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Authentic Chinese: Sichuan



If you have ever wondered what authentic Chinese food is, this is your chance to find out!  Chef Timmy Kirk lived in China for 5 years and fell in love with the food. Now he is back home, but he brought the flavors of China's most famous regional cuisine, Sichuan, with him.  

Sichuan is known for its super spicy food, but you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like in this class.  This menu is an introduction to authentic Sichuan Chinese cuisine, with more in depth classes coming soon.  Working at your own cooktop, you'll make every dish from start to finish, so you'll learn all the techniques involved.

Choose your own spice level! Optional spicy mouth numbing sichuan peppercorns available! Experience a whole new flavor sensation!

Guests receive a 20% discount on future classes and 10% discount on any in-store purchase on the day of class!

Menu:
  • Bang Bang Salad (toasted sesame vinaigrette)
  • La Zi Ji a.k.a. Sichuan Chicken (spicy, crispy, aromatic chicken)
  • Garlicky Broccoli Stir-Fry
  • Steamed White Rice 
  • Local Craft Beer, House and Premium Wines available for purchase

Skills and Information:
  • Authentic Chinese sauces and ingredients
  • Layering flavors
  • Knife skills
  • Emulsification
  • Battering
  • Shallow frying
  • Stir-frying
  • Sauces
  • Slurry
  • Seasoning
  • Plating & Presentation
 

Chef Instructor: Cory Colton

In Maine, where Cory Colton was raised, there was not an abundance of culinary role models for an aspiring pastry chef. For Colton, the concept of making desserts as a profession was provided by Marcel Desaulniers’ television show “Death by Chocolate.” Colton followed his passion to the Culinary Institute of America and during his time there, was able to land an internship working for Desaulniers’ restaurant The Trellis in Williamsburg, Virginia.  After graduation, Colton moved to New York City where he worked in several renowned establishments such as The St. Regis, Lespinasse, and Olives- Eventually landing the role of Corporate Pastry Director for Quality Branded Restaurants. In 2020 Colton moved to Cincinnati where he relaunched the Café at Giminetti Baking Co. opening Bread Bar, receiving “Best New Restaurants 2021” from The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Our recipes use common ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction we should be aware of, please call or email before attending the class. We may or may not be able to accommodate.

A minimum 48-hour notice via phone or in-person (not email) is required for class cancellations or rescheduling for reservations of one to three guests.  A minimum 7-day notice via phone or in-person is required for class cancellations or rescheduling for reservation of four or more guests. 
If you are unable to attend a class, you are encouraged to send someone in your place. We cannot make exceptions.

If you have a large group, consider a private party!

Got questions? Call, email, or check our FAQ page.

Classes are two hours, but duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes, it is best to plan accordingly.

For same-day booking, call us at 513.847.4474

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.