Mastering Sauces March
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Mastering Sauces March

$79.00

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 Includes:

  • 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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Couples Class: Middle Eastern Cuisine
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Middle Eastern Cuisine

$165.00

Middle Eastern cuisine is one of the hottest food trends of the year! In this class, Chef Devin will treat your taste buds to the wide spectrum of ingredients and flavors from Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and Greece! Having traveled to over 30 countries thus far, Chef Devin brings his unique perspective to these dishes as he lends his own touch to those he has sampled abroad!  This is sure to be a fun, new experience so grab your significant other or a special friend and join us for this class! The class fee is for two people.

Menu:

  • Muhammara, Labneh, & Halloumi with a Crudite Platter

  • Lamb Koftas with a Raisin Pesto

  • Spiced Chickpea Salad

  • Shaved Carrot & Radish Salad with Herbs and Pumpkin Seeds

  • Persian Chicken with Turmeric and Lime

  • Ful Medames


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Mix Match Make Take Cookbook Class
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mix Match Make Take Cookbook Class

$100.00

Mix Match Make Take goes LIVE in this class!  Join Chef Dan as he shows you how to get the most out of your copy of his amazing new cookbook!  In this class, you will learn how to mix and match various recipes to produce gourmet, delicious, and healthy meals that are always unique and fresh!  This class will feature the Make and the Take of four recipes that will showcase cooking once, but using the “overstock” (our word for leftovers) to create completely different dishes for additional meals.  Each attendee is asked to bring tupperware containers from home as you will be bringing home your overstock! Attendees in this class will receive a signed copy of Mix Match Make Take to take home with them.  

Menu

  • Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Coconut Curry Sauce, Steamed Vegetable Medley, and Jasmine Rice

  • Triangle Tip Roast with Tomatillo Mole, Roasted Zucchini and Brown Rice

  • Grilled Pork Chops with Green Olive Tapenade, Green Lentils and Steamed Carrots

  • Sauteed Salmon with Grilled Pineapple Blueberry Salsa, Edamame with Almonds, and 3 Grain Risotto

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Knife Skills 101 March

$79.00

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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The Paleo Way: New Menu!
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Paleo Way: New Menu!

$79.00

Eating healthy has never been more delicious! Chef Dan brings the Paleo diet to your plate with grain-free, dairy free and sugar-free dishes. Learn the methods behind finding and preparing, without fuss, high-quality meats, fresh produce, and healthy oils.
Menu:

  • Mediterranean Chopped Vegetable and Cured Meat Salad with Basil Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Tuscan Soup with Bacon, Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Potatoes and Chard

  • Shrimp, Tomatoes and Fennel with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

  • Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Zucchini Griddle Cakes and Eggplant Caponata

  • Pan Seared Flatiron Steak with Portobellini Mushroom Ragout

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Couples Class: Tacos & Tequila!
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Tacos & Tequila!

$175.00

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 with your significant other or friend!  Cost of this class covers 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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Bread Baking 101
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Bread Baking 101

$59.00

Back by popular demand! Make bread baking part of your regular kitchen routine. It’s not just for special occasions! Learn the secrets of mixing, proofing, and baking bread in this comprehensive class. Chef Kelly introduces you to her inspired bread baking, then leads you step by step through the techniques needed to make a great loaf each and every time. Baking adjustments for high altitude will be featured for great results in our Mile High city.
Menu:

  • Marble Rye

  • Herb Focaccia

  • Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns

  • English Muffins

  • Lavash Crackers

  • Stollen

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Eat the Rainbow: Vegetarian Spotlight
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Eat the Rainbow: Vegetarian Spotlight

$79.00

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.


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Couples Class: Global Cocktail Party
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Global Cocktail Party

$175.00

Eat and drink your way around the globe in the encore of this popular class!  Join Chef Dan as he wows you with the flavors of international street food! Your taste buds will be screaming for more as you savor the food and sample the carefully paired cocktails! This class is perfect for a date night or girls’ night out!
Menu:

  • Lamb Sliders with Feta Aioli/ Greek Ouzo Mojitos

  • Smoked Shrimp & Pork Belly Street Tacos/ Hibiscus Margaritas

  • Thai Beef Satays with Peanut Sauce/ Jalapeno Lime Mules

  • Tikka Chicken Wings/ Singha

  • Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce/ Sangiovese

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A Gourmet Spring Brunch
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

A Gourmet Spring Brunch

$85.00

The fresh flavors of Spring never tasted so good! The Spring holidays bring about the perfect time to show off your favorite brunch! Chef Dan will highlight not only how to execute each dish, but also how to plan your menu and what you can make ahead to ensure that you are able to enjoy your favorite morning cocktail with your guests as well! This class will feature two spring cocktails: Lavender and Bruléed Grapefruit Greyhound and Blueberry Mojito Royale.  

