August 2014

Fri
01
Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
Friday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with umami and exciting to enjoy, Vietnamese cuisine is a big part of the Minnesotan culinary landscape. Whether you grew up with spring rolls and bubble tea or are still waiting to discover the pleasures of a great bahn mi, a homemade Vietnamese repast can help highlight the best of summer or chase away the worst of winter. Using ingredients available right here at Whole Foods Market, we’ll cook our way through a big meal of Vietnamese classics, discuss the governing principles of Vietnamese culinary life and explore the items that you can stock in your pantry to give everything from rice to dessert a wonderful Vietnamese flavor. Learn the ins and outs of working with sticky rice, rice paper and rice noodles, building a quick, flavorful broth and how to make delicious quick pickles. Class is dairy free and has gluten-free options upon request. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Vietnamese Coffee
  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Bahn Bao (Steamed Pork Stuffed Dumplings)
  • Quick Beef Pho
  • Caramelized Lemongrass Chicken
  • Grilled Pork Bahn Mi
  • Steamed Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sat
02
Date Night: Argentina
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Argentina
Saturday, August 2nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Argentina is heavily influenced by European cuisine, especially that of Spain and Italy, however the Argentines put a spin on these types of dishes and make them all their own. Argentina is particularly famous for its beef and its asado, an elaborate meal of grilled meats, is one of their most important culinary traditions. If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Yerba Matte Hot Beverage

·         Steak Salad with Baby Greens and Chimichurri

·         Tucumanas - Argentine Style Empanadas

·         Asado – A Grilled Feast of Premium Beef

·         Pistachio and Rum Cake

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
03
Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
Sunday, August 3rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food. Limiting certain ingredients in your diet can be a great way to reduce or control inflammation. Why? Many food ingredients contain allergens that may have a cumulatively toxic effect on your body and may hurt your digestive health over time. We will uncover the ten most common culprits and discuss how to do a self-analysis to determine if or how they affect you. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

·         Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

·         Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans

·         Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice

·         Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

·         Old Fashioned Chicken Broth From Scratch

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
04
Peak Pick: Eggplant's Purple Reign
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Eggplant's Purple Reign
Monday, August 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. The enigmatic eggplant is one of the most versatile veggies you’ll ever encounter. You can cook it by almost any method, can find it in almost every nation’s cuisine, yet Americans eat little eggplant. It is time to stop ignoring our violet veggies and start enjoying the eggplant for its smoky, earthy, versatile flavor. Learn how to pick the best eggplants, how to store them properly, how to manage their inherent bitterness, how to prep them for success and enjoy them in a plethora of summertime dishes. This class is vegetarian friendly, with vegan and gluten free options available upon request and hands on participation as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Baba Ganoush with Eggplant Chips
  • Thai Style Eggplant Curry
  • Eggplant Steaks with Sicilian Caponata
  • Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Feta and Pine Nuts
  • Eggplant Ma Po Doufu (Spicy Szechuan Stirfried Eggplant)

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Wed
06
Rooftop Yoga at Calhoun Beach Club
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Calhoun Beach Club
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Rooftop Yoga at Calhoun Beach Club
Wednesday, August 6th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Calhoun Beach Club, Free

Get your summer “Om” on with rooftop yoga at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club and Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun! The evening starts with energizing yoga on the scenic roof top at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club. Afterwards, refresh and rehydrate yourself with a delicious smoothie prepared by Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun. All experience levels are welcome.  From 5:30-7:30pm; Yoga 6-7pm, Cost is free, but please RSVP via contact@calhounbeachfitness.com or 612-925-8369. Namaste!

 

Wed
06
Science and Technology in the Kitchen
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Science and Technology in the Kitchen
Wednesday, August 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Why do mashed potatoes to become gluey and heavy instead being of creamy and light? Why do roasts and turkeys overcook on the countertop? For something so basic, cooking can seem frustratingly, complicated. The problem is that good recipes can only take you so far. Successful cooks seem to operate on intuition and have a sixth sense in the kitchen, but it turns out that great cooks possess something more than culinary ESP, they understand the fundamental science behind why foods act the way they do. Chef Jeremy has been studying the Science of Cooking Well throughout his entire career and will share some industry tested secrets for getting award winning results every time! This class is mostly lecture and demo based and has only a few hands on opportunities. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Roasted Beets and Arugula Salad with Truffle Honey, Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts

