It’s February! (And you know what that means.) Downtown Market celebrates Valentine’s Day with a bevy of culinary classes.
SINGLES VALENTINE’S DAY KICK-OFF
Fri, February 10, 6p-8:30p • $65/person
Looking for a fun way to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend? Arrive early to this class and enjoy your first drink at the Downtown Market Ice Lounge. Then make your way to the Teaching Kitchen to meet new people, cook in groups and socialize—all while making seasonal crostini small bites, pomegranate lamb chops, herb cous cous and heart-shaped whoopie pies.
I LOVE SUSHI
Sun, February 12, 6p-8:30p • $65/person
A Valentine-themed sushi class! Learn how to make three sushi favorites: a sweetheart roll, salmon roll, and spicy tuna roll—each will have you falling in love instantly!
VALENTINE’S COUPLES COOKING AND WINE (21+)
Tue, February 14, 6p-8:30p • $150/couple
If you love drinking wine, then you’ll love cooking with it! This class will explore the new dimensions you can add to your culinary repertoire by incorporating the legendary beverage into your meals. The menu will include classic creamy cheese fondue, white wine tomato mussels, coq au vin with herb rice, and double-chocolate profiteroles.
Thu, February 16, 6p-8:30p • $65/person
Cook away your winter blues! In this class you’ll make it happen as you create a velvety butternut squash soup, deliciously perfect braised short rib ragu on whipped cheese polenta, and a most comforting warm sticky toffee pudding with whipped cream.
Sun, February 19, 5p-7:30p • $60/person
In this Mediterranean cuisine class you’ll take a journey with a few of Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s famous vegetarian dishes such as sundal, mee goreng, seaweed ginger carrot salad, tahini and halva brownies.
WINTER NIGHTS IN THAILAND
Thu, February 23, 6p-8:30p • $65/person
Take a trip to Thailand with hands-on Thai roll instruction and other tasty traditional dishes. You’ll craft Thai spring rolls, a vegetable gang gai (vegetables in red curry), tom qha gai (coconut curry soup) and an unbelievable lemongrass custard.
BIG EASY COOKING AND COCKTAILS (21+)
Tue, February 28, 6p-8:30p • $50/person
Celebrate Fat Tuesday like you’re in the Crescent City with the Downtown Market Teaching Kitchen. We’ll be demonstrating traditional jambalaya and king cake while sipping on hurricanes and sazeracs. Good food and good cocktails, just like NOLA.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT: DOWNTOWNMARKETGR.COM/CLASSES
435 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI, MI 49503