Menu:

  • Heirloom Tomato Tart

  • Smoked Salmon with Eggplant Caviar

  • Chilled Cantaloupe, Ginger and Blueberry Soup

  • Spinach Souffle Roulade with Roasted Tomato Eggplant Sauce

  • Honey Herb Glazed Lamb Top Round with Spring Vegetable and Sweet Potato Hash

  • Lemon Curd Filled Scones

  • Cinnamon Butter Coffee Cake

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Catch of the Day April
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Catch of the Day April

$85.00

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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Mediterranean Tapas
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Mediterranean Tapas

$85.00

Mediterranean cuisine is the hottest culinary trend of 2019! Experience small bites with huge flavor as you cook your way through the bold freshness of the Mediterranean! Chef Dan brings you a menu filled with tastes from a rustic kitchen in Italy to the coastline of Greece.  Featuring fresh produce and a wide array of herbs and seasonings, this menu is as healthy as it is delicious! This class will be paired with regional wines.

  • Menu:

  • Pan Seared Radicchio and Prosciutto Rolls with Fresh Mozzarella Crostinis and Sun-dried Tomato Dressing

  • A Duet of Bruschetta with Crimini-Tomato and White Bean-Roasted Pepper

  • Seared and Chilled Shrimp Brochettes with Lemon Thyme Pesto Sauce

  • Shrimp and Mussels with Shiitake White Wine and Jalapeno Broth Served Over Israeli Couscous

  • Baked Wonton Cups with Artichoke Guacamole and Apple Smoked Bacon

  • Roasted Eggplant Caponata and Grilled Ciabatta

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Baking at 5280 April
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Baking at 5280 April

$59.00

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 Includes:

  • Flourless Chocolate Brownies

  • Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Fluffy Scones and Biscuits

  • Banana Bread

  • Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Make & Take: Traveling Soups and Salads
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Make & Take: Traveling Soups and Salads

$79.00

Fresh, flavorful and ready to travel!  These soups and salads from Chef Dan’s exciting new cookbook Mix Match Make Take are perfect for people on the go!  Chef Dan will teach you how to layer the flavor in each of these soups and salads to ensure that your packed lunch or picnic is never boring!  

Menu:

  • Italian Wedding Soup with Sausage Meatballs

  • Cauliflower Soup with Apple, Dijon and Hazelnut Garnish

  • Jodie’s Chicken Fajita Soup

  • Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette, Arugula and Fennel

  • Traveling Caesar Salad

  • Artichoke Guacamole

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Couples Class: Colorado Fare
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Colorado Fare

$175.00

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.  The cost of this class is for two people.

Menu:

  • Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout with Whole Grain Mustard, Picked 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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Sushi House Favorites Part 2 and Brunch
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Sushi House Favorites Part 2 and Brunch

$85.00

Sushi with brunch- look no further!   Chef Leah is back with new rolls and this time combining it with brunch!  Leah will show you the art of rolling the perfect roll and the secrets behind a great tempura batter!  Tips for purchasing sushi and seafood will be featured. Please note that the Sushi House Favorites class is not a prerequisite for this class, each class stands on its own.  Attendees will receive a sushi mat to take home.

Menu:

  • Dragon Roll

  • Tempura Shrimp and Vegetables

  • Tempura Dipping Sauce

  • Sushi Nigri, Ahi & Salmon

  • Sushi Desserts

  • French Omelet

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Couples Class: Springtime in Paris
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Springtime in Paris

$165.00

Spring in Paris, what could be better?  Nicknamed the City of Love, Paris is arguably the most romantic city in the world!  Chef Leah will channel your inner French chef as you enjoy the delights of a French bistro.  This menu will be paired with regional French wines. Grab your special someone and join us for this special night!
Menu:

  • Caprese Crostini with Pesto

  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

  • Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin

  • Croque Monsieur  

  • Creme Brulee

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Girls Night Out!
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Girls Night Out!

