Special Family Rate for Holiday Baking
Nov
1
to Jan 5

Special Family Rate for Holiday Baking

We've been asked a few times lately if we allow families to spend a few hours or a day in our kitchen in order to do all of their holiday baking at one time. My own family is going gather in the kitchen the day after Thanksgiving to make pierogies, one of our traditional Christmas dishes. So we came up with a special family rate and will open up Forage to all families and small groups to offer a place for power baking and cooking!  The special rate begins November 1 (just in time for the Nov. 11-12 Hmong New Year celebration in Eau Claire!) and lasts through January 5 (in case you have post Kwanzaa/Boxing Day/Yule/Hanukkah/New Year celebrations). Prior to using the kitchen and our equipment we'll give you a tour and orientation. You must provide ALL of your own ingredients, parchment paper, zip lock bags, paper towels, etc.

Email us at forage.ec@gmail.com for a tour and to schedule time. $15 per hour. Sorry, Sundays are already booked.

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Why Food Should Be Your First Medicine: How to Jump Start Your Health For 2018
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Why Food Should Be Your First Medicine: How to Jump Start Your Health For 2018

Many of us are nine days into a new year's resolution that centers around food - eating less, cooking more, no cookies, more kale - there's no end to the way we've learned to torment ourselves with food rules!  Is fat good or bad?  What is safe to eat? How do you develop a food plan that is easy to implement?  Join us as we begin exploring answers to these questions with Eileen Immerman, who is back in our kitchen by popular demand after a sold-out November class. 

Eileen is a former critical care RN and is currently a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. In 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and during the next several years she realized she also had three separate autoimmune disorders. Conventional medicine wasn't helpful. She found an answer to WHY she was so sick. Hear her amazing story of fighting her way back to wellness as she shares what she learned about the power of food. 

This fun, informative talk will include a demonstration on how spices can take a dish from bland to fabulous with a hands-on group creation. You’ll learn how to make a simple, healthy salad dressing for just pennies. Kristen and Michelle from Forage will talk about how to stock a pantry and refrigerator with some essential ingredients that will help you feel more confident and less stressed or bored with daily meal preparation.  Finally, you'll enjoy a vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free meal of soup and salad.  Recipes will be provided to take home, along with handouts on how to make meal plans and how to take steps towards creating a family food plan that supports wellness and prevents disease.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase by the glass.

Eileen coaches clients in the Chippewa Valley who are interested in regaining or maintaining wellness and blogs about her journey and wellness at http://time2thrive.com/, on Twitter and Facebook.

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Brewing Kombucha
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Brewing Kombucha

What exactly IS the popular mystery drink called kombucha? Are we supposed to drink that thing at the bottom of the bottle? Brewer Samantha Kobs will explain what it is and how it's made, and you'll go home with the supplies to begin brewing your own for a fraction of the cost of buying a bottle. During the hands-on presentation we'll taste different brands of kombucha along with some light snacks.  Cost is $25, which includes printed instructions and supplies.  Salut!

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Vietnamese Cooking with Tao's Kitchen
Jan
19
6:15 PM18:15

Vietnamese Cooking with Tao's Kitchen

Our first class with Tao's Kitchen last summer sold out quickly and we had to turn people away, so here's your chance to be in the kitchen for a hands-on class with Thao and her sister-in-law, Lisa.  The cost is $55 per person, and the menu will be:

Appetizer: Gỏi cuốn - nước chấm đậu phộng (Fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce)
Main Course: Phở bò (Vietnamese beef noodles)
Dessert: Bánh flan nước cốt dừa (Flan cake with coconut milk and coffee)

Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

 

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Healthy Eating in the New Year with Spanish Tapas
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Eating in the New Year with Spanish Tapas

Tracy Borkenhagen lived in Spain for 25 years and taught cooking classes to Norwegians so we thought she'd be perfect to share her skills with the Chippewa Valley! Tapas are essentially appetizers, small bites, shareables - and creating a table full of them is an easy and low-stress way to eat healthfully in the new year. The recipes are not complicated and the flavors are big! During this class you'll have the chance to lend a hand (highly encouraged!) or you can sit with a glass of wine and watch. The cost is $60 which includes all instructions, a full stomach, a small taste of each wine and recipes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the glass. The menu:

  • Tortilla Española - Spanish tortilla
  • Allioli - garlic mayonaisse served with bread, tomatoes, and potatoes
  • Pimientos del Piquillo - peppers stuffed with béchamel and whitefish
  • Arroz con Leche - rice pudding
  • Naranjas a la canela - oranges with honey and cinnamon
  • Spanish wines for tasting; will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle

Bienvenido!

