French Macarons Workshop
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

French Macarons Workshop

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Ooh La La! Whether they are served as afternoon tea, part of a dessert tray, or delightfully wrapped as the ultimate hostess gift, the quintessential French Macaron is a light-as-a-feather, melt-in-the-mouth exquisite bite, that soon you too will be able to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen! Under the expert instruction of Pastry Chef Kelly, we’ll lift the lid on the specific techniques to baking these delicate and delightfully colorful meringue-based confections, which are sure to add a certain sophistication to your baking repertoire!

Menu: 

  • Almond Macarons with Raspberry Filling 

  • Chocolate Macarons with Salted Caramel Filling 

  • Dipped Macarons

This menu may be subject to the Chef’s adjustment.


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A Trip to Bologna
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

A Trip to Bologna

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Craving a trip to Italy but just don't have the time or money right now? Join Donna Marrone on a culinary journey through Bologna - one of the foodie hotspots in Italy right now! The capital city of the Northeast Emilia-Romagna region, it's one of the lesser traveled cities in the country, but well-known for its authentic dishes and delicious regional ingredients - and one could say its cuisine ranks about the best! In this hands-on class, ideal for a Date Night, you will be tasting balsamic vinegars, learning how to roll and shape homemade pasta for an authentic regional entree, and topping off with a delicious wobbly dessert - all paired with regional Italian wines! 

Menu: 

  • Fig Tapenade with Modena Balsamic Vinegar Crostini 

  • Minestrone Verde

  • Spinach and Pancetta Salad with Dried Cherries and Port 

  • Classic Tortelloni with Rich Tomato Sauce 

  • Vanilla Panna Cotta

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Couples Class: Tacos and Tequila
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Tacos and Tequila

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Gourmet Street tacos are one of Denver’s hottest food trends! Chef Andy’s will show home cooks how easy it is to prepare restaurant quality food at home. And this time with tequila! In this class, you will enjoy a trip to south of the border where it’s about to get hot and spicy!  Learn a variety of techniques that will allow you to spruce up your favorite tacos. Dinner will cool down with a tequila tasting and a margarita!  Grab your significant other or best friend and sign up!  Please note the cost of this class is for two people.

Menu: 

  • Blackened Fish Tacos, Smoked Serrano Aioli, Black Bean Refritos

  • Charred Chipotle Chicken Fry Bread Tacos, Tomatillo-Serrano Salsa, Chipotle Crema

  • Shrimp Tacos with Masa Tortillas, Salsa Suiza, Salsa Criolla

  • Pork and Red Chili Tamales

  • Grilled Asparagus, Mushroom and Garlic Confit Tamales, Frijoles Moros

  • Classic Margarita

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On Location: A Mushroom Expedition!
Sep
28
10:30 AM10:30

On Location: A Mushroom Expedition!

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Join our favorite local mycologist James Weiser for a mushroom hunting adventure!  You will learn the basics of how to find and identify edible mushrooms. Habitat, weather, altitude, orientation of slopes and types of vegetation will be covered.  The class will meet at the cooking school and then head to an off-site location for the hunt led by James and a meal on-site led by Chef Dan. 

Menu:

  • Wild Mushroom Salsa with Flatiron Steak

  • Pad Thai with Wild Mushrooms

  • Asparagus, Herb  and Wild Mushroom Stir Fry

  • Wild Mushroom Fritatta

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Tamales! Tamales! Tamales!
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tamales! Tamales! Tamales!

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Description: Eating tamales is only half the fun! Whether you are stocking up your home freezer or gathering with friends, tamale making is an enjoyable experience once you have the basics down pat. Chef Dan will demonstrate how to get the masa just right, throw together delicious fillings, and steam off your delicious creations.  Students are asked to bring a freezer-ready container to take home extra tamales at the end of class.  

