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Doylestown Evening Demonstration Classes:

Carlow Cookery offers an extensive selection of cooking classes taught by professional instructors and restaurateurs in our twenty-two seat demonstration kitchen. We bring the culinary world to you by showcasing the ingredients, recipes and techniques of a variety of foods. Topics include regional and ethnic cuisine, basic and advanced techniques, baking and desserts, and much more. The atmosphere is a relaxed and comfortable one where questions are encouraged. Participants enjoy samples of the items prepared and complimentary wine. Recipes are provided.

All evening demonstration classes begin at 7:00 p.m.

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Private Event   6pm
This time is currently reserved for a private event.
Thursday, 10/19/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$0
In addition to our regular schedule of events, Carlow Cookery is available for private events. They can be held at the store in our comfortable demonstration studio or we'll take the class to you. Our classes are the perfect setting for neighborhood get-togethers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, team-building events or fundraisers. Our kitchen is a comfortable space that allows participants to socialize, enjoy the food prepared and learn more about the art of cooking. Home parties allow to relax in the comfort of your kitchen. We bring in all the necessary supplies and leave a clean space behind. Please call the store at 215-489-2677 or email us at info@carlowcookery.com if there are any questions or to book an event.
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*Sold Out* Flavors of France (Hands-on)   6;30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 10/24/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677,

France is considered by most the birthplace of modern cooking and the food combines exceptional ingredients and classic techniques to produce exceptional dishes. We'll focus on some great recipes that feature fruity olive oil, fresh seafood, great bread and other tasty ingredients. These are the kind of recipes that are great for all occasions, from casual to elegant.

Menu: Traditional Mixed Green Salad with Roquefort Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Apple and Red Wine Vinaigrette; Normandy Style Stewed Mussels with Bacon Lardons, Apple-Brandy, Cider, Cream and Baguette; Sauteed Chicken a la Provencal with Roasted Garlic, Tomato, Olives and Capers

About the classes: These hands-on classes build on the techniques established in our popular Culinary Skills series by showcasing five unique styles of ethnic cooking. Each of the segments focuses on a different region of the world and highlights specific ingredients and cooking methods.
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*Sold Out* Wines of the Pacific Northwest   7pm
Wine Appreciation Series, Part 10
Thursday, 10/26/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677

The wines of the Pacific Northwest are fairly well known to aficionados but all wine drinkers should get to know these offerings. Oregon shares the same parallel as Burgundy so it’s no surprise that the wineries there focus on varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Washington State is the second largest producer of wine in the nation. Much of the wine is produced in the Columbia Valley, a high desert area whose conditions allow growers to produces wines with great acidity. Taken together, this area is one of the country's prime viticultural areas.

About the class: This session is a more comprehensive course on understanding and appreciating wine. It's fun and informative but focused on different aspects of the wines to help participants gain a solid understanding of what is available on the market and how it suits their palate. In addition to tasting six selected wines, you'll gain a better understanding of each region's producers and significant varietals - all in a relaxed environment that allows for questions and feedback. A three course dinner is served throughout the evening.

The classes are taught by Mike Conti, President/Wine Educator of From Stem to Learn. Mike has over 32 years in the hospitality and education industries. He gained valuable knowledge of wine through his professional experiences and contacts. Mike's instruction is straightforward and fun, informational and relaxed, thorough and insightful.
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*Sold Out* Wine Appreciation Course - 3 Class Block   7pm
Three part wine tasting series with Conti
Thursday, 10/26/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$180
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677

Join us for a comprehensive course on understanding and appreciating wine. Each fun and informative session is focused on a different aspect of wine so that by the end of the series participants have a solid understanding of what is available on the market and how it suits their palate.

In addition to tasting six selected wines, you'll gain a better understanding of each region's producers and significant varietals - all in a relaxed environment that allows for questions and feedback. A three course dinner is served throughout the evening.

The classes are taught by Mike Conti, President/Wine Educator of From Stem to Learn. Mike has over 32 years in the hospitality and education industries. He gained valuable knowledge of wine through his professional experiences and contacts. Mike's instruction is straightforward and fun, informational and relaxed, thorough and insightful.

Wines of the Pacific Northwest (Thursday, October 26th)
The wines of the Pacific Northwest are fairly well known to aficionados but all wine drinkers should get to know these offerings. Oregon shares the same parallel as Burgundy so it's no surprise that the wineries there focus on varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Washington State is the second largest producer of wine in the nation. Much of the wine is produced in the Columbia Valley, a high desert area whose conditions allow growers to produces wines with great acidity. Taken together, this area is one of the country's great viticultural areas.

