Classes

November
14

Sweet Taste of Latin America

Elaine Berrios / November 14, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Join Elaine Berrios as she works her magic with the sweet side of Latin cooking. Elaine is from Puerto Rico and has been baking since childhood. Elaine has perfected recipes making them distinctly her own. She practices until she gets it perfect and her passion for baking these special desserts is infectious. In this class she'll be creating "My Mother's Cake", a recipe designed for her beloved mom. She'll show us how to make Alfajores, a decadent shortbread cookie with a creamy dulce de leche center and rolled in toasted coconut, and Milhojas ("thousand leaves"), a dessert made with stacked layers of puff pastry filled with Diplomat Cream (light vanilla custard) and guava fruit paste. An appetizer plate will be served in this class.

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November
25

Family Night; Stromboli

Mary Cooney / November 25, 2018 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
We'll put our aprons on and get busy making pizza dough and turn it into a turnover filled with delicious Italian cheeses and Italian cold cuts and bake it until it's golden brown. This is a great family meal in which everyone can participate! What a fun way to spend a cold November evening. We'll also make one of Mary's favorite desserts. Italian House Salad, Stromboli, and Italian Cream Cake. $75 for two people.

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December
2

Cozy Winter Dinner

Mary Cooney / December 2, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / $135

Couples' Hands-On Class
This is a wonderful menu for a cozy relaxed evening with friends. These dishes are keepers. Simple and informal, yet flavor-rich and, typical of Mary's classes - delizioso! Bring your partner or a friend. We'll enjoy the afternoon cooking and dining together with this delightful menu: Prosciutto Purses with Cantaloupe and Bread, Lentil Soup, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Charred Green Beans, and Ricotta Zeppoli (fried dough). This menu will be enjoyed with wine.

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December
3

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House

Zebbie Borland / December 3, 2018 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $50

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.

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December
4

It's Time to Decorate a Gingerbread House

Zebbie Borland / December 4, 2018 / 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $50

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.

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December
5

Over the Top; Food & Wine

Chef Carrie Walters / December 5, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

DLM's dynamic duo, wine educator George and Chef Carrie take this food and wine pairing class over the top with some of George's favorite "in-your-face" BIG wines paired with Carrie's small plates. Join us for a pre-holiday celebration of deliciousness! R & R Kale Salad with Pistachios; Linguine with Little Neck Clams and Chorizo; Lamb Stew with Fennel and Preserved Lemon; Butter Seared Ribeye with Radish Toast; and Chocolate Tahini Tart.

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December
6

La Mia Famiglia

Chef Liz Valenti / December 6, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

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 and 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'll be serving "family-style" so we can enjoy the camaraderie created by this beautiful meal. This menu will be enjoyed with wine. Make sure you save a spot for this class!

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December
9

Family Night; Chicken Enchiladas

Zebbie Borland / December 9, 2018 / 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Mexican American flavors are among everyone's favorites! Zebbie will show you how easy and fun it can be to make this quick family-friendly meal. Spend quality time with a family member or friend as we gather for a fun evening of cooking, baking and eating! Chicken Enchiladas, Cilantro-Lime Rice, Black Beans, and Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies. $75.00 for two people

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December
10

Hands-On Focaccia and Grissini with Grist

Casey & Patrick Van Voorhis / December 10, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
Chefs Patrick and Casey Van Voorhis of Grist Provisions, define grist, in the most basic sense of the word, as the grain that is used to make flour. They believe that you don't need to spend a ton of money or time making a meal you feel good about serving. Join Casey and Patrick tonight and be inspired by their down-to-earth philosophy for creating and sharing good food. They'll show you how easy it is to make homemade grissini and Focaccia. Woody Herb and Parmesan Grissini, Winter Panzanella (Roasted Squash, Baby Kale, Toasted Almonds, Red Onion), Focaccia Pannini (Salumi, Mozzarella, Arugula Pesto), and Citrus Panna Cotta (Blood Orange, Basil, Meyer Lemon Meringue). This menu will be paired with wine.

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December
12

Fresh Pasta Workshop - Flavored Pasta

Mary Cooney / December 12, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Hands-On Class
This class is all about how to turn fresh pasta into flavored pasta. Mary will show you how to make the most beautiful spinach pasta sheets for making her incredible Spinach Lasagna. We'll also make Lemon Fettuccine - zesty lemon pasta, with a hint of black pepper in the dough and finished with a generous dusting of grated Parmesan and fresh thyme makes this dish irrestible. These fresh pastas are sure to become your new favorites! This menu will be enjoyed with wine.

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December
13

Girls' Night Out; Holiday Party

Chef Carrie Walters / December 13, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM / $75

Enjoy an evening out with a girlfriend or a group of your friends for a fun evening of small plates and wine. Chef Carrie and Teresa will show you how to party in style when preparing for your next holiday bash! Chef Carrie will have a bunch of ideas for fun party appetizers and small plates while Teresa will highlight some of her favorite wines to bring to the party.

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