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

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Monday-Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
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1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
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910

Sun, Jul. 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
MINIATURE SWEET TREATS
 

In this hands-on class, students will learn how  to make an elegant dessert buffet of bite size pastries. There's a minimum of baking so you'll stay as cool as your desserts.

Each student will bring home a sampling of their own sweet treats. Sample and help prepare:

  • Key Lime, Cherry, and Chocolate Tartlets
  • French Verrines

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

$45.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
903

Wed, Jul. 25, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
TUSCAN SUMMER
 

Take a culinary  journey to Tuscany with instructor Lily. Like all Italian cuisines, the heart of Tuscan cooking is based on using the most simple and fresh ingredients including many legumes, vegetables, fruits, and cheeses. Enjoy:

  • Nonna's Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans, Proscuitto, Almonds, and Parmesan
  • Stuffed Baby Zucchini
  • Classic Chicken Scallopini with Fresh Lemon Sauce
  • Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Parsley
  • Ricotta Cheesecake with Orange Macerated Strawberries

Demonstration

Lily Kilfoy - a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison. Owner of The Kids Chef, where she teaches kids ages 5 and up how to cook.

Ages 18 and older

0 openings available

$45.00

Lily Kilfoy

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
914

Thu, Jul. 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - MERCHANT & LUCILLE
 

Chef Edward will escort you on a culinary tour of Portugal. In this hands-on class, you will help prepare Carne de Porco a Alentejana (pork with clams, tomatoes, potatoes, and cilantro), one of the most traditional Portuguese dishes found on the menus of Portuguese restaurants throughout the world. The dishes name "Alentejana" means that it comes from the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Demonstration/Participation

 

Edward Chwae - Edward is the executive chef for Eat Smart Culinary Travel (Gingko Press, Inc.). He provides assistance on their culinary tours, and is the featured chef for their "Dinner with the Author" series. He is also a chef at Merchant and Lucille restaurants in Madison. Because of his wide-ranging culinary style, Edward enjoys catering and working special events around Wisconsin.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Edward Chwae

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
917

Sun, Jul. 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
HANDS-ON TAMALE PARTY!
 

A Tamalada party is the perfect occasion for family and friends to gather around the kitchen table with a feeling of fiesta in the air! Join Chef Sandra and learn first hand how to make traditional (and not so traditional) tamales with all the fixins:

  • Green Chili Cheese Tamales
  • Chicken and Red Chile Tamales
  • Dulce de Leche Dessert Tamales
  • Fresh Peach Sangria

Participation/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

$45.00

Sandra Purnell

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
904

Mon, Jul. 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
SUMMER FRUIT PIES & BUDINOS
 

In this hands-on class, you will have a chance to learn the art of making a great fruit pie. Jeff will share his blue-ribbon secrets to making and rolling the dough, as well as making salted caramel. Together you will make:

  • Lattice Topped Local Peach Salted Caramel Pie
  • Door County Cherry Pie
  • Polenta Budino with Local Plum Marmellata

Demonstration/ Participation

Jeff Doyle-Horney is an award winning piemaster, 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 Gates & Brovi. His specialty is lattice-top fruit pies.

 

Ages 18 and older

0 openings available

$45.00

Jeff Doyle-Horney

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
916

Thu, Aug. 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
SUMMER SEAFOOD
 

Tom will offer a primer on your favorite seafood, with a lighter touch for the dog days of summer. Enjoy:

  • Grilled Moroccan Halibut with Lemon Cous Cous
  • Cold Shrimp Salad with Remoulade
  • Bay Scallop Gazpacho

Demonstration

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

Ages 18 and older

0 openings available

$50.00

Chef Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

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906

Tue, Aug. 7, 2018 @ 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 and Ham; Grilled and Barbequed Chicken; Fresh Spinach, Portabello Mushrooms, and Roasted Peppers; Blue, Feta, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites:

  • Mac n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
  • BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Ranch
  • Spinach, Feta, and Pesto

Hands-On

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz


Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$50.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

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912

Wed, Aug. 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
CHINESE STREET FOOD
 

Most countries in Southeast Asia have a traditional street food culture. Explore the techniques and ingredients behind some of the memorable dishes that Sharon remembers, and learn how easily you can prepare Chinese street food in your own kitchen. Sample and help prepare:

  • Pork and Shrimp Wontons
  • Pan Fried Vegetable Dumplings
  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Grilled Fruit Skewers
Sharon Long - Sharon learned "East Meets West" from both her grandmothers who emigrated from southern China.
 
Demonstration/Participation
 
Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Sharon Long

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
918

Mon, Aug. 13, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
INDIAN SUMMER
 

 Enjoy Yakub's authentic dishes with the unexpected flavors of his exotic North Indian menu. Enjoy:

  • Chicken Biryani
  • Special Salad taught by Yakub's mother since he was 12
  • Halwa (Carrot Dessert)

 

Demonstration/Participation

Yakub Kazi - Yakub is a cooking instructor who has traveled the world to Israel, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India, and Australia. In 2020, Yakub will open a restaurant in the Madison Public Market with a unique concept of serving popular dishes from all over the world.

 

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Yakub Kazi

1721 Monroe Street

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911

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
ANTAKYA (ANCIENT ANTIOCH) CUISINE
 

Travel back in time to the ancient city of Antioch, Turkey, once one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. Sample and help prepare:

  • Sik Mualla (Layers of Eggplant, Green Lentils, Spicy Peppers, and Tomatoes; combined with spices, Olive Oil, and Pomegranate Extraction.
  • Fellah Koftesi (Bulgur Balls with Yoghurt and Garbanzo Beans)
  • Kasik Salatasi Spoon Salad

Demonstration / Participation

Leyla Topal - Organizes and leads food oriented trips to Turkey for couples and small groups. She spends the winters in Madison and the rest of the year in Turkey. Leyla is known for her extensive dinner parties.

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Leyla Topal

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
907

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
MEET THE CHEF - OSTERIA PAPAVERO
 

Celebrate the quintessential vegetable (or fruit) of summer - the Tomato! Chef Francesco will show you some imaginative tomato dishes with an Italian twist. He will prepare:

  • Pasta with Pesto Pantesco
  • Stuffed and Roasted Tomatoes
  • Preserved Tomatoes
  • Tomato Gazpacho
Demonstration

Francesco Mangano - Executive Chef and Owner of Osteria Papavero

 

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Francesco Mangano

1721 Monroe Street