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    Leather Work 101

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    What do you have in common with cowboys, bikers, and rock stars? You all have an affinity for leather! In this introduction to leather work class, you will choose from 4-6 projects along with a variety of leathers and hardware. You'll be able to modify and create your own patterns as well. This is a fun, easy class that gives you a chance to make a few things out of leather, such as a cuff, a clutch or a wallet. You can give them away as gifts or just add them to your impressive, ever-growing collection of leather accessories.
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    Leather Work 101

    3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to work with different types of leather and hardware
    • Create leather cuffs, clutches, or a wallet that you can use or give as a gift
    • Practice working with various design features such as snaps, rivets, and eyelets
    • No experience necessary
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Caribbean

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    Let your senses sail away on a Caribbean Cruise as you smell, touch, and taste the foods of the islands in this all-levels cooking class. A professional chef will be your cruise director as you learn all about the region's favorite fare and how to prepare it in your own home. Practice important skills such as selecting the best meat and produce, grilling shrimp, cutting mangoes and pineapple, roasting pork, cooking rice, and baking custard. You'll work in small groups with your classmates to create delicious menu items like jerk shrimp skewers with mango relish, adobo roasted pork loin, caribbean rice, and pudín de pan (spiced pineapple bread pudding). Then, take a seat at the table and enjoy your handmade island feast.
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Caribbean

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to cook with the flavors of the Caribbean
    • Discover secrets to selecting and grilling shrimp
    • Cook delicious dishes like jerk shrimp skewers with mango relish
    • Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure
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    Sausage Making

    This class will tell you where to stuff it. If you love sausage, you'll be in the right place, as you learn all the best sausage making techniques and secrets from a professional butcher. You'll be getting hands on experience grinding and casing meats, which in past classes have included beef, pork, veal, and turkey. After the class, you'll get to bring home your own handmade sausage to devour at a later date. During the class, you'll get to enjoy some delicious sausage on the spot during a post-sausage-making meal. The atmosphere of this class is kept light, and you're encouraged to bring your own adult beverages to enhance the fun. It's a sausage party!
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    Sausage Making

    1021 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

    • Learn butchering methods for grinding and casing sausage
    • Enjoy a flavorsome meal featuring delicious sausages
    • Enhance the experience by bringing along your own adult beverages
    • Satiate your stomach and mind during this unique culinary experience
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    Chicken 101 (Lincoln Square)

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    In this class, a professional chef will take you through 3 culinary techniques that will have you looking at chicken in a whole new way. Work alongside classmates as you grill, braise, and roast your way through a variety of dishes. Along with cooking techniques, you'll also learn tips to help you select your meat, pair it with produce, and determine its doneness. Your menu will include delectable dishes such as orange and soy glazed chicken with gingery grilled pineapple, Arabian spiced chicken and rice with yogurt sauce, and ancho chile-roasted whole chicken with winter squash-hominy hash. Once you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table with your classmates and raise a fork to your handmade feast.
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    Chicken 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the best ways to cook up your favorite dinnertime bird
    • Practice three techniques taught by a professional chef
    • Cook delicious dishes like orange and soy glazed chicken with gingery grilled pineapple
    • Gain new culinary approaches to a dinnertime staple
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    Gluten Free Pasta (Lincoln Square)

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    Have you missed the taste of fresh, handmade pasta ever since that pesky gluten allergy showed up on your dietary doorstep? Then you're going to love this. Let a professional chef lead the way to culinary satisfaction as you learn to make delicious gluten-free pasta from scratch. You'll create dishes like three-cheese and spinach lasagna with tomato sauce, fresh fettuccine primavera with pesto, and quinoa mac 'n' cheese with mushrooms, bacon, and gruyere cheese. You'll also practice pasta-making techniques like working with gluten-free flours, rolling and cutting fresh pasta, sautéing vegetables, and making béchamel sauce and pesto. When you're finished, you'll join your fellow classmates for a handmade pasta feast that will have you saying good riddance to gluten.
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    Gluten Free Pasta (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to make delicious gluten-free pasta
    • Discover how to work with gluten-free flours to make the best dough
    • Create delicious recipes like three-cheese and spinach lasagna with tomato sauce
    • Take your diet into your own hands and develop new culinary skills in the process
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Rome

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    Let your senses escape to Rome as you smell, touch, and taste the foods of Italy in this all-levels cooking class. A professional chef will be your tour guide as you learn all about the region's favorite fare and how to prepare it in your own home. Practice important skills such as rolling fresh pasta dough, preparing egg-based sauces, sauteing green vegetables and more! You'll work in small groups with your classmates to create delicious menu items like roasted broccolini with garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then, take a seat at the table and enjoy your handmade Italian feast.
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Rome

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to cook with the flavors Italy
    • When in Rome, eat as the Romans do!
    • Cook delicious dishes like Spaghetti alla Carbonara with homemade pasta
    • Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    Learn how to make fresh egg noodle pasta from flour, egg and water/scented olive oil, and salt. Chef Maya will also demonstrate how to make two easy and delicious sauces: an Ugly Tomato Sauce using “ugly” tomatoes and a simple and creamy Alfredo Sauce. We source the best ingredients to make these simple yet impressive dishes. We will also share our favorite markets/shops to get these ingredients and equipment so you can recreate these dishes for friends and family.
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    511 N Columbus Dr, Chicago

    • Learn to create handmade pasta dough during a social workshop
    • Get hands on experience making both pasta and sauces
    • Enhance the fun with adult beverages available for purchase
    • Develop your cooking repertoire and make some new friends
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    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

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    Fancy unique blends of cocktails made from the most exquisite alcohol in the city? What did you say? Been there done that? Well, sure you have when it comes to whiskey, gin and vodka. But Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall, has something special in store with their Grappa and brandy cocktail class. Tour the distillery to experience the creation of Brandy and Grappa made from delicious local apples. Using the finest handmade mixers and bitters from local produce and homemade syrups, this is as real as it gets! Sip delightful new flavors straight up, or dive into the intricate world of cocktail creation by getting a lowdown on dilution and temperature, flavor pairing, mixing, stirring and shaking. Saving the best for the last, end the class by tasting your signature cocktail! Scoot over old cocktails. It's time for some new cocktail magic!
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    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

    2010 W Fulton St, Chicago

    • Take a tour of Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall and see how they create cocktails
    • Create unique blends of cocktails by mastering the intricate cocktail-making science
    • Drink and discover new alcohols like Grappa and brandy
    • Enjoy the taste of your very own signature drink
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    Wet Felting 101: Sample Making

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    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this wet felting class! Wet felting is the process of compressing soapy-wet animal hair together to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can re-purposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with wet felting, nuno felting, and stitching techniques to create handmade felt samples to take home. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
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    Wet Felting 101: Sample Making

    1205 Crain St,, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Make your very own felt samples to take home as a souvenir of your new skill
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY projects
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    Sandal Making

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    Sandals: the perfect comfort footwear for almost every occasion. With the right sandals, you can look equally stunning running around the city or frolicking at the beach. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to hand-craft your very own pair of sandals from scratch, using a variety of soling and strap designs. Choosing from a wide selection of hardware and leathers, you'll create and install straps, attach buckles, and decorate your sandals with the findings and hardware available. The best part is that you'll be able to show off your creation on the walk home. After mastering this valuable skill, you'll never want to buy another pair of shoes from the store again!
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    Sandal Making

    3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn about the tools, materials, and process used to make leather sandals
    • Design, cut, build, sew, and decorate a custom pair from scratch
    • Learn about various leathers, straps, and buckles
    • Hand-craft your own pair of custom sandals to take home
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    21 positive reviews

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