Fall & Winter Classes

Bake, taste, learn and have fun exploring the world of baking. An old world trade that spans centuries, crosses cultures and brings smiles to everyone it touches. Enjoy the fun of learning how to bake from some of the most talented baking professionals in the United States…right here at La Farm!

As a yummy token of your class, you take home your own signature creations to share with family and friends.

Call 919-657-0657 to register!

 

October

 

Country French Bread

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Saturday, October 4th                2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                     $125

Lionel Vatinet leads this introductory bread class about the basics and

fundamentals of le pain francais. Learn everything about the essential elements of great French bread including Lionel's signature kneading technique, shaping the dough, and baking at home.

 



Whole Grain Breads

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Sunday, October 5th                                   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                         $125

Start the fall off on the "right grain"!  Come learn the art and expertise of

working with La Farm’s master baker Lionel Vatinet on whole grain breads,

using locally grown and milled Carolina Ground flours, at his home.

 

Fall Wine & Café Classics

With Chef Gary Wood

Monday, October 13th                   5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                         $85

Join Chef Gary Wood, who helped Lionel create La Farm’s addictive café menu, for this fall wine and café classics class. Learn how to create Gougeres (mini cheese puffs), Grilled Steak Tartine with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce, Farmhand Salade with local Goat Lady Dairy cheese, and Apple Tarts.

Wine pairings courtesy of The Wine Merchant.  

 

Cassoulet & Cotes Du Rhone

With Chef Gary Wood

Tuesday, October 14th                  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                          $85

Chef Gary Wood will teach you how to make and enjoy Cassoulet: a French

classic. Served with La Farm’s Country French Bread and an Arugula & Fig

Salade; paired with wine from the Cotes Du Rhone.  

 

Sourdough           *Two-Day Class*

Wednesday, October 15th                          5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                         $140

Thursday, October 16th                             5:30 pm - 8:30 pm       

Come Learn the centuries old art and science of bread making from world

famous master baker Lionel Vatinet. A wonderful class for both beginners and advanced bakers, as Lionel will explore the mystery behind artisan bread and unlock the secrets for home bakers. Anyone that wants to learn to make hearty, crusty bread at home for your loved ones should attend this two-day class.  

 

Chocolate Fetish

Friday, October 17th                      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                         $85

What do you get when you combine authentic artisan breads with le chocolat??  Clue #1: Decadent White Chocolate Bread, #2: Dark Chocolate Cranberry Bread,  #3: Chocolate Bread Pudding….Need we say more?


November

 

Holiday Flatbread Party

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Saturday, November 8th              2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                            $125

Join Lionel at his home and learn the basics of ciabatta dough from his book,

“A Passion for Bread.” He will show you  how to create wonderful flatbreads,

with a variety of toppings, for your holiday parties that will delight your guests

and keep them asking for more.

 

Wine & Appetizers

With Chef Gary Wood

Monday, November 10th               5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                            $85

Let us show you what to bring to the next holiday party. We will make an array of 

delicious sweet stuffed pastries, savory crostini, and puff pastry appetizers. Wine provided by The Wine Merchant.

 

Soups & Tartines

With Chef Gary Wood

Tuesday, November 11th              5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                            $85

Come learn how simple it is to make our signature soups - Baked French Onion,

Tomato Basil, and Pumpkin with herb goat cream - from scratch. We paired our soups

with French Tartines - Shrimp and Bacon, Chicken Au Gratin - for a light meal during these cool fall days.

 

Fall Favorites

Wednesday,  November 12th           5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                             $85

Ahhh…November air brings fall flavors such as crisp granny smith apples, sweet pears, rich orange pumpkins, and tart cranberries. Fill your kitchen this autumn with the smells of La Farm’s apple tart tatin, rustic tart des poires (fall pear tart), Signature Fall Harvest loaf, and other fall baked items.

 

Brioche & Challah

Thursday,  November 13th            5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                             $85

Learn how to handcraft some the tastiest sweet breads in your home. Lionel will

conduct an interactive class teaching you how to make traditional Challah,

White and Dark Chocolate Brioche, and other breads from the sweeter side.

 

Mama Vatinet’s Rustic French Pastries

Friday,  November 14th                  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                            $85

Come learn some of Lionel's family's favorite desserts. The ones he grew up with,

the ones his mother entertained fearlessly by, and the secrets passed down through the generations. Learn, see, and taste first-hand why the French do dessert so well.

 

Country French Bread

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Saturday, November 15th               2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                             $125

Lionel Vatinet leads this introductory bread class about the basics and fundamentals

of le pain francais. Learn everything about the essential elements of great French

bread including Lionel's signature kneading technique, shaping the dough, and

baking at home.

 

Southern Biscuits

With Guest Author Belinda Ellis

Monday, November 17th                  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm                             $85

For fifteen years, food writer Belinda Ellis traveled around the country for the

White Lily® flour company, teaching people to make biscuits and listening to their

stories. Spend the evening with her in this hands-on class, learning how to make the

best southern biscuits.

 

Baking with Beer        

With Guest Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery

Wednesday, November 19th                        5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                             $85

Learn everything about the essential elements of great French bread and see how Lionel incorporates his favorite beers into the dough. Fullsteam’s Sean Lilly Wilson will offer a beer tasting and discuss his seasonal brews.

 

 

Rye Breads         

With Guest Chef Harry Peemoeller

Friday, November 21st                    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                             $85

Spend the evening with Lionel Vatinet and Harry Peemoeller, senior instructor of

Johnson & Wales in Charlotte, learning all about rye breads. They’ll walk you through selecting the right flours, mixing and shaping the dough, as well as baking it in our hearth oven.