$85.00

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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Healthy Lifestyle: The Mediterranean Diet
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Lifestyle: The Mediterranean Diet

$79.00


Fighting diseases with food!  This class is a continuation of Vicki’s popular Anti-Inflammatory Class.  Vicki and Chef Dan will review the benefits of eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish and healthy oils.  You will have a whole new list of healthy recipes that are easy to make and most importantly taste delicious! Please note, the Anti-Inflammatory Class is not a prerequisite to this class. Each class stands on its own.


Menu:

  • Yellow Split Pea Puree with Pickled Onions, Capers, Oil Packed Tuna

  • Italian Parsley and Oregano

  • Green Leaf Salad with Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, Shaved Fennel, Olive Medley

  • Home Made Oil Packed Roast Tomatoes, Herbed Goat Cheese Crumbles

  • Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Chicken “Pizza” with Skillet Cauliflower Crust, Sautéed Dark Leafy Greens

  • Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce

  • Pan Roasted Wild Caught Salmon Artichoke Guacamole, Lentils and Farro

  • Prosciutto, Asparagus and Goat Cheddar Frittata with Tomato Eggplant Sauce

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Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

Basic Skills April
165.00

Two Day Workshop - April 23, 2019 & April 30 2019            

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: East Meets West
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: East Meets West

$175.00

Fusion cooking may be a 90s culinary buzzword, but the mashups of different culinary cuisines is still as popular as ever. Enjoy a fusion date night in the kitchen!  Chef Dan is on hand with an elegant menu highlighting the flavors of East and West! This class will show you how to combine iconic ideas into new and exciting dishes showcasing all five basic tastes.  Please note the cost of this class is for two people.      

Menu:

  • Tuna Carpaccio with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Jalapenos

  • Chili Spiced Chicken Wonton Soup, Roast Red Pepper Broth and Arugula

  • Five-Spice Duck and Raspberry Salad, Roast Shallots and Sherry Vinaigrette

  • Entrée Duet of Sesame Scallops and Beef Tenderloin, Eggplant Salsa, and Spicy Citrus Udon Noodles

  • Yuzu Lemon Napoleon with Fresh Berries

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Young Chefs: Pasta!
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Young Chefs: Pasta!

$79.00

Our favorite Italian Donna Marrone is bringing her secrets of pasta making to our Young Chefs!  Donna teaches you everything you wanted to know about making homemade pasta dough and sauces that you are ready to add to your kitchen skill set! 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 type of pasta.

Menu:

  • Fettucine Alfredo

  • Spaghetti with Bolognese

  • Tagliatelle With Pesto Sauce

  • Asparagus With Roasted Garlic Sauce

  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Seasonal Berries

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Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

Basic Skills April
165.00

Two Day Workshop - April 23, 2019 & April 30 2019            

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: St. Paddy's Day Party Pairings!
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: St. Paddy's Day Party Pairings!

$175.00

Forget the green beer!  Let us get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a new take on your favorite traditional Irish dishes!  Chef Dan will have you prepared to surprise your friends with new appetizers at your St. Patrick’s Day party this year.  Dishes will be served with Irish beers and cocktails. Please note the cost of this class is for two people.  
Menu:

  • Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders with Thousand Island and Swiss Cheese / Guinness

  • Lamb Meatballs with Bourbon BBQ Glaze / Irish Sours

  • Bacon, Mushroom, Pea & Carrot Turnovers with Dijon Dip / Kilkenny

  • Crispy Colcannon Cups with Pickled Onions / Irish Mules

  • Irish Cheddar Whiskey Fondue / Irish Godfather

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Couples Class: Fresh Pasta Workshop - Let's Get Stuffed!
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Fresh Pasta Workshop - Let's Get Stuffed!

$165.00

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. The cost of this class is for two people.  

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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Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 2)

Basic Skills March
165.00

Two Day Workshop - March 6, 2019 & March 13, 2019            

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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Asian Favorites
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Asian Favorites

$85.00

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: Craft Beer Pairings
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Craft Beer Pairings

$175.00

Did you know Colorado has the second highest concentration of craft breweries in the country?  Whether you are an avid beer drinker or just curious about cooking with craft beer, join Executive Chef DJ Nagle of Briar Common Brewery as you learn how to incorporate craft beer into your menu!  Chef DJ has put together pairings of Briar Common Brewery’s own brews with his special picks for this class! This class will also discuss what to look for when pairing your favorite ales with food.    Class fee is for two people.

