Join us in the backroom at the Tasting Room and Bottle shop at 70 Main Street in Delhi for an evening of cooking, eating and fun. Our techniques classes take an in-depth look at all the processes, equipment, and ingredients chefs use to make great meals. Our hands-on approach will have you making pasta like a pro, sharpening your knife correctly, or making the perfect sauce. Classes begin at 6pm and are limited to eight students per class. You are invited to purchase anything from the shop to enjoy while you're cooking. We'll provide lots of ice and glassware. Click on the date of the class you'd like to take and purchase your tickets.
The Art of Making Pasta I - Thursday August 11th or Friday August 12th at 6pm
Making fresh pasta used to be commonplace but with the advent of easy to cook, dried pasta, fresh pasta has taken a back seat in the kitchen. Unfortunately, once you've tasted the fresh stuff, it is hard to go back! Join us as we use the pasta sheeter to create a few of the old favorites - fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle in Bolognese and cheese ravioli in spinach pesto. $59. Sign up for Thursday the 11th or Friday the 12th
The Art of Baking Bread – Thursday August 18th or Friday August 19th at 6PM
We'll tackle one of the most rewarding and enjoyable tasks in the kitchen...making bread! Nothing beats that smell! Join us as we talk about leavening agents and different types of flour, bread baking ovens and different techniques of the trade. We'll also bake five different types of bread; Irish soda bread, focaccia, whole grain bread, the traditional boule and the 'old school' Parker House rolls. $59. Sign up for Thursday August 18th or Friday August 19th
Understanding Cast Iron Cooking - Thursday August 25th or Friday August 26th at 6PM
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how do I take care of my cast iron skillet? So, we’ve decided to dedicate a class to focused on learning how to care for and cook with one of the greatest inventions in cookware. Besides talking all about what cast iron is and how to season it, we’ll put it to good use making a cheddar jalapeno corn bread and baking pancakes in our skillets, roasting the perfect sausage & bean pie in cast iron casserole dishes and braising collards with pork in the Dutch ovens. $59. Sign up for Thursday August 25th or Friday August 26th
Fall Canning & Preserving - Thursday September 1st or Friday September 2nd at 6PM
Once considered a lost art, the canning and preserving of foods from the garden in the end of summer to use through the winter has become popular once again. Join us as we explore the different methods and techniques used to can and preserve food including pressure canning, pickling, and confit. Then we'll jump in and get our hands dirty making different versions of pickles, canned tomatoes, confit vegetables, preserves and jams. $59. Sign up for Thursday September 1st or Friday September 2nd
Knife Skills Class – Thursday September 8th at 6PM
The knife is the chef's most important tool! The class will start with a lecture about knives, how they're made, how to sharpen them and what the different types are used for. The class will then go to work practicing the basic cuts, large & small dice, batonettes, and mincing. Each student will then go to work deboning their own chicken. What we cut up will become dinner! Please feel free to bring your own knives if you'd like. $59 Sign up for Thursday September 8th.