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City of Aurora WINTER 2017 COOKING CLASSES

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Dear Aurora Cooks Community ~ Happy Holidays! We are excited to welcome you into our warm kitchen during this season of baking, family and tradition. There have been a lot of tempting smells coming from our kitchen these days. Come join us this winter for teen Thai and Chinese New Year cooking, baking classes for all ages, couples fondue, Mardi Gras cooking and much more! Get a healthy start to the New Year with ideas for delicious dinner parties and quick, nutritious meals for your tots in our Fresh New Year classes. Kids, preteens and teens can hone their cooking skills in our continued Chopped series with new menus and engage in some friendly competition. Stay tuned this spring for a new core curriculum coming out. We’re excited to provide new offerings and would love your feedback on the kinds of core classes you would be interested in. ~ Warm Wishes from The Aurora Cooks Team

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table of contents

Parent/Tot Cooking 1 Parent/Family Cooking 2 Kids Cooking 4 Meadowood Cooking Classes 5 Preteen Cooking 6 Teen Cooking 7 Adult Cooking 15+ 9 Adult Cooking 21+ 13 Wine Tasting 15 Fridays Uncorked 15

All classes will be held at Expo Recreation Center • 303.326.8630 10955 E. Exposition Ave. unless noted Meadowood Recreation Center 3054 S. Laredo St.

Call 303.326.8656 to discuss food allergies or dietary restrictions before enrolling.

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parent/tot cooking Ages 3-6 with parent • $38 ($29 Resident)

Festive Holidays

Finding Dory’s Treats

Menu: Sweet Roasted Carrots with Herbs, Cinnamon Baked Apples with Oats, Pita Christmas Trees with Avocado Hummus & Holiday Apple Cider. 237820 Sat., Dec. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun 237821 Wed., Dec. 7, 1:30-3 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight

Menu: Seashell Pasta Salad, Mr. Crab Croissants, Seaweed Grapes & Starfish Cookies. 238615 Thu., Jan. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Karon Sorensen

Build Your Breakfast

Come make an easy & healthy breakfast with your tot. Menu: Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes, Pear & Apple Sauce, Personalized Granola & the Perfect Parfait. 239708 Sat., Jan. 28, 9-10:30 a.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Holiday Treats

Treat your tot for the holidays! Menu: Reindeer Cookies, Apple Christmas Trees, Gingerbread Men & Banana Snowmen. 237827 Tue., Dec. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Karon Sorensen

My Little Valentine

Enjoy preparing heart healthy foods with your tot. Menu: Healthy Hearts, I Love You Raspberry Parfaits with Homemade Granola, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Rice Cakes & Apple Heart Sandwiches. 239723 Sat., Feb. 11, 9:30-11 a.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Tinsel Town

Menu: Fruit Trees with Marshmallow Snow, “Coal” Cracker Jacks, Parmesan Biscuit Snowmen & Polar Bear Hot Cocoa. 237907 Wed., Dec. 21, 2:30-4 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight A Fresh New Year Start the New Year off right with some fresh cooking with your little one. Menu: Apple & Cheddar Wraps, Zucchini & Carrot Bars, Ladybug Apples & Fresh Fruit Slushie. 239707 Thu., Jan. 5, 2:30-4 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

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Valentine Treats

Treat your tot to some valentine delights. Menu: Heart Shaped Sandwiches, Mini Hot Dog Hearts, Strawberry Parfaits & Brownie Kabobs. 238618 Tue., Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Karon Sorensen

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parent/family cooking Ages 6-16 with parent • $57 ($44 Resident) unless noted