Menu:

  • Potato Leek Soup Topped with Bacon Pickled Apple Bread Salad / Hobart Belgian Trippel

  • Avocado Toast with Homemade Chorizo and Cotija / Das Bueno

  • Smoky Roasted Salmon with Arugula, Pink Grapefruit, Avocado, Shaved Fennel and Red Onion / Briar American Pale Ale

  • Blackberry Honey Glazed Drumsticks with Crispy Garlic and Pickled Onions / Bramble Blackberry Imperial Stout

  • Grilled New York Steak with Confit Garlic, Onion and Shallot, French baguette and Gruyere Cheese / Rochus American Porter

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Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

Basic Skills March
165.00

Two Day Workshop - March 6, 2019 & March 13, 2019            

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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Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Restaurant at Home

$165.00

Restaurant quality cuisine that you can create in your own kitchen! One of our fastest selling classes yet! Navigate these steakhouse-inspired dishes alongside Elway’s Executive Chef Justin Goerich. Once you know the required techniques and how to execute them, you will see how simple it is to bring dishes that are full of flavor and guaranteed to impress into your home. This menu focuses on beloved flavor profiles that have become classics and will be paired with accompanying red, white and rose wines.

Menu:

  • Cheesy Potato Dip with Bacon and Onion Jam, Crispy Potato Wedges, Corn Tortilla Chips, and Scallions

  • Chicken and Corn Chowder with Chive Biscuits

  • Grilled Beef Sirloin with Blue Cheese Butter, Roast Garlic Mashers,  Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Salt Roasted Onions

  • Roasted Scottish Salmon with Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus and Hollandaise

  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp with Cinnamon Crunch, Vanilla Bean Caramel and Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream

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Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Mardi Gras Party Fare

$85.00

Forget the green beer!  Let us get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a new take on your favorite traditional Irish dishes!  Chef Dan will have you prepared to surprise your friends with new appetizers at your St. Patrick’s Day party this year.  Dishes will be served with Irish beers and cocktails. Please note the cost of this class is for two people.  
Menu:

  • Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders with Thousand Island and Swiss Cheese / Guinness

  • Lamb Meatballs with Bourbon BBQ Glaze / Irish Sours

  • Bacon, Mushroom, Pea & Carrot Turnovers with Dijon Dip / Kilkenny

  • Crispy Colcannon Cups with Pickled Onions / Irish Mules

  • Irish Cheddar Whiskey Fondue / Irish Godfather

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Couples Class: Pork Belly Pairings
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Pork Belly Pairings

$175.00

In this class, perfect for a Date Night, we are combining two of our favorite things – Bacon AND Beverages, for some perfect Pork Belly Pairings! We all know that everything is better with bacon, and the addition of this salty, crispy porky treat can really elevate some of your favorite dishes – and paired with some complementary alcoholic tipples can truly create a match made in heaven! Come and find out how to use different cuts of pork belly in your cooking and how to prepare these tasty dishes and then pair them with these different wines and beers. Please Note: This class is priced per couple.

Menu Includes:

Smoked Pork Belly Tacos / paired with Dos Equis,

Pig Candy BLTs / paired with Hard Apple Cider,

Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil Baconnaise / paired with Prosecco,

Bacon Mussels with Thyme, Riesling and Tomato Broth / paired with Riesling,

Thick Cut Apple Smoked Bacon and Beef Kabobs on Cheese Grits / paired with Pinot Noir.  

 

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Mastering Sauces
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Mastering Sauces

$79.00

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 complement your meals - with ease!

Menu Includes:
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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Knife Skills 101
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Knife Skills 101

$79.00

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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Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

A Couples Winter Dinner Party: The Olive Branch

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$175.00

The olive tree presents us with two gifts. First, we have the olive itself, with its chewy texture and robust flavor and then second, the invaluable oil pressed from the fruit featuring bitter, pungent or peppery flavor profiles!  This elegant menu will use a number of varietals to highlight the briny and sometimes smoky taste of the olive and will be served with Dirty Martinis and Millionaire Mules.

