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Gourmet Warehouse Offering Delish Cooking Classes This September

29 Aug

SushiWorkshopThe Gourmet Warehouse has another round of delicious cooking classes lined up for this Fall. These classes are a great way to spend an afternoon and meet some like-minded food lovers. Personally, we like the shopping after the cooking class as participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set out below some of the upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

Sushi Workshop – Saturday, September 17th 11:00 am ($69) SOLD OUT

In this hands-on class, Chef Cindy Low is going to teach you how to make sushi.  You will learn to make vinegared sushi rice, how to mix wasabi, how to prepare a variety of fillings including seafood, vegetarian, tofu and eggs.  As well, Chef Low will teach how to make sushi rolls, cones and a variety of shapes as well as tips on how to host your own ‘do it yourself’ sushi party.  Some of the sushi you will learn to make include:

• California rolls (crab, avocado, cucumber, rolled “inside out”)
• Futomaki (thick roll with vegetables, omelet, Japanese pickled vegetables)
• Hoso maki (thin rolls, with various fillings, such as salmon, tuna, cucumber)
• Inari sushi (stuffed tofu pouches)
• Temaki (cones, with various fillings)
• Nigiri sushi (rice with a sliced topping)
• Gunkan sushi (rice wrapped with seaweed with various fillings)
• Onigiri (rice triangles)
• Miso soup with tofu

Taco Night– Saturday, September 24th 11:00 am ($65)

In this demonstration cooking class, Chef Cindy Low is going to teach you three different ways to make very tasty tacos. She will also teach you how to make homemade salsa and Mexican brownies. These really are simple the dishes to make, so for the novice wishing to learn a few skills, you won’t be disappointed.  Some of the delicious dishes you will learn to make include:

• Classic Tex-Mex tacos – crispy taco shell with ground beef, tomatoes,
cheese, lettuce, sour cream, avocado
• Chicken fajitas – marinated chicken breast with bell peppers and onions wrapped
in a wheat tortilla
• Salmon tacos with papaya salsa, soft corn tortilla
• Easiest ever homemade salsa, served with tortilla chips
• Mexican brownies

 Flavours of Vietnam – Sunday, September 25th 11:00 am ($65)

In this demonstration cooking class, Thompson Tran is going to teach you how to make classic Vietnamese dishes. He will focus on family budgets, what’s local and in season all in the pursuit of our favourite thing, delicious food  As always, you are encouraged to come hungry, you will be eating the items made in class. Thompson has chosen three Vietnamese dishes that are simple, inexpensive quick and healthy. What you will learn to make includes:

• Appetizer: “CHA GOI, NUOC MAM PHA” (Gluten free spring rolls & Nuoc Cham)
• Main: “Ca KHO TO, COM VA SU XAO TOI” (Caramelized tilapia with scented
jasmine rice and garlic chayote)
• Dessert: “CHE XOI NUOC” (Mochi dumplings in coconut ginger syrup).

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

 

Gourmet Warehouse Cooking Classes Heading Into BBQ Season

4 May

GourmetWarehouseLogoThe Gourmet Warehouse has a great line up of cooking classes leading up to the summer months including the very popular Flavours of Vietnam. This cooking class sold out in a heart beat when first offered earlier this year. So if you missed it then, now’s your chance to sign up.  Some of the other classes coming up include a Sushi Workshop, Thai Summer and Summer Grilling.  Attending one of these classes, is certainly 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. We have set out a sampling of some of the delicious classes they have lined up:

Sushi Workshop – Saturday, June 6th 11:00 am ($69)

Chef Cindy Low will take you through this hands on workshop and teach you how to make the vinegared sushi rice, mix wasabi, prepare a variety of fillings. You will also learn how to master sushi rolls, cones and other styles and shapes. Cindy will also pass on some tips on a hosting a do-it-yourself sushi party.  The items that Cindy will be making include:

•           California rolls (crab, avocado, cucumber, rolled “inside out”)
•           Futomaki (thick roll with vegetables, omelet, pickled vegetables)
•           Hoso maki (thin rolls with various fillings)
•           Inari sushi (stuffed tofu pouches)
•           Temaki (cones with various fillings)
•           Onigiri (rice triangles)
•           Miso soup with tofu

Summer Grilling & Fresh Summer Salads – Sunday, June 28th ($59)

