Food & Wine Master Classes
Fine-tune your baking, explore a new wine region or just have some fun with friends in one of Cheryl Wakerhauser’s food & wine master classes. All classes are hands-on, interactive workshops, as Cheryl believes this is the best way to retain what you’ve learned (and also more fun!) Class sizes are limited to 12 participants so each person has the chance to fully understand every step of the subject being covered and time to ask plenty of questions. Tastings, written recipes and notes on the day’s topic are always provided.
All master classes are two hours long (unless otherwise noted), suited for beginners and enthusiasts and those with an intermediate level of knowledge on the subject. Classes are held at Pix Pâtisserie / Bar Vivant at 2225 E. Burnside Street in Portland.
Teen Toques is a special series of classes for teens ages 12 and up.
Teen Toques – Macarons
Saturday, April 6 2-4PM $65
We will take this popular French cookie and put our own fun spin on it with different colors and flavors. Emphasis will be on the techniques of mixing and baking.
Sunday, April 14 2-5PM $100
Host your own high tea for family and friends with these recipes and tips on all things miniature. Forget the scones and clotted cream. We are going to modernize our tea with three sweet and three savory petits fours bursting with flavor and cute as a button. A sampling of local Townshend teas will be offered.
Pâte à Choux Perfection
Sunday, April 28 2-5PM $100
This classic, versatile dough is the base of many traditional French pastries. A perfect pâte à choux involves proper cooking on the stove, piping technique and correct baking. Once we have our dough we will use it to make three different desserts.
Saturday, June 15 4-6PM $85
Possibly the most popular French pastry in modern times. Macarons need little introduction, but lots of instruction! You have just three ingredients (eggs, sugar, almonds) but time and time again attempts to make them are far from stellar or completely unsuccessful. It’s all about technique of the mixing and the baking, which we will share with you!
Introduction to Sherry Wine
Sunday, June 16 3-5PM $50
Did you know that sherry is the driest wine in the world? Did you know that it is also one of the sweetest wines in the world? And, it can be everything in between! In this class we will demystify the many styles of sherry, explore the Sherry region and explain the complex solera system and flor that is unique to the sherry wine production. Sherry is also fabulous with food, as you will taste!
Teen Toques – Fruit Tarts
Saturday, June 22 3-5PM $65
It’s summer time and berry season! Put those farmer’s market or U-pick berries to good use in some made-from-scratch fruit tarts. We’ll prepare a variety of miniature tarts so each one can showcase a different set of fruit and artistic design. An emphasis will be placed on safe fruit carving to make every tart your signature.
Registration and Cancellations
Class registration must be made in advance and is on a first come, first served basis. To register, call the restaurant at 971-271-7166. Payment for classes is due at the time of registration. Cancellation with more than 48 hours’ notice will be given a gift certificate credit for the amount of the registration fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice will not receive any refund or credit, though reserved class spots can be transferred to another individual.
Pix Patisserie2225 E BURNSIDE ST
Portland, OR 97214