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    Couples Cooking: Taste of Spring

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    It's a bit of a trek to try the scrumptious cuisines of the Middle East in their places of origin. Why not try this instead? Learn how to prepare delicious Middle Eastern fare from a professional chef in an all-levels class sure to elevate your kitchen game. Work alongside classmates to create tasty dishes like hummus with pita chips, Arabian chicken with spiced rice and yogurt sauce, oven-roasted cauliflower with harissa, garlic, and cilantro, and cardamom and pistachio shortbread cookies. As you cook, you'll practice new skills such as preparing bean dip, cooking rice, braising chicken, making savory yogurt sauces, working with spices, and preparing short dough. When you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy the taste of success.
    Couples Cooking: Taste of Spring

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn to cook up delicious Middle Eastern fare
    • Practice culinary skills such as selecting and braising chicken
    • Prepare satisfying dishes like Arabian chicken with spiced rice and yogurt sauce
    • Experience a new world of flavors as you explore another culture
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    6 positive reviews
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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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    A Touch of Seoul (Merchandise Mart)

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    Discover how to easily incorporate Korean-inspired ingredients into your recipes as a professional chef takes you on a journey through the tantalizing flavors of another culture. Work alongside classmates to create dishes like bulgogi egg rolls with spicy mayo dipping sauce, Korean pork belly tacos with kimchi, honey-sriracha chicken wings with sesame rice, and sweet and spicy cucumber-kohlrabi salad. As you cook, you'll practice culinary skills such as selecting the best ground beef and pork belly, working with egg roll wrappers, deep frying, braising, and fermenting. Once you've finished creating your dishes, you'll take a seat and enjoy the enticing flavors of Korean cuisine.
    A Touch of Seoul (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to cook up delicious Seoul cuisine
    • Prepare dishes such as honey-sriracha chicken wings with sesame rice
    • Practice using Korean ingredients in your dishes
    • Experience the flavors of another culture
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    6 positive reviews
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    Simple French Food (Merchandise Mart)

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    Let your senses wander through the French countryside as you explore the rich cuisine of the region. In this all-levels class, you'll try your hand at such delectable French dishes as steak au poivre with pomme de terre puree and profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. As you work in small groups to prepare your meal, you'll practice important skills like balancing flavors, selecting and searing beef, working with spices, selecting potatoes, and blanching green vegetables. When you've finished, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy a delightful taste of France prepared by your own two hands.
    Simple French Food (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the art of cooking in the French fashion
    • Create delectable dishes like warm haricot vert salad with apples, almonds, and tarragon vinaigrette
    • Practice working with French ingredients and learn how to balance flavors
    • Gain the culinary skills of another culture
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    6 positive reviews
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    Cooking with Organic Fenugreek

    Tired of eating things with dubious ingredients? Who really knows what "thiamine mononitrate" is anyway? We've cooked up a solution for you! During this Indian cooking class you'll learn new recipes that use only gluten free and vegan ingredients. You'll discover the tricks of the trade, and leave this hands-on class ready to whip up the dishes on your own! Your experienced instructor will teach you how to make Fenugreek Pancakes, Fenugreek Bread, Fenugreek Pakora, and more, and give you copies of the authentic Indian recipes to take home with you. The wholesome ingredients will put your conscience to rest, and you'll leave the class with a happy stomach and a happy heart! This truly is food for the soul.
    Cooking with Organic Fenugreek

    2508 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Cook traditional Indian foods including Fenugreek Pancakes, Fenugreek Bread, Fenugreek Pakora, and more, with an experienced chef and life-long vegan
    • Enjoy delicious gluten-free, vegan food while knowing that your meal is both scrumptious and ethical!
    • Learn the main health benefits of organic Fenugreek and how to grow it in your home all year long
    • Show off your new recipes at your next dinner party!
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    Making Arancini - Risotto Balls

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    Got a hankering for some gourmet Sicilian food? There's an app(etizer) for that. Bring a taste of Sicily to your kitchen by learning to prepare one of its favorite appetizers: arancini! These risotto balls are filled with ground beef, mozzarella, and deep fried to golden goodness. Under the guidance of professional chef, you'll explore filling variations to spice your creations up, ensuring these delicious morsels will be a hit at your dinner table for years to come. After you're finished cooking, you'll toast the product of your labor with some complimentary wine. Toasts always sound much better on a full stomach.
    Making Arancini - Risotto Balls

