We’re all about learning and trying new things over here at the Alibi, especially new food and drink. So this week is all about introducing you to some things you might not know about, or at least don’t know how to make (yet). In the feature you’ll learn all about shrubs from Monique Carr of Spellbound Syrups, and then learn how to make one. Below, you’ll also learn about other opportunities to learn more stuff this weekend and into next week. Because we heard you really like learning.
Pilates and Wine at Casa Rondeña
I love this trend of combining exercise with alcohol. This pilates class at Casa Rondeña Winery (733 Chavez Rd. NW) on Friday, March 23 is a perfect opportunity for you to wind down your week. From 6 to 8pm, Angela Hanchett teaches an all-levels pilates class that pairs excellently with a nice cabernet sauvignon. Tickets are $15 (that includes your first glass of wine, too) and reservations are required, as space is limited. Call Colleen Constance Franco at (505) 452-7208 to reserve your spot.
Ayurvedic Cooking Class at Los Poblanos
I used to think that Ayurvedic cooking was all bland boiled stuff, but I’ve since visited Annapurna’s enough to have my mind changed about that. If you’re curious about this ancient healing way of eating, visit the Basic Ayurvedic Cooking class at Los Poblanos (4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, March 25. Chef Elizabeth Gallery teaches participants how to make springtime kitchuri, whole wheat chapati, and chai and lavender cookies with strawberry jam.
The Art of Ravioli, the Sequel
Michelle Michelotti-Martinez taught this class a couple weeks ago, and it was so popular that she decided to do it again. Turns out, people really like ravioli. If you really like ravioli, and you’d really like to learn how to make it yourself, you can do just that at The Art of Ravioli, a cooking class at Sarabande B&B (5637 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) this Sunday, March 25 from 4 to 7pm. Participants learn to make three raviolis and three accompanying sauces, with printed recipes provided. Enjoy the fruits of your labor afterwards, along with a few glasses of wine with your classmates. It’s $85 per person to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 577-2316 for a reservation, and visit eatentions.com to learn more about Michelle’s catering and other classes.
Italian Made Easy at Jan’s on 4th
The indefatigable Jan Laird of Jan’s on 4th knows how to cook everything, and she’s not stingy with her knowledge, thankfully. At her Italian Made Easy class, participants learn how to make ricotta cheese, gnocchi, homemade pasta, tomato sauce and focaccia bread. This entry-level class is on Tuesday, March 27, from 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $70 and space fills up fast, so visit janson4th.com/event/italian-made-easy to claim your spot now.