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SUN-NOV 25 Holiday Decorating & Entertaining

Sunday, November 25, 1:00-2:00pm

The season of celebration is upon us!  Don’t miss our highly anticipated holiday decorating & entertaining class.  Enjoy a glass of wine (included)  while you learn several decorating tips and trends from Ellen and her team. Today we will give you great ideas on an incredible Christmas tablescape, a Luxurious Christmas tree, and lots of entertaining ideas.

This class traditionally sells out. Make your reservation today. 

Special storewide savings coupons this day only to all who attend.  Visit our Christmas in the Carriage House before or after the event for even more ideas and shopping!

 
$25.00
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WED-NOV 28 Honey Goodies for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 28, 11:00am-1:00pm

HANDS-ON CLASS!  Our “Gifts from the Kitchen Series" kicks off with gifts made with Fezziwig's Savannah Bee Honey!  Today you will make sweet, delicious desserts that are perfect for gifting this holiday season. Chef Patricia Johnson will guide you through making honey bacon caramel fudge, chocolate honey bear claws, and lemon frosted sugared cookies with gorgeous sugared pine (rosemary) and cranberries! All of these are perfect for gifting this year!

Ages 8 + with an adult participant. A special gift from Savannah Bee Company for all participants, and special savings coupon for all who attend.

 
$25.00
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THU-NOV 29 "5 in 25" Casual Southern Style

Thursday, November 29, 5:00-6:30pm

One of most popular demonstration workshops is our Five appetizers prepared in 25 minutes, and tonight, it is casual southern style. Enjoy a glass of wine (included) while Ellen shows you how to create a delicious southern-themed menu in just under a half an hour. The best part is you get to eat and drink all the goodies after the demonstration.

Special storewide savings on purchases made following the class for all paid attendees.

All tips and recipes are included in the workshop! This class typically sells out quickly. Book your reservation today! Age 21 and over please.

 
$25.00
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SAT-DEC 1 Hands-on Class: Gorgeous Gift Wrapping

Saturday, December 1, 11:00am-12:00pm

“It’s almost too pretty to open” they’ll say!  Want to learn how to create gorgeously wrapped packages this year for your friends and family?   We will use stunning paper runners and accessories from Hester & Cook along with small findings, vintage buckles & buttons, and beautiful ribbons.  Bring TWO gifts in a box the size of a shirt box or smaller that you’ll wrap and take home and put under the tree!  All gift-wrapping items are included in your price.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase. 
Ages 12 and older are welcome to attend with an adult participant.

Special storewide savings coupon for all who attend the class.

 
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SUN-DEC 2 Scottish Shortbreads

Sunday, December 2, 12:30-2:00pm

Our "Gifts from the Kitchen Series" is quite popular. Today you’ll learn from an expert in Scottish Shortbreads, Alicia McAllister how to create the original shortbread and two delicious variations on this Scottish treat, Orange Rosemary and Chocolate Spice Pistachio. You’ll get a container to put your goodies in, but more are available for purchase!  Wines by the glass are available for purchase. Ages 8 and up are welcome to attend with an adult participant.

Special storewide savings coupon for all who attend the class.

 
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TUE-DEC 4 Gourmet Gifts from the From the Kitchen

Tuesday, December 4, 11:00am-1:00pm

What could be better than handing your friends a beautifully packaged HOMEMADE meal and a bottle of libations for a wonderful holiday gift?  That’s exactly what you’ll be learning how to do today.  You’ll learn how to make a delicious holiday breakfast stratta, a manchego garlic chicken lasagna and a delicious French Beef Bourguignon. Try generous tasting portions of each and take the recipes home with you to make on your own. What a lovely gift from your heart, and we’ll even show you how to package it for a lovely presentation.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase.

Ages 12 and up are welcome to attend with an adult participant but must also pay.

Special savings coupon for all who attend the class.

 
$35.00
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THU-DEC 6 Holiday Chic Party Appetizers

Thursday, December 6, 5:00-6:30pm

Are you planning an elegant gathering but don’t want to work to hard preparing for it? Then this class is for you! Tonight, Ellen will show you how to create this amazing and gorgeously displayed menu for your guests. All recipes and generous tasting portions for each participant.  Here’s the menu:  Garlic Onion Roasted Beef Crostini, Tuscan Torta with Pine Nuts, Roasted Cauliflower Spread with Parmesan Pita Strips, and an Elegant Shrimp & Pistachio Red Pepper Sauce dish.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase. Ages 21 and up please.

