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SATURDAY COOKING IN THE KITCHEN

Savor Saturday mornings in the inspiring Arboretum setting, where you will prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a fun, casual atmosphere. Meet fun people and try something new...a great way to start the day! Watch the video to get a taste of what these classes are all about.


super foods

Super Foods! (800-12-10-16)
Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, culinary instructor/chef, owner of Artful Brew Tea Co.
As the season of rich holiday eating descends upon us, balance your diet and keep up your energy with some SUPER FOODS! These foods are some of the most nutrient-dense ingredients around, giving you the biggest impact for the least amount of calories. You'll feel healthy and energetic throughout the winter season with the help of these delicious ingredients and recipes. Recipes including Black Garlic & Mushroom Pate, Jicama Citrus Salad, Rainbow Kelp Noodle Salad with Lemon-Ginger Dressing, Customized Hard Kefir Cheese with Herbs. Small groups working together to prepare a variety of recipes. Take home several dishes to share with family/friends and comprehensive handouts including specific health benefits and research on a variety of super foods, and detailed recipes. Limit 20, Learning Center

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission  

herbs and soap

Winter Aromatherapy for Wellbeing (800-02-18-17)
Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, culinary instructor/chef, owner of Artful Brew Tea Co.
Winter is a time of dormancy, darkness and rest in the plant world, which can make it a season of depression and lethargy for us! To alleviate the sometimes emotionally debilitating effects of winter, we can harness the energy of plants through the aromatic energy of aromatherapy and essential oils. Incorporating essential oils into your daily routine can uplift your spirits when the winter blues strike, helping to energize and motivate during the cold and dark winter months. Ingredients: pure essential oils such as juniper berry, cypress, coffee, clary sage and cedarwood and more. Recipes may include: Flu, cold and sinus congestion support blend, digestive support blend, silky skin blend, botanical facial steams and so much more. Small groups work together to prepare a variety of recipes. Take home several aromatherapy blends, comprehensive handouts including detailed recipes, aromatherapy strategies to get through winter and the most effective ways to use oils/blends in winter including inhalation, shower, bath, facial steam and more.
Limit 20, Learning Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$39 member/$49 non-member,
includes Arboretum admission 

matcha flavored foods

Matcha - A Trendy Steep (800-03-18-17)
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, culinary instructor/chef, owner of Artful Brew Tea Co.
Buddhist monks began drinking it thousands of years ago to remain alert and calm during long hours of meditation. Matcha is made from Japanese tea leaves grown in the shade to increase chlorophyll content. These chlorophyll-rich leaves are then handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder. Research suggests that Matcha may help to build muscle, helping reduce cholesterol, assisting in weight loss...in fact, one cup of Matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea! Ingredients: Matcha with a variety of sweet and savory ingredients.
Recipes may include Matcha Coconut Latte, Matcha Truffles, Matcha and Goat Cheese Crostini and more. Small groups will work together to prepare a variety of recipes. Take home delicious treats made from Matcha to share with family and friends, comprehensive handouts explaining how and where it is grown, the health benefits, the difference between ceremonial and cooking grade matcha, as well as many delicious recipes. Limit 20, Learning Center 

register $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 

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DINNER WITH A CHEF

Twin Cities critically acclaimed chefs love sharing their passion for cooking with Arboretum dinner guests! Meet the chefs and fellow enthusiasts of seasonal, local dining during a delicious dinner with three wine tastings that complement the seasonal menu. In addition to getting insider cooking tips from top professional chefs, you'll receive recipes, wine notes and recommendations on where to find the best ingredients. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, sip some wine and dine. Scroll down to learn more and to register or call us in the education office at 612-301-1210.

Dinner with a Chef PLUS
Admission to
Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum!

Beginning November 2016, the Arboretum will host an international light exhibit by British artist, Bruce Munro. Participants of Dinner with a Chef  programs held during this exhibit will be able to make a complete night of it: before and/or after dinner, stroll through the spectacular light displays set throughout the gardens near the Visitor Center, Snyder Building, and Maple collection.
Admission to the exhibit will be included in these dinners (regular admission fee $15).  photo: Bruce Munro


 Oceanaire

Oceanaire: Dinner with Chef Robert Wohlfeil PLUS Admission to Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum (800-01-26-17)
Thursday, January 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Robert Wohlfeil, Executive Chef, Oceanaire Seafood Room
You won't want to miss this exclusive dining experience with Oceanaire's Executive Chef! Committed to connecting their guests to the health of oceans and land, Oceanaire's offerings are seasonal, regionally inspired, and change daily. Savor a mouthwatering feast designed around the moment of the season, paired wine tastings, and great tips, tricks and banter with Chef Wohlfeil. Afterward, become immersed in an indescribable light exhibit by British artist, Bruce Munro. You won't find an evening like this anywhere else!
Limit 30, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$80 member/$95 non-member,
includes Arboretum and multiple-course watch-learn-dine-sip experience - plus recipes, AND Bruce Munro Light Exhibit admission!!
 

scenic cafe

New Scenic Cafe: Dinner with Chef Scott Graden PLUS Admission to Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum (800-02-23-17)
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Scott Graden, Executive Chef and Owner, New Scenic Cafe
The North Shore is coming to you! Chef Scott's creation has won accolades as one of Duluth's very best restaurants, and is well known for a lively, imaginative menu that changes seasonally and borrows globally. Enjoy a delectable meal with paired wine tastings while learning tips and watching Chef Scott in action. Afterward, become immersed in an indescribable light exhibit by British artist, Bruce Munro. You won't find an evening like this anywhere else!
Limit 30, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist!
$80 member/$95 non-member,
includes Arboretum and multiple-course watch-learn-dine-sip experience - plus recipes, AND Bruce Munro Light Exhibit admission!!
 

To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.