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Autumn & Winter Cooking Classes at The Local Epicurean

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Epicurean classes are designed for the adventurous foodie in all of us. For beginners and experienced cooks alike, our hands-on classes offer practical and advanced techniques for making your own delicious creations, and help you build your culinary abilities. During your class, imported cheese, pesto, baguettes, and infused beverages are served to enhance your culinary experience - these are included in the price of the class. After your class, you are elgible for 50% off an Epicurean membership, which includes 5 complimentary bags of pasta throughout the year and 10% off all non-alcoholic purchases at our store.

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Autumn & Winter Classes

  • Epic Classic Gelato
$69.00 per person
Italy's Ice Cream!  Learn to make this simple delicious ice cream and take home a quart of your custom favorite.  This unique class includes a Three Course Lunch served during the class.
Offered - Saturday & Sunday @ 11am & 1pm & 3pm
  • Asian Noodle Class & Three Course Lunch
$69.00 per person
Celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn the art of Udon Noodle making while enjoying a three course lunch.  Menu:  Asian Cashew Salad, Udon Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables, Shanghai Sauce, Chocolate Dipped Lychee Nuts & Strawberries

Our Pasta 100 Series

Take all 5 Classes for only $199/ person

Thursday - Saturday
11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.

 
Sundays
11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
  • Pasta 101 "Pasta Fundamentals"
$59.00 per person
Learn to make pasta practically & make it at home without special equipment.
Rolled/ Ribbons & Ravioli
  • Pasta 102 "Seasonal Gnocchi"
$59.00 per person
Guests infuse pasta with fresh herbs & seasonal ingredients to make unique & delicious Gnocchi
  • Pasta 103 "Shape Shifting"
$59.00 per person
The Four Classic Filled Shapes Mezzaluna/ Ravioli/ Scarpinocc/ Capalletti
choose from unique fillings
  • Pasta 104 "The Fab Four"
$59.00 per person
Epicurean's Sauce Class Classic Marinara / Béchamel Basil Pesto/ Puttanesca
  • Pasta 105 "Extrusion Pasta"
$59.00 per person
Fusili/ Bucatini Rigatoni/ Macaroni
This class utilizes a Kitchen Aid stand mixer & Extrusion Attachments
  • Pasta 106 "Gluten Free Lasagna Class"
$59.00 per person
Learn to make gluten free pasta and assemble a gluten free lasagna to take home as a delicious meal.
 

More Classes

 
Offered:
(unless otherwise specified)
 
Thursday - Saturday
11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.

 
Sundays
11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
 
  • Fettuccine Alfredo Lunch & Cooking Class 
$59.00 per person
Learn the art of making Fettuccine Pasta and Alfredo Sauce from scratch then dine on your creation. Your delicious creation is also served with a Caprese salad of heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and chocolate dipped strawberries for desert.
Offered Saturday & Sunday at 11:00 A.M. or 1:00 P.M.
Weekday events offered for private parties of eight guests or more.

  • Champagne & Chocolate Buffet Lunch 
$49.00 per person
Choose from a wide variety of hand made chocolate and and seasonal treats including our popular chocolate sugar waffle, shortbread's, tarts and dipped fruit while sipping on Italian champagne or the popular champagne & peach nectar "Bellini"
Offered Thursday - Sunday from 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • Chocolate 102 Seasonal 
$69.00 per person
In this hands-on Chocolate Lunch & Cooking Class guests learn to make and dine on Chocolate French Press Espresso, Seasonal Chocolate Sandwiches & Chocolate Dipped Berries. During your sweet lunch learn to make: Chocolate Bark, Chocolate Bowls, Hazelnut Chocolate Butter Cups & classic Chocolate Mousse. Take home all of the chocolate you make during your class!

  • "Epicurean Toast" Cooking Class & Brunch
$69.00 per person
In our Brunch & Cooking Class guests learn to make French Press Espresso, Citrus Spritzers, Fruit & Nut Butter, Custard Infused French Toast & Crispy Prosciutto. Perfect weekend date and reservations allow for immediate seating on busy weekends!
  • Lunch & Pasta Class
$69.00 per person
Learn the art of pasta & ravioli making from scratch and enjoy a unique lunch prepared by epicurean chef's to compliment your pasta class.  Start your meal with seasonal gazpacho & a delicious selection of our flatbreads Piatta topped cheeses prosciutto & fresh herbs then indulge in chocolate dipped berries.
  • Fresh Mozzarella & Butter Making
$69.00 per person for Both Classes
Learn to make curds and then stretch your Mozzarella Brine or cure your creation with EVOO & Herb or Pesto.  Infuse your fresh churned butter with fresh herbs, fruit or floral.
  • Chocolate Lunch & Chocolate Class
$69.00 per person
Learn the art of Truffle making while indulging on chocolate waffles & whipped cream, chocolate dipped berries, chocolate Belgium sugar waffle & delicious daily chocolate features.
  • Five Course Dinner & Exhibition Cooking Class For Private Parties
$89.00 per person
Welcome back warm summer nights and casual dinners featuring the best of the season. Begin your meal with classic Gazpacho & Goat Cheese Crostini followed by Arugula Caesar & crisp Copa. Your entree is fresh handmade Linguine with Prosciutto & Black Truffles followed by the Italian Burrata Caprese Salad then finish your meal on the sweet side with Mascarpone & Strawberry Tarts.
Offered Wednesday – Sunday Evenings
 
