Tex Mex – Fiesta Ready!

Elevate your game when it comes to preparing a Tex-Mex meal, whether it’s for your family or a fiesta for friends you will learn all the tricks and techniques in this class!!

Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will show you how to make fresh handmade flour tortillas (and we mean fresh, without grocery store additives and preservatives)!  You’ll never want store bought again!  Your fresh tortillas will be brimming with flank steak and all the toppings and sides necessary for a fantastic Tex-Mex Fiesta!

Come join us in this hands-on class and make:

  • Jalapeño Queso (with store bought chips)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Shaved Flank Steak Meat – Marinated then Pan-Seared with Homemade Fresh Pork Fat Flour Tortillas

We’ll cook and sip cold Beers and/or Margaritas! (2pp)

The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi 3 Course Dinner

If you’re a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter and slightly chewy, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make and doesn’t compromise our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets with which we are familiar. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare perfect gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques (the way her grandmother and mother taught her). Once you pair braised Italian sausage with the light ricotta gnocchi, you’ll be sold!

In this hands-on class, we will make:

  • Tuscan Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce and Braised Italian Sausage
  • Sfingi – Italian Fried Doughnuts with a Dark Chocolate Sauce

Peruvian Chicken Dinner

Spicy and Succulent, this is one roasted chicken dinner to update your go-to meals! We will bring the taste of Peru into your home kitchen, with an uncommonly delicious spice marinated, slow roasted Peruvian Chicken! In this hands on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you will learn how to spatchcock a chicken and marinate and roast till the skin is burnished yet still juicy! The quick green sauce and marinade alone are versatile to multiple applications to brighten up any meal.

This chicken dinner packs so much flavor it will be sure to become a family favorite!

  • Peruvian Chicken, Marinated and Roasted
  • Green Sauce  (Cilantro, Jalapeño, Lime Yogurt)
  • Peruvian Green Rice
  • Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Served with Suspiro de Limeña (Dulce de Leche with Meringue) for dessert

Tex Mex – Fiesta Ready!

Elevate your game when it comes to preparing a Tex-Mex meal, whether it’s for your family or a fiesta for friends you will learn all the tricks and techniques in this class!! Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will show you how to make fresh handmade flour tortillas (and we mean fresh, without grocery store additives and preservatives)!  You’ll never want store bought again!  Your fresh tortillas will be brimming with flank steak and all the toppings and sides necessary for a fantastic Tex-Mex Fiesta!  We’ll also turn fresh roasted corn into a zesty Mexican salad.

Come join us in this hands-on class and make:

  • Jalapeño Queso (with store bought chips)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Shaved Flank Steak Meat – Marinated then Pan-Seared with Homemade Fresh Pork Fat Flour Tortillas

We’ll cook and sip cold Beers and/or Margaritas!  (2pp)

The Filipino Kitchen – Filipino Classics

Filipino food has been getting a lot of buzz lately! Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes married into a Filipino family and has put her own “chef spin” on some of her family’s favorites. Updated but authentic recipes have received rave reviews from some of our best customers. Learn to master these dishes in this hand on class and create the unique flavor profile that put this comfort food on the map at home!

The menu is served with wine or beer and includes:

  • Classic Chicken Adobo served with Sinangag (garlic fried rice)
  • Pork and Shrimp Lumpia with Cucumber Vinegar Dipping Sauce
  • Vegetarian Pacit with Flour Stick Noodles

Cocktail Time Appetizers

Are you eager to host your friends for a delicious meal, but anxious about all the time and preparation involved? Try an appetizer party instead!  Join Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes to learn to make savory bites that are perfect for any gathering. She’ll also teach you how to choose the perfect cocktails to complement the food. You’ll leave ready to impress your guests at your next event!

  • Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Whipped Creme Fraiche
  • Lamb Meatballs with Spinach, Almonds in a Harissa Tomato Sauce and Garlic Labneh
  • BLT Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Dressing, in Endive Leaves
  • Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese and Herbs

* Chef Jen will demo a cocktail to enjoy with your appetizers

Peruvian Chicken Dinner

Spicy and Succulent, this is one roasted chicken dinner to update your go-to meals! We will bring the taste of Peru into your home kitchen, with an uncommonly delicious spice marinated, slow roasted Peruvian Chicken! In this hands on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you will learn how to spatchcock a chicken and  marinate and roast till the skin is burnished yet still juicy! The quick green sauce and marinade alone are versatile to multiple applications to brighten up any meal.

This chicken dinner packs so much flavor it will be sure to become a family favorite!

  • Peruvian Chicken, Marinated and Roasted
  • Green Sauce  (Cilantro, Jalapeño, Lime Yogurt)
  • Peruvian Green Rice
  • Cucumber and Avocado Salad

You will finish your meal with Suspiro de Limeña (Dulce de Leche with Meringue) for dessert

Cook it in Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!

Menu

  • Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)
  • Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons
  • A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardinera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!
  • Enjoy with cold beer or wine.

Tex Mex – Fiesta Ready!

Elevate your game when it comes to preparing a Tex-Mex meal, whether it’s for your family or a fiesta for friends you will learn all the tricks and techniques in this class!! Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will show you how to make fresh handmade flour tortillas (and we mean fresh, without grocery store additives and preservatives)!  You’ll never want store bought again!  Your fresh tortillas will be brimming with flank steak and all the toppings and sides necessary for a fantastic Tex-Mex Fiesta!

Come join us in this hands-on class and make:

  • Jalapeño Queso (with store bought chips)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Shaved Flank Steak Meat – Marinated then Pan-Seared with Homemade Fresh Pork Fat Flour Tortillas

We’ll cook and sip cold Beers and/or Margaritas!  (2pp)