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Knife Skills

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Our most popular class! A hands-on chopping session that'll have you mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro. Knife care, sharpening and honing, and selection and manufacturing are also covered.

Saturday Oct 12th, 11am - 1:30pm

Sushi Workshop 2: Roll On

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Take your sushi skills to the next level and discover new techniques, ingredients and preparations. In today's class you'll be trained on how to select and properly cut Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail (Hamachi) and Eel (Unagi) for creating intricate maki rolls, hand rolls and nigiri.  Our chef will show you how to make and season sushi rice and get...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

Pie and Tart Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Making pies isn't as hard as you might think! Get tips from a pro on how to make tender, flaky crusts, wrap them around sweet and savory fillings, and bake them to golden perfection. Menu: Perfect Pie Dough Cranberry Curd Tart with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Zest Individual Dutch Apple Pies Sweet Potato Hand Pies with Maple-Walnut Glaze...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10:30am - 3:30pm

$148.50

Sushi Workshop

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Be your own sushi master! With a little practice and our chef's helpful hints, you will learn how easy it really is to make sushi in your own kitchen. Menu: Maki Rolls Inside-Out Rolls Spicy Tuna Rolls Shrimp Tempura Salmon and Eel Nigiri Skills Covered in Class Include:  Preparing and Seasoning Sushi Rice Purchasing and Handling Sushi-Grade...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm

$104.50

How to Bake Bread

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Learn the basics of working with yeast doughs and the art of properly shaping and baking them to perfection!  Menu: Carrot-Rosemary Braided Whole Wheat Loaf Pecan Sticky Buns Spinach, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Calzones Skills Covered in Class Include: Mixing Yeast Dough Understanding Ingredient Functions Using Different Flours...

Sunday Oct 6th, 11am - 2pm

$93.50

Dumplings Around the World

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Food in small packages is a worldwide phenomenon. Have fun preparing and devouring these comforting tidbits of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Menu: Poland: Pierogi Filled with Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Philippines: Lumpia (Crispy Springs Rolls with Pork and Ginger) Greece: Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta-Filled Phyllo Pastries) Mexico:...

Monday Sep 30th, 6pm - 9pm

$93.50

Couples Cooking: In the Heat of the Night

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Feel the heat as you create sizzling, South Beach-style favorites. Menu: Hearts of Palm, Fresh Crab and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette Grilled Mahi Mahi with Black Bean, Mango and Corn Salsa and Chipotle Mayo Arroz Verde (Herb Rice) Key Lime Pie with Whipped Cream Skills Covered in Class Include:  Selecting and Cutting Avocados...

Friday Sep 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm

$104.50

Wine and War: Grand Cru of Wine Classes

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

During World War II the Germans took control of France and began to systematically plunder the cellars of France's most revered wine regions; Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. We will take a walk through history while drinking wines from these regions as we unfold the story of French resistance as the German wine Weinführers attempted to pillage the...

Saturday Oct 5th, 6pm - 8pm

Know Your Gnocchi

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Gnocchi may pre-date pasta, but these little knuckle-shaped dumplings still receive pride of place in Italian cuisine, from Nona’s table to the finest ristorante.  Learn to prepare a variety of gnocchi paired with seasonal accompaniments for a perfect match of flavors. Your chef can recommend an Italian wine from our cellar to make your meal...

Saturday Sep 28th, 10am - 1pm

$93.50

A Night in Spain

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

There's good reason why Spain is such a culinary hot spot. Come experience the bold and zesty flavors of this country, and discover what the buzz is all about. ¡Ole! This menu just happens to be gluten free!  Menu: Arugula Salad with Oranges, Chorizo "Croutons" and Shaved Manchego Cheese Sautéed Strip Steaks with Romesco Compound Butter...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

Taste of Thailand

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Come explore the exotic and fresh flavors of Thailand! We'll teach you how to balance the quintessential flavors of Southeast Asia- sweet, sour, salty and spicy- so you can confidently prepare the vibrant and exciting flavors of Thai cuisine. This menu just happens to be gluten free! Tod Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes) with Sweet and Spicy Cucumber...

Sunday Sep 29th, 11am - 1:30pm

$93.50

How to Bluff Your Way Through Wine

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Why is one wine lemony and refreshing, while another is chewy and meaty? Why does one wine  complement shrimp and another a juicy T-bone? These answers lie in four simple variables that determine all wine flavors. Learn these variables to understand how all wine is the same and each wine – sometimes each bottle – unique.  We’ll also...

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

$71.50

Donut Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Who doesn't love fried dough? We'll make both cake-style and raised-style doughs, and show you how to fry, glaze, dip and fill them to perfection.  You'll go home with a boxful of your very own fresh creations! Lunch will be served, and fresh coffee will be flowing. Menu: Mini Pumpkin Donut Holes with Cinnamon Sugar Maple and Bacon-Glazed...

Sunday Oct 13th, 10:30am - 3:30pm

$148.50

Happy Hour

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Join us for Happy Hour at The Chopping Block! Enjoy tastings of two select food-friendly wines along with charcuterie-cheese board to nosh on. This is a great way to get your evening started, especially if you roll right into one of our evening classes. Note: All bottles of wine purchased during happy hour will be 10% off!

Tuesday Sep 24th, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Spanish Tapas

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Have fun cooking an assortment of authentic, Spanish small-plates.    Menu: Salpicon de Mariscos (Grilled Shrimp, Squid and Crab Seafood Salad with Piquillo Peppers and Lemon Vinaigrette) Sautéed Artichokes with White Wine, Garlic and Serrano Ham Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs) in Tomato Sauce Patatas Bravas (Crispy-Fried Spiced...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm

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