns.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Sep 10
6 to 9 pm
TAKE A BAO
Kudos will be abundant as this hands-on class learns to make baos - Chinese warm, soft steamed buns filled with flavorful fillings. Join Naam Pruitt to create Chinese barbecue pork baos, ground pork and herb baos, baos filled with curried chicken and peas, spicy chorizo and chihuahua cheese baos, plus dessert baos with vanilla custard and chocolate filling.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 10
6:30 to 9 pm
THE BEST CROISSANTS ARE TOTAL FLAKES
There is no such thing as too many croissants, as this hands-on class with Margi Kahn discovers all the exciting layers of flakiness. Learn to make croissant dough and use it to create buttery croissants, kouign amann - caramelized sweet croissant rolls, plus savory cheese and herb morning buns.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Sep 11
10 am to 1 pm
ALL FOUR ONE(S) AND ONE FOR ALL!
Eleven Eleven Mississippi is known for impeccable service and exciting Tuscan cuisine with those four simple numbers that evoke a high standing in our culinary community. Join chef Bob Colosimo for a hands-on class to create potato-leek-broccoli soup with focaccia crumbs, housemade sausage and spinach ravioli with tomato cream sauce, grilled cauliflower steaks with chick pea and ham hock stew, plus his fluffy ricotta pancakes with fresh peach compote.
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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Sep 11
6 to 8:30 pm
VEGANS GO ON GREEN
Spend the evening with Caryn Dugan, plant-based educator known as the STLVegGirl, to create three different fall dishes along with a roasted buckwheat salad with acorn squash, arugula, spinach, and pumpkin seeds. This hands-on class will make roasted beet and sweet potato burgers with brown rice and black beans loaded with spinach and seasonings, barbecue corn and cornbread bake with Swiss chard and cannellini beans, plus sweet potato tempeh sushi.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 12
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: HOT FLASH
Make plans with the girls to spend a fun night in the kitchen as Dawn Meyer cooks up some hot dishes for an exciting dinner that ends with a cool frozen dessert. Enjoy a Chelsea sidecar cocktail, mini bacon-stilton cheesecakes served with fruit chutney, grilled salmon salad with roasted fingerling potatoes and haricots verts with sweet balsamic vinaigrette, garlic-herb butter drop biscuits, plus frozen chocolate mousse tart with hazelnuts and caramel drizzle.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Sep 13
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOUR PAD THAI OR MINE?
The decision to eat phenomenal Thai noodle dishes will be easy, as this hands-on class joins cookbook author Naam Pruitt to create delicious food. Learn to make pad Thai with shrimp, pad-kee-mow-moo - spicy drunken noodles with pork and Thai basil, pad-see-ew nua - stir-fried noodles with beef and Chinese broccoli in dark soy sauce, Chiang Mai noodles in chicken curry sauce, plus fried bananas.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Sep 13
6:30 to 9 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, 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, green tea macarons with matcha-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.

Barry's next available macaron class, Flawless French Macarons, is on October 5.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Sep 14
11 am to 2 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: HOME SWEET HOME
The best recipe for a fun afternoon in the kitchen includes a parent, a child, and lots of lip-smacking, finger-licking desserts. Join Devon Drag to make chewy marshmallow blondies with butterscotch and chocolate chips, Oreo-white chocolate popcorn, one-bowl chocolate brownies, easy homemade vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and vanilla whipped cream, no-bake monster cookie bars with peanut butter and mini M&Ms, plus a sugar cookie "pizza" with fresh fruit. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Sep 14
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SEA AND SOD
Couples will create a sumptuous surf-and-turf feast in this hands-on class with Barb Nack, starting with grilled wild mushroom salad on mâche with shaved romano and champagne vinaigrette. Sip on a tropical pineapple-ginger-rum breeze, and prepare bacon-wrapped filet mignon with blue cheese butter and fried shallots, lobster and shrimp mac-and-cheese, vegetable-stuffed twice-baked potatoes, plus blueberry sour cream pie with a pecan topping.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 14
6 to 8:30 pm
PÂTE À CHOUX - FROM GOUGÈRES TO ÉCLAIRS
Discover the versatile French choux dough that is used to create impressive sweet and savory dishes. This hands-on class learns to prepare cheese-bacon gougères, pommes dauphine with roasted red pepper ketchup, French gnocchi in brown butter sauce, churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, chocolate éclairs, plus profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and chocolate-caramel sauce.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Sep 15
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OUI, OUI! TARTS TO TARTE TATIN
Spend an evening in the kitchen with your partner creating enticing French dishes with the enthusiastic Marianne Moore. This hands-on class will create a caramelized onion-bacon-tomato tart, salade aux lardons, grilled flank steak with sauce bordelaise, pommes gratin and haricots verts, plus an exquisite apple tarte Tatin with soft whipped cream with mascarpone.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Sep 15
5 to 7:30 pm
CUPCAKES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER
Cupcakes put a smile on everyone's face! Join Dawn Meyer for a lively evening in the kitchen making chocolate truffle cupcakes with truffle filling and chocolate buttercream frosting, s'mores cupcakes with marshmallow filling and topped with ganache and toasted marshmallows, cherry cupcakes with white chocolate frosting, and coconut-lime cupcakes with toasted coconut cream cheese frosting.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Sep 16
