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Wednesday, October 1, 7pm: Foobooz & Philadelphia Magazine Present Open Stove XXVIII: John Kasenchak of The Sidecar Bar & Grille Vs. Joshua Evans of Kraftwork Bar
Two will enter, but only one will win — so burns the unforgiving flame of the Open Stove! Held once a month, this is a fast-paced and unpredictable competition between two up-and-coming chefs whose names may not yet be well known throughout the Philly dining scene.  This time: it’s a battle of the beer bars (with the same owner!). COOK will provide mystery ingredients and we get to watch in wonder as the combatants, John Kasenchak of The Sidecar Bar & Grille and Joshua Evans of Kraftwork Bar, come up with inventive and cutting-edge dishes on the fly. The best part? YOU get to be the judge! They'll supply the eats, we'll supply the booze and good time — all you need to do is show up and give it to 'em straight!

Price $195.00
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Friday, October 3, 7pm: Fall Comfort Foods with Zach Breeding, Clinical Dietician and Chef
Zach Breeding started working in food service at the age of 13. He attained a degree at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia in 2007 and since then, he’s been busy: he started a private catering company; worked for restaurants and hotels around the country; conducted numerous cooking classes in Philadelphia, New York City, and Baltimore; and he attained a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from NYU and is now a registered, licensed dietitian. Now Zach is bringing his well-rounded cooking ethos to COOK for an evening of delicious fall comfort foods. Guests will be treated to a lesson in hearty autumn fare, including: pumpkin seed crusted chicken skewer with pomegranate rosemary reduction; carrot ginger bisque with roasted sunflower seeds; roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta and roasted walnuts; rosemary crusted pork loin with sweet potato gnocchi and mushroom goat cheese sauce; and pumpkin empanadas with cream cheese icing.

Price $135.00
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Saturday, October 4, 6pm: Seasonal Seafood with Stephen Latona, Culinary Instructor
Are you silly for seafood? Then join culinary instructor and executive chef, Stephen Latona, for an evening of seasonal seafood delights, including: nage poached calamari salad with oyster mushrooms, fall greens and grapefruit vinaigrette; paupiette of sole stuffed with sea scallop mousseline and fine herbs butter; shrimp and clam risotto with tomato and shellfish broth; and striped bass with preserved lemon. Chef Stephen will cover all the basics of preparing and cooking seafood and provide guests with the tools and techniques to recreate his sensational seafood at home!

Price $150.00
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Tuesday, October 7, 7pm: The Tastes of a Thai Taqueria with Silvestre Rincon of Tuk Tuk Real
Thai on tortillas? Alex Boonphaya, chef/owner of the popular Circles restaurants in South Philly and Northern Liberties, has teamed up with his Mexican sous chef, Silvestre Rincon, to marry their cultures and create a new taqueria on South Street. Tuk Tuk Real, one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the fall, will capitalize on the commonalties Thai and Mexican cuisine share (humble cuts of meat; spice; rice dishes) to build out their moderately priced menu. Think Thai-style braised pork or beef stuffed into empanadas or layered atop sopes. This is going to be one delicious and special evening that merges Thai and Mexican influences and ingredients beautifully.

Price $125.00
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Thursday, October 9, 7pm: A Dinner in Lyon with Kenneth Bush of Bistrot La Minette
Lyon is indisputably the culinary capital of France. Join Kenneth Bush, executive chef of Bistrot La Minette, when he returns to COOK to showcase a menu inspired by his travels and experiences at Lyonnaise restaurants. His delectable menu will include: Salade Lyonnaise Façon “Aux Trois Maries” (Classic Salad with bacon and soft cooked egg); Quenelle Gratinée Façon “Café Comptoir Abel” (Whitefish dumpling, béchamel, mushrooms);  Joues de Porc Bourguignonnes Façon “Daniel et Denise” (Red wine-braised pork cheeks with 3 classic Lyonnaise side dishes); Les Fromages de Lyon (Saint Marcelin cheese and toast, Fromage Blanc and honey); and Petit Four Façon “La Mere Brazier” (Lemon tart, profiterole, chocolate tart, sable). Can you say ooh la la?

