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Scheduled Cooking Classes & Events

Upcoming Cooking Classes & Events for 2014



The Quince Essential Series: Intensive Techniques for the Serious Amateur
Part One - Tuesday October 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 4 2014         6:00 – 9:30 pm
Part Two – in the New Year        

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 schedule and pricing for the individual night.

Here the 9 Day Basics Outline.

Cost: Part One: $585.00         Part Two: $468.00

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Show Me the Dough
Saturday October 18, 2014         10:00-1:00 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 – 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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Due Risottos & Thin Crusted Pizza
Saturday October 18, 2014         2:30-5:30pm
Pull out the pizza stone, fire up the oven, mix the dough and while we wait we can start the mis-en place for the risotto – one Pumpkin and the other a Porcini & Portobello Mushroom. Little side salad of Arugula, Raddichio & Parmesan and a glass of Italian white, just close your eyes and wish yourself in Italy.
Cost: $120.00

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Meat & Sauce & Red Wine
Monday October 20, 2014         6:00 – 9:00 pm
How to cook a perfect steak to the right cuisson (doneness). Steak Cookery 101 and 2 Classic French Sauces – Red Wine & Green Peppercorn Sauce. Porcini (aka” magic” mushroom dust) Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Frisée Salad and Red wine. Watch, do and taste. See the How to cook a steak video on our website shot by Michelle da Silva of Georgia Straight.
Cost: $130.00

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Artisan Pasta Making
Wednesday October 29, 2014         6:00-9:00 pm
Learn the art of pasta making based on the most simple of ingredients- 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: $120.00

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Winter Classic
Thursday November 6, 2014         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; Dark Chocolate Soufflé.
Cost: $125.00

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Hot Chocolate & Madeleines
Saturday November 15, 2014         3:00-4:00 pm
Learn to make hot chocolate so good you couldn’t dream of it and the lightest, fluffiest Madeleine ever. The best part?... you get to eat them too! Demonstration Class
Cost: Adults $15, Children: $10

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The Quince Essential Knife Class
Tuesday November 18, 2014         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: $115.00

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 3 business days prior to the start of a class, a full class credit will be issued.

The Nine Day Basic - 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 9 day series is offered.

Contact us at 604 731 4645 or at classes@quince.ca to sign up for a class.