Craving hot cider, pumpkin pie, roasted root vegetables and other seasonal specialties? Your ticket to delicious fall dining is just an elevator ride away at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in Brookfield Place.
From corporate entertaining and team-building events, to couples cooking and classes for kids, ICE is one of the premier destinations for culinary creativity in New York City—and it couldn’t be more convenient for Brookfield-based professionals and families in Lower Manhattan.
Celebrate fall’s bounty—from squash and hearty soups to bourbon-infused desserts and vegan entertaining ideas. The classes below are just a taste of the hands-on classes that await you at ICE:
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin
November 11 • 6-10pm • $115
Go beyond pumpkin carving—whip up a batch of creative desserts with Jenny McCoy, former executive pastry chef of Tom Coliccio's Craft. Featuring: Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Crust; Traditional Pumpkin Pie; Pumpkin-Pecan Pound Cake; Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding; and more.
Vegan Fall Entertaining
October 27, 6-10:30pm • $120
Join chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Peter Berley for a vegetable-focused meal that won’t leave you hungry. Recipes include: Crispy Phyllo Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Spinach; Spicy Tofu Crostini; Chickpea Fries with Lemon Aioli Dip and more.
Squashes & Gourds: Key Ingredient
October 31, 6-10:30pm • $115
Nothing says fall like the warm hues and savory sweetness of squashes and gourds. Learn to craft: Ravioli di Zucca; Squash Blossom Quesadillas; Turkish Lamb Stew with Hubbard Squash, Zucchini Frittata with Ricotta and more.
November 18 • 6-10:30pm • $115
Is there anything that isn’t made better by bourbon? Infuse the delicious spirit into ice creams, cakes, truffles, bread pudding, and other delectable desserts including: Bourbon Ice Cream with Warm Cinnamon Apples; Maple Bourbon Pots de Crème; Hazelnut and Bourbon Whoopee Pies and more.
ICE Entertaining: Cocktail Party
November 21 • 6-10:30pm • $115
Master classic and modern cocktail-party dishes that will keep your kitchen humming from Halloween through New Years. Dishes include: Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Dill; Coconut Shrimp, Mini-Scones with Black Forest Ham and more.
A Fall Harvest Feast
November 22, 6-10:30pm • $110
Explore the greenmarket’s bounty and prepare a fabulous menu perfect for crisp autumn days, including: Butternut Squash Risotto; Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin; Seared Duck Breast With Honey and Ginger Glaze; Beet Chutney and more.
Still craving more? Click here to see the full schedule of upcoming hands-on recreational classes at ICE.
The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City is home to the largest program of hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine classes in the world. More than 26,000 people visit ICE each year to learn culinary techniques and experience flavors from every corner of the world. With fourteen state of the art kitchens, ICE is able to provide recreational cooking classes both day and night, 355 days a year.