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- Spring Vegetable Frittata - Homemade Sausage Patties - Tater-Tot Waffles with toppings of Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraiche, and Prosciutto with Whipped Ricotta - Moist Apple Walnut Coffee Cake It's a brunch party here at the BCAE! Join our own Princess of pancakes, Diane Manteca, and waffle wing-man, Adam Centamore, in a booze-filled celebration of arguably the greatest meal of the week. You'll get hands-on learning Diane's own takes on brunch classics, and Adam will be teaching you to craft incredible drinks, perfect for inducing that Sunday afternoon nap. 

Tuition: $95.00

Member Cost: $75.00

Materials Cost: $27.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/24/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Adam Centamore  2.Diane Manteca 

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Come join us for a unique opportunity to learn how to re-create those mind-blowing fine-dining desserts at home with Bistro du Midi's new star pastry chef, Allen Morter! You'll get hands-on learning direct from Chef Allen, making sweet treats that you can blow your guests away with at your next dinner party.   

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/26/2017

Instructor : Allen Morter 

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- Kombucha - Sauerkraut - Kimchi - Apple Cider Vinegar Join master fermenter, Jitti Chaithiraphant of Heritage Vinegar and get hands-on learning all you need to know about basic fermentation! You'll learn a brief history of fermentation, different types of fermentation, fermentation dos and don'ts, how fermentation can benefit your health, and how to incorporate your homemade fermented foods into your daily diet.   

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Jitti Chaithiraphant 

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Hand-selected single barrel bourbons paired with some catered BBQ!  This is a dinner-style event, so bring your appetites.  A variety of the rarest and finest bourbons (you might not be able to buy), in different mash bills and agings will accompany the BBQ.  All inclusive- good conversation, exceptional food, and education about Bourbons and whiskey food-pairing techniques.  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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From the sun-drenched shores of Siracusa to the white sands of Cagliari, the islands dotting the Tyrrhenian Sea boast amazing cuisines and equally amazing wines. Sadly, not enough people know about these culinary wonderlands. It's time to change that. Spend an evening with wine & cheese nerd (and island enthusiast) Adam Centamore exploring the cheeses and wines that put Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica on the map! You'll sample a range of cheeses and condiments that really show the amazing breadth of styles and flavors being made. Alongside these magnificent nibbles you'll sip on a variety of amazing wines that grew up in the same place. Set sail on a delicious island wine and cheese adventure!  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/28/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Don't let preparing risotto intimidate you! Our own ambassador of arborio, Diane Manteca, is here to show you how to master this Italian comfort classic. You'll stir yourself silly preparing some seasonal rice righteousness! Between you and me, there's probably a glass or two of vino to wash it all down with too. 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Some say you can wander the streets of Bangkok for a month and never eat the same thing twice. Take a tour of Thailand with Chef Panu Deewongse! A Thai native, Panu will lead students through easy to follow recipes for authentially Thai soups, salads, main courses, snacks, and even a cocktail or two! Join us and discover the dishes the locals love in this lively hands-on class.      

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/30/2017

Instructor : Panu Deewongse 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Share your poems with an audience of dedicated peers in this workshop that began meeting in 1957. The time-honored tradition continues in an encouraging and inspiring environment for poets working at all levels -- from the beginner to the more practiced hand. Led by an experienced and published poet, Tom Daley, the workshop aims to create an atmosphere of encouragement, good humor, collegiality, and artistic rigor. Here is an opportunity to share and strengthen your poems, hone your voice and craft, and give and receive constructive feedback in community with other poets. Workshop includes weekly voluntary writing assignments and readings. Workshop participants should bring thirteen copies of a recent, short poem to share at the first class.

Tuition: $289.00

Member Cost: $245.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 7/11/2017, ending 8/29/2017

Instructor : Tom Daley 

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Examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including basic approaches to color and value. We'll start by reviewing the basic elements of composition, which you can use as a foundation for your work. Then, through a series of projects, you'll develop a sensitivity to the medium and begin to understand how to use the brush, paint, and paper to achieve the best possible results. No previous painting experience is required.

Tuition: $389.00

Member Cost: $329.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 7/12/2017, ending 8/30/2017

Instructor : Rosetta Del Giudice 

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- Jambalaya (Rice with Vegetables, Sausage, & Shrimp) - Gumbo (Louisiana Stew) - Étouffée (Cajun/Creole Seafood in Gravy with Rice) The BCAE's own Cajun Queen, Diane Manteca, will lead this culinary Mardi Gras parade through our kitchens getting you hands-on creating these New Orleans classics. After a glass of something, Diane might even show off her Zydeco dancing prowess!* *Dancing definitely NOT guaranteed  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/12/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

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Open the door to communicating with millions of people, both here at home and around the globe! Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, and the second most common in the United States. We’ll cover the basics of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Emphasis will be on useful, everyday language. We'll start at the very beginning, developing our skills through well-crafted dialogs containing the verbs, vocabulary, and rules of speech that native Spanish speakers use constantly. This class is intended primarily for students who have no knowledge of Spanish, but it's also suitable for those who wish to review the fundamentals.   Required Book: "Spanish Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide 2nd Edition,"   ISBN-13: 978-0071755924    Recommended Book: Spanish Dictionary

Tuition: $185.00

Member Cost: $157.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 7 sessions; starting 7/13/2017, ending 8/24/2017

Instructor : Carlos Cruz 

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Those who've visited any serious bakery know how heavenly a good French Macaron can be (not to be confused with the American, coconut flavored Macaroon). Likewise, those who know something about baking, know how deceptively tricky they can be to make! Professional Baker, Susanne Carpenter, will be here to give you all the insider tricks and tips to pull of a pro-level French Macaron. A perfect class for beginner and advanced bakers to get hands-on and impress your family & friends for years to come! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 07/15/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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