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Holiday Macarons

Holiday Macarons


Macarons have taken over as everyone's favorite, bite-sized, simply gorgeous confection. With seemingly infinite flavor and color combinations, it's impossible to tire of them. 

 

December 11th, 2019
12:00pm
Gingerbread House Decorating

Gingerbread House Decorating


For young and old alike. We'll provide the house and all the fun decorations you'll need to create a winter wonderland fit for a prince or princess. One house per person. Hot chocolate (or wine!) included

December 13th, 2019
12:00pm
DIY: Gifts from the Kitchen–the Anti Black Friday

DIY: Gifts from the Kitchen–the Anti Black Friday


What's better than giving a homemade gift from the kitchen? create gifts they'll cherish while supporting local small business! Join Lindsey Pearson, owner of Holistic wellness company Do You Mind(Fully)?, and Chef Abby in the kitchen as they guide you in making a variety of beautifully crafted presents.

December 14th, 2019
12:00pm
Vegan Holiday Entertaining

Vegan Holiday Entertaining


Join Alex Shytsman - recipe blogger, author of Friendsgiving, and co-author of The Complete Vegan Cookbook - for a primer in plant-based holiday entertaining. In this class, you'll learn to make indulgent plant-based finger foods and snacks perfect for festive occasions with family and friends.

December 15th, 2019
12:00pm
Holiday Baking: Bûche de Noel (Yule Log)

Holiday Baking: Bûche de Noel (Yule Log)


Join us for this festive class, sure to put you in the holiday spirit. We'll make all components together from scratch: sponge cake, ganache filling and buttercream frosting, plus decorations. Every participant makes and takes home their own creation.

December 15th, 2019
5:00pm
Dinner in The Dark 12/17/19 8:00pm
December 17th, 2019
8:00pm
Holiday Baking: Croquembouche

Holiday Baking: Croquembouche


Join us and make your own showstopper of a cream puff tower! Learn to make profiteroles (cream puffs) and pastry cream then how to assemble them into the festive cone with caramelized sugar.

December 18th, 2019
12:00pm
12/18 CH Thai Class
December 18th, 2019
4:00pm
Gingerbread House Decorating

Gingerbread House Decorating


For young and old alike. We'll provide the house and all the fun decorations you'll need to create a winter wonderland fit for a prince or princess. One house per person. Hot chocolate (or wine!) included

December 21st, 2019
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 12/21/19 8:30 pm
December 21st, 2019
8:30pm
Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients


Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting - Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Galangal, Palm Sugar, Fish Sauce and Curry Paste - but no more! We'll meet in Chinatown and shop at our favorite stores to get all the ingredients to cook Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, Pad Thai, and Green Papaya Salad.

December 28th, 2019
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 12/28/19 8:30 pm
December 28th, 2019
8:30pm
Shop + Cook: Indian Market for Spices

Shop + Cook: Indian Market for Spices


Having fresh spices and understanding how to use them, will transform the way you cook. We’ll meet at one of our favorite Indian markets to peruse the spices and ingredients to make an Indian menu.  Back in the kitchen, we’ll make Cauliflower Pakora, Chicken Curry, Basmati Pilaf, Lentil Dal, Mango Chutney and Raita.

December 29th, 2019
12:00pm
Sushi Basics

Sushi Basics


You love to eat it, now make it yourself! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

December 30th, 2019
6:00pm
Asian Dumplings

Asian Dumplings


Every culture has a version of dumplings and they are all SO delicious! We'll make fresh dumpling dough and then some of our favorites from Asia:  Japanese Gyoza, Tibetian Momo, Indian Samosas, Shanghai Soup Dumplings.

January 2nd, 2020
1:00pm
A Taste of Thai

A Taste of Thai


Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting - Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Galangal, Palm Sugar, Fish Sauce and Curry Paste - but no more! make Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Satay, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, Pad Thai.

 

January 2nd, 2020
6:30pm
The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home

The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home


The depth and complexity of texture and flavor are what make ramen so alluring. Learn how to make various broths, perfect jammy eggs, and the knife skills to finely slice vegetables and garnishes. This is not the ramen of your college dorm room! Bring on the umami!

January 3rd, 2020
1:00pm
Date Night: An Evening in Provence

Date Night: An Evening in Provence


Join us for an evening in the south of France. You’ll think you’re in Marseille.

January 3rd, 2020
7:00pm
A Middle Eastern (Vegan) Menu

A Middle Eastern (Vegan) Menu


Healthy and light, yet substantial and filling. We'll make smoky Baba Ganooj, Hummus, Maram's Famous Falafel, Tahini Sauce, Toum, Pickled Turnips, and assorted traditional vegetables. Local beer and wine is served with every class.

