Couples Class: A Summer Dinner Party
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Summer Dinner Party

Warm summer evenings lend themselves perfectly to a backyard dinner party.  With a built in laid back vibe, fill up your plate with cool, fresh food, grab a cocktail and relax in the sunshine with good friends!  Chef Dan has put together a summer menu that is sure to impress with recipes designed to allow you to prepare much of the menu ahead of time so you are able to kick back with your guests during the dinner party.  Your dinner party is sure to be both beautiful and memorable. Dinner will be served with two signature cocktails. Please note this class is priced per couple.

Menu:

  • Grilled N’ Chilled Corn Soup with Coconut Milk and Crab

  • Grilled Mexican Salad with Mezcal Mango Vinaigrette

  • Shrimp Cakes with Grilled Asparagus Salad

  • Surf and Turf with Grilled Poblano Pesto

  • Grilled Banana Splits with Macerated Cherries, Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream

  • Blueberry Lemon and Cucumber Gin Mojitos

  • Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

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Food and Wine Pairing 101
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Food and Wine Pairing 101

Wine lists and sommeliers can be very intimidating! Chef Andy Floyd is a highly experienced chef/wine expert and will take the mystery out of how wine and food interact and add enjoyment to any good meal. With a classic menu of time honored flavor profiles to pair with, you will learn the fundamentals of food and wine pairing, understanding the difference between congruent and contrasting pairings and the keys to balancing flavors.  

Menu:

  • Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Lemon Chive Butter

  • Saltimbocca

  • Pork Tenderloin with Orange and Apricot Vinaigrette

  • Steak Chimichurri Tacos

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Mix Match Make Take Cookbook Class: Make Hot Take Hot
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Mix Match Make Take Cookbook Class: Make Hot Take Hot

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 with an incredible new concept of travel friendly food!  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 five recipes that will showcase cooking once, but using the “overstock” (our word for leftovers) to create completely different dishes for additional hot 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:   

  • Spicy Bison Meatballs with Tomato Pepper Piperade and Squash Noodles

  • Grilled Flatiron Steak with Wild Mushroom Salsa, Cauliflower Risotto and Sauteed New Potatoes

  • Chili Rubbed Breast of Chicken with Black Bean Relish and Creamy Polenta

  • Italian Sausage, Braised Fennel, Peppers and Roma Tomatoes with Hominy Grits

  • Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry with Steamed Rice, Turmeric Ginger Curry and Tamari

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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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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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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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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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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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Delightful Summer Desserts and Dessert Wines
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Delightful Summer Desserts and Dessert Wines

What’s the perfect end to a beautiful spring or summer day?  Why dessert of course! Join our resident pastry Chef Kelly Wise of Honeycombe as she takes the guesswork out of beautiful, seasonal desserts. With this carefully selected menu, Chef Kelly reworks some of our favorite classics with a new spin on  pastry techniques and flavors! If you are an Instagram follower of Honeycombe (follow honeycombedenver), you know Chef Kelly will teach you how to design desserts that are as gorgeous as they are delicious!

Menu:

  • Balsamic Glazed Strawberry Shortcakes  / Moscato

  • Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Macerated Berries / Sauvingnon Blanc

  • Coconut Cream Cake / Champagne

  • Cherry Clafoutis with Amaretto Cream and Candied Almonds / Amaretto Stone Sour

  • Mango Mousse Parfait with Oat Streusel, Passion Fruit and Chantilly /  White Wine Spritzer

  • Lavender Creme Brulee with Rosemary Macadamia Crumble and Lavender Glass / Lavender Lemonade Prosecco

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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: 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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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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East Meets West
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

East Meets West

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.       

