Class Schedule: December 2015 Classes

Mary Cooney

 Handmade Candy

Hands-On Class
This is the home-style "How to Make Candy Class" you've been looking for! Join Culinary Instructor and cookbook author, Mary Cooney and she'll show you all the tricks of the trade to make excellent candy that will be hard to give away this holiday season. Master the ultimate Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordials; Buttery Praline Truffle Cups; Crispy Caramel Bars; and addictive Sugared Cinnamon Nuts. Light snacks will be served.
Mary CooneyTuesday, December 1 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
 George Punter

 Perfect Pairings with Port

If you love port, you have to join both DLM's Corporate Chef Carrie Walters and DLM's wine educator George Punter for a port party just in time for the holidays! We'll learn all we can about both Ruby and Tawny Ports while we sip and appreciate the different nuances. Chef Carrie will not only come up with some classic pairings, but has a couple of surprises up her sleeves to highlight these special fortified wines that are a pleasure to keep but also make a lovely housewarming gift! Cheese, Nuts, and Fruits Tasting Plate; Parsnip Soup with Pears and Walnuts; Apple and Quinoa Salad; Rare Roasted Beef; and Chocolate, Cherry, and Caramel Tasting Plate.
Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, December 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew

 Holiday Party with the Food Adventures Crew!

The Crew is back! Jackie Scanlan, Steve Milano, and Chef Lee Anne House are ready to party holiday season-style! These recipes will be the highlight of your holiday parties! Homemade Crab Rangoon with an Asian Sauce; Champagne Mussels; Lamb Shank Bruschetta; Baked Brie; Boneless Party Wings; and Ultimate Veggie Platter with Dip Trio–Hummus, Ranch, and Curry Beet Feta. They'll wrap it all up with a Cannoli Dip and Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies! This menu will be paired with wine and beer. Happy Holidays, Crew Style!
Food Adventures with Big Ragu and The Crew Thursday, December 3 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Sandy Bergsten

 Great Beginnings - Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres

The house is decorated, the gift list complete, and the holiday season is in full swing - it's time to celebrate in style! Sandy Bergsten will show you what a breeze it is to create a party perfect variety of hors d'oeuvres for that special cocktail party. Croutes: Beef Tenderloin Croutes; Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta. Cups: Brie & Fig Cups; Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds. In the Freezer: Mushroom Cheese Crisps; Hot Sausage Appetizer. Sandwich Board: Bresaola with Cheddar; Smoked Turkey with Curry. From the Sea: Ahi Poke Spoons; Blini with Smoked Salmon and Salmon Roe. This menu will be paired with wine.
Sandy BergstenMonday, December 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Zebbie Borland

 It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House!

Hands-On Class
Decorating a gingerbread house during the holiday season is a traditional family pastime. Join Culinary Instructor Zebbie Borland for this hands-on class and learn the step-by-step process for decorating your very own gingerbread house. All icings and candies for decoration will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to personalize your house. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together. Sign up early, seating is limited.
Zebbie BorlandTuesday, December 8 • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $50.00  

Chef Liz Valenti

 La Mia Famiglia

Growing up with a large, eclectic family in an Italian neighborhood in Chicago, Chef Liz Valenti has some stories to tell and recipes to share! The hard-working chef from Wheat Penny Oven & Bar has worked in many famous kitchens in her illustrious career, but in this class she will share some of her family’s favorite dishes and stories from the neighborhood. Wait until you hear about the polenta board. We will pair her menu with wine so make sure you save a spot for this class.
Chef Liz ValentiWednesday, December 9 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters
 Teresa Kearney

 Holiday Girls' Night Out: 10th Anniversary Party!

Don't miss the party! Grab a friend and join us as we pregame the holidays, learning all about how to cook up not only a fabulous and fun holiday feast, but pairing it up with the best wines DLM Wine Diva Teresa Kearney has to offer! Sign up and help us celebrate our 10th annual GNO Holiday event. Arugula and Figs with Dolce Gorgonzola Flan; "Genuis" Pasta with Butter and Onion Tomato Sauce; Porcini and Port Roasted Beef Tenderloin; and to finish, a Tasting Plate of Chocolates and Almond Goodies with Vin Santo.
Chef Carrie Walters and Teresa KearneyThursday, December 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

 Center of the Plate: Holiday Roasting

When a special occasion arises around a meal, nothing beats a roast. Join Chef Matt Somich as he teaches us how to roast off a variety of holiday favorites that will make a truly special meal. Bone-in Rib Roast with Yorkshire Pudding and Pan Gravy; Crispy Roast Duck with Cherry Gastrique and Wild Rice Pilaf; Crown Roast of Pork with Apple Walnut Stuffing; and Roasted Leg of Lamb with Pita Bread and Tzatziki Sauce. This menu will be paired with wine.
Matthew SomichTuesday, December 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00