Culinary Class: Don't Fear The Fungus
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Culinary Class: Don't Fear The Fungus

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“NO MUSHROOMS”

My mother and father are a formidable couple, raising two daughters on a shoe string and achieving the American “by your own bootstraps” dream of solid middle-class standing. Whatever life threw at them, they met with a united front…

…until it came time to order a pizza.

My dad was on the strict “no mushroom” side of the fence, having only been exposed the tasteless, slimy white buttons that come from a can. My mother, a mushroom lover, has tried for decades to coax him over with portabello, pearls, and trumpets to no avail.

What does my family tragedy have to do with this cooking class?

Well, if you love mushrooms, nothing. Just skip to the bottom of this page and reserve your spot, because this is going to be the best afternoon ever.

BUT if you’re on the fence, here’s your chance to not miss out on what is possibly the greatest and tastiest not-meat thing you’ll ever come across. If you’re living in fear of the fungus, it doesn’t have to be this way. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO YOUR YOUR LIFE AROUND.

All right, let’s give you skeptics some room to respond…

(You) “I don’t like the texture!”

Texture of…what? Slimy mushrooms out of a can? That only proves you aren’t crazy- not that you don’t like mushrooms. In this class, I’ll show you my full-proof way of turning oyster mushrooms into tasty crispy bits of heaven that you won’t be able to stop eating.

(You) “I don’t like the dirty flavor!”

Dirty flavor? Have you been buying crappy mushrooms from the grocery and not washing them? Well then of course you’re going to have dirt in your shrooms. In this class, I’ll teach you the proper way to choose and prep your standard grocery store varieties so that you don’t end up with sub-standard dirt flavored results.

(You) “It’s weird to eat fungus.”

Don’t give me the “it’s weird” excuse. Have you ever driven through Jack in the Box? Been to a 4th of July BBQ? Eaten anything produced by “Kraft”? Then you eat weird stuff all of the time. Calling your Aunt Pam’s Thanksgiving Broccoli Cheese Bake a ‘vegetable’ is weird. It’s time to branch out.

(You) “Ok…so I what’s with this class?”

I’m glad you came around.

This is a Three Hour Afternoon Course that will introduce you to as many varieties of mushrooms as possible. We’ll learn both grocery-store types like Crimini (baby bellas), Shitake, and Trumpet, and well as some more farmer’s market specialties (don’t worry, we’ll introduce you to our local shroom hook up that we use at Maevas).

Mushrooms, like wines, have a huge variety of flavor depending upon what they are, how they were grown, and how they are prepared.

And, speaking of wine…did I mention it was included in this course?

Oh yeah, and leave room for lunch because after all that hands-on prep and cooking, you’ll learn how to make an AWESOME mushroom risotto that will win over anyone still on the “I don’t like mushrooms” train.

This is an EASY cooking class. All that’s required is that you come with an open mind and know how to use a knife without being a threat to yourself.

All of the materials are included in the cost of this course. Registration cost is $45/per person.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.

Recommended Tools (Not Required To Participate)

Sharp 4" or 6" Chef's Knife

Plastic Ware (just in case there’s leftovers)

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

POSTPONED!!!! Culinary Class: The Whole Chicken

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THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE VISIT US ON FACEBOOK FOR TBD DATE!

Contact us at 618.581.7510 if you have any questions.

“WHAT’S FOR DINNER?”

Picture this: You’ve made it three weeks into your New Year’s Resolution to eat out less, eat healthier, and to learn how to cook.

You’re running out of steam. “What’s for dinner?” is about the LAST question you want to think about.

You’ve got a couple of options:

1) Make the same thing you made last night…and three other nights this week

2) Cave in.

3) Come to this class on Saturday afternoon, spend 90 minutes with us drinking wine, leave with AMAZING recipes and have enough food to take home

Still deciding between ordering pizza and taking this cooking class?

I get it. I spend 10-15 hours a week in Maeva’s kitchen making delicious food for the shop. The LAST thing I want to do after getting off work is MORE COOKING. This is why we consider this a Rotisserie Chicken Cheat Class.

Yeah, I can brine and roast a chicken with the best of them. But seriously who has time for that?