Menu:

  • Pork and Red Chili Tamales with Fresh Masa

  • Smoked Chicken and Jalapeno Jelly Tamales with Dry Masa with Bacon Fat

  • Acapulco Style Banana Leaf Tamales with Black Beans, Cheddar and Chipotles

  • Lola’s Fresh Corn Tamale Dough Smothered with Chorizo Pico de Gallo 

  • Sweet Orange Honey Dessert Tamales 

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Fall Open House: A Late Fall Farmers Market
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Open House: A Late Fall Farmers Market

Bring a friend and join us for this complimentary open house as we showcase the late fall Farmers Market and featuring some of the recipes of Chef Dan’s cookbook Mix Match Make Take! Enjoy small plates and drinks as we celebrate fall together! Attendees will be given the first look at our new November/December class calendar and will receive a discount on new registrations! Space is limited, so sign up today!

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Couples Class: A Fall Harvest Dinner Party
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Fall Harvest Dinner Party

Pay homage to the autumnal season with this sophisticated, yet simple to make seasonal menu! Chef Dan has created a menu full of unforgettable harvest recipes that are great for entertaining. He will also instruct you on how to take your party meal planning to the next level to ensure you are enjoying the evening with your guests rather than spending the evening over your stove.  Dinner will be served with Apple Cider Old Fashioned and Pumpkin Spice White Russians. Please note the cost of this class is for two people.

Menu:

  • Roasted Chicken Roulades with Prosciutto and Julienne Vegetables, Celery Root Purée, Roast Red Pepper Coulis, and Basil Oil

  • Late Harvest Salad with Arugula, Endive, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, White Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables, Goat Cheese Brulée and Warm Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Roast Pumpkin Brandy Bisque with Sautéed Apples, Feta Crème Fraiche

  • Two-way Duck: Braised Thighs and Pan Roasted Breasts with Sun Dried Cherry Glaze, Farro Risotto, Broccoli Rabe

  • Chocolate Truffle Cakes with Flambéed Pears

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Fresh Pasta Workshop - Let's Get Stuffed!
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Fresh Pasta Workshop - Let's Get Stuffed!

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Back by popular demand, our favorite Italian Donna Marrone, teaches you everything you wanted to know about making homemade pasta dough and fillings but were too afraid to ask! In this workshop you will learn the techniques to producing the lightest pasta dough, the different pasta shapes and how to make them, and the best kinds of sauces to complement each different type of pasta. We'll show you just how quick and easy making fresh pasta can be, and how to make authentic Italian fare at home! Complimentary Italian wines will be served with dinner. 

Menu:

  • Pumpkin Angelotti with Sage Brown Butter

  • Gorgonzola Mezzaluna with Parmesan Cream

  • Spring Pea Ravioli Gigante with Lemon Beurre Blanc

  • Sausage Tortellini with Wild Mushroom Cream

  • Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Ragu

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Fall Desserts and Sips
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Desserts and Sips

Fall in love with the tastes of Autumn in this cozy new dessert menu by our Pastry Chef Kelly Wise! With the cool weather beginning, it is time to turn on those ovens and whip up these goodies that you have been waiting a whole year to make!  Chef Kelly will impress with these decadent desserts and fruity fall treats! Dessert will be served with samples of our favorite fall sips, Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mules, Harvest Punch, and Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.

Menu:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pies with Caramel Sauce and Candied Pecans

  • Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pecan Tarts with Bourbon Chantilly and Cinnamon Anglaise

  • Rustic Apple Galettes with Condensed Milk “Ice Cream”

  • Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze and Candied Walnuts

  • Cranberry Crisp with Oat Streusel and Lemon Curd

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Fall Farmer's Market
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Farmer's Market

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Farmer’s Markets aren’t just for summer and vegetables any more! In fact, fall can be one of the best times to check out one of our local favorite markets.  In addition to fantastic produce, you can find condiments, local cheeses and mushrooms. In this class, Chef Dan will visit the Cherry Creek Farmers Market, often referred to as the “Cadillac of Farmers Markets” and shop for the evening’s class.  Students will learn some of Chef Dan’s secrets for shopping and how to utilize your finds in dishes without using recipes!

