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    Chocolate Confections

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    Wanna make some chocolate? Of course you do. Under the guidance of skilled ICE pastry chefs, you'll master tempering white, milk, and dark chocolate. Then you'll use the tempered chocolates for the two essential methods for chocolate confection-making: molded confections and hand-dipped truffles. You'll also learn a variety of elegant and colorful chocolate decorating techniques for your creations. Recipes include: chocolate English toffee; chocolate peanut butter cups; chocolate bark; and chocolate dipped confections. C'mon, just sign up. You can tell yourself it's for the antioxidants.
    Chocolate Confections

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to make a variety of Asian culinary staples with a partner at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Practice cooking techniques required for Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Korean cuisine.
    • Sink your teeth into fresh, hand-made Asian dishes
    • Step up your chocolate game and try something new
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    NYC Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour

    Discover the best desserts in New York City's busiest neighborhood. Learn about the neighborhood’s rough and tumble past, as well as the city’s unique culinary history while tasting the best sweets that the Big Apple has to offer! Your six tastings include: handcrafted chocolates, traditional American pies, the Broadway's favorite cookie, artisan breads, doughnut bites or cream puffs, and the best Greek pastries you can find in New York City! You’ll leave with a full stomach and newfound knowledge of NYC. We begin into the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, where you can debate how Hell’s Kitchen got its name. Later, we'll move west to 9th avenue, a culinary mecca where you’ll learn about the avenue’s culinary and historical significance. Guests will taste Broadway’s favorite cookie in the heart of the Theatre District and explore the ancient roots of pie while tasting an American classic. We'll get to know an off the beaten path family-owned Greek Baker that has been in the same location for almost 100 years! Visit a Hell’s Kitchen bakery known for giving back to the community and enjoy fresh baked artisan bread fresh from the oven. Lastly, we'll indulge in traditional Brazilian brigadeiros (chocolates) from a Cupcake Wars winning pastry chef. By the end of this tour, we know you’ll find heaven in Hell’s Kitchen.
    NYC Hell's Kitchen Dessert Tour

    Armed Forces Center, New York

    • Discover the best desserts in Hell's Kitchen on a 2-hour walking tour
    • Hit your ultimate sugar high as you devour handcrafted chocolates, pies, cookies, fudge, frozen custard, Greek pastries, and more
    • Learn about how Hell's Kitchen got its name, the neighborhood's rough past, and its interesting culinary history from your trusty tour guide
    • Indulge in the sweet sins and spellbinding stories of Hell's Kitchen
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    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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    The maze of narrow and chaotic streets that make up Chinatown and Little Italy are often intimidating and unknown to both visitors and locals alike. Join a walking tour led by an animated and friendly guide to learn more about these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. On this walking food tour, you'll visit seven different locations, while sampling food, culture and history. Enjoy a scrumptious cannoli one minute, and be headed to devour dumplings the next. Visiting everything from NYC staples to family-owned shops, hidden gems, and historic landmarks, you'll be engulfed in a food experience to remember. Your tasting menu may include:
    • Homemade mozzarella paired with prosciutto
    • Imported Italian cheeses
    • An authentic Sicilian pastry, cannoli
    • A tasty Italian surprise
    • Sit-down to Authentic Chinese meal
    • Authentic Chinese dumplings
    • A traditional Chinese pastry
    Note: All food tastings are included. This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. Tastings are subject to change without notice. Exact meeting location provided upon ticket purchase. Please make note of any dietary restrictions or food allergies in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. The tour will do its best to accommodate your food requests (this includes vegetarian substitutions if necessary).
    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

    Chinatown, New York

    • Traverse the eccentric Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods by foot
    • Visit seven different tasting locations
    • Eat delicious Chinese and Italian staples, from egg custard tarts and dumplings to cannoli and prosciutto
    • Explore the history and culture of these NYC hot spots
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    55 positive reviews
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    Cobblers, Dumplings and Shortcakes

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    Cobblers? Don't they repair shoes? Isn't Daniel Day Lewis a cobbler? This class is fortunately more about the succulent dessert. With an abundance of summery, ripe fruits, learn how to make them shine with these three simple desserts: cobblers, dumplings, and shortcakes. During this hands-on workshop, discover how to mix your own pastry dough, and assemble tasty cobblers and apple dumplings. From there, as these treats bake, you will gather around the communal table to enjoy freshly baked berry shortcakes with a cup of coffee or tea. Prepare for any occasion with your cobbler mastery.
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    Cobblers, Dumplings and Shortcakes

    65 Bleecker St, New York

    • Learn how to mix your own pastry dough and assemble tasty cobblers and apple dumplings
    • Create delicious desserts from ripe, summer fruits
    • Gather around the communal table to enjoy freshly baked berry shortcakes with a cup of coffee or tea, while your creations bake and rise
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    Modern French Pastry

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    There is nothing better than fresh delicious French Pastries filled with decadent flavors. Travel to the streets of Paris, learning the tips and tricks to make buttery hand-folded Croissants and beautiful picture-worthy worthy Eclairs. Come bake your own batch of delicious pastries from scratch and bring a box of goodies home to share! Grab an apron and invite a friend to join you on this culinary sweet treat adventure.
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    Modern French Pastry