Price $180.00
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Friday, October 10, 7pm: Wines of Alto Adige, Italy with Brian Freedman, Food, Wine and Travel Writer/Consultant: A Fundraiser for The Shane Campaign*
Between the Alpine and the Mediterranean, the German and the Italian, the allure of Alto Adige lies in the harmony of opposites. From vines cared for by winegrowers who feel committed to the idea of terroir, this region is home to tried-and-true handicraft. These wines with a notably independent character will be explored and tasted with the help of Brian Freedman, a food, wine and travel writer/consultant who has spent a great deal of time in the under-sung wine-producing region and will have just returned from a trip there. This is the perfect class for wine novices and experienced oenophiles alike. A full meal consisting of complimentary plates will be prepared by Chef Chris Allen and served with the wines.

*All proceeds from this class will be donated to The Shane Campaign. This is a campaign to help support and encourage 4-year-old Shane Lee and his family. Shane has been diagnosed with the rare brain cancer DIPG. Shane’s dad, Byung, worked for two years at our sister restaurant, Twenty Manning. For more info, click here.

Price $165.00
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Saturday, October 11, 12pm: Pumpkin Desserts with Peter Scarola of R2L
Join Peter Scarola, pastry chef for Daniel Stern Restaurants since 2008 and at R2L since the opening in January of 2010, for an afternoon of perfect pumpkin pastries. Peter will teach guests how to make spiced pumpkin hot chocolate, pumpkin eclairs, and pumpkin cake with ginger cream cheese icing. With Peter at the helm of this class (he was recognized last year as a Rising Star Pastry Chef of Philadelphia through starchefs.com – a significant industry honor), you are in excellent hands!

Price $75.00
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Tuesday, October 14, 7pm: Private Event with Michael Solomonov of Zahav

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Wednesday, October 15, 7pm: STARR SERIES: An Autumn Omakase with Todd Lean of Pod
Omakase is a Japanese phrase used in restaurants that means "I'll leave it to you".  In this case, the “you” is the chef and the “it” is the menu selection. So instead of ordering à la carte, the chef presents a series of plates to customers who expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, almost like an artistic performance by the chef. Join chef Todd Lean of Pod for a seasonal omakase featuring: Kabocha truffle bisque; exotic nigiri - Kinmedai and Japanese Uni; Kumamoto oyster - chilled noodles and seafood salad; king crab - lobster shiro miso and brussels sprouts leaves; smoked and braised short rib with congee; and Kakigori - Japanese shaved ice with green tea syrup. Fans of Pod’s vibrant Japanese-inspired style and flavors will not be disappointed!

Price $165.00
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Thursday, October 16, 7pm: COOKbook Author Series: Iranian Street Food with Louisa Shafia, Author of "The New Persian Kitchen"
If you didn't snag seats for Louisa Shafia’s sold-out COOK class in April, this is your chance! Join New York-based Louisa Shafia, author of award-winning cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, for an intimate class at COOK featuring a menu of Iranian street food, including: Sambuseh (crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with vegetables and mild white cheese, with spicy relish, nigella seed); Gondy (aka “Persian matzo balls”, made from ground chicken and chickpea flour, in chicken broth with dried limes); Lakh Lakh Polo (tamarind rice with fish, chiles, coriander); Kebab-e Torsh (lamb kebabs in sour pomegranate walnut marinade); Mast-o khiar (cucumber yogurt, and sabzi khordan herb and cheese platter); and Bastani (Saffron ice cream sandwiches). Louisa has cooked at notable restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit, and Pure Food and Wine. She recently created a menu of fresh, healthy Persian food for Café Nadery in New York. Her unique, Silk Road-inspired cooking has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, and on National Public Radio. Her first cookbook, Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, was a finalist for the IACP award. A copy of The New Persian Kitchen is included in the ticket price.

Price $160.00
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Friday, October 17, 7pm: Endless Summer with Eli Collins of Pub & Kitchen
For five-plus years now, Pub & Kitchen has been one of the most consistently popular and well-loved Rittenhouse eateries/watering holes. Since last summer, newly appointed Executive Chef Eli Collins has been steering P&K away from its original English pub mode and toward a more refined style of fare without losing the simple, comforting style the restaurant is known for (and earning a super positive 3 bell review from The Inquirer’s, Craig LaBan). Chef Eli, a Scranton native who worked at Daniel Stern’s beloved Gayle and was on the opening team at Pub & Kitchen, honed his skills in New York cooking at the Plaza Hotel and ultimately joining Daniel Boulud’s family of restaurants. Join Eli when he returns to COOK for a menu comprised of some of summer’s greatest hits (primarily preserved, of course). Chef Eli will blend his summer preserves with seasonal fall fare, showing off the food that keeps us foodies coming back to P&K for more night after night!

