Chef Peter is cooking up something saucy this month. Learn how to spice up your dishes with the likes of hollandaise, gravy and marinara. The menu also includes vinaigrette varieties, pesto, caesar, béchamel and rum caramel sauce Read more about Simple Sauce Cooking Class
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Learn the basics of pizza, flatbread and focaccia, and whip up a few dough samplings by mixing, not kneading. Cooks will also receive information on whole-wheat dough options, topping recipes and hints for grilling pizza. Bring a rolling pin, a large mixing bowl with a cover, measuring cups and spoons and a large wooden spoon. 763.745.5212. Read more about No Need to Knead
If you’re looking for a creative and slightly unconventional Valentine’s Day date, the Lowry Nature Center has just the ticket. This evening includes a romantic dinner served next to a crackling fireplace, live music by the Roe Family Singers, and a meet-and-greet with a live raptor, all capped off by a winter stroll down a candlelit trail through the woods—with an outdoor fire waiting for you at the end. Ages 21+, reservations required. 763.694.7650. Read more about Valentine’s Dinner and Candlelight Walk
If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day date includes a delicious dinner with multiple courses and ritzy wine pairings, this event has been designed for you and your significant other. Chef Jenny Breen has prepared a special romantic menu, so reserve a table for two and get ready for your palate to be delighted amidst the gorgeous landscape of the arboretum. 952.443.1422. Read more about Valentine’s Love Dinner with Chef Jenny Breen
Immerse yourself in Greek culture as you learn how to make one of its most famous treats: baklava. This phyllo dough pastry is brimming in honey walnut exquisiteness. NWCT public access host Demae “the Greek lady,” shares her grandmother’s recipe and secrets for the best baklava. Bring a 9x8x2 baking pan to bake your creation at home. $29, plus a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the day of the class. 763.745.5213; wayzata.thatscommunityed.com Read more about My Big Fat Greek Baklava!