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Italian Dinner with Tiramisu Finale
 (10)
$
100
/ Person
While the fresh salad and wonderful pasta dish created here is certainly spectacular, the main draw of this class is learning how to make one of the most delicious Italian desserts ... morein existence, Tiramisu! This beloved sweet treat consists of ladyfingers drenched in expresso. These ladyfingers are then layered with a sinfully delicious mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese! This is a dessert that many people think is too complicated to make at home, yet here you will learn how to re-create this dish that is sure to please the whole family!
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Halloween Cooking Class
$
80
/ Person
Bring your children and tag along! This is Halloween pumpkin carving raised to a whole new level! Under Chef Celio’s careful supervision, you will learn to make Pumpkin Cream Soup ... morein a Jack-O-Lantern shell, Bat-Pasta with special pumpkin filling, and a special pumpkin dessert. You will then sit down for a lunch with the food that was prepared in the class. Your children are going to have a blast, that’s our promise!
scary tasty
No Frills Dumplings
 (6)
$
75
/ Person
It can be intimidating to participate in a cooking class, particularly if you are learning a technique that is unfamiliar. In the No Frills Dumpling Class, Chef Patty Chan and Chef ... moreMarco make their participants feel immediately at home by beginning the session with a simple introduction. “The first thing we ask them is to tell a story,” Chef Marco explains. “And that’s the hardest part for most people. It’s not the dumpling making but telling a story about their experience with food. Food is a gathering point…. We try to express how this is going to be a story in their book.”

Chef Patty Chan seeks to impart her passion for dumpling cooking upon each and every one of the class participants. She honors her family’s heritage and her own personal memories by carefully yet informally instructing students in the art of dumpling making. Here you will learn everything you need to know about dumpling making, from constructing the skin to creating the fillings to learning the five traditional folding and crimping techniques!
13-Oct | 21-Oct | 27-Oct
Make Truffles, Bark, and More
 (10)
$
75
/ Adult
If you love chocolate, you'll love this introductory chocolate-making class, led by a French-trained, award-winning chocolatier. You’ll enjoy some chocolates, learn how chocolate is ... moremade, and try your hand at creating delicious truffles, bark, and other tasty confections. You’ll be amazed by what you can make in just one afternoon in a home kitchen, and you’ll leave with plenty of chocolate treats to share with family and friends.
28-Oct
Learn to make Fresh Pasta
 (5)
$
85
/ Person
In this class, Chef Pereira will instruct you on the timeless art of constructing fresh and delicious pasta! The majority of Boston cooking classes tend to not focus upon authentic ... moreItalian fare, so this is a real treat, as just about everyone loves pasta!

You will learn how to make different kinds of pasta here, such as tortellini and gnocchi. Tortellini has a very distinctive ring shape and is typically stuffed with all sorts of delicious fillings from various cheeses to different kinds of meats. Gnocchi is a small kind of dumpling that is generally thick in texture and flavored with various herbs. Of course, the sauce is an important part of creating tasty pasta dishes, so you will also learn the different steps and ingredients that go into creating a flavorful and authentic ragout!
12-Oct | 13-Oct | 14-Oct | 19-Oct | 20-Oct | 21-Oct | 26-Oct | 27-Oct...
Vegetarian Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

You’re not going to miss meat with this luxuriously decadent vegetarian fare. In this class, we’ll learn about soffritto and mirepoix that puts the “classic” in our Tomato Soup and a French sauce that transforms this lasagna into “food for the gods”. Finish off with a no-dairy luscious dessert that’s super easy to make! This class is gluten-free as we will use gluten-free lasagna noodles from Italy. 

Cauliflower fritters, Classic Tomato Soup, Roasted (or Grilled) Vegetables with Spinach Lasagna, Coconut Panna Cotta with Organic Berries (Gluten Free)
30-Nov
Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of
$
69
/ Person
One of the greatest things about wine is that there’s always something new to discover – grapes you’ve never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, ... moreetc. These are often the areas where you will find the best values.

The Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. An assortment of cheese and antipasto will be served during class to introduce the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.
16-Oct
Tutto Formaggi - Cheezy!!
 (2)
$
85
/ Person
The title of this class literally translated to everything cheese, and who doesn’t love cheese? Here you will learn about the importance of various cheeses in creating delicious Italian ... morefood! This class features cheese as the star of the show, creating a parmesan crusted salad with fresh mozzarella paired with Quadro Formaggi pasta!
12-Oct | 13-Oct | 14-Oct | 19-Oct | 20-Oct | 21-Oct...
A Gourmet’s Delight
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook! 

