New dates for summer French "Deep Dive" cooking classes

Due to a recent knee injury, there's a date change for one of the French "Deep Dive" cooking classes. The new schedule for this summer series is as follows:

  • June 27: A Taste of Basque Country
  • July 25: The Mediterranean Flavors of Proven├žal Cooking
  • Aug 15: Classic Burgundy Wine Country Cuisine (note new date)

All classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30pm and will take place at the Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana. These unique dinner party-style cooking classes are part demonstration and part hands-on participation. Like a Food Network cooking show, you get to see how each dish is made but with one major difference -- you also get to eat it when it's done! In each class, you get to make at least one dish yourself as well. So come hungry and be prepared to feast on a three-course dinner before class is over.

Since we'll be immersing ourselves in French culture this summer, each dinner party will start with a regional charcuterie board and a champagne toast. You can also expect a dessert course, imported wine pairings, and tastings of tasting of popular French aperitifs and digestifs at each class.

You can book one or all classes in this series, but hurry because there are only a few seats left. Registration information and the full menu is now available here:

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