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 Adoptive Parents Night Out: Ethiopian Dinner/Cooking Class
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Adoptive Parents Night Out: Ethiopian Dinner/Cooking Class

Catholic Charities Post Adoption Resource Center is hosting a night out at Forage for parents who have adopted children from Ethiopia. (However, in the spirit of multiculturalism, all adoptive parents are welcome no matter in which country your child was born.) Learn to cook - and eat - traditional Ethiopian food! The menu will suit both meat and non-meat eaters and everything but dessert is gluten/dairy-free. The menu will consist of:
-Injera (sourdough flatbread)
-Shiro be kibbe (meatless stew made with chickpeas & ground split peas)
-Doro wat (chicken cooked in Ethiopian berbere spice mix)
-Zucchini wat (vegetarian version of doro wat)
-Beet Salad
-Tiramisu
-Coffee

$30/person - limited spots available. Tickets are available on Eventbrite (you may have to copy and past the link)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adoptive-parents-night-out-ethiopian-dinnercooking-class-registration-41155552365?aff=efbevent

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Incandescence: A Modern Dance Performance
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Incandescence: A Modern Dance Performance

Incandescence was inspired by the need for warmth on a cold winter’s night. The word “incandescence” refers to something emitting both light and warmth. Eau Claire Dance Festival seeks to further explore this idea, considering what things in life make us feel brightness or warmth. Incandescence seeks to synthesize modern dance, music, and writing all into one cohesive performance. The three choreographed pieces relate to inspiration and physical heat. The third piece enumerates on coming to the light after a dark struggle. The fourth portion is improvisational and relies on the words and phrases given by the writers to inspire the movements. Incandescence will feature three musicians, including Jeremy Boettcher, Tim Sullivan, and Josh Gallagher, as well as four writers, namely Jason Splichal, Andy Patrie, Julian Emerson, and BJ Hollars. The dancers include Zoe Plewa, Christy Dobbratz, Jacob Nehrbass, and Eau Claire Dance Festival director Emily Emerson. 

Doors open at 7:00. The event begins at 7:30 and will last around one hour including intermission. Cost is $10.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Hello Adorn Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Hello Adorn Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Jess and her husband Adam are Hello Adorn Jewelry. Together they create beautiful, sleek handcrafted jewelry: https://www.helloadorn.com/ and on December 9 will host a Holiday Pop-Up with a few of their favorite local makers including Ella&Eve, MelNaturel, and Half Moon Designs Co.  We'll have a variety of baked goods for sale (including scones from The Affogato LLC which always sell out!) along with mimosas and coffee/tea. Grab a few of your best ladies and stop by! It's the perfect Saturday in December - not too close to Christmas where you shouldn't buy things for yourself - but close enough where you can (and should) buy things for other people too. It's a win-win. ✌🏻

  • Ella & Eve will be bringing a large selection of their gorgeous rustic signs. Marla and her 3 kids (Tyler, Trey + Elissa) believe that there is beauty in imperfection and that's why they assemble and paint all of their signs by hand. Each sign has its own unique character and charm and no two are exactly alike.

  • Lydia at Half Moon Designs Co. makes the cutest illustrated cards and prints!  You can see her designs on ETSY:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HalfmoonDesignsCo?ref=search_shop_redirect&section_id=19786936

  • Melnaturel creates natural products for everyday use that you can feel good about using. After Melissa (Mel) was diagnosed with PCOS she struggled to find truly natural, totally chemical free, products to help regulate hormonal imbalance so she decided to create her own line of all-natural products for face, body, hair + lips.

Come and look around, have a snack and sit awhile with a beverage, and support local businesses as you do some Christmas shopping in a very laid-back way! 

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 Tapas For Holiday Parties
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tapas For Holiday Parties

Tracy Borkenhagen lived in Spain for 25 years and taught cooking classes to Norwegians so we thought she'd be perfect to share her skills with the Chippewa Valley! Tapas are essentially appetizers, small bites, shareables - and creating a table full of them is an easy and low-stress way to throw a holiday party. The recipes are not complicated and the flavors are big! During this class you'll have the chance to lend a hand or you can sit with a glass of wine and watch. We'll make and taste several tapas, along with a heartier dish and a dessert that Tracy will prepare ahead of time. The cost is $60 which includes all instructions, a full stomach, a small taste of each wine and recipes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the glass for the evening and by the bottle for your holiday celebrations. The menu:

  • Tortilla Española - Spanish tortilla
  • Allioli - garlic mayonaisse served with bread, tomatoes, and potatoes
  • Pimientos del Piquillo - peppers stuffed with béchamel and whitefish
  • An assortment of olives, spanish cheeses, and chorizo
  • Spanish wines for tasting; will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle

Bienvenido!