Menu will include the following proteins:


  • Roast Rack of Lamb

  • Any Time of the Day Frittata

  • Pork Arracheras

  • Sweet Italian Sausage

  • Chicken Stir Fry

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Couples Class: An Italian Wine Dinner
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: An Italian Wine Dinner

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Family style antipasti, handmade pasta, gorgeous meats, and of course cannoli!  This is a dinner party you will not soon forget! Follow our favorite Italian Donna Marrone through this exquisite menu.  You and your partner will learn the art of shaping and rolling pasta, the components of a traditional Italian dinner, and selecting beautiful wines to compliment your meal.  Donna will guide you in planning your meal like a pro!  Please note the cost of this class is for two people.

Menu: 

  • Antipasti Medley: Spinach Pesto Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Tuscan Stuffed Lettuce, and Rice Cakes with Zucchini and Bacon / Pinot Grigio

  • Sicilian Spiced Chicken Medallions with Citrus and Radish Salad / Cannonau Di Sardegna

  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Thyme, Truffle Oil and Pancetta/ Sangiovese

  • Rolled Beef with Artichoke Stuffing and Polenta Speck Fried Dumplings / Cabernet Sauvingnon

  • Cannoli with Orange Mascarpone Mousse and Balsamic Marinated Berries / Imbianco Rose

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Couples Class: A Cruise Around the Mediterranean
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Cruise Around the Mediterranean

We have taken you on a cook’s tour around the country, and now our new class series Couples Cruise is about to take you around the world!  Our culinary traveler Chef Andy Floyd kicks off our new series with a culinary trip around the ports that have made the Mediterranean famous! Enjoy the rich and savory flavors of Southern Italy, Greece, Spain and Morocco.  Dinner will be served with Sicilian red wine and Sangria. Please note the cost of this class is for two people.

  

Menu: 

  • Risi e Bisi - The classic risotto dish 

  • Chicken with Tapenade Cream Sauce and Ratatouille

  • Hummus and Baba Ghanoush with Fresh Made Pita 

  • Shakshouka 

  • Apple Tarte Tartin

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Catch of the Day October
Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

Catch of the Day October

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Fresh fish should be a regular staple to every healthy diet. Yet too many of us are intimidated by the cooking process and think of it as special occasion restaurant fare. Not so! By learning a few simple techniques, you will soon be cooking delicious fish and seafood consistently – no matter what the catch of the day may be! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and this time-honored class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire. Join us and learn how to successfully sauté, roast, and grill any type of seafood you desire!

Menu Includes:

  • Sautéed Tilapia with Caper Lime Aioli

  • Grilled Mahi Mahi Salad with Orange White Balsamic Dressing

  • Pan-Seared Scallops with Brown Butter Lemon Sauce

  • Oven-Roasted Salmon with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

  • Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Minted Barbados Flambé

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Mastering Sauces October
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Mastering Sauces October

You know you are a great cook when your dish includes the perfect sauce! It's that one element that can really elevate your cooking to the next level, and help you create restaurant-style dishes for your family and friends, time and time again. Sauces are the foundation of fine cuisine, and in this hands-on class, Chef Dan will help you master the simple but elusive techniques for making the five “mother” sauces and become a true “saucier” in your own kitchen. This class will really provide a lift to your everyday cooking, giving you the expertise and confidence to prepare a repertoire of sauces to compliment your meals - with ease!

Menu:

  • Pesto Mayonnaise

  • Balsamic-Olive Oil Vinaigrette with Salad Greens

  • Velouté/Marsala Porcini Sauce with Pan-Seared Chicken

  • Béchamel/Mornay in Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  • Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce with Asparagus

  • Classic Bordelaise with Tri-Tip Roast

  • Vanilla Crème Anglaise with Fresh Berries

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Fall Vegetables Workshop
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Vegetables Workshop

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Crisp fall days call for comfort food! Savor the flavors of autumn with these cozy dishes featuring our favorite fall produce!  Join the newest member of our team, Chef Dane Erwin as he shares how to properly select and serve the beautiful vegetables that we look forward to each year!  This is the hearty, rustic, and deeply warming food you'll be craving on all snowy days come winter.  

