events

Oct 27 2019
October 27, 2019
  • 1:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

French Macarons with Tess Kelly, Séraphine Workshops

Back by popular demand, we'll go deep on this sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, confectioner sugar and superfine almond flour.  Tess will pass along all the secrets she learned from her time as apprentice at a pâtisserie in Paris while we all have the time of our lives! Chocolate, pistachio and raspberry macarons anyone? NOM NOM NOM! $85 per student includes 2.5hr hands-on workshop and recipes + eat (or...


Nov 02 2019
November 2, 2019
  • 3:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Bitters Workshop with Laura Silverman, The Outside Institute

We couldn't be more excited to finally welcome Laura Silverman, The Outside Institute, to lead this hands-on workshop on crafting bitters from wild-foraged, locally grown and exotic botanicals--many of which have healing properties! We'll kick things off with a welcome drink and tasting of bitters before discussing their history and health benefits, endless ingredient possibilities, tools and techniques.  We'll make two of our own seasonal bitters that you'll be able...


Nov 03 2019
November 3, 2019
  • 1:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Sourdough with Peter Barrett, Cook Blog

Sourdough baking may seem complicated, with so many variables that can affect the outcome. In this workshop we'll learn one master dough recipe and use it to make bread, rolls, pita, pizza, and even bagels--so we see how the ways in which we shape, proof, and bake the dough can change the outcome, while simultaneously increasing your repertoire of homemade baked goods using only one recipe. Each student will receive...


Nov 07 2019
November 7, 2019
  • 6:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Vietnamese with Corinne Trang

Refined, subtle, challenging, and accessible all at the same time, the food of Vietnam was the first true fusion cuisine, blending the techniques and ingredients of French and Chinese culinary traditions.  In this workshop led by Corinne Trang, author of the award-winning book, “Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food From a Family Table,” we'll explore this exciting cuisine through the lens of a James Beard award-winning chef.  Born in France's Loire Valley to...


Nov 09 2019
November 9, 2019
  • 2:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Raw Organic Vinegar with Jori Jayne Emde, Lady Jayne’s Alchemy

I met Jori in 2006 working together on the development of a restaurant concept in NYC with Zak Pelaccio.  We were immediately bonded by wit, sass, passion and most-interestingly our shared (borderline) commitment to doing everything to its absolute fullest and best. Since that project, I've watched her evolve into a master of her craft...from the first test bottle she gifted me of her now famous Worcestershire (note: I've...


Nov 10 2019
November 10, 2019
  • 1:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Croquembouche with Tess Kelly, Séraphine Workshops

Traditionally served at weddings and baptisms, I always imagine no royal's dessert table was ever complete without one of these precarious towers of luscious candied cream puffs.  If ever there was a special occasion dessert....this is it!  With the holiday season approaching (gulp), we thought this would be a fun one to bust out to inspire some festive tablescapes.  We'll bak up an army of heavenly puffs with pâte...


Jun 10 2020
June 10, 2020
  • La Demeure du Moulin, Fléac-sur-Seugne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Culinary Adventure in Southwest France

Our Sunday sessions with Tess Kelly, Sèraphine Workshops, have been so wonderful that we're taking the show on the road! Next June, we're going to a gorgeous renovated 18th century mill house in Fléac-sur-Seugne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, at the heart of the Charente vineyards on the edge of a small village on the Seugne river, where for four days we'll venture into local markets gathering ingredients to take home and transform into...