Food & Wine

Wine Appreciation
Westchester’s husband and wife team, Anthony Russo and Andrea Kish, fine wine buyers and owners of ARIES Wine and Spirits in White Plains, make wine appreciation and education fun and memorable! You must be 21 and over to register. No refunds for these classes. Each class meets for 1 Tues., 7:30-9:30 pm, $25 (+ $20 sampling fee, payable in CASH only to instructor at class).

ABC’s of White Wine
This “Anything But Chardonnay” course will cover chardonnay, the world’s most well-known white wine, discussed and tasted in comparison with five other white wine grapes. Grape origin, wine-making style, wine service, storage and pairing with foods will be covered. Appropriate cheeses will be served as palate cleansers and to demonstrate food and wine compatibilities.
CE-WINE 2001, Oct. 6. #82911
 
ABC’s of Red Wine
This “Anything But Cabernet” course will cover cabernet sauvignon, the world’s most widely grown red wine, discussed and tasted in comparison with five other red wine grapes. Grape origin, wine-making style, wine service, storage, and pairing with foods will be covered. Appropriate cheeses will be served as palate cleansers and to demonstrate food and wine compatibilities.
CE-WINE 2000, Oct. 13. #82910

These wine appreciation courses are held at Aries Wine and Spirits, 128 West Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606. Phone: 914-946-3382. Classes begin promptly at 7:30 pm; please allow enough time to park and sign in.

Cake Decorating at Mt. Vernon
These classes are held at the Mt. Vernon Center, 17 S. Fifth Avenue. Call 914-606-7200 to register.


Cake Decorating One: The Basics
Learn how to professionally prepare and finish pastry chef-style cakes by making a variety of buttercreams and royal icings. This course will cover the basics in cake decorating: crumb coat to finish coat, basic piping and writing techniques, and flowers and borders will be covered.
CE-COOK 2000MV, 2 Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash).
Sec: A: Sept. 12 & 19. #83022
Sec: B: Sept. 26 & Oct. 3. #83023

Cake Decorating Two: Advanced
Move from the basics to the more complex in cake decorating. This section will cover more advanced techniques of decorating including a variety of fondants, marzipan, and gum pastes. Additionally, you will use more advanced piping practices, writing techniques, and flower and border creations.
CE-COOK 2001MV, 2 Sat., Oct. 10 & 17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash). #83027

Cake Decorating Three: Custom
Learn to professionally embellish your own unique, customized cake. This course will challenge you to use the skills learned in previous courses. Additionally, you will develop more advanced techniques in airbrush cake decorating, fancy writing, and hand molded and piped floral work.
CE-COOK 2002MV, 2 Sat., Oct. 24 & 31, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor in cash). #83031