The Uncommon Café, 477 Powell Street, is hosting some fun cooking classes which will help you with your holiday entertaining and/or gift giving or possibly both. Valentine Kitamura owner of Tartine Maple will be leading two classes this December. Valentine was born and raised in France and is a chef that has worked in hotels in Paris, Singapore, New Orleans and Toronto. She now works with The Uncommon Café, a commissary and café located just across the street from Oppenheimer Park. This December they are collaborating and offering two cooking classes Holidays Entertaining and Sweet Treats to Gifts.
On December 2nd, the cooking class is all about entertaining for the holidays. Valentine will show you the endless possibilities of puff pastry. Learn both sweet and savory variations including brie & cranberry squares, palmiers and apple roses to wow your guests. This is a hands on class and you will get to eat everything that is made during the class. Oh and did we mention, there will be champagne for sipping while you take this class. You are asked to bring containers so you can take some of creations home, that is if you don’t eat them all. This Holiday Entertaining class is $60 and runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register, visit Eventbrite. Register by November 29th and save $10.
On December 16th, learn how to make marshmallows, we are hearing much easier than one might think as well as caramels and truffles. All can be tweaked to individual tastes so you can create your own unique flavours to either give away as gifts or keep for entertaining. Experience is not required for these classes, but a few items would be handy to make these items at home including a good mixer, a cooking thermostat and baking pans. This is also a hands on class and yes again with champagne! Don’t forget to bring some containers to take home the treats you’ve made. The Sweet Treats to Gift class is $60 and also runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register, visit Eventbrite. If you register by December 9th, save $10.