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April 18 | The Architecture of the Cocktail with Andrew Schloss

Talk to any good bartender about what makes a cocktail great and you will hear the word ‘balance.’ The exact meaning of ‘balance’ is anyone’s to define, but the architecture on which balance hinges is built into all classic cocktails. Andrew Schloss, the award winning cookbook author and teacher, will reveal the logic behind the structure of classic cocktail forms – basic mixing techniques and how bitters and liqueurs are tinctured, a resource list for the essential equipment, and ingredients you will need for a well-heeled home bar will be provided.

Materials fee $10, paid to instructor.


April 25 | Hors d’oeuvres or Outside of Work with Owen Lee

Hors d’oeuvres is the French phrase for what we have come to know as little bites of food before a main meal. Join Owen Lee, chef/owner of the highly acclaimed Park Plates restaurant in Elkins Park, as we explore the history and preparation of these “outside of work” delicacies. We will learn techniques from simple to complex, such as perfecting the refinement of marinated olives, smoking fish and preparing the perfect savory pastries. Students will be provided with recipes and a resource guide to ingredients.

Materials fee $15, paid to instructor.


May 2 | The Mezze Table with Joy E Stocke

Joy E. Stocke, author of Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking will gather the flavors from a grand diaspora that spans from Persia to the Aegean, for a step-by-step main course menu. Dishes include “Chicken Thighs and Breasts stuffed with Feta”, “Preserved Lemon and Mint”, “Herbed Bulgur Pilaf”, “Cacik-cucumber-yogurt sauce” and “Sakir’s Mother’s Beets” – a recipe that originated in a home near the Syrian border. Talk about family roots and food traditions while learning techniques such as preserving lemons – a simple technique with a long shelf life that yields grand flavor. Stocke will provide recipes and sources for ingredients.

Materials fee $15, paid to instructor.


May 9 | The Material Effect: A Curated Tabletop with Christopher Carlson

Svenska enkelhet – simplicity and clarity – are principles embraced in art and architecture that provide the foundation for the design of a meaningful table-scape. Different and varying materials impart a particular feel as you set the table: metal, glass, wood, mirror or plastic evoke distinct feelings, to be enhanced and complimented by your choice of wine and food. This course provides essential techniques for creating an original stage for home or event entertaining and create three table-scapes: one in wood, one in white leather, and one in mirror. Christopher Carlson brings years of experience in product development – collaborating with designers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland – into creating some of the most highly acclaimed events in the entertaining business.

Materials fee $10, paid to instructor.


Single Workshops: $65/$62 member

4-Class Series: $230/$219 member