Menu:

  • Poke Tuna Tostadas with Napa Slaw and Seaweed Salad

  • Chili Spiced Chicken Wonton Soup, Roast Red Pepper Broth and Cilantro Pumpkinseed Pesto

  • Five-Spice Duck Breast with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Deep Fried Tortilla Strips

  • Entrée Duet of Sesame Scallops and Beef Tenderloin, Miso Butter Sauce, and Spicy Citrus Udon Noodles

  • Yuzu Lemon Napoleon with Fresh Berries

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Healthy Lifestyle: Plant-Based Eating
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Lifestyle: Plant-Based Eating

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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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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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Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know: 2 Day Workshop (Day 1)
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

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

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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Fresh and Fit Grilling
Jul
13
1:30 PM13:30

Fresh and Fit Grilling

Eating healthy does not mean you have to miss out, and healthy grilling does not have to sacrifice flavor!  Chef Dan will teach you everything you need to know about mastering the backyard barbecue while eating conscious cuisine!  Learn guide points for purchasing your next grill, how to prepare the grill to barbecue and secrets to making nutritious, delicious meals!  Surprise your favorite grillmaster with this fun, informative new class!

Menu:

  • Grilled Asparagus, New Potatoes and Portobellos with Grilled Tomato Vinaigrette

  • Salmon Two Ways: Grilled with Grilled Fruit Salsa and Smoked with Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette

  • Grilled Pork Fajita Tacos with Orange Pico De Gallo

  • Grilled Triangle Tip of Beef with Grilled Wild Mushroom Salsa

  • Southwestern Caesar Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing and Grilled Chili Croutons

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Couples Class: A Summer Cocktail Party
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Class: A Summer Cocktail Party

Properly welcome the warm weather evenings with fabulous hor d'oeuvres and irresistible cocktails!  Join Executive Chef Justin Goerich of Elway’s Steakhouse (and former Chopped contestant!) 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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The Italian Pantry
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Italian Pantry

No one will argue that the food in Italy is out of this world!  You will experience it with these beautiful upscale main dishes featuring the traditional Italian pantry fare with a modern twist!  Learn those few special ingredients to always have on hand so a quick trip to the market will allow you to build a memorable dinner in no time.  This class will be served with Italian wines. So get inspired by the flavors of Italy in this class with our resident Italian Donna Marrone!

Menu:

  • Roman Gnocchi

  • Eggplant Ravioli with Goat Cheese and Tomato Fondue

  • Trout Piemontese Style on a Bed of Arugula

  • Rice Timbale Stuffed with Sole

  • Chicken Scallopine with Fried Polenta and Dandelion Greens

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Mastering Sauces July
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Mastering Sauces July

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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Colorado Fare
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

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

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

$165.00

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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Pizza on the Grill
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

Pizza on the Grill

$79.00

Gourmet, tasty pizzas on top of an outdoor grill create outdoor magic!  Crispy and chewy pizza crust topped with lively sauces and a variety of fresh fruits or vegetables pair perfectly with the smoky taste of the grill.  In this class, Chef Dan will show you how to create your own tasty, chewy pizza dough, savory sauces and creative toppings! Take your pizza making to the next level with this fun, creative class!  

 
Menu:

  • No-Knead Neapolitan Pizza Dough

  • Country Style Pizza Dough

  • Easy Pizza Sauce

  • Garlic Oil for Pizza

  • Kung Pao Cashew Chicken

  • Greens on White Pizza

  • Drunken Shrimp Pizza

  • Roasted Veggie Pizza

  • Very Berry Pizza

  • Orange Nutella Pizza

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Mediterranean Meals In Minutes
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Mediterranean Meals In Minutes

$85.00

It’s the cuisine of 2019,  it’s healthy, delicious, and fast! In this class, we’ll take a trip around the Mediterranean region, with cooking that encourages you to enjoy seasonally fresh, locally grown foods. With wonderful spices and exotic taste combinations, you will find great ideas for everyday dinners. 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:

  • Mediterranean Farro Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Pork Medallions

  • Chicken Puttanesca with Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms over Creamy Polenta

  • Fresh Fish and Mussel Tagine

  • Feta Stuffed Lamb Meatballs with Piperade over Squash Noodles and Toasted Pine Nuts

  • Grilled Catch of the Day with Avocado and Tomato, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette and Fennel Rice

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

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

$165.00

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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Father's Day: Smokin' & Grillin'
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Father's Day: Smokin' & Grillin'

$79

If the Dad in your household is a barbecue fan, this is the perfect Father’s Day weekend gift!  Surprise your favorite grill master with this class that teaches the fundamental techniques of the grill and smoker.  Chef Dan will cover what to look for when you purchase your next grill or smoker, how to prepare your meats and sides for the grill, and proper grilling and smoking technique.  This is a great idea for a Father Son experience!