Coffee Shop Creations

Dinner in Tuscany

Candy Making Workshop

Winter Bakery

Impress your favorite barista by knowing how to make these great coffee shop treats. Menu: Blueberry Muffins, Maple Nut Scones with Homemade Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, & Salted Caramel Apple Tarts. 237682 Sat., Dec. 3, 9-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Enjoy this culinary trip to Italy & learn these classic dishes with your family. Menu: Minestrone Soup with Homemade Bread Sticks, Roasted Pork Loin with Apricot Glaze, Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction & Classic Italian Tiramisu. 238612 Fri., Jan. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Become an expert in the art of candymaking. Menu: Cherry Pecan Vanilla Fudge, PB&J Bites, Chewy Fruit & Granola Bars, Dragon Scales Toffee & Rocky Toffee Fudgies. 237680 Sat., Dec. 17, 9-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht

Cozy up to the oven this winter & bake some great coffee shop worthy goodies. Menu: Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Double Musky Chocolate Pie, Monkey Bread, Hot Cocoa Cookies & Lemon Roulade. 238613 Sat., Jan. 28, 12:30-3 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht

Holiday Cookies

Spend the afternoon with your child baking delightful holiday cookies & get great tips from our pastry chef! Bring a container to take home your cookies. 237681 Sat., Dec. 17, 1:30-4 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight

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Mexican Fiesta

Take your family on a delectable trip south of the border. Menu: Curtido (Cabbage Slaw), Enchiladas Suizas (Chicken), Tres Leches Cake & Agua Fresca. 239706 Sun., Jan. 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

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parent/family cooking Ages 6-16 with parent • $57 ($44 Resident) unless noted

Oh My, Pie!

Cupcake Mania

Menu: Heart Shaped Cherry Pies, Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pies, Apple Hand Pies & Strawberry Lemonade. 238611 Sat., Feb. 4, 9-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Menu: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting, Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Filled Cupcakes, Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting, Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream. 239695 Sat., Feb. 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $64 ($49 Resident)

Valentine’s Day

Menu: Calzone Hearts, Raspberry Trifle Parfait, Crispy Pepperoni Hearts, Chocolate Truffles, Berry Whirl Punch. 239995 Sun., Feb. 12, 4-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Streets of Paris

Indulge in delicious French cheeses & classic French cuisine. Menu: Savory Galettes (Traditional Breton Crêpes) with Your Customized Filling, Pan Fried Goat Cheese Cakes over Salad, Cheesy Fondue with Baguette & Cherry Clafoutis. 239696 Fri., Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

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kids cooking

Ages 6-9 • $40 ($31 Resident) unless noted

Holiday Cookies

Lunchtime Adventures

Learn how to measure ingredients & become a great junior baker. Bake & take creative holiday cookies for your family. 237756 Sat., Dec. 3, 4-6 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Discover exciting new flavors with these sandwich creations. Menu: Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Bahn Mi Sub, Cheesy Pesto Panini & Green Veggie Chips with Seasonings. 238605 Sun., Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

Crêpe Escape

Valentine Sweet Surprises

Create savory & sweet crêpes using ham, cheese, strawberries, bananas, ricotta filling, chocolate sauce & more! 239994 Sat., Jan. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Maria Anderson

Menu: Fruit Nachos, Orange & Honey Drop Cookies, Granola Bar Hearts, Almond Flour Brownies. 238606 Sat., Feb. 11, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Chopped! Soup Edition

Mexican Delights

Master basic knife skills & learn cooking techniques to make various winter soups with ingredients typically found in your pantry. Then join a team in a friendly competition to make the best bowl of soup! 239735 Sat., Jan. 14, 2-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos $44 ($34 Resident)

Tasty Mexican foods with a little spice! Menu: Fresh Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Cheese Quesadillas & Beef or Veggie Tacos 239822 Sun., Feb. 26, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

Holiday Cooking Camp

Come play in the kitchen for the holidays! Ages 6-12 Learn knife skills, basic cooking techniques & how to adjust flavors. Wow your family with meals you create! Menu: Homemade Salads with Vinaigrettes, Soups, Pastas, Sauces, Whole Grain Dishes & Fun Desserts for New Year’s. 239848 Wed.-Thu., Dec. 28 & 29 9 a.m.-noon Instructor: Megan Lloyd $82 ($62 Resident)

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meadowood cooking classes

Meadowood Recreation Center • 3054 S. Laredo St.