    11 N NW Hwy, Park Ridge

    • Learn to prepare and cook deep fried arancini just like in a gourmet Italian restaurant
    • Explore various fillings to add variety to your mouth-watering creations
    • Broaden your cooking repertoire with hands-on practice under a professional chef
    • Enjoy a delicious meal and complimentary wine with your classmates after cooking
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    3 positive reviews
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    Culinary Adventure (Merchandise Mart)

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    Take a journey to another land as your professional instructor guides you through the flavors of far-off regions. With the destination changing each month, students have the chance to explore the culinary cultures of various cities around the world. Follow along as you learn about native ingredients and traditional techniques. You'll work in small groups to create a full menu of dishes that highlight the flavors and textures commonly found in the food of your selected region. Whether you're looking to discover a new style of cooking or simply want to reconnect with the flavors of your homeland, this class offers a great experience for all.
    Culinary Adventure (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Explore the cooking style of another culture and learn new techniques
    • Discover flavors and textures native to the region
    • Practice using traditional ingredients and native cooking techniques
    • Broaden your mind and palate
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    6 positive reviews
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    Know Your Gnocchi (Merchandise Mart)

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    These tasty little dumplings of Italian descent are ready to make an appearance at your dinner table. Follow along as a professional chef teaches you the secrets to creating such delicious dishes as potato gnocchi with sausage and leek ragu, spinach gnocchi with roasted garlic butter and toasted breadcrumbs, and cauliflower gnocchi au gratin with roasted red peppers and gorgonzola cheese. As you work alongside classmates, you'll practice essential skills like selecting potatoes, shaping and cooking gnocchi, selecting sausage, and working with leeks. When your dishes are ready, you'll grab a fork and reap the rewards of a job well done.
    Know Your Gnocchi (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the art of preparing homemade gnocchi
    • Prepare tasty recipes like cauliflower gnocchi au gratin with roasted red peppers and gorgonzola cheese
    • Practice shaping and cooking gnocchi with the help of a professional chef
    • Discover the secrets to cooking up an Italian favorite
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    6 positive reviews
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    Cuban Surf and Turf (Merchandise Mart)

    (6)
    Learn the secrets to cooking up rich Cuban cuisine that is sure to spice up your weekly dinner menu. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along with a professional chef as you craft tantalizing dishes including enchilado de camarones (deviled shrimp), sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce, cilantro rice, and tres leches cake. As you prepare dishes with fellow classmates, you'll practice important skills like selecting the best meat and fish, braising shrimp, sautéing pork, cooking rice, and mixing cake batter. When the cooking is complete, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy the tasty rewards of a job well done.
    Cuban Surf and Turf (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Master land and sea in the Cuban cooking style
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce
    • Practice traditional techniques such as braising shrimp and sautéing pork
    • Bring rich new flavors to your dinner table
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    6 positive reviews
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    Couples Cooking: Hawaiian Luau

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    Bring the tastes of the Hawaiian islands into your home with this all-levels class that's sure to take your senses on an exotic vacation. Cook up delicious dishes like mango and shrimp spring rolls, macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi with volcano-spiced pineapple relish, coconut rice, and passion fruit chiffon pie. As you work in small groups to create these delectable recipes, you'll also practice important skills such as selecting and cutting mangoes and pineapple, working with rice paper wrappers, selecting and sautéing fish, making nut crusts, and steaming rice. When you're finished cooking, you'll enjoy a Hawaiian feast with your classmates. Aloha! Note: All necessary equipment is provided. Teens 12 and up are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
    Couples Cooking: Hawaiian Luau

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to create the Hawaiian islands cuisine in your own kitchen
    • Make delicious dishes like macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi with volcano-spiced pineapple relish
    • Practice kitchen skills such as whipping egg whites and sautéing fish
    • Add exotic new flavors to your recipe book
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    24 positive reviews

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