SPANISH TAPAS HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY II
Friday, March 2 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.
COUPLES: THAI DINNER RESTAURANT FAVORITES MADE EASY
Friday, March 9 7 PM $150/couple
Bring alone your favorite partner – friend, colleague, spouse, or parent – for a great evening of cooking and fun together. 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.
FABULOUS FAST & FRESH FISH ENTREES & SAUCES
Friday, March 16 7 PM $85
Fish is more popular than ever with its exquisite taste, quick prep and health benefits. Enjoying fish twice a week is a healthy choice. You will learn everything you need to know about how to judge the freshness of fish and how to tell when fish is perfectly cooked. Students learn four easy fish cooking techniques and delectable interchangeable sauces: Salmon Baked in Parchment with Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc Sauce, Mediterranean Seafood Ragout with Potatoes, Garlic and Fresh Herbs, Elegant Poached Salmon with French Tarragon Sauce Vincent, and more. Discover the best seafood markets and creative menu suggestions. All dishes toasted with wines. Participation.
EVERYDAY COOKING TECHNIQUES FRENCH DINNER
Saturday, March 24 6 PM $85
Have fun preparing a full-course French dinner while learning lifetime skills of planning, shopping, using knifes and equipment and pretty presentations: Velvet Apple Zucchini Soup with Cream Rosettes, 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. Perfect for novice or intermediate cooks. Participation.
MARVELOUS MEDITERRANEAN DINNER
Friday, March 30 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 Fish with Sesame Rub, Colorful Wild Rice Salad with Red Grapes and Toasted Pine Nuts 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.