Spring Schedule March – June 2017
WINE AND DINE IN ITALY
Friday, March 31 7 PM $85
Thrill your family and friends with a fabuloso Italian wine dinner menu of authentic quick and easy Italian specialties: Elegant Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pepper Cream, Pasta Puttanesca with Olives, Garlic, Tomatoes and Capers, Chicken Scaloppini Marsala with a Mushroom Medley. Toasted Almond Cake, Italian wines and Flaming Amaretto. Participation.
THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, April 7 6 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.
MARVELOUS MEDITERRANEAN DINNER
Friday, April 14 7 PM $75
The healthy, yummy Mediterranean diet gets rave reviews from top health-conscious professionals. Learn how easy and fun it is to follow and feel healthier and happier for it: Chunky Mediterranean Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil, Arugula Salad with Parmigiano Curls and Toasted Pine Nuts, Grilled or Pan Seared Salmon with Sesame Rub, Colorful Wild Rice Salad with Red Grapes and Decadent Triple Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae with Strawberry Sauce, Cabernet Berry Syrup, Strawberries, Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Mint from our herb garden. All toasted with lovely wines. Participation.
SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, April 21 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. No prerequisite. Participation.
SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD AND SAUCES
Friday, April 28 7 PM $85
Students rave about this class. Beautiful seafood is a favorite of top restaurant chefs and home cooks alike. It’s versatile, quick to prepare and healthy. You will learn everything you need to know about how to judge the freshness of fish and seafood and how to tell when it’s perfectly cooked. We’ll feature four quick cooking techniques and delectable sauces: Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Orange Sauce, Glazed Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Banana Salsa, Scaloppini of Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc and Thai Green Seafood Curry with Shrimps, Scallops and Mussels garnished with Thai Basil and Jasmine Rice. A personal list of local quality seafood markets and menu suggestions are included. Participation
COUPLES: SURF AND TURF IN ITALY DINNER
Saturday, May 6 6 PM $170/couple
By popular demand! Bring along your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent. Celebrate Spring 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.
ELEGANT & EASY FRENCH SEASIDE WINE DINNER
Saturday, May 13 6 PM $85
Remember Mother’s Day May 14. 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.
FESTIVE SPRINGTIME THAI DINNER
Friday, May 19 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 Garden Rolls 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.
COUPLES: SUMMERTIME ASIAN BARBEQUE BUFFET
Saturday, JUNE 3 6 PM $170/couple
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, 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 Surprise Chips and Homemade Luscious Lime Ice Cream. A fun evening and especially popular with men. Note: all grilled dishes can also be prepared without an outdoor grill. Participation.
SENSATIONAL SALADS BUFFET
Friday, June 9 7 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, edible flowers 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.
EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH DINNER
Saturday, June 17 6 PM $85
Remember Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th. 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 Painted Designs, Velvet Chicken Supremes in Three Mustards Sauce Flambé in Cognac, Orzo, Crispy Snow Peas with Butter Glaze, and Stunning Fanned Red Wine Poached Pears and lovely wines. Yummy! Perfect for novice or intermediate cooks. Participation.
AMAZING SURF & TURF DINNER & SUMMER HERB GARDEN TOUR
Friday, June 23 7 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. Pick your own bouquets of herbs to take home for your home cooking. Includes a complimentary herb growing guide. Participation.