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Cooking Classes

Saturday, September 21st ● 11:30 – 2:30 pm ● “Basics of Cake Decorating ~ Technique Class” Hands On Class ● Jesica Jones – Love at First Bite ● $60.00 Learn all of the basics of cake decorating. Some of the topics that will be covered in this class are assembly, filling, crumb coating and flat icing the cake, borders and piping techniques, coloring the frosting, making homemade buttercream frosting and much more. Jesica will also be demonstrating how to make Swiss Meringue buttercream. Each student will be provided with an 8 inch cake to decorate and take home, show off and enjoy! This is not a Wilton cake class…it’s SO much more!

Please arrive early, with your supplies, as we will begin promptly at 11:30 am.

***Ask for your supply list at signup. We offer these items for sale at the Cottage along with a 10% class discount on your purchase and would be happy to put a kit together for you ahead of time; just let us know.

Event Date 09-21-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 09-21-2019 2:30 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 0
Price $60.00
60.00 $

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Monday, September 23rd ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Outdoor Entertaining ~ Milk Street Class” ● Demonstration Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $65.00 Learn to create the ultimate Milk Street outdoor entertaining menu. Both fresh and indulgent, this menu celebrates Milk Street's favorite culinary juxtapositions: sweet and bitter, crisp and tender, rich and light, sour and salty. Join us to learn four recipes that combine into a perfect, celebratory meal and stand on their own for simpler dinners. Menu: Fennel Brown Sugar Pork Ribs ● Summer Squash Salad ● Avocado and Arugula Salad with Smoked Almonds ● Lemon Almond Pound Cake

Event Date 09-23-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-23-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 32
Openings Available 27
Price $65.00
65.00 $ 27

Tuesdays, September 17th through October 22nd ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Basic Training 101 ~ Technique Classes”Hands-On Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $525.00 for a Six Week course. A six-week series of HANDS-ON training, guaranteed to have you cooking like a pro in no time! This class is designed for all students from the beginning cook to the cook who wants to fine-tune their skills and understand the “whys” of cooking! During this course, you will learn proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads, vinaigrettes, techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, slow roasting, pan-frying and deep-frying. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces & how to truss meat correctly. You will learn about cooking beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and starches. After this course, you will feel much more confident in the kitchen & motivated to try out new dishes and create your own recipes! Feel free to bring your cook’s knife and an apron to class each week, if you wish. Class is limited in size, so sign up early to ensure your seat! Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 09-24-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-24-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 14
Price $525.00
525.00 $ 14

Wednesday, September 25th 6:30 – 9:00 pm “Festive Fall Cookies ~ Cookie Decorating Workshop” Hands-On Class ● Anne Simpson – Out of the Box Cookies ● $60.00 This class is open to both adults and kids ages 12 and up. Learn to decorate a variety of cookies, perfect for Fall, to give your family and friends or enjoy yourself. Learn the techniques and tricks to work with royal icing, achieve the proper consistency as well as coloring the icing; you will learn the correct way to fill and use a piping bag for decorating as well as how to store leftover icing. Several different cookie decorating techniques, such as working with royal icing, outlining and flooding cookies will be covered in class as well as tips for baking the perfect cookie. Anne will share her recipes for Traditional Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies & Royal Icing. Students will take home four cookies they complete in this class ~ Fuzzy Squirrel ● Acorn ● Harvest Pumpkin ● Autumn Leaf *All tools, icings, and cookies are supplied.

Event Date 09-25-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-25-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 24
Openings Available 2
Price $60.00
60.00 $ 2

Thursday, September 26th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● "Beyond No-Knead Bread ~ Technique Class”Demonstration ClassBrad Dillon – Black Sheep Bake Shop ● $50.00   Once you have the basic no-knead concept down, it’s time to kick it up a notch. You can still use the basic No-Knead recipe, but use an assortment of techniques for forming and shaping the dough resulting in a variety of finished products. It is now time to learn a basic baguette type recipe that doesn't require the patience of the No-Knead concept. You will learn the basic stretch and fold technique that is the basis for forming structure in any artisan bread or use a mixer to simplify your life. Learn how to properly form a boule, baguette, or rolls all with the same classic dough. Learn the art of scoring your loaf so that it will expand in the way that you want it to look. Develop your own “signature” bread by perfecting your technique. Menu: Fougasse ● Epis ● Bread Shots ● Mini White Chocolate Chip Baguettes

Event Date 09-26-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-26-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 32
Openings Available 28
Price $50.00
50.00 $ 28

Friday, September 27th ● 6:30 – 8:30 pm “Date Night” Hands-On Class ● David Moeller – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals ● Menu: Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Gravy ● Seared Pork Loin Chop with Roasted Corn Chipotle Hash and Roasted Vegetables ● Macerated Berry and Mascarpone Cheese Tartelettes *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation. Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 09-27-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-27-2019 8:30 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 5
Price $105.00
105.00 $ 5

Saturday, September 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm “Date Night” Hands-On Class ● Mike Cunha – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals ● Menu: Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Garlic Croutons ● Boneless Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Walnut Sauce, Saffron Rice Pilaf and Succotash ● Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation. Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 09-28-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-28-2019 8:30 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 6
Price $105.00
105.00 $ 6

Monday, September 30th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm“Making the Perfect Pie Crust for Fall ~ Technique Class”Hands On Class ● Christina Singer Kongshaug – Christina Bakes! ● $60.00  Chrissy will take the fear and frustration out of making the perfect pie crust in this class by showing the techniques and tricks used by the pros.  You will learn to make a double crust, lattice crust, as well as different finishing techniques so your pie will be a masterpiece. Each student will make their own pie dough, roll it out, shape it and make their own filled small pie to take home to bake.  Menu:  Pear and Walnut Crostata ● Autumn Apple Caramel Pie ● Luscious Salted Caramel Ganache Tart

Event Date 09-30-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-30-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 16
Openings Available 5
Price $60.00
60.00 $ 5

Tuesdays, September 17th through October 22nd ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Basic Training 101 ~ Technique Classes”Hands-On Class ● Lelia Gentle – DreamCatcher Farm ● $525.00 for a Six Week course. A six-week series of HANDS-ON training, guaranteed to have you cooking like a pro in no time! This class is designed for all students from the beginning cook to the cook who wants to fine-tune their skills and understand the “whys” of cooking! During this course, you will learn proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads, vinaigrettes, techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, slow roasting, pan-frying and deep-frying. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces & how to truss meat correctly. You will learn about cooking beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and starches. After this course, you will feel much more confident in the kitchen & motivated to try out new dishes and create your own recipes! Feel free to bring your cook’s knife and an apron to class each week, if you wish. Class is limited in size, so sign up early to ensure your seat! Aprons are not provided.

Event Date 10-01-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 10-01-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 14
Openings Available 14
Price $525.00
525.00 $ 14

Wednesday, October 2nd ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “Flawless French Macarons ~ Autumn Edition”Hands-On Class ● Gail Shackelford – ACF Certified Pastry Chef ● $60.00 Learn to perfect the skills needed to create stunning French almond macarons, perfectly domed and footed, as well as making 2 types of buttercream for the filling. You will practice the preparation of ingredients, a foolproof way of mixing the batter, piping and baking these popular cookies. Each student will take home a small package of macarons to enjoy! Please bring an apron with you to class! Menu: Chocolate Macaron with Chocolate Ganache ● Pumpkin Spice Macaron with Vanilla Buttercream ● Pistachio Macaron with Pistachio Buttercream

Event Date 10-02-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 10-02-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 16
Openings Available 0
Price $60.00
60.00 $