Special storewide savings coupon for all who attend the class.

 
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THU-DEC 13 Jingle & Mingle Holiday Cocktail Party

Thursday, December 13, 5:30-6:30pm

Tis the season to be jolly, so...al you Jingle Ladies come on out and have some fun experiencing how different wines, sangrias and holiday spritzers pair with the festive finger foods we prepare.  See what your favorites are, take home the recipes and have a blast mingling with your friends, new and old!  Must be 21 or over to attend.  

Special storewide savings offer for all you attend!
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SAT-DEC 15 Festive Brunch & Holiday Mimosas Class

Saturday, December 15, 11:00am-1:00pm

A Hands-on Class!

Back by popular demand, our Holiday Brunch Class will dazzle you with new and delicious ideas for a mid-morning party!  Today, you create a Norwegian Smoked Salmon with Accoutrements Platter, Egg-citing Mini Stratas, Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters, Seasonal Fruit with Honey Glaze and a bonus Holiday Breakfast Cake!  How festive and you get to taste it all!  Ages 12 and older are welcome to join with an adult participant.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase and a special storewide savings offer for all who attend!  

Reserve early - limited to first 30 reservations!


Chef Patricia Johnson is scheduled to lead this class.
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SUN-DEC 16 Christmas Breads Baking Hands-on Class

Sunday, December 16, 12:30-3:00pm

Join FEZZIWIG'S Guest Baker Carol Tucker as you explore two new cultures for the holiday with traditional breads!  Today, we take you to France and Eastern Europe for cultural bread baking class.  Carol will guide you on how to create French Gibassier, a Provencial Christmas bread which is somewhat like a brioche.  Then to Eastern Europe for a traditional Jewish bread called Babka!  Enjoy learning the folklore and history behind these two delightful breads while you learn how to make them.  Ages 12 and older may attend with an adult participant.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase.


A special storewide savings offer for all who attend this class.
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TUE-DEC 18 Eat Your Bourbon & Bacon!

Tuesday, December 18, 11:00am-1:00pm

Fezziwig's Gifts from the Kitchen Series

A Hands-on Class with Guest Chef Patricia Johnson, a graduate of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University.  Bourbon and Bacon are a match made in heaven!  Who wouldn't love these recipes for a gift?  Today, you'll make homemade sweet potato fries with bacon and bourbon smoked paprika, delicious chive and bourbon smoked black pepper biscuits with our maple bacon onion jam, Kentuckyiaki meatballs and Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt!  All recipes and generous tasting portions accompany the class.

Wines by the glass are available for purchase and a special storewide savings offer for all who attend.

Ages 12 and up are welcome with an adult participant.


 
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THU-DEC 20 "Dinner with Dickens" Dining Event

Thursday, December 20, 6:00-8:00pm

Our "Dinner with Dickens" last year was a blast and we have been asked repeatedly to to it again!  So, here it is.  The Holiday Season is wrapping to a close and we are celebrating the Spirit of Christmas with our Dinner with Dickens!  Our menu will be a twist on what they would have served in the mid-1800s during the time Charles Dickens stayed in Lebanon, Illinois in 1842 writing his "American Notes" followed by his beloved "A Christmas Carol" he wrote the following year in 1843.  We will begin with a sherried mushroom soup with a buttermilk sage biscuit, followed by our main course of stuffed poultry with a cranberry pistachio dressing, sweet potato casserole and bacon green beans.  Our finale will be a puffed pear tart with honeyed cream anglese.  

We will also play a couple of traditional parlor games and end with a Merry Christmas Wish - sung by our very own Ellen Leaf-Moore! 

7.85% Illinois Sales Tax and 1.00% O'Fallon Food & Beverage Tax will be added to your reservation.
(this will appear as "setup fee")

No tipping.  Wines by the glass are available for purchase.  


Please make your reservation early as there is only room for 24 guests.  Feel free to come dressed as you wish.  Victorian period attire is not required.  
$55.00
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Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the event.  If the event does not have enough reservations by that time, there is the liklihood the event will be canceled.

Customer cancellations will be accepted up until 72 hours prior to the event without penalty.  After that, there is no refund - SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. 
You can give away or resell your reservation but we must be notified who the person will be that is taking over your reservation.

All Hands-on Classes are limited to students age 12 and older unless otherwise noted.  All Classes and Tastings that include Wine are restricted to age 21 and older.  We card.

We reserve the right to substitute guest chefs, recipes or ingredients if necessary.
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