Sunday, October 28, 2012

Braise Culinary School Introduction To Craft Spirits 10/30

Maybe its the fact its the day before Halloween, or two days before the launch of Movember, but the next Braise Culinary School's weekly Tuesday topic class as 'Introduction to Craft Spirits' seems just too perfect.

Braise is a unique local food business comprising three parts: an RSA (restaurant supported agriculture), restaurant, and a culinary school all focusing on locally farmed food. Until I get a chance to do a proper review, (I have eaten there a few times, volunteered for an event, and attended one class so far) check out their web site for more information.

At their culinary school they have classes Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thursdays are basic skills classes taught by chef and owner Dave Swanson himself while Tuesday classes are in lecture format featuring local experts on topics such as wine, coffee, beer, honey, cheese, and more. This time around Jason Neu from Great Lakes Distillery explains what makes Great Lakes a "craft" distillery, and what the advantages and disadvantages are of being a small distiller.


This class includes a 30 minute reception featuring a complimentary cocktail and appetizer. You'll also sample five different spirits during the class. Cost: $30 Time: 6:00pm Reception/6:30pm Class Class Length: 1.5 hours To register, go here. All classes are held at Braise Culinary School, located at Braise Restaurant, 1101 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI.

On the eves of the holiday of 'spirits' and the month of men's health, what better way to man up than to learn about a great local business that just happens to make the ingredients for man-friendly drinks?