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  • Tuesday, July 4th - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Mexican with Jill

    The vibrant flavours of Mexican food are just the ticket for summer entertaining. Jill will start the class with a delicious pico de gallo and guacamole served with tortilla chips. Next up is a super easy and quick Mexican “lasagna” that is sure to be your new go-to dish. Finally, enjoy a decadent tres leche cake, to be served with fresh roasted Las Chicas coffee.

     

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  • Wednesday, July 5th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Pass the Pie Please!

    Chef Troy Spicer is back in the kitchen and ready to please you with pie! The evening will begin with a wonderful savoury cheese pie with sweet caramelized onions and earthy sundried tomatoes to be served with a light salad of organic greens. He will then show you the tips and tricks to making a pie that should be in everyone’s recipe book, the classic cherry pie. Finally, treat your taste buds to the power of sweet and sour key lime chiffon pie. Each guest will take home an Emile Henry Pie Dish valued at $54.99.

     

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  • Thursday, July 6th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Lovely Lemons

    Lemons are a staple in many kitchens that provide loads of flavour and wonderful pucker power.  Just in time for the warmer weather, Jill will demonstrate how to make a simple lemonade, followed by a seasonal salad with fresh lemon and Tuscan olive oil.  Next is lemon chicken served with a medley of local vegetables.  Dessert is a luscious and light lemon cream with fresh local berries.

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  • Friday, July 7th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    What to Drink with What You Eat: A Toast To Alfresco Dining

    Tonight, sommelier Christie Pollard will treat you to an evening of elegant bubbles paired with market fresh recipes. To start, you will enjoy a French 75 cocktail to quench your thirst. Next, Christie will demonstrate a watermelon wedge salad with bocconcini, prosciutto, cherries, basil with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and paired with Prosecco.

    Now that you’re feeling healthy it’s time to indulge with the ultimate grilled cheese sandwhich made with Taleggio cheese, sweetened with a touch of honey and topped with Maldon salt to be served with Cremant de Limoux.

    Next, sip on sparkling rose as you enjoy summer linguini carbonara with smoked pork chop with spiralized veggies.

    Last but certainly not least is a crumbled meringue with wine poached melon, summer berries and cream with Moscato.

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  • Monday, July 10th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Summer Salads

    Summer time is salad time! Tonight, Jill will feature four refreshing, healthy and delicious varieties of salad that are good for any occasion. First, she will whip up a light new potato salad with a Mediterranean twist using fennel, green beans and tomatoes in a light vinaigrette. Next learn about the ancient grain farro, that Jill will use in a salad with roasted vegetables. From the Middle East Jill will show how to prepare a delicious roasted carrot salad served with labneh, and the evening will end with a colorful watermelon and Feta salad. Bring on summer!

     

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  • Tuesday, July 11th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    French Baking

    Tonight, picture yourself in a wonderful French patisserie as chef Carmen Barquero treats you to some of the best sweets that France has to offer. She’ll demonstrate how to make the ubiquitous macarons. Next is a lesson on how to make choux paste. From the choux, Carmen will prepare eclairs and the spectacular classic – croquembouche.   A light soup and salad will also be served during the class.

     

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  • Wednesday, July 12th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Cooking with Cast Iron

    Indoor or outdoor, cooking with cast iron is a great way to turn out some tasty dishes.  Tonight, Josie Pontarelli will be passing on her knowledge and showing you how to cook the best fried chicken that will be served with buttermilk coleslaw and skillet cornbread.  Plus, enjoy delicious comforting cider and bacon baked beans, altogether creating the ultimate camper’s meal. The evening will end with a stunning cast iron lemon pudding with blackberry sauce. Take home a 10.25″ cast iron pan (valued at $42.99) and get cooking!

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  • Thursday July 13th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of What to Drink with What You Eat: At The Portuguese Table

    Join sommelier Christie Pollard for a quick hop across the pond to beautiful Portugal for an evening of sensational food and wine. Each course will be paired with the perfect Portuguese partner that brings out the best in both.

    Start with night with a comforting Portuguese bread and garlic soup with herbs topped with a poached egg, followed by lula frita (calamari with lemon aioli). Next up is classic peri peri chicken skewers served with cucumber cabbage mint slaw and Portuguese rice with chorizo sausage, duck, apricots and olives. The finale is pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tart)

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  • Monday, July 17th- 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Grilling with Paul

    In summer, just about everything can be prepared on the grill. Join Paul Harding of The Root Cellar for a tasty night of summer fare. Paul’s menu includes grilled flat bread with roasted pepper and smoked paprika dip, grilled shrimp kebabs with ginger soy green onion sauce, and grilled pork palliard, capers and brown butter with South Western potato salad. Dessert is a grilled pineapple with honeyed yogurt and ground chiles.