Wines of Italy - Tuscany and More (Thursday, November 16th)
In this session we go back to Italy to highlight offerings from the North, specifically Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna.and Umbria. Over the years, the diversity of Italian wine found here in the states is a little more reflective of that of Italy. The pride Italians have in their regional wines and local food specialties shows in what they drink and eat. We'll show wines that demonstrate this pride by featuring the key styles served in the region.

Wines of Spain and Portugal (Thursday, December 7th
With the world’s most extensive vineyards and one of the oldest winemaking traditions, Spain has plenty to offer wine lovers. We'll focus our attention on the full bodied, oaky reds of the Spanish regions Rioja (old world) and Penedes (new world). We’ll then explore the interesting and affordable wines (lighter reds and vino verdes) of Portugal.
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Premium Tequila Tasting and Dinner   7pm
Four premium bourbons paired with fare of the American Southwest
Friday, 10/27/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$70
Tequila's popularity has grown steadily over the years. Partly because of our thrist for margaritas but also because there are so many premium tequilas that have hit the market. We'll start with a tequila cockatil as Mike gives you an overview of how tequila is made and what to look for when looking for quality producers. We'll then taste four different premium tequilas each paired with a different course from the American Southwest. It's a great opportunity to enjoy this popular spirit and share your insights in a casual and comfortable environment.

Menu: Shredded Beef Stuffed Roasted Chiles Smothered in Verde Sauce; Roasted Shrimp on Corn Cakes with Papaya Vinaigrette and Avocado Pineapple Salsa; Chicken and Chorizo with Fettucine in a Smoky Tomato Cream Sauce; Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Crunch
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*Sold Out* Sauteing and Pan Sauces (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential skills for home cooks
Monday, 10/30/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677,

Part four of our culinary series focuses on one of the most important techniques in the cook's repertoire, sauteing. Sauteing is a classic technique of cooking tender cuts of meat and poultry quickly and at high heat to intensify the flavor. We'll then show you how to use that same pan to build flavorful sauces by adding aromatic ingredients, wine and stock. You'll be cooking like a chef in no time.

Menu: Sauteed Steak Medallions with Mushrooms and Red Wine Pan Sauce; Sauteed Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc; Sauteed Chicken with a White Wine, Cherry Tomato, Golden Raisin and Pine Nut Pan Sauce

About the classes: Good cooking is built on a foundation of proper technique and an understanding of some basic principles. Each of the five hands-on segments focuses on a specific category of food and highlights different cooking methods. The goal of our entire skills program is to give participants the confidence to create dishes rather than just follow recipes.
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*Sold Out* Bourbon Tasting and Dinner   7pm
Four premium bourbons paired with cool weather fare.
Friday, 11/03/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$70
Are you a fan of traditional American bourbons? This popular spirit is uniquely American, a little sweeter than whiskey and now crafted by Artisan producers to be smooth and distinctive. It's a treat solo or mixed in a cocktail. It's also great to use as an ingredient to add flavor and complexity to a variety of dishes.

About the class: This class will feature a tasting of four craft bourbons as well as a refreshing bourbon cocktail and recipes using bourbon. Mike Conti will delve into history and process of bourbon making and give insight into the different varieties in the market.

Menu: BBQ Spiced Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon Glaze; Root Vegetable Terrine in Flaky Pastry; Tender Beef with Bourbon Roquefort Sauce over Mashed Potatoes; Classic Crème Brulee
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Sauteing and Pan Sauces (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential Skills for Home Cooks
Monday, 11/06/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
This part of our culinary series focuses on one of the most important techniques in the cook's repertoire, sauteing. Sauteing is a classic technique of cooking tender cuts of meat and poultry quickly and at high heat to intensify the flavor. We'll then show you how to use that same pan to build flavorful sauces by adding aromatic ingredients, wine and stock. You'll be cooking like a chef in no time.