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Learn basic baking skills with the company of friends in this 2-hour French Pastry making class
    • Bake delicious traditional French pastries such as chocolate croissants and apple tartes
    • Bring home a box full of your delectable creations to share!
    • Enjoy a glass (or 3) of wine while you bake at this BYOB class
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    Savory Baking One Day Course

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    Fluffy croissants. Cookies that melt upon touching the tongue. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Salivating just thinking about these savory treats? Under the direction of an experienced pastry chef, you'll practice the preparation and baking techniques behind the creation of delicious pastries. Using your creative expression as you go, you'll harbour your inner pastry chef and make these treats look exactly as good as they taste. Perfect for those looking to have fun in the kitchen or progressing into pastry arts. Leave a part of you on the plate.
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    Savory Baking One Day Course

    460 W 34th St, New York

    • Prepare and bake an assortment of savory pastries
    • Express your creativity through pastry decorating
    • Learn under the instruction of an experienced chef in a state-of-the-art kitchen
    • Taste these delicious treats
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    New York Food Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy

    Feel like NYC is gobbling you up? Turn the tables during this 3-hour walking tour, during which you'll sample the sights, sounds, and culinary delights of Little Italy and Chinatown! Starting from Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, you'll take a look back at a time to when these two vibrant neighborhoods were mostly Irish run, before heading south, where you'll pass by New York's first ever pizzeria. Arriving in Little Italy, you'll perhaps stop for espresso and a pastry, and will visit two popular fine food shops, featuring homemade pastas, and imported meats and cheeses. As you make your way southward along iconic streets, you'll find yourself immersed in a world where cuisine is culture, passing kitchen shops and restaurants promoting their fare with Old World charm. Arriving in Chinatown, you'll discover an altogether different world, rife with Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian vendors and shops. You'll browse the Chinatown markets, finding exotic fruits and vegetables, Asian butchers, fish vendors, and of course lots and lots of noodles. Exploring Mott and Mulberry Streets, you'll also find steamed dumplings, almond cookies, and barbecued duck beckoning from window displays, before walking past historic Columbus Park, and ending your journey at the city's oldest dim sum parlor. During this fulfilling experience, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy numerous samplings, and the chance to purchase more if you desire!. Certainly provides some food for thought, doesn't it?
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    New York Food Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy

    Chinatown, New York

    • Tour Little Italy and Chinatown during a 3-hour walking tour with a culinary focus
    • Get a firsthand look at fine Italian food shops and the Chinese market
    • Enjoy light samples of several delicious ethnic foods
    • Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of two distinct NYC neighborhoods
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    Dessert Baking Essentials

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    As much as everyone loves Rice Krispies Treats, brownies, and sugar cookies, sometimes it's nice to have a dessert not geared toward your inner child. Home Cooking New York will teach you the dessert basics you actually need to know, way beyond just chocolate-chip cookies or chocolate covered pretzels. You'll learn all the essentials, from working with chocolate to separating and beating egg whites, and making caramel, fluffy mousse, custard and a perfect pie crust. You will receive hands-on experience in baking Individual Apple Pies, Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel Whipped Cream, Profiteroles, and Caramel-Vanilla Pastry Cream. The home cook needn't know how to make a perfect puff pastry from scratch, but these easy-to-master techniques will help even the most inexperienced chef through a lifetime of dessert-making!
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    Dessert Baking Essentials

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn the dessert making basics and get kitchen experience under the guidance of an expert chef
    • Receive hands on experience baking apple pies, dark chocolate mousse, profiteroles, and caramel-vanilla pastry cream
    • Leave with the necessary skills to make delicious desserts that will impress any guest
    • No experience necessary
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    Make a Mille-Feuille

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    Three layers of fluffy puff pastry and two generous layers of luxurious cream or fruity jam. Some confectioner's sugar, cocoa, pastry crumbs, maybe roasted almonds, and -- of course -- fondant... in swirls! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in making and eating, why not join the masters of mille-feuille in a decadent dessert baking class? The preparation of this delectable French pastry includes a folding technique, Mille Feuille Bakery Cafe's special custard cream, and baking! You'll participate in each of these steps, learn the theory of the puff pastry, and make your own vanilla bean mille-feuille! Along the way, you'll sip on complimentary hot beverages in a relaxed, friendly environment with the Parisian chefs themselves! So French... so good!
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    Make a Mille-Feuille

    552 Laguardia Pl, New York

    • Make your own vanilla bean mille-feuille alongside Chef Olivier Dessyn
    • Learn how to prepare puff pastry from scratch with the proper folding technique
    • Enjoy free hot beverages in a relaxed, creative environment
    • Master the world's most decadent dessert, filled with special custard cream
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    29 positive reviews
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    The Perfect Crust

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    A tender, flaky and light crust is what often separates a good pie from a great one. In this class, experienced ICE pastry chefs teach you how to make that elusive perfect pie crust --- great for sweet or savory pies. Under their expert instruction, you’ll learn the same techniques and tips used by ICE career pastry grads at New York's top restaurants. You'll make and work with pâte brisée --- which you'll then use to make your very own double crust apple pie from scratch.
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    The Perfect Crust

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn the secrets of making the perfect pie crust at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Prepare and dine on apple pie and lemon tart, once you've mastered your crust
    • Wow your friends with expertly-crafted pastries at your next dinner party
    • Step up your cooking game and gain some valuable new skills
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    158 positive reviews

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