Kids Santa’s Sweet Shop

My Little Valentine

Ages 6-9 Create special holiday treats. Menu: Milky Way Sleighs, Reindeer Munchies, Candy Cane Grahams, Reindeer Pops, Brownie Christmas Trees. Siblings ages 10-12 welcome to attend. Call the registration office to register siblings. 237760 Sat., Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m. Instructor: Shila Willson $47 ($36 Resident)

Ages 3-6 w/parent Enjoy preparing heart healthy foods with your tot. Menu: Healthy Hearts, I Love You Raspberry Parfaits with Homemade Granola, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Rice Cakes & Apple Heart Sandwiches. 239721 Wed., Feb. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos $38 ($29 Resident)

Cozy Winter Foods

A Fresh New Year

Ages 3-6 w/parent Menu: Sweet Potato Muffins, Mini Lentil & Turkey Bites, Yummy Cauliflower Rice, Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. 238616 Wed., Feb. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos $38 ($29 Resident)

Ages 3-6 w/parent Start the New Year off right with some fresh cooking with your little one. Menu: Apple & Cheddar Wraps, Zucchini & Carrot Bars, Ladybug Apples, & Fresh Fruit Slushie. 239709 Wed., Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $38 ($29 Resident)

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preteen cooking

Ages 10-12 • $40 ($31 Resident) unless noted

Holiday Candy Factory

Chopped! Soup Edition

Make new & old-time favorite candies. Menu: Easy Cracker Toffee, S’mores Crumble Bars, Chocolate Butter mints & Crispy Peanut Butter Bites. 237783 Sun., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

Master basic knife skills & learn cooking techniques to make various winter soups with ingredients typically found in your pantry. Then join a team in a friendly competition to make the best bowl of soup! 239993 Sat., Jan. 21, 1:30-4 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $44 ($34 Resident)

Santa’s Sweet Shop

Create special holiday treats. Menu: Milky Way Sleighs, Reindeer Munchies, Candy Cane Grahams, Reindeer Pops & Brownie Christmas Rrees. Siblings ages 6-9 welcome to attend. Call the registration office to register siblings. 303.326.8650. 237757 Sun., Dec. 18, 2-5 p.m. Instructor: Shila Willson $47 ($36 Resident)

Be My Valentine

Present these tasty delights to your valentine. Menu: Coconut Raspberry Scones with Homemade Cream, Chocolate Mousse Brownies, Red Velvet Beet Pancakes & Sweetheart Hot Chocolate. 239814 Sun., Feb. 12, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

Crêpe Escape

Create savory & sweet crêpes using ham, cheese, strawberries, bananas, ricotta filling, chocolate sauce & more! 239750 Sat., Jan. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Maria Anderson

Pizza Oven Mama Mia!

Become a pro at pizza dough & creative pizza making. Menu: Homemade Pizza Dough, Build-Your-Own Sauce & Pesto with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken & Sausage Toppings. 239815 Wed., Feb. 15 5:30-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Mexican Delights

Tasty Mexican foods with a little spice! Menu: Fresh Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Cheese Quesadillas & Beef or Veggie Tacos. 239816 Tue., Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

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It’s All Greek to Me

Travel to the land of the Greek gods with this fresh & delicious meal. Menu: Herbed Falafel with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Homemade Pita Bread & Tzatziki Sauce. 239751 Sun., Feb. 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Vasiliki Vassos

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teen cooking

Ages 12-16 • $49 ($38 Resident) unless noted

European Holiday

Chopped! Pasta Time

Stroll through the festive holiday markets & taste the flavors of Europe in this cooking class full of warm, spicy holiday flavors! Menu: Swedish Potato Pancakes with Homemade Apple Sauce, French Winter Vegetable Ragout, German Christmas Stollen & Spanish Polvorones (Almond Cookies). 237839 Sun., Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 237840 Thu., Dec. 15, 5:30-8 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

