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A Chicago Speakeasy Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor: 
Joan Baumer and Kim Korb

We have a great Valentine’s Day alternative to crowded restaurants. Kim and Joan will teach you and your sweetheart how to cook a 4-course Chicago Speakeasy dinner that you can replicate anytime.  Come eat, drink, and find romance at Whisk!  Wine pairings included.

Class Menu: 
  • Sweetheart cocktail with prosecco, pomegranate, and citrus
  • Dreamy Belgian Endive Topped with Roquefort Cheese and mapled walnuts with a balsamic glaze
  • Rich and Silky Lobster Bisque with Dilled Crouton Garnish
  • Hearty Root Vegetable Smash seasoned with Applewood Bacon and Smoked Salt
  • Bold and Spicy Beef Brochettes with a Mushroom Demi-Glace
  • Romantic Fruit-filled Crepes in a Rum Butter Sauce 
Sign Up $79.00
Class Code
975

Whisk Kitchen | A Community of Cooks

“I think cooking and food is something that unites everybody. Being able to share that with our friends and our neighbors people that we meet here in the store is something that really, really makes us feel like we are sharing our passion. Diane and I started this business with the idea of building a community of cooks but the true test of that is does the community build on itself and take a new life of its own? And that's really what's happened We've got the community of chefs and that's profession based and they cook in a restaurant Then we've got assistants who help out in the kitchen passionate cooks, people who just love to be around the kitchen. Our customers are a big community. We try to bring people into the store we try to educate them, entertain them, and inspire them. It's the sharing of the food and the technique and the skills that makes it so delightful. Whether it is sharing through a class, a party. Sharing tools that can make cooking more fun, easier. There is no other cooking store that has the inventory that they have. I get the expert advice as well as the product I'm looking for. This store is built with over 15,000 different, unique items. and all of those tools have a purpose. We've got the tool that will provide value, and also help them accomplish whatever they want to accomplish. When students come in for our classes they can expect great training, technique, fun, and a party! But they can pick and choose what they want We have some students that come in so they can up their game We've got other students who might come in for a Friday or Saturday night They're getting a show, they are getting technical training but they sit back, relax, sip on a glass of wine and it's their choice how much they participate. I love that look on a persons face when they go "oh my gosh, I can't wait to go home and try this out" Literally, cooking changes the chemical compounds in food Figuratively, cooking changes the way you eat, it changes the way people interact together, and it changes your experience. It's in that process, where you're sitting together, you're cooking you're learning about what's being cooked, but really what's happening is you're starting to talk about life stories. It's through those life stories that you end up getting enriched yourself because it just broadens your experience Everyone has to sustain themselves and if we can do it together in the kitchen it's something that we really want to nurture in our community. We are really, truly a community of cooks and people love it.”