Menu Includes:

Tomato, Olive & Goat Cheese on Smoked Salmon Chapatis
Roasted Asparagus salad with Apple Smoked Bacon, and Caper and Black Olive Tapenade
Wild Mushroom & Tomato Soup with Parmesan Olive Paste Crostini
Grilled hanger Steak with Olive Chimichurri, Wild Rice Pilaf, and Roasted Winter Squash with Three Pepper Compote
Olive Oil Cake

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Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Microbrew Restaurant: Denver's Hottest New Trend!

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$85.00

Kicking back with friends and family with a cold craft brew and pub food is the thing to do in Denver!  Come join Executive Chef DJ Nagle of Briar Common Brewery to bring your upscale pub favorites into your kitchen!  You can host the next happy hour with your friends!   This menu will be served with craft beer from Briar Common Brewery.

Menu:

Homemade Pub Cheese with Chips
Baked Queso with Chorizo and Green Chile
French Onion “Poutine” with Grilled Steak, Crispy Mashed Potato, White Cheddar Mornay, Horseradish Cream and Sweet Pickles
Bacon Blend Burgers with White Cheddar, Sweet Onion Jam and Crispy Onions
Cracker Crusted Fish and Chips with Oven Fries and the Best Tartar Sauce

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Couples Class: Colorado Fare
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Colorado Fare

$175

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.  The cost of this class is for two people.

Menu:

Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout with Whole Grain Mustard, Picked 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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French Macarons
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

French Macarons

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$79.00

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 Includes:
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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Around The World Meals In Minutes
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Around The World Meals In Minutes

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$79.00

What’s a cook to do to beat the clock and have a nutritious, hot and flavorful dinner on the table in 30-40 minutes? In this class, we’ll take a trip around the globe, with cooking that encourages you to enjoy seasonally fresh, locally grown foods from all around the world. With wonderful spices and exotic taste combinations, you will find great ideas for healthy and delicious home cooking. Chef Dan will share his expertise on the well-stocked pantry, basic items you should always have on hand, so that with a quick trip to the market for fresh protein and produce, 10-15 minutes of prep and a short cooking time, you can have a terrific meal on the table in, well, minutes! 

Menu Includes:
Sautéed Snapper on Ratatouille with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette
Italian Sausage with Braised Fennel, Peppers and Roma Tomatoes
Curried Vegetable Wraps
Marinated & Grilled Chicken with Black Bean Relish
        

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Couples Class: A Trip to Bologna
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

Couples Class: A Trip to Bologna

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$165.00

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 and your partner 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! Please Note: This class is priced per couple.

Menu Includes:
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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Pacific Rim Seafood
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Pacific Rim Seafood

$85.00

What happens when East, West, North and South all converge on seafood?  Why Pacific Rim seafood, of course!  Chef Dan presents a menu boasting of sweet and savory along with spicy seasonings and rich umami!  These courses are designed to wake up your palates and bring the flavors of Hawaii and Eastern Asia to your table.  Dinner will be served with sake and Japanese beer.

Menu Includes:

Shrimp and Melon Cocktail with Thai Vinaigrette
Coconut Crab Dip with Taro Chips
Hot and Sour Mussel Soup
Baked Red Snapper on Sauteed Napa Cabbage with Red Curry Sauce
Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Cabernet Sauce

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Couples Class: Craft Beer Pairings
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: Craft Beer Pairings

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$175.00

Did you know Colorado has the second highest concentration of craft breweries in the country?  Whether you are an avid beer drinker or just curious about cooking with craft beer, join Executive Chef DJ Nagle of Briar Common Brewery as you learn how to incorporate craft beer into your menu!  Chef DJ has put together pairings of Briar Common Brewery’s own brews with his special picks for this class! This class will also discuss what to look for when pairing your favorite ales with food.    Class fee is for two people.

