Learn how to join the cocktail culture this summer with these wine and spirits-laced classes. In the Alfresco Summer Cocktail Class at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Epic in River North, mixologist Michael Cristiani will show you how to mix a Sex Panther, with Bacardi Dragonberry, mango puree and club soda; a Mayan Horizon, featuring 10 [...]
What’s summer without burgers on the grill? At 6 p.m Thursday, May 23, grilling experts at Weber Restaurant in Schaumburg will fire up their grills and teach you how to make the perfect grilled burger. In this hands-on class, you’ll get to prepare three specialty burgers: Kobe beef, salmon and ground turkey, as well as [...]
Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, which occurred during the 1862 Franco-Mexican War. In Mexico, it’s not nearly the celebration it is in Chicago, which makes it a festival kicking off the spring season. Of course, most Mexican eateries are offering May [...]
Kate Milashus, corporate pastry chef for Tavistock Restaurant Group, owners of Zed451 in River North prepares for the coming summer with her latest “Confections with Kate” class at the restaurant at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. This time her class concentrates on frozen desserts, including ice cream, sorbet and sauces. Participants will learn to make [...]
Learn about the techniques of patisserie from The French Pastry School without investing in an intensive, hands-on course. The Loop-based school now offers its “Tasting Series,” two-hour demonstrations by their chef-instructors. You get to watch as well as taste. In the next class, “Classic Bistro Desserts: A Menu of French Favorites,” at 6 p.m. Friday, [...]
The Good Food Festival and Conference, celebrating local farmers and chefs and their food, launches today at UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Events for the general public begin tomorrow night at 6 p.m. with a party featuring fermentation expert Sandor Katz, followed by “Localicious,” a tasting event featuring samples from such restaurants as [...]
Americans are apt to think of ramen as an instant noodle dish, but in Japan, it goes far beyond the packaged products. Every region of Japan has its own version of the soup, featuring wheat noodles served in richly flavored broth with toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, green onions and more. At 6 [...]
Zed451 in River North hosts a pre-Valentine’s Day cooking class. Reservations required.
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Local watering holes are celebrating the season with a variety of yuletide-inspired seasonal brews. Check out the “12 Beers of Christmas” at these taverns and restaurants. AJ Hudson’s Public House in Lakeview hosts a “12 Beers of Christmas” beer school. Jon Lindemann of the Louis Glunz Beer Co. will guide you through a dozen samples, [...]