Food & Wine

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 (+ sampling fee paid in CASH only as indicated below).

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. 14, (+ $20 sampling fee). #83726

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 four 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. 21, (+ $20 sampling fee). #83727

Anything But Champagne
Nothing says “celebration” better (or more expensively) than champagne. We’ll explore the world of sparkling wines using at least one true French champagne as a basis for comparison. You’ll leave with a good feeling, especially if you find some budget friendly alternatives for the upcoming holidays. Appropriate small hors d’oeuvres will be served.
CE-WINE 2002, Nov. 18, (+ $25 sampling fee). #83728

These wine appreciation courses are held at a White Plains venue which will be provided to registrants prior to the session or you may call 914-606-6830 and press 1. Classes begin promptly at 7:30 pm; please allow enough time to park and sign in

Online Courses
Each six-week online course is $125. A new section begins each month. Starting dates are September 17, October 15, November 12, December 10. For further information visit www.ed2go.com/sunywcc

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You’ll learn how to ferret out fat in recipes, and discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

You’ll discover how to get in and out of the kitchen faster, including tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You’ll also learn a dietitian’s tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. You’ll have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes, with each recipe demonstrating a topic that’s covered in the lessons.

Secrets of the Caterer
Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career. In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work.

Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering.

You’ll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.