Classes have been selling like hotcakes since the holidays but there are a couple of upcoming classes that I cannot believe haven’t sold out. Personally, I am so excited for the following two classes. So if you like fun, good drink and GREAT food, then might I suggest the following March classes:
Wednesday, March 5, 7pm: An Evening of Organic Wines with Scott Schroeder of South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar and David McDuff of David Bowler Wine
While Scott Schroeder’s two South Philly restaurants, South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar, are known for their impressive beer selections, Chef Scott has recently developed a passion for naturally made wines. Join Scott, the king of the South Philly gastro-pub, when he returns to COOK to prepare an amazing meal paired with naturally made wines provided by David McDuff of David Bowler Wine. David Bowler Wine is a New York based importer and distributor focusing on naturally made, small batch wines from around the world. Working with importers and directly with wineries, it is their mission to present wines of personality and character, wines that reflect something about where they are made and who made them. This is the perfect class for the budding oenophile and more experienced wine lovers alike!
Thursday, March 27, 7pm: Totally Terrific Tiki Time with Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gall of Bar Emmanuelle and Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca of Poi Dog
Sick of the cold weather? Then warm up at COOK’s “one night only” Polynesian oasis. The tiki bar concept – the exotic–themed drinking establishment that served elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the “mai tai” or “Zombie cocktail”, came to popularity in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Tiki bars were aesthetically defined by their Tiki culture décor based upon a romanticized conception of primitive tropical cultures. Join cocktail masters from Northern Liberties’ Bar Emmanuelle, Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal, for their delicious and possibly flaming takes on tiki drinks. Phoebe and Christian will be joined by Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca, owners of the Hawaiian food truck, Poi Dog, who will be whipping up a menu of poke, pupus and more. This is going to be a very special evening!