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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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*Sold Out* Margaritas and Tacos-New class added August 16th   7pm
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Monday, 06/19/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55

This class is currently full but another session has been added on June 5th

The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We'll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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*Sold Out*- Terrific Thai (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 06/20/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
Thai food is one of the world's most highly regarded cuisines but is still intimidating to some in the West. We'll demystify it by showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in some of our favorite Thai recipes. You'll see the exquisite contrast in taste and texture that results from blending hot, sweet, sour and salty components.

Menu: Thai Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Beef, Sweet and Spicy Chili Dipping Sauce and Thai Cucumber Salad; Spicy Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Rice; Traditional Shrimp Pad Thai

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* Margaritas and Tacos-New class added August 16th   7pm
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Wednesday, 06/21/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55

This class is currently sold out but another session has been added on June 19th.

The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We’ll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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*Sold Out* Wines of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa   7pm
Exploring the wines of the Southern Hemisphere
Thursday, 06/22/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
Employing state of the art equipment and employing highly trained wine makers, Australia and New Zealand have quickly made a name from themselves in the world of wine. And even though the history of growing grapes and making wine is much shorter in both these regions, the quality is exceptional. We'll taste Australian Shiraz rich with deep berry flavors and well-crafted Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand as well as lesser know varietals that still offer incredible value and quality.

About the class 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.
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Stocks, Soups and Vinaigrettes (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential Skills for Home Cooks
Monday, 06/26/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
In the second part of our series of culinary techniques we cover stocks, soups and vinaigrettes. We've all had pleasure of eating a good bowl of soup and while it's not difficult to prepare it does require proper technique to achieve the right texture and flavor. As for stocks, they are the backbone of so many great dishes you can make. We'll start with those and then teach you how to turn them into rich vegetable and meat soups. We will also cover how to make a classic vinaigrette and how to turn it in to countless variations. Menu: Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pecorino Croutons; Soup au Pistou (French Vegetable Soup with Herb Pistou) Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Almonds, Manchego Cheese, Chorizo and Sherry-Orange Vinaigrette

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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Flavors of the Mexican Kitchen (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 06/27/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
Many of the dishes served in local Mexican restaurants do not accurately reflect the food of our neighbors to the south. True Mexican cooking uses a variety of meat, seafood, beans and vegetables flavored with rich moles and fresh sauces. With the variety of ingredients readily available today there's no reason why you can't put these dishes together at home.

Menu: Poached and Marinated Shrimp Ceviche with Tortilla Chips; Creamy Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup with Roasted Chilies and Cilantro; Carne Asada Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Lime Crema and Queso Fresco

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* Burgers and Brews   7pm
A tantalizing selection of burgers eached paired with a different beer
Thursday, 07/06/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55
There's no denying the appeal of a perfectly cooked burger - we all love them. From the classic to the exotic, good burgers are all the rage right now. It may seem easy, but certain techniques are essential to getting the right flavor and consistency for your burgers. We'll cover those techniques and make a variety of tasty recipes that pay homage to this American classic.

Menu: Ground Sirloin Burgers with Stilton, Caramelized Onions and Port Ketchup; Korean BBQ Burgers with Kimchi and Sriracha Mayo; Thai Salmon Patties with Crispy Onions and Curry Sauce; Spiced Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers with Tomatoes and Green Harissa Sauce
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Braising, Steaming and Poaching (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential Skills for Home Cooks
Monday, 07/10/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
Part three of our series focuses on three techniques of cooking with liquid. This method of cooking covered in this can produce some of the most satisfying dishes a home cook can make as well as some of the lightest. First, we'll show you the proper way to use braising to make tough cuts of meat tender. We'll then poach fish to perfection and serve it with nice sauce. Last but not least, we'll steam fish for a healthy main course. By varying the ingredients you'll have a wide variety of dishes at the tip of your fingers. Menu: White Wine Braised Pork Shoulder with Fennel, Onions and Mashed Potatoes; Beer Poached Shrimp with Cajun Spices and Mustard-Lime Aioli; Steamed Fish with Spicy Ginger Lime Vinaigrette and Jasmine Rice

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* Margaritas and Tacos   7pm
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Tuesday, 07/11/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55
This class is part of the wine certification course and is currently sold out. Spots may become available in the future, please check back if interested.

The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We'll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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*Sold Out* Sauteing and Pan Sauces (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essentials Skills for Home Cooks
Monday, 07/24/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
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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Food of Spain (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 07/25/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
As a gateway between Europe and Africa, Spain has been fought over many times in history. This history has had a lasting impact on the country and nowhere is this more evident than in the food. At its best, Spanish food is a mix of local ingredients fused with recipes and techniques from other areas. The result is food that is vibrant, colorful and incredibly delicious.

