LA Classes and Events: 12.05.06

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• Saturday, December 9 at 6 pm, Barnes and Noble at The Grove will be hosting a book signing event for the queen of 30 minute meals, Rachael Ray. Ray Ray is promoting her new book 2, 4, 6, 8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds.

• Monday, December 11 at 7 pm, Monsieur Marcel at the Farmers Market is offering a cheese tasting. Cheese lovers are invited to come and taste some of the cheeses the store has to offer and the cheesemaster will discuss the flavors, history and the best way to serve them. The cost is $25.

• Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm, Sur La Table also at the Farmers Market is offering a hands on cooking class in which students will learn to make a relaxed gourmet brunch. Dishes include Ham and Cheese Palmiers, Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Strata, Hazelnut Waffles with a Berry Compote, and Homemade Breakfast Sausages. The cost is $65.

• Wednesday, December 13, Hip Cooks has four spots open in their Cocktails 2 – Holidaze class. Students will learn how to host the perfect stylish and easy holiday fete. Some of the drinks that students will learn how to create are Rosemary Pomegranate Gin Fizz, Santa’s Sangria, and Holiday Dark and Stormies. Nibblies include Persimmons with Sage, Manchego, and Proscuitto, Caviar Cups with Crème Fraiche and Chive, and Parmesan Crisps with Seared Beef, Watercress and Horseradish Cream. The cost is $55.