Hello Bayside Members,

As we head into February, I hope you will find a class that might spark your creativity, nourish your mind, and give yourself the gift of self-love and care. You’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a Chocolate & Champagne pairing class, and follow along in the kitchen with a special Valentine’s virtual cooking demo. Next week I am honored to be chosen as a finalist in the category of National Lifestyle Director of the Year at The Nationals in Las Vegas. Thank you to all of our members for constant support and encouragement, your enthusiasm and passion fuels me to provide enriching programs. 

New! The University of Delaware OLLI (Osher Life Long Institute) program is offering Bayside Institute a 5-week virtual course. We will meet in The Health & Aquatic Club in-person as a group to view the professor live on the screen. If you are interested in attending this virtual course, please VOTE HERE for the subject you would like to have streamed at Bayside. If we solidify enough registrations, we will be able to live stream the class in the Health & Aquatic Club and watch it as a group. 

Sound Healing – Join sound healer Julie Fisher for a passive meditation using sound. With a collection of instruments including singing bowls, a gong, chimes, a drum, and her voice, you will easily relax into a meditative state – typically 5 to 10 minutes after the sounds begins. Whether you are seeking a peaceful escape or are on a wellness journey, this is an experience for you. 

Cook Like an Italian: Virtual Cooking Demo for your Valentine – Join Chef Frank from the comfort of your own home in this virtual cooking demo, Cook Like an Italian – La festa degli innamorati: The festival of lovers, to create a delicious dinner for your Valentine! Follow along from the comfort of your kitchen. You will be learning how to make Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Risotto. 

Winter Paint Workshop – Chestnut & Home will provide a paint workshop that is very different from your average paint party. The workshop features fun festive 3-D designs that are easy to make & that you will be excited to decorate your house with every year! For this class we will be making a vintage shutter style sign. Choose from a festive snowman, a winter penguin or a traditional home sign that can be featured year round. The instructor will provide all materials and step by step instructions! There will be multiple paint choices & different embellishments available to choose from so your project will truly be one of a kind! Registration ends February 1st.

Champagne and Chocolate Pairing – They say knowledge is power…but it can also be delicious! Assistant Food & Beverage Director, Irena Jones, will lead each guest through a champagne tasting paired with Chef’s decadent chocolates (chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered blueberries and double chocolate truffles). Impress your Valentine, and gain some insight on which champagne and chocolate flavor profiles match well with each other. 

Handmade Chocolates and Truffles Cooking Demo – Join Chef Jill in creating handmade truffles and chocolates with assorted cream, nut and fruit fillings. Learn the science of chocolate, get hands-on and take home your creations for yourself or a special valentine! WAITLIST ONLY.

Pasta Like a Pro – Following an instructor live dough making demonstration, you will use instructor prepared dough to learn how to hand form a variety of traditional southern pasta shapes. You will also have a live chef demonstration of how to prepare different regional sauces that are traditionally paired with these unique pasta shapes. Guests will enjoy a full Italian dinner, a dessert or special treat of Chef’s choice, and a glass of wine.

Wine Club: Frank Family Vineyards Tasting  New this year is the Bayside Institute Wine Club, which features classes independently designed to increase your worldly knowledge and taste of wines. This month, Irena Jones, Level 1 Sommelier, will guide you (and your tastebuds!) through wines from Frank Family Vineyards. Frank Family has called Larkmead Lane their home for winemaking and hospitality since they opened to the public on 4th of July weekend in 1993. But this property has been grounds for winemaking well over 100 hundred years. First established in 1884 as the historic Larkmead Winery, Frank Family Vineyards is now where Great Wine Happens Every Day. Though once home to only sparkling wines, Frank Family Vineyards now produces superb still wines. It’s the third-oldest winery built in Napa Valley, and in many ways, still feels like it once was.

Paper Quilling – Paper quilling is the craft of creating designs by rolling a narrow strip of paper into a circle and other shapes. Those shapes are then put together to form all sorts of designs from mosaics to flowers, hearts, or other creative patterns. Paper quilling is often used to make greeting cards, decorate scrapbooks or boxes and frames. In this workshop you will learn the basics of paper quilling and tools that you can use to make your own design. All materials and live instruction will be provided. 

Click here to register for a class!

Erika Cook
Bayside Institute Director
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