PARTY HORS D’OEUVRES FOR HOLIDAYS
Friday, December 2 7 PM $85
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. Includes a beautiful hors d’oeuvres buffet, drinks and a recipe booklet. Participation.
HOLIDAY VIRGINIA COUNTRY RESTAURANT DINNER
Saturday, December 10 6 PM $85
A perfect Thanksgiving, Christmas or other festive dinner: We will take a culinary tour of Virginia’s top country restaurants, creating a full course holiday dinner featuring specialties from their renowned chefs: Velvet Green Herb Soup with “Painted” Designs from the Inn at Little Washington (Patrick O’Connell), Cracked Peppercorn Roasted Loin of Pork with Roasted Walnut Sauce from the Trellis in Williamsburg (Marcel Desaulniers), Tarragon and Shallot Glazed Green Beans from L’Auberge Chez Francois (Francois & Jacques Haeringer), and To Die For Peanut Butter Crumble Pie from Buckhorn Inn. Toasted with special wines. A full multi-course sit down dinner and a recipe booklet included. Participation.
SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, December 16 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 Las Tapas 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. Includes a sit down tapas feast and a recipe booklet. No prerequisite. Participation.
EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH BISTRO DINNER
Friday, January 6 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 Autumn Vegetables, and Stunning Fanned Red Wine Poached Pears with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Yummy! Perfect for novice and intermediate cooks. A full multi-course sit down dinner, wines and a recipe booklet included. Participation.