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Small Business Saturday Brunch
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday Brunch

Fuel yourself for shopping local during Small Business Saturday at our casual brunch featuring sweet and savory a la carte choices, breakfast bowls, Honest Roast coffee, Infinitea Tea House tea selection, mimosas, and acoustic music by Susy Olson.  Linger over a beverage, dine and dash, or take food to go.  No reservations or registration necessary. 

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Little Hands Cooking Class: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Pasta!
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Little Hands Cooking Class: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Pasta!

This two-hour, hands-on pasta workshop is tailored to introduce your child to the fun of making hand crafted noodles! We'll talk about kitchen safety, following a recipe, experimenting with new flavors and the importance of nutrition, and at the end of class your child will be encouraged to show their creations. All this cooking might make your child hungry so feel free to send a light snack to hold 'em over until they get a chance to eat their creations!  Class is taught by Tony Chavez, owner of Live Great Food Catering in Bloomer and father of 4 young children.

This class is most appropriate for 8-12 year olds on their own; younger than 8 years is ok ONLY IF accompanied by a parent (and all parents are welcomed to attend). Cost is $35.

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 Stop, Shop, Wine and Dine
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Stop, Shop, Wine and Dine

Is your partner preoccupied with deer hunting opener and you're all caught up on Stranger Things?  Shops in Building 13 of Banbury Place will be open from 4:00 to 8:00 and Forage will sell soups, bread and some sweet things. Stop up with some friends for a casual meal, a glass of wine or beer and live acoustic music.  It's your chance for a breather at the end of the week!  Food can be purchased to go. 

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 The Beaus Are Back In Town, Beaus Are back In To'OW'ooOwn!
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Beaus Are Back In Town, Beaus Are back In To'OW'ooOwn!

Q: How many men does it take to make a six course meal?  A: Four, and their names are Joey, Anthony, John and Joseph.  While they work on the menu you can read about them: 

  • Joey Meicher comes from Madison, WI where his love of cooking developed from gardening with his parents and watching Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home with his brothers.    He has traveled to Italy where he learned how to shepherd sheep with a couple of sticks and went on evening hikes through the forest with 60 goats and two dogs who only spoke Italian. He has also traveled to Thailand where he once ate 16 bowls of Thai boat noodle soup in one sitting. He dreams of winning a blue ribbon at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair for a tomato grown in his garden.
  • Anthony (Tony) Chavez and Live Great Food Catering:   Over the past decade Live Great Food Catering has worked to establish and refine it's craft to a point of personal philosophy. As Executive Chef & Owner, Anthony Chavez started with the simple mission of better understanding food. As a young man, Anthony spent years in North Carolina working at highly decorated Restaurants such as The Fearrington House Restaurant (Pittsburg) and Herons, The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary) under the tutelage of "modernized", highly accoladed,  southern chefs. Here in Wisconsin Anthony took his first Executive Chef position at a small luxury resort hidden in the trees of the north woods. This is where the idea of "farm to table" would lay root; this is also the place that made him a Father. 

    In 2012, Anthony left the kitchen, lured by a butcher shop. After spending years working to define his own foods, ideas & conviction, butchering came naturally. Anthony quickly learned the anatomy of the Great American Bison; along with the rest of the farm herd. The world of butchery became something of a rabbit hole, offering a never ending source of education from history and biology to the anatomy of their livestock, 

    The butcher shops brought a new freedom in the day to day, there was time for practice and repetition in craft. Anthony worked to fine tune his pastas in the evenings, exuberantly reliving how he learned to roll gnocchi while teaching his four little ones. Pasta is old world tradition and craftsmanship with love in the history of noodles. It is through our craft we look to highlight our local community of butchers, artisans, farmers, gardeners and producers. Through Live Great Food, Anthony cooks as a minimalist with an attention to detail and an acute knack for showcasing the capacity of his ingredients. 

