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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!

Dinner for Two March 24

Aaron Park will be teaching four quick meals-for-two with using similar ingredients—for dinner with a special “someone”, a treat with a good friend, or just regular ol’ dinner!
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Baking Bread with Maine Grains March 25

Jim is going to show us some fun recipes using Maine Grains! Learn how to make traditional steamed brown bread, a yeasted dough, and sourdough pancakes!
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Ravioli & Tortellini April 6

There’s nothing like homemade pasta – especially stuffed pasta with yummy sauces! This is a great class for beginners or pros.
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Tagine April 14

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.
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Cooking with Maple April 15

Welcome to the sweet world of cooking with maple! We’ll enjoy savory-sweet Ribs with Bourbon Barrel-aged Maple Syrup, Salmon with Maple Mustard, Vegetables roasted with Maple Pepper, and a Steamed Egg Custard drizzled with Blueberry Maple Syrup. Wowee!
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Wok Baked Chicken April 21

The tenderest, most delicious chicken ever! With Pot Stickers, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Stir Fry and Almond Cream with Mandarin Oranges.
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Breakfast Baking April 28

Brunch is always a good idea! Liven up your breakfast offerings with this baking class with Jim Amaral of Borealis Breads. You’ll learn how to make pancakes, muffins, and scones that will wow your family and friends.
POSTPONED we will call all registered guests with any updated information

Vietnamese May 12

Beef pho, shrimp summer rolls, spicy stir fried chicken and Vietnamese coffee ice cream!
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Dim Sum May 26

Learn how to make these amazing Asian appetizers for any social occasion! We’ll be making Pork Pot Stickers, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Pork Ribs, and Zongzi. This is a really hands-on class!
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Polish June 2

Louisa will bring you on a culinary trip to Eastern Europe in this very hands on cooking class. You’ll learn to make potato and cheese pierogi, Mizeria (cucumber salad), Barszcz (beet & vegetable soup), and a sweet pierogi for dessert.
SIX SEATS AVAILABLE

Mexican June 9

You’re in for a Mexican feast with this class! Learn how to make fresh, homemade corn tortillas with a chipotle chicken filling, chilis rellenos, Mexican rice, avocado soup and smoked salmon ceviche.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Asian Fusion Seafood June 16

Asia moves to Maine and settles in with some great menu items in tonight’s class! We start with Lobster Wonton Soup, then carry on with Shrimp & Scallop Spring Rolls (we’ll make our own duck sauce), and Cast Iron Roasted Teriyaki Salmon with Smoky Jasmine Rice. For dessert we’ll have Coconut Ice Cream with Ginger-infused Honey.
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to get on the wait list.

Tagine July 14

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.
SIX SEATS AVAILABLE

Sushi August 18

Chris Toy is back with his fabulous Sushi class! Learn to roll a perfect maki roll – regular and inside-out. Plus, seafood wonton soup and steamed edamame.
THREE SEATS AVAILABLE

Bahamian August 25

Taste the flavors of the tropics in this Bahamian cooking class with Chris Toy.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Farmer's Market Paht Thai September 8

All of the ingredients you need for a delicious Paht Thai are available at your local farmer’s market. Chris Toy will be your guide on this culinary adventure.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Dim Sum September 15

Learn how to make these amazing Asian appetizers for any social occasion! We’ll be making Pork Pot Stickers, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Pork Ribs, and Zongzi. This is a really hands-on class!
FIVE SEATS AVAILABLE

Greek September 22

Explore the flavors of the Medditerranean in this Greek Cooking class with Chris Toy.  You’ll be lead through the steps to make Lamb Shish Kebab with Tzatziki, Rice Pilaf, Homemade Pita, Hummus & Almond Dip, and Rizogalo.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Tagine Sept 29

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.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Cajun October 6

Les bons temps rouler! Get a taste of the Cajun South in this cooking class with Chris Toy. You’ll make Cajun Chicken Wings, Dirty Rice, Seafood Gumbo, Roasted Collard Greens with Bacon, and Beignets.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Mexican October 13

You’re in for a Mexican feast with this class! Learn how to make fresh, homemade corn tortillas with a chipotle chicken filling, chilis rellenos, Mexican rice, avocado soup and smoked salmon ceviche.
FOUR SEATS AVAILABLE

Polish October 20

Louisa will bring you on a culinary trip to Eastern Europe in this very hands on cooking class. You’ll learn to make potato and cheese pierogi, Mizeria (cucumber salad), Barszcz (beet & vegetable soup), and a sweet pierogi for dessert.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Spaghetti & Fettuccine November 3

Learn to make, roll and cut your own homemade pasta with Chris Toy! You will also learn two delicious sauce recipes.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Ravioli & Tortellini November 10

There’s nothing like homemade pasta – especially stuffed pasta with yummy sauces! This is a great class for beginners or pros.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Cast Iron Thanksgiving November 17

Learn a new, and speedy way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey with Chris Toy. Wok Baked Turkey, Dumpling Soup, Roasted Vegetables, and Poached Apples.
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

Asian Holiday Appetizers December 1

Get ready to host the holidays in style! Chris Toy will teach you how to make Egg Rolls, Fried Shrimp Wontons, Pot Stickers, and Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce. 
EIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE

WINE TASTINGS & OTHER EVENTS

Weekly Virtual Cooking Classes

Join a rotating list of our staff and other local chefs for a Facebook Live cooking class. We post ingredient lists and/or recipes before the class so you can follow along! Join us live or watch the video after the class on our YouTube channel. Thursdays at 4:30pm


June 20 | 20th Anniversary Celebration
POSTPONED


August 20 Preserving the Summer Harvest
Jenn Legnini of Turtle Rock Farm will be quick pickling some summer veggies as well as making a small batch of jam. She will talk about the canning process through and will give out illustrated canning instructions with some summer preserving recipes to make at home. Sign-up here. 5:30–6:30pm