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    Dumpling Demo 101

    Do you have a “homemade dumpling” friend? That guy or girl who is always making and sharing delicious dumplings? No? Great news, then, because that friend can be YOU! Come down to Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge for an introductory class on dumpling creation. You’ll learn from master chefs how to shape, fill, and cook beef and vegetable dumplings. When you’re done, hit up the full-service cash bar, and chow down on your delectable goodies! Warning: your friends won’t be able to get their fill of your homemade dumplings! Dough-n’t say I didn’t warn you!
    Dumpling Demo 101

    624 Davis St, Evanston

    • Learn the basics of dumpling making under the tutelage of venerable masters of the craft
    • Practice filling, shaping, cooking, and EATING your yummy yummy dumplings
    • Hit up the cash bar so you’ve got something to wash down your treats
    • Show off your culinary expertise the next time you have friends over
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    Enter the Dragon: Chinatown Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has a strong Chinese community, and now you can eat your way through the Chinatown neighborhood, while learning about the area’s fascinating history and architecture. On this culinary tour, you will learn about the many varieties of tea and its importance in Chinese culture. You’ll also discuss woks and other necessary equipment for Chinese cooking, techniques, and tips on how to stock a Chinese pantry at home. Along the way, discover the many diverse regional traditions of Chinese cooking over lunch, as you indulge in Chinese food and drink. This sure beats anything you’ll learn from takeout and fortune cookies.
    Enter the Dragon: Chinatown Culinary Tour

    2242 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood
    • Learn about Chinese history, architecture, and culture
    • Enjoy a variety of Chinese entrees, teas, and dim sum
    • Explore various cooking techniques, and how to use common equipment
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    Devon Corridor: Indian & Pakistani Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered travelling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! With What's Cookin, Chicago?, you will be brought through the colorful neighborhood known as the Devon Corridor as you get to know the sights, smells and tastes of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. You’ll learn about exotic ingredients commonly used in Indian and Pakistani cooking, find out where to shop like the locals, and of course, indulge in a buffet of Indian and Pakistani delicacies. You will taste popular Indian and Pakistani fare from authentic Masala Chai tea, flaky samosa snacks, Pakistani BBQ and traditional Indian sweets. You'll also learn about the history of spices, the regional variations of Indian cuisine, how important vegetarianism is to the culture, and gain some new ideas for creating Indian dishes in your own kitchen. I bet you never realized food could be so educational!
    Devon Corridor: Indian & Pakistani Culinary Tour

    2610 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Tour the neighborhood of Devon Corridor and discover the Indian and Pakistani culture through food
    • Learn about exotic ingredients, where to shop, and regional variations between dishes
    • Enjoy a delicious buffet, which includes Pakistani BBQ and Indian sweets
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    All About Argyle: Vietnamese Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has an eclectic Southeast Asian population and you’ll eat your way through the Argyle neighborhood where their culture is represented with a unique mix of Thai, Vietnamese, and Cambodian. Learn about essential pantry ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking, the history of the neighborhood, and how the area has evolved throughout the years. Be prepared for a delicious culinary ride where you will learn about and feast on Vietnamese dishes, as you take in the culture of various Asian countries. Learning never felt so satisfying.
    All About Argyle: Vietnamese Culinary Tour

    1118 W Argyle Ave, Chicago

    • Tour the Argyle neighborhood and discover Southeast Asia culture through food
    • Learn about essential ingredients, where to shop, and the historical significance of the neighborhood
    • Enjoy a feast of various authentic Vietnamese dishes
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    Chef's Tasting Dinner

    Asian cuisine enthusiasts, you will be soy happy about this six-course tasting dinner. Koi Fine’s “Flavors of Fall” tasting dinner introduces 6 mouth-watering courses of Asian delicacies such as sushi, salmon in black bean sauce, and koi maki. Each course is accompanied by a carefully chosen alcoholic beverage that perfectly complements the flavor of your delicious, beautifully presented dish. Warning: the sashimi is so delicious and fresh that you might get a case of post-deliciousness amnesia and believe you were transported to Japan!
    Chef's Tasting Dinner

    624 Davis St, Evanston

    • Discover the delicious tastes of Asia through a tasting dinner
    • Savor six courses of delicious flavors, including fresh sushi and authentic Chinese cuisine
    • Accompany your satisfying courses with a complementing drink that enhances flavor
    • Nourish yourself with incredible food, boozy drinks, and artful presentation
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