6 to 8:30 pm
TACOS AND TEQUILA
Satisfy your taco cravings in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Learn to make three tantalizing tacos with housemade corn tortillas - grilled Baja fish tacos with chipotle sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo and queso fresco; shredded chile roasted duck tacos with crisp pork belly, avocado, and serrano sauce; sweet potato tacos with roasted peppers and chiles, toasted pepita, avocado, chipotle aïoli and pickled onions, plus a refreshing margarita.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Sep 16
6:30 to 9 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 and The Cup
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Sep 18
6 to 8:30 pm
BAKED IN THE USA
Naam Pruitt shares her love for home-baked goods perfect for breakfast, brunch, or to satisfy your sweet tooth! This hands-on class will make cherry-filled pop tarts with glaze, cinnamon-apple breakfast bars, classic popovers with fresh berry jam, pecan sticky buns, plus blueberry aebleskivers.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 19
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SWEET, SMOKY, AND A LITTLE WILD
Enjoy all of the flavor sensations that will please the palate in an evening designed just for the ladies, including a honey old fashioned cocktail. Marianne Moore cooks to your heart's content with a menu of wild mushroom tartine with smoky tomato butter, chopped salad with roasted tomato vinaigrette, pan-roasted pork medallions with whiskey sauce, pancetta potato gratin, plus candy counter mini cheesecakes.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Sep 20
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FINESSE
Barry Marcus shares the intricate details of creating a sumptuous French luncheon with artful subtlety. Enjoy spinach and mozzarella salad with lemon dressing, duck breast with cherries and arugula, port-glazed onions, sweet potato purée, plus an elegant jam tart.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sat, Sep 21
11 am to 1:30 pm
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SUSHI
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her 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 mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Sep 21
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE ITALIAN VEGAN-IZER
Stephanie Bosch loves the challenge of turning cuisines into vegan feasts for entertaining family and friends. Join her for a hands-on class perfect for couples creating an Italian meal with cherry basil bruschetta, caprese salad with tomatoes and marinated tofu mozzarella with a fig balsamic reduction, pasta e fagioli, spaghetti and tempeh meatballs with spicy marinara, plus chocolate espresso torte with toasted hazelnut crust.
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Stephanie Bosch
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 21
6 to 8:30 pm
SOUPS AND SIDEKICKS
Discover chef Jon Lowe's propensity for making super soups, and then adding sidekick dishes to kick them up a notch. This hands-on class will steam up the kitchen with pots of mama Lowe's steak and bean chili with red onion and topped with sour cream and cheddar cheese served with a don't-knock-it-until-you-have-tried-it peanut butter sandwich, lobster bisque with crab and corn fritters, apple and butternut squash soup with prosciutto and brie flatbread, plus chicken and sausage gumbo with white rice and homemade hot sauce.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Sep 22
12:30 to 3 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 Racanelli's 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
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Sep 23
6:30 to 9 pm
MORNINGS WITH MARGI - SESAME NOODLES TO SHRIMP
Treat yourself to a quiet, relaxed mid-week morning with Margi Kahn, as she prepares an exciting Asian luncheon. Enjoy cold sesame noodles with fresh snow peas, shrimp with fresh ginger and chile paste over aromatic rice pilaf, sautéed garlicky long beans, plus carrot-coconut coffeecake with buttermilk whipped cream.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Sep 24
10 am to 1 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 chocolate tamales with tequila-plumped raisins and goat cheese topped with Mexican chocolate sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 24
6 to 8:30 pm
WE HAVE A CRUSH ON SQUASH
The harvest flavors of fall are abundant in an exciting class using beautiful varieties of squash to create stunning dishes. This hands-on class with chef Jack MacMurray, of Boathouse, will create roasted pumpkin and ginger bisque with toasted pepitas, ratatouille with basil purée, spiced chick pea-stuffed acorn squash with vegan cheese, spaghetti squash Alfredo with pine nuts and artichokes, lentil-stuffed zucchini, plus praline butternut vanilla ice cream with almond tuile cookies.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Boathouse
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Sep 25
6 to 8:30 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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Wed, Sep 25
6:30 to 9 pm
MAY PIZZA BE WITH YOU
Spend a fabulous evening in the kitchen with bread expert Margi Kahn making crisp and flavorful pizzas, plus romaine cobb salad and dream bars. Join other pizza lovers for a hands-on class creating deep dish spinach and herb-roasted cherry tomato pizza, pulled chicken pizza with peanut sauce and Monterey Jack cheese, shrimp scampi and basil pesto pizza, plus roasted Brussels sprouts and shiitake mushroom pizza topped with an over-easy egg.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 26
6 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE IS A CABERNET