Menu:

  • Butternut Squash Risotto

  • Roasted Carrot Bisque with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Beet Hummus with Crudite Platter and Assorted Flatbreads

  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Brown Butter

  • Pumpkin-Walnut Hand Pies with Apple Brandy Creme Anglaise

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder 

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Chocolate Pot de Creme

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Couples Class: A Backyard Cocktail Party
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Backyard Cocktail Party

Properly enjoy the turn of the season with fabulous hor d'oeuvres and irresistible cocktails!  Join Chef Andy for this fun new class that will tantalize your taste buds and make your party prep a breeze!  You will learn the tips to enable you to prepare much of the menu ahead of time so you will be sipping cocktails with your guests rather than fussing with food during your party! Please note: this class is priced per couple.  

Menu:

  • Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic Crostini, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pesto, and Pickled Fresno Chiles / Rose

  • Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters with Jicama Salsa, and Grilled Lime Crema / Pineapple Jalapeno Splash

  • Green Chile Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli, Pickled Scallions, and Lemon Cubes / Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail

  • Shrimp Tostadas with Tomatillo Salsa, Black Bean Puree, and Cotija Cheese / Summer Shandy 

  • Flank Steak Skewers with Ancho Chile Steak Sauce, and Spinach Salad / Ginger Peach Mule

  • Espresso Panna Cotta with Frangelico Whipped Cream, and Graham Cracker Crunch 

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Food and Wine: Cotes du Rhone
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Food and Wine: Cotes du Rhone

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The Cotes du Rhone is a legendary hub of beautiful vineyards since ancient times and continues to grow in popularity today! Join culinary traveler and wine expert Chef Andy Floyd for a tour of exquisite wines.  People who like good wine know Côtes du Rhône is simply the best place to source true and original tastes that define quality wines.  Learn the basics to taking wine and the keys to selecting the ideal wine for your dishes.

Menu:

  • Crespeou with Roasted Red Pepper, Tapenade, Tomato and Anchovy

  • Pan Seared Sea Bass Fillet with Saffron Aioli and Artichoke Tomato Ragout

  • Grilled leg of lamb with a Persillade Beurre Fondu and Ratatouille

  • Mesclun Salad with Almond Crusted Goat Cheese and Garlic Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Nougat Glace aux Amandes

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Knife Skills 101 October
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Knife Skills 101 October

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Proper usage of your chef knife, the most important tool in the kitchen, is an essential part of all successful cookery! This smaller hands-on class will focus on professional instruction for all fundamental knife work – slice, dice mince and julienne - to enhance your efficiency and elevate all aspects of your culinary skills.  Make this the year you learn how to chop like a pro! The class will also feature knife safety, storage and sharpening, and construction.

Menu Includes:

  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad

  • Roasted Cinnamon Agave Sweet Potatoes

  • Thai Chicken Stir Fry with Three Herb Sauce

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder 

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Chocolate Pot de Creme

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Young Chef: Spook-tacular Treats!
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

Young Chef: Spook-tacular Treats!

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Calling all creative ghosts and goblins!  Join Pastry Chef Jenna Vosburgh for menu filled with fun and creative Halloween treats!  Add to the eerie atmosphere with these creative and delicious sweets! Have a blast putting a dessert buffet together for this year’s Halloween party!

Menu:

  • Eyeball Cake Pops

  • Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

  • Tombstone Rice Krispie Treats

  • Cup O’ Graveyard Dirt

  • Poison Caramel Apples

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Baking at 5280 -NEW Menu!
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Baking at 5280 -NEW Menu!

Learning to successfully bake here in the beautiful Mile High City can be quite a challenge! Whether you are a recent transplant or a Front Range Native, almost all baking recipes are written for sea level cooking.  In this hands-on class – a must for all would-be bakers – Chef Kelly will instruct on the fundamentals of baking at altitude, from properly scaling ingredients, leavening, mixing, creaming and the crumb method, to the importance of temperatures and adjustments. With new-found confidence in the kitchen, you’ll learn the techniques to making a selection of baked goods which will turn out truly delicious – every time!

