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COURSE: Food & Wine Pairing - Farm to Table, Vegetarian

DATE/TIME: August 10, 2019

DESCRIPTION: A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce and locally sourced products. Farm Coordinator Rachel Catlett will talk about the farm and discuss "frowing" tonight's dinner. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course dinner.

COST: $80/person

Chef Demontrated


COURSE: Pickles 101

DATE/TIME: August 24, 2019; 11AM-2PM

DESCRIPTION: Prepare and take home quick pickle recipies. Bread & butter, dill, garlic dill, spicy dills and gherkins.

COST: $55/person

Hands on Class




COURSE: Intro to Fresh Pasta Making 101

DATE/TIME: September 28, 2019; 11AM-2PM

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of making fresh hand-made pasta, Class will demonstrate proper dough preparation, dough rolling and dough cutting. In addtition, preparation of classic tomato, pesto and alfredo sauces will be deononstrated. Lots of sampling and libations.

COST: $55/Person

Hands on Class




COURSE: Food & Wine Pairing - German Beer & Wine Fest "Oktoberfest"

DATE/TIME: October 19, 2019; 6PM-9PM

DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princes Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC's Oktoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts wth a German beer reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course authentic Oktoberfest dinner paired with German wines.

COST: $80/person

Chef Demonstrated




COURSE: Artisan Bread Baking

DATE/TIME: November 2, 2019; 11AM-2PM

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of making authentic artisan breads. Learn to make starters, sour dough, french, focaccia and olive rosemary roasted garlic breads.


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COURSE: Annual Holiday Pie Workshop

DATE/TIME: November 16, 2019; 11AM-2PM

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/person

Hands on Class




COURSE: Annual Holiday Cookie Workshop

DATE/TIME: December 14, 2019; 11AM-2PM

DESCRIPTION: Holiday Time! It is 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/person

Hands on Class


PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 6 guests must be registered in order for classes and events to run.

CANCELLATION POLICY: At least two weeks notice is required for cancellation of a class or event. If you do not cancel by email or telephone at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled class or event, then you will not be able to receive a refund. For more information, please contact us at 815-338-1032 or at LUREC@luc.edu.