September Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Saturdays @ The Center with Chef Duggan

Begins Saturday, Sept. 16 | at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies (916 Mount Vernon Church Road in Chapin) | 10am – 1pm | $40 per person, per class

Join Chef Duggan for Saturdays @ The Center! Everyone is welcome to this series of six Saturday cooking classes, beginning Sept. 16, that are brought to you by School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties. Class schedule includes the following topics: Tailgate with Flair, The Art of Sushi, Holiday Baking, Brunch is Served, Culinary 101, and Taste of India. All classes taught in a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen, with culinary students there to assist. Register in advance by calling 803.476.8601 or email amims@lexrich5.org.

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RAW 101 Class | Good Life Cafe

Wednesday, September 13 | 6 – 8pm | 1614 Main Street
In this RAW 101 Class, you’ll learn how to make delicious vegan dishes like Kale Avocado Grapefruit Salad, Cashew Herb Cheez and Crackers, Alfredo Sundried Tomato Pesto over Zucchini Noodles, and Snicker-ish Bars. Seating is limited, so register now! More here.

Cooking Class: Braising and Roasting | F2T

Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30 – 8:30pm | City Roots, 1005 Airport Blvd.

This class in Braising and Roasting is from Farm to Table Event and Catering Company, and will be taught by Chef Kristian Niemi, Owner of Bourbon Columbia. He will instruct you on the techniques related to braising and roasting meats and vegetables, which is a great way to put on a wonderful dinner at home with less work. Tickets here.

 

Weekday Therapy: Crêpes and Croissants

Monday mornings can be difficult, and to start the week off right, we decided a good

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Chocolate & Strawberry Crêpe

breakfast was in order. As it was approaching Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, French fare seemed appropriate, so we stopped in to one of Columbia’s favorite continental restaurants, Crêpes and Croissants.

C&C’s owner and Master Crêpe Maker, Laurent, was happy to see us and show off some of the recent changes he’s made to his establishment. New Parisian-themed decor on the walls and European-flavored background music even further enhances the feeling you get while enjoying dishes from the menu, that you’re no longer on Sumter Street in downtown Columbia, but in a small cafe along the Seine, without a care in the world! Laurent’s menu features options that are perfect for any time of the day; sweet and savory crêpes, quiche, French toast, salads, sandwiches, omelettes and desserts, with flavors and combinations that you won’t see anywhere else.

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Princess Peach French Toast

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Spinach Brie Omelet

As a group with varied tastes, we all tried different things. Laurent, seemingly without effort, made each and every dish himself that morning, and quickly! After a very short wait, he was serving them all up. Kathy enjoyed a simple yet flaky-scrumptious croissant, Carmen ordered the #2 Omelette, with Brie, ham, tomato and spinach, Sarah opted for the #1, with bacon, cheddar and caramelized onion, Michaela road-tested the chocolate and strawberry crêpe, Sydney got  a classic sweet crepe, and Miriam made us all jealous with her Princess Peach Toast, which featured perfectly prepared French Toast surrounded by warm peaches, and topped with vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. What a treat! The attempt by all of us to sample a range of items from the menu didn’t quite work out, as the intended sharing of dishes went out the window. For that reason, we each decided we would have to return to try each and every dish we did not get to taste! Croissant Lo Res

Merci beaucoup, Laurent, for giving us a wonderful beginning to our work week! Midlands bosses, if you want to treat your staff to an extra-special motivational meal, or your clients to a super impressive spread, check out Laurent’s catering menu, complete with breakfast and lunch options, and a mouth-watering selection of pastries!

Address: 1465 Sumter Street, Columbia

Phone Number: 803.462.4779

Hours:

Weekdays: 7am – 2pm
Saturdays: 8am – 2pm
Sundays: 10am – 2pm

News Flash: Brunch at Twisted Spur Brewing!

Twisted Spur Brewing BrunchIt’s aTwisted Spur Brewinglmost time for BRUNCH at Twisted Spur Brewing! Join them Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM for their Twisted Brunch menu and craft beer and cocktail specials starting on Saturday, July 30th!

Try their spectacular new items such as the Brunch BLT, made from grilled bakery sourdough with smoked cheddar, pesto mayo, fire roasted tomatoes, peppered bacon, fried eggs and sunflower microgreens. Or enjoy the brunch version of steak tenderloin, featuring steak, marinated Portobello and baby Swiss omelette with crispy smash browns, and grilled English muffin. We can’t wait for July 30th to finally arrive!