·         Perfectly Grilled Asparagus with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Garlic  

·         Steak Sous Vide with Port Wine Demi Glace and Grilled Onions

·         Bananas Foster Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
Thursday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer has long been a time for traveling abroad. Let's visit about our favorite foods and flavors from around the world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
07
Rock and Roll Sushi: Vegetarian Edition
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi: Vegetarian Edition
Thursday, August 7th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi has a rich, deep history. The concept is hundreds of years old, taking advantage of natural resources from its home region of Japan and providing a fix for those who wanted to preserve their supper without refrigeration. To Americans, however, sushi is a new, mysterious thing- becoming popular on the West Coast in the early 1950s, and going from the shores of the Pacific to the shores of the Great Lakes as few as thirty years ago. With any new cuisine comes mystery, and we’re here to delve into the mysteries of sushi- its terminology, the differences between Japanese and American style sushi, how to make great sushi rice and how to form maki, or rolls, in the comfort of your very own home. Sushi is often made without fish, and there are many wonderful vegetarian and vegan versions that are completely authentic and delicious, with not a scale or tail in sight. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the maki method, then dive in and choose their own fresh fruits and vegetables to create three maki rolls. After enjoying your delicious homemade sushi, you go home with the bonus of your very own sushi mat for future rolling ventures. This class is hands on, is suitable for gluten free customers and is appropriate for vegan and vegetarian customers. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Fri
08
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, August 8th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi has a rich, deep history. The concept is hundreds of years old, taking advantage of natural resources from its home region of Japan and providing a fix for those who wanted to preserve their supper without refrigeration. To Americans, however, sushi is a new, mysterious thing- becoming popular on the West Coast in the early 1950s, and going from the shores of the Pacific to the shores of the Great Lakes as few as thirty years ago. With any new cuisine comes mystery, and we’re here to delve into the mysteries of sushi- its terminology, the differences between Japanese and American style sushi, how to make great sushi rice and how to form maki, or rolls, in the comfort of your very own home. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the maki method, then dive in and choose their own fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood to create three maki rolls. After enjoying your delicious homemade sushi, you go home with the bonus of your very own sushi mat for future rolling ventures. This class is hands on, is suitable for gluten free customers and has options for vegetarian and vegan customers. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Sat
09
A Culinary Tribute to Julia Child- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Culinary Tribute to Julia Child- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, August 9th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Lauded as one of the most influential women ever to grace the stovetop, Julia Child is a fascinating and inspirational cook. We will make some of Julia’s favorite and most famous dishes as we look back at her impact on our culinary heritage as well as her love for French cuisine as we celebrate the spirit of one of the most acclaimed Chef Instructors of the past century. Come and learn what it was that made her so respected and appreciated in the kitchen as you enjoy a beautifully prepared meal. On the menu:

·         Sparkling Black Cherry and Coconut Coolers

·         French Onion Soup, with Gruyere Cheese Melted French Bread

·         Brussels Sprout Gratinee, with Olive Oil and Fontina Cheese

·         Fish en Pappilotte with Carrots, Summer Squash and Lemon

·         A Special Surprise Dessert!!!

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
10
Grilling Science: The Perfect Steak
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Grilling Science: The Perfect Steak
Sunday, August 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Though it’s one of the simplest forms of cooking, there’s a lot more to good BBQ than just roasting meat over an open fire. We will show you how to get those perfect cross-hatch grill marks, a new grilling technique for smothering steak under veggies and the best ways to get the results you want while using America’s favorite cooking implement, the BBQ grill. We will cover prefect preparations of meat, veggies and everything in-between while learning how to master meat cookery outdoors. Though meat is the highlight of this menu, we will also highlight vegetable cooking techniques and have a relaxing meal together enjoying everything we prepared together! This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Aged Prime Beef Steaks with Homemade Seasoning

·         Marinated Skirt Steaks Smothered under Scallions

·         Perfect Grilled Asparagus with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Garlic

