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Events

NOW YOU’RE COOKING offers events each month to introduce new wines, cooking techniques, kitchen tools and more.

COOKING CLASSES

Our cooking classes are held from 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. The cost is $50/person which includes instruction, recipes, and in most cases a meal. Class participants will receive a 10% discount on many items the night of the class. Payment is required at time of sign-up. Refunds will be given for class cancellations with at least 48 hours notice. Please call the store at (207) 443-1402 to reserve your seat!

Polish July 16

Louisa will make traditional potato and cheese pierogies with you – actually, you’ll be doing most of the work. In addition, we’ll enjoy borscht, cucumber salad and sweet pierogies for dessert! Louisa spent three years in Poland in the early 90’s, and has lots of stories to share while you’re cooking. THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please call to get on the wait list.

Greek July 24

Enjoy making some Greek cuisine in this class with Chris Toy. We’ll start with homemade Greek pita and hummus with almond. After that, lamb shish kebabs with tzatziki and finishing up with rizogalo!
THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please call to get on the wait list.

Sushi July 31

Sushi is on the menu! We’ll start out making seafood wonton soup, then move right into the art of making a neat maki roll. (The key is, don’t overfill!) We’ll also have a side of steamed edamame.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Farmers Market Asian August 14

Join Chris Toy to make beautiful and tasty summer rolls and paht thai with fresh ingredients from the summer farmers market.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Cooking with Coffee August 20

You like to drink coffee, but what about eating it? Tonight we’ll be making an Aussie-style BBQ meatloaf, coffee rubbed pork tenderloin, grilled coffee-chili rubbed vegetables and a chocolate cappuccino parfait. Yeah, that sounds good…

Tagine August 22

Tagine refers to both a North African stew and the pot you use to cook it. Louisa will show you how to make an aromatic Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons. You will also get instructions on making your own preserved lemons, eggplant with chermoula (a sort of African pesto), couscous, and Moroccan shortbread cookies. THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please call to get on the wait list.

Pesto 3 Ways August 27

Pesto is fresh flavored and zesty! Learn to make 3 kinds – Walnut Sage, Basil, and Pistachio. Then we’ll use them as an appetizer, tossed with pasta, and topping a burger!

Vietnamese August 28

Pho and spring rolls are on the menu tonight, along with Vietnamese coffee ice cream! Don’t miss this fun class with Chris Toy. 
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Kids Pizza Class August 29

A new class for 8-14 year olds! We’ll make homemade pizza dough, brownies from scratch, and watermelon lemonade. (Don’t worry, Mom, we’ll offer them a salad, too.) Your child will make and eat a hearty meal, and they will also bring home a ball of dough to make pizza for the family! Cost per child is $35.00; the class will run from 5 – 7 pm. Louisa and Vanessa look forward to cooking with your kids!

Soup Basics September 10

Learn to make your own healthy, flavorful bone broths for soups or sauces, as well as the basics for making many different soups! The process is more or less the same, but you can add different ingredients based on what you have available.

Polish September 17

Louisa will make traditional potato and cheese pierogies with you – actually, you’ll be doing most of the work. In addition, we’ll enjoy borscht, cucumber salad and sweet pierogies for dessert! Louisa spent three years in Poland in the early 90’s, and has lots of stories to share while you’re cooking.

Ravioli & Tortellini September 26

Homemade pasta is so much better than store-bought!   You can cut it to make spaghetti or fettuccini, but tonight you will learn to make ravioli and tortellini. Fillings and sauces will be homemade. You will not go hungry this evening!

Dim Sum October 8

This is a fantastic hands-on class. Learn to make four outstanding recipes that can be served individually as appetizers, or all together as a meal. We’ll be making Pork Pot Stickers, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Pork Buns and Zongzi (a rice packet wrapped in a banana leaf.)

Tagine October 15

Tagine refers to both a North African stew and the pot you use to cook it. Louisa will show you how to make an aromatic Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons. You will also get instructions on making your own preserved lemons, eggplant with chermoula (a sort of African pesto), couscous, and Moroccan shortbread cookies. 

Mexican October 29

You will leave this class prepared to make a Mexican feast for your friends and family! Learn how to make homemade corn tortillas with a chipotle filling, fresh salsa, chili relleno, Mexican rice and smoked salmon ceviche. 

WINE TASTINGS & OTHER EVENTS

July 11 Wine Tasting 
Jessica Small will be here with a selection of wines from Easterly.
Wine tastings are free and open to the public. Must be 21 to participate. 5-7 pm


July 19 Wine Tasting – Art Walk 
Justin Diver is bringing some yummy wines from National for us to sample.
Wine tastings are free and open to the public. Must be 21 to participate. 5-7 pm


SPECIAL EVENT: July 25 SAKE Tasting
Justin from National and Colleen from SoPo will each have a few sakes for us to try. Think you don’t like sake? We think we might change your mind…
Wine tastings are free and open to the public. Must be 21 to participate. 5-7 pm


August 8 Wine Tasting
Katie will be with us from Crush!
Wine tastings are free and open to the public. Must be 21 to participate. 5-7 pm


August 16 Wine Tasting – Art Walk
Colleen will be joining us from SoPo!
Wine tastings are free and open to the public. Must be 21 to participate. 5-7 pm