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!

 


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.

 

December


Italian Bread Night

Monday,  December 8th                  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm                    $85

Explore the world of Italian bread baking with Lionel. Step back in time to learn the Old World methods that form the foundation of some of the best tasting Italian breads. From the traditional Italian dough, you will learn how to create Focaccia topped with Farmers Market fresh ingredients & Ciabatta to “WOW” the most discerning palettes!! 

 

Tarts Gone Wild

Tuesday,  December 9th           5:30 pm - 8:30 pm       $85

Get ready for holiday entertaining! Learn the techniques to whip up your own tart dough bases from Lionel, and you’ll be on your way to entertaining in a flash. Fill your house

with smells of delicious desserts at every meal. The best part about this beautiful French dessert category is that the possibilities are endless!

 

Death by Chocolate

With Guest Sam Ratto of Videri Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, December 10th               5:30 pm - 8:30 pm       $85

Are you a chocolate lover? If so, you don’t want to miss this class! Spend the evening with Sam Ratto, owner of Videri Chocolate Factory, and Lionel Vatinet as they collaborate with chocolate. Learn about sourcing cacao, roasting beans, and how bean-to-bar chocolate is made. Then Lionel will show you how to create mouth-watering chocolate desserts using a variety of Videri Chocolates.


Please Pass the Rolls

Thursday, December 11th                 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm              $85

Rolls have always been a family favorite at dinnertime! Come learn how to make a

variety of rolls with Master Baker Lionel Vatinet, just in time for the holidays! Indulge your creativity while he teaches you the basics of crusty artisan hard rolls, challah rolls, and fluffy yeasted rolls!

 

Holiday Breads & Decorative Centerpieces

Friday, December 12th             5:30 pm - 8:30 pm           $85

This holiday season go all out and fill your home with beautiful artisan decorative breads. Stun your guests and fill them with envy that YES!  You actually made this!!  This class is filled with the traditional techniques behind Stollen (the German sweet, rum-soaked bread), festive Challah Wreaths, and showpiece Snowman Breads.

 

Country French Bread

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Saturday, December 13th             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.

 

Soups & Tartines

With Chef Gary Wood

Monday, December 15th                 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 winter days.

 

Crepes & Quiches

With Chef Gary Wood

Tuesday, December 16th                   5:30 pm - 8:30 pm            $85

Learn to make our flaky, tender quiche dough, and experiment with savory fillings to create your perfect personal quiche. In the mood for something sweet? Gary will teach the art of crepe making, with our signature crepe dough recipe, and sweet fillings to

complete your meal.

 

Pizza & Focaccia

Class at Lionel Vatinet’s home

Saturday, December 20th              2:00 pm - 5:00 pm           $125

Learn how to make traditional handmade crust for your pizzas at home. In class you will create a variety of flavors, using fresh ingredients. Once you've mastered the crust, the sky is the limit and you can experiment with your own creations at home!