Vegan Fall Harvest, Arepas, Raw Food, Kraut & Kimichi and More – October Classes, Supper Clubs at The Depanneur!

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I don’t think The Depanneur has ever been busier!  October is jam-packed with supper clubs and cooking workshops with everything from raw food classes to fermented soda pop workshops, Mediterranean vegan fall harvest supper clubs, Colombian arepas classes, and fun Halloween cookie decorating for the little ones!  Here’s the October line-up of events so far full of fall harvest warmth and comfort and seasonal food!

Intro to Raw Cuisine with Mary Hulbert at The Depanneur, October 3.  6:30pm-9pm.  $65 +HST/person.  Raw, vegan chef and culinary instructor, Mary Hulbert, hosts this interactive, demo class devoted to raw foods with a focus on how to incorporate more into your daily diet.  Learn about health benefits, the pantry staples and tools you’ll need if you’re thinking of starting a raw diet, recipes, and lots of advice and tips on meal planning!  Sample tasting menu includes fresh almond milk, sprouted hummus, zucchini pasta with basil hemp pesto, and more!  http://www.facebook.com/events/416773298371752/

Getting Pickled: Self-Preservation Classes with Christine Manning at The Depanneur, October 10.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $40 +HST/person.  Learn the ins and outs of canning and preserving with ease with Christine Manning, avid canning and preservation specialist, and take home your creations at the end of the class!  At this workshop, learn how different combinations of vinegar and spices contribute to vastly different flavours in what you pickle.  Tasting menu and recipes will include pickled carrots and cauliflower.  http://www.facebook.com/events/485891541440611/

Rusholme Park Supper Club at The Depanneur: Mediterranean Vegan Deluxe with Emily Zimmerman, October 14.  7:30pm-10:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $40 +HST for supper club membership for the night.  Culinary extraordinaire Emily Zimmerman is back with another amazing vegan supper club at The Depanneur!  Inspired by fall colours, warmth and comfort, Mediterranean flavours, and fresh, seasonal fall ingredients, Emily will be dishing out a menu of creamy roasted garlic and cauliflower soup, butternut squash gnocchi with coconut butter and rosemary, warm braised apple and fennel salad, and for dessert, homemade amaretti and café au lait panna cotta!  http://www.facebook.com/events/426949300703159/

Fizzie Bevvies: The Art of Home-Fermented Pop with Kate Leinweber at The Depanneur, October 15.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  $47 +HST/person.  Love the fizzy taste of soda pop but hate how unhealthy the carbonated beverage is?  Loathe no more because holistic nutritionist Kate Leinweber leads this special workshop on making your very own – healthy! – fermented pop using healthy ingredients and immune boosting probiotics in various delicious flavours.  http://www.facebook.com/events/384841214921030/

Kids in the Kitchen at The Depanneur, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5.  4pm-5:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $149 +HST for the 4-class series.  Bring the kids to The Depanneur’s special 4-class cooking school with holistic nutritionist, Kate Leinweber!  For kids ages 9-12, classes are meant to teach kitchen safety, basic food preparation, and cooking skills and techniques as well as making healthy food choices.  Using fresh, healthy, and local ingredients, classes will focus on bake skills (healthy cupcakes!), food prep (win friends with salad!), and much more!  http://www.facebook.com/events/269035543213499/  

Arepas and the Colombian Kitchen with Cookie Martinez at The Depanneur, October 17.  6:30pm-9:30pm (time tentative, not yet confirmed; send Len a message on their Facebook page for confirmation).  $40 +HST/person.  Learn how to make authentic, delicious arepas (Colombian corn griddle patties or cakes) with resident Colombian culinary expert, Cookie Martinez!  Often served with meats, cheese, and beans as sandwich-type fillings, arepas are a traditional and popular part of Colombian cuisine and this workshop, Cookie Martinez will share recipes that participants can take home, and discuss the ingredients and the techniques and tools used to cook and serve arepas.

Tasting menu will include shredded chicken breast with Latin seasoning and diced tomatoes and onions, and mozzarella cheese with avocado and fried tomatoes and onions.  http://www.facebook.com/events/224365757691539/

Canning with Wine or Beer: Self-Preservation Classes with Christine Manning at The Depanneur, October 24.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $40 +HST/person.  Learn the ins and outs of canning and preserving with ease with Christine Manning, avid canning and preservation specialist, and take home your creations at the end of the class!  At this workshop, work with wine and beer and learn how the addition of either beverage can enhance and alter the flavour of what you pickle and preserve.  http://www.facebook.com/events/109228982558479/

Halloween Cookies for Kids with Cookie Martinez at The Depanneur, October 27.  4pm-6pm.  1033 College Street.  $30 +HST/person.  For kids ages 6-9, celebrate the fun and ghoulish Halloween festivities with cookies at The Depanneur with Cookie Martinez!  Kids will learn baking basics such as rolling out and cutting out dough, baking and safety, and decorating adorable Halloween themed cookies that they can take home after the class.  http://www.facebook.com/events/472343126131528/

Rusholme Park Supper Club at The Depanneur: Dinner with Lauren Mozer of Elle Cuisine, October 28.  7:30pm-10:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $40 +HST for supper club membership for the night.  Feast on fall inspired dishes made by Elle Cuisine executive chef and Toronto Underground Market mainstay, Lauren Mozer, at this 4-course supper club!  Menu will include caramelized cauliflower soup garnished with truffle oil, smoked cherry tomatoes and crispy shallots; roasted rainbow beet and fried goat cheese salad with baby arugula, mint and apple vinaigrette with aged balsamic; braised beef short ribs and so much more!  http://www.facebook.com/events/287399038041878/

Harvest Fermentation: Kraut and Kimchi Variations with Kate Leinweber at The Depanneur, October 29.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $47 +HST/person.  Back by popular demand, holistic nutritionist Kate Leinweber hosts another round of fermentation and pickling goodness with a fall-inspired class.  Learn how to pickle and preserve for the upcoming winter and the health benefits behind home fermentation.  Tasting menu will include sauerkraut and kimchi to take home!  http://www.facebook.com/events/263696033750096/

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