“Mardi Gras” & “North American Italian” – Cooking Classes in March 2017

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Mardi Gras Cooking Class

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Every March at Kitchen, our thoughts turn to warmer weather and warmer (aka: spicier) food. What better way to help ease the mid-winter blues than exploring the food of Mardi Gras!

Join Brad and Tracy and learn how to make celebrated classics: jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etoufee. To get the party started, we’ll whip up pecan hummus, as well as crab and artichoke dip. To top it all off, we’ll prepare the southern staple, a pecan tart.

Saturday, March 11 – 12:30 pm start

Saturday, March 18 – 12:30pm start 

Tuesday, March 21 – 6:30pm start

Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes food and wine/beverage pairings and all the recipes. These spots go quickly and each class runs 3 to 3.5 hours. Sign up today by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca or calling 780-757-7704.

 

North American Italian Cooking Class

TomatoesThis KITCHEN cooking class will teach you some of the classic dishes straight out of Italy, as well as some Italian recipes adapted for life here in North America.

Get ready to make rustic Italian cuisine that’s simple in its approach and ingredients. We’ll make fresh tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, fluffy light potato gnocchi, vegetable contorni, classic “Sunday gravy” and to finish off, a chocolate and cherry tiramisu.

Saturday, March 4 – 12:30 pm start

Tuesday, March 7 – 6:30pm start

Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes food and wine/beverage pairings and all the recipes. Each class runs 3 to 3.5 hours. Sign up today by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca or calling 780-757-7704.

 

We post about our new cooking classes after the middle of every month, and soon you will be able to sign up for our e-newsletter so you’ll never miss out.

If you’d like one of these cooking classes just for you and your friends, or if you are looking to host a KITCHEN Party, we’d love to hear from you at info@kitchenbyrad.ca or 780-757-7704.

“Herbs & Spices” and “Winter Comfort Food” – Two Cooking Classes in February 2017

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We have two different cooking class themes this February, and a bunch of different dates and time. Come in, stay cozy and eat and drink with us here at KITCHEN.

Herbs and Spices Cooking Class

We will be exploring the culinary uses of the herbs AND the health benefits too. We will prepare delicious paella, Tikka Masala, lamb tajine, roasted spiced peppers and cardamom crème brule. You’ll also learn the proper application, storage and tips for buying fresh and dried herbs and spices.

Saturday, February 4 – 12:30 pm start

Wednesday, February 15 – 6:30pm start 

Saturday, February 18 – 12:30pm start

Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes food and wine/beverage pairings and all the recipes. These spots go quickly and each class runs 3 to 3.5 hours. Sign up today by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca or calling 780-757-7704.

 

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It’s Alberta. You know it’s going to be cold out outside. Whether you’re skiing, snow shoeing, making snow angels or just going for a walk, nothing is better than coming home after a day in the snow to the smell of comfort cooking up in your oven.

In this cooking class, you’ll learn to make THE perfect roast chicken (I promise you will never buy another store bought roast chicken again), Hungarian ghoulish, “Not your Mom’s” shepherd’s pie, pork adobo, and Nutella pound cake.

Tuesday, February 7 – 6:30pm start

Saturday, February 11 – 12:30pm start

Tuesday, February 21  – 6:30pm start

Saturday, February 25 – 12:30pm start

Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes food and wine/beverage pairings and all the recipes. These spots go quickly and each class runs 3 to 3.5 hours. Sign up today by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca or calling 780-757-7704.

 

You can always book a private cooking class with minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 10 people!

Annual KITCHEN Holiday Sale – December 17th and 23rd

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The Annual KITCHEN Holiday sale is near!

We’ve got two dates when you can pop into KITCHEN and pick up your favourite Brad classics for your own holiday entertaining. Mark your calendar!

bbq-rub-displaySaturday, December 17th
Friday, December 23rd
12pm to 4pm
At KITCHEN: 10130 – 105th Street

Brad will be selling:

Bacon jam ($13.00)
BBQ rub ($5.00 and $10.00)
Whiskey caramel sauce ($10.00)
Wild mushroom sauce ($9.00)
Devil’s butter ($9.00) – for the one on your naughty list!

No time to come and shop? Pre-order your nice list by December 15th for special pick up by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca.

Supplies are limited – come early to avoid disappointment!

 

Italian Winemaker’s Dinner: December 7th, 2016

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On Wednesday, December 7th, KITCHEN by Brad Smoliak and Enotri Wines will be hosting Francesca Dal Cero, of Dal Cero Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe and Dal Cero Tenuta Montecchiesi in Italy.

francesca-dal-ceroFrancesca represents the third generation of a family winery that started in 1934. She is the eldest of three siblings and handles the export markets, while her younger brother Nico handles domestic markets, and Davide is responsible for making their fabulous wines. A cousin manages their vineyards in both Soave and Cortona, so with this winery, everything is the hands of family.

Francesca will be introducing us to a number of their exceptional wines over dinner. Get ready to try…

2015 Tenuta Montecchiesi Vermentino Chardonnay

2014 Montecchiesi Sangiovese IGT

2013 Montecchiesi Selverello Syrah Cortona DOC

2013 Montecchiesi Preziosaterra Sangiovese-Syrah IGT

2012 Montecchiesi Syrah DOC Klanis

2015 Dal Cero Pinot Grigio Ramato

Taste these incredible wines while dining family style with a menu prepared by Chef Brad, all in the comfortable surroundings of KITCHEN.

Date: Wednesday, December 7th — SOLD OUT
Starting at 6:30 pm
At KITCHEN

Tickets are $145/person, plus GST, which includes dinner and tasting all of the wines. Winemaker’s dinners at KITCHEN sell out fast. Register your spot today by emailing info@kitchenbybrad.ca or calling 780-757-7704.

Cruise the Rhine River with Brad and Leanne

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Ready to cruise?

Join me and my wife Leanne as we host an 8-day River Cruise along the Rhine River from October 18 to 27, 2017.

The cruise will start in Basel, Switzerland and sail up the Rhine River and end in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I’ve been very fortunate to meet a lot of winemakers and food artisans throughout Europe. During our cruise, we’ll meet, taste and sip with some of the best this region has to offer. I promise this river cruise and trip will be a memorable and unique food and wine experience.

We’re still in the planning stages for this trip. Stay tuned for more details. Learn more about the cruise through our travel guide’s website. If you have questions or better yet, want reserve your spot now, contact:

Gwen Schilling, MCC
Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Terwillegar
1119 Windermere Way SW   Edmonton, AB

780-822-9283
gschilling@cruiseshipcenters.com

Leanne and I hope you will join us!

 

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