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April 2021

French Macaron Master Class 041721 (P) PCM $90

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90.00 3 tickets left

In this fun and interactive class, you will learn the fine art to making these challenging mouthwatering morsels that are made easy enough to be done in your own kitchen! The classic 'Gerbert' or 'Paris Macaron' is a French meringue-based almond sandwich cookie. The celebrated original tea shop Ladurée on the Champs-Elysees in Paris is given credit for the creation of the classic French-style filled macaroon.  Together with our classically trained Pastry Chef, we will demystify and dismiss some of…

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Donuts, Beignets, Zeppoli and Churros 042321 (P) PCM $95

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Learn the basics of making the doughs to some of your favorites.  Doughs will include a traditional yeast leavened doughnut, French beignets, and Mexican churros.  As an added bonus we will make a salted caramel filling for the donuts, and a rich chocolate sauce for dipping your handcrafted Churros!  These are some of the most time honored, and very appreciated delectable treats that can be described in their truest sense as comfort food, perfect afternoon winter past time for a Saturday or Sunday! …

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Artisanal Pizza and Focaccia 042421 (P) PCM

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$85.00 2 tickets left

  Learn the secrets of a perfect pizza.  Create the most delicious toppings for your pizza with the freshest and best ingredients.  Make authentic Italian focaccia from scratch, using the most suitable aromatic herbs, cheese and spices for your focaccia Delicious meal of prepared pizzas and focaccias. Your pizza-making cooking class starts with the most important part: making the dough. After learning the art of dough-making and kneading, Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza dough and creating…

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May 2021

Italian Desserts and Cookies Workshop 050121 (P) PCM $85

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00 7 tickets left

This class features some time-honored Italian classics such as cannoli, lemon drop cookies, biscotti, rainbow cookies and a ricotta-based cheesecake. Cookies; Biscotti; Cheesecake

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Sfogliatelle and Struffoli 051421 (P) PCM $90

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 7 tickets left

This class includes two of Italy’s finest desserts, a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Campania. Sfogliatella means “small, thin leaf/layer”, as the pastry’s texture resembles stacked leaves; and “Honey Balls” is a Neapolitan dish made of deep-fried balls of sweet dough known as Struffoli.   Sfogliatelle, Struffoli

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Croissant and Pain au Chocolat 052121 (P) PCM $95

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 6 tickets left

Croissants are a labor of love that are delicate, challenging, but absolutely worth the time! Add this French classic to your baking repertoire and you are guaranteed to be the envy of all of your friends and family!  Renowned for its classically French heritage, this yeasted dough is layered with butter and given a succession of folds that create the distinctive profile of the famously adored croissant. In this highly interactive class, our experienced Pastry Chef Instructor will guide you…

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How to make an Opera Cake 052921 (P) PCM $85

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 8 tickets left

The creation is a French cake that goes back to 1955 when great French pastry chef Cyriaque Gavillon worked at the legendary Dalloyau shop in Paris. ... His wife told him it reminded her of the Paris Opera House, Palais Garnier. It was a name that stuck, the Opera cake was born.  It is made with layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee French buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze.  Opera Cake

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June 2021

“Decadent Chocolate Desserts” 061121 (P) PCM $95

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 8 tickets left

This class will include a flourless triple chocolate mousse cake pavé along with chocolate pots de crème, made along with ganache.   Triple Chocolate Mousse; Flourless Chocolate Cake; Pots de Crème; Ganache

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Teatime 061221 (P) PCM $85

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 7 tickets left

This class will feature a traditional British “High Tea” dedicated to miniatures, scones and tea sandwiches.  We will also feature lemon curd and Earl Grey Tea will be served.  Miniature Desserts; Scones; Tea; Lemon Curd

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Macaron Madness 061921 (P) PCM $90.00

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 8 tickets left

In 1792, macarons began to gain fame when two Carmelite nuns, seeking asylum in Nancy during the French Revolution, baked and sold the macaron cookies in order to pay for their housing. These nuns became known as the "Macaron Sisters". In these early stages, macarons were served without special flavors or fillings.  In this comprehensive workshop you will learn two types of Macaron methods, a French Meringue method and an Italian Meringue method.  You will learn an authentic French Buttercream, a Meyer Lemon/Basil Curd, a Salted Caramel…

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Making Miniature French Pastries 062621 (P) PCM $95

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 8 tickets left

In this comprehensive class you will learn a multitude of different techniques to produce these petite French desserts.  These easy desserts are très Français and très chic.  You will learn how to make delectable pastries, including: Pistachio Financier; Madeleines; a Vanilla Diamante Shortbread Cookie; French Buttercream; Ganache

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August 2021

Advanced Mirror Glazing Techniques 080721 (P) PCM $100

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$100 8 tickets left

A much-anticipated class on a myriad of “Mirror” glazing techniques as seen on Instagram and YouTube are used both in application and styles, including neutral clear tints, colored cocoa butter, and base colors.  Sample mousse mock overlays will be prepared and individual whole cakes will be decorated.  Assorted Glazes and Overlays

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