Menu: Mixed Green Salad with Marcona Almonds, Manchego Cheese and Sherry Dressing; Shrimp a la Plancha with Garlic, Chilies, Fresh Herbs, Orange Aioli and Fried Bread; Seared Pork Tenderloin with Scallions, Apples, Potatoes and Cider Pan Sauce

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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Wine Appreciation Course - 3 Part Series   7pm
Wine Appreciation Series, Block 3
Thursday, 07/27/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$180
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 Southern Italy and the Islands (Thursday, July 27th)
The wines of the south may not be household names like their counterparts in other regions but they are still bold, full bodied and satisfying. Plus, like most of the wines of Italy, they are great food wines. We'll study the main regions of the area - Campania, Sicily and Sardinia - and focus on signature varietals from each. It's a great way to explore beyond the Barberas and Barbarescos we all know so well.

Wines of France (Thursday, August 24th)
As we continue our tour of the of the significant wine regions of the world we turn our attention toward two regions in France. Both are an important source for a range of wines - from simple table varieties to complex, age-worthy offerings. In Bordeaux, there are thousands of growers producing millions of bottles of wine but we'll focus on the most important grapes in the region. Next we look at Provence, a region considered by many to one of France's most underrated. In addition to its signature rose, they also produce high quality red and white wines as well.

Wines of South America (Thursday, September 28th)
As we continue our tour of the of the significant wine regions of the world we turn our attention to the Southern Hemisphere. Even though it doesn't always get the attention, South America is home to some of the hottest wines on the market today. Until recently, the region consumed most of the wine it produced. Now, quality wines are being produced with an eye on the export market. The result is some incredibly good wines that can be had less expensively than wines of equal quality produced in Europe and elsewhere. We'll guide you on the countries, producers and varietals that you should look for on the shelves of your local wine store.
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Flavors of France (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 08/01/17
Instructor: Dan Gallo
$65
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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Summer Salad Dinners   7pm
Substantial dinner salads for the hot summer season
Wednesday, 08/02/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$50
Warm weather calls for salads that use the fresh produce that's in season. Recipes that are simple enough that they don't handcuff you to the kitchen but substantial enough for dinner. We'll make four salads that can serve as a main course and incorporate cheeses, grilled meat, and seafood - all finished with homemade dressings.

Menu: Classic Salad Nicoise with Grilled Herbed Salmon; Grilled Shrimp Salad with Corn and Avocado in Pitas; Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Flank Steaks and Chimichurri Dressing; Farm Market Salad with Spiced Goat Cheese
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*Sold Out* Bourbon Tasting and Dinner   7pm
Four premium bourbons paired with summer barbecue foods
Friday, 08/04/17
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; Summer Vegetable Terrine in Flaky Pastry; Tender Steak Tacos with Chipotle Slaw and Charred Tomato Salsa; Class Crème Brulee
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Grilling, Rubs and Marinades (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Essential Skills for Home Cooks
Monday, 08/07/17
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* Margaritas & Tacos   Evening
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Tuesday, 08/08/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55
This class is part of the wine certification course and is currently sold out. Spots may become available in the future, please check back if interested.

The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We'll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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The World of Italian Cheeses   7pm
Tasting and cooking with a variety of fine cheeses.
Thursday, 08/10/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$50
There is no shortage of fine Italian cheese in local markets today. The type of milk, fat content and age are all key factors in how the finished cheese tastes. We'll will take you on a cheese tour by having you taste each of the featured cheeses. In addition, we'll also prepare dishes using different combinations of the cheeses.

Menu: Crispy Homemade Ricotta Fritters with Fresh Marinara Sauce; Spicy Italian Cheeseburgers with Tallegio and Crispy Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Relish; Thin Crust Pizza with Agred Provolone, Fresh Asiago, Soppressato and Heirloom Tomato; Fontina and Prosciutto Stuffed Pork Chops
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*Sold Out* Margaritas and Tacos   7pm
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Monday, 08/14/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55
The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We'll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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*Sold Out* Food of Italy (Hands-on)   6:30pm
Techniques of International Cooking
Tuesday, 08/15/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
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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*One Spot Left* Margaritas and Tacos   7pm
A mix of contemporary taco recipes with cool cocktails to match.
Wednesday, 08/16/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$55
The most festive of summer drinks, margaritas, paired with a Tex-Mex classic, tacos - what could be better? We'll make different margaritas using fresh fruit juices both on the rocks and blended. We'll pair them up with a different tasty tacos for this classic combo. You'll be able to party on the deck in style this summer with these delicious recipes.

Menu: Chile Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Mango Salsa; Blended Peach Margaritas; Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Caramelized Onion Tacos with Red Chile Sauce; Anejo and Cherry Margaritas; Grilled Vegetable and Smoky Pork Tacos with Crema and Pico de Gallo; Margarita Paloma with Grapefruit and Silver Tequila; Seared Salmon Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Spicy Slaw
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The World of Fine Wines   7pm
Exceptional wines from around the world
Friday, 08/18/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$85
Join us for a wine tasting featuring signature varietals from some the the world's best growing regions. In this session we focus on quality producers with wines averaging $40 per bottle from six different regions: Germany (Riesling), California (Napa Cabernet), France (Burgundy Pinot Noir), Italy (Brunello), Australia (Shiraz) and Spain (Rioja). As the six wines are tasted Mike will discuss each region’s characteristics as well as the flavor profile of the varietal. Supper will be served throughout the evening featuring foods that pair well with the wines being served.