·         Bonus: Banana Splits with Hot Fudge and Walnuts

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
11
Fresh Cheesemaking at Home: Ricotta, Mozzarella and Burrata- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Fresh Cheesemaking at Home: Ricotta, Mozzarella and Burrata- SOLD OUT!
Monday, August 11th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Cheese has been called “the art of spoiling milk” and it is an art form indeed. The diversity that can be coaxed out of a relatively small pool of ingredients (milk, cream, a coagulant and salt) is amazing, and the production of many cheeses require special environments, special cultures and expensive special equipment- not to mention months or years of aging. If you lent your cheese-aging cave or ripening rack to your neighbor, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many fresh cheeses that can easily be made in the average kitchen- without a degree in bacteriology. In this class, we’ll focus on young, Italian cow’s milk cheeses, some of the most beloved and versatile cheeses in the kitchen. We’ll spin mozzarella curd into homemade burrata (a rich mix of cream and curd enveloped by fresh pulled mozzarella), fresh mozzarella and ricotta, and how to use your fresh cheeses in satisfying summer dishes. This class is hands on and vegetarian friendly, with gluten free options upon request. Come hungry! Pre-registration On the menu:

  • Fresh Mozzarella Pinwheels with Olivada (Olive Spread)
  • Caprese Salad with Freshly Made Mozzarella and Old-School Italian Pesto
  • Pan-Seared Ricotta Gnocchi with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Summer Shortcakes with Vanilla-Infused Roasted Peaches and Fresh Burrata

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tue
12
Cheese Night: American Beauties
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Cheese Night: American Beauties
Tuesday, August 12th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

Tonight from 5-8pm we’re featuring the best in American artisanal cheeses. Artisanal cheeses are made in small batches with fresh, natural and local ingredients. Come and taste some of the finest local cheeses from your back yard!

Tue
12
Taste Bud (Domestic) Travels: The Bounty of the Pacific Northwest- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud (Domestic) Travels: The Bounty of the Pacific Northwest- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, August 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With its prime position near fertile waters and a wonderful mix of culinary traditions, the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest is rich with seafood and fresh with the botanical bonanza of the lush hills and valleys of Oregon and Washington.. There’s no need to board a plane to get on board with the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest- go on a voyage in our cozy cooking classroom. Learn the history of Italian, Japanese and Native American culinary influence in the Pacific Northwest, discover some new pantry staples and the secrets to whipping up delicious sweet and savory dishes that celebrate the fresh, clean flavors of berries, mushrooms, greens and seafood. Special areas of emphasis in this cooking class will be how to work with wild salmon, berries, wild rice and seaweed. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Crab Maki (Sushi) Rolls
  • Kombu (Seaweed) Steamed Littleneck Clams
  • Smoked Salmon Chowder
  • Roasted Salmon with Red Wine Blackberry Reduction and Summer Vegetable Ragout
  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Cherries
  • Cherry Blackberry Spoonbread

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Wed
13
Jucy Lucy Lunch Special
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Jucy Lucy Lunch Special
Wednesday, August 13th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, $7

Jucy lucys- burgers that are much more than meets the eye! This local favorite can be found many places in the Twin Cities in a variety of styles, and on Wednesday, August 13th from 11-2, we’re doing it Whole Foods Market style. Enjoy a Jucy made with our in-house ground beef, natural American cheese and delicious 365 condiments, freshly grilled to order and served with chips and a beverage for $7.

Wed
13
Cooking with Wine
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking with Wine
Wednesday, August 13th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. As Julia Child has been quoted, “I love to cook with wine, sometimes it even makes its way into the food!” In this exciting class we will explore the use of wine as a cooking ingredient in the kitchen. When added or reduced in a dish wine can be a flavorful and useful tool in creating a memorable dish. We will show you how to use and how to choose what wined to use in your kitchen and in what situations wine should be used and how to use. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Salad of Baby Greens, Grilled Onions and Strawberries with White Wine Vinaigrette.
  • Seafood Risotto with Chardonnay and Cream.
  • New York Strip Steaks with Red Wine Demi Glace and Peppercorns
  • Sautéed Spinach with White Wine
  • Wine Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream and Real Vanilla

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Thu
14
Scoop Up Summer Gelato Pop-Up
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Scoop Up Summer Gelato Pop-Up
Thursday, August 14th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, $1

This summer is flying by, and we want you to slurp up every last drop of fun and sun. Stop on by the front of the store on Thursday, August 14th from 4-8 to snag a cup or cone of our new 365 gelato for just $1!