  • My name is John Bender and I'm a EC native. I graduated from North High School in 2002 and graduated from CVTC with an Applied Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I've worked in many great areas of the beautiful Midwest such as Canoe Bay Relais Chateau in Chetek, WI, The Chambers by Jean Georges Vongerichten in Minneapolis, MN, and am currently working on opening my own restaurant here in Eau Claire. I love the bond between food and people which makes me a believer in true technique and honest flavor.
  • Being a resident of Eau Claire for 12 years as well as being born and raised just south in Osseo, it has been an incredible experience to watch Eau Claire become what it is today, especially the food scene. Having access to some amazing farmers in the area, getting to work with incredibly talented chefs, and having a community that cares about what they eat and where it's sourced makes the unpredictable, often exhausting nature of the restaurant industry something that I cannot wait to get out of bed and do every day. I consider myself very lucky to be where I am and to have learned from everyone I have, and will meet during this journey. (Joseph Sieg)
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Why Food Should Be Your First Medicine
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Why Food Should Be Your First Medicine

Are you confused by all the changes in "nutrition guidelines"?  Is fat good or bad?  What is safe to eat? How do you develop a food plan that is easy to implement?  Join us as we begin exploring answers to these questions. Eileen Immerman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.  Over the next several years, she realized she also had three separate autoimmune disorders. Conventional medicine wasn't helpful. She found an answer to WHY she was so sick. Hear her amazing story of fighting her way back to wellness as she shares what she learned about the power of food. This fun, informative talk will include tasting a dairy and gluten free holiday meal using healthy recipes that your family will love!  Recipes will be provided to take home. Cost is $35 and the menu is:

  • Carrot-ginger soup
  • Lemon-artichoke hummus with seed crackers
  • Chicken Marbella with prunes and olives
  • Cauliflower stuffing
  • Roasted root vegetables with thyme and rosemary

Immerman is a former critical care RN and is currently a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. She coaches clients in the Chippewa Valley who are interested in regaining or maintaining wellness, and blogs about her journey and food at time2thive.com, on Twitter and Facebook.

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Taste of the North: Food as Art
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Taste of the North: Food as Art

Forage EC will join some of the Chippewa Valley’s best culinary artisans to share their skills and talents while raising money for the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls. Proceeds will contribute to the Heyde Center’s mission to bring high quality, affordable arts to the Chippewa Valley. Sample exceptional products, learn from the experts, browse the art galleries, and listen to live music while socializing with new and old friends. Admission is a minimum donation of $30 per person. 

Copy and paste this link into your browser to purchase tickets: http://www.cvca.net/events/taste-of-the-north

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Eating With Our Eyes: Plating and Presenting Food Like a Pro
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Eating With Our Eyes: Plating and Presenting Food Like a Pro

Before we actually put a forkful of food into our mouths, we've "eaten" with our eyes. How food looks on the plate can influence how it tastes, yet presentation is often overlooked. Learn simple concepts for creating aesthetically pleasing plates that enhance the entire dining experience. Class is taught by Chef Kent Laidlaw, most recently the Sous Chef at The VIntage House in Marshfield, WI.  $20 includes the instruction - and food tasting, of course!

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November 1: Wednesday Wine with William
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

November 1: Wednesday Wine with William

Let's give thanks for wine, Wednesdays - and William! Join us for this Thanksgiving-themed meal paired with wines that you can order for your own Thanksgiving meal. Please let us know if you're a vegetarian/vegan and we'll prepare something delicious for you

  • Green bean casserole soup
  • Green salad with roasted turnips and squash; crispy apples and toasted pumpkin seeds; cider vinaigrette; and bleu cheese crumble;
  • Rolls and butter;
  • Turkey and stuffing meatloaf topped with whipped potatoes; candied carrot-cranberry-chipotle glaze; Grandma Gertie's corn puddin'
  • Pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust
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Pop up Brunch
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Pop up Brunch

Hey friends! The fact that we've been able to offer brunch just once per month is a good thing because that means we're buuuuusy but we miss our cozy, casual brunches with you all! We're squeezing one in before October turns to November. As usual, reservations are not necessary, all ages are welcomed, food is served quickly and is a la carte, and there will be music and Lu La Roe clothing for sale

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Ayurveda Yoga + Food Pairing
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Ayurveda Yoga + Food Pairing

VATA | Pitta | Kapha

What is your Ayurvedic constitution? We all have three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) within our unique blueprint. All three should be understood and embraced. All three have a message to share.

We're pleased to welcome Latitude 44 Yoga Studio for a yoga + delicious food pairing event. We will begin our evening with yoga and a little education about the Vata dosha, follow it with appetizers, a casual cooking class (option to participate or watch), and then we feast!

