The Fundamental Foundations Series 101 – Week 3 Week 3 – March 20th – Basics of Sauce Making: What’s the difference between béchamel and veloute? How do I make a pan sauce without lumps? What is roux and how do I make it? Knowing the basics of sauce making is like having a secret power. Sauces can transform any dish to restaurant quality, in minutes! In this class, we will not only learn the basics of sauce making but build on them for limitless variations, for what good is a sauce if there is nothing to smother? This week we will focus on Sauce Making while creating this menu: Pan-Seared Steak with Mushrooms & Red Wine Demi-Glace Potato Gratin Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Beurre Blanc Dark Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Crème Anglaise Sauces: Red Wine Pan-Sauce (Demi-Glace – reduction-thickened) Bechamel/Mornay (roux-thickened) Beurre Blanc (emulsified butter sauce) Crème Anglaise (custard/egg-thickened) Additional Skills/Fundamentals: Flavor-building and balance How to handle fresh herbs Knife skills: dice, chiffonade, mince Pan-searing, vegetable cookery, grilling, Timing and organization/mise en place Plating & presentation This class is part of a 4-Week Series and tickets can be purchased on Week 1, March 6th.