Culinary Adventures



All Culinary Adventure courses are NOT eligible for tuition waivers

NEW Mead Awareness & Tasting
Mead is the newest adult beverage, 9000 years in the making.  The goal of this course is to provide the audience with an exposure to, and an appreciation for, the fastest growing segment of the alcohol market. Mead is a fermented beverage made from honey. It has a rich historical background and cultural presence in many places around the globe. It is the drink of gods and kings, the liquid of legends and stories, and now you can enjoy it too! In this course, you will learn the history of mead and get exposed to its presence in cultures around the world. You will learn about the different styles of mead, and how they are made. You will be shown the ingredient, materials, and process that you can use to make a high-quality mead of your own at home. Finally, you will sample several different styles and varieties of mead so that you can form your own opinion and connect a taste experience with everything you’ve heard. Because, as they always say, a taste is worth a thousand words. A materials fee of $20 (cash or check payable to the instructor) will cover all the supplies needed for the class. There is a 21+ age requirement to participate in this class. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (2 hours) $30
2/07              6:30pm - 8:30pm              Wednesday            Middlesex Meetinghouse
PER 849 30          19141

 

NEW White Wine Tasting
The Noble White Wines: racy, relaxing, revered; see, swirl, smell, sip and savor the world’s enduring white wines and discover their signature characteristic. From Riesling to Sauvignon Blanc to Chardonnay, develop a sense and appreciation of these classic styles. Learn the basics of reading domestic and foreign labels, and don’t ever be intimidated again at the sight of a restaurant wine list or when shopping for pocketbook values that rival expensive bottlings. Each participant will sample six wines paired with various cheeses. You’ll discuss what you taste in a joyful experience. Play a game of wine trivia with prizes awarded. Also receive a glossary of terms, suggested wine-food pairings and other related materials. There is a 21+ age requirement to participate in this class. Jim Campanini is the author of Wine Novice and editor of the Lowell Sun. This course takes place at the Nesmith House, 229 Andover Street, Lowell, MA. (2 hours) $75
4/05              7:00pm - 9:00pm                Thursday             Nesmith House       CAMPANINI
PER 858 80         19217

 

NEW Red Wine Tasting
If Red Wines Could Talk: The Bold and The Beautiful; the worlds noble reds Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon tell us a lot about themselves in the terroir (soil, climate) in which they grow. Explore the unique traits of these wines from France, Chile, Italy, South Africa, California and Washington State. Learn about tannins and the use of oak barrels that affect a Wine’s taste and structure. Each participant will sample six wines paired with various cheeses. We’ll rate the wines the way the experts do and play a game of wine trivia with prizes awarded. Participants will also receive a glossary of terms, suggested wine-food pairings and other related materials. There is a 21+ age requirement to participate in this class. Jim Campanini is the author of Wine Novice and editor of the Lowell Sun. This course takes place at the Nesmith House, 229 Andover Street, Lowell, MA. (2 hours) $75
4/12              7:00pm - 9:00pm                Thursday          Nesmith House          CAMPANINI
PER 857 80        19218


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Culinary Adventures

Love ‘N Cake
Nothing says I love you more than a Valentine’s Day cake. Give your sweetie a romantic treat in this fun 3-dimentional fondant cake decorating class. A supply fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the first class and everyone goes home with a fully decorated cake. Parents and students age 12+ are welcome. Enrollment is capped at 9 participants. All participants must register by or before Friday, February 2, 2018. This course takes place at the MCC Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 hours) $39
2/08               5:30pm - 8:30pm              Thursday          Meetinghouse         SAVINO
PER 678 33         17382

Cupcakes Galore
Cupcakes are one of the hottest trends in the dessert industry right now. In this class you will learn how to decorate for a variety of special occasions. Everyone will go home with an array of decorated cupcakes, recipes and ideas. There will be a supply fee of $20 payable to the instructor for the two classes. Enrollment limited to 9. All participants must register by or before Friday, February 16, 2018. This class takes place at the MCC Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica. (6 hours) $69
2/21 - 2/28          5:30pm - 8:30pm         Wednesday          Meetinghouse         SAVINO
PER 674 33            18848

 

Intro to Cake Decorating- Teens
Learn the art of cake decorating in this introduction course. From frosting a cake perfectly smooth to piping intricate borders, to making delicate roses will be covered. Each student will take home a fully decorated cake. Everything is provided for in the cost of the supply fee of $20 due at the first class. Ages 13 and up can attend without a parent. All participants must register by or before Friday, March 9, 2018. This course takes place at the MCC Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (6 hours) $69
3/14 - 3/21            5:30pm - 8:30pm           Wednesday            Meetinghouse         SAVINO
PER 803 33             17381

 

Frosting Fun for Easter
Learn how to decorate an Easter themed cake using frosting and piping bags to create a magnificent 3-Dimentional cake that tastes as good as it looks. A supply fee of $20 is due at the first class, payable to the instructor. Everyone will go home with a fully decorated cake perfect for Easter. Enrollment limited to 9. All participants must register by or before Friday, March 23, 2018. This course takes place at the MCC Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 hours) $39
3/26                  5:30pm - 8:30pm             Monday          Meetinghouse             SAVINO
PER 818 33              18218