NEW Menu:

  • Fluffy Scones and Biscuits

  • Banana Bread

  • Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Mixed Berry Pie Bars

  • Blueberry Muffins

  • Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Lifestyle Cooking: The Anti-Inflammatory Way
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Lifestyle Cooking: The Anti-Inflammatory Way

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Food is medicine!  Stay healthy, prevent disease and aid weight loss with the Anti-Inflammatory lifestyle.  In the encore of this popular class, our resident nutritionist Vicki Robicheaux outlines the health benefits of foods known for their anti-inflammatory properties.  Chef Dan will then lead you through this specially designed menu crafted along with Vicki to show that you do not have to sacrifice flavor in order to eat healthy foods.


Menu:

  • Organic Pan-Roasted Chicken with Chimichurri and Roasted Broccoli

  • Grilled Wild Salmon with Pineapple Blueberry Salsa and Edamame with Almonds

  • Roasted Black Cod with Wilted Power Greens and Walnut Pesto 

  • Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry with Turmeric and Green Curry

  • Grass-Fed Beef and Mushroom Fajita Salad, Miso Vinaigrette, Baby Spinach and Arugula

  • Chicken Feet Stock

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder 

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Chocolate Pot de Creme

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A Spanish Brunch
Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

A Spanish Brunch

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Brunch is still a new concept in Spain, but it is rapidly gaining popularity! Come sample the delightful flavors of Barcelona and Madrid with renowned culinary traveler and Chef Andy Floyd!  Whether you are looking for a new idea for a fall brunch, or simply one of Barcelona’s hangover cures, this menu will not disappoint! Brunch will be served with two signature cocktails: Cava and Blood Orange and  Sangre de Maria Gazpacho.  


Menu:


  • Flamenco Eggs with Sauteed bacon, Onions, Peppers and Chorizo 

  • Orange, Olive, red onion and Almond Salad

  • Ham and Chicken Croquettas

  • Chicken and Chorizo Paella

  • Manchego Bunuelos

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Steakhouse at Home
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Steakhouse at Home

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While new food trends arrive almost monthly,  classic steakhouse dishes continue to be an American favorite!  Learn the secrets of achieving a beautiful crust and your favorite temperature inside your steak every time!  Chef Dan will show you how to recreate these restaurant favorite dishes in your own home with minimal fuss saving you time and money!

  • Menu:
    Prime New York Steak with Bernaise Butter

  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic and Dijon Aioli

  • Hangar Steak with Chimichurri

  • Grilled Salmon with Tomato Fonduta

  • Insanely Buttery Mashed Potatoes

  • Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower with Hollandaise

  • Iceberg Wedge Salad with Apple Bacon and Gorgonzola Dressing

  • Apricot Brandy Fondue

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Quick Pickling Workshop
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Quick Pickling Workshop

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It’s hot, trendy and delicious! These cool, briny flavors straight from your refrigerator is one of the best tastes of summer!  Pickling vegetables is also an easy, great way to enhance your regular dishes! Join Executive Chef DJ Nagle of Briar Commons Brewery to learn how to use these simple techniques of traditional pickling.  They also store in the fridge and get better with age! 


Menu:

  • Quick Kimchi - Korean BBQ Chicken and Pork Satays

  • Pickled Red Onion - Avocado and Homemade Chorizo Toast with Cotija

  • Pickled Daikon - Pickled Carrot and Pickled Shrimp Rice Paper Wraps

  • Pickled Mushrooms - Flatbread with White Bean Hummus and Pickled Garlic

  • Grilled Steak Sandwich with Giardiniera  

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder 

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Chocolate Pot de Creme

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Oysters 101
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Oysters 101

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In addition to their unique texture , the great appeal of oysters is the diversity of flavors you can get from east coast and west coast varietals!  In Oysters 101, Executive Chef DJ Nagle takes you on a dive into the wonderful world of the most highly sought after seafood in the country! Learn the difference between the coastal varieties, how to properly and safely shuck oysters, and the different methods to prepare them.  All you will have to do is pop a bottle of bubbly to pair with dinner!