     

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  • Tuesday, July 18th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Chinese with Jill & Ran

    Join Jill and Ran Ai for an evening of delicious Chinese food. Learn about the essential ingredients you need to have on hand to prepare such delicious dishes as pork dumplings with a dipping sauce along with sweet and sour spare ribs. Also on the menu is a shrimp and mushroom soup. Sip on a refreshing beer as you learn how to make a healthy chicken and vegetable stir-fry that will be served over steamed rice. End the evening on a sweet note with a light Chinese dessert.

     

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  • Wednesday, July 19th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Salvadoran Street Food

    Chef Carmen Barquero is in the kitchen to share recipes from her homeland El Salvador! To begin, she will treat you to horchata – a sweet traditional Salvadoran beverage served over ice. Next Carmen will demonstrate how to make pupusas, and pasteles accompanied by fresh coleslaw and tomato salsa followed by chicken tacos al Pastor. The night will finish with a creamy coconut caramel flan (flan de coco) that will leave you wanting more!

     

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  • Friday, July 21st - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Quick & Easy Meals with Jill

    Getting dinner on the table doesn’t have to be difficult. Let Jill share several easy dishes that feature some of the great bounty of the summer season. The evening will start with a delicious pork and vegetable Thai fried rice followed by a Middle Eastern shakshuka served with whole wheat pita. Next enjoy a super easy Italian seafood stew (Cioppino) that will have the whole family going back for seconds. Dessert is a summer meringue with cream and fresh berries.

     

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  • Monday, July 24th - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Italian Summer Entertaining

    Just back from Tuscany, Jill will share some of her favourite warm-weather Italian dishes to make your summer entertaining a breeze.

    Start off with an easy tomato/basil bruschetta, perfect for any backyard gathering, followed by an Italian potato salad with fennel, spring onions and tomatoes. Jill will then prepare a beautiful antipasto platter featuring assorted salamis, cheeses and olives, with figs and honey. She’ll show you how to prepare a stunning egg and vegetable terrine and finish the class with a simple dessert of fresh fruit with ricotta and Italian honey.

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  • Tuesday, July 25th- 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Hands-on Pizza Making

    Sometimes nothing is better than pulling a homemade pizza straight out of the oven. Join chef Carmen Barquero as you learn how to make an easy tomato sauce and a fast pizza dough to be used for a traditional Margherita pizza. Next, Carmen will show you how to make an alternative crust using cauliflower topped with roasted veggies and goat cheese. You will then enjoy Churrasco (steak) pizza with chimichurri sauce. Lastly, Carmen will show you how to make a simply delicious Sicilian dessert of deep-fried pillows of dough, topped with cinnamon and sugar (dulce de leche dipping sauce optional).

     

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  • Wednesday, July 26th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Hands-on Pasta Making

    Learn the joys of making your own pasta with chef Troy Spicer in this technique-focused class. The evening will begin with you learning the tricks to making delicious ricotta cannelloni served in a creamy pesto. Next, try your hand at making cavatelli pasta with sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and creamy goat cheese. Finally, you will make linguini with roasted red peppers and cherry tomato sauce with spinach, basil and garlic.

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  • Thursday, July 27th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Summer Vegan

    We welcome Yoda Olinyk of Glassroots to Jill’s Table!

     

    Start the night with the: “best ever” vegan caesar salad that features massaged kale, cheesy chickpea croutons, smoked portobello bacon and walnut parmesan. Next ups is a veganized “seafood” platter with hearts-of-palm calamari, sous vide tofu scallops and chickpea crabcakes. A vegan hollandaise, tartar and cocktail sauce with be prepared to accompany the platter.

    Dessert is a doughnut served with blackberry jelly and lemon glaze.

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  • Monday, June 12th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Spice It Up!

    Inspired by a trip to the Caribbean Spice Islands this winter, Jill will showcase some of the key spices in the pantry.  She’ll start off with a delicious Vietnamese beef pho that showcases star anise, ginger and cinnamon.  Next is a brilliantly easy Italian dish featuring black pepper, called Cacio e pepe.

    The next dish is a fragrant fish curry served on turmeric rice. For dessert, there are cardamom poached pears served with whipped vanilla cream.

     

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  • Wednesday, June 14th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Cooking with Cast Iron

    For those of you who count down the days to breaking out the camping skillet over the fire, or those who prefer the luxuries of cooking with cast iron at home, this class will show how that skillet is meant to be used. Chef Troy Spicer will first show you how to make cast iron biscuits, followed by chicken chasseur, sweet potato gratin and zesty lemon asparagus. He will end the evening with finger licking skillet brownies. Guests will take home a 10 ¼” cast iron pan valued at $42.99.

  • Thursday, June 15th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Burgers!

    Join Paul Harding for a fan favourite class all about burgers!

    Burgers 101.  Learn all you need to know about grinding your own meats, shaping and seasoning fresh patties and creating some delicious condiments to compliment your burgers.

    Sip on a cold, local beer while you enjoy a Bahn Mi burger, accompanied by an organic green salad with a lemon shallot vinaigrette.  Next up is a classic beef burger that Paul will cook to perfection and top with an aged cheddar cheese, and tomato jam served alongside a warm potato bacon salad.

