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Lincoln Square, North Side
4747 N Lincoln
Btwn W Leland & W Lawrence Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this wine class:

Enjoy seasonal flavors as you learn how to cook this delicious menu while discovering fresh new ways to make dinner fun! One glass of wine or one beer per student is included in the price of the class- our wine list will also be available if additional beverages would like to be purchased during class.

Menu:

  • Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Sautéed Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Crumbled Blue Cheese and Red Wine Reduction
  • Wild Rice with Dried Apricots, Cranberries and Hazelnuts
  • Pear-Frangipane Tart (Almond-Custard Tart)

Skills covered in class:

  • Roasting root vegetables
  • Making vinaigrette
  • Balancing flavors
  • Selecting and sautéing beef
  • Determining red meat doneness
  • Preparing reductions
  • Working with grains and almond paste
  • Making hot butter pastry
  • Selecting fruit 

One glass of wine or one beer per student is included in the price of the class. You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.

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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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