Menu:

  • Raw Bar Oysters with a Trio of Classic Sauces

  • Grilled Oysters with Unami Butter

  • Deep-Fried Po’Boy Oyster Sliders with Sauce Louis

  • Chilled Oysters over Shaved Cucumber Dill

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Food and Wine: A Trip to Spain
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Food and Wine: A Trip to Spain

Spanish wines are popular, diverse, striking, unique, and pair extremely well with lively foods!  Discover the exciting world of Spanish wines with our resident wine expert Chef Andy Floyd and how they can compliment you favorite dishes, and  help you make wise decisions on your next rip to your favorite wine seller. Learn the keys to selecting a memorable wine to pair with an equally memorable dish.  
Menu:

  • Lamb Meatballs and Romesco Sauce

  • Mussels, Shrimp and Peppers with Roasted Garlic Aioli

  • Goat Cheese Tartelettes with Olive Compote

  • Catalan Omelet

 


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Healthy Lifestyle: Plant-Based Eating
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Lifestyle: Plant-Based Eating

You asked for it, here it is!  Continuing in their Eat the Rainbow series, Chef Dan and nutritionist Vicki Robichaux are spotlighting a brightly colored plant based menu! Vicki and Chef Dan will review the benefits of eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, eggs and healthy oils.

Menu:

  • Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl

  • Kimchi Two Ways: Stew and With Fried Rice

  • Make Your Own Vegetable Broth

  • The Ultimate Cous Cous

  • Quick Pickled Vegetable Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette

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Knife Skills 101 August
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Knife Skills 101 August

Proper usage of your chef knife, the most important tool in the kitchen, is an essential part of all successful cookery! This smaller hands-on class will focus on professional instruction for all fundamental knife work – slice, dice mince and julienne - to enhance your efficiency and elevate all aspects of your culinary skills.  Make this the year you learn how to chop like a pro! The class will also feature knife safety, storage and sharpening, and construction.

Menu Includes:

  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad

  • Roasted Cinnamon Agave Sweet Potatoes

  • Thai Chicken Stir Fry with Three Herb Sauce

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Classic Italian Dessert Pairings
Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Classic Italian Dessert Pairings

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Italians have a knack for coming up with desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth and craft wines specifically for dessert!  Join our resident Italian Donna Marrone for this special dessert class filled with irresistible, sweet but not too sweet desserts using fresh, seasonal fruits!  Donna will share with you the tricks to these classic Italian final courses that will leave your guests impressed and asking for your recipe!

Menu:

  • Cannoli

  • Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

  • Stuffed Peaches with Amaretti Cookies

  • Ricotta Pound Cake with Strawberries in Chianti Cream

  • Chocolate Raspberry Cream with Pistachio and Limoncello Cookie

  • Chocolate Risotto

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Couples Class: Colorado Fare
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Colorado Fare

Colorado cuisine is just as diverse and captivating as its scenery!  In this class, Executive chef Justin Goerich of Elway’s Steakhouse will lead you through a menu packed with unique dishes based on all Colorado has to offer!  In this menu, the foods of the pioneer meets a modern makeover. Grab yourself a partner and go on a road trip around the state! This class will be served with Colorado wines and craft beers.  

Menu:

  • Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout with Whole Grain Mustard, Pickled Cauliflower, Fresno Chilies and Herb Crostinis

  • Hazel Dell Mushroom Bisque with Toasted Pepitas, Arugula Pesto and Roasted Garlic Croutons

  • Lamb Fondue with Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops, Green Chile Cheese Sauce, Sweet Potatoes and Chile Tortillas

  • Grilled Buffalo Sirloin with Longs Peak Potatoes, Charred Broccoli, Habanero Bacon Jam and Serrano Steak Sauce

  • Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Bourbon Whip Cream

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Catch of the Day August
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Catch of the Day August

Fresh fish should be a regular staple to every healthy diet. Yet too many of us are intimidated by the cooking process and think of it as special occasion restaurant fare. Not so! By learning a few simple techniques, you will soon be cooking delicious fish and seafood consistently – no matter what the catch of the day may be! Selecting and preparing fish and seafood is much easier with good fundamental knowledge and this time-honored class has helped hundreds of cooks make seafood a regular and easy part of their culinary repertoire. Join us and learn how to successfully sauté, roast, and grill any type of seafood you desire!