Price $160.00
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Sunday, October 19, 6pm: Sunday Supper with Andrew Wood of Russet
Situated a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, Russet is a treasure of a BYOB housed in an 1877 brick townhouse. Russet features a daily changing Italian and French-inspired menu using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Chef-Owners Andrew and Kristin Wood create simple and honest dishes that highlight the natural flavors of the food and their passion for cooking good food is contagious. Join Chef Andrew when he returns to COOK for an evening of delicious local flavor that has garnered Russet tons of favorable press and scores of loyal fans.

Price $160.00
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Monday, October 20, 7pm: A Winter Squash Feast with Beth Kaufman of A Mindful Me
The October edition of Meatless Monday with Beth Kaufman of A Mindful Me will feature a 4-course vegetarian feast featuring winter squash.  Don't let the name fool ya; Winter Squash are sneaking their way into the grocery stores and farmers markets now as part of the fall harvest!  Spaghetti, Kabocha, Sweet Dumpling, Buttercup and the very popular Sweet Pumpkin are ready and will be featured during this edition of Meatless Monday.  Beth will reveal the health-supportive elements of winter squash and how to prepare them so you're left feeling full and satisfied.

Price $120.00
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Thursday, October 23, 7pm: Contemporary Thai Cuisine with Alex Boonphaya of Circles
Bangkok-born chef Alex Boonphaya conceived the original Circles at 15th and Tasker Streets in South Philadelphia in 2009 with the goal of providing Philadelphians with delicious, authentic dishes from his native Thailand. Chef Alex fell in love with food while playing on the streets of his Bangkok as a young boy. And while the original Circles purveys traditional Thai dishes, Circles in Northern Liberties offers an ever changing menu featuring progressive Thai dishes inspired by recent visits to Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and other destinations within “The Land of Smiles”. Philadelphia magazine has consistently named Circles “Best of Philly” and it’s not hard to see (and taste) why. Join chef Alex for his COOK debut when he will share his passion for and knowledge of Thai cooking.

Price $175.00
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Friday, October 24, 7pm: Lambs and Clams with Nick Macri of Border Springs Farm
Every year, the gang from Rappahannock River Oysters in Topping, VA, team up with the folks from Border Springs Farm in Patrick Springs, VA, for a party during which chefs gather to feast on lamb, shellfish and moonshine. But you don't have to be a chef or travel to Virginia to experience the spectacular pairing event. Join Nick Macri of Border Springs Farm at Reading Terminal Market for a menu that is an homage to that annual gathering. Using Rappahannock Oysters and Border Springs lamb, Chef Nick’s menu will include: baked olde salt clams with merguez sausage, sofrito, and toasted bread crumbs;  lamb broth–steamed olde salt clams with charred ramps, lamb bacon, and mustard oil; lambchetta with white anchovy salsa verde and spring radishes, and more! This can’t-miss meal is going to be a hoot and half!

Price $160.00
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Saturday, October 25, 6pm: COOKbook Author Series: Tried-And-True Weeknight Recipes with Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion, Authors of "Keepers"
Drawing from two decades of trial-and-error in their own kitchens, as well as working alongside savvy chefs and talented home cooks, Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion offer 120 appealing, satisfying recipes ideal for weeknight meals in their comprehensive kitchen “manual”, Keepers. There’s an array of master recipes for classic dishes with options for substitutions, updated old favorites, one-pot meals, and more. Along with timeless recipes, Keepers is filled with invaluable tips on meal planning and preparation, all presented in an entertaining, encouraging, and empathetic style. This book is a must for all homecooks, no matter their level. Join Kathy and Caroline at COOK when they share their experiences, recipes and the tools needed to become more efficient, confident, and creative in the kitchen. Their Italian-inspired menu for October incudes: toasts with melted cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and basil; pizza salad; rigatoni with Swiss chard peso; salmon in foil with spinach and cream; and "jump-in-the-mouth” turkey cutlets with soft parmesan polenta and skillet asparagus. A copy of the book is included in the ticket price.