Master basic pasta making & learn techniques to make great pasta dough, sauces & seasonal fillings. Then join a team in a friendly competition to make the best pasta, filling & sauce! 238622 Sun., Jan. 8, 1-4 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $53 ($41 Resident)

Party Time

Impress your friends at your next sleep over or birthday party. Menu: Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa, Toasted Ravioli with Marinara, Bellini Mocktail & Chocolate Martini Mocktail. 238623 Wed., Jan. 11, 5:30-8 p.m. Instructor: Tynesha Matthews

Holiday Confections

Sharpen your confectionary skills in this candy-making workshop. Menu: Homemade Gumdrops, Dark Chocolate English Toffee, Peppermint Patties & Peanut Butter Truffles. 237910 Mon., Dec. 19, 2-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight

Thai Cuisine

Go on a culinary excursion to this land of spice & explosive flavors. Menu: Thai Sweet Chili Green Beans, Tom Ka Gai (Thai Coconut Soup), Thai Red Curry with Chicken, Mango & Basmati Rice & Thai Iced Tea. 239817 Sat., Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Holiday Cookies

Impress your family with your baking skills & these beautiful & mouthwatering baked goodies. Menu: German Chocolate Rugelach, Snickerdoodle Bars, Peppermint S’more Cookies & Lemon Cheesecake Cutouts. 237909 Tue., Dec. 20, 3-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight

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teen cooking

Ages 12-16 • $49 ($38 Resident) unless noted

Chinese Dumplings

Valentine Pastry

Chinese New Year is almost here! Get ready by learning to make authentic Chinese dumplings. Menu: Veggie Pot Stickers, Steamed Pork Dumpling with Cabbage, Pan Fried Chicken Dumpling with Carrots & Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste. 239818 Thu., Jan. 26, 5:30-8 p.m. Instructor: Candace Pyun

Perfect your pastry making skills just in time for Valentine’s Day! Menu: Nutella Cream Puffs, Strawberry Balsamic Slab Pie, Raspberry Eclairs & Shortbread Hearts with Chocolate. 239820 Mon., Feb. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

Bake Shop

Create these delicious treats & learn baking tricks & tips. Menu: Belgian Brownie Little Cakes, Berry Cheesecake, Breakfast Pear Crisp & Savory Parmesan Biscuits. 238621 Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon Instructor: James Lesley

Latin American Fare Indulge in the sweet & savory flavors of South & Central America with a North American twist. Menu: Pumpkin Goat Cheese Empanadas, Plantain Patties Stuffed with Sweet Black Beans, Sweet Pepper & Mango Salsa with Homemade Chips & Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. 239819 Sat., Feb. 4, 1-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Megan Lloyd

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Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the kitchen! Menu: Crawfish Dip, Homemade Cajun Crackers, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Lime Yogurt Cake with Blackberry Sauce. 239821 Mon., Feb. 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes

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adult 15+ cooking

Ages 15 & older • $64 ($49 Resident) unless noted

Holiday Cookies

Sugar Plum Tea

Bake a collection of delicious holiday cookies. Cooking experience required. Bring a container. 237481 Sat., Dec. 10 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Instructors: Karon Sorensen & Andrea Wight $70 ($54 Resident)

Take a break from your hectic holiday schedule to prepare & enjoy a festive tea. Menu: Shrimp Bruschetta, Cashew Chicken Sandwiches, Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini, Fairy Cakes with Raspberry Cream & Chocolate Eclairs. 237668 Fri., Dec. 16 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Instructor: Karon Sorensen $44 ($33 Resident)

Beautiful Holiday Baking

Impress your holiday guests with gorgeous & mouthwatering baked goods. Menu: Parmesan & Herbed Star Bread, Cinnamon Walnut Povitica, Hazelnut-Crusted Chocolate Tart, Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls & Mixed Nut Tart. 237746 Sat., Dec. 10, 2-6 p.m Instructor: Megan Lloyd $73 ($56 Resident)

