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Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Everyone loves happy hour!  So grab your gal pals for a delicious and fun-filled evening that kicks off with blackberry prosecco cocktails followed by your favorite summer foods. Make a date today to celebrate good food and good friends as Renee provides the inspiration to entertain all summer long. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Blackberry ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Mini strawberry shortcake parfaits
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1331

Four Basics of Culinary School: Summer Edition 7/1/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cherisse Byers
About the Class

Learn four essential techniques taught at every culinary school: searing/sautéeing, pan sauces, roasting, and egg cookery. Once you have mastered these basic principles, you will have everything you need to take your everyday cooking to a new level. This class is 2-1/2 hours.

What You'll Cook +
  • Composed seasonal green salad with blueberries, avocado, and toasted almonds (foolproof emulsifying)
  • Grilled bruschetta with whipped feta, balsamic tomatoes, and basil (layering of flavors)
  • Asparagus, prosciutto and provolone stuffed chicken roulade with fines herbes chardonnay pan sauce (searing and pan sauces)
  • Torta della nonna with fresh berry coulis (pâte sucrée)
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1334

Preserving Summer: Jam and Salsa 7/8/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bosse
About the Class

Capture summer in a jar by preserving seasonal fruits at their peak. In this 2 1/2 hour hands-on class, you will learn the water bath method of preserving jams, jellies, chutney and salsas. Join us in the Whisk kitchen to transform farmer's market strawberries and peaches into jam and salsa to enjoy anytime of year. Note: Each student will take home a jar of each.

What You'll Cook +
  • Fresh strawberry jam with lemon zest
  • Peach jalapeno salsa
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1335

Master Sushi Workshop 7/9/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Begins at 1:00pm
Chef/Instructor Chef "John" Supharat Ratana
About the Class

Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef "John" Supharat Ratana! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS-ON class. Chef "John" will demonstrate knife skills, share knowledge on using the highest quality ingredients, and show you what tools you need to become a sushi master in your own home.

What You'll Cook +
  • California roll with sesame seeds
  • Asian pickled vegetable roll
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Shoyu, edamame
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1336

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Toujours Provence - An Evening in the South of France

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

The South of France is known for being heaven for all things edible. There is no need for a passport to dine on superb French food. Join Renee for her twist on the classics. Côtes du Rhône will be served.

What You'll Cook +
  • French Kiss -- champagne and chambord
  • Montrachet chevre cheese and mixed olive tapenade crostini
  • Coq au vin blanc with provencal tomato-basil gratin, roast fennel with parmesan and thyme
  • Lemon lavender cheesecake parfait
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1337

Crème de la Crêpe Workshop: Bastille Day Edition 7/13/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer
About the Class

Take your crêpe making to a new level as Joan shows you how to entertain and delight your friends and family on Bastille Day with a make-ahead meal and an indulgent and ultra thin Suzette-fold dessert. Learn to make foolproof batter, flip like a professional, and master a variety of folds as you load your creations with irresistible fillings. Sign up today for this hands-on extravaganza. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Savory jambon and brie salad-filled crepes with dijon-champagne vinaigrette
  • Stonewall Kitchen preserve-filled crepes
  • Cherry almond crepes with chantilly cream
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1338

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Summer Camp in Italy 7/15/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Come join us for an afternoon of fun and mess-making in the Whisk kitchen. Kids will travel to Italy with Cat where they will make hand-made ravioli and fettucine. During this two hour pasta camp, students will make the dough, then roll, fill, and sauce itl! Mangia! Ages 7 and up. (Parents may drop off their children after signing in.)

What You'll Cook +
  • "Ultimate" garlic bread
  • Cheese-filled ravioli with marinara sauce
  • Fettucine alfredo
  • Chocolate chip cannolis
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1339

South American Steakhouse

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Join us for a vibrant celebration of our friends in the southern hemisphere. Ana has designed a menu of South American steakhouse favorites that you can recreate at home. Savor the zesty flavors as you listen, laugh, and learn!

What You'll Cook +
  • Pinchos de papas and chorizo with chimichurri (Argentina)
  • Vegetable samba salad (Brazil)
  • Grilled steak with crispy Peruvian yucca and guasacaca sauce (Venezuela)
  • Merengon de fresas - layers of meringue, cool whipped cream, and strawberries
Sign Up $79.00
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Class Code 1340

Handmade Pasta Workshop -- Summer Edition 7/16/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Cat Parker
About the Class

Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh ravioli and bucatini pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!

What You'll Cook +
  • Sweet corn ravioli with mixed herb pesto
  • Lemon mascarpone bucatini with roasted tomatoes and zucchini
  • Served with Italian lemon ice
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1341

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: DIY Vietnamese Summer

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Let's "cool it" ths summer as Ana shares her extensive knowledge of the layering of flavors to create fresh, crunchy, and fragrant dishes from Vietnam. Crisp and clean flavors with a hint of spice will be the foundation of your DIY summer rolls and banh mi.  Followed by iced coffee floats...this is HEAVEN!