Get ready to roll out some dough—we’re going to make this elegant pizza of organic figs and three cheeses that’s an absolute favorite with friends. And that’s just the appetizer. Jeff will share a restaurant secret in making perfectly cooked cod loin, and we will prepare a compound butter that's a match-made-in-heaven with roasted butternut squash. Finally, we’ll cap the evening with divine cacao and hazelnut cookies served with a dollop of our favorite organic ice cream. 

In this class, we will make:

Fig and Three Cheese Pizza, Breaded Cod-Loin with white wine and capers, Roasted butternut squash with sage butter sauce, Cacao and Hazelnut cookies served with Alden ‘s Vanilla Ice Cream
21-Oct | 17-Nov
Learn to make Gumbo
$
50
/ Person
Gumbo is perhaps one of the most quintessential, important dishes in Southern cuisine. In fact, it is the official cuisine in the state of Louisiana! Gumbo is a thick, hearty type ... moreof stew which begins with a strongly flavored stock and some sort of protein which can range from shrimp to crawfish to pork or sausage. These two ingredients are then mixed with the southern “holy trinity” of celery, bell peppers and onions. Various spices are incorporated as well to give the gumbo its characteristic heat!

In this class, Chef Pendarvis will share his southern roots with you by instructing you in the art of making this important dish. With his wonderful sense of humor and love for telling stories of the Southland, he will immediately make you feel at home, creating a wonderfully fun and educational experience!
10-Nov | 11-Nov | 12-Nov | 13-Nov | 14-Nov | 15-Nov | 16-Nov...
Hurry, I Want My Thai Green Chicken Curry
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. On a mission to introduce more Asian dishes, Marlene & Jeff went on a culinary immersion early this year, taking classes in five cooking schools in Bangkok, Bali and Siem Reap. In this class, we will make green curry paste from scratch which will be the base for both our delectable appetizer and the mildly spicy and bursting- with- flavor Thai Green Chicken Curry, one of Marlene’s all-time favorites! A Grapefruit Avocado salad will be a refreshing palate cleanser and we finish with a light dessert of Coconut Pandan Jelly.

In this class, you will make:

Pork and Shrimp Lettuce Wrap, Grapefruit Avocado Salad, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Coconut Pandan Jelly (Gluten Free)

*We will be using sustainably-farmed shrimp for this class
12-Oct | 9-Nov
Vegetarian Italian
 (3)
$
85
/ Person
A healthy cooking class that places emphasis on preparing tasty, satisfying vegetarian dishes. You will be so impressed with the flavors produced here that you will never miss the ... moremeat! Some of the delicious dishes created here include manicotti, tubular shaped pasta which encapsulates a savory filling of cheeses and herbs and pasta arrabbiata, a famous vegetarian dish known for its spicy and flavorful sauce!
12-Oct | 13-Oct | 14-Oct | 19-Oct | 20-Oct | 21-Oct...
Teaching Kids to Cook Healthy
$
40
/ Person
In this class, Chef Larsen works with small groups of four to ensure that each child receives the individual attention and instruction they deserve. She carefully instructs them in ... morethe timeless art of creating healthy and delicious meals. Each child is responsible for creating four separate dishes, including the main course, a vegetable, a desert and a bread/granola item that they can take home to share with the whole family!

Cooking is an important life skill, and it is Kathleen’s goal to put a smile on each and every child’s face that takes her class. Parents are absolutely blown away by the results they see as well. “I get testimony after testimony from parents saying their kids are more interested in cooking,” Larsen states. “They’re so proud of themselves that they can make dinner… That’s what it’s all about!”
educational and fun!
Taste of Asia
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook!

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

In this class, you will make:

Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls, Organic Chicken Mango Coconut Curry, Organic Salad Greens with a Soy and Sesame dressing, Steamed Organic Brown Rice, Banana Fritters (Gluten Free)
4-Nov
Pinot to the People
$
119
/ Person
Over the past few decades, Pinot Grigio has become nearly synonymous with “easy-drinking white wine”, and Pinot Noir has emerged as the red wine that can do no wrong. What makes the ... morePinot family of grapes so drinkable? Why is just about every wine producing country trying to grow Pinot? Explore these questions and more in our 2 hour Pinot to the People! class. Learn about Pinot Grigio and its alter ego, Pinot Gris. Try Pinot Noir in both its red and white forms and get to know cousin Pinot Blanc/Bianco. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

MENU Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!

Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine with hors d’oeuvres & canapes

WINE VERSUS WINE – Italian Pinot Grigio | New Zealand Pinot GrisPINOT PERSONALITY – Burgundy Pinot Noir | Oregon Pinot Noir | California Pinot Noir

DINNER
Timballo | Baked pasta with eggplant
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in wine & sage
Insalata mista | Mixed green salad
Citrus polenta cake with balsamic strawberries
Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir
27-Oct
Learn to Cook from Scratch!
$
85
/ Person
Chef Gatto is passionate about creating all of his food from scratch. In this class, he will come to you to teach you how to create a delicious meal from the absolute ground up. This ... moremeans that you will be making your own bread, creating your own sauces, grinding your own meat, etc! He will show you how creating foods from scratch not only eliminates unhealthy preservatives, it also gives the food you are making a far deeper flavor and more delicious texture!
nothing boxed or bagged
Taste of Asia 2
 (3)
$
103
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook! Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

Thai Organic Chicken and Shrimp Lemongrass Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai), Chinese Five-Spice Pan-fried All Natural Pork tenderloin Medallions, Sautéed Shanghai petite bok choy, Steamed Organic brown rice, Pandan and Coconut Jelly (Gluten Free)

Event details:

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
Class size 6-8 participants

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)
Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first-rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
Instruction style is a combination of demonstration and hands-on
7-Oct | 3-Nov
Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey
$
119
/ Person
The word “whiskey” comes from old Gaelic and means the “water of life”. It’s no wonder why we feel the need for a refill now and then.... more

Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey is an ideal class for all levels – experienced whiskey adventurers and those just starting their journeys. The evening begins with a 2-hour class providing an overview of the wide world of whiskey. You will learn how to taste and talk about whiskey while comparing whiskey styles, ingredients, and origins.

Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing whiskey and food. After class, we’ll clear our palates and our heads with an American barbecue dinner paired with wine.

TASTING CLASS MENU (subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsey!)

Innis & Gunn Scottish Cask-Aged Beer | Bully Boy White Whiskey | Old Overholt Rye Whiskey | Four Roses Bourbon | Slane Castle Irish Whiskey | Gordon & McPhail Single Malt Scotch

DINNER MENU

Blue Ribbon Barbecue
Barbecue chicken | Barbecue pork | Kansas City burnt ends Rice & beans | Collard greens | Potato salad | Chocolate whiskey cake Chardonnay | Zinfandel
10-Nov (class + dinner)
No Gluten Italian
 (2)
$
85
/ Person
Many people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten presume that they cannot enjoy authentic Italian food. This is simply not true, and this class will prove it! In this class, we ... morewill put that rumor to rest once and for all, as you will learn how to make pasta that is both delicious and gluten-free! This healthy cooking class begins with a salad made with fresh mozzarella and, of course, Italian wine before you move on to the main course, creating delicious gluten-free pasta dishes!
4-Oct | 5-Oct | 12-Oct | 13-Oct | 14-Oct | 19-Oct | 20-Oct | 21-Oct...
Advanced Art of Butchery
$
200
/ Person
This is one of the most intriguing food classes in Boston you will ever find! Not only do you have the opportunity to learn directly from Chef Walker’s experiences and travels, you ... morewill literally learn how to take apart an entire animal!

While most butchering classes will only teach you how to obtain certain cuts of meat, in Chef Walker’s class, absolutely nothing goes to waste. You work with every part of the animal, from head to tail, learning the best preparation methods for each and every cut of meat you obtain.

The whole butchery not only promotes a greater respect for the animal you are utilizing, it encourages creativity, as you will be working with cuts of meat that may not be familiar to you! In this class, Chef Walker brings people together for incredible moments of education mixed with information and of course, fun.
whole animal butchering class
Football & Wine / Super Bowl Prep
$
69
/ Person
REAL FOOTBALL LOVERS DRINK WINE! No really, they do! What does your tailgate menu look like? Chicken wings? Buffalo dip? Chili? Pizza? Nachos? Sliders? There’s a wine for each of them, ... moreand we are going to transform your game day festivities in this exhilarating class of tailgating favorites and wine.
26-Oct | 31-Jan

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