Come spend 90 minutes in this class and I’ll teach you how to turn that rotisserie chicken you pick up at the grocery into dinner. We’ll be making:

  • Homemade Chicken Stock (you’ll be so spoiled after…)

  • Chicken Pot Pie

  • Chicken Noodle Soup (the SAME recipe we use in Maeva’s)

This is a QUICK & EASY cooking class. All that’s required is that you know how to use a knife without being a threat to yourself.

All of the materials are included in the cost of this course- you get your OWN chicken and go home with dinner!...as well as a glass or two of wine. Registration cost is $25/per person.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.

Recommended Tools (Not Required To Participate)

Sharp 4" or 6" Chef's Knife

Plastic Ware (to take home the food you make)

Register with credit/debit or paypal below:

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Dec
24
to Dec 25

CLOSED Christmas Eve, CLOSED Christmas Day

Maeva's Coffee will be CLOSED December 24th (Christmas Eve) and reopening for business at 7am on Wednesday, December 26th. 

We love serving you! Your support allows our business to give our staff reimbursed time off during the holidays to rest, recharge, and connect with their friends and family. Thank you so much! 

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Nov
22
to Nov 24

Thanksgiving Break

We're thankful for you!!!

Maeva's Coffee Will Be Closed November 22nd and 23rd to rest, recharge, and reconnect with friends and family. Join us for Small Business Saturday (November 24th) for awesome specials to celebrate!

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Oct
29
to Nov 3

¡Muy sabroso! The Flavors of Dia de los Muertos

We'll be celebrating LatinX culture during the entire month of October- but, if you're a foodie, make sure you stop by the week of October 29th! 

All week we'll be featuring specialty lattes, soups, and baked goods inspired by Dia de los Muertos. Drawing on recipes from our friends and family, you'll experience the vibrant beauty of this beautiful holiday's cuisine without needing a passport.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

TAXIDERMY CLASS: ORNAMENTAL RAT

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Learn taxidermy with us and preserve a rat!

October 23rd at 6pm at Maeva's Coffee. Classes are lead by Lady von Black of St. Louis' The Creak Crow. 

Price includes; a specimen that died of NATURAL causes, all materials needed for class and one on one time with the instructor. Class will be roughly 3-4 hours and cover everything you will need to know to continue working on taxidermy at home!

Advance Registration Required. Recommended ages 15+. Reserve your space with the button below! $120/per person

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Spooky Campfire Story Open Mic + S'mores Bar

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Spooky Story Open Mic + S'mores Bar!

Join us on the patio at Maeva's to gather around the firepit for our first Spooky Story Open Mic! 7:30pm-close. 

Love reading aloud? Bring your favorite classic short story or spooky poem to narrate, or write one to share! We ask that each reader keep their work at 13 minutes or less. 

We'll also have the grill fired up for our s'mores bar! The s'mores bar is CASH DONATION with proceeds benefitting the MICA Project. 

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sugar Skull Decorating to Support the MICA Project!

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Decorate Sugar Skulls with Us!

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us by decorating a sugar skull in honor of a family member, friend, or hero who has made an impact on your life.

At 6pm, there will be a brief 10 min presentation on Dia de los Muertos by our favorite latina lady Nuri Cordova- then stay as long as you like to decorate your own skull!

Maeva's will premake the blank sugar skulls- let your imagination take over from there. Plenty of colored icing, glitter, and decorative materials will be provided for you to choose from. 

$15 per 5" sugar skull. Limit 30 skulls sold for this event. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the MICA project- a community project headed by awesome STL attorneys to provide free legal services to immigrants seeking work visas, asylum, and citizenship.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED- BUT THERE MAY STILL BE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT! CALL 618.581.7510 TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

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Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

AFTER HOURS BUTTERFLY ENTOMOLOGY CLASS

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Learn how to mount your very own butterfly!

This class will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the world of entomology as lead by female taxidermist Lady Von Black of the St. Louis Creaky Crow.  

All class materials are provided. Additional matierals can be purchased for at home use at the end of the class. 

Since the specimen will take some time to dry (24-48 hrs), framing will be done off-location. Specimens will be available for pick up at Maeva's Coffee Monday, September 3rd. 

