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Delish New Cooking Classes At Gourmet Warehouse This Spring

11 Apr

GourmetWarehouseLogoThe Gourmet Warehouse has some great new cooking classes lined up for the Spring. Having personally attended one of these classes, it is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Of course, there is always shopping after the cooking class as participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes. Below we have set out a sampling of some of their upcoming classes.

 Flavours of Vietnam – Saturday, May 28th 11:00 am ($65) SOLD OUT

In this demonstration cooking class, Chef Cindy Low is going to teach you all about Vietnamese cuisine which she says is one of Asia’s best kept secrets.   She will focus on fresh Asian herbs and vegetables which makes for light and healthy meals. Chef Low will teach you how to make homemade chicken broth which is the base for Vietnamese pho. You will also learn to make salad rolls, shaking beef with arugula and Vietnamese coffee ice cream.   As always, you are encouraged to come hungry, you will be eating the items made in class and this is a popular one.  What you will learn to make includes:

Vietnamese salad rolls with prawns, served with a
hoi sin and peanut dipping sauce
Shaking beef with arugula, served banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) style
Chicken pho – classic Vietnamese soup with rice noodles in a homemade
chicken broth, fresh Asian herbs, bean sprouts
Homemade Vietnamese carrot and daikon pickles
Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Cake Pops – Sunday, June 26th 11:00 am ($65) SOLD OUT

You are invited to this hands-on-class with in-house baker, Rick Gaspard.  He will demonstrate how easy it is to make Cake Pops.  You will learn all the tips on how to shape them, dip them and roll and decorate them. Cake pops are fun variation and perfect for a wedding favours, birthday treats and make a great decorative flair at wedding or baby showers. As this is a hands-on-class, you are asked to bring an apron as well as a container to bring home your freshly created cake pops.

Greek Night– Saturday, June 18th 11:00 am ($65) NEWLY ADDED

In this demonstration cooking class, Chef Cindy Low is going to teach you not only about the distinctive flavours of Greek dishes, but how truly simple the dishes are to make.  Cindy will also discuss the Mediterranean diet which is considered one of the healthiest in the world.  Some of the delicious dishes you will learn to make include:

Horiataki Salata (Greek salad) with tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives,
green pepper, oregano and extra virgin olive oil
Prawns Saganaki – prawns baked with tomatoes and feta
Chicken Souvlaki – tender cubes of chicken breast, marinated and grilled to perfection
Roasted Lemon Potatoes
Tzatziki – yogurt and cucumber dip
Baklava “Bites” – classic Greek dessert of nuts, honey, filo pastry

If you are interested in any of the cooking classes, be sure to register early to avoid disappointment, classes do sell out. Bon Appetit!

Delicious Line Up Of Cooking Classes This Fall At Gourmet Warehouse

17 Sep

GourmetWarehouseLogoThe Gourmet Warehouse has a great line up of cooking classes this fall including an extra virgin olive oil tasting class.  If you like olive oil and haven’t participated in something like this, it’s definitely worth the time and the price is right at $10.  It’s hard to imagine the range of flavours until you try a number of them side by side whether grassy, spicy, peppery or one with a neutral flavour which bodes well for baking.  It’s quite something much like wine or beer tasting. Give it a try or check out some of their  amazing classes and learn to make some comfort foods, appies for entertaining or baking like a pro.  For a full line up of all the classes they are offering this fall, visit Cooking Classes at Gourmet Warehouse’s website.  These are just a sample of some of the delicious classes they have lined up this fall:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting – Tuesday, October 14th  6:00 pm ($10)

John David Neuman hosts this taste testing and will introduce you to all you need to know about extra virgin olive oil.     You will learn about the different varieties, tips for selecting oil and best of all tasting them side by side.  Class gets under way at 6:00 pm and goes till 7:30 pm. Cost is $10.00.  Registration includes a $10 gift card that is redeemable at The Gourmet Warehouse, along with 10% store wide discount on the evening of the event.

Fall Flavours – Sunday, October 19th 11:00 am ($59)

Chef Celine Turenne shows you how to make dishes that will warm your soul and fill your tummy! Truly comfort foods with some “make ahead” tips so that you can have meals ready in no time. Dishes include:

  • Pithivier (Puff Pastry) with Acorn Squash Filling
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Warm Goat Cheese Salad
  • Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

French Bistro – Saturday, November 8th 11:00 am ($59)

You are invited to join Chef Celine Turenne for another class which introduces you to delicious fall food with classical French dishes bistro style.  Mouth watering dishes include:

  • French Onion Soup Au Gratin
  • Beef Bourguinon with Green Beans Amandine
  • Pissaladiere (Tomato Pie)
  • French Lemon Tart

Taste of Thailand – Saturday, November 15th 11:00 am ($59.99)

Thai cuisine some say is one of the most diverse and complex in Asia as it combines hot, sour, salty, sweet and sometimes bitter flavors.  Chef Cindy Low will help you demystify Thai ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, chili, palm sugar and lime.  In this demonstration class, you will learn how to make her famous Pad Thai, one of the most popular Thai dishes, as well as other Thai favorites including:

  • Green Papaya Salad with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Chili Lime Dressing
  • Beef Satays – marinated and grilled beef skewers, served with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Pad Thai – Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Prawns, Tofu, Egg, and Bean Sprouts
  • Chicken and Fresh Pineapple in a Red Curry Sauce with Coconut Milk
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Mango Coconut Dessert

 Asian Tapas – Thursday, November 20th  6:00 pm  ($59)

Small plates and big Asian flavours is the theme of this class.  They will teach  you how to wow your family and friends with delicious and innovative Asian Tapas designed by Chef Cindy Low. Recipes will come from Vietnam, China, India and Korea and include these mouth watering dishes:

  • Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Crab Rangoon – crispy  crab dumplings (plus a vegetarian version) served with dipping sauce
  • Chapchae – Korean yam noodles stir-fried with beef and vegetables
  • Vegetarian Samosa Puffs – the easiest ever! Baked, not fried.
  • Asian Duck Confit Sliders
  • Mango Pudding

Note cooking classes are demonstration only unless noted otherwise on Gourmet Warehouse’s website.   All participants will receive a 10% discount on the day of the class.   Bon Appetit!

Canning Workshop At Gourmet Warehouse August 11th

25 Jul

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Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, is hosting a Bernardin Canning Workshop on Sunday, August 11th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is a demonstration workshop for all those wishing to learn about the current methods of safe home canning. The workshop includes a complete demonstration of the boiling water bath method of canning, as well as a discussion on pressure canning.  Class participants will be able to sample at least 3 products which will be made during the workshop and they will get to go home with one of of the products.

Darlene Tanaka leads this workshop and she will be supplying all the canning equipment and supplies for the participants. The workshop is limited to 20 people.  So hop to it as their classes tend to fill up quickly. Note refunds are not offered, by you may send someone else in your place. Cost is $59.00 plus tax.

If you like to plan ahead, Gourmet Warehouse has just rolled out the line up for their fall cooking classes.   For more info, click on Classes.

Photo Credit: Andrew Watla

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