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$10 Tasting of NY Breweries + Jarlsberg Cheese
Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Add some fun to the middle of your week and let Idle Hands Bar walk you through the tasting of three beers and a featured whiskey that all come with cheese pairings. $10. 25 Avenue B Downstairs, New York, NY; sign up here
Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sick of winter? Send your taste buds on a vacation with the help of Cook&Go. You will prepare and enjoy exotic dishes that conjure up sunshine and the beach, like lime sablé with a coconut-banana coulis. Tan not included. $39. 443 W 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Whiskey Business: Pairing Whiskey and Cheese
Thursday, February 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Whiskey and cheese, now there’s a combination that will warm you up. Let Murray’s Cheese show you how the contrasting flavors build on each other for a rich, satisfying taste experience. $75. 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here
Hands-on Mozzarella Making
Thursday, February 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
As you might have guessed, Artisanal Premium Cheese will introduce you to the craft of making fresh mozzarella. Not only will you take home your creation, you’ll also sample mozzarella variations from around the US and Italy. Come with an appetite! $110. 483 10th Avenue Suite 200, New York, NY; sign up here
Saturday, February 23rd, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Master the art of these dainty cookies by learning in a small class lead by Parisian chef Olivier at Mille-Feuille Bakery. He prepared the entire dessert menu for his own wedding, so you’re in very capable hands! $135. 552 Laguardia Pl., New York, NY; sign up here
Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!
Saturday, February 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Are you a seasoned sparkler sipper or just starting? Either way, Vino-Versity will walk you through the difference between 9 different bubblies. Next time a cork pops at a party, you’ll be a professional. $70.76. 1657 1st Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Introduction To Vegetarian Cooking
Sunday, February 24th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Based on the ancient Indian tradition of holistic medicine, Ayurveda, methods you learn in this class help you prepare healthier, tastier food for yourself. Bhagavat Life leads this vegan and gluten-free friendly course that covers everything from grocery shopping tips to spice mixtures. $100. 443 W. 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Hands-On Pie Making
Monday, February 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Kitchen wants you to learn the inside secrets of perfect pies from cookbook author, Millicent Souris. She’ll even help you tackle the most intimidating part of them all, the lattice-top. $65. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Healthy Tummies: Eating for Energy
Tuesday, February 26th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Keep your kids healthy and focused with the help of JCC Culinary Artsby learning a new doctor-approved menu of snacks that will keep them full and away from the junk food. Taste isn’t sacrificed for health here; you might start preparing the snacks for yourself. $50. 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Italian Reds: Vino! Rosso! Pronto!
Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aaron Epstein of Vino-Versity will demystify seven Italian red wines in this class, teaching you about the different regions so you can single-handedly navigate the labels next time you’re perusing the store shelves. $70.76. 1657 1st Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Explore Darkness and Light through Music and Wine
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wine, like music, can convey a light and darkness with subtle and intriguing complexity. Enjoy an evening of wine, chocolate, and cheese at Maslow 6 accompanied by live music. $65. 211 West Broadway, New York, NY; sign up here
Quick and Cozy Winter One-Pot
Thursday, February 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Learn to prepare four hearty one-pot meals in the kitchen of Camaje from a professional chef. Together you learn technique, apply it in the kitchen, and enjoy a hearty meal of everything prepared. $95. 85 MacDougal Street, New York, NY; sign up here
The Harmony of Beer and Cheese: America Does It Better
Friday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
American breweries, large and small, are reinventing the beers of bygone years with great enthusiasm. Share in the excitement with Murray’s Cheese by comparing the old and new counterparts side by side, improved only by also nibbling on complimentary cheeses. $75. 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here
Meatball Class with Daniel Holzman
Monday, March 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In a class both personal and culinary, Holzman will share stories from his experience as a chef as well as his meatball crafting technique at De Gustibus Cooking School. You will also learn to prepare sides to round out your meal. $95. 151 West 34th Street (8th Floor, Macy’s Herald Square), New York, NY; sign up here