Menu: Crispy Shrimp with Sweet Spicy Chili Dipping Sauce; Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mixed Berry and Demi-glace Reduction over Potato Puree; Bittersweet Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce.
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Sizzling Summer Grilling - Fish and Seafood   7pm
Tips, techniques and recipes for fabulous grilled dinners
Monday, 08/21/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$52
In the second part of our series on summer grilling we'll turn our attention to fresh fish and succulent seafood. As with the other grilling sessions, you'll learn classic techniques to take your grilled seafood to new levels. You'll also learn how to choose impeccably fresh fish, how to cook it to perfect doneness and how to use dry rubs and marinades to enhance its subtle flavor and delicate texture.

Menu: Grilled Shrimp, Caramelized Onion and Jack Cheese Tacos with Spicy Tomatillo Salsa; Grilled Miso Marinated Salmon with Cold Soba Noodle Salad; Grilled Fish Steaks with Charred Tomato, Olive and Caper Relish; and more
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Fresh Pasta, Corn and Tomatoes   6:30pm
Hands-on pasta and gnocchi recipes paired with sauces made with local vegetables
Wednesday, 08/23/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
All cooks eagerly await the time when vegetables are in season locally, especially corn and tomatoes. They are sweet and delicious and can be used in a wide array of dishes, especially pasta recipes. This hands-on class will focus on kneading, rolling, cutting and forming fresh egg pasta, cavatelli and gnocchi. Each with be paired with corn and tomato sauces that complement their texture

Menu: Fettuccini with Corn and Tomato Bisque Sauce; Cavatelli with Corn, Tomato and Bacon Bolognese; Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato and Corn Ragu
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Wines of France: Bordeaux, Provence and More   7pm
Exploring wines from two great wine regions
Thursday, 08/24/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$60
This class is currently sold out. If you would like to be contacted in the event of a cancellation please call the store at 215-489-2677

As we continue our tour of the of the significant wine regions of the world we turn our attention toward two regions in France. Both are an important source for a range of wines - from simple table varieties to complex, age-worthy offerings. In Bordeaux, there are thousands of growers producing millions of bottles of wine but we'll focus on the most important grapes in the region. Next we look at Provence, a region considered by many to one of France's most underrated. In addition to its signature rose, they also produce high quality red and white wines as well.

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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Wine Tasting: Grilling and Chilling   7pm
Wines that pair well with foods from the grill
Tuesday, 08/29/17
Instructor: Mike Conti
$65
As we approach the high season for grilling do you ever wonder which beverage to serve with dinner? Many times we fire up the grill and ice down the beer but it's not the only option. Wine is more often than not a better complementary choice when it comes to grilled foods. We'll show you how to pick wines that not only stand up to the char of the flame, the exotic spices and rich marinades but accent them. These wines are also well suited to the warmer temperatures of summer.

Menu: Grilled Fish Tacos with Mexican Slaw, Pickled Onions and Tangy Chipotle Sauce; Tender Smoky Pork Sandwiches with Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Brioche Rolls: rilled Tuscan Chicken Breasts with Grilled Vegetable Salad; Grilled Peaches with Angel Food Cake and Citrus Syrup
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The Art of Dim Sum   6:30pm
Small dumplings and rolls that pop with flavor
Thursday, 08/31/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$65
Dim Sum is Cantonese for "touch your heart", an apt description of these delicious little dishes that delight both the heart and the palate. Steamed and pan-fried dumplings are the most popular dim sum, but there are many other dishes from which to choose. You'll learn to make a variety of traditional dim sum, including dumplings, spring rolls and buns.

Menu: Sweet and Savory Roast Pork Buns; Shanghai Spring Rolls; Ginger Scented Steamed Shrimp Dumplings
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Parent/Child Cooking Class (Hands-on)   10am
Hands-on, parent/child cooking class featuring family-friendly summer recipes
Saturday, 09/09/17
Instructor: Denis Chiappa
$100
Flavors of the Southwest

Cooking with your child, enjoying family-friendly recipes and learning more about preparing healthy, delicious meals. In this fun and informative session parent and child will work side-by-side to prep and cook each of the items on the menu with the guidance of the instructor. The recipes are designed to teach basic techniques (knife skills, sauteing, sauce-making, etc.) that are beneficial to all ages. Each of the dishes prepared will enjoyed by the participants throughout the class. All equipment, recipes and ingredients are provided. Class runs approximately 2 hours and is geared for children over 10 years old. Price is for both parent and child. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions we can not have multiple children attend per adult.

Menu: Gooey Chorizo and Jack Cheese Melt with Crispy Chips; Homemade Pico de Gallo Mac and Cheese; Crispy Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa
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