  • Champagne Bellini Brunch & Five Course Exhibition Cooking Class For Private Parties
$79.00 per person
Brunch like the Venetians do with this classic brunch...  Begin your meal with Champagne Bellini & Pistachio Chocolate Strawberries then indulge in Truffles Egg Crostini, Burrata Caprese, Risotto with Asparagus & Prosciutto then finish with fresh Ricotta Cheese, Sweet Cherries, Honey & Pistachios.
Offered Saturday & Sunday
 
  • Ruby Chocolate Truffle Class with Champagne For Private Parties
$79.00 per person
The Mysterious RUBY CHOCOLATE has now arrived and it's delicious. Called the "5th Chocolate" by master chocolate makers this unique Ruby Pink Chocolate has Floral & Citrus undertones and pairs perfectly with champagne. Mold this beautiful chocolate into your own unique Truffles utilizing nuts, fruits & flowers.
Offered Saturday & Sunday
  • Risotto Class & Dinner
$89.00 per person
Guests learn the art of perfect Risotto making then enjoy a three course dinner of Spinach Caesar Salad and their Custom Risotto finished with Chocolate Dipped Berries & Infused Beverages
Offered – Friday & Saturday @ 5pm & 7pm & Sun @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Group Holiday Pasta or Chocolate Truffle Class & Buffet
$69.00 per person
Learn the secrets of making Pasta & Ravioli – Or, Chocolate Truffles while enjoying a full Buffet of Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, short Rib Beef Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon, Bruschetta Board & Dipped Berries
Offered - Seven Days per Week

  • "Dinner in Parma" Chicken Parmesan Cooking Class & Three Course Dinner
$89.00 per person
Learn to make this classic dish form the "Parma" region of Italy famous for Parmesan Cheese while enjoying a Spinach Strawberry Salad with Cheese & Walnuts, Chicken Parmesan with hand made Fettuccine & Tomato Basil Sauce. Finish this delicious meal with fresh baked Tarts filled with Gelato & Seasonal Fruit.
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
  • Sicilian Scampi Class & Dinner
$89.00 per person
This class features the best of the Island of Sicily beginning with Lobster Cakes with Pesto Aioli, Shrimp Scampi with hand Made Tortellini / Tomato & Basil Sauce & Lemon & Basil Gelato
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Lobster Pasta Class & Dinner
$89.00 per person
Guests prepare with our instructor a rich three course dinner beginning with Shrimp Scampi Salad, Lobster Manicotti with Tomato Alfredo Sauce and finish with Italian Semifreddo. Class attendees dine on each course as it’s completed.
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Bruschetta Brunch & Pesto Making Class
$69.00 per person
The three course brunch includes, pesto making class & baguettes with basil pesto tossed spiced greens & cheese, bruschetta topped with sun-dried tomato pesto with local eggs & truffle cheese & “torched” bruschetta with chocolate, pine nuts & whipped cream
Offered Saturday & Sunday @ 11am & 1pm

  • Umbrian Steak Dinner & Cooking Class
$89.00 per person
The Umbrian region of Italy is best known for Beef & Red Wine. We combine both in this unique class featuring – Black Olive Pesto Caesar Salad, Seared Garlic Sirloin, handmade Linguini w/ Mushroom & Artichoke Sauce & Chocolate Tiramisu
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • "Michigan Morel" Dinner & Cooking Seasonal Class (Spring & Early Summer) 
$89.00 per person
Celebrate spring and early summer with this classic menu featuring pan seared morels atop arugula & Chevre salad paired with a Michigan bourbon morel sauce & porcini dusted chicken with hand made fresh angel hair pasta - Finish this classic meal with strawberry basil gelato shortcake.
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Night in Naples Dinner & Cooking Seasonal Class (Autumn & Winter)
$89.00 per person
Warm Mediterranean nights with sea breeze and this classic autumn menu make for a great night out – Three cheese prosciutto & Spinach Salad, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce & Pumpkin Gelato
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Dinner in Portofino & Cooking Class
$89.00 per person
This quaint seaside town is best known for its spectacular views and a specialty chicken dish, “Milanese” – start your dinner off with Sun-dried Pesto Caesar, Chicken Milanese & Hot Spiced Cherries & Vanilla Gelato
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Dinner in Rome Cooking Class
$89.00 per person
Enjoy a delicious and authentic three course dinner you prepare with our instructor. Dine on Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad, White Chicken Lasagna & Flambé of Pears with Gelato & Sugar Fingers. Class attendees dine on each course as it’s completed.
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Dinner in Venice Cooking Class
$89.00 per person
Enjoy this delicious northern Italian meal prepared with our instructor while dining on Prosciutto Salad, handmade Tortellini with Classic Beef Bolognese sauce & rich Italian Cherry Cream Cake
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

  • Tuscan Dinner Cooking Class
$89.00 per person
Guests prepare with our instructor an authentic three course Tuscan dinner beginning with a classic caprese Salad tossed with our house made mozzarella, Roast Chicken Cannelloni with a Marsala Wine Sauce and lastly a luscious just made Tiramisu. Class attendees dine on each course as it’s completed.
Offered Thursday @ 6pm - Friday @ 5pm & 7pm - Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
 

** Private Classes are available at anytime for groups of 8 - 48 guests. **

** Please ask about Group Discounts. **

Autumn & Winter Cooking Classes at The Local Epicurean