VATA yoga: Slow, grounding, flow
VATA menu: Earthy & grounding, one-pot meal featuring beets

Cash bar available (wine & beer). Meals are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Cost: $35 (Latitude 44 members receive 20% off). Here's the link to the Latitude 44 events page: http://www.latitude44yoga.com/events.html   Scroll down to Ayurvedic Pairing to register.

Learn more about Ayurveda here: http://www.latitude44yoga.com/ayurveda-consultations.html

 

 

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Beatrice Ojakangas: My Life in Food
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Beatrice Ojakangas: My Life in Food

Beatrice Ojakangas has been called the “Julia Child of Finnish cuisine.” Her first book, (and the first cookbook on Finnish cuisine), The Finnish Cookbook, is now in its 38th printing. She grew up on a small farm in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota–Duluth. Childhood 4-H, college Home Economics, and work as a hospital dietary assistant, food editor, teacher, homemaker, and mother influenced her cooking career and her food writing for such publications as Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, Cooking Light, and numerous newspapers.

With her trademark enthusiasm, James Beard Hall of Fame honoree Beatrice Ojakangas will tell stories of growing up, her life as a food writer, and the passion for food that propelled her to author 29 cookbooks and a memoir. Enjoy sampling some of her favorite recipes in a family style dinner at Forage.

$30 includes  dinner and program. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Copy and paste this link into your browser to purchase tickets:  https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=EAUCLAIRE&event=FINLAND&tck=true

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The Bake Shop: proceeds for AIDS Walk WIsconsin
Oct
5
4:30 PM16:30

The Bake Shop: proceeds for AIDS Walk WIsconsin

Join Séverine Stein, Cheryl Thiede, and Chef Michelle for a pop up bake and soup shop. Homemade French pastries, seasonal favorites, Cheryl's famous cheesecake, and of course soup! Enjoy in our beautiful space with a glass of wine or beer, or take your treats to go. Proceeds to be donated to AIDS Walk Wisconsin which will take place on Saturday October 7th in Milwaukee. First come first served people -  get here early!

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French Soups with Dominique
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

French Soups with Dominique

Now that fall is settling in, Dominique will make some traditional French soups in the Forage kitchen. The first will be “potage Parmentier,” (leek and potato soup), followed by “soupe au pistou,” (zucchini, beans, tomatoes with pesto) and ending with a revisited “potée” (cabbage and sausage) that will appeal to the Wisconsin palate! Cost includes the two-and-a half hour practice (recipes will be handed out), appetizers, and a bowl of each soup.

Cost: $50.00

Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Fall Forage Fest
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

Fall Forage Fest

Doors will open at 5:30 so you can shop for some fall clothing and makeup from vendors for LuLaRoe and Lipsense before painting this fall picture.  The cost is $40 person which includes picture materials and instruction, light snacks and one beverage of choice. Cash bar available for beer and wine, and live music by Marjorie Marie.

 

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French Baking 3 with Séverine: Crepes!
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

French Baking 3 with Séverine: Crepes!

Come and join us for a fun evening of making authentic French crepes like you'd find in the creperies throughout Paris. Together we will prepare this humble yet elegant French staple, along with savory and sweet fillings. Of course, we will sample our results!  It's not necessary to have been at her previous classes to sign up for this one. VOILA!!
Cost $50
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Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening With Holly Harden
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening With Holly Harden

If you like "A Prairie Home Companion" you'll love "Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening with Holly Harden." Holly, a writer for PHC (and a Fall Creek native!) is partnering with chef Brent Halverson and the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild to host an evening of fellowship, friendship, food and stories at Forage. The Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire will provide music.

Support the Writers Guild--and writers in the region--by buying your ticket today! Space is limited. Click here for menu, program details, and ticketing information:  http://www.cvwritersguild.org/events-2/

This event is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio and the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

 

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First Taste Culinary Crawl
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

First Taste Culinary Crawl

Forage is thrilled to partner with Volume One to host the first ever Culinary Crawl as part of Restaurant Week, the 10-day celebration of restaurants in the Chippewa Valley. Wander around the entire top floor of our Building 13 and sample food from 10 different restaurants. Tickets are $30, and a portion of ticket sales will go to the Feed My People Food Bank.  Find more information about the Culinary Crawl and Restaurant week, and purchase tickets here:    http://chippewavalleyrestaurantweek.com/events/

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Wednesday Wine with William
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Wine with William

Help us celebrate the beginning of what's possibly the most beautiful season in Wisconsin and when farmer's markets are brimming with produce! The food menu:

Barbecue shrimp with sweet summer corn risotto; creamy carrot and honey soup; Australian sausage rolls with greens and red wine vinaigrette; and coconut chocolate cake with triple berry reduction.