January 4th, 2020
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/04/20 8:30pm
January 4th, 2020
8:30pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/07/20 7:00pm
January 7th, 2020
7:00pm
Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Italy

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Italy


Sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about swirling, sniffing, terroir and finish. Six ridiculously quaffable, entirely hearty wines from around Italy, served with Cheeses from Murray’s.

January 8th, 2020
6:30pm
Date Night: Sushi Basics for Couples

Date Night: Sushi Basics for Couples


You love to eat it, now make it with your honey! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

January 10th, 2020
7:00pm
Date Night: Elegant French for Couples

Date Night: Elegant French for Couples


Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious French meal: Seared Sea Scallops with White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce, Crispy Duck Breast with Pomegranate Pan Sauce, Cauliflower Gratin with Bacon, Garlic-Sautéed Spinach, and Crêpes Suzette for dessert.

February 28th, 2020
7:00pm
Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices

Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices


Having fresh spices and understanding how to use them, will transform the way you cook. We’ll meet at one of our favorite Indian markets to peruse the spices and ingredients to make an Indian menu.  Back in the kitchen, we’ll make Cauliflower Pakora, Spinach & Potato Samosas, Chicken Korma, Basmati Pilaf, Curried Peas, Mango Chutney and Raita.

January 11th, 2020
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/11/20 8:30pm
January 11th, 2020
8:30pm
Knife Skills

Knife Skills


The most important skill in the kitchen before heading to the stove—it’ll change your life! Learn to slice and dice like a pro. We discuss which knives you really need; how to hold a knife for efficiency, speed and safety; what it means to sharpen versus hone; how to use your honing steel; and a magical way to get the garlic smell off your fingers. We’ll make Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Provençale Stuffed Tomatoes, and Caramelized Peaches from the fruits of your labor!

January 12th, 2020
1:00pm
An Evening in the Greek Isles

An Evening in the Greek Isles


Join us for an evening in the Mediterranean!  We'll make Horiatiki (Greek Salad with Feta,Olives, Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions); Grilled Bronzini, Grilled Lamb Chops; Cucumber Dill Tzatziki with Grilled Pita; Briam (Greek Ratatouille); and, for dessert, Baklava. 

January 12th, 2020
5:00pm
Indian Class 1/12/2020
January 12th, 2020
6:30pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/14/20 7:00pm
January 14th, 2020
7:00pm
Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Natural Wines

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Natural Wines


Sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about swirling, sniffing, terroir and finish and just exactly what Natural Wine is! We’ll taste through six wines paired with cheeses from Murray’s.

January 15th, 2020
6:30pm
Technique: Fresh Pasta

Technique: Fresh Pasta


When you bite into fresh, homemade pasta, there's that pause when you just can't help but stop talking and savor its deliciousness. How can two ingredients taste so sublime? Well, they do. We'll make Linguine alla Vongole (Clam Sauce), Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pappardelle Bolognese.

January 16th, 2020
6:30pm
Date Night: Elegant Italian for Couples

Date Night: Elegant Italian for Couples


Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious Italian meal. We’ll make assorted mezze to accompany Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto, Broccoli Rabe with Garlic & Olive Oil, and Panna Cotta for dessert. Local beer and wine is served wih every class.

January 17th, 2020
7:00pm
Sushi Basics

Sushi Basics


You love to eat it, now make it yourself!  Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

January 18th, 2020
1:00pm
Technique: Macarons

Technique: Macarons


Macarons have taken over as everyone's favorite, bite-sized, simply gorgeous confection. With seemingly infinite flavor and color combinations, it's impossible to tire of them. 

 

January 30th, 2020
6:30pm
Date Night: Cassoulet

Date Night: Cassoulet


Duck confit, smokey sausage, white beans, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, rich beefy broth—these are a few of our favorite things! Especially when them come together to make cassoulet. Perfect for entertaining, perfect for a cold winter’s night!  We’ll have nibbles to tide you over while we cook, and make crème brûlée for dessert.

January 31st, 2020
7:00pm
 Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Portuguese Wines

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Portuguese Wines


Sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about swirling, sniffing, terroir and finish. Six ridiculously quaffable, entirely refreshing wines from around Portugal, served with cheeses from Murray’s.

January 29th, 2020
6:30pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/18/20 8:30pm
January 18th, 2020
8:30pm
Soul Food Menu

Soul Food Menu


It’s cold out but we’ll make a soul food menu to warm you right up! Fried Chicken, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Collards, Black Eyed Peas, and Sweet Potato Pie.