Price $145.00
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Sunday, October 26, 2pm: Pumpkin Party for Kids with Shayna Marmar of Honeypie Cooking
Shayna Marmar founded Honeypie Cooking in 2008 in California.  Before moving to Philly in the fall of 2012, Shayna lived in Oakland, CA, where she and her business were active in the thriving Bay Area food movement. Join Shayna when she returns to COOK for a kids class celebrating everyone’s favorite round, orange squash: the pumpkin! Shayna will be leading the class in making the following: pumpkin soup with pumpkin bread croutons; pumpkin gnocchi; mini pumpkin pies; and a few surprise pumpkin snacks. Recommended for children ages 5-10.

Price $55.00
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Tuesday, October 28, 7pm: Perfect Pasta with Matthew Sindoni and William Langlois of Bar Lucca
Conshohocken’s Bar Lucca is influenced by owner Brian Pieri’s grandfather’s migration from Lucca, Italy to the USA, as well as his own travels and culinary adventures in the country. Brian created Bar Lucca as a way of sharing this wonderful culinary culture with the Philadelphia area and the restaurant’s menu features delicious dishes from various regions of Italy as well as from across the Mediterranean.  Join chefs Matthew Sindoni and William Langlois for their COOK debut for a fresh pasta menu that will include: chicken liver pate, pickled mustard seed, parmesan twill; pumpkin bottle caps, wildflower honey & ricotta filling, fig demi; bucatini with bacon lardons, Calabrian chiles, pecorino fresco; parppardelle, wild boar ragu, grana padana; and Nutella doughnuts, fresh fig, powdered sugar. Mangia!

Price $165.00
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Wednesday, October 29, 7pm: Craft Beer Dinner with Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company
Local craft beer powerhouse, Victory Brewing Company, opened its doors to the public in February 1996. In its first year, Victory Brewing Company brewed 1,725 barrels of beer. Since then, the brewery has expanded, producing 93,196 barrels of beer in 2012 and has become a staple at the forefront of the local craft beer movement. Join Bill Covaleski, Victory’s Brewmaster & President, when he comes to COOK for an evening of exceptional craft beer and food. This fall, Victory will debut a Harvest Ale using wet hops (the beer equivalent of Beaujolais Nouveau). At COOK, guests will get to sample not only the Harvest Ale but also other beers by Victory and a menu (of food that’s as good as the beer) prepared by the brewery’s chef. This is a beer lover’s dream! Don't miss out!

Price $170.00
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Thursday, October 30, 7pm: Private Philadelphia Magazine Event: GARCES SERIES: Spanish Tapas with Dave Conn of Tinto

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Sunday, November 2, 2pm: Mochi Madness with Kiki Aranita of Poi Dog (Gluten-Free)
The Hawaii and Hong Kong-raised Kiki Aranita is one half of the duo that owns and operates Poi Dog, a Hawaiian food truck that has been embraced by Philly foodies since opening a few years back. They serve a constantly rotating menu of snacks, plate lunches, musubis, tacos and mochi - weather permitting. Join Kiki when she returns to COOK for a pastry class that just so happens to be gluten-free. Kiki will demo butter mochi (baked Hawaiian style mochi), daifuku mochi (steamed mochi stuffed with chocolate tahini and fruit preserves) and more. Mochi is a Hawaiian style dessert made with sweet glutinous rice flour baked with coconut milk and/or cow's milk, eggs, butter, and coconut, and they’re oh so delicious!

Price $70.00
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Monday, November 3, 7pm: Koresh Dance Company Presents: The Dancers Diet with Dancer Asya Zlatina and Holistic Health Coach Beth Kaufman of A Mindful Me
COOK is pleased to partner with our neighbors at Koresh Dance Company for an evening of delicious and healthful food fit for a professional dancer! Join veteran COOK instructor and holistic health coach, Beth Kaufman of A Mindful Me, when she is joined by dancer Asya Zlatina for a menu specifically designed to support the demanding needs of a dancer’s life. Beth will prepare four courses including: coconut chicken & quinoa soup; baby kale with roasted butternut squash, wheatberry and pomegranate seed salad with poppy seed dressing; hoisin glazed salmon with warm soba noodle salad; and chocolate salted caramel Baileys milkshake for dessert. Guests will receive a complimentary pass to a class (dance, yoga, etc) at Koresh.

