Good news for fans of Hendrickx! If you want to learn more about Belgian cuisine, Chef Renaud Hendrickx is offering classes at his Gold Coast bakery. For $65, you will explore dishes like “Tomate aux crevettes – shrimps-tomatoe”, discover the secret behind Belgian mayonnaise and observe the art of making Belgian chocolate mousse.
There’s also the opportunity to pair Belgian beers with the meal, so I assume you have to be at least 21 to enjoy. They also recommend wearing a comfortable outfit, which I’m sure is code for “you’ll get Belgian splatter on your good clothes,” though it could be because the class is 2 1/2 hours long.
You can call (312) 749-6717 for reservations. If you need to cancel you have until the week before the class, else you can send a friend in your place. The next class, according to the Hendrickx Facebook page is Sunday, March 13 at 11:30am.
If you can’t make it to one of brunch classes, I recommend dropping by for either a loaf of country bread or a delicious croissant. They sell the former by the round, half, quarter and eighth. As someone who loves bread but doesn’t go through it very fast, I appreciate being able to buy the smaller amounts. The bread is flaky, chewy and easily one of my favorites.
Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
100 East Walton
Chicago, IL 60611