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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017; 11AM-2PM (CLASS FULL)
Course: Perfect Seafood Cookery (Hands-on Class)
Description:  In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood - ocean fish, fresh water fish, and shellfish. We will demonstrate the versatility of fish in a menu- appetizer, salad, entrée and sandwich. Perfectly paired wines will accompany the dishes. We will address the common challenge of how to ensure that the fish, once cooked at home, remains moist and flavorful, where to purchase, and sustainability.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Children’s Bread Baking 101 (Hands-on Class)
Description: Kids will learn new skills on bread baking and practice them by using ingredients we provide to bake bread and rolls.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Class Size: 12 people

Date/Time: Friday, September 29, 2017; 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Course:
Farm-to-Table Dinner, September Harvest- Vegetarian (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce and locally sourced products. Farm Manager, Emily Zack, will talk about the farm and discuss “growing” tonight’s dinner. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

OCTOBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Artisan Bread Baking (Hands-on Class)
Description: Making bread is an ancient craft that relies on the hands of the baker. In this class, participants will hand-mix, hand-shape naturally fermented dough without commercial yeast. In addition, participants will make sour dough starter for home use, baguettes using yeast and savory type bread.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course:
Mommy & Me Healthy Cooking (Hands-on class)
Description:
Cooking is a wonderful way to introduce healthy foods to children. Our Mommy and me cooking activity is designed to help bring kids into the kitchen for a fun and healthy experience. This class will focus on developing an awareness for our young chefs and teach them to trust and enjoy fresh, healthy, and natural foods. Our highest goal is to inspire our young culinary chefs to understand the impact these products have on their overall health and happiness. Everyone will help prepare several fabulous dishes to taste.
Cost: $35 for the mother and first child ($20 for additional child).
Class Size: 20 people

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2017 ; 6-9PM
Course: German Beer & Wine Fest “Octoberfest” (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC’s Octoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts with a German beer reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course authentic Octoberfest dinner paired with German wines.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Kid’s Cooking Class: Cupcake Creations (Hands-on Class)
Description: Budding chefs 7 to 12 years old learn fundamental kitchen skills, focusing on measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods, while following recipes geared for their age group. Menu:  Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Sprinkles.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Class Size: 12 people

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Holiday Pie Workshop (Hands-on Class)
Description: In this workshop, participants will prepare classic pie dough, streusel topping, and various fillings to construct four pies each to take home for holiday feasting.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 2017; 6-9PM
Course: Food & Wine Pairing Dinner, Cult Wines of Napa Valley (Chef Demonstrated Class)
Description: Partake in a journey through the most sought out and often times hard to obtain, the Cult Wines of Napa Valley. The evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner.
Cost: $90.00 per person
Class Size: 30 people

DECEMBER EVENTS

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Perfect Holiday Appetizers (Hands-on Class)
Description: Holiday Time! Hosting a holiday party? This class will offer tips, ideas, techniques, and recipes to help make perfect appetizers at home.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017; 11AM-2PM
Course: Holiday Cookie Workshop (Hands-on Class)
Description:
Holiday Time! Time to prepare the holiday cookies for giving and enjoying throughout the season. In this class we will make an assortment of festive holiday cookies and finish class with an old fashioned cookie swap to take home to share. Lots of sampling along with coffee, wine and a little bubbly to sip.
Cost: $55.00 per person
Class Size: 16 people

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 & December 19, 2017; 5-7PM
Course: Holiday “Office Party”
Description: Holiday time is hectic. Host your office/company or family/friends holiday party at Loyola in a festive atmosphere. A low stress way of saying “Cheers” and happy holidays to all. Cocktails, beer and wine in addition to an array of holiday appetizers will be served.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Class Size: 40 people

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Please Note: A minimum of 6 guests must be registered in order for the class to run.

Cancellation Policy: A two-week notice is required for cancellation of any class or event. If you do not cancel by email or telephone at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class.

For more information, please contact us at lurec@luc.edu or 815.338.1032.