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February


VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER PARTY
Friday, February 14   7 PM   $180/couple or


Saturday, February 15   7 PM $180/couple or


Sunday, February 16   5 PM (Note time) $180/couple  

Treat your valentine to a romantic and memorable candlelight dinner cooking class. The dinner party includes a greeting with wine and light hors d'oeuvres, a full participation style class, a candlelight sit down dinner, and a souvenir recipe booklet. Mystery Menu. Hurry!  Classes fill fast! Makes a perfect holiday gift certificate. Participation.


March Classes

COUPLES: WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT

Saturday, March 1      7 PM      $150/couple

Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together.Thrill your family and friends with this fabuloso wine pairing Italian dinner menu. Have fun preparing authentic quick and easy Italian specialties: Elegant Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pepper Cream, Pasta Puttanesca with Olives, Garlic, Tomatoes and Capers, Pan Seared Chicken Marsala Scaloppini with a Mushroom Medley, Seasonal Vegetables, and To Die For Amaretto Almond Cake. Participation.

 

EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH BISTRO DINNER

Friday, March 7     7 PM      $85

Have fun preparing a full-course French dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment and pretty presentation: Sunset Soup Provencal with Fun Painted Designs, Velvet Chicken Supremes in Three Mustards Sauce Flambé in Cognac, Orzo, Mystery Spring Vegetables, and Stunning Fanned Red Wine Poached Pears with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Yummy! Perfect for novice and intermediate cooks. Participation.

SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY

Friday, March 14      7 PM      $85

Students say this is one of their favorite classes! Introduce your friends to the unique tastes of Spanish hors d'oeuvres popularized by Jaleo and Las Tapas Restaurants. Learn an array of authentic dishes from the famous tapas bars of Spain: Savor Grilled Shrimp, Chorizo in Cognac, Miniature Empanadas, Spicy Spanish Olives, Tiny Meatballs in Saffron Sauce and more. You’ll taste a variety of fine Sherries and beers, the perfect tapas compliment with our Tapas Buffet. Great for buffets, cocktail parties, pot luck parties and casual dinners. Participation.

 

PARTY HORS D'OEUVRES FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Friday, March 21      7 PM      $75

Entertain with our super collection of prepare-ahead hot and cold treats: Award-Winning Hot Pepper Jelly Cheesecake, Skewered Caribbean Meatballs with Sweet Sour Apricot Dip, Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple in Peanut Sauce, Spicy Candied Pecans, Sesame Crisps with Arugula Bean Dip, Artichoke Parmigiano Gratin with Blue Tortilla Chips and more. Your friends will think your party was catered! Learn pretty platter presentations, garnishing tips, easy shopping hints and much more. Perfect to bring to potlucks too. Participation.

 

COUPLES: FESTIVE THAI DINNER MADE EASY

Saturday, March 29     7 PM     $170/couple

Thai cuisine is one of the worlds most sumptuous. Wow your family and friends with this prepare-ahead exotic menu: Lemon Grass, Chicken and Coconut Soup, Popular Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Peanuts), Velvet Thai Curry with Colorful Oriental Vegetables, Fragrant Jasmine Rice, Homemade Mango Sorbet Wreathed in Tropical Fruits and Kiwi Sauce and Frosty beer and wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington’s top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

 

 

April Classes

FAST AND FESTIVE ITALIAN DINNER

Sunday, April 6      5 PM      $75 

Here’s our most popular Italian dinner class. 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 Piccata with Capers, Vegetable Sauté of Rapini and Garlic, and Decadent Ice Cream Tartuffo with Warm Chocolate Sauce. Participation.

 

COUPLES: BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER

Friday, April 11      7 PM      $170/couple

Back by popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Great beers have all the complexity and excitement of fine wines. We’ll taste and cook with a variety of American microbrews and classic European styles creating a multi-course dinner:  Awesome Crispy Beer Batter Shrimp and Colorful Veggies, Dortmunder Pulled Beef with Best-Ever Barbeque Sauce, Rainbow Confetti Coleslaw and To Die For Chocolate Silk Stout Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Espresso Beans. A fun filled evening. Class always fills fast. Early registration advised. Especially popular with our young professionals and men. Participation.


EASY FRENCH SEASIDE DINNER

Friday, April 18      7 PM      $75

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together: Delight in these sun-drenched flavors from the French Mediterranean. Light and luscious describes this high flavor menu featuring: Sunset Soup Provencal with Painted Designs, Grilled Seafood Brochette on a Bed of Confetti Yellow Rice Pilaf, Springtime Garden Salad with Edible Flowers and To-Die-For Triple Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae with Strawberry Sauce, Berries and Blue Balsam Peppermint. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER

Saturday, April 26     7 PM     $ 170/couple

By popular demand! Celebrate springtime in Italy with these quick and easy Italian specialties: Garlic Crusted Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled or Broiled Rib Eye Steak Florentine with Rosemary, Caramelized Roasted Multicolored Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze, Arugula Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Curls, Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Espresso Chocolate Sauce. All toasted with Italian wines. Participation.

 

 

May Classes

LUSCIOUS AND LIGHT THAILAND DINNER

Friday, May 2      7 PM      $85

By popular demand! A great evening of cooking and fun together. Students rave about our exotic but easy Thai dinners. Thrill your family and friends with this casual, all easily prepare-ahead fun feast: Colorful Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Shrimp with Sweet Hot Garlic Sauce, Famous Weeping Tiger Grilled Beef with Chili Dipping Sauce, Authentic Stir Fried Thai Rice, Decadent Ginger Ice Cream, and Frosty Beer and Wine. Explore Thai ingredients, techniques, shopping hints, and Washington’s top Thai restaurants. Participation.

 

WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT

Friday, May 9      7 PM      $75

Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse or parent for a great evening of cooking and fun together. You asked for it! Favorite Italian dishes students have raved about over the last more than 30 years are now packed into one luscious complete dinner class: Heavenly Garlic Soup with Parmigiano Croutons, Grilled or Broiled Garlic Shrimp Brochette, Radicchio and Greens Salad, Linguini with Roasted Walnut Sauce from Venice, Zeppole (Melt-in-Your-Mouth Ricotta Doughnuts Rolled in Sugar) and  a Spectacular Flaming Sambuca Con Mosca. Participation.

 

COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET

Saturday, May 17      7 PM      $170/couple  

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Students say this is one of their favorite classes.  This sumptuous Asian buffet is designed to be prepared ahead for entertaining ease. Savor: Skewered Sesame Beef with Scallion Flowers, 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. Participation.

 

SPRINGTIME SURF AND TURF DINNER

Friday, May 30      7 PM      $85

By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together: Pan Seared Rib Eye Steaks with Béarnaise Garlic Butter, Grilled Shrimp Brochettes, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes with Chives, Salad Surprise with Garden Herbs and Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Hot Grand Marnier Fudge Sauce. Wow! Participation.

 

CANCELLATIONS: In order to receive a refund or credit for another class, students must give at least 10 full days notice of cancellation. You may send a friend in your place.  Absolutely no exceptions.