1721 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Phone: 608.255.8211
orangetreeimports@mac.com

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1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
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974

Mon, Feb. 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
ASIAN APPETIZERS
 

Give your next party a fun twist with these Asian-inspired appetizers. Help prepare and sample:

  • Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings
  • Thai Deviled Eggs
  • Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sliders

Demonstration

Sharon Long - Sharon learned "East Meets West" from both her grandmothers who emigrated from southern China.

 
Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$50.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
948

Tue, Feb. 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF – OSTERIA PAPAVERO
 

Potatoes might not be the most exotic vegetable in the world, but with Chef Francesco's expertise, they will get the attention they deserve.  Francesco will prepare:

  • Potato and Shrimp Salad
  • Potato - Mortadella Gratin
  • Potato - Fennel Soup
  • Fried Potato Wedges with Romesco Sauce

Demonstration

Francesco Mangano - Owner of Osteria Papavero, where he focuses on authentic regional foods from the Emilia-Romagna and Toscana regions of Italy.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Francesco Mangano

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
989

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - MINT MARK - PIEROGIS
 

In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make these traditional dumplings at home. Learn how to make the Pierogi dough; then how to roll, cut, and stuff it. We will then cook the Pierogi and enjoy one of Mint Mark's favorite menu items.

Hands-On

Chef Sean Pharr - Chef/Owner Mint Mark Restaurant, a vegetable forward restaurant focusing on seasonally inspired small plates, cocktails, and brunch, located at 1929 Winnebago Street. Sean was born and raised in New London, WI and began his cooking career at Harvest before moving to Chicago to hone his craft. His credits include Tru, Osteria Via Santo, NoMi, and the Bristol. He and his family moved back to Madison in 2016 where he and his longtime friend Chad Vogel began plans for a new restaurant.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Sean Pharr

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
951

Sun, Feb. 24, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
VEGETARIAN BOOTCAMP
 

Explore ingredients and flavors from many cuisines in this vegetable-centric class.  Chef Sean will demonstrate how sophisticated and satisfying vegetarian cooking can be. Enjoy:

  • Zucchini Pomadoro
  • Roasted Beet and Mushroom Pot Pie
  • Soy and Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Demonstration

Chef Sean Fogarty - Executive Chef at Steenbock's on Orchard. He has trained in top kitchens in Madison as well as in Sonoma County, Chicago, and France. His current favorite cookbook is "On Vegetables" by Jeremy Fox.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Sean Fogarty

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
977

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
FRENCH BISTRO
 

This isn't haute cuisine, just classic French Bistro fare - perfect for a winter dinner at home with friends. Savor:

  • Beef Short Rib Bourguignon
  • Celery Root Gratin
  • Carrots with Bacon and Onions
  • Duck Fat Potatoes

Demonstration

Jesse Kloskey - has worked in several Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco and Spain. Back in Madison, he's focused on Healthy Cooking using local Meats and produce from the Farmer's Market . His writing and recipes can be found on www.chefjessek.com.

Ages 18 and older





0 openings available

$50.00

Jesse Kloskey

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
996

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
RISOTTO WORKSHOP
 

Smooth and creamy risotto is one of the all-time comfort foods on a cold winter's night. Chef Tom will de-mystify this classic Italian dish by preparing:

  • Shrimp and Scallop Risotto
  • Mushroom Risotto
  • Braised Beef Risotto

Demonstration

Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on teaching cooking classes and catering for small groups.

18 years and older

 

 

0 openings available

$50.00

Chef Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
978

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - BIG MOUTH PASTA
 

Although making pasta is considered a craft, you'll discover how easy it is to make at home.  This Hands-on class is all about the pasta and you will learn how to make pasta from scratch; roll it out on a hand-crank pasta machine; and hand-form different shapes.  Enjoy:

  • Linguine with Winter Pesto
  • Herb-Cheese Ravioli
  • Orecchiette with Broccoli and Garlic

Demonstration/ Participation

Kelly Messori - Kelly is a classically trained pastry chef and self-taught pasta guru. She is the owner of Big Mouth Pasta, a fresh pasta business in Madison.