Menu Includes:

  • Sautéed Tilapia with Caper Lime Aioli

  • Grilled Mahi Mahi Salad with Orange White Balsamic Dressing

  • Pan-Seared Scallops with Brown Butter Lemon Sauce

  • Oven-Roasted Salmon with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

  • Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Minted Barbados Flambé

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder Ribs

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Lemon Mousse


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More Smokin'!
Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

More Smokin'!

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Chef Dan will bring the art of smoking to new levels showcasing new lean proteins, vegetables and fruits to produce amazing new flavors! This class is a must to help you get the most out of your home smoke-cooking.  Learn the tips and tricks that will have you confident in your backyard this Summer. Chef Dan will share with you techniques on selecting the right smoker for you, properly preparing your chips, building flavors with your proteins and produce, and infusing your dishes with that ideal amount of smoky taste.  Take the mystery out of the tradition of low and slow!

Menu Includes:

  • Cured and Smoked Trout Salad

  • Smoked Applesauce on Grilled Lamb Kabobs

  • Smoked Gazpacho Sauce on Crab Cakes

  • Smoked Pork Belly Sliders with Jalapeno Napa Slaw and BBQ Sauce

  • Whole Smoked Duck Taquitos with Sweet and Silky Sesame Sauce

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Girls Night Out!
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Girls Night Out!

Girlfriends, great drinks and gorgeous small plates are the perfect recipe for your next Girls’ Night Out!  Let us take the planning out of your night out with the besties! In this class, Chef Devin will wow your taste buds with unique, upscale appetizers and your favorite cocktails!  Grab your closest girlfriend or your tribe and join us for a really fun night!
Menu:

  • Griddled Flatbreads with Zucchini, Burrata and Mint / Aperol Spritzer

  • Bison Sliders with Horseradish and Lemon Aioli, Grilled Romaine Hearts / Moscow Mule

  • Mexican Sopes with Homemade Chicken Chorizo, Charred Pineapple Salsa / Tequila Paloma

  • Gambas Al Ajillo / Sangria

  • Cognac and Goat Gouda Fondue with Sicilian Skewers / Prosecco

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

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Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder Ribs

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Lemon Mousse


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Couples Class: Tacos and Tequila
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Tacos and Tequila

Gourmet Street tacos are one of Denver’s hottest food trends! Chef Justin’s talent is showing home cooks how easy it is to prepare restaurant quality food at home. And this time with tequila! In this class, you will enjoy a trip to south of the border where it’s about to get hot and spicy!  Learn a variety of techniques that will allow you to spruce up your favorite tacos. Dinner will cool down with a tequila tasting and a margarita!  Grab your significant other or best friend and sign up! Please note this class is priced per couple.


Menu:

  • Blackened Fish Tacos, Smoked Serrano Aioli, Black Bean Refritos

  • Charred Chipotle Chicken Fry Bread Tacos, Tomatillo-Serrano Salsa, Chipotle Crema

  • Shrimp Tacos with Masa Tortillas, Salsa Suiza, Salsa Criolla

  • Pork and Red Chili Tamales

  • Grilled Asparagus, Mushroom and Garlic Confit Tamales, Frijoles Moros

  • Classic Margarita

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Asian Favorites
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Asian Favorites

Creative, flavorful and fun are just a few words to describe Chef Leah’s approach to Asian delights!  In this hands on class, you will see how simple it is to recreate your favorite take out foods in your own kitchen.  Chef Leah brings her same interactive, energetic approach to each of her classes, as she did to the episode of Cutthroat Kitchen she won on Food Network!  You are guaranteed to leave this class with a new approach to the best of Asian Cuisine.

Menu:

  • Wonton Soup

  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

  • Pad Thai

  • Steamed Bass

  • Grilled Beef (Bulgogi)

  • Mango Sticky Rice

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Couples Class: A Trip to South America
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Trip to South America

Discover a rich history of cross-cultural dishes, due to the ethnic fusion of South America!  Chef Dan will guide you and your partner through a unique culinary adventure that will surely take your senses on quite the adventure!  Learn the flavors, spices and techniques that make the cuisine of Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina so special. Dinner will be served with the signature cocktails Spanish Caipirinha and Pisco Sours.  Please note this class is priced per couple.