Now for something on the wild side, we hear that wild meat and game is the fastest growing segment of protein in the supermarkets in North America. For this cooking class, national cooking show host, Chef Garry Steel, of “Wild for the Weekend,” will introduce you to some wild meat and game dishes. Some of the dishes that Chef Garry Steel will be introducing you to include:

•        Wild Boar Chops – make your own grilling rub and seasoning for  grilling
•        Ostrich Burgers – stuffed with stone fruit chutney
•        Alligator Tagine – give your BBQ a special zing with a Moroccan flavor
•        Watermelon Pepper Salad – a savoury spicy fresh summer salad
•        Coconut Tomato Pepper Salad

Flavours of Vietnam – Saturday, July 11th 11:00 am ($59)

Chef Cindy Low will introduce you to Vietnamese cuisine which is one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets. The emphasis will be on fresh Asian herbs and vegetables as well as bright seasonings that translate into refreshing, healthy and light cuisine. The dishes she will be making include:

•    Vietnamese salad rolls with prawns, served with a spicy mango dipping sauce
•    Shaking beef with arugula, served banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) style
•    Chicken pho
•    Stir-fried seasonal Asian greens
•    Homemade Vietnamese carrot and daikon pickles
•    Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Thai Summer –  Saturday, July 18th 11:00 am ($59)

Love Thai food? Well Chef Cindy Low will introduce you to the perfect Thai summer menu. You will learn why Thai cookery is one of Asia’s most diverse and complex cuisines. Some of the Thai dishes she will help you add to your repertoire this summer include:

•      Thai salad with tree-ripened papaya, organic greens, toasted coconut, cashews, chili-lime dressing
•      Thai pork sliders – Thai-seasoned mini-burgers with sweet chili aioli
•      Chiang Mai noodles, prawns and Asian greens in a light coconut broth
•      Stir-fried chicken with Thai basil, bell peppers, chili
•      Thai red cargo rice
•      Lychee ice cream

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

Gourmet Warehouse Cooking Classes This Spring

16 Mar

GourmetWarehouseLogoThe Gourmet Warehouse has a great line up of cooking classes coming up in April including Flavours of Vietnam, Greek Night, Cake Basics and Prawn Festival to name a few. Attending one of these classes, is certainly 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 this Spring visit Cooking Classes. We have set out a sampling of some of the delicious classes they have lined up:

Flavours of Vietnam – Saturday, April 18th 11:00 am ($59) SOLD OUT

Chef Cindy Low will introduce you to Vietnamese cuisine which is one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets.  The emphasis will be on fresh Asian herbs and vegetables as well as bright seasonings that translate into  refreshing, healthy and light cuisine.  The dishes she will be making include:

•Vietnamese salad rolls with prawns, served with a spicy mango dipping sauce
•Shaking beef with arugula, served banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) style
•Chicken pho
•Stir-fried seasonal Asian greens
•Homemade Vietnamese carrot and daikon pickles
•Vietnamese coffee ice cream

NOTE: April 18th SOLD OUT so an extra date has been added Sunday, April 19th

Greek Night – Saturday, April 25th 11:00 am ($59)

Join Chef Cindy Low on another culinary journey to the beloved Greek islands with classic and traditional Greek dishes on the menu. Greek cuisine is highlighted by its distinctive, pure flavors and is satisfying in its simplicity. Not to mention, the Mediterrean diet is regarded by many as one of the healthiest in the world.  Some of the delicious dishes Cindy will be preparing include:

•Horiatiki salata (Greek salad) – tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, green pepper, oregano,
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

Cake Basics – Sunday, April 26th 11:00 am ($59)  

You are invited to join instructor Rick Gaspard for this hands-on class. You can expect to learn the basic techniques required to decorate beautiful cakes for any occasion.  You will also learn the basics of filling and frosting a cake, handling a piping bag and creating beautifully piped borders. As this is a hands-on class, registration is limited to 8 participants so early registration along with an apron is recommended.

Prawn Festival – Saturday, May 9th 11:00 am ($69) SOLD OUT

Well if you love prawns, this is the class for you. This cooking class coincides with the International Prawn Festival and to celebrate Chef Cindy Low will demonstrate how to cook prawns perfectly. Some of the dishes she will be showing you include:

•Prawn and mango amuse bouche
•Prawn and lobster bisque
•Prawns with chorizo and garlic, Spanish tapas-style
•Prawns and smoked salmon pasta in a cream sauce with herbs
•Wok-fried crystal tiger prawns with snow peas and asparagus
•Dark chocolate-dipped strawberries

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

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