Menu:
Potato Leek Soup Topped with Bacon Pickled Apple Bread Salad / Hobart Belgian Trippel
Avocado Toast with Homemade Chorizo and Cotija / Das Bueno
Smoky Roasted Salmon with Arugula, Pink Grapefruit, Avocado, Shaved Fennel and Red Onion / Briar American Pale Ale
Blackberry Honey Glazed Drumsticks with Crispy Garlic and Pickled Onions / Bramble Blackberry Imperial Stout
Grilled New York Steak with Confit Garlic, Onion and Shallot, French baguette and Gruyere Cheese / Rochus American Porter

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Baking at 5280
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Baking at 5280

$59.00

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 Includes:

Flourless Chocolate Brownies;
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies; Snickerdoodle Cookies;
Fluffy Scones and Biscuits;
Banana Bread;
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting;

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Couples Valentine's Day Class: Small Plates For All Day Dining
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Valentine's Day Class: Small Plates For All Day Dining

$175.00

Cooking for your loved one is a real joy, and a delightful way to spend quality time together! Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to try some luxurious and sensual new dishes, and Chef Dan is on hand to show you and your significant other how to produce a quality menu to sate all the senses! Come and enjoy a leisurely evening in our kitchen working on a delicious and truly elegant menu that you can reproduce in your own home on the big night itself, or any other romantic occasion. You’ll also enjoy complimentary paired wine with dinner. Please note: this class is priced per couple.

Menu Includes:

Chocolate & Wild Mushroom Ragout with Rice Wafers
Asparagus & Prosciutto Rolls with Chevre and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Cold Thai Chicken Wraps with Spicy Coconut Peanut Sauce
Coffee Rubbed Lamb Chops with Preserved Lemon Couscous
Hot Artichoke & Parsley Pesto Muffaletta Sliders
Strawberries with Honey Basil Cream

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The Seasoned Chef Winter Open House: The Magic of Flavor!
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Seasoned Chef Winter Open House: The Magic of Flavor!

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Come see the components of Chef Dan’s new cookbook Mix Match Make Take in action!  This open house will feature our favorite chefs doing demonstrations and offering samples for tasting straight from the book!  Please join us for a fun night of great food and delicious drinks!  Attendees will be given the first look of the new class calendar and will receive a discount for new class registrations!  Space is limited so make your reservation today!

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Healthy Lifestyle - Superfoods!
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Lifestyle - Superfoods!

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Nutrient-dense,  brain-boosting, disease fighting…these are just a few of the benefits of so called Superfoods!  This class builds on Vicki’s very popular Eat the Rainbow class.  Vicki will review the importance of eating foods containing antioxidants and their role in optimal health.  You will be provided with new recipe ideas that taste great and will boost your nutritional content!  Please note, the Anti-Inflammatory Class is not a prerequisite to this class. Each class stands on its own.

Menu:
Shrimp, Baby Greens and Endive Salad with Blueberry Ginger Vinaigrette, Walnuts and Oranges

  • Rainbow Minestrone

  • Bison Meatballs with Sauteed Sweet Potatoes and Wilted Greens

  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Shiitake and Vegetable Stir Fry and Coconut Turmeric Curry

  • Apple Chips with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Basic Skills: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)

165.00

Two Day Workshop - February 5, 2019 & February 12, 2019            

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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A Winter Brunch
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

A Winter Brunch

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When there are sub-zero temperatures outside, heat up your kitchen with a dozen friends and a cozy, comforting brunch!  Chef Dan will show you how to bring simple, restaurant quality brunch to your own dining table! He will also teach you how to plan and execute your menu in order to save you time and money and allow you to join your guests with a relaxing mimosa or chai tea when the meal is complete!

Menu Includes:
Apple Cider Mimosas
Snickerdoodle Chai Teas
Yogurt & Mixed Nut Coffee Cake
Smoked Trout Salad with Green beans, Caper Lemon Vinaigrette, Brioche Croutons and Baby Arugula
Wild Mushroom Quiche
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast, Roasted Root Vegetables, Dauphine Potatoes, Dried Fruit Chutney & Rosemary Butter
Roasted Walnut Butter Crepes with Caramelized Applesauce
 

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Soup Is Always Better With Bacon
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Soup Is Always Better With Bacon

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Soup, the ultimate winter comfort food, is ALWAYS better with bacon!   Chef Dan will share with you the proper techniques for building a fantastic, flavorful soup!  A little known secret is the depth of saltiness, heartiness, and special savory touch the use of cured and uncured meats can bring to the pot.  After this class, you will be looking forward to your next snow day!

Menu Includes:
Smoked Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Crispy Prosciutto
Root Vegetable and Apple Smoked Bacon Bisque
Smoked Pork Belly & Black Bean Soup with Corn Relish Garnish
Thomas Keller’s Spring Vegetable Soup with Bayonne Ham & Tomato Confit
Tasso & Andouille Gumbo

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Catch of the Day
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Catch of the Day

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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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