Bibiana Osteria my new fave Italian dining destination has partnered with Jason Tesauro’s and his celebrated book, The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy & Vice. This is a four-part serious for the modern gent to work on their lifestyle skills.
Bibiana's chef and recipient of the 2010 Restaurant Association of Washington's "Rising Star" Award will be serving a delicious menu that corresponds to each class topic. This is a great book for any man in your life. If you live in the DC area this class will make a perfect early holiday present. DC is always full of parties, galas, and events and this is a great way for a man who may not have been schooled in the art of being a gentlemen to learn invaluable life essentials.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 12pm to 3pm - Sticks & Stones: Cigar How-tos and Whisky Wherefores
- Neat or on the rocks? Kentucky verses Canada? What's in a mash bill? Can one light a Churchill with a Zippo? This class indulges in Bourbon and Canadian whiskies, plus a tobacco tutorial from filler to binder to wrapper that culminates in a smoke-out of cigars.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 12pm to 3pm - Brews & Briquettes: Craft Beers and Deft Grilling
- India pale ales, hops, and barley...deepen appreciation of microbrews and hard ciders as the class explores the grill and chill with Chef Nicholas Stefanelli and a full menu over hot coals. Learn basic butchery, dry rubs, marinades, and proper doneness while cooking; eat and pair dishes with top-flight suds.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 12pm to 3pm - Fizz & Flash: Craft Cocktails and Bespoke Tailoring
- Highlighting vintage cocktails and modern mixology, this class demystifies distillation and outlines the beauties of boutique gins, sipping Tequila, rum agricole, and artisanal liqueurs. Polish those bartending skills and learn to expertly mix and garnish drinks. The class will also explore the secrets of tailored suits from collars to cufflinks with custom clothiers.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 12pm to 3pm - Birds & Beards: Carving, Sabering and the Classic Shave
- Just in time for Thanksgiving, we'll perfect the art of carving as well as the impressive feat of champagne sabering. Discover the fine points of matching wine and food while enjoying vital varietals and refreshing necessary formal table manners. After Chef Stefanelli illustrates how to properly hone a blade, the class will learn deft use of straight razors for a classic wet shave.