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Culinary Basics and Knife Skills with Chef James Larvia

$26

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Always popular! If a trained chef was given a couple of hours to mentor you, and answer your burning culinary questions, what might you ask, what expertise and insights might you gain? Observe, learn, and have fun practicing knife skills, sharpening, basic prep and cooking techniques. Touch on questions relating to meal preparations, time management, food presentation, and flavor pairing. Learn Chef Larvia’s most recommended kitchen supply essentials. Take your entertaining to the next level! Your knife will be sharpened in this class.

Tues, 2/4/20120, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, $26, Limit: 10 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home. 

Other classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: Whole Chicken Processing, German Winter Cuisine, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews. 

Whole Chicken Processing

$30

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to utilize the whole bird. Have you ever had a whole chicken and not quite known what to do with all of it? Learn from Chef James how to breakdown the bird into more manageable sizes. Whether you roast yourself, or buy pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken, learn to utilize every part of the chicken by applying different cooking techniques.

Wed, 2/26/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $30, Limit: 8 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home.  

Other Culinary Arts Series classes include: Culinary Basics and Knife Skills, German Winter Cuisine, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews.

Winter Comfort Soups and Stews

$25

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Take the chill off! When the nights start getting colder, people turn to the warmth and comfort of homemade soups and hearty stews. Learn to make two classic family favorites from scratch - Split Pea and Ham, and Southwest Chicken Stew. 

Tues, 3/10/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $25, Limit: 8 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home. 

Other Culinary Arts Series classes include: Culinary Basics and Knife Skills, Whole Chicken Processing, German Winter Cuisine, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews.

Vegetarian Soups and Stews

$25

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy homemade comfort, while eating lower on the food chain. Learn to make Georgia Peanut Stew as well as Vegetarian Caldo Verde (Portuguese Greens soup).

Wed, 03/18/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $25, Limit: 8 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home. 

Other Culinary Arts Series Classes Include: Culinary Basics and Knife Skills, Whole Chicken Processing, German Winter Cuisine, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews 

German Winter Cuisine

$27

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Can’t travel to Germany, let the cooking take you there! Chef James will teach you more about his favorite type of cuisine by instructing you on how to make flavorful German Potato Salad, Spaetzel, and Braised Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut!

Thurs, 04/2/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $27, Limit: 8

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home. 

Other classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: Culinary Basics and Knife Skills, Whole Chicken Processing, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews.

Chinese Appetizers

$39

with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Learn about basic Chinese cooking tools, ingredients, seasonings, caring for woks and cleavers, and techniques you can adapt for everyday cooking. Classic Chinese eggrolls, pot sticker dumplings, sesame noodles, and spareribs with homemade black bean sauce will be served, with a variety of fillings and wrappings for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. Part demo, part hands-on. Bring sm container or baggie for possible leftovers. Chris is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School instructor who’s taught Asian cooking in Maine for 30 years. A retired teacher, principal, university instructor, and Maine Guide, he learned cooking from his parents. Classes integrate his love of teaching and great food, highlighting a fusion of Far East foods with local Northeast offerings.

Thurs, 4/9/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $39 includes food,

Instructor: Chris Toy





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