 

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Kelly Messori

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
985

Sun, Mar. 3, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING MACARONS
 

This cookie is perhaps the most difficult to make correctly. Even though there are only four ingredients, the method of putting them together is extremely technical. Master Baker Punky will go through the process step by step so that you learn the correct way to make Macarons. You will learn to create:

  • Lavendar Macarons
  • Rose Macarons
  • Milk Chocolate Macarons

Students will bring home a box of their own Macarons.

 

Demonstration/Participation

Punky Egan - Retired Head of Madison College's Baking and Pastry Arts, and one of only 200 Certified Master Bakers in the US.

Ages 18  and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
979

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
KNIFE SKILLS - LEARN TO CUT LIKE A PRO
 

A well-honed knife and well-honed knife skills are the two most important tools to make your meal prep time a joy, not a chore. Join Orange Tree's knife sharpener and cutlery nerd Keith to get the most out of your blades. We will cover knife care and sharpening and introduce you to the most common kitchen knives.

After an introduction to the proper grip and cutting techniques, you will get to practice on a variety of produce. Learn how to slice, dice, mince, and julienne your way to kitchen success.

Keith will also demonstrate how to carve chicken and other poultry

Students will receive a voucher for a free knife sharpening on one knife, as well as a 15% discount on all cutlery on the night of class.

Demonstration/Participation

Keith Lepinski is a staff member at Orange Tree Imports and Cooking School Manager

 

 Ages 18 and older.

4 openings available

$50.00

Keith Lepinski

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Tue, Mar. 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
TAPAS PARTY
 

Come celebrate the bold flavors of Spain and explore the techniques and flavors used to create these shareable plates, perfect for entertaining.  You will learn how to make restaurant-quality tapas to wow your friends and family. ¡Olé!

  • Shrimp Ceviche with Mango on Mini Tostadas
  • Chorizo Empanadas with Piquillo Pepper Sauce
  • Port Glazed Walnuts with Stilton
  • Albondigas (Spanish Style Meatballs)
  • Tortilla Espanole with Manchego-Paprica Aioli

Demonstration/Participation

Ethan Kaercher - Executive Chef/Owner Mad-City Chefs, a service oriented catering company offering small event catering services for groups from 2-150.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Ethan Kaercher

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, Mar. 7, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
ITALIAN SOUPS
 

Shake off those late winter blues by bringing family and friends together at the table to enjoy a steaming bowl of soup. Enjoy:

  • Cioppino with Mussels and Shrimp
  • MInestrone
  • Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

 

Demonstration

Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on teaching cooking classes and catering for small groups.

18 years and older

 

 

1 opening available

$50.00

Chef Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
990

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - MINT MARK - GNOCCHI WORKSHOP
 

It's all about the technique! Chef Sean will show you how to prepare these pillowy dumplings from scratch perfectly every time. Students will mix, roll, cut, form, and cook the Gnocchi. Sean will then demonstrate how to serve them with different sauces and Ragouts.

 

Hands-On

Chef Sean Pharr - Chef/Owner Mint Mark Restaurant, a vegetable forward restaurant focusing on seasonally inspired small plates, cocktails, and brunch, located at 1929 Winnebago Street. Sean was born and raised in New London, WI and began his cooking career at Harvest before moving to Chicago to hone his craft. His credits include Tru, Osteria Via Santo, NoMi, and the Bristol. He and his family moved back to Madison in 2016 where he and his longtime friend Chad Vogel began plans for a new restaurant.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Sean Pharr

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
994

Tue, Mar. 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
CHINESE STEAMED BUNS - BAO
 

Learn how to make this popular street food start to finish with Chef Paul. These soft and pillowy steamed buns are the cornerstone of Chinese cuisine. Chef Paul will demonstrate how to prepare the dough, and you will try your hand at forming and pleating the Bao. 

  • Xiao-long-bao
  • Egg Drop Soup

Demonstration and Participation

Paul Tseng - Instructor at Madison College's Culinary Program, Cook at Willy West

 

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
987

Wed, Mar. 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
RUSTIC ITALIAN DINNER
 

Enjoy a comforting Italian inspired meal on this late winter evening. Savor:

  • Blue Cheese-Pear Tarts
  • Creamy Polenta with Parmesan
  • Braised Beef with Wine, Tomatoes, and Herbs
  • Roasted Kale with Lemon
  • Raspberry-Ricotta Mousse with Biscotti Crumbles

Demonstration

Lily Kilfoy - Proprietor of "The Kids Chef" teaching kids to cook. Lily was a cook at the Willy Street Coop and is also currently a private chef.