Menu: Sauteed Steak Medallions with Mushrooms and Red Wine Pan Sauce; Sauteed Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc; Sauteed Chicken with a White Wine, Cherry Tomato, Golden Raisin and Pine Nut Pan Sauce

About the classes: Good cooking is built on a foundation of proper technique and an understanding of some basic principles. Each of the five hands-on segments focuses on a specific category of food and highlights different cooking methods. The goal of our entire skills program is to give participants the confidence to create dishes rather than just follow recipes.
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*Sold Out* Food of Italy (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 11/07/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677

There is no question that Italians have a passion for good cooking. When you start with incredible ingredients - aged cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar - it's much easier to make simple dishes taste sublime. The ingredients and techniques vary by region but they share common elements. We'll make dishes that are representative of the country as a whole using authentic ingredients and tried-and-true preparations.

Menu: Cherry Tomato and Mint Bruschetta with Balsamic and Whipped Fresh Ricotta Cheese; Tomato Braised Sweet Italian Sausage with Red Peppers, Onions and Baked Polenta Cake; Spaghetti alla Gricia (Spaghetti with Garlic, Onions, Guanciale and Pecorino)

About the classes: These hands-on classes build on the techniques established in our popular Culinary Skills series by showcasing five unique styles of ethnic cooking. Each of the segments focuses on a different region of the world and highlights specific ingredients and cooking methods.
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Private Event   6pm
This time is currently reserved for a private event.
Wednesday, 11/08/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$0
In addition to our regular schedule of events, Carlow Cookery is available for private events. They can be held at the store in our comfortable demonstration studio or we'll take the class to you. Our classes are the perfect setting for neighborhood get-togethers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, team-building events or fundraisers. Our kitchen is a comfortable space that allows participants to socialize, enjoy the food prepared and learn more about the art of cooking. Home parties allow to relax in the comfort of your kitchen. We bring in all the necessary supplies and leave a clean space behind. Please call the store at 215-489-2677 or email us at info@carlowcookery.com if there are any questions or to book an event.
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*Sold Out* Wines for the Holidays - $10 Wine Pairing Session   12pm
A special twist on our annual holiday demo with Wine Expert Mike Conti
Saturday, 11/11/17
Instructor: Mike Conti/Denis Chiappa
$30
A typical holiday meal is complex mix of flavors and textures that can make pairing the right wine more difficult. With this special session, you'll be armed with the information you need when you hit the wine store. Our wine expert, Mike Conti of From Stem to Learn, will be on hand to offer suggestions on the type of wine to serve based on your holiday menu. In addition, we'll make a variety of hors d'oeuvres to serve for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Menu: Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp with Silky Roasted Pepper Sauce; Arancini with Marinara Sauce (Fried Risotto Balls with Egg and Cheese); Mixed Mushroom Tarts with Creme Fraiche

About the class: Just like our evening wine events, Mike will give you a synopsis of each wine and a list of recommended wines to serve with Thanksgiving. In addition, you'll see each of the dishes made while seated in our comfortable demonstration kitchen, enjoy samples of the dishes prepared and receive step-by-step recipes. Last but not least, registration includes a $20 merchandise credit. Net cost of class...$10! * It's a deal too good to pass up.

* The cost of class is $30 due at the time of registration. Each valid registration will receive a $20 merchandise credit to be used on recommended products that will make your holiday entertaining a rousing success. Credits must be redeemed on the day of the class. Spots are limited.
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*Sold Out* Preparing and Roasting the Perfect Turkey   10am
Get insights and tips on how to manage the biggest meal of the year.
Saturday, 11/11/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$30
Americans consume more food on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Last year, over $2.3B was spent preparing a meal that features festive hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, sides and dessert and more. If this year is like last, over 51 million turkeys will be cooked that day, many of which will be dry and tasteless. Don't let yours suffer the same fate. A properly seasoned and roasted turkey, finished with a rich gravy made from the pan drippings should be the focal point of the meal. We'll take you start to finish through the process that will help you achieve perfect results. In addition, we'll make a silky soup and elegant dessert that could be part of your Thanksgiving tradition.

Menu: Herb and Salt Brined Roasted Turkey with Savory Sage Gravy; Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Pancetta Crumbs; Deep Dish Apple Tarts with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

About the class: Just like our evening cooking classes, you'll see each of the dishes made while seated in our comfortable demonstration kitchen, enjoy samples of the dishes prepared and receive step-by-step recipes. Last but not least, registration includes a $20 gift certificate. Net cost of class, 10 bucks!* It's a deal too good to pass up.

