Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Schedule
Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Schedule
FESTIVE THAI DINNER MADE EASY
Friday, September 23 7 PM $75
Thai cuisine is one of the worlds most sumptuous. Wow your family and friends with this 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. Full sit down dinner and recipe booklet included. Participation.
COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER
Saturday, October 1 6 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: Garlic Crusted Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled or Pan-Seared 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. Full multi-course dinner and recipe booklet included. Participation.
FAST AND FESTIVE ITALIAN DINNER
Friday, October 7 7 PM $85
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. A full multi-course sit down dinner with wines and recipe booklet included. Participation.
EVERYDAY FRENCH COOKING TECHNIQUES DINNER
Friday, October 14 7 PM $85
Have fun preparing a full-course dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knives and equipment and presentation: 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 wine. A full multi-course sit down dinner and recipe booklet included. Perfect for novice and intermediate cooks. Participation.
COUPLES: OCTOBERFEST BEER LOVERS DREAM DINNER
Saturday, October 22 6 PM $170/couple
Back by popular demand! Celebrate Octoberfest and enjoy 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. A full multi-course sit down dinner and recipe booklet included. Participation.
SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY I
Friday, October 28 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. A full multi-course tapas sit down meal and recipe booklet included. Participation.
Friday, November 4 7 PM $75
Beautiful seafood is a favorite of top restaurant chefs and home cooks alike. It’s versatile, quick to prepare and healthy. We’ll feature four quick cooking techniques and delectable sauces: Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Orange Sauce, Glazed Grilled or Broiled Jumbo Shrimp with Banana Salsa, Scaloppini of Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc and Meal-in-One Thai Green Seafood Curry with Basil and Jasmine Rice. Hints to determine freshness at the market, a personal list of local quality seafood markets and menu suggestions and recipe booklet included. Participation.
COUPLES: WINE AND DINE IN ITALY TONIGHT
Saturday, November 12 6 PM $170/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. A full multi-course sit down dinner with wines and a recipe booklet included. Participation.
THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, November 18 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. A full multi-course sit down dinner and a recipe booklet included. Participation.
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.
MARGARITAVILLE PARTYTIME DINNER
Saturday, January 14 6 PM $85
Back by popular demand! Celebrate the spirit of Jimmy Buffet’s fun loving Margaritaville with lip smacking Florida specialties and lively music: Fun Pink Margaritas, Warm Garlic Bubble Bread, Real Coconut Shrimp Dipped in Apricot Horseradish Sauce, Succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Caramelized Roasted Sweet Potato, refreshing Toasted Coconut Snowball Key Lime Ice Cream with easy homemade lime ice cream and more. Optional: Dress like a beach bum in flip-flops, or be a flowered shirt/dress tourist. This is a popular class for private parties for birthdays, team building and other occasions! A full multi-course sit down dinner, beer and wine and a recipe booklet included. Participation.
FUN ASIAN APPETIZERS MADE EASY
Friday, January 20 7 PM $75
Asian appetizers are all the rage with their enticing flavors and pretty presentations. Discover our quick and easy techniques. Perfect for tasty meals, party ideas and yummy snacks: Asian Rainbow Noodles with Roast Chicken and Crunchy Vegetables in Tangy Peanut Sauce, Szechwan Dumplings with Sesame Sauce, Chinese Crispy Wontons with Sweet and Sour Garlic Dipping Sauce, Thai Grilled or Pan Seared Satay with Peanut Sauce, a Surprise Dessert and Frosty Beer and Wine. Popular with young professionals too. Includes a sit down meal and a recipe booklet. Participation.
COUPLES: WINE AND DINE IN ROME TONIGHT
Saturday, January 28 6 PM $170/couple
Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together. Our Roman holiday became an amazing adventure in enchanting new foods and sights: open air markets, speedy Vespas, unctuous rose flavored gelato at Piazza Navonna and earthy pastas at friendly trattorias. Savor these authentic and easy to master Roman specialties tonight for a memorable cucina romana dinner: Heavenly Garlic Soup with Parmigiano Croutons, Pasta Aglio e Olio with Semolina Pasta, Saltimbocca alla Romano (Pan Seared Chicken Scallopini with Prosciutto and Sage), Seasonal Vegetables Sauté, Amazing Amaretto Gelato and Flaming Amaretto. All toasted with Vino Italiano. A full multi-course sit down dinner and a recipe booklet included. Participation.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER PARTY
Saturday, February 11, 6 PM (Note time) $180/couple or
Sunday, February 12, 5 PM (Note time) $180/couple or
Tuesday, February 14, 7 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 multi course dinner with wines, and a souvenir recipe booklet. Mystery Menu. Hurry! Classes fill fast! Makes a perfect holiday gift certificate. Participation.