Wednesday, December 4 6pm – 9pm Kitchen Window, Minneapolis
What’s better than a great holiday party? A holiday party with great food! In this class you’ll get great tips, ideas and recipes for make-ahead healthy – and DELICIOUS appetizers for all eaters in your crowd. We’ll set up the basics of a good Cocktail Bar, by making a homemade Ginger Simple Syrup and Quick Herb Bitters - with ideas and recipes for several holiday cocktails. Next – the party food: Polenta Crostini with Fall Pesto and Balsamic Roasted Squash, Mushroom Risotto “Arancini” (fried rice balls), Black Bean Hummus and Veggie Chips, GF Homemade Crackers with Roasted Onion Spread, and Cocoa-Spice Cake Bites with Crystalized Ginger. One fun class! This class will be Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.
Demonstration Class $65 Register online or in person at Kitchen Window [www.kitchenwindow.com] or by calling 612-824-4417
Saturday, December 7 1 – 4pm, Kitchen Window, Minneapolis
Preserving fruits, herbs, and flowers of the season has a very long tradition in many cultures around the world. Making liqueurs, tinctures or extracts from bitter herbs, roots and barks was part of not only culinary tradition, but used for therapeutic and digestive aid. This class combines old world roots with new world recipes as we learn to combine and concoct different styles of homemade preserved extracts, bitters, liqueurs, cordials and akvavit, with ideas and starting points for trying multiple variations in your own kitchen. We’ll taste some of the class recipes mixed into mocktails, champagne cocktails and desserts, and you’ll take home a few samples as well. We’ll be making:
Vanilla Extract, (Vanilla Bean Shortbread); Cranberry Spice Bitters, (Bitters and Champagne Cocktail); Pear-Chamomile Liqueur, (Pear-Chamomile Liqueur with Vanilla Panna Cotta), Orange and Coffee Bean Liqueur, (Irish Coffee with Orange and Coffee Bean Liqueur), Fig Liqueur, (Dried Fig and Fig Liqueur Truffles), Apple-Ginger Cordial, (Apple Cordial Saketini); Traditional Norwegian Akvavit.
Demonstration/Participation Class $60 – includes take-home samples Register online or in person at Kitchen Window [www.kitchenwindow.com] or by calling 612-824-4417