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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!

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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