If you purchase a ticket to the wine dinner you'll automatically be registered in a drawing for one free ticket to next week's First Taste Culinary Crawl, co-hosted by Forage and Volume One!  We have two tickets to give away, so two names will be drawn!

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Chilled Soups for Late Summer
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Chilled Soups for Late Summer

Have you enjoyed our food at Sounds Like Summer music in Phoenix Park this summer - especially those cooling, chilled and healthy soups created by Chef Michelle? So many people have asked "how do you make it?" and here's your chance to find out! Michelle will demonstrate how to make three of the soups featured at Sounds like Summer, including different ways to serve and enjoy all soups.  $40 per person includes a bowl of each soup, bread and a small board of meat, cheeses and olives.  Beer and wine available for purchase

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Celebrate 25 years of Banbury Place Pop up Brunch
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Celebrate 25 years of Banbury Place Pop up Brunch

Forage loves being a part of the Banbury Place family so help us celebrate it's 25 year anniversary with a casual, late summer brunch! Chef Michelle will prepare a variety of a la carte items (including vegan & vegetarian); fresh baked goods by some of our talented baking partners; mimosas and sangria, and Honest Roast Coffee. Linger with friends and enjoy the music of Micah Ryan, or take food to go. Reservations not necessary - just show up and enjoy the reincarnation of this former tire factory. 

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Shop, Sip and Paint
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Shop, Sip and Paint

Doors open at 5:30 to shop comfortable, affordable LuLaRoe clothing with independent retailer Ashley Melland. One LuLaRoe lover says of the leggings: "They are SO soft! It feels like exactly like when you shave your legs and you feel like a dolphin in the sheets." Bring a friend or two, have a glass of wine, and find your new favorite piece of clothing. Painting class begins at 6:30 and everyone will create the fuzzy dandelion piece to the left.  

The registration fee Includes painting, supplies, snacks and a glass of wine, beer or soda. Register and pay on the link below.

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Wednesday Wine with William
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Wine with William

Our monthly wine class with William Bernier, "The Eau Claire Wine Guy", was on hiatus last month as we (Kristen and Chef Michelle) took over ownership of Forage but we're ready to roll for August!  Join us on August 2 for a four-course Farmer's Market meal and wine to complement the late summer bounty.

Cost $35

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Tao's Kitchen: Cooking Vietnamese
Jul
28
6:15 PM18:15

Tao's Kitchen: Cooking Vietnamese

Join us for the first-ever Vietnamese cooking class at Forage EC! Chef Thao Yohnk of Tao's Kitchen will bring her skills to Forage as she talks about her love of Vietnamese cuisine and shares a few of her recipes. The menu: 

Appetizer: Gỏi cuốn - nước chấm đậu phộng (Fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce)

Main Course: Phở bò (Vietnamese beef noodles)

Dessert: Bánh flan nước cốt dừa (Flan cake with coconut milk and coffee)

We'll also sell glasses of Thai beer to compliment the meal.  

July 28: Tao's Kitchen
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Surreal Collage Art Class
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Surreal Collage Art Class

Discover the fun of combining different images to make art that is surprising, interesting and sometimes totally weird. Take in surrealism art history and tips before crafting two surreal collage projects of your own--a postcard and a larger piece.  Cost is $35

Itinerary:

-          Art History: Surrealism

-          Elements: What Makes Art Surreal

-          Process: How to Make Surreal Collage Art

-          Project 1: Postcard 

-          Project 2: Larger Piece

Included:

-          Supplies to Complete Projects at Event

-          Instructional Booklet

* Wine is available for purchase. 

* Limited seats available. 

July 25 Surreal Collage Art Class
35.00
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French Baking 2 with Séverine
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

French Baking 2 with Séverine

Lots of fun work for the next baking class! This month the emphasis will be on strawberry, almonds and... Chocolate, of course!
Program:  - Petite Crème au Chocolat
                 - Tarte aux Fraises et à la Crème d'Amande ( Stawberry Tart & Almond Cream)
                 - Sablés cookies
It is not necessary to have taken Séverine's other classes to register for this one.

A wine and beer cash bar will be available.

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