Category Archives: September

Sabor a Mexico: Verde, Blanco y Colorado

chiles en nogada

Sabor a Mexico: Verde, Blanco y Colorado

Thursday 9/13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Celebrate Mexico in a festive hands-on cooking class with Maite while preparing – and learning about – Chiles en Nogada, the dish of Independence. Sip tequila while enjoying a group dinner. ($30)

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Children’s Workshop: It’s a Tea Party!

Children’s Workshop: It’s a Tea Party!

Saturday 9/22 from 9:30 to 12:30

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discover the fascinating history of afternoon tea. This tea party will include close observation of paintings and decorative arts in the Huntington’s collection. Then put your chef hats on and whip up scones, tea sandwiches, and chai tea from scratch. Ages 7 and up. (Fee includes one accompanying adult).

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image: The Gascoigne Family, Francis Hayman, British, 1740, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Exploring Nature – just for kids!

Exploring Nature – just for kids!

Sunday 9/23 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA and ArtBites Pop-up

Discover how the natural world has inspired artists throughout the centuries at LACMA before heading to the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen to prepare a vegetarian meal.

Menu may include:
Simple Green Salad
Stuffed Tomatoes with Gruyere and Fresh Herbs
Strawberry Icebox Cake

Ages 7 to 12. Class is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. No drop off.

($80 includes museum admission for the child and accompanying adult, tour, ingredients and recipes. Museum parking is not included.)

Please note that though this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized.

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image: Levitated Mass, Michael Heizer, 2012, diorite granite and concrete, LACMA

Trade Route Talks: All About Avocado

Trade Route Talks: All About Avocado

Tuesday 9/25 at 7:00pm

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

Join me for a brand new series of monthly discussions about agriculture, trade and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction.

August brings All About Avocado! Trace the history of the avocado – from a fruit first consumed in Mesocamerica around 5000 BC to today’s California avocado toast, and everything in between. Discover how this creamy fruit became a global commodity and participate in the hands-on preparation of a topical snack. ($45)

Classes meet at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories
395 Santa Monica Place #329
Santa Monica, CA 90041

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