Price $125.00
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Tuesday, November 4, 7pm: French-North African Fare with Paul Lyons of The Good King Tavern
There is no denying that the cultural diversity and geopolitical history of a region influences the its cuisine and the culinary style. This is certainly the case with North African countries once colonized by the French. And while these countries share several similar dishes and ingredients, there are many differences too. Join The Good King Tavern’s chef Paul Lyons for a culinary exploration of French-inspired North African cuisine. Come and enjoy a menu featuring foods and flavors such as merguez, couscous, harissa, charmoulah and more. Chef Paul, a former chef de cuisine at Barbuzzo and Jamonera, and more recently chef de cuisine at Morgan's Pier, is absolutely one of Philly’s young chefs to watch.

Price $165.00
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Wednesday, November 5, 7pm: Foobooz & Philadelphia Magazine Present Open Stove IXXX: William Lindsay of Morimoto vs. Phila Lorn of coZara
Two will enter, but only one will win — so burns the unforgiving flame of the Open Stove! Held once a month, this is a fast-paced and unpredictable competition between two up-and-coming chefs whose names may not yet be well known throughout the Philly dining scene. This November, it will feature chefs from two of Philly’s best Japanese restaurants: William Lindsay of Morimoto and Phila Lorn of coZara. COOK provides mystery ingredients and we get to watch in wonder as the combatants come up with inventive and cutting-edge dishes on the fly. The best part? YOU get to be the judge! They'll supply the eats, we'll supply the booze and good time — all you need to do is show up and give it to 'em straight! Unfortunately, due to the nature of this event, we cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions at Open Stove.

Price $200.00
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Friday, November 7, 7pm: Thanksgiving-101 with Sloane Six and Ellen Fiorito of Quarry Hill Farm
There is no denying who the star of the Thanksgiving meal is. But while the bird tends to be the focus of the Turkey Day menu, equally important are the starters and sides.  Join farmer Slone Six and chef Ellen Fiorito of Harleysville’s Quarry Hill Farm for a tutorial on all things Thanksgiving dinner. Quarry Hill Farm is a 100-acre sustainable farm in Harleysville, PA where agricultural production is safe and humane and food is naturally raised without additives, pesticides or preservatives. Their all-organic menu at COOK will include demos and tastings of: chicken liver pate; kale and quinoa salad; roasted heritage turkey; oyster stuffing; gravy; sweet potato mash; creamed greens; cranberries with honey and ground cherries; and pumpkin crème brulee.

Price $165.00
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Sunday, November 9, 1pm: COOKing with Tea with Alexis Siemons of teaspoons & petals
Tea: it’s not just for drinking anymore. Join Alexis Siemons, a tea consultant and writer, when she returns to COOK for an afternoon of cooking with tea. Alexis is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the USA and as a tea enthusiast she writes about her steeped adventures on her website and blog, teaspoons & petals, teaches a series of culinary tea classes, and develops tea-infused recipes for restaurants. She also consults with tea companies, developing tea programs and creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been published in numerous outlets and this November, Alexis will be guiding guests at COOK on a tea-riffic journey of recipes, sips and bites including: Genmaicha Green Tea; Puerh Tea paired with Puerh French Onion & Raclette Cheese Tartine; Lapsang Souchong Tea Smoked Apple Cider; Lapsang Souchong Tea Winter Squash Soup; and Masala Chai Tea paired with Masala Chai Tea baked pears, chestnuts and Masala Chai tea Whipped Cream.

Price $70.00
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Monday, November 10, 7pm: A Delectable Duck Dinner with Georges Perrier, Lee Styer of Fond and Jessie Prawlucki of Fond and Belle Cakery
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE
COUNTER, but the menu and experience are the same.
Georges Perrier is a legend. Join the master of French cuisine when he returns to COOK alongside two of his former protégées, Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki, for an exceptional duck dinner. Chef Perrier, who has been keeping busy since selling the beloved and iconic Le Bec-Fin a few years back, is sure to dazzle palates with Lee and Jessie (chef/owners of East Passyunk Avenue’s Fond and Belle Cakery) by his side. This is a rare opportunity to watch the renowned Perrier in action. Don’t miss out!

