At Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, March is all about the maple syrup. Those beautiful maple trees that brightened up the landscape last fall are now offering up sweet maple syrup for all to enjoy. And you’re invited to join us as we explore the many aspects of this sweet nectar.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with local pastry chef and restaurateur Gale Gand as she leads a cooking demonstration with maple syrup. There will be two demos (1:15 and 2:15 p.m.) each will include taste testing. Yum! Afterwards you may purchase a Gale Gand cook book to explore her creative recipes further at home!
For more information: www.BrushwoodCenter.org
After the demo, catch a tour of the actual tapping of the maple trees just steps away. Lake County Forest Preserves will be leading maple syrup tapping tours on the hour. Cost is $6 and registration is available on their website at LCFPD.org.
Gale Gand and The Art of Maple Syrup
March 17 at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods
Cost: Free to members / $5 for nonmembers
Registration Preferred. Call 847.633.2424 or visit brushwoodcenter.org
Gale Gand is a pastry chef and partner in the Michelin one-star restaurant, Tru, in Chicago. She was the host of Food Network’s long-running show Sweet Dreams, and author of eight cook books. Last year she finished a 2-year pop-up at Spritzburger, a burger and craft soda joint, with The Hearty Boys, also of Food Network fame. Gale teaches cooking classes all over the country and is an artisanal soda pop maker producing Gale’s Root Beer, which is sold nationally. For more information on Gale go to www.galegand.com.
Submitted by Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, which promotes the importance of nature for nurturing wellbeing, cultivating creativity and inspiring learning. Programs offered include art, photography, music, literature, film and more!
The Brushwood Center Gallery is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 3 p.m.