Fri
15
Julia Child’s Birthday Celebration
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Julia Child’s Birthday Celebration
Friday, August 15th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, $3

Celebrate with us Julia Child’s birthday! We’ll be honoring her by making one of her classic recipes; crepes. Join us from 4-8pm for this delicious celebration and choose from a bevy of fillings to create a sweet or savory masterpiece for just $3. Bon Appetit as Julia Child would say!

Sat
16
Grill Master Series: Prepared Foods
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Grill Master Series: Prepared Foods
Saturday, August 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

This summer we’re firing up the grill and showing you how to grill everything from a whole fish to pizzas to cheeses.  Throughout the summer we’ll be featuring different teams and ways for you to get the most out of your grill. Today the Prepared Foods, from 12-3pm will show you how to grill your pizza and take it to the next level!

Sun
17
Bringing Up the Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Bringing Up the Brunch
Sunday, August 17th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. By far the most popular reason to venture out to eat, brunch has people dining up in droves on weekend mornings, especially in the summer.  Well, avoid the wait and head right to the front of the line in this class! You’ll learn how to flip omelets and pancakes like a pro in a hands-on demo as we cook some of the newest brunch menu trends together and enjoy an afternoon meal. Take home secrets, knowledge and recipes that you can use to amaze your friends and family and make your next at-home brunch just as good if not better than any restaurant offerings. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Bananas Foster French Toast

·         Build Your Own Omelets

·         Flip Your Own Eggs with Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

·         Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Berries and Simple Syrup

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Sun
17
Grill Master Series: Specialty & Produce
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Grill Master Series: Specialty & Produce
Sunday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

This summer we’re firing up the grill and showing you how to grill everything from a whole fish to pizzas to cheeses.  Throughout the summer we’ll be featuring different teams and ways for you to get the most out of your grill. Today the Produce and Specialty Teams, from 12-3pm have joined forces to show you unexpected ways to grill your veggies and cheese!

Tue
19
Gluten Free Open House
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Gluten Free Open House
Tuesday, August 19th
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

Join us for an evening of gluten free goodness from 5-7:30pm. This is a delicious opportunity to sample some of our favorite gluten free brands! While you’re here, take a Product Highlight Tour at 5:30 or 6:30 and stop by our sample stations throughout the store. Don’t forget to sign up for our prize drawing too!

Wed
20
Rooftop Yoga at Calhoun Beach Club
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Calhoun Beach Club
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Rooftop Yoga at Calhoun Beach Club
Wednesday, August 20th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Calhoun Beach Club, Free

Get your summer “Om” on with rooftop yoga at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club and Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun! The evening starts with energizing yoga on the scenic roof top at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club. Afterwards, refresh and rehydrate yourself with a delicious smoothie prepared by Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun. All experience levels are welcome.  From 5:30-7:30pm; Yoga 6-7pm, Cost is free, but please RSVP via contact@calhounbeachfitness.com or 612-925-8369. Namaste!

Wed
20
Sensational Salads
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Salads
Wednesday, August 20th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This Class will be taught by Chef Jeremy, Gone are the days when a salad was merely a bit of lettuce and veggies on the side of a meal. A well composed salad can hold its own as an entree. These are some of the best I've found. Homemade dressings and vinaigrettes will accompany time tested tips and techniques as we learn and demonstrate some of the best offerings from the world of salads.  This class can be gluten free upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu: 

·         Sirloin Steak Salad with Chimichurri and Grilled Onions

·         Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 

·         Orange Citrus Supreme Salad with Watercress and Bacon Vinaigrette

·         Bok Choy Salad with Crispy Fried Noodles and a Sesame Vinaigrette

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we wrap up summer 2014, let's chat about and share photos of some of the greated moments... From parties to picnics to vacations! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
22
The Chef's Table: An 8 Course Tasting Menu- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Chef's Table: An 8 Course Tasting Menu- SOLD OUT!
Friday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The Chef’s Table is typically the hardest reservation to get. This prized table is strategically placed in the corner of the busy kitchen so patrons can watch the kitchen create a delicious meal that explores what inspires the chefs at that moment. In our version of the chef’s table we will have a flurry of eight small courses that are guaranteed to tickle your fancy. These will be the cream of the crop and hand selected for freshness and seasonality from our amazing meat and seafood departments. You may need to place a little trust in the chef but the results are bound to be amazing and delicious. Please be sure to make any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have known at the time of your reservation. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         A Special Toast

·         An Appetizer Course

·         A Salad Course

·         A Seafood Course

·         A Pasta Course

·         A Vegetable Course

·         A Meat Course

·         A Dessert Course

·         A Cheese Course

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
24
Back to School 101 at Lake Calhoun
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Back to School 101 at Lake Calhoun
Sunday, August 24th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

We’re making sure you have everything you need to make back to school fun and tasty for the whole family! Join us from 11am-3pm as we help you get your school supply list checked off.  We’ll also have tasty after school snacks, tips on how to build a lunch box your kids will love and some delicious weeknight dinner suggestions for families on the go. Plus enter to win a back to school basket!

