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Cooking Class

Tacos & Tequila
Feb 9, 6-8:30pm

-THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT-

Come in out of the cold to join us for a February cooking class featuring tacos and tequila—the next best thing to a Southern escape from the Upstate winter. Everybody loves taco Tuesdays but this Saturday learn to take them up a notch. Chef Patrick covers the use of a variety of proteins, cooking techniques and, yes, tequila pairings.

Kick off at 6:00 with a quick mixer, then get hands on in the Coltivare culinary lab in a fun and interactive class complete with tastings, takeaways and a small drink pairing. An ideal class for couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bye Bye Cupid

The Alternative Valentines Party
Feb 14, 8-11pm

Not feeling the candlelit table for two this year? Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, paired off and looking to party, or relationship status “It’s complicated,” We. Want. You. Put the box of chocolates back on the shelf and come celebrate you and yo’ big bad self. We’re throwing Ithaca’s alternative valentine’s party and everyone’s invited.

$45 includes light hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets (cash bar after), and an entry into our Alternative Valentine’s Day raffle.

TICKETS FOR SALE ON EVENTBRITE

 
 
 
 
 
 

Amphitheater Cooking Class

Big Easy Bites
Mar 9, 6-8:30pm

-THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT-

Mardi Gras comes to Coltivare! In the first of two new amphitheater cooking classes, join Chef Patrick in a nod to Mardi Gras, as he draws on his boyhood in New Orleans as well as his professional culinary training to demonstrate traditional Creole and Cajun dishes. Learn about the history, culture, and origins of these two distinct cuisines, and taste the difference.

Join us at 6:00 in the Coltivare amphitheater for a fun and interactive class complete with demos, tastings, take home recipes, and an adult beverage pairing to sip throughout. An ideal class for couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Amphitheater Cooking Class

Knife Skills
Apr 13, 6-8:30pm

Sharpen your knife skills and hone your techniques in the second of two new amphitheater cooking classes. We all know how to slice and dice, but what does it mean to julienne, chiffonade, tournee, or oblique cut? Chef Patrick tackles these terms, breaking down the elements of each cut, explaining the context for their use, as well as their effects on texture and cooking time. Learn what knives to use, how to hone and sharpen your knife at home, and of course sample an assortment of snackery made through the use of each technique.
Join us at 6:00 in the Coltivare amphitheater for a fun and interactive class complete with demo and instruction, munchables, and an adult beverage pairing (sip with peace of mind, you won’t be wielding the knife in this class). An ideal class for couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

$50 price per person is all inclusive (food/drink/instruction). Tickets available for purchase online through Eventbrite.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cooking Class

CSA Mystery Box
June 8, 6-8:30pm

Come play “Chopped” in the Coltivare kitchen! CSA shares often introduce us to new and previously unheard of vegetables (rutabagas, Jerusalem artichokes, and kohlrabi—oh my!) that confound us like a mystery box each week. Cooking with seasonal, local ingredients can present a creative challenge to our usual array of recipes. But falter no more! Learn to transform local goods (ours will be coming from the TC3 Farm) into tasty and infinitely doable dishes.

Kick off at 6:00 with a quick round of introductions then get hands-on in the Coltivare culinary lab in a fun and interactive class complete with tastings, takeaways and a small drink pairing. An ideal class for couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

$50 price per person is all inclusive (food/drink/recipe cards). Expect to leave full, happy, and likely with leftovers! Tickets available for purchase online through Eventbrite.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cooking Class

Baking Made Easy
July 13, 6-8:30pm

Chef Patrick takes a back seat in our first ever baking class as special guest Coltivare Pastry Chef Marion Ferrer breaks down the basics for us. Ever wondered why we beat eggs and kneed dough and then approach some batters so delicately? Or when to use baking powder versus baking soda? Don’t let the science of baking intimidate you! Chef Marion makes it easy.

Kick off at 6:00 with a quick round of introductions then get hands-on in the Coltivare culinary lab in a fun and interactive class complete with tastings, takeaways and an adult beverage pairing. An ideal class for couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

$50 price per person is all inclusive (food/adult beverage/recipe cards). Tickets available for purchase online through Eventbrite.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cooking Class

Campfire Cooking
August 10, 6-8:30pm

Campfire cooking isn’t just hot dogs and marshmallows, it’s much much s’more. Learn to create rich and complex flavors using local ingredients, simple steps, and recipes you can replicate at home (or even better, outdoors!) in this continuation on last year’s inaugural cooking class theme. While the class will take place inside our modern kitchen, the recipes and instructions given will prepare attendees to cook outside above an open fire using a Dutch oven. Share in Chef Patrick’s passion for campfire cooking!

Kick off at 6:00 with a quick round of introductions then get hands-on in the Coltivare culinary lab in a fun and interactive class complete with tastings, takeaways and an adult beverage pairing. An ideal class for nature-loving foodies, couples, friends, and the outgoing solo cook looking to meet new people. No experience or expertise necessary.

$50 price per person is all inclusive (food/adult beverage/recipe cards). Expect to leave full, happy, and likely with leftovers! Tickets available for purchase online through Eventbrite.