Get Your Grill On – Mediterranean Style

Land meets Sea in this perfect hands on grilling class where Chef Barbara Sowatsky will share her tried and tested recipes for grilling the perfect steak, the secrets to grilling shrimp to perfection and to make the most of the heat of the grill to prepare stone fruit for dessert.  Everything can be prepared in advance so you can spend more time with your guests.  You’ll also learn how to make two important Mediterranean staples; summer sauces and salads each prepared with fresh herbs and veggies ripe from the garden.

The menu includes:

  • Grilled Flank Steak with a Romesco Sauce
  • Grilled Shrimp with a Mint,  Basil Vinaigrette
  • Panzanella Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups
  • Grilled Peaches with a Mascarpone Cream

The Spanish Kitchen – Paella

Spain’s most iconic dish, Paella, is the perfect centerpiece to share with family and friends. Join Chef Drew Flanders  in this hand-on class and you’ll learn about the spices, flavors, and techniques that go into mastering this classic Spanish dish and the sides and sauces to accompany your paella centerpiece. Learn about blending and highlighting Spanish ingredients like the deep smoky flavors of pimenton, the luxurious floral notes of saffron, and the sweet sharpness of sherry vinegar.

The evening will start by enjoying a tapa prepared by Chef to tide you over while we create a mouth watering dinner of:
  • Paella Mixta that includes chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams, and local mussels
  • Grilled seasonal vegetables with a Romesco sauce and creamy Aioli.

Enjoyed with a choice of Sangria, Beer, White or Red Wine

Based on the size of the paella, we work in groups of 4, so no singles please for this class. Couples if attending as 2 will be paired to share the work, and the fruits of your labor!

Groups of 4 can request alternative Paella : All Meat, All Seafood or Vegetarian Paella

Italian Kitchen Pasta Dinner

This classic Italian dinner menu is the perfect meal to serve any day for a special family dinner. In this class, restaurant secrets will be revealed so that pulling off the sophisticated sauces and finishing techniques can easily be duplicated at home. Chef Barbara Sowatsky will teach you to make, roll and cut pasta dough into beautiful fresh pappardelle pasta. You will learn to pull together sophisticated pan reduction with ease, elegance and little cleanup.

You will enjoy:

Burrata Salad with Baby Greens, Prosciutto, Pomegranate Seeds and Balsamic Glaze with Grilled Bread

You will make:

Fresh, hand-cut Pappardella Pasta with Saffron Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula steamed in a Lemon and Garlic White Wine Reduction 

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berries

Mardi Gras – 2022

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy this hands-on class. Chef Drew Flanders, who spent many years in New Orleans, will bring Mardi Gras to you in this class that captures the legendary Cajun and Creole flavors of Louisiana. Join us as we “pass a good time” and cook our way down Bourbon Street. In true Mardi Gras style, we’ll laisse les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll) by starting with a traditional Sazerac cocktail!  Then we will roll up our sleeves and get busy cooking a meal that will get you ready to catch some beads and dance with the second line! 

Learn to make easy shellfish stock, flavorful rice -without a rice cooker!-, and dark gumbo roux, a true labor of love, that makes all the difference in a perfect gumbo.

You will cook and enjoy; 

Traditional Sazerac Cocktail

Seafood Gumbo; loaded with Oysters, King Crab & Gulf Shrimp 

Bay and Thyme-Scented Rice

Served with a Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette & French Bread 

Dumplings, Dumplings

Asian dumplings are a very versatile vehicle for juicy meats and savory vegetables. In this in-depth hands on class you will learn the difference between Cantonese and Shanghai style dumplings. Let Chef Thanh Tang teach you how to make three different kinds of dumpling wrappers, and fillings (pork, shrimp and vegetable) while learning the proper techniques of folding and pleating dumplings.  You will gain a range of skills from the basic understanding of Chinese ingredients to the all the proper dough work.

Menu:

Har Gow (Shrimp Dumpling)

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings

Little Dragon Soup Dumplings, Shanghai Style

The Spanish Kitchen – Paella

Spain’s most iconic dish, Paella, is the perfect centerpiece to share with family and friends. Join Spanish-educated and trained, Chef Yary, and take a trip for the evening to learn how to prepare the perfect gluten-free, celebration menu. 

You’ll learn from the Paella Master tips about choosing the right rice, where to get the best saffron, and the difference between Mexican and Spanish chorizo. You’ll leave this class with the confidence to make this Spanish feast at home. Olé!

Guests are greeted with tapas made by Chef Yary and a carafe of sangria, white or red wine.

Then you’ll learn how to prepare:

Paella Mixta (a seafood & meat paella stuffed with shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, pork ribs, chorizo and chicken in a tomato saffron sofrito sauce)

Asparagus, Piquillo Peppers and Caramelized Leeks topped with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

A group of 2 or more can choose to make a vegetarian, all meat, or all seafood version. Just let us know.

No single orders, please, during this limited capacity time.

The Bayou Kitchen – Jambalaya

In this hands-on cooking class, we will create the tastes from New Orleans,and learn about some of the most precious cuisines in the world. Jambalaya is actually a “cousin” of Paella and includes many of the same ingredients. The dish is an amalgamation of African, Native, French, and Spanish culinary traditions. If you Love paella? You’ll love jambalaya! Using the reduction technique, Chef Drew Flanders will teach you how to develop deep concentrated flavors in this simple, one-pot dish for “your community” that is beyond “hot and spicy”. You will also learn how to make the  perfect rice pilaf without a rice cooker!!

You will be greeted with chips and Texas Caviar (black eyed peas & charred corn dip)

Served with a Sazerac Cocktail

Then we will get busy and make;

Traditional Southern Jambalaya with with the Cajan trinity (onion, celery bell peppers) Chicken, Andouille Sausages, Rice, and Spices topped with siliced roasted pork

Braised Mustard Greens with Bacon Lardons

Southern Cornbread with Molasses Butter

The Italian Kitchen – A Seafood Feast

Whether it’s a casual get-together with friends or an elegant dinner party, you will use your knowledge gained in our Italian Seafood Dinner class to impress your guests. In this hands-on class, Chef Iole Aguero Limonciello will share her favorite seafood recipes just perfect for entertaining. Chef Iole will teach you what to look for when buying seafood, share her tips for easy preparations you can do at home with confidence, and show you her secrets to fresh, artisan pasta.

Chef Iole will greet you with Marinated Mussels to start.

Then you will get your hands busy making:

Crispy Calamari with Lemon and

Fresh Handmade Fettuccine Pasta with Lobster, Prawns and Heirloom Sugar Plum Tomatoes

Served with a Lemon Tart for dessert