Upcoming Cooking Classes


Cooking Classes Designed Exclusively By Our Red Seal Chefs. You will only be able to experience them here! REAL Chefs! Real FUN!

Chef Rene Rodriguez

TRADITIONS OF MEXICO: Real, Authentic Mole

Friday, March 27, 6-8 pm
Chef Rene Rodriguez returns with a menu that is close to his heart and the roots of his Mexican heritage. Tonight, the chef will explain step-by-step how to make slow, simmered, Lamb Mole (21 flavourable ingredients including dried chilies, prunes, peanuts and chocolate!) with Caramelized Parsnip Puree, Plantain and Toasted Sesame.

NOTE: This is the same recipe Chef Rene made in the final round when he won Top Chef Canada!

All served with guacamole, salsa and tortilla chips. Customers will each receive a bag of locally made authentic tortilla chips Los Cantrose Tortilla Chips, in Ottawa. $55 per person. PLEASE NOTE: This class has been postponed…

SPANISH TAPAS: Part Two with Chef Rene Rodriguez

Friday, April 3, 6-8 pm
Ah, the relaxed ambience of Spain, where every night is a new tapas bar, filled with delicious small bites. Tonight, Ottawa’s own Top Chef Canada Winner, Chef Rene Rodriguez cooks up: Manchego Cheese with Quince and Black Olive Powder; Marinated Artichokes with Baguette and Spanish Ham; Spanish Tortilla with Potatoes and Onions and then, Rice with Chorizo, Chicken and Saffron. Savour. Indulge. Enjoy! $55 per person. REGISTER NOW!


Tuesday, April 7, 6-8 pm
Francis Meunier, of Ottawa’s Rideau Club returns for Part Two of this two-part Chocolate Dessert Series. Tantalize your senses with Have Your Cake and Eat it Too After Eight Chocolate Mousse Cake; Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies, a chocolate chip cookie dough and fudgy brownie creation and finally, Salted Chocolate Pot de Crème, a sweet-salty delight! Salads for a light meal will be served at the start of this sweet class. $55 per person. REGISTER NOW!

FAVOURITE FRENCH PASTRIES: Part Two (Chocolate, Fruit and Nuts)

Tuesday, April 14, 6-8 pm
Sweet dreams are made of these! Indulge yourself with these desserts by Pastry Chef Elina, in PART TWO of our Favourite French Pastries Series. Enjoy deeply, delicious, Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Tart; a light as air, creamy Raspberry Mousse and childhood memories of freshly baked apples with French Apple Tart , the much beloved dessert of the French nation. Salads for a light meal will be served at the start of this sweet class. $55 per person. REGISTER NOW!


FAVOURITE FRENCH PASTRIES: Part Three (à la Marcel Proust!)

Tuesday, April 21, 6-8 pm
Desserts lighten up as Pastry Chef Elina returns for Part Three of Favourite French Pastries Series. Savour Sable Breton, with Citrusy Lemon Curd; Fraisier Gateau, a classic French sponge-cake with crème mousseline, delicately green-hued almond marzipan, and juicy red strawberries. And finally learn to deliciously dunk Manuka Honey Madeleines in tea and luxuriate away the hours à la writer Marcel Proust!
Salads for a light meal will be served at the start of this sweet class.  $55 per person. REGISTER NOW!

The little shell-shaped cakes, so beloved of writer Marcel Proust.

FRENCH Provencal COOKING: With Chef Rene Rodriguez

Friday, April 24, 6-8 pm
Chef Rene is back with all new recipes! Tonight he journeys back to France with Tonight, Chef Rene Rodriguez puts together a beautiful French meal for you to enjoy. So, sit back and relax, while the chef prepares: Anchovy Confit Tomato Tart with Mache Greens and Glazed Baby Onions; Seared Tuna Niçoise with Black Olive Mousseline; Espellete Potatoes and Soft Poached Egg; and Pears Poached, in Vanilla Caramel, Citrus Curd Tart with Fresh Tarragon. $55 per person. Don’t delay! Cooking Classes with Chef Rene sell out quickly. REGISTER NOW!

Chef Rene Rodriguez


Tuesday, April 28, 6-8 pm
You may already know Pastry Chef Elina from her sweet baking classes at our cooking school. But, combining her love of dough, with her Ukrainian heritage, led her to develop the recipes for this class on classic, traditional home-style cooking from Ukraine. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal of Perogies Stuffed with Potato, Smoked Mozzarella, Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms; Veal, Rice, Mushroom, Pancetta Cabbage Rolls; and for dessert Syrniki with Honey, Raspberries and Sour Cream. $55 per person. REGISTER NOW!

Pastry Chef Elina


Tuesday, May 5, 6-8 pm
Imagine you have just opened the perfect box of chocolates. What would be inside? Pastry Chef Elina has the answers! And just in time for Mother’s Day. Taste the depth of flavour in her Passionfruit Caramel Hazelnut Ganache Bonbon; the Pistachio Almond Marzipan Dipped Bonbon and for a bonus Almond Dark Chocolate Florentine. In this class sip hot chocolate, tea, enjoy the hand-crafted chocolates, while also taste testing a variety of different chocolates from our PC Collection and Europe. $55 person SIGN UP!

“Life is like a box of chocolates.”

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