* The cost of class is $30 due at the time of registration. Each valid registration will receive a $20 merchandise credit to be used on recommended products that will make your holiday entertaining a rousing success. Credits must be redeemed on the day of the class. Spots are limited.
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*Sold Out* Grilling, Rubs and Marinades (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential skills for home cooks
Monday, 11/13/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
The last part of our culinary skills series focuses on the essential techniques for grilling, with a special focus on grill sauces. We'll cover what types of meat and seafood work best on the grill, how to use marinades and spice rubs to enhance flavor. From there you'll grill a variety of proteins and make sauces that pair perfectly. Menu: BBQ Rubbed Shrimp with Grilled Romesco Sauce; Marinated and Seared Chicken with Fragrant Salsa Chimichurri; Challah Pain Perdue with Pan Roasted Apples and Salted Toffee Sauce

About the classes: Good cooking is built on a foundation of proper technique and an understanding of some basic principles. Each of the five hands-on segments focuses on a specific category of food and highlights different cooking methods. The goal of our entire skills program is to give participants the confidence to create dishes rather than just follow recipes.
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*Sold Out* Wines of Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Umbria   7pm
Wine Appreciation Series, Part 11
Thursday, 11/16/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
This class is currently full. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677

In this session we go back to Italy to highlight offerings from the North, specifically Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna.and Umbria. Over the years, the diversity of Italian wine found here in the states is a little more reflective of that of Italy. The pride Italians have in their regional wines and local food specialties shows in what they drink and eat. We'll show wines that demonstrate this pride by featuring the key styles served in the region..

About the class: This session is a more comprehensive course on understanding and appreciating wine. It's fun and informative but focused on different aspects of the wines to help participants gain a solid understanding of what is available on the market and how it suits their palate. In addition to tasting six selected wines, you'll gain a better understanding of each region's producers and significant varietals - all in a relaxed environment that allows for questions and feedback. A three course dinner is served throughout the evening.

The classes are taught by Mike Conti, President/Wine Educator of From Stem to Learn. Mike has over 32 years in the hospitality and education industries. He gained valuable knowledge of wine through his professional experiences and contacts. Mike's instruction is straightforward and fun, informational and relaxed, thorough and insightful.
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Private Event   7pm
This time is currently reserved for a private event.
Friday, 12/01/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$0
In addition to our regular schedule of events, Carlow Cookery is available for private events. They can be held at the store in our comfortable demonstration studio or we'll take the class to you. Our classes are the perfect setting for neighborhood get-togethers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, team-building events or fundraisers. Our kitchen is a comfortable space that allows participants to socialize, enjoy the food prepared and learn more about the art of cooking. Home parties allow to relax in the comfort of your kitchen. We bring in all the necessary supplies and leave a clean space behind. Please call the store at 215-489-2677 or email us at info@carlowcookery.com if there are any questions or to book an event.
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Holiday Food and Wine   7pm
Choosing the right wine for your holiday foods
Monday, 12/04/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
Thomas Jefferson, a lover of both food and wine, once said "Good wine is a necessity of life." This is true throughout the year but takes on greater significance during the holiday season when special meals and get-togethers are the norm. If you often wonder what wine is best suited to your holiday menu join for this special pairing. We'll pair five wines with foods that are often served for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, Bill will answer your questions about what might pair best with your favorite foods.

Menu: Roasted Pear, Caramelize Onion and Fontina Cheese Strudels; House Smoked Salmon Crostini with Herbed Crème Fraiche; Roasted Turkey with Whipped Potatoes and Sage Gravy; Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Snap Crust and Cinnamon Whipped Cream
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*One Spot Left* Wines of Spain and Portugal   7pm
Wine Appreciation Series, Part 12
Thursday, 12/07/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
With the world’s most extensive vineyards and one of the oldest winemaking traditions, Spain has plenty to offer wine lovers. We’ll focus our attention on the full bodied, oaky reds of the Spanish regions Rioja (old world) and Penedes (new world). We’ll then explore the interesting and affordable wines (lighter reds and vino verdes) of Portugal.

About the class: This session is a more comprehensive course on understanding and appreciating wine. It's fun and informative but focused on different aspects of the wines to help participants gain a solid understanding of what is available on the market and how it suits their palate. In addition to tasting six selected wines, you'll gain a better understanding of each region's producers and significant varietals - all in a relaxed environment that allows for questions and feedback. A three course dinner is served throughout the evening.

The classes are taught by Mike Conti, President/Wine Educator of From Stem to Learn. Mike has over 32 years in the hospitality and education industries. He gained valuable knowledge of wine through his professional experiences and contacts. Mike's instruction is straightforward and fun, informational and relaxed, thorough and insightful.
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