A Santa Fe Christmas

Christmas in New Mexico is a blend of time-honored celebrations & a wonderful abundance of rich, traditional foods. Menu: Empanadas, Posole, Tamales, Bizcochitos. 237471 Sat., Dec. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Charlotte Saenz

Gluten Free for the Holidays

New Year’s Party

Transform your gulten free menus for holiday parties. Come learn great tips & tricks for gluten free baking. Menu: Almond Lace Wafers with Kahlua Ganache, Raspberry Linzer Bars, Roasted Tomato & Rosemary Wreath, Mocha Chip Biscotti & Cranberry Brie Bites. 237908 Wed., Dec. 14 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Andrea Wight

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Join the party & practice preparing an exciting menu to put on your own New Year’s Eve dinner party. It is sure to bring good luck! Menu: New Year’s Persian Noodle Soup, Saffron Rice with Dill, Vegetarian “Meatballs” with Pistachio Yogurt Sauce, Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet with a dessert of Rose & Pistachio New Year’s Truffles. Most items are gluten free. 239847 Tues., Dec. 27 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Maria Anderson

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adult 15+ cooking

Ages 15 & older • $64 ($49 Resident) unless noted

Mexican Cooking I

Warming Winter Pasta

A thorough introduction to Mexican cooking, featuring Charlotte’s authentic family recipes. Menu: Homemade Tortillas, Quesadillas, Sopapillas, Burritos, Green Chile Pork, Guacamole, Refried Beans, Roasting Chiles. 238608 Thu., Jan. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Charlotte Saenz

Warm up this January making these diverse pastas & sauces. Menu: Carrot, Beet & Apple Salad, Drunken Spaghetti, Orecchiette Genovese, Flaming Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta & Wild Mushroom Manicotti with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce. 239670 Tue., Jan. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht

Chinese Spring Festival Feast

Join our Chinese cooking instructor in the kitchen & learn how to create this authentic Chinese meal. Menu: Hot & Sour Soup, Mongolian Beef, Sichuan Shrimp, Kung Pao Chicken & Chocolate Wontons. 238590 Sat., Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-noon Instructor: Ning Ning Ledvina

Chinese Festival Dumplings

Green Chili Goodness

Master the art of the dumpling just in time for Chinese New Year! Menu: Chinese Chives with Pork, Cabbage with Pork, Shitake Mushroom with Chicken, Carrot with Egg & Chocolate Wontons. 238589 Wed., Jan. 18 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Ning Ning Ledvina

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Explore the flavors of roasted green chilies in a southwest - inspired & gluten free dinner. Menu: Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing, Pork Green Chile Stew, Chipotle Roasted Yams, Plantain Tortillas & White Chocolate Chip Cookies. 238630 Tue., Jan. 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Maria Anderson

Soul Food with a Twist

Learn to make dishes that warm the body & soul. Menu: Skillet Collard Greens, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Three Cheese Penne Pasta with Prosciutto, Southern Fried Chicken & New York Style Cheesecake. 239671 Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Tynesha Matthews

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adult 15+ cooking

Ages 15 & older • $64 ($49 Resident) unless noted

Tamales

From savory to sweet, tamales are a gastronomic delight! Learn traditional rolling methods with a variety of fillings. Menu: Green Chile Chicken, Red Chile Pork, Black Bean & Corn, Chocolate Dessert Tamales. 238619 Tue., Feb. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Charlotte Saenz

Valentine Pastry

Perfect your pastry making skills just in time for Valentine’s Day! Menu: Nutella Cream Puffs, Strawberry Balsamic Slab Pie, French Palmiers (Puff Pastry), Raspberry Eclairs & Shortbread Hearts Dipped in Chocolate. 239823 Thu., Feb. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: James Lesley

