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Italian Wine Basics, from Grape to Glass

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Italy is the world’s second largest wine producer, but navigating an Italian wine section can be a daunting task. In this beginners wine class, our Eatalian wine expert will help you to distinguish Italian grapes and taste wine like a pro. One thing that makes Italian wines so fascinating is the diversity in both culture and geography throughout...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 3:30pm - 5pm

$83.63

Basic North Indian Cooking

at Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes - Jackson Park Highlands 6730 S Euclid Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60649

Learn the basics of Indian spices.  Carefully balanced and adapted to today's kitchen, these meals are simple, balanced, authentic and flavorful. Roll your rotis (traditional flatbread). Stuff your own samosas (spicy stuffed potato pastry). Spice your own Masala Chai.  Note:  All classes include instruction of nine dishes, followed...

Monday Jun 17th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

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Back to Basics: Let's talk Cheese

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

In this new class format, meet one of our expert cheesemongers and get schooled on artisanal cheeses. You will learn all about the cheese, including how the cheese is made, the producer's story, and recipe ideas (spoiler: sometimes it's just recommended to eat it with salumi and  a good glass of wine!). During class, you will enjoy a...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 3pm - 3:30pm

$16.73

Back to Basics: Regional Italian Classics

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

In this new class format, sit around the table as our chef demonstrates how to create a simple, high-quality Regional Italian Classic dish. Our chef will guide you through each step of the preparation a classic Primo, Secondo or Contorno dish from start to finish – all while you sit back and sip on a perfectly-paired glass...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 12pm - 12:30pm

$16.73

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Back to Basics: Fresh Pasta Shapes, Hands-on

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

In this new class format, you will learn how to shape some of the most traditional pasta shapes from Italy (think: farfalle, cavatelli, tagliatelle, pappardelle, garganelli). Our chefs and pasta experts will be with you to show you how it's done, offer recipe ideas, and answer any of your pasta-related questions! During class, you'll enjoy a glass...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 1pm - 1:30pm

$16.73

Back to Basics: Grilling

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Summer has finally arrived! Get ready to break out your grill with some Italian-inspired menu items sure to make you the envy of every grillmaster on your block. Grilling is the perfect match for Italian food as it requires little equipment and minimal interference with the food’s natural flavors.  Armed with a pair of tongs and some olive...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6pm - 7pm

$55.75

Basic South Indian Cooking

at Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes - Jackson Park Highlands 6730 S Euclid Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60649

Embark on journey to the rich cuisine of south India.  Learn to make coconut chutney (coriander and coconut relish) and dosa (flaky lentil crepes). Warm the spirit with Rasam soup (fiery tomato lentil ginger soup). Note:  All classes include instruction of nine dishes and are followed by a sit down dinner. 

Thursday Jul 18th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

Back to Basics: Let's talk Wine

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

In this new class format, one of our expert beverage managers will guide you in a tasting of one of Eataly's favorite wines. You will learn all about the producer and their story, the winemaking process, the grapes. During class, you will enjoy a glass of the featured wine alongside a bite of antipasti to pair. Plus, you'll take home...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 2pm - 2:30pm

$16.73

Friends for the Weekend: On the Patio(Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

The cocktails are chilled, the ingredients gathered; the perfect melody for a night of cooking with friends. The outdoor party is a celebration of summer that we anxiously await all winter long.  Chef Kiley has created the perfect menu for gathering a group together to toast one another on a warm summer evening. With Jazz Up Glen Ellyn providing...

Saturday Jul 13th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Back to Basics: Sourdough Bread

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Every day, our bakery produces freshly-baked bread for our restaurants, counters, and marketplace. Our secret ingredients? A custom-built wood-fired oven, select freshly-milled flours, and a time-honored mother yeast. Lievito madre, or "mother leaven," is the key to transforming flour and water into traditional Italian bread.  Join one of our...

Tuesday Aug 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

$39.03

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Macaron Workshop

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

French macarons take a bit of finesse to get that...je ne sais quoi. Our expert pastry chef will guide you through every step of the technique as you learn and practice how to make three different, delicious varieties. You will go home with a box of your beautiful masterpieces! Menu: Chocolate Macarons with Raspberry Jam and Coffee Buttercream ...

Sunday Jul 7th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

$93.50

Summer Salsa to Can

at Mary's Wholesome Living - Elburn 2N308 Brundige Rd, Elburn, Illinois 60119

Summertime and warmer weather encourages lighter fare, cook outs and entertaining. Are you tired of the same old red salsa and chips that has become a standard appetizer? We will brighten up your taste buds and BBQs with a cheery pineapple salsa. Great on chips, tacos or roasted fish. You will learn the basics of hot water bath canning and proper preparation...

Wednesday Jun 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Culinary Herb Container Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Looking to freshen up your favorite dishes for summer? Create a container garden for fresh herbs any time you need them. Learn the basics of herb care and usage while potting up a selection of culinary herbs and other edibles to add a taste of summer to your dinner table.

Tuesday Jun 18th, 1pm - 2:30pm

How to Bake Bread

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Learn the basics of working with yeast doughs and the art of properly shaping and baking them to perfection!  Menu: Carrot-Rosemary Braided Whole Wheat Loaf Pecan Sticky Buns Spinach, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Calzones Skills Covered in Class Include: Mixing Yeast Dough Understanding Ingredient Functions Using Different Flours...

Monday Jun 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

$93.50

Wine Making

at Beverage Art Inc - Washington Heights 9030 S Hermitage Ave , Chicago, Illinois 60620

The cost of class is $125 per couple. Ingredients are not included in the pricing. During this 2 hour class, the pair will make 6 gallons of wine together.   Make 28 to 30 bottles of excellent wine the first time. Experience the fine art of wine making as we take you through the step-by-step procedure of making your first varietal wine. Chardonnay...

Wednesday Jun 19th, 7pm - 9pm

$125
for 2 students
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