January 19th, 2020
12:00pm
Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho

Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho


The depth and complexity of texture and flavor are what make pho so alluring. In this summery class we'll make Vegetable Summer Rolls, Pork & Shirmp Dumplings and Beef Pho including the rich bone broth from scratch. Che Chuoi (Vietnamese Tapioca Banana Pudding) for dessert! 

January 19th, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/21/20 7:00pm
January 21st, 2020
7:00pm
Tapas to Tempt

Tapas to Tempt


Lots of delicious small plates! What better way to eat? Plus, many recipes can be modified to be quick weeknight dinners.

January 23rd, 2020
6:30pm
 Date Night: Paella a la Valenciana for Couples

Date Night: Paella a la Valenciana for Couples


This is our favorite style of paella: layers of seafood, chicken and chorizo cooked with Spanish rice, saffron and aromatics.

January 24th, 2020
7:00pm
Caribbean Feast

Caribbean Feast


Can’t get away this winter? We’ll create a tropical menu in the middle of the freezing cold! To whet your appetite, a Hibiscus Rum Punch; then we’ll make Jerk Chicken, Curried Goat, Rice and Peas, and Coconut Bread. See you on the beach!

January 25th, 2020
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 1/25/20
January 25th, 2020
5:00pm
Cooking Confidence (3 Classes)

Cooking Confidence (3 Classes)


Julia Child taught us that the fundamentals are what make you a good cook. Whether you’re learning to cook or learning to cook really well, this 3-class series will give you all the confidence you need to really enjoy cooking. Each week focuses on one basic cooking technique: sautéing, roasting and grilling.  We’ll make sauces, practice knife skills and arm you with lots of other basics. 

Sundays: January 26, February 2 and 9,

January 26th, 2020
12:00am
The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home

The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home


The depth and complexity of texture and flavor are what make ramen so alluring. Learn how to make various broths, perfect jammy eggs, and the knife skills to finely slice vegetables and garnishes. This is not the ramen of your college dorm room! Bring on the umami!

January 26th, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 01/28/20 7:00pm
January 28th, 2020
7:00pm
Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices

Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices


Having fresh spices, and understanding how to use them will transform the way you cook.  We'll meet at one of our favorite Indian markets to peruse the spices and ingredients to make an Indian menu.

February 1st, 2020
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 02/01/20 8:30 pm
February 1st, 2020
8:30pm
Knife Skills

Knife Skills


The most important skill in the kitchen before heading to the stove—it’ll change your life! Learn to slice and dice like a pro. We discuss which knives you really need; how to hold a knife for efficiency, speed and safety; what it means to sharpen versus hone; how to use your honing steel; and a magical way to get the garlic smell off your fingers. We’ll make Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Provençale Stuffed Tomatoes, and Caramelized Pears from the fruits of your labor!

February 2nd, 2020
4:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/4/20 7:00 pm
February 4th, 2020
7:00pm
Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Sparkling Wines from Around the World

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Sparkling Wines from Around the World


Cozy up, sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about sparkling wines from around the world, from the coveted Champagne region to Italy to the New World. Six ridiculously quaffable, perfect-for-Valentine’s Day-and-beyond sparklers, served with Murray’s Cheese.

February 5th, 2020
6:30pm
Technique: Fresh Pasta

Technique: Fresh Pasta


When you bite into fresh, homemade pasta, there's that pause when you just can't help but stop talking and savor its deliciousness. How can two ingredients taste so sublime? Well, they do. We'll make Linguine alla Vongole (Clam Sauce), Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pappardelle Bolognese.

February 6th, 2020
6:30pm
Cooking the Classics: Boeuf Bourguignon for Couples

Cooking the Classics: Boeuf Bourguignon for Couples


Join us for an evening in Burgundy! Learning how to make a rich stew is rewarding on many levels. They are rich, delicious and satisfying. Perfect for a cold winter’s night. Julia Child made Boeuf Bourguignon famous in this country and it’s a classic for a reason. In addition to the hearty stew, we’ll have roasted potatoes, green salad and crème brûlée for dessert.

February 7th, 2020
7:00pm
Sushi Basics

Sushi Basics


You love to eat it, now make it yourself!  Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

February 8th, 2020
1:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 02/08/20 8:30 pm
February 8th, 2020
8:30pm
Valentine’s Macarons

Valentine’s Macarons


Macarons have taken over as everyone's favorite, bite-sized, simply gorgeous confection. With seemingly infinite flavor and color combinations, it's impossible to tire of them. 

 

February 9th, 2020
4:00pm
Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I

Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I


Learn some great techniques while creating a sensuous meal. Local wine will flow, nibbles will be served as we make NY State Steelhead Trout Tartare, Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce, Creamed Spinach and Coeurs à la Crème (unbaked, heart-shaped cheesecakes) with Raspberry Coulis.