Winter Weeknight Comfort Foods

Create & enjoy hearty, comforting & nourishing dishes with seasonal veggies that can be easily re-created any night of the week! Menu: Winter Greens Salad with Roasted Mushrooms & Warm Shallot Dressing, Garlic Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Roasted Root Veggies with Curried Tahini Dipping Sauce & Cranberry Orange Dark Chocolate Truffles. This menu is gluten free. 239674 Thu., Feb. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Maria Anderson

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Ethiopian Cooking (Vegetarian) Learn how to make delicious Ethiopian vegetarian dishes that spice up your dinner & gain secrets to Ethiopian cooking that you won’t find from recipes online or in cookbooks. Class will include an overview of traditional Ethiopian spices & ingredients, along with tips that help reduce your cooking time at home. Menu: Yatakelt Wott (Stewed Potatoes, Carrots & Cabbage), Misser Wott (Spicy Red Lentils), Atar Wott (Mild Yellow Split Peas), Enjera, (Sourdough Flat Bread). 239673 Sat., Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-noon Instructor: Challtu Kelly

Homemade Soft Cheeses & Chips

Cheeses made of nuts are wonderfully earthy cheeses. Great for everyone, but especially those with sensitivity to milk or soy. Menu: Various soft cheeses made with nuts: Herb & Garlic, Almond Dill, Cashew Cheese with Dried Berries, Homemade Vegetable Chips & Sweet Macadamia Tarts. 239824 Sat., Feb. 18, 2-5 p.m. Instructor: Afsi Felsher

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adult 15+ cooking

Ages 15 & older • $64 ($49 Resident) unless noted

Winter Soups, Stews & Chowders It’s chilly outside! Let’s cook up some soups for cold winter nights. Menu: Pike Place Market Scallop Chowder, Spanish Lentil Chorizo Soup, Southwestern Beef Stew, Creamy Bean Soup, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup. 238629 Wed., Feb. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht

A Cajun Experience

Learn how to incorporate southern creole spices into everyday items to create a tasty creole meal. Menu: Mardi Gras Slaw, Skillet Cornbread, Dirty Rice with Sausage & Shrimp, Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage, Pecan Pie. 239675 Tue., Feb. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Tynesha Matthews

Mexican Cooking II Picking up where Mexican Cooking I left off, with even more authentic recipes. Menu: Homemade Tortilla Chips, Chili Con Queso, Cheese Enchiladas, Tostadas, Pico de Gallo, Green & Red Chile Salsas, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Drying Chiles. 238609 Thu., Feb. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Charlotte Saenz

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adult 21+ cooking Ages 21 & older. ID checked prior to class participation.

Couples Cook: The Perfect Holiday Meal

Holiday meals can be as easy as they are delicious. Create explosions of flavor as you perfect these divine dishes. Menu: Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs, Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, Twice Baked, Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Macadamia Ricotta, Cod in Creamy Red Roasted Pepper Sauce & Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Cake. Wines paired with meal. 237697 Fri., Dec. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $65 ($55 Resident) per person

Couples Cook: Seasons Eatings Wine Dinner

Spread a little holiday cheer with this decadent meal. Menu: Hot Crab & Artichoke Crostini, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Beef Tenderloin with Cognac Sauce, Beet & Avocado Winter Citrus Salad, Goat Cheese Torte. Wines paired with meal. 237476 Fri., Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: James Lesley 237687 Fri., Dec. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht $65 ($55 Resident) per person

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Couples Cook: A Fresh New Year

Freshen up your diet with the start of the New Year! Discover how delicious & easy it is to eat healthy. Menu: Roasted Butternut & Ricotta Toasts, Warm Freekeh Salad with Eggplant in Lettuce Cups, Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry, Winter Dinner Bowls with Veggies & Baked Falafel & Mascarpone Cups with Grapefruit for dessert. Wines paired with dishes. 238593 Fri., Jan. 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes. $65 ($55 Resident) per person

