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Cooking Classes

Jan 23

Introduction to Sous Vide

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $65
Learn the secrets of sous vide cooking with Chef Emil Rivera of Sur Lie.
Jan 30

Poulet au Vin (Chicken in Wine!)

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $65
What could be better for a cozy winter evening than chicken cooked in wine?
Feb 6

Dumplings!

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
5:30-7:30
SOLD OUT
Our most popular class ever - learn how to make homemade dumplings in this hands-on class.
Feb 13

Chocolate Desserts

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $65
Just in time for Valentine's Day - an embarrassment of chocolate desserts and after-dinner wines.
Feb 20

Dumplings!

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
5:30-7:30
SOLD OUT
Our most popular class - learn how to make homemade dumplings in this hands-on class.
Jan 16

Secrets of Chinese Cooking #1

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $65
We're happy to welcome Chris Toy for his first cooking class with LeRoux! This class will cover the tools, techniques and ingredients of classic Chinese cooking.
Mar 26

Knife Skills with Zwilling

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
12pm-1:30pm
Cost: $89.00
Chef Bernard will teach students about what makes a quality knife, which knife to use for which task, and how to clean and maintain your knives. Students will learn a range of skills including cutting, slicing, mincing and dicing. This is an essential class for anyone looking to improve their knife skills. A Zwilling Pro 7” Chef’s Knife and a coupon for a free knife sharpening at LeRoux is included in the price of the class.
Mar 26

Dinner with Zwilling Executive Chef Bernard Janssen

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $99
Dinner with Zwilling Executive Chef Bernard Janssen
Apr 2

Dumplings!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $50
Our most popular class - learn how to make homemade dumplings in this hands-on class.
Apr 30

Bahamian Cooking with Chris Toy

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $65
Learn about the little-known cuisine of the Bahamas with our newest chef-instructor, Chris Toy.
Feb 27

Mexican Cooking with Roxana Marero

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $60
Escape the cold Maine winter and come down to Mexico with a menu of delicious traditional dishes.
Mar 25

Knife Skills with Zwilling

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
3:30-5:00
Cost: $89
Chef Bernard will teach students about what makes a quality knife, which knife to use for which task, and how to clean and maintain your knives. Students will learn a range of skills including cutting, slicing, mincing and dicing. This is an essential class for anyone looking to improve their knife skills. A Zwilling Pro 7” Chef’s Knife and a coupon for a free knife sharpening at LeRoux is included in the price of the class
Mar 25

Knife Skills with Zwilling

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
6pm-7:30pm
Cost: $89
Chef Bernard will teach students about what makes a quality knife, which knife to use for which task, and how to clean and maintain your knives. Students will learn a range of skills including cutting, slicing, mincing and dicing. This is an essential class for anyone looking to improve their knife skills. A Zwilling Pro 7” Chef’s Knife and a coupon for a free knife sharpening at LeRoux is included in the price of the class
Apr 16

Baking with Tandem's Briana Holt

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
5:30-7:30
Cost: $55
Briana has been in the baking business for almost 20 years, getting her start at an old fashioned bakery on Martha’s Vineyard. Since then she’s worked both the high end and not so high end of the baking world but is happy to have found a home with friends Will and Kathleen at Tandem. Briana’s Quickbreads class last spring has left our customers wanting more; so we’re happy to welcome her back to LeRoux for another hands-on baking class.

Past Classes

Oct 17

Holiday Cake Decorating with European Bakery

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
5:30p-7:30p
This hands-on class will cover cake decorations for the holidays, with a heavy concentration on the Christmas classic, Bûche de Noel. Each student will decorate and take home their own Bûche de Noel, along with a decorating comb.
Oct 24

Homemade Street Tacos

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
5:30p-7:30p
In this hands-on class, students will learn how to make tortillas from scratch while instructors prepare a variety of taco fillings and toppings, such as carnitas and créma.
Nov 7

Knife Skills with Wüsthof Cutlery

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Led by Wusthof Cutlery, this knife skills class will cover the basics in selecting knives, knife care and sharpening, and fundamental cutting techniques. Students will leave the class not only with increased knife knowledge, but with their own new Wüsthof Classic 7” Santoku Knife!
Nov 14

Homemade Pizza with Monte's Fine Food

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Steve Quattrucci from Monte's Fine Foods joins us in the kitchen to teach us to make their signature pizza, a Roman style flatbread called Pinsa. Pinsa is an ancient multigrain flatbread that was originally served in the taverns around ancient Rome. Learn how to make the dough and the secret to making some of the best new pizza in town.
Nov 21

Fresh Catch Paella

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Paella isn't just for summer or on the grill; it can be enjoyed year round, and is served by many families on Christmas Eve. Always one of our favorite classes, paella is perfect for a cozy fall dinner party or a holiday celebration.
Sep 19

Flavors of Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
5:30p-7:30p
Our own Roxana Marrero shares her Puerto Rican heritage through traditional dishes such as Pinon, Chayote, Camarones al Ajillo, and Arroz con Coco.
Sep 26

Asian Dumplings

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
5:30p-7:30p
In this hands-on class, students will learn to make the dough for dumpling wrappers and how to wrap the delicious little parcels. The class will prepare two fillings: shitake mushroom and pork/scallion.
Oct 3

Risotto 3 Ways

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
5:30p-7:30p
LeRoux's co-founder, Michael Levandowski, is making a special appearance to showcase his tips for making risotto, in three different ways. Risotto is the perfect dish for fall, and these three variations embody the autumn: chestnut risotto, artichoke and Champagne risotto, and roasted squash risotto.
Oct 10

Sourdough Bread

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
5:30-7:30p
In this hand-on class, students will learn how to feed and care for their very own sourdough starter, as well as the basics of making their own bread, including mixing, proofing, shaping, scoring and baking their own loaves. In addition to taking home a sourdough starter, a bench scraper and dough whisk are included.
Apr 11

Local Chef David Turin

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
May 30

DIY Tacos

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Jun 13

Fresh Catch Paella!

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Jun 19

A Tasting of Tuscany with Friends of Spannocchia and Sono Montenidoli

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sono Montenidoli winery and Friends of Spannocchia join us in the kitchen to talk traditional Tuscan agriculture and share some of their wares. Alongside a wine and olive oil tasting we'll be cooking seasonal Tuscan antipasti.
Jul 18

Mornings in Maine

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the menu: lobster Benedict, tri-color potato hash with local bacon and cinnamon streusel blueberry muffins. To drink, a virgin sparkling peach and blueberry Bellini.
Jul 30

Fresh From the Sea

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll sample some of the bounty of the Atlantic with a Spicy Seafood Soup, followed by an appetizer of Linguine with Clams. The main course is a One-Pan Roast Haddock Fillets with Baby Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes and to finish your experience, a Skillet Apple Crisp.
Aug 6

Classics Tastes of Maine

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
These dishes are classics for a reason. On the menu: creamy seafood chowder, steamed mussels, fresh Maine lobster and blueberry cobbler with homemade ice cream.
Aug 15

Not Just For Salads

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come have lunch with us as we feature recipes using our assortment of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Aug 20

Spices - featuring local Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christine Pistole founded Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants in 2009 with just 12 handcrafted blends. Today she offers a whole panorama of exotic herbs and spices. Christine will join us as we explore using some of our favorites.