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Cooking Classes Around East Van This Fall

11 Oct

Now that cooler temperatures are here, it’s time to get cozy with some great food.  We love spending time at cooking classes learning new dishes this time of year. We have been scouting around and have found a great selection of classes and have set out our favourites below. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned cook or vegan cook, we hope you’ll find something that piques your interest and taste buds.

Cooking Class:  Wine & Cheese – Appies for Parties – The Uncommon Café – November 22, 2017 

Love cheese and planning a party, then this class is for you. The Uncommon Café is hosting a cooking class on November 22nd that’s all about the appies emphasis on the cheese. They will teach you how to whip up easy appies with little fuss and muss.  You will learn to make:

  • Mini Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Quiche
  • Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pears Crispy Triangle
  • Ricotta & Prosciutto Puff Pastry Rolls
  • Flaky Parmesan Bread Sticks
  • Goat Cheese Bourekas
  • Mini Oven Raclette

After class, you will get to either take the goodies home, or eat them after your cooking class. If you wish to do this, they’ll have a green salad on hand to go with your freshly made goodies.  Registration is available through Eventbrite.

Chocolate Lovers Class – Trout Lake Comm. Centre – November 19, 2017 

Love chocolate? This might be the workshop for you. Chef Valentine of Tartine Maple will be conducting this class Sunday, November 19th at Trout Lake Community Centre.   You will learn to make:

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Lava Cake
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Sauce

This is a demonstration class, but all the recipes will be provided and the Lava Cake you get to enjoy before you leave. The rest of the treats, you take home. The cost is $60 and registration is through the City of Vancouver

Holiday Canning – December 4, 2017 – Italian Cultural Centre

You are invited to learn to how to preserve for the holiday season with BenedettaHolidayCanning Diamanti who will be conducting this workshop at the Italian Cultural Centre on December 4th. Benedetta is a graduate of the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and she will teach you how to make red wine jelly, cocoa jam and a cinnamon scented pear. This is an intimate hands-on class covering the basics, best practices and safety techniques. You will get to take home a jar along with ideas of some delish gifts to make this Christmas.

Holiday Side Dishes – Gourmet Warehouse – November 26, 2017

If you have your main dishes down cold, but want to add some new side dishes to your holiday menu, Caren McSherry, owner of the Gourmet Warehouse is leading this demonstration cooking class on Sunday, November 26th. Cost is $79 and you will learn some delish dishes from Caren’s new cookbook “Starters, Salads & Sexy Sides”:

•Roasted butternut squash with crispy halloumi cubes
•Whole roasted cauliflower
•Jacket roasted sweet potato with crispy chorizo and creamy herbed feta
•Whipped rutabaga with crispy shallots
•Wild and mixed mushroom saute

To register, visit Gourmet Warehouse. Bon appetit!


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