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Events | Cooking Classes | Wine Education

Check out our monthly specials right here in this month's edition of "Just Picked":

- April 2014 "Just Picked" Monthly Flyer Monthly Flyer

 

Fruit Center Happenings

 

COOKING CLASSES

Cooking classes are held in our Milton location, at Marketplace Cafe our restaurant on the second floor of the marketplace. The registration fee includes a $10.00 Fruit Center gift card, copies of the recipes prepared during that class, small portions of all dishes prepared that evening and a glass of wine. To register, please call 617-696-5274, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm and ask for Mike Dwyer or purchase tickets online using the link below each class.

A COOKING CLASS FOR KIDS: Shate It, Mix It, Make It: a hands-on cooking demonstration with Sally Sampson of ChopChop Magazine

Saturday, April 12 – 3:15p.m. - 4:15p.m.

CANCELLED

 

All About Leg of Lamb with Chef Nuno Alves of Tavolo (an "up-close" technique class) - SOLD OUT

Monday, April 14 – 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Fee: $35, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card

April's cooking class in the Marketplace Café kitchen features chef Nuno Alves of Tavolo sharing professional tips on how to trim, season, cook, carve and adorn a perfect leg of American lamb for your Easter Sunday celebration, but that's not all. He'll also provide suggestions on ways to stretch this splendid cut of meat by using the leftovers in creative ways. This will be an hour of entertaining instruction, plus samples and recipes. This event will take place right in our kitchen so space is very limited.

 

Spring Desserts with Kathleen Hawley - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 16 – 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Fee: $35, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card

The Fruit Center's Recipe Demonstrator Kathleen Hawley will be offering her first cooking class this month. One of Kathleen's specialties is dessert and she's going to be sharing - and sampling - a few of her signature treats. You'll learn how to make Kathleen's Mocha Chocolate Ice Box Cake, Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Curd, and White Chocolate Pistachio Bark. 

For your registration fee, you'll receive generous samples of each dish, recipes and a $10 Fruit Center gift card.

 

Seasonal Cooking with Connie Spiros

Tuesday, April 29 – 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Fee: $35, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card

Asparagus, snap peas, and strawberries start the transition into our favorite season for everything fresh and local. Join Milton Cooking Coach Connie Spiros, for a look ahead at the Best of Fresh, featuring a seasonal menu for your family to enjoy this spring!. 

For your registration fee, you'll receive generous samples of each dish, recipes and a $10 Fruit Center gift card.

Click here to purchase tickets to  our event with Connie Spiros.

All cooking classes are held at our restaurant, Marketplace Cafe, on the second floor of our Milton location.

 

WINE AND BEER EVENTS

Wine and beer education classes are held in our Milton location, at Marketplace Cafe our restaurant on the second floor of the marketplace. The registration fee includes a $10.00 Fruit Center gift card, tasting notes and samples of each featured wine or beer. You can register by clicking on the link below the class description. You can also register by calling Mike Dwyer at 617-696-5274, Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

 

Wine Dinner featuring Pali Wine Co. - SOLD OUT

Friday, April 11 – 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Fee: $50, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card

Fewer wines these days typify the evolution of California winemaking than Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Focusing on these two wines almost exclusively lends the team at Pali Wine Company the ability to make wines that speak of their origin and represent the best qualities of each varietal. On Friday April 11th we'll be joined by John Ireland and Gary White, partial owners and sales managers for Pali, for a true exploration of the best of California terroir. Join us as we explore these two delectable varietals, all paired with a delicious four course dinner prepared by our very own wine buyer and CIA trained chef, Tim Paulus.

Your fee includes samples of all featured wines, a four-course dinner, and a $10 Fruit Center gift card. This event will be held at Marketplace Cafe, our restaurant on the second floor of our Milton location.

 

Beer Dinner featuring Jack's Abby Brewing

Friday, April 25 – 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Fee: $35, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card

Recently awarded "Best Brewer in Massachusetts" by RateBeer, as well as several gold medals for their brews, we are excited to announce Jack's Abby Brewing will be joining us for a four course dinner. In two short years Jack's Abby has become a powerhouse in the local craft beer industry. This will be the perfect opportunity to sample some of their beers alongside dishes created by our own Wine Director and CIA-trained chef Tim Paulus. 

Your $35 registration fee includes: a $10.00 Fruit Center gift card, a four course dinner, and generous pours of each featured beer. 

This event will be held at Marketplace Cafe, our restaurant on the second floor of our Milton location.

Click here to purchase tickets to our event with Jack's Abby.

 

From time to time, we have the opportunity to partner with some of our wine maker friends to create a full wine dinner event. Our wine buyer and accomplished chef, Tim Paulus, creates a menu to perfectly pair with each wine maker's wines. Over the past few years we've had the pleasure of hosting Clay Fritz from Fritz Winery, Sean Minor from Sean Minor Wines, David Whiting from Red Newt Cellars and Peter Stolpman from Stolpman Vineyards. Check out these wine dinner menus from past events:

All classes are held at Marketplace Cafe, our restaurant on the second floor of the Milton Marketplace.

- Cancellation policy: Class preparations are based on the total number of attendees. Also, due to limited seating, classes frequently sell out. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us 48 hours before the event, otherwise your credit card will be charged.

 

MEET ME IN THE KITCHEN

Sponsored by the Fruit Center Marketplace

Milton resident Connie Spiros welcomes guest chefs from Milton into the kitchen to share their favorite recipes.
Shown weekly on Milton Cable TV channel 8, Mondays at 7:30pm and Tuesdays at 9pm.

» Download Show One recipes (Stuffed Shell's)
» Download Show Two recipes (Artichoke Nibbles, Berry Buckle)
» Download Show Three recipes (Roasted Red Pepper Compote; Radish, Goat Cheese and Watercress Sandwiches; English Trifle)
» Download Show Four recipes (Pecan Rolls (Sticky Buns))
» Download Show Five recipes (Bobotie)
» Download Show Six recipes ("A Lighter Fare" Beef Stew and Baby Spinach & Cherry Tomato Quiche)
» Download Show Seven recipes (Fruita di Mare over Linguine)
» Download Show Eight recipes (Gluten-free Baking)
» Download Show Nine recipes (Stuffed Zucchini Canoes, Marinated Red Potatoes, Sautéed Tomatoes and Artichokes)
» Download Show Ten recipes (Ashmont Grill Squash Soup, Ashmont Grill Mixed Bitter Greens w/Apples and Blue Cheese)
» Download Show Eleven recipes (Low-carb Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries)
» Download Show Nineteen recipes (Muffuletta)
» Download Show Twenty recipes (Grilled Pizzas)
» Download Show Twenty One recipes (Pork Medallions Piccata, Panzanella, Blueberry Sauce)