February 11th, 2020
6:30pm
Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I I

Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I I


Learn some great techniques while creating a sensuous meal. Local wine will flow, nibbles will be served as we make NY State Steelhead Trout Tartare, Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce, Creamed Spinach and Coeurs à la Crème (unbaked, heart-shaped cheesecakes) with Raspberry Coulis.

February 12th, 2020
6:30pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/13/20 7:00 pm
February 13th, 2020
7:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/14/20 5:00 pm
February 14th, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/14/20 8:30 pm
February 14th, 2020
8:30pm
Serious Chocolate: Tasting and Baking

Serious Chocolate: Tasting and Baking


Seriously serious but not hard, given some good knowledge. Learn how to cook with chocolate, taste different brands, and bake some of our favorite confections.

February 15th, 2020
12:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 02/15/20 5:00 pm
February 15th, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 02/15/20 8:30 pm
February 15th, 2020
8:30pm
Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients


Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting - Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Galangal, Palm Sugar, Fish Sauce and Curry Paste - but no more! We'll meet in Chinatown and shop at our favorite stores to get all the ingredients to cook Shrimp Tom Kha Gai Goong, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, Pad Thai, and Green Papaya Salad.

February 16th, 2020
12:00pm
Steak House Menu

Steak House Menu


Join us for a twist on a suft and turf menu! We'll make a classic Wedge Salad, Hanger Steak au Poivre, Truffled Lobster Mac "n" Cheese, and Molten Chocolate Cake.

February 16th, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/18/20 7:00 pm
February 18th, 2020
7:00pm
Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Portuguese Wines

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Portuguese Wines


Sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about swirling, sniffing, terroir and finish. Six ridiculously quaffable, entirely refreshing wines from around Portugal, served with cheeses from Murray’s.

February 19th, 2020
6:30pm
Sushi Basics

Sushi Basics


You love to eat it, now make it yourself!  Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

February 20th, 2020
6:30pm
Date Night: Elegant French for Couples

Date Night: Elegant French for Couples


Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious French meal: NY State Steelhead Trout Tartare, Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Pommes Dauphinoises, Garlic Sauteed Spinach, and Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert.

February 21st, 2020
7:00pm
Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish


Too shy to buy at those amazing markets in Chinatown? No more! We meet in Chinatown to buy fish and groceries, then take our purchases back to our kitchen.

February 22nd, 2020
11:00am
Dinner in the Dark 02/22/20 8:30 pm
February 22nd, 2020
8:30pm
Homemade Mozzarella Workshop

Homemade Mozzarella Workshop


Learn how to work with curd to make Mozarella balls of various sizes as well as make roulades stuffed with pesto, prosciutto etc. It's incredibly fun and satisfying and leave you with a skill sure to wow your friends at your next dinner party!   

February 23rd, 2020
1:00pm
Mardi Gras Menu

Mardi Gras Menu


Join us in advance of Fat Tuesday for a night on the bayou. We’ll make Crabcakes with Remoulade Sauce, Jambalaya and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.

February 23rd, 2020
5:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 2/25/20 7:00 pm
February 25th, 2020
7:00pm
Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Old World vs. New World

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Old World vs. New World


Sit back and relax while chef-owner and certified sommelier Abigail Hitchcock teaches you about swirling, sniffing, terroir and finish. We’ll compare the classic style of 3 Old World wines with 3 from the New World, paired with Murray’s Cheese.

February 26th, 2020
6:30pm
A Mexican Menu

A Mexican Menu


Working with fresh and dried chilies can be daunting.  Let us guide you! We’ll make Homemade Tortilla Chips, Salsa Pasilla, Salsa Verde de Tomatillos, Guacamole, Chicken Mole, and Rice & Beans. We’ll drink margaritas to whet our whistles! Ole!

February 27th, 2020
6:30pm
Date Night: Elegant French for Couples

Date Night: Elegant French for Couples


Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious French meal: NY State Steelhead Trout Tartare, Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Pommes Dauphinoises, Garlic Sauteed Spinach, and Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert.

February 28th, 2020
7:00pm
Leap Year Macarons

Leap Year Macarons


Macarons have taken over as everyone's favorite, bite-sized, simply gorgeous confection. With seemingly infinite flavor and color combinations, it's impossible to tire of them. 

 

February 29th, 2020
11:00am
Sushi Basics

Sushi Basics


You love to eat it, now make it yourself!  Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.

February 29th, 2020
4:00pm
Dinner in the Dark 02/28/20 8:30 pm
February 29th, 2020
8:30pm