     

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  • Friday, June 16th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    What to Drink with What You Eat: Rye, Whisky & Scotch

    Join sommelier Christie Pollard for an evening of whisky; the world’s most cherished spirit. For the most part, it is enjoyed ‘neat’ or ‘on the rocks’, without even a thought of what food might go along with it. However, the pairing possibilities of whisky and food are intriguing and when matched properly can be fabulous. Thanks to the global craft distilling revolution, we live in an age when there are just about as many styles, flavours and variations of whisky as there are

    wine.

    On tonight’s menu:

    • Smoked rainbow trout salad with Irish whiskey
    • Bacon okonomiyaki savoury pancake with Japanese whisky
    • Grilled flank steak with smoky corn tomato salsa and bourbon
    • Strawberry rye tarts with Canadian whisky
    • Millionaire bars with scotch

    You will also take home a Glencairn crystal tasting glass.

    Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

     

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  • Monday, June 19th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of The Big Red Bowl!

    Find out why Jill loves her custom-made red bowl from Emile Henry in France. This oven, dishwasher, microwave and freezer-safe dish is her “go to” at home.  Jill will share several of her family’s favourite dishes, including a colourful seasonal salad with an herbed vinaigrette, Greek pastitsio and Chinese spaghetti. Each guest will take home Jill’s favourite red bowl. (Value $54.99)

     

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  • Tuesday, June 20th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of The Big Red Bowl!

    Find out why Jill loves her custom-made red bowl from Emile Henry in France. This oven, dishwasher, microwave and freezer-safe dish is her “go to” at home.  Jill will share several of her family’s favourite dishes, including a colourful seasonal salad with an herbed vinaigrette, Greek pastitsio and Chinese spaghetti. Each guest will take home Jill’s favourite red bowl. (Value $54.99)

     

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  • Wednesday, June 21st - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of Cooking with Cast Iron

    For those of you who count down the days to breaking out the camping skillet over the fire, or those who prefer the luxuries of cooking with cast iron at home, this class will show how that skillet is meant to be used. Chef Troy Spicer will first show you how to make cast iron biscuits, followed by chicken chasseur, sweet potato gratin and zesty lemon asparagus. He will end the evening with finger licking skillet brownies. Guests will take home a 10 ¼” cast iron pan valued at $42.99.

  • Thursday, June 22nd - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    What to Drink with What You Eat: Rye, Whisky & Scotch

    Join sommelier Christie Pollard for an evening of whisky; the world’s most cherished spirit. For the most part, it is enjoyed ‘neat’ or ‘on the rocks’, without even a thought of what food might go along with it. However, the pairing possibilities of whisky and food are intriguing and when matched properly can be fabulous. Thanks to the global craft distilling revolution, we live in an age when there are just about as many styles, flavours and variations of whisky as there are wine.

    On tonight’s menu:

    • Smoked rainbow trout salad with Irish whiskey
    • Bacon okonomiyaki savoury pancake with Japanese whisky
    • Grilled flank steak with smoky corn tomato salsa and bourbon
    • Strawberry rye tarts with Canadian whisky
    • Millionaire bars with scotch

    You will also take home a Glencairn crystal tasting glass.

    Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

     

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  • Monday, June 26th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    What to Drink with What You Eat: Canadian

    What better way to celebrate our great nation’s 150th birthday than with food and drink! Tonight, sommelier Christie Pollard will show you some of the wonderful pairings Canada’s food and wine scene has to offer.

    Tonight’s menu features:

    • East Coast lobster roll with sparkling riesling
    • Double-smoked bacon and local cheese curd poutine with chardonnay
    • Slow-baked rainbow trout with herb butter and crispy potatoes with pinot noir

    Strawberry rhubarb shortcakes with cabernet franc ice wine

    Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

     

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  • Tuesday, June 27th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of What to Drink with What You Eat: Canadian

    What better way to celebrate our great nation’s 150th birthday than with food and drink! Tonight, sommelier Christie Pollard will show you some of the wonderful pairings Canada’s food and wine scene has to offer.

    Tonight’s menu features:

    • East Coast lobster roll with sparkling riesling
    • Double-smoked bacon and local cheese curd poutine with chardonnay
    • Slow-baked rainbow trout with herb butter and crispy potatoes with pinot noir

    Strawberry rhubarb shortcakes with cabernet franc ice wine

    Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

     

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  • Wednesday, June 28th - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Encore of Cooking with Cast Iron

    For those of you who count down the days to breaking out the camping skillet over the fire, or those who prefer the luxuries of cooking with cast iron at home, this class will show how that skillet is meant to be used. Chef Troy Spicer will first show you how to make cast iron biscuits, followed by chicken chasseur, sweet potato gratin and zesty lemon asparagus. He will end the evening with finger licking skillet brownies. Guests will take home a 10 ¼” cast iron pan valued at $42.99.