Authentic Indian with Wine

Continue your fermentation education with these great Indian recipes! Menu: Idlis (Savory Fermented Cake of Lentils & Rice), Sambar (Spicy Vegetable Daal), Coconut Chutney, Raita & Kir with Reisling. 238600 Sun., Jan. 22, 1-4 p.m. Instructor: Afsi Felsher $64 ($49 Resident) per person

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Couples Cook: Fireside Fondue Wine Dinner

Menu: Creamy Tomato Vodka Fondue, Brie Fondue, Queso Fundido, Seafood Fondue in White Wine & Salted Caramel Fondue. Wines paired with dishes. 238594 Fri., Jan. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht $65 ($55 Resident) per person

Couples Cook: Mardi Gras Party

Menu: Hot Crab, Artichoke & Jalapeño Dip, Louisiana Strawberry Salad, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Crawfish Andouille Fettuccini & the Devil’s Own Zulu Cake. Wines paired with dishes. 238596 Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Schacht $65 ($55 Resident) per person

Couples Cook: Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner

Enjoy a romantic dinner with your valentine. Menu: Brie Fondue with Thyme & Maple Syrup, Asparagus with Balsamic Strawberries, Duck with Pomegranate Sauce, Herbed Couscous & Chocolate Moelleux. Wines paired with dishes. 238595 Fri., Feb. 10 239641 Sat., Feb. 11 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Schultes $65 ($55 Resident) per person

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wine tasting

Ages 21 & older. ID checked prior to class participation. Bring an appetizer to share & an optional 8 wine glasses. Special Holiday Wines

After Dinner Drinks

Explore a variety of nicer, higher priced red wines from Napa Valley. Perfect to enjoy over the holidays or give as a gift. 237674 Thu., Dec. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Will Schneider $39 ($30 Resident)

From savory to sweet, the world of after dinner drinks offers versatile pairings with savory cheeses & sweet desserts. Discover some little known gems to enjoy as the perfect end to a delicious Valentine’s Day meal. 238628 Mon., Feb. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Will Schneider $31 ($24 Resident)

Piedmontese Wines

In the Northernmost reaches of Italy, some of the greatest Italian wines are made. We will taste the wines that make this place famous, as well as some little known treasures from the region. 238627 Thu., Jan. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Will Schneider $31 ($24 Resident)

FRIDAYS

Uncorked

Zumba your way to the healthy salad bar & quench your thirst with light beer. 238599 Fri., Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Wanda Serino Washington $18

Valentine’s Day Mixology

Wish you could make a great cocktail for the love of your life? Come learn the basic skills of constructing a great cocktail. Use fresh, seasonal ingredients & a variety of base spirits to make & sample these holiday-themed drinks. Menu: Hanky Panky Cocktail, Pomegranate Martini, Limoncello Prosecco Raspberry Cocktail, Sicilian Bruschetta with Artichokes & Olives, Asparagus Prosciutto Rolls & Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes. 238598 Fri., Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Brian Kempf $38

Ages 21 & older. ID will be checked prior to class participation. Please register at least 3 days prior to the class. Earlier is even better.

CITY OF AURORA WINTER COOKING 2017

Zumba in the New Year!

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Register Today! 303.326.8650 • auroragov.org/cooking


Bring Your Team to our Kitchen Get away from the office and enjoy a day building a stronger team in our kitchen. Cooking and eating together is a great way to bond and build a more connected team. Choose from a selection of menus for a 3-hour class. $70 per person with a 10-person minimum. Call for details and availability 303.326.8656 or email expokitchen@auroragov.org

CITY OF AURORA WINTER COOKING 2017

Register Today! 303.326.8650 • auroragov.org/cooking


PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID DENVER, CO PERMIT NO. 2116

City of Aurora Expo Recreation Center 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012

Cooking classes make great gifts! Call 303.326.8650 to purchase a gift card. Aurora Cooks • Expo Recreation Center 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora, CO 80012

303.326.8650 auroragov.org/cooking

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