Price $225.00
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Wednesday, November 12, 7pm: An Evening with Josh Lawler of The Farm & Fisherman
At long last, Chef Josh Lawler of The Farm & Fisherman is coming to COOK. Josh, alongside his wife Colleen (also a highly accomplished chef) own The Farm & Fisherman: a 30-seat BYOB on Pine Street (with a second location in Cherry Hill). Josh served as the former chef de cuisine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the renowned restaurant considered one of the pioneers in the locavore/farm-to-table movement in New York.  The menu at The Farm & Fisherman, which changes with the nuances of the seasons, features the finest sustainably sourced ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry. Join Josh when he makes his COOK debut for a taste of what their jewel of a BYOB has to offer.  Think seasonal vegetables and meat done simply and to perfection!

Price $175.00
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Thursday, November 13, 7pm: Private Event

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Saturday, November 15, 6pm: Soom Tahini Presents: Scott Schroeder of South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar
Soom Foods is a Philadelphia based producer of high quality, delicious and nutritious tahini products.  Tahini, a pure sesame butter, is the perfect ingredient for savory dips, dressings, marinades and spreads, sweet smoothies, cookies, cakes and more. Soom tahini is made from Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds, providing a rich flavor and silky smooth consistency unlike any other tahini on the market. Join chef Scott Schroeder of South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar for a menu showcasing numerous creative applications and uses of tahini – including a dish featuring lamb from Border Springs Farm. Get ready to open sesame!

Price $155.00
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Sunday, November 16, 6pm: Classic Comfort Foods with Georgeann Leaming of Suppa
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE
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Join CHOPPED champion Georgann Leaming of Suppa for an evening dedicated to classic comfort foods with a twist! For her return to COOK, Georgeann will demo and serve a menu consisting of: Pasta e Fagioli soup; meatball sliders; shrimp ‘n grits; and pumpkin donut holes with maple gelato for dessert. Suppa’s owners Georgeann Leaming and Angelo Polito have created a unique, New American, BYOB dining experience in Northern Liberties and their second event at COOK shouldn’t be missed!

Price $125.00
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Tuesday, November 18, 7pm: A Vegetarian Thanksgiving with Beth Kaufman of A Mindful Me
Thanksgiving is almost here, and there’s no better way to celebrate this holiday of gratitude, sharing and overeating than with healthy foods that won’t have you missing the turkey.  A Mindful Me’s Beth Kaufman returns to COOK to help you stress no more about feeding your vegetarian guest(s) this year! Chef Beth will reveal how to prepare a health-supportive, vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving feast that will satisfy everyone! Her menu includes: a trio of dips; creamed kale, braised red cabbage and apples; and seitan strudel with cranberry chutney, millet cauliflower mash and scrumptious sage gravy.  And for dessert? No bake chocolate peanut butter pie. Say it with me: turkey schmurkey!

Price $140.00
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Wednesday, November 19, 7pm: An Evening of Vietnamese COOKing with Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery
“Top Chef” contestant and nationally known restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery, We, The Pizza and Béarnaise) returns to COOK to lead guests on a culinary journey to Vietnam. You may know Spike for his burgers and TV appearances (including Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars”, “Life After Top Chef” and Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef: All-Stars” and “Next Iron Chef: Redemption”) but he also has a strong Vietnamese culinary background, having cooked his way through the country while studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Spike was one of ten students chosen for a trip to Vietnam while in school that inspired the Vietnamese influence on his technique and cuisine. At COOK, Chef Spike will show guests how to put a twist on traditional Vietnamese cooking. Don’t miss out on this special event!

Price $195.00
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Thursday, November 20, 6pm: Cocktails and Dreams with Jesse Cornell of Sbraga
Booze: it’s what for dinner. At least it will be at this COOK event (sort of!). Join celebrated local bartender, Jesse Cornell of Sbraga, for a “happy hour” featuring demos of four classic cocktails including the Old Fashioned and the Corpse Reviver. Jesse, who was named as one of “9 Under-the-Radar Bartenders You Need to Know in Philly” by Zagat, will show guests the quintessential cocktails that any home-mixologist should know. Jesse will be assisted by Drew Lazor, freelance food writer and friend. Cheese and antipasti will be available. No full dinner will be served.

