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Classes are for Adults 18 yrs. and older. This program includes educational workshops and classes that feature the latest cooking trends, ethnic cuisines and teach nutrition. To register please use the Adult Registration Form that can be found on the "Registration" and send in with payment or Register over the phone (414) 482-1000 using a Visa or Mastercard.

 

Perfecting the “Blind Tasting”
Workshop & Wine Tasting
January 17 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline: January 10

Understanding and learning the “art” and technique to tasting wines…Blind! Tonight we will develop strategies and techniques that enhance the tasting and learning process in fine wine education – just like the Somms!! We will be working with the four main categories of the Wine Tasting Grid, and the Tasting/Fault Wheel, to better your blind tasting methods.
10 wines will be served, along with a light buffet of cheese, crackers, and veggies.

 

Peanut Butter Perfection!
January 24 Thursday, 6:30-9:00pm
Facilitator: Staci Joers
Cost: $18.00
Registration Deadline: January 17

The history of peanuts is a journey from South America, the peanut plant probably originated in Peru or Brazil, to Asia and back again to North America where it didn't become a commercial crop until the late 1800's. Peanut butter was first introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 (invented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of cereal fame)) and became a source of delicious protein during the first two world wars. National peanut butter day is January 24th and we're gonna celebrate the 12th most valuable cash crop in the U.S. with recipes for everything from soup to dessert! You'll sample...
Creamy Pumpkin & Peanut Soup
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Thai Chicken Pizza
Cheesecake Factory-style Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheesecake


Margarita Madness
February 20 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Facilitator: Staci Joers
Cost: $18.00
Registration Deadline: February 13

Known to be the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States, the margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. February 22 is National Margarita Day and in observation of this great occasion you'll sample not only a classic margarita, but I'll provide you with other margarita recipes and you'll sample some dishes that share the name such as...
Classic Margarita
Margherita Pizza
Stuffed Chicken Margherita-style
Margarita Bars


Exploring Sonoma Valley
Workshop & Wine Tasting
February 21 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline: February 14

From the luscious and smooth Chardonnays of the Sonoma Coast, to the inland Pinot Noir’s of the Russian River, then north to the beautiful Zinfandel’s & Petite Sirah’s of the Dry Creek and Healdsburg area. Travelling the Sonoma Wine route with all its natural beauty, and delicious variety of wine, is as diverse as the centuries old wine regions of southern France!
10 wines will be served, along with a light buffet of cheese, crackers, and veggies.

 

California’s “Other” Wine Regions
Workshop & Wine Tasting
March 21 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline: March 14

Tonight we explore the often over looked and seldom discussed wine regions in California’s wine making history. Starting in the north at one of the oldest producing valleys, Livermore, then up to the historic Sierra Foothills region of the famed “49ers”, we taste through well-made varietals, that you’d expect to garner the same respect as Napa valley. We finish the second portion of the evening in the southland. Paso Robles and the Monterey/Carmel Valley known for their friendly, fruit-forward varietals.
10 wines will be served, along with a light buffet of cheese, crackers, and veggies.
Paso Robles
Mendocino/Anderson Valley
Lodi/Sierra Foothills/Livermore

 

Cordon Bleu - A Culinary Classic!
April 3 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Facilitator: Staci Joers
Cost: $18.00
Registration Deadline: March 27

National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day is annually observed on April 4. This day all about a special dish combining chicken, ham and cheese. The French term Cordon Bleu is translated as “Blue Ribbon”. The earliest recipe known was in a March 1964 printing of the Cincinnati Enquirer by the Cincinnati Gourmet Stanley Demos.  Despite some misconceptions, Chicken Cordon Bleu is an American dish.  This dish is a take on the popular Veal Cordon Bleu. Tonight you'll sample my version of this classic along with side dishes fit to go along with this winner! You'll sample...
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Cream Sauce
Duchess Potatoes
Asparagus with Classic Hollandaise Sauce


Southern France - "The Beauty of the Sun Drenched Slopes"
Workshop & Wine Tasting
April 25 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan, CSW
All Things Alcohol, LLC
Cost: $25.00
Registration Deadline: April 18

Our focus this evening will be the beautifully warm and rolling sloped vineyards of the Mediterranean influenced southern growing regions of France. Starting with the oldest producing region in all of France, Provence is a feast of all the senses. Languedoc-Roussillon is arguably the most underrated wine region, accounting for more than one third of the country’s wine output!
Finishing the evening in a region known for its steep river slopes and huge diverse wine offerings. The Cotes du Rhone produces 13 delicious varietals (8 red, and 5 white). From the north in St Joseph with its magnificent Syrah to the southern Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s Grenache and all points in between!
10 wines will be served, along with a light buffet of cheese, crackers, and veggies.
Southern France - "The beauty of the Sun drenched Slopes"
The Rhone Valley
Provence
Languedoc
Roussillon

 

Steak!
May 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Facilitator: Staci Joers
Cost: $18.00
Registration Deadline: April 24

May is National Beef Month and retailers everywhere offer great savings to boost their sales. So now is the best time to expand your beef recipes from pot roast and burgers to something more fun! I'm going to bring you one of our family fav's inspired by a trip to Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh and it is the  Best Steak Sandwich you will ever have.
Grilled Rib-eye with Sweet-n-Sour Cole Slaw and Homemade Fries all on Italian bread and as long as we're making a famous sandwich from Pittsburgh, we'll also make a famous Pittsburgh go to...
"The Pittsburgh Salad" which is a gigantic salad minus the health! It features lettuce, vegetables,
shredded cheese, Ranch dressing, more cheese, and French fries.

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Feb 20th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
February 20 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm
Feb
21
Feb 21st 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Workshop & Wine Tasting February 21 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Mar
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Mar 21st 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Workshop & Wine Tasting March 21 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Apr
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Apr 03rd 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cordon Bleu - A Culinary Classic! April 3 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Apr
25
Southern France - "The Beauty of the Sun Drenched Slopes" Workshop & Wine Tasting April 25 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm

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