|So much of the time, cocktails in bars are overly sweet, insipid, and
not very interesting. But a well made classic cocktail is a revelation.
In my regular cocktail classes at The Last Word, you'll learn all about cocktails, including how to mix
your own drinks at home and how to order a drink you'll really like in a
bar. Classes are hands on, with lots of tasting opportunities. Reserve your space in an upcoming class on the Shop page.
I also do private classes for groups. Email me for more information!
November 11: A Tale of Three Whisk(e)ys - First you'll meet Rye - the American old-timer, he's dry and spicy. Next up -
Bourbon, a smooth talker with a fantastic Kentucky accent. And then
there's Scotch - one day he's sweet as toffee, the next day he smells
like a smoky ashtray - but you love him anyway. All have a role to play
in cocktails, and we'll compare and contrast.
December 2: Holiday Cocktails - Spice up your holiday entertaining with some seasonal cocktails. You'll create your own house champagne cocktail, explore the world of warm drinks like hot toddies and mulled wine, and have fun with nogs and flips.
Info on 2014 classes will be posted soon!
Basic homemade truffles are surprisingly easy to make, once you learn a few key tricks of the trade. Contact me for more information about my hands-on truffle making workshops. Attendees will:
- learn to make ganache (the creamy center of a truffle)
- learn to form truffle centers
- learn to temper chocolate
- practice dipping and decorating centers I've prepared in advance
- take home at least 12 finished truffles
you have a pre-existing group of 4-8 people and would like a private
workshop, you can contact me to arrange a time that works best for your
group. Otherwise, join my mailing list or watch the announcements page for news about upcoming workshops.
This advanced class is best for those who already have some experience with basic truffles. I'll teach you to create the beautiful colors and effects you see on my chocolates page. Individual and group lessons are available.