April, May, June, July and August 2016
SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, April 29 7 PM $85
Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and small plates popularized locally by Jaleo and Oyamel Restaurants. Savor an array of fun prepare-ahead dishes from the famous Tapas bars of Spain: Chicken in Garlic Saffron Sauce, Chorizo with Roasted Red Peppers, Shrimp in Red Sauce, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Potato Tortilla, Jumbo Shrimp Glazed with Garlic Aioli and more. Taste a variety of fine Sherries and frosted Beers – the perfect Tapas complements. No prerequisite. Perfect for outdoor dining, picnics and brown bag lunches. This is a different menu from Tapas I. Participation.
FRENCH BISTRO WINE DINNER
Friday, May 6 7 PM $85
Have fun preparing a full-course dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and professional presentations. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Gruyere Cheese Soufflé, Scaloppini of Salmon with Hazelnuts and Buerre Blanc Sauce, Lemon Zest Rice Pilaf, and Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Crème Chantilly Swirls and Chocolate Espresso Beans. All toasted with wines. Perfect for novices and intermediate cooks. Participation.
THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, May 13 7 PM $85
Students rave about our Thailand dinners. Learn how easy it is to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home with our exotic quick and easy feast: Grilled or Broiled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad, Velvet Coconut Curry with Chicken and Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Jasmine Scented Rice from Thailand, Ginger Ice Cream with Coconut Cookies and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington’s top Thai restaurants. Perfect for everyday and dinner parties. Participation.
FAST AND FESTIVE ITALIAN DINNER
Saturday. May 21 6PM $85
Our most popular Italian menu class! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Everyone loves Italian, especially when it’s quick and easy. Dine in Italy with these sumptuous dishes. Serve one or two for a week night dinner or all five for a memorable dinner party: Glazed Jumbo Shrimp with Orange Rosemary Sauce, Linguini in Pistachio Mascarpone Sauce, Luscious Velvet Lemon Chicken Scaloppini Piccata, Sauté of Rapini and Garlic, and Decadent Ice Cream Tartuffo with Warm Belgium Chocolate Sauce. All toasted with Italian wines. Participation.
PARTY HORS D’OUVRES MADE EASY
Friday, June 3 7 PM $85
A fun, easy and yummy collection of hot and cold treats: Apricot Glazed Chicken, Dilled Ricotta Torte, Cognac Flavored Pate, Smoked Salmon on Cucumbers, Tortellini with Parmigiano Lemon Dip and French Gougere (Gruyere Cheese Puffs.) Your friends will think your party was catered! Learn professional platter presentations, garnishing tips, easy shopping hints and much more. This is part one in our series of four hors d’oeuvre classes. Participation.
SENSATIONAL SALADS BUFFET
Sunday, June 5 4 PM $75
Delight your family and friends with this delicious unique collection of main course and side dish salads. Enter into the secret restaurant world when Chef Judy prepared some of these salads at the famous American Café in Georgetown with rave reviews by Gourmet Magazine. Use grains, seafood, pasta, colorful fruits and vegetables, greens, fresh herbs and homemade dressings to create these pretty-as-a-picture platters. All are easily prepare-ahead and perfect for outdoor dining, brown bag lunches, light meals and pot luck parties. Enjoy all year. Amazing! Participation.
COUPLES: ELEGANT & EASY FRENCH SEASIDE WINE DINNER
Saturday, June 11 6 PM $170/couple
By popular demand! Delight in these sun-drenched flavors from the French Mediterranean. Light and luscious describes this high flavor menu featuring: Sunset Soup Provencal with Fun Painted Designs, Grilled or Broiled Seafood Brochette on a Bed of Confetti Yellow Rice Pilaf, To-Die-For Triple Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae with Berries, Strawberry Sauce and Raspberry Cabernet Glaze. All toasted with wines. Participation.
MEXICAN FIESTA DINNER MADE EASY
Friday, July 8 7 PM $85
Bring in the mariachi band and celebrate with our festive feed-a-crowd feast. A perfect menu for everyday and party time dinners: Frosted Pink Margaritas, Best-Ever Guacamole with Blue Corn Tostados, Sizzling Fajitas, Caramelized Rainbow Peppers and Portabellas, Fire Grilled Tortillas and To-Die-For Mexican Kahlua Chocolate Cake. Olay! Participation.
COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET
Saturday, July 16 6 PM $170/couple
Students say this is one of their favorite classes. This sumptuous Asian buffet, popular with men and women, is easily prepared ahead for your entertaining ease. Savor: Skewered Sesame Beef with Scallion Flowers, Mouth Exploding Chinese Tea Smoked Chicken, Popular Skewered Thailand Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Assorted Oriental Salads, Crispy Shrimp Chips and Homemade Luscious Lime Ice Cream. A fun evening and especially popular with men. Note: all grilled dishes can be prepared without an outdoor grill. Participation.
Friday, July 22 7 PM $75
Beautiful salmon is a favorite of top restaurant chefs and home cooks alike. It’s versatile, quick to prepare, heart healthy and readily available year ‘round. Join our all-salmon evening featuring four quick and easy fish cooking techniques and delectable interchangeable sauces! Salmon in Parchment with Ginger Lime Sauce, Crusty Pan-Seared Salmon with Sweet Red Pepper Mango Salsa, Whole Poached Salmon with a refreshing Green Herb Sauce and Elegant Salmon Scaloppini with Velvet French Beurre Blanc Sauce. This is a fun demonstration style class, where you just sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun. All dishes are served with lovely wines. Demonstration.
AMAZING SURF & TURF DINNER & SUMMER HERB GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, August 20 6 PM $85
By popular demand! Enjoy a great evening of cooking and fun together: Seared Rib Eye Steaks with Béarnaise Tarragon Garlic Butter, Grilled or Broiled Sesame Rosemary Shrimp Brochettes, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes with Pick Your Own Garden Chives, and Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Hot Grand Marnier Fudge Sauce, Crème Chantilly Swirls and Chocolate Mint Sprigs. Wow! Tour our culinary herb and edible flowers garden of over 50 culinary herbs. Pick your own bouquets of herbs to take home for your home cooking and a complimentary herb growing guide. Participation.
SUMMERTIME WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT
Friday, August 26 7 PM $85
Everyone loves Italian especially when it’s quick, easy and luscious! You’ll feast on: Roman Trattoria Pasta with Garden Red and Yellow Tomatoes and Genoa Basil, Arugula Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Curls, Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Orange Sauce (also great with chicken) and To-Die-For Amaretto Ice Cream with Flaming Amaretto Di Saronno. Participation.