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1221

Tue, Feb. 27, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Jordanian Mezze - Vegetarian
 

Enjoy the flavors of Jordanian appetizers (mezze). You've probably eaten hummus and pita bread, and this class will steer you in a wider direction. The menu will include:

  • Ful maddamis (spiced, crushed fava beans)
  • Moutabel (a smoky eggplant dish not to be confused with babaganoush)
  • Manakeesh (a flatbread not to be confused with pita) for scooping up the other mezze and some smothered in zataar and olive oil.
  • Umm'Ali, Arabic bread pudding filled with fruit and seasoned with cinnamon.

Demonstration and participation

Ages 18 and up

1 opening available

$60.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1241

Tue, Mar. 5, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Jordanian Mezze - Vegetarian
 

Enjoy the flavors of Jordanian appetizers (mezze). You've probably eaten hummus and pita bread, and this class will steer you in a wider direction. The menu will include:

  • Ful maddamis (spiced, crushed fava beans)
  • Moutabel (a smoky eggplant dish not to be confused with babaganoush)
  • Manakeesh (a flatbread not to be confused with pita) for scooping up the other mezze and some smothered in zataar and olive oil.
  • Umm'Ali, Arabic bread pudding filled with fruit and seasoned with cinnamon.

Demonstration and participation

Ages 18 and up

1 opening available

$60.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1224

Sun, Mar. 10, 2024 @ 1:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Pierre Ferland - Mille Feuille
 

In this class you will learn how to prepare mille feuille (i.e. a thousand leaves, aka puff pastry). Since making the dough takes more than 2 hours, you will roll out dough that Chef Pierre has prepared ahead of time, bake, make pastry cream, and assemble a dessert masterpiece to eat in class or take home.

Demonstration and hands-on

Ages 18 and up

0 openings available

$50.00

Pierre Ferland

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1222

Tue, Mar. 12, 2024 @ 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. After learning how to stretch and toss the dough like a pro, you'll create two freshly baked pizzas of your own to take home, featuring toppings and sauces such as: Mac n Cheese; locally produced Sausage, Chorizo, Bacon, and Ham; Grilled Chicken; Sautéed Greens, Button Mushrooms, and Grilled Onions; Bleu, Feta, Cheddar, and Mozzarella Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites: (subject to change with ingredient availability)

  • Mac n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Macho Nacho Pizza
  • Smokey The Bandit Pizza
  • Spinach Feta Pesto Pizza

Hands on

Ages 18 and up

0 openings available

$60.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1225

Sun, Mar. 17, 2024 @ 1:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Paul Tseng - March Madness
 

Take your March Madness "tailgating" parties up a notch. Impress all your friends with Chef level snacks. Learn to make:

 

·      Spicy buffalo wings

·      Finger steaks

·      Salmon rolls

·      Potato salad

·      Green hummus

You are always on the winning team with Chef Paul.

Demonstration

 
Ages 18 and up

8 openings available

$60.00

Chef Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1226

Sun, Mar. 24, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Eat Smart Portugal
 

Come experience traditional Portuguese cuisine. Sharon and Susan traveled to Portugal  and learned about the traditional dishes of Portugal. 

  • Pasteis de Bacalhau (cod fritters)
  • Portuguese duck and rice casserole from Evora
  • Pasties de Nada (custard tarts)

Students will receive a copy of Joan Peterson and Ronnie Hess’s book Eat Smart in Portugal.

Demonstration and limited participation

Susan is a culinary travel professional for the family-owned travel publishing company Gingko Press and the award-winning Eat Smart Culinary Guidebook Series. She has been assisting or leading culinary tours to Africa, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, and Turkey since 2005. She is an Orange Tree Imports staff member.

Ages 18 and up

1 opening available

$60.00

Sharon Long & Susan Chwae

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1238

Mon, Mar. 25, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
High Tea Scones and Sandwiches
 

Just in time for Mother's Day, in this class we'll prepare and taste several varieties of scones. We'll also make and taste fillings for tea sandwiches as well as discuss best practice for making proper tea sandwiches.

 

·Chocolate chip or cranberry scones made with the same dough 

            that's enhanced with almond paste

· White chocolate apricot scones

·  Coronation chicken salad sandwiches

·  Olive walnut sandwiches

· Date walnut loaf

Demonstration

Ages 18 and up

 

 

0 openings available

$50.00

Debra Shapiro

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1227

Sun, Apr. 7, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Pierre Ferland - Pie
 

You've heard the phrase "easy as pie"? Well after this class with Chef Pierre it will be true for you too. In this hands-on pie class, you will learn to prepare pie dough. Then you will roll out dough prepared for you by Chef Pierre, fill and bake your pies. Eat a slice in class or take the whole pie home to your family and/or friends.