Price $90.00
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Friday, November 21, 7pm: COOKbook Author Series: Anupy Singla author of "Indian For Everyone"
Cookbook author and journalist Anupy Singla is fast becoming one of the country’s foremost authorities on Indian food and cooking. She is the author of three books. Her first two books, The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking remain the top-selling Indian cookbooks in North America. Her latest, Indian For Everyone, which will be released this fall, is a compilation of the most popular Indian recipes outside of India. From Spinach Pakoras to Aloo Gobi, Tandoori Chicken, and even key desserts - it's all in Anupy’s highly anticipated new book. Join Anupy at COOK when she will demo and serve a sampling of some her new book’s most celebrated dishes. A copy of Indian For Everyone is included.

Price $165.00
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Saturday, November 22, 6pm: Holiday COOKing with Abby Fammartino of Abby’s Table (Portland, OR)
Portland, Oregon’s Abby Fammartino has been celebrated as a healthy “dinner party diva” by Bon Appetit and Portland Monthly magazine for making healthful eating entertaining and a delicious experience for all. Join her at COOK when she leads guests in a partially hands-on experiential dinner featuring a menu of: Italian roasted shrimp with mint and clementines; rosemary marinated beef tenderloin with popped cranberry sauce; charred Dijon Brussels sprouts with crushed hazelnuts; creamy sweet potato casserole; and chocolate frosted gingerbread layer cake. These are recipes that you can use to entertain at your next holiday gathering no matter how your guests choose to eat. Abby’s delicious seasonal menu is suitable for all types of guests at your table, including those with allergies or special diets. All Abby’s recipes are naturally gluten, dairy and soy free with no refined sugar.

Price $155.00
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Sunday, November 23, 11am: Private Kids Event with Sue Puchowitz, Art Instructor

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Monday, November 24, 7pm: Game Night with Sam Jacobson of Southwark and Joncarl Lachman of Noord
Due to popular demand, we have released hightop table seating to this previously sold out class. THESE DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE NOT AT THE
COUNTER, but the menu and experience are the same.
If you are a fan of game, then this is the dinner for you! And no, we are not talking about Pictionary or Charades. Join chef friends, Sam Jacobson of Queen Village’s Southwark and Joncarl Lachman of East Passyunk’s Noord, for an evening of game meats where the likes of braised rabbit and venison stew will be demo'ed and served. Game refers to any animal hunted for food and not normally domesticated. This is going to be an exceptional evening at COOK with a darling Dutchman and a bubbly Brit that adventurous meat eaters and game lovers shouldn’t miss!

Price $160.00
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Tuesday, November 25, 7pm: Private Philly Mag Event with Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette and La Peg

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Saturday, November 29, 12pm: Boozy Brunch with Justin Swain and Heather Rodkey of Rex 1516
Need a break after all that family time and/or Black Friday shopping? Chef and Philly native, Justin Swain, trained under the native Alabamian opening-chef of Rex 1516 and helped turn the South Street restaurant into one of Philly’s most talked-about places to find quality, Southern-inspired cuisine.  Join Justin when he returns to COOK for a brunch menu featuring dishes that exemplify the comforting and delicious side of southern food. Oh, and Rex 1516 will be pairing brunch-appropriate cocktails so there’s that.

Price $100.00
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Sunday, November 30, 2pm: CHEESE with Emilio Mignucci and Hunter Fike of Di Bruno Bros.
Cheese. Need we say more? Join Di Bruno Bros.’ third generation owner, Emilio Mignucci alongside cheesemonger extraordinaire, Hunter Fike, for an afternoon of cheese eatin’ and cheese talkin’. Philly’s most famous cheese purveyors will be bringing a variety of different creamy, gooey, delicious samples to savor – including a few seasonal favorites (yes, cheese is seasonal!). Cheese lovers shouldn’t miss out on an afternoon with these two gents from the Philadelphia establishment.

Price $115.00
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