Day 2 – Classes & Holiday Dinner
With the faint echoes of last night’s festivities, it’s time to shake off the remnants of opening night and eagerly embrace day two of Christmas in November. Today, the delightful lineup of chef classes, creative decor demos, and tantalizing tastings awaken the holiday spirit within. In the evening the classic holiday dinner brings us all back together for even more culinary delights and late-night dancing.
If breakfast wasn’t quite enough, the enticing aroma wafting through the halls as participants gather for chef classes should do the trick. Renowned culinary experts, both local and international, share their culinary secrets, making the morning a delicious start to the day. Whether you’re an experienced cook or a novice in the kitchen, these classes are designed to be both informative and full of festive fun.
In one corner, participants are taught the art of creating mouthwatering appetizers that could double as elegant Christmas party offerings. Celebrity Chefs expertly demonstrate the preparation of delectable dishes and holiday-themed canapés. Attendees are not only captivated by the tastes but also inspired and equipped with recipes to try their hand at these creative dishes when they return home.
In another corner of the lodge, baking enthusiasts revel in an array of holiday desserts. Traditional Christmas cookies and cakes took on a modern twist, with chefs incorporating unique ingredients and innovative techniques. The delightful scents of gingerbread cookies, fruitcake, and yule logs filled the lodge, evoking childhood memories of holiday baking with a modern twist.
Crafting Christmas Magic in Marna’s Decor Class
Christmas in November is not just about food and drink; it’s also about creating an ambiance that encapsulates the holiday spirit. Decor classes led by the experts offer insight to this year’s must-have holiday home decor.
Marna, JPL’s garden goddess, hosts her class in the home of her inspiration – the greenhouse. Using a variety of materials, from fragrant evergreens to vibrant ribbons and ornaments, attendees learn how to design wreaths that reflect their personalities and holiday style, elevate their tablescapes and adorn their outdoors with simple holiday additions.
Beer & Charcuterie Master Class
As the day transitions, the time arrives for one of the most anticipated seatings – the beer and charcuterie master class. Hosted by beer sommelier Mark Kondrat and charcuterie expert Peter Keith of Meuwly’s, this session is the perfect blend of education and tasty indulgence.
Attendees are treated to a guided tasting of craft beers, ranging from rich stouts to hoppy IPAs, each paired with a selection of artisanal charcuterie. The master class highlights the art of pairing beer and charcuterie to enhance the flavors and create a symphony for the taste buds.
The holiday dinner at Christmas in November is the ultimate festive gathering. With dishes meticulously crafted to resemble iconic holiday ornaments, the dining experience is nothing short of a work of art where every bite is a taste of the holidays themselves. Live music guides us to our favourite part of the night – back out to the dance floor we go!