Demonstration and Hands-on

Ages 18 and up

0 openings available

$50.00

Pierre Ferland

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1233

Mon, Apr. 8, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Chinese Dumplings and More
 

Show off your foodie talent and take entertaining to the next level preparing these finger foods with an Asian flair. Learn how to make:

  • Meat-filled dumplings 
  • Veggie dumplings
  • Vietnamese inspired Bahn mi sliders
  • Easy and delicious dipping sauces

Demonstration and hands-on

Ages 18 and up

0 openings available

$60.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1239

Tue, Apr. 9, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Tagine Cuisine
 

Cooking in a tagine is easy to learn and embraces the concept of one-pot family meals. Huma will demonstrate:

  • Vegetable Tagine - potatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant in a tomato sauce
  • Mediteranean Couscous - couscous cooked with garbanzo beans, green onion, and cilantro
  • Mediterranean Salad - tomatoes, English cucumbers, olives, feta and red onions with a lemony dressing
  • Bread Pudding - buttered bread baked in a custard

Demonstration

Ages 18 and up

8 openings available

$60.00

Huma Siddiqui

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1228

Tue, Apr. 16, 2024 @ 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. After learning how to stretch and toss the dough like a pro, you'll create two freshly baked pizzas of your own to take home, featuring toppings and sauces such as: Mac n Cheese; locally produced Sausage, Chorizo, Bacon, and Ham; Grilled Chicken; Sautéed Greens, Button Mushrooms, and Grilled Onions; Bleu, Feta, Cheddar, and Mozzarella Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites: (subject to change with ingredient availability)

  • Mac n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Macho Nacho Pizza
  • Smokey The Bandit Pizza
  • Spinach Feta Pesto Pizza

Hands on

Ages 18 and up

0 openings available

$60.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1229

Sun, Apr. 21, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Pierre Ferland - Cookies
 

In this class, you will mix, form and bake three types of cookies (Chef's choice). Eat some hot out of the oven and take some home. Or eat them all in one sitting, yum.

Recipes include: oatmeal raisin (or add chocolate chips), shortbread, peanut butter, and ginger molasses.

Hands-on

Ages 18 and up

 

 

5 openings available

$50.00

Pierre Ferland

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1230

Tue, Apr. 23, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Welcome to the Jungle
 

The Tharu people, whose homelands are the tropical valleys of southern Nepal, are one of Nepal’s major ethnic groups. They are famous for their warm hearts, delicious food, and the fact that they live among some of the last wild populations of tigers, rhinoceroses, and elephants in the world. Your instructor, Gabriel Heck, went to Nepal to learn traditional Tharu cooking in jungle villages. In this class he will share his knowledge with you. You will learn how to make:

·  Stir-Fried Pork (Tareko Bangurko Māsu)

·  Tharu Steamed Dumplings (Dhikri)

·  Braised Greens (Sāg)

·  Green Mung Bean Dāl (Hariyo Mungko Dāl)

·  Coconut Chutney (Nariwalko Chatni) 

Demonstration 

Ages 18 and up

1 opening available

$60.00

Gabriel Heck

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1236

Mon, Apr. 29, 2024 @ 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. 

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.

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. 

Light Snacks will be provided. Expect to be standing for most of the duration of the class.

Demonstration/Participation

Ages 18 and over

0 openings available

$60.00

Keith Lepinski

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1231

Mon, May. 6, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Joel Olson - New Springtime Classics
 

Chef Joel will demonstrate these dishes that you can make at home to impress all your guests. Roasted asparagus and basil soup with lemony goat cheese mousse; Potato primavera (sautéed potatoes with creamy garlic, spring onion and manchego cheese sauce); Minted lamb, beef and mushroom cutlets with roasted red peppers and honeyed feta. Come hungry.

Demonstration

Ages 18 and up

5 openings available

$60.00

Chef Joel Olson

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1232

Tue, May. 7, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
Meet the Chef: Joel Olson - New Springtime Classics
 

Chef Joel will demonstrate these dishes that you can make at home to impress all your guests. Roasted asparagus and basil soup with lemony goat cheese mousse; Potato primavera (sautéed potatoes with creamy garlic, spring onion and manchego cheese sauce); Minted lamb, beef and mushroom cutlets with roasted red peppers and honeyed feta. Come hungry.

Demonstration

Ages 18 and up

3 openings available

$60.00

Chef Joel Olson

1721 Monroe Street