 

Ages 18 and older

0 openings available

$50.00

Lily Kilfoy

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
988

Thu, Mar. 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHOCOLATIER - MADISON CHOCOLATE COMPANY
 

Ganache for the ages! Join us as we make two flavored ganaches. We will use one for constructing a gluten-free chocolate layer cake and also turn one into truffles. Students will learn how to: temper chocolate, make a basic ganache, and hand roll their truffles to take home. Bubbly will be served alongside for added indulgence!

Each student will leave with a piece of cake as well as a bag a freshly rolled truffles.

Demonstration/Participation

Megan Hile - Owner of Madison Chocolate Company located at the corner of Monroe Street and Glenway.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Megan Hile

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
992

Sun, Mar. 17, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
COOKING WITH DRIED CHILES - FROM MILD TO FIRE
 

This workshop will discuss the various kinds of dried chiles and their applications. Savor:

  • Grilled Corn & Chile Dip
  • Habanero Marinated Pork Chops
  • Mustard Green Slaw
  • Mango Sorbet with Lime & Chile
  • Winter Fruit Sangria

Demonstration

Sandra Purnell - Sous Chef at Trek Bicycle. Originally from Chicago, Sandra lived in Austin, Texas for a few years where she learned to love Tex Mex and green chilies from New Mexico. A graduate from Madison College Culinary Arts program, she enjoys sharing her love of cooking in classes and at catered events.

Ages 21 and older

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 openings available

$50.00

Sandra Purnell

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
981

Mon, Mar. 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
CITRUS SWEETS
 

For a little more bite from your sweets, try Jeff's lemony creations. In this hands-on class, you'll learn tips and techniques for the perfect pie. Help prepare and sample:

  • Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie
  • Lemon Rosemary Mousse
  • Shaker Lemon Pie

Participation/Demonstration

Jeff Doyle-Horney is an award winning Pie Master, having won the Family Favorite Fruit Pie at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, as well as First Prize Winner and Best Of Division in the 2012 State Fair. He is a retired school teacher who currently is the resident pie baker and biscuit maker at the Gates & Brovi Restaurant on Monroe Street.

Ages 18 and older

0 openings available

$50.00

Jeff Doyle-Horney

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
982

Tue, Mar. 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
TOSS YOUR OWN PIZZA - IAN'S PIZZA
 

Start your evening by enjoying a glass of wine and sampling four of Ian's most popular pizzas. You will then create two freshly baked pizzas of your own creation to take home.

Choose from toppings such as: Buffalo Chicken; Mac n Cheese; fresh Spinach; Portobello Mushrooms; local Bacon and more - the possibilities are endless!

 

Hands-On

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz

1 opening available

$50.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
986

Wed, Mar. 20, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
JAPANESE HOME COOKING
 

Learn about easy Japanese home-cooking dishes that you can make any day of the week. Keith will cover the basics of Japanese seasoning and technique. Sample:

  • Broiled Miso-Glazed Eggplant
  • Spinach Salad (Gomae)
  • Soy Milk Chowder with Salmon, Broccoli, and Sweet Potato
  • Sweet Red Bean and Mochi

Demonstration

Keith Lepinski is a staff member at Orange Tree Imports and Cooking School Manager

18 years and older.

5 openings available

$50.00

Keith Lepinski

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
995

Mon, Mar. 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
GLUTEN-FREE & LOW CARB BAKING
 

You shouldn't have to give up delicious baked treats if you're eating gluten-free. In this class, Chef Jesse will discuss the ingredients and techniques that are needed for successful gluten-free and low carb baking. Enjoy:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour
  • Gingersnap Cookies with Coconut Flour and Sugar
  • Dark Chocolate Tart with Raspberries
  • Almond Butter Fudge Brownies

Demonstration

Jesse Kloskey - has worked in several Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco and Spain. Back in Madison, he's focused on Healthy Cooking using local Meats and produce from the Farmer's Market . His writing and recipes can be found on www.chefjessek.com.

Ages 18 and older





2 openings available

$50.00

Jesse Kloskey

1721 Monroe Street