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Upcoming classes in Toronto – macarons, French pastry and wine/ food pairing

Wine and food pairing classes in Toronto

Moet et Chandon tasting room
Best 12 Under $20: Great value wines from the LCBO with food pairings at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market
Friday September 9th 2016 6.30pm – 9.30pm

(Note: this is a wine education class with a hands-on cooking component!)
Join us for an evening of wines that offer great value, and superior taste for their price.  We’ll sample whites and reds, lighter to full-bodied – and maybe a few surprises as well.  Roaming the world of wines available through the LCBO, various Old World and New World countries, and several different grapes, will be explored. All wines will be in the $10-$20 sweet spot, ideal for all your entertaining needs. Wines will be matched with tasty hors d’oeuvres that you will learn to make through the evening (a mixture of hands-on and demonstration dishes).  Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Impress your friends with your wine knowledge and wow their palates with some “easier to make than you think” hors d’oeuvres! If you want to create that wine wish list with a bang, chat informally about the world of wine, and learn a few “go to” dishes for pairing with your wine, this is the evening for you.

For more details and to register for “Best 12 under $20”, click here.

L’heure de l’apéro – French cocktail party snacks with wine pairings at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market
Friday November 4th 2016 6.30pm – 9.30pm

In this hands on class, you’ll learn to make some special “apéro” treats that will transport you to the City of Light. We’ll learn to make gougères (savoury cheese puffs), puff pastry “bâtons” (breadsticks) with tapenade or mustard, cheesy crackers, sweet and spicy mixed nuts and a couple of savoury shortbreads. Wine will be paired with each dish and Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings (at least four wines). Impress your friends with this oh-so-French selection of nibbles!

For more details and to register for “L’heure de l’apéro”, click here.

Macaron classes in Toronto

Blueberry macarons with cream cheese frosting filling on eatlivetravelwrite.com
Macarons made easy! at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market
Friday October 14th 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday November 6th 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday November 27th 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Love macarons but afraid to try them at home because you’ve heard they are hard to make? During this hands-on class, you’ll change your mind! We’ll teach you secrets to practically no-fail macarons covering different flavoured and coloured macarons with a variety of ganache/fillings. You’ll get to practice important techniques for macaron success – macaronnage (the technique for getting the batter just right) and piping. You’ll get to take home a selection of macarons

For more details and to register for Macarons made Easy! on Friday October 14th 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, click here.
For more details and to register for Macarons made Easy! on Sunday November 6th 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm, click here.
For more details and to register for Macarons made Easy! on Sunday November 27th 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm, click here.

French pastry classes in Toronto

Cream puffs filled and topped on eatlivetravelwrite.com
Éclairs, profiteroles, gougères, chouquettes – choux pastry made easy! at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market
Sunday November 6th 2016, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday November 27th 2016, 2pm – 4pm

In this class, you’ll learn how to work with choux pastry to create delectable éclairs, profiteroles, chouquettes and gougères(savoury cheese puffs). Discover the secrets to perfect choux pastry – it’s easier than you think!  You’ll learn how to use the pastry to create both savoury and sweet treats as well as a variety of fillings to impress your friends with these “looks harder to make than they actually are” classic French pastries.

For more details and to register for Choux pastry made easy on Sunday November 6th, click here.
For more details and to register for Choux pastry made easy on Sunday November 6th, click here.