Holiday Baking with Chou-Chou

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Thursday, December 10th
10AM – Noon
$25 per person
Limited to 10 seats

Come to our Holiday Baking event with pastry chef Jennifer McGlinn of Chou-Chou! Jennifer will be doing a hands-on cooking demo making holiday sugarplums, mincemeat tarts with French pastry, and holiday biscotti. Gingerbread houses will be available to purchase as well as her cookbook, Gingerbread: Timeless Recipes for Cakes, Cookies Desserts, Ice Cream.

Jennifer is a trained pastry chef, food writer, author, and historian and a graduate of The Baldwin School, UPENN, the Culinary Institute of America, and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. She has worked as executive editor of professional chefs’ magazine Art Culinaire, as well as in the curatorial departments at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, Rosenbach Museum and Library, and Valley Forge National Historic Park. As a full-time writer for a number of chefs books, including The City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook, Black Forest Cuisine, and Delilah’s Everyday Soul. She has also edited recipes for and contributed to Dining at Monticello, Winterthur Museum’s community cookbook, Recipes from Winterthur, and Mount Vernon’s Dining with the Washingtions. Jennifer has a cookbook, Gingerbread: Timeless Recipes for Cakes, Cookies Desserts, Ice Cream , and Candy and has contributed food and entertaining articles to Hunt Magazine and regularly writes for Main Line Magazine, Main Line Parent, and Gladwyne Living Magazine. In 2015, Jennifer decided to coalesce her years of studying, working in the restaurant industry, and writing into her newest project, Chou-Chou (pronounced “shoo-shoo” and French for “sweet little thing”), an artisanal confections-based business.

Visit the Chou-Chou website at chouchoucooks.com
Jennifer’s food, cooking, and lifestyle blog: jennifermcglinn.wordpress.com

Jennifer will have her delicious treats for sale and samples.
Call to RSVP for our baking event with Chou-Chou! 610-687-5566

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December Events at The Barn

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Winter Holidays at The Barn
Holiday themed workshops, tastings, baking demos, and pictures with Santa!

A VISIT FROM SANTA
Saturday, 12/5 10AM – 5PM
KIDS ACTIVITIES: FREE!
Photos with Santa 11AM – 2PM, make a pine cone birdfeeder, gingerbread cookie decorating, campfire s’mores, hot cider + hot chocolate.
WORKSHOPS:
Decorate an Eric & Christopher pillow for Grandmom $29
“Make-and-go” arrangement for your outdoor planter
Bow making

HOLIDAY BAKING WITH CHOU-CHOU
Thursday, 12/10 10AM – noon | $25

Jennifer McGlinn of Chou-Chou will be doing a hands-on cooking demo making holiday sugarplums, mincemeat tarts with French pastry, and holiday biscotti. Gingerbread houses will be available to purchase as well as her cookbook, The Gingerbread Book.

 

HOLIDAY APPETIZER TASTING
Saturday, 12/12 10AM – 5PM | FREE

Sample and learn to make quick + easy to make appetizers for any holiday party using our selection of gourmet foods and ingredients.

 

TOASTING IN THE NEW YEAR
Saturday, 12/19 10AM – 5PM | FREE
We will be making and sampling a variety of mixed drinks using our favorite Stonewall Kitchen mixes for cocktail and champagne, because what’s a toast without champagne? Gregory Benjamin will also be sampling special cocktail recipes using his jams.¬†

NYC FLOWER DISTRICT
WHOLESALE SHOPPING TRIP

(yes, you will get wholesale prices!)
Wednesday, December 2nd
We’ll be starting with coffee and morning snacks before departing from VFF at 6AM then enjoy a box lunch on the bus ride home. Experience navigating through a busy city flower market during the most magical time of the year!
$65 per person

Signature Chef Evening 
A Northern Italian Holiday Meal

Thursday, December 17th, 6-8PM

Master Sommelier and Private Chef Marco Avigo will bring his birthplace in the Northern Region of Italy to us for this special Italian experience.
$50 per person. BYOB.
Limited 14 guests
HOLLAND IN SPRING 2016 TRIP

April 14th – 25th, 2016
Only a couple of spots left! Highlights of the trip include the World Flower Exchange in Aalsmeer, Flower Fields of Keukenhof, public and private gardens, museums, two city canal boat tours, fine restaurants, as well as staying in 4 and 5 star hotels. If interested, please email.
david@valleyforgeflowers.com

For questions, comments, and RSVP’s please give us a call! 610-687-5566
Happy holidays!