Advanced Registration Required. No experience necessary. Recommended ages 15+. $70/per participant.

 

 

 

 

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Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Culinary Night: Incredible Turkey Technique

To stuff or not to stuff?

Unlock the secrets to the perfect bird with local chef Tim Kiser on Sunday, November 5th. 

In this course, Chef Kiser will cover all the best tips and tricks for making the perfect oven roasted turkey from brine to carve. Chef Kiser will also throw in a few reciepes for homemade gravy and other classic holiday sides. This delicious hands-on experience is a great kickstart to your seasonal entertaining.

Never pass on hosting the big meal again! $25 per participant- all materials included. Register at the counter during business hours in Maevas (cash/credit/debit) or via this link (paypal/credit/debit):

Kiser brings over three decades of culinary experiance in the fine dining industry to the table. Each of our autumn culinary courses has been outlined to bring you the best knowledge of the industry in a relaxed atmosphere- hosted at the commercial kitchen of Maeva's Coffee. 

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Culinary Night: Perfect Fish

Wednesday, October 11th- Local chef Tim Kiser presents "Perfect Fish" as part of our fall series of culinary classes.

Explore the dynamic range of this incredible protein- beginning with sustainable and mercury-conscious choices in your purchasing. Experience a full range of flavor with four varieties of fish and learn how to uniquely prepare them using plank cooking, parchment baking, and more.

Elevate your home cooking, invest in your weeknight dinner skills! $20 per participant. Register at the counter during business hours in Maevas (cash/credit/debit) or her via paypal/credit/debit:



Our culinary classes include all materials and are limited to 10 participants.

Kiser brings over three decades of culinary experience in the fine dining industry to the table. Each of these courses has been outlined to bring you the best knowledge of the industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Oct
8
4:30 PM16:30

Open Studio Figure Drawing

Sunday, October 8th

This is a session intended for artists to hone their figure drawing skills in an open-studio like setting. THERE IS NO INSTRUCTOR FOR THIS EVENT. Bring your own materials. Session starts promptly at 4:30- please ten minutes prior to secure your seat and set up any materials to create a respectful environment to other artists. 

Limited to 10 participants. Reserve your space during buinsess hours at Maeva's coffee using cash/credit OR use the button below to reserve using credit/debit/paypal:

 

This event is nude/semi-nude. No participants under the age of 18 without the paid admission of a parent or guardian.

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Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Culinary Night: Art of Knives

Thursday, Sept. 21st- Local chef Tim Kiser presents "The Art of Knives" in this first of our fall series of culinary skill classes.

Bring your kitchen knives and leave with both sharpened tools and a fresh skill set to add to your home cooking routine. Kiser will show you the basics behind evaluating knife types, their care and maintenance, as well as lead a hands-on course in preforming both basic and specialty garnish cuts.

Elevate your home cooking, invest in your weeknight dinner skills! $20 per participant. Register at the counter during business hours in Maevas (cash/credit/debit) or via this link (paypal/credit/debit):


Our culinary classes include all materials (you may bring your own knives for this course) and are limited to 10 participants.

Kiser brings over three decades of culinary experiance in the fine dining industry to the table. Each of these courses has been outlined to bring you the best knowledge of the industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Aug
6
4:30 PM16:30

Open Studio Figure Drawing

Sunday, August 6th

This is a session intended for artists to hone their figure drawing skills in an open-studio like setting. THERE IS NO INSTRUCTOR FOR THIS EVENT. Bring your own materials. Session starts promptly at 4:30- please ten minutes prior to secure your seat and set up any materials to create a respectful environment to other artists. 

Limited to 10 participants. Reserve your space during buinsess hours at Maeva's coffee using cash/credit OR use the button below to reserve using credit/debit/paypal:

This event is nude/semi-nude. No participants under the age of 18 without the paid admission of a parent or guardian.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, April 25th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here (or in person at Maeva's):

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Writers of the Riverbend: Mix & Mingle

Writers of the Riverbend will take place on Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm.

This is a FREE mingle event.

Readers: Come support local authors and discover what works are being created right in your community!

