Wine & Food Exploration
To register please call 914-606-6830, press option 1
Wine Tastings at ARIES Wine and Spirits
Husband and wife team Anthony Russo and Andrea Kish, fine wine buyers and owners of ARIES Wine and Spirits, make wine appreciation and education fun and memorable! You must be 21 and over to register. No refunds for these classes. Courses are held at Aries Wine and Spirits, 128 West Post Road, White Plains. Phone: 914-946-3382. Classes begin promptly at 7 pm; please allow enough time to park and sign in.
Each class meets for 1 Tues., 7-9 pm, and costs $26 (+ $25 sampling fee, payable in CASH, to instructor).
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, winemaking 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, 1 Tues., Mar., 7. $26 (+ $25 sampling fee, payable in CASH, to instructor). #20034
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, winemaking 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, 1 Tues., Mar., 28. $26 (+ $25 sampling fee, payable in CASH, to instructor). #20035
Viva Vinos de Espana!
Spanish Red Wines represent some of the best red wines of the world in terms of quality for price. We may be most familiar with Rioja reds made from Tempranillo but red wines are product throughout Spain using native, indigenous grapes as well as more recent imports. Tonight we will explore 6 regions featuring a red wine from each and paired with Spanish cheese and tapas to complete our virtual visit to Spain.
CE-WINE 2016, 1 Tues., Apr. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, $26 (+ $25 sampling fee, payable in CASH, to instructor). A Kish. #20547
BAKING & COOKING
Creative and Natural Cooking
Warming Winter Soups
Winter ingredients transform into cozy and warming soups. Learn to make two soups, an Italian pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) and roasted vegetable soup while exploring customizations, flavor combinations, and all the tips necessary for creating delicious winter meals based around these satisfying recipes that can be made vegan or vegetarian. (Ingredient list and recipe provided in advance for those who wish to cook along.)
CE-COOK 2076, 1 Tues., Jan. 31, 6:30-8:00 pm, $20. V Young. #20374
Hearty Winter Salads
The cold weather calls for heartier salads. Learn all about making satisfying salads geared toward the season. We will make a version using roast-ed winter vegetables and other seasonal offerings while discussing how to incorporate pear, apple, maple, and other delicious flavors. Pick up tips for creating dressings, cooking grains, preparing vegetables, and creating other essential salad elements.
CE-COOK 2075, 1 Sat., Feb. 11, 12:00-1:30 pm, $20. V Young. #20373
Simplify Weekly Meal Planning
Are you bored with your meal choices? Would you like to make cooking and meal planning less stressful? Learn tips, strategies, and recipes for delicious weekly meals. We will cover stretching meals creatively over multiple days, delicious flavor combinations, kitchen organization, and simple strategies that work whether you are cooking for one or a crowd.
CE-COOK 2068, 1 Tues., Feb. 21, 6:30-8:00 pm, $25. V Young. #20020
Plant-forward dishes are vibrant and delicious, and they nourish us in many ways. With this versatile and sustainable approach to food, you do not necessarily have to exclude meat, but rather allow plants to take center stage. Learn to incorporate more vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and other plants into your meals through satisfying recipes, methods of preparation, and practical lifestyle strategies.
CE-COOK 2067, 1 Thurs., Mar. 9, 6:30-8:00 pm, $25. V Young. #20021