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Upcoming Cooking Classes & Events for 2017


The Quince Essential Series: Intensive Techniques for the Serious Amateur

Part One - Wednesday January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 2017,         6:00 - 9:30 pm
Part Two - Wednesday March 1, 8, 29 & April 5 2017
Learn the Quince-Essentials for the culinary world. Study the basics and build on these techniques as you learn how to make beautiful food. Practice the art of the saucier to the fine details of pastry in a fully participatory class held in the stainless-steel Quince Studio.
This intensive series will set you up with strong skills for further culinary adventures, from knife skills & stocks to sauces and meats, building up to a grand meal on the last evening which uses the skills acquired throughout the series! Every evening will culminate in dinner at the harvest table with a glass of wine in hand. Build and expand your food and wine experience. Meant to be a series but if we have room we may be able to fit you in for one evening. See our outline for a full itinerary and cost for the individual evenings.
Here the The Quince Essentials Outline.
Cost: Part One: $600.00, Part two $475.00

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Hawaiian Cocktail & Waikiki Pupus (Tapas)
Tuesday February 7, 2017         6:00 - 7:30 pm
Demo & Tasting Bar: class in the making of 3 Waikiki favourites Menu: North Shore Fish Tacos, Ahi Tuna Poke, Guava and Rum Glazed Pork Ribs and a Hawaiian cocktail to match
Cost: $60.00

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Valentine's Day... a Culinary Seduction: Food for Lovers of Food!
Tuesday February 14, 2017         6:00 - 9:30 pm
Come contemplate the nature of love through an extravagant hands-on cooking class, guaranteed to seduce any palate. You'll enjoy your evening's creations - one delicious course at a time - in our candlelit front gallery with beautiful wines and romantic music to match. Menu: Hors d’oeuvre: Oysters on the half shell, Mini Crab Cakes, Appetizer: Cinnamon Duck Breast, Salad with Endive, Hazelnuts and Oranges Main: Seared Smoked Sablefish, Chorizo Citrus Sauce & Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes Dessert: Choux Pastry Vanilla Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce and Praline
Cost: $300.00 per couple

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The Dead of Winter
Saturday February 25, 2017        3:00 - 7:00 pm
Right in the dead of winter you need soul food to heat you through and let you settle into the reality of winter. This hands-on class starts later on a Saturday afternoon to give us enough time to braise the short ribs and prepare the rest of the dinner which we will be enjoying with wine to match. Menu: Escarole Salad with a Warm Double Smoked Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette and Aged Goat Cheese Crouton; Imperial Stout Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Yukon Gold Potato Mash, Roasted Root Vegetables and for dessert nothing but a Warm Chocolate Souffle.
Cost: $132.00

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The Quince Essential Knife Class
Tuesday February 28, 2017         6:00 - 9:00 pm
Believe me it all starts with the knife! This class is sure to get you up and running straight to your cutting board with your Chef's knife. Your confidence and skill will no doubt increase and your knife cuts are guaranteed to impress family & friends. We will cover various knives, sharpening techniques, and the all-important way to hold a knife like a professional in order to chop endlessly with greater precision. Practice and put your skills into use with a Tomato Brushcetta followed by a Thai Vegetable Julienne & Prawn Salad.
Cost: $120.00

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Pintxos & Vermouth
Tuesday March 7, 2017         6:00 - 7:30 pm
Demo & Tasting Bar: Join us in the kitchen with our Catalan Apprentice Cook for a drink and a few Pintxos. Menu: Gamba a la Plancha; Pepito de Ternera; Gilda; Chistorra con Huevo Frito de Codorniz; Bacalao Confitado con Mermelada de Tomate y Cebolla; Escalivada con Anchoa.
Cost: $60.00

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Show me the Dough
Saturday March 11, 2017         2:00 - 5:00 pm
Learn the essentials of mixing, fermenting, shaping, proofing and baking perfect artisan bread. In this workshop you will make Crunchy French Style Baguette; Braided Plump Raisin Buns and Grissini the Crispy Italian Breadsticks. There will be a short break (kitchen style) to enjoy Warm Soup and Crusty Quince bread.
Cost: $115.00

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Winter Spice
Thursday March 30, 2017        6:00 - 9:00 pm
Roasting flavours of winter warming cinnamon spice, fennel and cumin along with wafting aromas of chocolate and toasted hazelnuts are certain to mesmerize your friends. Raise the bar in your next dinner party with your foodie friends with this hands-on cooking class under expert guidance with wine to match. Not a TV show – the real thing! Menu: Cinnamon Duck Breast, Citrus, Endive and Hazelnut Salad; Fennel & Cumin Crusted Lamb Sirloin roasted with Preserved Lemons, Goat Cheese Polenta and Red Wine Figs; Chocolate Tart.
Cost: $132.00