 

A Little Bite of Everything
This course covers a little bit of everything you could think of! Decorate chocolate covered treats, cookies, cupcakes even cake decorating. You will learn the ins and outs of decorating any dessert to the T! Students will take home their own decorated treats for friends and family to enjoy. Enrollment is capped at 9 participants. All participants must register by or before Friday, April 20, 2018. A supply fee of $20 is due at the first class, payable to the instructor via cash or check. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (9 hours) $99
4/25 - 5/09            5:30pm - 8:30pm          Wednesday           Meetinghouse            SAVINO
PER 684 33                18849

 

Tapas
These small plates offer a big culinary experience so unique that they have left their mark on the dining experience, with tapas bars and tapas parties! With a wide array of flavors and ingredients, these recipes are fun to create, easy to execute and leave you with a social experience full of culture and flavor. Marinated olives, prepared several ways start us off. Sautéed mushrooms and en tapenade are to follow. We will dine on flavorful beef skewers along with a shrimp dish that includes white beans. A delicately grilled bread and classic patatas bravas will perfectly round out our tapas experience! $25 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $30
2/15              6:00pm - 9:00pm          Thursday
PER 838 33           19235


Not Your Average Pasta Sauce
Pasta sauce is so much more than your typical tomato based sauce and the rich and creamy Alfredo sauce. Roasted garlic and a balsamic reduction paired with a rustic bread will get us started. Spinach salad with a citrus vinaigrette is a great light new salad option. Pasta with chic peas, pancetta, sage and rosemary is being served up, alongside an orrenchette with broccoli rabe with a hint of rosemary. What about an egg noodle with a roasted butternut squash butter sauce with a hint of cream? $25 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class  This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $30
3/1                6:00pm - 9:00pm              Thursday
PER 839 33      19236 


Couples Cooking: French
French cuisine is known for its rich flavors and elegant sauces which are perfectly seasoned with the finest of ingredients. “The City of Lights” class will bring romance and passion to your table with simplified French cuisine that is easily prepared for a dining experience that will transport you to a Parisian bistro under The Eiffel Tower. $40 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $50
1/23            6:00pm - 9:00pm                Tuesday
PER 840 33         19237

 

Couples Cooking: Italian "La Dolce Vita"
Italy has given the culinary world a vast array of food & cooking methods/ techniques that have developed into a true passion for the good life. From the rich and hearty flavors of prosciutto di parma, parmigianino-reggiano, balsamic and olive oils good enough to drink to the most beloved comfort foods of pasta tossed in an fresh tomato sauce, grilled bread with home dipping oils/sauces, these recipes will become part of your Italian tradition. Marinated breast of chicken rubbed with Italian herbs, a saute of green beans, homemade infused oils and cheeses of the regions will make for a feast. To the good life, salute! $40 food fee due to instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $50
3/8             6:00pm - 9:00pm         Thursday
PER 841 33       19241


Super Salads
Salads tend to fall into the "blah" category especially when they’re void of common protein add-ons, like chicken, bacon or cheese and heavy, fattening dressings. This course focuses on how to make super healthy salads, that are anything but boring. From quinoa versions to kale creations, we’ll stay far away from your typical, lettuce/cucumber/tomato salad, and whip up some beautiful, exciting salads you’ll want to make again and again! This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (2.5 hours) $55
2/13           6:30pm - 9:00pm      Tuesday
PER 893 33          19238

 

Dude Food Goes Vegan
Buffalo wings, huge burgers, loaded nachos. They’re just a few of a few staple dishes your typical guy (or girl) might overindulge in on the weekend or on game night. The unhealthiest of meals CAN in fact, be made healthy and completely vegan! We’ll learn how to recreate lots of typical bar foods or frozen junk foods, and transform them from processed, greasy, high sodium dishes to healthy, plant-based versions. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (2.5 hours) $55
2/26             6:30pm - 9:00pm     Monday
PER 892 33          19239 

 

Food Basics & Beyond
This creative series will teach you the skills you need to conquer any culinary task. We will start with herbs & spices, and learn their many uses. In week 2, we will work with eggs. Week 3 will bring fruits & vegetables. The final class will be cooking methods: sauté, grilling, baking, and roasting. From quick and easy baked casseroles to an herb roasted chicken with roasted root veggies to great grilled desserts, you’ll master all methods of cooking techniques. NOTE: A $99 food fee will be due to the instructor the night of class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (12 hours) $99
1/18 – 2/8              6:00pm - 9:00pm          Thursday
PER 894 33              19240

 

Vegan 101
We will look at how a diet free of animal products can help improve your physical and mental health, where to get nutrients such as iron, calcium and protein in plant foods and how what we eat affects our environment, our bodies and our future. These dishes will showcase how to get a well-balanced amount of nutrition into each meal, while learning what homemade ingredients we can create to substitute things. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (2.5 hours) $55
3/6                    6:30pm - 9:00pm              Tuesday
PER 895 33           19242

 

 

 

 

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