Sip & Nibble: Garden Party & Tomato Tart
May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
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Cook it up, Shake it up with Hipcooks! In our Sip & Nibble: Garden Party & Tomato Tart, we’ll all make 2 summertime favorites: a crispy Tomato and Basil Tart, and a refreshing cocktail, the Garden Party. Then, go to your back deck, kick your feet up, and enjoy a delightful afternoon with your Sip & a Nibble. It’s Happy Hour!
The cocktail will get you pokin’ around in your garden or tempt you to stroll around the neighborhood — always a nice thing to do.
Here’s what to have on hand to get ready for class
For the Garden Party cocktail:
gin (or vodka if you prefer)
a handful of fresh mint, or a mint tea bag
1 cup of sugar
a stalk of fennel (with fronds if possible)
optional but fun: a few edible flowers like sunflower or black-eyed Susan petals, pea shoots, borage, nasturtium flowers, rose petals — just make sure they are free of pesticides. Not sure what is edible? Show us in class and we’ll help you!
optional: a splash seltzer water
cocktail shaker with muddler and strainer (or a makeshift shaker, like a mason jar with a lid and mesh strainer)
For the Tomato Tart:
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 pound(ish) tomatoes, thinly sliced
a handful basil leaves
Staples: olive oil & salt(Maldon or flaky sea salt a plus!) and pepper
baking sheet (lined with parchment if you have it) and oven pre-heated to 375°F.
a rolling pin and a floured worksurface (you can hack a wine bottle for a rolling pin)
Looks amazing, doesn’t it? Wait ’til you taste it. It’s the best of summer in one afternoon.
Online cooking classes at Hipcooks
Join us for online cooking classes on zoom, or get your own group together for a lively Livestream: Coworkers & clients, Friends & family, and kids for a Private virtual cooking class. We’ll work with you to book a date and time that work for you. More info on our Private virtual cooking classes here.
All classes are based on recipes with no more than a handful of easy-to-find ingredients. If you don’t have exactly what’s needed, don’t worry: we teach adaptable skills. We’ll send your group ingredients & tools checklists before your class, and recipes afterward. These classes are delightful — join us!