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

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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Pop up Brunch
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Why Food Should Be Your First Medicine
Nov
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

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 holiday meal using healthy recipes that your family will love!  Recipes will be provided to take home. Cost is $35

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.

Food as First Medicine
35.00
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Little Hands Cooking Class: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Pasta!
Nov
18
12:00pm12:00pm

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 to  feel free to send a light snack to hold 'em over until they get a chance to eat their creations!

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

 

Little Hands Pasta Class
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Beatrice Ojakangas: My Life in Food
Oct
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
4:30pm 4:30pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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.

 

Sept 28 Fall Forage Fest
40.00
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French Baking 3 with Séverine: Crepes!
Sep
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening With Holly Harden
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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!

September Wednesday Wine with William
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Chilled Soups for Late Summer
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

Chilled Soups for Late Summer
40.00
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Celebrate 25 years of Banbury Place Pop up Brunch
Aug
26
9:00am 9:00am

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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.

Shop, Sip and Paint
35.00
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Wednesday Wine with William
Aug
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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August Wednesday Wine with William
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Tao's Kitchen: Cooking Vietnamese
Jul
28
6:15pm 6:15pm

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
50.00
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Surreal Collage Art Class
Jul
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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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Eau Claire Concierge Meal Excursion
Jul
22
11:45am11:45am

Eau Claire Concierge Meal Excursion

Meet your ECC guides, Gena and Maddie, outside of the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer's Market at Phoenix Park at 11:45 to buy your own farm fresh ingredients for making freezer meals.  At 12:45 you'll meet up with your guides again at Forage in Banbury Place, a short walk from the Farmer's Market. In the Forage kitchen you'll be provided everything you need to make your own freezer meal kits. As we cook, you'll get tastes of local jams, sauces, meats and cheeses - including a taste of the finished freezer meal! The fee covers two meal kits and food samples. A cash bar featuring locally made wines and beers will also be available.

July 22 Eau Claire Concierge Meal Excursion
65.00
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French Baking with Séverine
Jun
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

French Baking with Séverine

          
Want to make croissants together? Me too...but not just yet! Let's start with some basics of French baking.
We'll learn how to make:
- a base: an 'S' in pate à choux
- a classic: the Tuile, a delicate thin cookie
- a regional traditional cake: Far Breton, a specialty from Brittany.
We'll learn, taste, laugh, share, and have fun!

Cost for three-hour class: $60

Cash bar available for wine and beer.

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An Evening of French Cooking-French Salads & Verrines
May
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

An Evening of French Cooking-French Salads & Verrines

To prepare for the arrival of summer, Séverine and Dominique invite you to their health-conscious class devoted to traditional French salads and newer trends. The following will be made:

  • Crudités (assortment of vegetables, mostly raw, sliced, grated or diced and each served with a different vinaigrette)
  • Salade niçoise (specialty of Nice on the French Riviera)
  • Salade de chèvre chaud (warm goat cheese salad)
  • Verrines (appetizers consisting of a number of components layered artfully in a small glass)

Active participation is encouraged butnot mandatory. You can simply come and unwind with a glass of wine. If you have questions, contact Dominique at thevends@uwec.edu

Cost for the three-hour class: $60

There will be a cash bar.    

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A Meal for Miracles!
May
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Meal for Miracles!

Chefs Layne Qualy and Brent Quam are hosting a benefit dinner in celebration of Dana Qualy's 21st birthday and survival of Hodgkins Lymphoma. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Marshfield, a place for chemotherapy and radiation patients to recover after treatments free of charge. Any additional physical donations from Hope Lodge's needs list will also be accepted at the dinner and transported to Marshfield. The needs list link is posted below.

We are excited to share this meal with Eau Claire and also raise funds and collect goods for this vastly underfunded organization that has helped our family so much. So be our guest and help us celebrate not only surviving cancer, but also Dana Qualy's 21st Birthday!
https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/marshfield/support-us.html

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Lazy Monk Beer Dinner
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lazy Monk Beer Dinner

A four-course dinner menu by Chef Michelle inspired by and paired with Lazy Monk's amazing brews!  The menu is a beer cheese soup with pretzel croutons, homemade dumplings, german style roasted pork loin with roasted root vegetables and a caramel apple kuchen.  The price of the dinner and beer pairing is $65 and it includes an authentic Lazy Monk glass to take with you!

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A Night of French Cooking
Apr
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

A Night of French Cooking

Séverine and Dominique are back with a new format! This time the emphasis willbe on French baking. Join them and learn how to prepare some traditional French recipes:

- Chouquettes ( puff pastry)
- Profiteroles
- Flan pâtissier
... And Madeleines, of course! 


The $60 cost includes 3 hours of demonstration and sampling. There will be a cash bar.
( participation always welcome) 

 

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Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday Wine with William!

Join us for our monthly wine class with "The Eau Claire Wine Guy" William Bernier. Enjoy four food and wine parings created by our very own Chef-in-Residence Michelle Thiede. 

Cost $35

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Women Who Cook
Mar
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women Who Cook

Join Forage in a special Women's History Month Celebration!

This 4-course dinner with wine pairing features 4 local chefs and the female chef's who inspire them.

First course: Michelle Thiede former chef of Fox River Brewing Co., Appleton, WI, Family Farms Market in Eleva, and Mona Lisa's in Eau Claire.  Michelle is currently enjoying cooking with family and friends as a collaborative partner at Forage.  Her chef inspiration is Stephanie Izard, chef and owner of Girl and the Goat in Chicago.

Second course: This will focuses on simple family friendly vegan dishes.  As a busy working the chef understands the importance of a tasty home cooked meal.  She enjoys transforming classic comfort foods you grew up with into a vegan meal to remember.  Her chef inspiration is Dana Shultz,  The Minimalist Baker.

Third course: Amy Ann Huo, Executive Chef at The Informalist. Amy pursued an MA in English literature and lived overseas prior to entering the restaurant industry.  Since then she has been cooking farm-to-table in the Twin Cities and New York.  She now enjoys developing a 60-acre permaculture farm together with her husband, Ming.  Amy's chef inspiration is Dominique Crenn.

Fourth course by Layne Qualy, currently a cook at the Local Lounge.  Layne graduated from UW Steven's Point with a degree in nutrition. In her free time she dabbles in cupcake baking and drinking wine.  Layne's inspiration is Alice Waters.

Cost: $75 (includes dinner, wine, tax & tip)

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