Sun
24
Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
Sunday, August 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food. Limiting certain ingredients in your diet can be a great way to reduce or control inflammation. Why? Many food ingredients contain allergens that may have a cumulatively toxic effect on your body and may hurt your digestive health over time. We will uncover the ten most common culprits and discuss how to do a self-analysis to determine if or how they affect you. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

·         Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

·         Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans

·         Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice

·         Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

·         Old Fashioned Chicken Broth From Scratch

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
25
Cook Like a Chef: Quick Weeknight Meals Edition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cook Like a Chef: Quick Weeknight Meals Edition
Monday, August 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We will show you new, made from scratch recipes that are easy to duplicate at home without a lit of fuss. Whether you want to learn great new recipes or just different cooking methods to expand your existing repertoire, this is the class. We will cook and enjoy some fine dining favorites that will breathe new life into your home cooking! The focus for this class is on learning new techniques that you can use in versatile ways in your own home and make affordable items into a four-course feast. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Salmon Nigiri with Cucumber Salad and Wasabi

·         Italian Dumplings: Potato Gnocchi with King Crab, Garlic Butter and Lemon

·         Lamb Chops with Fresh Herbs, Bacon Cracklings, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

·         Apple Cinnamon Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tue
26
Peak Pick: Tantalizing Tomatoes
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Tantalizing Tomatoes
Tuesday, August 26th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Fresh tomatoes are one of summer’s most delicious delights and can be used in so many different ways. Tomatoes are nutrient dense and have more lycopene than almost any other fruit or vegetable, and are delicious fresh, roasted, grilled, marinated or even pickled. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the most of the summer bounty, how to pick out tomatoes and which type of tomatoes to use for which dish. Areas of focus in this class include how to use green tomatoes, how to make a savory tomato jam, how to peel and process tomatoes for soups and other dishes where a smooth texture is desired, how to make a savory tomato aioli and even how to use sweet cherry tomatoes in a dessert. This class has vegetarian options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Halloumi with Spicy Tomato Jam
  • Green Tomato Pickles
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Tomato Aioli
  • The Ultimate Caprese Salad
  • Smoky Tomato Gazpacho
  • Risotto Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Wed
27
Take the Black: Foods Inspired by "Game of Thrones"
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Take the Black: Foods Inspired by "Game of Thrones"
Wednesday, August 27th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Author George RR Martin does such an amazing job elaborating the feasts in his series A Song of Fire and Ice, with detailed descriptions of dishes both common and exotic. Food plays such an important role in the popular series that we thought we’d bring you a few of the most memorable offerings from the books in person. Join us for a decadent feast of epic proportions as we learn a little about what might have taken place in a medieval kitchen. While we may not do 77 courses, you are sure to have a delicious and memorable experience. This class has gluten free options available upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Mulled Apple Cider

·         Seared Lamb with Pork Cracklings and Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad

·         Fish Stew with Potatoes, Onions and Salt Pork, served in a Sourdough Boule

·         Whole Roasted Capon with Root Vegetables and Herbed Butter

·         Lemon Cakes with Chantilly Cream and Raspberries

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Weekend Sale Features- 4 Days ONLY
Friday, August 29th
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Fridays on the Grill
Friday, August 29th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Prices vary by item.

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

'Like us' on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out more and to stay updated with the menu!

 

 

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

Smokin' Good Grilling Event
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

Our meat team can't let summer slip away without one last big smoking event. They'll be outside, grilling things low and slow and yeilding delicious results with pulled pork, brisket and ribs. All available for purchase while supplies last. Yum! 

Our meat team can't let summer slip away without one last big smoking event. They'll be outside, grilling things low and slow and yeilding delicious results with pulled pork, brisket and ribs.