Our Public Classes
If you’re looking for a fun date idea, a night away from the kids, or you want to learn something new, our cooking classes are definitely for you. Every few weeks, we hold a themed cooking class from pasta making to surf-and-turf to pub food—there’s something for everyone. Bring a bottle of wine or a six-pack, and come hungry because you’ll be cooking up a storm in our beautifully renovated kitchen. With our award-winning chef, you’ll learn new skills, recipes, and have the time of your life in a hands-on, family-style, eat-what-you-make class. Take a look at our upcoming class schedule located on our website and our Facebook page so you can call the store to reserve your spot.
Our Private Classes
Want to have a party, but don’t know what to do? We’ve got an idea. Call the store to set up a meeting with Chef Russell. Together you will create a unique menu full of exciting cooking techniques and delicious food to wow your guests with—but this time, they’re cooking! From grown-ups looking to wine and dine to companies looking for team building exercises, we’ll make sure everyone has fun. Just check out the different class styles we offer.
· The Pass and Class: The first half of the night, we’ll make sure everyone’s got a drink in their hand while we pass some appetizers, then everyone comes back into the kitchen to get a hands-on cooking demonstration (and even more delicious food).
· The Classic Class: You’ll meet with our chef prior to your event and pick 4-5 recipes. The day of, you and your guests will arrive and get cooking! Everyone gets to participate, everyone makes every recipe, and you all get to eat what you make.
· The Mystery Box “Chopped” Competition: You and your guests will arrive and break yourselves into teams. Then, surprise! We’ve got a secret mystery box of ingredients for you! You’ll be given 3 or 4 exotic, crazy, atypical, delicious ingredients that you have to use all of when you create your own appetizers, sides, and entrees. Not expert cooks? Don’t worry, each team will be assigned a chef-mentor that will answer questions, help solve problems, and make sure you have everything you need to make a memorable dish.
Come see why we’ve won Best of the Gold Coast for our cooking classes two years straight!
ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB
CALL THE STORE AT 203-256-1164 TO RESERVE A SPOT
Classes are non -refundable
Summer’s Catch: A Night of Seafood—Thursday, July 12th 7:00 PM $85.00
Whether from the market or from your own fishing line, this is the perfect time of year to pop open a glass bottle and enjoy some fresh seafood. We’ll help you enjoy fish in all it’s preparations from raw to roasted. We’ll start with tuna tartare on wonton crisps, simple and delicious lobster sliders, then follow it up with a fall-off-the-bone whole-roasted fish, baked cod with honey glaze and braised leeks.
Mom and Dad’s Night Out—Thursday, August 9th 7:00 PM $85.00
You’ve been entertaining the kids all summer, it’s your turn to have a night out to spend with each other. You’ll have all the joys of a fancy four-course meal, without watching the waiter walk by your table with someone else’s food. We’ll start with a grilled romaine Caesar salad and crab and coconut risotto. Your entrée will be pancetta-crusted, pan-seared short rib steak with garlic mash. The night will end with caramelized bananas foster.
Meals for the Whole Family—Thursday, September 13 7:00 PM $85.00
September is here! We know once school starts it’s back to the classic “What’s for dinner?” conundrum. We’ll throw a couple of crowd-pleasers your way so you don’t have to worry. Let’s talk about some delicious grilled pizza, handmade gnocchi with Bolognese sauce, fajita steak salad, and light chocolate mousse. Best part? You’ll take it home with you so you don’t have to worry about dinner for at least a couple nights!
Gluten-Free Gourmet—Thursday, September 27th 7:00 PM $85.00
Gluten-free cooking is not just a trend—it’s healthy and even a necessity for some. But just because you’re trying to live your best life doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself of all the delicious goodness everyone else gets. We’ll talk about how to substitute out the gluten to keep some of your meals delicious without settling. We’ll make some delicious pan-seared chicken with a lemon-butter sauce, some zesty citrus pesto over gluten-free tortellini, and baked eggplant rollatini, and killer chocolate chip cookies.
Date Night Tapas—Thursday, October 11th 7:00 PM $85.00
Ever had meal envy when you go out with your significant other? Your meal is good and all, but theirs is just incredible? That’s why tapas are the perfect date night food: each one is only a couple bites, made perfect for sharing. We’ll do some beautiful saffron-steamed mussels, pork belly with a brandy-cherry reduction, patas bravas, and classic albondigas.
Vineyard Vibes—Thursday, October 25th 7:00 PM $85.00
It’s that time of year: the air is cooling off and nothing feels better than sitting outside with a glass of wine and a blanket to watch the golden sunset. We’ll help make that moment a little more special. Let’s make some amazing vineyard bites to help set the mood. First we’ll talk wine and perfect meal pairings. Then it’s off to cheese and meat tasting before making some perfect one-bite pear and honey crostini, baked brie, and spinach and artichoke dip.