Menu:

  • Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
    Arepas with Melted Cheese Centers and Cilantro Pepita Lime Pesto

  • Hanger Steak with Smoked Chimichurri and Cumin Coleslaw
    Mushroom Medley Empanadas with Aji Amarillo Aioli

  • Alfajores with Dulce de Leche Filling

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Couples Class: An Italian Wine Dinner
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: An Italian Wine Dinner

Family style antipasti, handmade pasta, gorgeous meats, and of course cannoli!  This is a dinner party you will not soon forget! Follow our favorite Italian Donna Marrone through this exquisite menu.  You and your partner will learn the art of shaping and rolling pasta, the components of a traditional Italian dinner, and selecting beautiful wines to compliment your meal.  Donna will guide you in planning your meal like a pro!

Menu:

  • Antipasti Medley: Spinach Pesto Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Tuscan Stuffed Lettuce, and Rice Cakes with Zucchini and Bacon / Pinot Grigio

  • Sicilian Spiced Chicken Medallions with Citrus and Radish Salad / Cannonau Di Sardegna

  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Thyme, Truffle Oil and Pancetta/ Sangiovese

  • Rolled Beef with Artichoke Stuffing and Polenta Speck Fried Dumplings / Cabernet Sauvingnon

  • Cannoli with Orange Mascarpone Mousse and Balsamic Marinated Berries / Imbianco Rose

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Baking at 5280 July
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Baking at 5280 July

Learning to successfully bake here in the beautiful Mile High City can be quite a challenge! Whether you are a recent transplant or a Front Range Native, almost all baking recipes are written for sea level cooking.  In this hands-on class – a must for all would-be bakers – Chef Kelly will instruct on the fundamentals of baking at altitude, from properly scaling ingredients, leavening, mixing, creaming and the crumb method, to the importance of temperatures and adjustments. With new-found confidence in the kitchen, you’ll learn the techniques to making a selection of baked goods which will turn out truly delicious – every time!

Menu:

  • Chocolate Brownies

  • Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Fluffy Scones and Biscuits

  • Banana Bread

  • Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Sushi House Favorites
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Sushi House Favorites

Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen Season 2 winner Leah Eveleigh will be in the school teaching you how to roll all of your sushi house favorites!  Join Chef Leah as she helps you master the fine art of creating your own sushi rolls and getting creative with your sauces!  She will give you tips on how to select the right fish for your rolls, and other cuisine that will pair well being served alongside.  Attendees will receive their own sushi mat to take home.

Menu:

  • California Roll with Avocado and Crab Salad

  • Philly Roll with Salmon, Cream Cheese and Asparagus

  • Spicy Tuna Roll with Ahi Tuna, Avocado, Green Onions and Sesame Seeds

  • Miso Soup

  • Grilled Pork Belly Sliders with Pineapple Slaw

  • Berry Trifle with Gingersnap Cookies

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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

Two Day Workshop. This is Denver’s most popular and comprehensive cooking class and has been a monthly calendar constant since 2004. Chef Dan has been teaching foundational skills to thousands of students, so if you’re ready to cook with confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, and save money and time, this workshop will help you build a repertoire of essential culinary techniques. You'll cover knife skills, mise en place, sautéing, roasting, grilling, sauce making, vinaigrettes and basic pastry techniques that you can build on each time you cook and will utilize for the rest of your life. Class fee is for the two-day workshop and registration includes both days.


Day 1

  • Field Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Ragout

  • Sautéed Filet of Salmon with Aioli

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Broccoli with Lemon Browned Butter

  • Rustic Apple Crostada with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Day 2

  • Minestrone with Basil Pesto

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Braised Pork Shoulder Ribs

  • Creamy Polenta

  • Perfect Roasted Chicken with Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Asparagus Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Medley

  • Lemon Mousse


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