In a workshop setting, Chef Neil will teach the Parisian art of making macarons. He has also generously offered to answer questions via email after the class to help you succeed at making these delicious treats at home! On the Menu: Macarons; Chef will demo buttercream filling
Ever get confused about different types of cake batters, fillings and buttercreams? Here’s your chance to learn all the major players including butter based, oil based, sponge, chiffon, mousse, meringues, and flourless AND learn how to slice, fill and decorate them using several different techniques including smooth buttercream, chocolate glazing,...
Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm
Italian Christmas cookies are some of the most coveted in the world. Learn the history of these time honored traditions as well as mouthwatering recipes the whole family will love with recipes from Chef Amy Riolo’s own family. ON THE MENU: • Pizzelle; • Southern Italian Fig Cookies (Petrali); • Sicilian Chocolate and Clove Cookies; • Holiday...
Saturday Nov 11th, 5:30pm
Sicily abounds in delicious and exotic baking influenced since the Tenth Century by various invaders, rulers, and foreign chefs. Take a tour of Italy’s largest island province and enjoy a delicious Sicilian menu. On the Menu: Sfincioni: Traditional Palermo focaccia with tomato, onion, breadcrumb, and cheese topping Impanata di Pesce Spada:...
Monday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
Bread baking is one of the most pleasurable and delicious activities around! Unfortunately, many people are intimidated by words like “chemistry,” “rising,” “proofing,” and “kneading.” For this reason, Chef Amy has put together a series of her most successful bread baking classes for beginners. Inspired by childhood baking with her...
Saturday Nov 11th, 6:30pm
Go beyond the basics and learn how to make cupcakes that rival plated desserts! ON THE MENU: Marshmallow filled Choc Cupcakes (marshmallow fluff, ganache, chocolate cupcakes) Lemon Meringue Cupcakes (yellow cupcakes, lemon curd, swiss meringue) Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cupcakes (red velvet cupcakes, white chocolate cream cheese)...
Friday Oct 20th, 5:30pm
Make and bake a perfect flaky pie crust, apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Students will take home some of the pie dough we make in class. ON THE MENU: • Mile High Apple Pie; • Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie; • Fresh Pumpkin Pie; • Classic Flaky Pie Crust; • Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Monday Nov 20th, 10:30am
Bake and decorate cookies that are so pretty you’ll want to hang them on your tree rather than eat them! You will take home 12 beautiful ornaments. ON THE MENU: Spiced Sugar Cookie Ornaments
Saturday Dec 2nd, 1:30pm
Learn how to slice, fill and decorate a cake using buttercream. We will focus on building a flat, straight cake with smooth buttercream sides. You will also learn several piping techniques to create beautiful borders and buttercream flowers. A pre-baked cake will be provided and you can take your creation home to share with your family and friends....
Tuesday Nov 21st, 6:30pm
ON THE MENU: Tart Dough Caramelized Scallops, Goat Cheese and Crispy Prosciutto Tarts Cool Shallot and Mushroom Tart Smoked Salmon and Jarlsberg Tart Apple and Cheddar Tart Tatin Sweet Potato Tart with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly
Friday Dec 8th, 10:30am
Learn the basics of scones while making and baking a variety of scones that you get to take home! ON THE MENU: Chocolate Chip Scones Apricot Scones Wisconsin Cheddar and Ham Scones Cranberry and Almond Scones Whole Wheat Buttermilk Scones And more!
Friday Feb 9th, 10:30am