Year of the Dragon

Unleash your inner dragon this year with Chef Joel’s “Year of the Dragon” cooking class! 🔥🎉

Get ready to breathe fire into your cooking skills as we dive into the rich, diverse world of Chinese cuisine! This isn’t just a cooking class – it’s an immersive cultural experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Chinese culinary traditions.

Under the expert guidance of Chef Joel, you’ll learn to prepare traditional dishes associated with Chinese New Year, each carrying its own unique symbolism and superstitions. 🎆🐲

Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make Dumplings, a staple of Chinese New Year symbolizing wealth and prosperity. Their golden color and ingot shape will bring a touch of luck to your dining table. 🥟💰

Next, craft a mouthwatering Longevity Noodles dish. These long, uncut noodles are a symbol of a long and blessed life. Slurping them up in one go is said to bring good luck and longevity. 🍜🌟

But it’s not all about luck! Barbecued chicken buns are a testament to family togetherness. Their round shape and savory filling embody unity and completeness. Get ready to feel the warmth of togetherness with every bite! 🍡💞

And what’s a Chinese celebration without egg rolls? Baked vegetable spring rolls add excitement to your palate, reminiscent of firecrackers of the New Year celebrations.💥

This is more than just a cooking class. It’s a passion-driven, hands-on experience that bridges the gap between food and culture. It’s an opportunity to dive deeper into the traditions of Chinese New Year, all while having fun and creating delicious food!

So whether you’re a food enthusiast, a culture lover, or someone looking for a unique experience – this is the class for you!

The “Year of the Dragon” cooking class with Chef Joel awaits you. Are you ready to embrace the dragon within and take your cooking skills to new heights?

Seats are limited, so secure your spot today and let’s celebrate Chinese New Year together, one dish at a time! 🎉👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

  • Baked vegetable Chun Juan (spring rolls)
  • Pork and mushroom Jiaozi (dumplings) with a sweet & hot soy dipping sauce
  • Barbecued chicken buns
  • Changshou Mian (garlic longevity noodles) with mushrooms, oyster sauce, and bok choy
  • Chinese butter cookies

Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase from our bar. Come early for cocktails (5:30) — class begins at 6:00!

Our classes are small, so you get personal attention from our professional instructors. Your instructor, Chef Joel, is a nationally-recognized culinary instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience. He brings his unique flair to teaching, using his sense of humor and passion for cooking to inspire and involve his students.

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Feb 23 2024


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Chef Joel


3248 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705
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