Saturday Dec. 7, 5:30 & 8:00: Japanese Sushi & Omokase Dinner

Using the training I received at Izakaya Yuzuki from Chef Takashi Saito, we present to you a 5 course plant-based omakase. We’ll be using umami rich ingredients and long fermentation to create deep flavors, and balance the depth with fresh ingredients and fun techniques. This dinner can be gluten free by request as well. Bring…

Sunday December 8, 7:00: Vegan Greek Family Style Feast

Greek food is wonderful for sharing, and we’re going to be featuring our saganaki (aka flaming cheese) as well this evening! I’m excited to make a large spread of homemade meze and pita to share! We’ll follow with a spinach, leek, and almond feta pie for the main course, and finish with a chocolate-raspberry tart…

Wednesday December 11, 6:30 pm: Vegan Cheesemaking Class

We’ll be spilling a lot of our secrets for making our vegan cheeses, you’ll be able to make them in a hands on way, and then we’ll also use them to make a nice dinner! From making rejuvulac, to culturing cashew, to making meltable vegan mozzarella, we’ll do it together each step of the way….

Saturday December 14: 5:30 & 8:00: Supper Club Tribute Dinner

An ode to Midwest Supper Clubs! Originally, Jen and I made this meal as a big sendoff in San Francisco before we moved to Chicago. They were popular enough, we ended up having two ‘Last Suppers’ for 50 people. The Bay Area had never heard of many of these dishes that I grew up with…

Sunday December 15: Japanese Comfort Food

This meal is a lot of really comforting Japanese dishes, that I can’t do at the normal plated dinners. Several of these dishes are best right when they are made, and I’ll be making them all throughout the dinner. Expect a smorgasbord of soulful Japanese comfort food, followed by an elegant dessert. These 6 dishes…

Wednesday Dec. 18th: Japanese Sushi & Cooking Class

We’ll cook perfect rice, and make a wonderful sushizu (seasoned vinegar), and make several sushi preparations together! You’ll learn to make maki, nigiri, and onigiri using fresh seasonal vegetables. Not only that, but we’ll make a vegan dashi together, and use that as a base for making a miso soup. We’ll also be making traditional…

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