Wednesday, April 23rd: Food & Your Health, "Going Gluten-Free" - $35
Gluten-free is certainly a buzzword these days. Not quite sure what it means? Join holistic nutrition counselor and owner of Abundelicious, Sarah Philipp, as she gives you the 411 on going gluten-free in the 414. Learn why a gluten-free lifestyle can drastically improve your physical, mental and emotional health. She will also show you some great gluten-free recipes as well as how to substitute gluten-free products in your own recipes.
Thursday, April 24th: Braise Basics, "Sauces 201" - $80
Have you already taken our Stocks & Sauces class and looking for more? Or perhaps your already know how to make your own stocks and sauces and need a challenge! Come learn some of the more advanced classic sauces. *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Tuesday, April 29th: Tasty Topics, "Milwaukee Beer Week - Cooking with Beer" - $45
In celebration of Milwaukee Beer Week join Dave Swanson, chef and owner, in this demo style class as you learn that beer isn't only a classic Wisconsin food pairing, but that beer can be a key ingredient when cooking. We will learn how to use beers to marinade, make sauces and use as bases for one pot meals.
Wednesday, April 30th: Braise Basics, "Cakes, Fillings & Frostings" - $80
In this hands on class join Molly Sullivan, pastry chef at Braise and owner of Miss Molly's Pastries, to learn the various styles of cake, how to make fillings such as fruit and mousse as well as buttercream frosting. Molly will also show you the fundamentals of decorating a cake. She will show you how to cut layers, fill a cake, crumb coat and pipe decorations. *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Thursday, May 1st: "Milwaukee Beer Week - Mead & Honey Tasting" - $40
Join us to celebrate Milwaukee Beer Week! Learn more about aromas and flavors of different varietals of honey in this side by side tasting of honeys and meads. Bos Meadery will lead you on a tour of 5 varietals of honey and the mead that is fermented from each one. You will make some amazing discoveries about how mead is made and the flavor impact of these very different kinds of honeys. *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Friday, May 2nd: "Milwaukee Beer Week - A Celebration of Sour Ales" - $40
Join us to celebrate Milwaukee Beer Week! Braise resident beer nerd, Carey Kammel, will teach you about the history and styles of sour ales. Taste examples from local and foreign brewers who corral the wild yeast and bacteria into funky magnificence. There will also be pairings from the Braise kitchen to highlight why these special beers are so versatile! *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Tuesday, May 6th: Food & Your Health, "Juicing Your Way to Health" - $35
The art of juicing is gaining interest and rightfully so! Join nutrition counselor, Maria Viall, as you discover the power of juicing and how to make your own delicious nectars to increase vitality and overall health.
Wednesday, May 7th: Tasty Topics, "Mexican Street Food" - $45
One of Chef Dave's favorite cuisines! Tamales, named the world's greatest street food, along with gorditas, tostadas and pozoles will all be taught in this demonstration style class. We will also make Horchata, the famous rice drink. Learn how to make your own tortillas and reap the rewards of learning how to make fresh masa. Buen Comer!
Friday, May 9th: "Mother & Daughter Class - Petite Pastries & Petit Fours" - $160/pair
Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Mother's Day this year? Join Braise pastry chef and owner of Miss Molly's Pastries, Molly Sullivan, and her lovely assistant (her mom) as they show you and your mom how to make some delicious treats! In this hands on class you and your mom will learn how to make petite desserts that are perfect items to serve at your next party or gathering. Instead of getting your mom another piece of jewelry this year, come spend some quality time together and enjoy some dessert! *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Wednesday, May 14th: Tasty Topics, "Cooking with Foraged Fare" - $45
Join Chef and Owner, Dave Swanson, in this demonstration style class as we focus on items foraged from the Wisconsin landscape. Morels, ramps and wild asparagus are the usual suspects. We will also sample warm ramp custard with morel ragout, ricotta gnocchi with roasted asparagus and quark. Come see what else we'll scrounge up!
Tuesday, May 20th: Braise Basics, "Knife Skills" - $45
In this hands on class, Dave Swanson, chef and owner, will teach you classic cuts, knife techniques, proper knife handling and how to sharpen your collection while instilling confidence in being a safe and efficient at-home chef. *price includes a $5 coupon redeemable for an appetizer that night
Friday, May 23rd: Date Night, "Rustic Italian" - $200
This isn't any ordinary date! First, join the Braise chefs in this hands on class as they teach you and your date how to make fresh pasta as well as carbonara and puttanesca sauces. You and your date will be working together to make a portion of your own dinner. After you have made your pasta you can sit back and relax in the intimate setting of our upstairs lounge for a four course meal paired with a bottle of Italian wine!
Tuesday, May 27th: Food & Your Health, "The Paleo Diet" - $35
The low-carb Paleo Diet is all the rage! It is a great way to heal your Thyroid and lose weight. Join nutrition counselor and owner of Abundelicious, Sarah Philipp, as she teaches you how to still enjoy your favorite baked goods, while living grain, sugar and dairy-free. Enjoy samples and take home plenty of recipes.
Wednesday, May 28th: Braise Basics, "Homemade Pasta" - $80
Demystify this classic Italian staple in this hands on class as we make fresh pasta and ravioli. We will explore fillings such as the classic ricotta and herb. Gnocchi, the famous dumpling made with potato, will be taught as well. Get ready to carbo-load, we're going to be sampling lots of pasta!
Advanced reservations required. A one-week (7 days) cancellation notice is required for a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued with less than one week’s cancellation. All classes are held at Braise Restaurant & Culinary School unless otherwise noted.