Our friends at The Uncommon Café, 477 Powell Street, have a few fun cooking classes coming up. The classes are led by Valentine Kitamura owner of Tartine Maple. 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 great spot now has a lot of great company with Ed’s Daily, The Heatley and The MacKenzie Room just minutes away. We’ve set out below their upcoming classes which we expect will be delicious and fun.
Cooking Class & Dinner: Oriental Inspiration – June 1st 6-9 pm
This is a demonstration cooking class after which dinner will be served to all the class participants. Some of the delish dishes you will learn to make include Lebanese Tabbouleh, Chicken Lemon Tagine, Coconut Mousse and Mango Coulis. The cost of this class is $75 per person, but if you book in advance (by May 27th), cost is $65. You can book your spot online via Eventbrite.
Cooking Class: Brioche Making – June 15th 6-9 pm
In this class, Valentine will teach you how to make Brioche. Once you have the basic dough mastered, she will teach you how to make a Basic Brioche Loaf, Braided Brioche, Brioche Cinnamon Rolls and Brioche BBQ Pork Buns. What I love best about their classes, you get to enjoy a class of wine while brushing up on your kitchen skills. The cost of this class is $65 per person, but again if you book one week in advance, the cost is $55. You can book your spot online via Eventbrite.
Ice Cream Without A Machine – June 22nd 6-9 pm
Yes, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker. Having said that, you will need a blender whether a standing blender, food processor or immersion blender AND a mixer (such as Kitchen-Aid or hand mixer). Valentine will teach you how to make some great ice cream and other frozen desserts including Lemon & Raspberry Semifreddo, Strawberry Frozen Yogurt, Vanilla Ice Cream Base and One Endless Possibility Ice Cream. To get you into the mood for your class, you will be greeted with a Margarita Granita served upon your arrival. How sweet is that? We love the way they do classes! The cost of this class is $65 per person, and again if you book on week in advance, the cost is $55. Visit Eventbrite to book your spot.
As you can see, signing up early guarantees you a spot at a reduced rate. If you haven’t already checked out their classes, we encourage to pop down and give them a try.