Creators: Preregister here for free space to sell and promote your craft!

Published or unpublished, all authors, graphic novelists, poets, wordsmiths, ghost writers, editors, creators, and book lovers are welcome. Come connect with new fans, network with other creators, promote your projects, and be a part of the community!

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, April 4th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here (or during business hours at the shop):

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, March 14th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here:

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

Closed for Thanksgiving!

We'll miss your face, too <3 Maeva's Coffee will be closed November 24th & 25th so that we can spend time visiting family and friends, stuffing our faces with good food, and recovering from a turkey hangover. See you Saturday Nov. 26th when we reopen at 7am!

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Latte Art Throwdown!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting a Latte Art Throwdown benefitting The Nature Institute on THURSDAY, NOV. 10TH!

We are happy to feature Lance Hedrick (from Dr. Beans in Memphis TN) will be joining and competing against area baristas in this event. 

Spectators:
Donation Based Pay-What-You-Can Entry. Doors open at 6pm. Competition starts at 7pm and is expected to run until 10PM. Beer, Food, + Beverages included

Baristas:
Bracket sign up at 6pm. Bracket space is limited for time considerations. CASH PRIZES (100/50/25) will be awarded to the top three competitiors PLUS swag from area businesses (TBA). Donation required for entry. 

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

MUD PARTY

Join yours hosts at Cloud Studios at Maeva's Coffee Thursday, November 3rd for a night of food, beverages, and mud. A select group of talented potters will be showcasing and selling handmade tea & coffee wares. Event runs 6pm-9pm.

Free and open to the public- food and beverages provided through Maeva's Coffee complimentary of Cloud Studios.

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Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Market! Market!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, October 25th from 5pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 4:30PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation. Tables may be reserved here: 

 

Tables may be reserved via cash/credit in Maeva's Coffee during business hours. 

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Oct
14
to Oct 16

Wet Plate Photo Event with Jennifer Ickes

Works above copyright Jennifer Ickes, JMI Photo.

Jennifer Ickes of JMI Photography will be setting up her portable darkroom at Maeva's Coffee to produce original wet plate photos on tin. This type of photography hails from the 19th c. and involves the physical art of pouring chemicals onto tin plates and producing portraits through a long exposure technique. The results are often unpredictable- as the process is highly susceptible to small changes in temperature and light. However, the process guarantees a portrait with raw beauty and dimension like no other. 

This is a rare opportunity to have a portrait taken that is not only a work of art- but a work of history. If you are looking for unique portraits to send with your Christmas cards this year, or a beautiful tin plate to gift to a loved one, you cannot miss this! 

Because of this process' sensitivities to natural light, only afternoon sessions are available. Each $20 session includes a digital file of your photos (between 1-3 per session). Professional quality prints or the original tin plate can be purchased, unmounted or mounted for display, for an extra fee at the time of the sitting. 

To book, reserve a space below. THEN EMAIL US (at maevascoffee@gmail.com) to confirm a time on the day book:

Friday, Oct 14th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Saturday, October 15th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Sunday, October 16th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS:

Booking includes 45 min setting session with a maximum of 4 people to a group.

This process requires PATIENCE. Science takes time! Tests shots and adjustments may be needed prior to getting a good shot. Only expect one photo per session. 

This process requires subjects to sit still for upwards of 20 seconds- so please keep this in mind if you intend on participated with children. 

Digital files of photos taken are included in the booking fee. 

Wondering how the process works? Check out this video below:

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Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

After Hours Life Drawing

Life Drawing event after hours from 4pm-6pm.

$10 entry, artists under 18 years admitted when accompanied by a parent or guardian also registered for this event. Semi-nudity of male and/or female body types may be present. 

Unlimited drip coffee included. 

Bring your own materials. Basic sketch paper and charcoal available for sale at the event.

Limited to 20 participants. Reserve your space here:

 

 

We are seeking TWO PAID MODELS for this event. All people of all types are welcome to apply. Please send FULLY CLOTHED full body photo + contact information to maevascoffee@gmail.com (Subject: Model). Must be able to hold still poses for 15 minutes and be comfortable with semi-nudity. $50 per model compensation. 

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