Here's yet another serving of some delicious educational opportunities to get down and dirty for the approaching weekend and the following week. All classes listed still have openings, but if you hear otherwise, please let us know.
'Cooking With Olive Oil' at Whole Foods Bowery
Friday, April 24, 6 to 9 p.m., $60 Taste various kinds of olive oil and learn how to describe it like a fine wine—then use that knowledge while cooking up some tasty dishes, including oil poached halibut with potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil-madeira cake, and more.
Whole Foods Bowery, 95 East Houston Street (at Bowery), Manhattan; 212-420-1320; acteva.com for info and registration
'Pasta From Scratch and Greenmarket Walking Tour' at Astor Center
Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $195 Pretend you are scouring the streets of Italy as you wander through the Union Square Greenmarket with Mark Bello, searching for fresh ingredients for the four-hour fresh pasta making workshop that follows. You'll investigate sauce options as well as what to do with dried pasta, and you'll also taste plenty of Italian wines.
Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (at East 4th Street), Manhattan; 212-674-7501; astorcenternyc.com for info and registration
Eggs and greasy British food—after the jump.
'Eggs for Dinner' at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $45 Linda Monastra, Natural Gourmet graduate and co-founder of Three Birds Bakery, will teach you the fine art of the yolk for your last meal of the day. Not only are they super cheap, they'll fill you up so you won't even need to indulge in that midnight snack.
Brooklyn Kitchen, 616 Lorimer Street (at Skillman Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-389-2982; thebrooklynkitchen.com for info and registration
'English Pub Favorites' at ICE
Friday, May 1, 6 to 10:30 p.m., $100 Cheers, love. Transport to London with an interactive meal of cornish pasties, toad in the hole, fish and chips, shepherd's pie, steak and kidney pie, and sticky toffee pudding. (Better yet, be prepared to carbo-load.)
The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 800-522-4610; web.iceculinary.com for more info and registration