What You'll Cook +
  • DIY shrimp and vegetable rolls with sweet chili sauce
  • Roast pork and smoked tofu banh mi
  • Iced Vietnamese coffee floats with homemade coconut ice cream
Sign Up $69.00
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Class Code 1342

The Maine Event: Summer in Coastal New England 7/20/17

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Kim Korb
About the Class

Spend an evening on the coast of Maine, where blueberries and lobster are an integral part of its heritage and culture.  Beat the heat and join us in Whisk's kitchen as you master the mighty lobster and the New England side dishes you love.  Served with blueberry beer!

What You'll Cook +
  • Wonderful watermelon gazpacho
  • Rockin' lobster rolls
  • Charred summer corn salad
  • Lemon-blueberry crisp
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1343

Low Country Crab Boil 7/21/17

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Jenn Makseyn
About the Class

Summer in the low country is decadent and filled with the foods we all love. Enjoy appetizers on the veranda, followed by an irresistible crab boil, and finish with a warm South Carolina peach cobbler. Jenn and Joan will teach you how to cook Southern with a modern twist. Beer and bibs are included.

What You'll Cook +
  • Glazed pecans
  • Pimiento cheese stuffed twice-baked potatoes
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Low country shellfish boil with shirmp, crab, sausage, corn and potatoes
  • Cucumber tomato salad
  • Peach cobbler
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1344

Height of the Season Fresh Fruit Desserts

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Begins at 1:30pm
Chef/Instructor Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

It's time to utilize the best that summer has to offer. Learn some new techniques in this berry delicious class. Fresh fruit in season is divine. Fresh fruit in panna cotta, pie, or cake is sublime. Treat yourself. You're worth it.

What You'll Cook +
  • Lemon buttermilk panna cotta with blueberry sauce
  • Peaches 'n cream hand pies with flaky butter crust
  • Cherry cornmeal cake with creme fraiche ice cream
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1345

Canning 101 7/23/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Begins at 2:00pm
Chef/Instructor Karen Bosse
About the Class

Capture summer in a jar by preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables at their peak. In this 2 1/2 hour hands on class, you will learn the water bath method of preserving jams, jellies, chutney and salsas. Join us in the Whisk kitchen to transform farmer's market tomatoes and cucumbers into pickles and salsa that you can enjoy anytime of year. You will take home a jar of each.

What You'll Cook +
  • Market fresh pickled vegetables
  • Zesty tomato salsa
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1346

Chillin' and Grillin' Ladies Night Out 7/26/17

Hands On

You and the chef work together to create the dishes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Renee Ramage Burger
About the Class

Everyone loves happy hour, so grab your gal pals for a delicious and fun-filled evening that kicks off with cantaloupe ginger prosecco cocktails followed by your favorite summer foods. Make a date today to celebrate good food and good friends as Renee provides the inspiration to entertain all summer long.

What You'll Cook +
  • Cantaloupe ginger prosecco spritzers
  • Watermelon, feta, mint skewers
  • Chili lime shrimp tacos with avocado crema
  • Lemon chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
  • Blackberry mojito sorbet
Sign Up $69.00
This class is full
Class Code 1347

GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: Discovering Italy - The Amalfi Coast

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Begins at 6:15pm
Chef/Instructor Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
About the Class

Stretching along the southern side of Italy's Sorrentine peninsula, the Amalfi coast dazzles with its mysterious grottos, craggy cliffs and shimmering bays. Take a seat at Whisk's seaside trattoria as Carrie and Joan entertain and educate, sharing the specialities of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Join us on the Amalfi coast for an evening filled with magic, music and the aroma of vine-ripened tomatoes. 

What You'll Cook +
  • Sorrento sparkler with limoncello
  • Caprese bruschetta with buffalo mozzarella, garden fresh tomatoes, and basil
  • Cioppino with homemade pasta
  • Crusty Italian bread
  • Rocket salad with lemon vinaigrette and parmigiano reggiano
  • Hazelnut cake with fresh berries
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1348

Mama Mia's Greek Taverna

Interactive

Sit back and relax while our chefs demonstrate the recipes and explain the techniques.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Begins at 6:30pm
Chef/Instructor Ana Soares
About the Class

Travel to the Greek islands where you will enjoy authentic, grilled haloumi cheese and fresh caught seafood found in this balmy paradise.  Ana will educate and entertain your palate as you envision the cobalt blue Aegean Sea next to sparkling white beaches .  Wine, good company and music from Mama Mia included.  No passport required.  Opa!

What You'll Cook +
  • Skordalia and grilled halloumi with pita
  • Market fresh roast fish with ouzo, olives, tomatoes, lemon and capers
  • Grilled vegetable and orzo salad with artichokes
  • Classic baklava
Sign Up $79.00
This class is full
Class Code 1349