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Spanish Tapas: Good Things Come on Small Plates
Thursday April 6, 2017         6:00 - 9:00 pm
Hands on cooking class in the making of Pilar's favouite Spanish Tapas. Menu: Tortilla de Patatas; Croquetas de Bacalao y de Jamon; Coca de Recapte; Huevos Cabreados; Laminas de Alcachofa Fritas; Salpicon de Marisco; Pan con Tomate.
Cost: $ 132.00

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All Fish Spring Menu
Tuesday April 25, 2017         6:00 - 9:00 pm
Hands-on class in the making of three beautiful dishes with wines to match Menu: Albacore Tuna Carpaccio Nicoise; Seared Local Fish - Lingcod or Snapper with a Sauce of Smoked Spanish Paprika & Squid; Lacy Tuile filled with Mascarpone Cream, Poached Fruit
Cost: $ 132.00

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Indian Bar Snacks
Thursday April 27, 2017         6:00 to 7:30 pm
Demo & Tasting Bar: class in the making of popular Indian snack foods Menu: Peanut Masala; Buttermilk Vegetable Pakoras; Chicken 65; Murgh Tikka; Pappadums; Mint Chutney; Coconut Chutney; Quince Jelly Chutney and an Indian Cocktail to match.
Cost: $60.00

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Artisan Pasta Making
Tuesday May 2, 2017         6:00 to 9:00 pm
Learn the art of pasta making based on the most simple of ingredients- the 00 Italian flour, add an egg and create umpteen versions of pasta. In this class we will be making Ricotta filled Ravioli and Tortelloni, cut pasta such as the Fettuccini and shaped pasta including Farfalle and Penne. The pasta dishes to be served banquet style later in the evening with Chianti, of course!
Cost: $125.00

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Classic Dinner Party
Wednesday May 10, 2017         6:00 - 9:00 pm
Hands-on class in the making of three fabulous classic dishes Menu: Dungeness Crab Cakes; Smocked Red & Black Pepper Marinated BC Natural Newport Steak, Classic Potato Gratin; Creme Brulee
Cost: $132.00

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French Bistro
Wednesday May 24, 2017         6:00 - 9:00 pm
Spring conjures up images of rose & a touch of sophistication, who better to do that than the French! So let’s do it the French way with this delightful menu that Julia herself would be proud to serve. Menu: Goat Cheese Soufflé, Side Salad of Frisee, Endive & Chives; Paillard of Free Range Chicken Breast, French Green Lentils & Grainy Mustard Sauce; Madeleines & Lemon Curd.
Cost: $ 132.00

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Paella - The Spanish Summer Staple
Saturday May 27, 2017         3:00 - 7:00 pm
Fire up the charcoal BBQ in the backyard (or in this case right in front of the store and arm yourself with a menu which will wow friends and family all summer long! Sipping on Sangria and Chilled Gazpacho we will split the group up into 3 teams, each going in different directions to make: Paella Valenciana, Paella Marinera & Arroz Negra. Finish with Flan de Caramelo for dessert and enjoy Spanish wines along the way.
Cost: $ 132.00

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If you would like to register please phone into the store with your contact information and payment or drop by our store in person.

Gift Certificate for Every Occasion

Our gift certificates make a great gift for foodies, amateur cooks, and culinary desperados alike. Perfect for wedding or engagement gifts, graduation gifts, holiday and thank you gifts.

When redeeming a gift certificate for a cooking class, please provide us with the gift certificate number. Gift certificates are good for two years from the date of purchase.


Cancellation Policy

Quince reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes and events, or change instructors to best provide service. In the event Quince cancels any class or event, a full refund will be issued.

Refund Policy

Quince Cooking Studio requires 5 business days confirmed notice for any cooking class reservation cancellation, at which time you will be given a full refund. If confirmed notice is received from 5 business days to 2 business days prior to the start of a class, a full class credit will be issued. Please be advised there will be no refund or credit if the cancellation is the day of or the day before the class.

The Quince Essentials Series - Intensive Techniques for the Serious Amateur or any other series requires two weeks notice prior the day of the first class of the series, a full class credit will be issued. Please note that if you miss one or more classes once the series has started, no credit or refund will be issued. Should you be unable to attend a class, please let us know at the time of registration and then we can provide you with a credit towards that class the next time the Essentials series is offered.