February 20th Cooking Class: Soups and Stews

$ 65.00

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Milk Street as of September 2018. This is a demonstration-based iteration of Soups and Stews. 

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:30pm. Port Plums 50 Water Street Suites 402 & 403, Newburyport, MA. (P) 978-462-7700

Class Description:

Clean. Simple. Bold. Those are the criteria for successful Milk Street recipes. Most soups and stews, however, suffer from muddied flavors, the result of too many rich ingredients and cooking techniques that add heft instead of balancing it. In this class you will learn a new approach to soups and stews. You will learn when to use stock and when water is a better choice; how browning can make a stew dense instead of delicious; and how to make a hearty stew that is both fresh and satisfying. You will learn these lessons, and more, through visuals and discussion while investigating No-Sear Lamb and Chickpea Stew, Pressure Cooker Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup and Ancho Chili Soup, a lesser-known variation of Mexico's famous tortilla soup. Beyond making stews and soups, we will also explore the diverse world of dried chilies and learn pressure cooker basics.


Please note: This is not a hands-on class. In this class you will watch and interact as the instructor prepares three dishes using a variety of strategies and techniques. You will sample from generous tasting portions of the demonstrated dishes. 


What are my parking options getting to the event?

We are located in The Tannery Marketplace at 50 Water Street, Newburyport, inside Mill Building #4 which is on the Water Street side of the complex.

Parking lot and street parking is available. When attending a class or event with us, you may park in the 15 minute parking spaces in front of the store for an extended stay.  

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a demonstration-based class. 

Should I eat a snack before class?

We recommend eating something before the class. Generous tasting samples will be provided during the event. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. Those under 21 will not be able to participate in the wine tasting portion of our event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By Phone: 978-462-7700

By Email: info@portplums.com

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds or class credits.