Learn to cook with the wonderful flavors of wine in this delightful hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. The class designed for couples will prepare mushroom-red pepper salad with red wine-herb vinaigrette, oven-roasted beef tenderloin with roasted red grape wine sauce, homemade black pepper fettuccine with chardonnay cream sauce, fried Brussels sprouts with preserved lemon vinaigrette, plus fabulous chocolate cake with cabernet-poached pears and whipped cream -- all enjoyed with a glass of cabernet wine.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Sep 27
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CREATING COOKIE MEMORIES
The mere act of baking cookies with loved ones creates a memory that lasts through generations. Dawn Meyer shares her favorite memory makers, as this hands-on class bakes s'more chocolate chip cookies, raspberry glazed waffle cookies, old fashioned giant sugar cookies, funfetti thumbprint cookies, mint chocolate slice-and-bake cookies, plus apple pie bars. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Sep 29
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
Wed, Oct 2
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, 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 hands-on class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, Biscoff cookie macarons with Speculoos buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Oct 5
11 am to 2 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GIVE PIZZA CHANCE
Head to Kitchen Conservatory with your partner for an awesome night of pizza making with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, starting with pizza dough from scratch and seasonal ingredients. The class will make a apple-bacon-gorgonzola pizza, mushroom-goat cheese béchamel pizza, sweet potato-caramelized onion-soppressata pizza, and Italian sausage-spinach-provolone pizza, then each couple will create their own pizza! Also, enjoy making sangria, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and salted caramel ice cream.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Oct 6
5 to 7:30 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
$55 Per Person
Wed, Oct 9
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOU HAD ME AT BOURBON
A promise of bourbon has everyone in the kitchen using a popular Kentucky commodity as the key ingredient in a spectacular meal. This hands-on class will make mint juleps, bourbon-soaked dates with bacon-pecan-goat cheese spinach salad and warm bourbon vinaigrette, mushroom tart topped with bourbon cream, grilled flank steak with mustard-peach-bourbon sauce served with buttermilk biscuits and bourbon-glazed carrots and parsnips, plus bourbon pecan pie with bourbon whipped cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Oct 11
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 brie-bacon paninis with apricot preserves and balsamic glaze, apple pie coffee cake with brown sugar crumble and caramel, pomegranate-pear salad with candied walnuts and apple cider vinaigrette, mini citrus scones, spicy hash browns, plus prosecco margaritas.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Oct 13
10:30 am to 1:30 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 in butter and jam.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Oct 14
6:30 to 9 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.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Oct 19
11 am to 4 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
Sat, Oct 19
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sun, Oct 20
11 am to 4 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Oct 20
5 to 7:30 pm
PREP SCHOOL
Join Barb Nack in this advanced hands-on knife skills class learning different cutting techniques and basic knife cuts. Using a variety of vegetables, cuts include dice, brunoise, rondelle, paysanne, batonnet, julienne, and tourné. Learn to make suprêmes with citrus and flute mushrooms, then create a soup, stir-fry, and pasta primavera with the bounty.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Oct 24
6 to 9 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, Oct 28
6 to 8:30 pm
SHUT THE LID! INSTANT POT 101
Busy mom and business owner, Rachel Sarino of StL Cake Pops, is always looking for creative ways to feed her on-the-go family between dance competitions, soccer games, and so much more! Rachel shares some basic recipes and techniques to get you started with using the Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker as she demonstrates making broth, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal with the "pot in pot" method, cooking frozen chicken to make chicken tacos, steamed broccoli, plus a blackberry cobbler perfect for the season.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
StL Cake Pops
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Nov 7
6:30 to 9 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 spicy shrimp and roasted portobello bruschetta, herb-crusted sirloin served with sautéed kale salad with pomegranate and roasted cauliflower, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with béarnaise, crispy hasselback sweet potatoes, individual berry crisps with a nut crumble and vanilla bean-coconut ice cream, plus a pomegranate paloma.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Nov 9
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA ROLLER DERBY
Sidle up to the counter with Mickey Kitterman where elbow action is allowed when using the pasta machine to make fresh homemade pasta. This exciting hands-on class will make roasted red pepper linguine served with lobster-crab-shrimp tutto mare, baked pesto lasagna with fresh pasta sheets layered with basil pesto and béchamel sauce, plus paglia e fieno (straw and hay pasta) with a duo of spinach and egg noodles tossed with pancetta and mushrooms and cream.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Nov 12
6 to 8:30 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, chicken-green chile tacos with pickled red onions and cotija cheese, 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
Sun, Nov 17
5 to 7:30 pm