|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 monthly 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!
June 3: Visiting the Green Fairy - A muse for writers and artists, or a cause of criminality or insanity? Banned for most of the 20th century, absinthe is back. Come learn all about this famous anise liqueur.
June 24: Gin Says Summer - If there's an official summer spirit, it's got to be gin. In this class you'll learn about different styles of gin and sample several different cocktails featuring this eminently mixable spirit.
July 15: Farm-to-Glass Cocktails - This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs."
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 24 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.