Menu:

  • Smoked and Grilled St. Louis Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce\

  • Smoked and Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Whiskey Smoked Applesauce

  • Grilled Beef and Vegetable Kabobs with Smokey Gazpacho Sauce

  • Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Dill Mayonnaise

  • Smoked Chicken and Pork Belly Tacos with Ancho Aioli

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Summer Open House: A Tapas Party
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Open House: A Tapas Party

Bring a friend and join us for this complimentary open house as we showcase the beautiful, fresh flavors of Mediterranean Tapas!  Enjoy small plates and drinks as we celebrate summer together! Attendees will be given the first look at our new class calendar and will receive a discount on new registrations!  Space is limited, so sign up today!

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Steakhouse at Home
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Steakhouse at Home

$85.00

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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Summer Pies and Tarts
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Pies and Tarts

$79.00

Summer is almost here and so are the great fruits of the season. Whether you shop the local grocery store or make that special trip to the Farmer’s Market, we have some great dessert idea for you. Spoil your family and friends to these mouth-watering pies and tarts all Summer long.  Pastry Chef Kelly Wise of Honeycombe will guide you through the fundamentals that will ensure that flaky crust, the ideal brown top and delightfully sweet fillings each and every time!

Menu:

  • Fresh Peach Pie with Whiskey Caramel and Candied Almonds

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Brown Butter Streusel, Lemon Chantilly and Mint

  • Classic Fruit Tart with Diplomat’s Cream, Fresh Fruit and Strawberry Coulis

  • Lime Chiffon Tart with Graham Cracker Crust and Fresh Raspberry Compote

  • Lemon Meringue Tartlets with Toasted Meringue and Blueberry Ginger Chutney


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Tacos and Tequila
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Tacos and Tequila

$85.00

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!  


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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Delightful Summer Desserts
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Delightful Summer Desserts

What’s the perfect end to a beautiful spring or summer day?  Why dessert of course! Join our resident pastry Chef Kelly Wise of Honeycombe as she takes the guesswork out of beautiful, seasonal desserts. With this carefully selected menu, Chef Kelly reworks some of our favorite classics with a new spin on  pastry techniques and flavors! If you are an Instagram follower of Honeycombe (follow honeycombedenver), you know Chef Kelly will teach you how to design desserts that are as gorgeous as they are delicious!

Menu:

  • Balsamic Glazed Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Macerated Berries

  • Coconut Cream Cake

  • Cherry Clafoutis with Amaretto Cream and Candied Almonds

  • Mango Mousse Parfait with Oat Streusel, Passion Fruit and Chantilly

  • Lavender Creme Brulee with Rosemary Macadamia Crumble and Lavender Glass


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Southwestern Party Favorites
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Southwestern Party Favorites

$85.00

Strong, bold and memorable flavors!  While everyone knows that Chef Dan is known for his classic techniques classes, a little known secret is Chef Dan’s love and flair with Southwest cookery! A melting pot of South American and Mexican cuisine combined with Spanish and Native American flavors is the very definition of Southwestern cooking. Through these delicious dishes, Chef Dan will teach you everything you need to know about throwing your own Southwest Party!


Menu:

  • Sweet Pepper Mini Rellenos with Blue Corn Crust with Chipotle Cheddar Filling

  • Smoked Chicken Wonton Tacos with Ancho Cherry BBQ Sauce

  • Smoked Crab Gazpacho

  • Popusas (Handmade Corn Tortillas) Stuffed with Black Beans and Pepper Jack, Tomatillo Mole

  • Grilled Steak Skewers with Roasted Pepper Chimichurri

  • Chocolate Cinnamon Mini Churros

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Healthy Lifestyle: The Anti-Inflammatory Way
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Lifestyle: The Anti-Inflammatory Way

$79.00

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

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Couples Class: A Hawaiian Luau!
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Couples Class: A Hawaiian Luau!

$165.00

Throw on your favorite Hawaiian shirt or lei and join us for a luau!  /this is one of the most popular themes for a fun spring or summer backyard party. Join Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen winner Executive Chef Leah Eveleigh for this menu that is sure to liven up your next party!  The menu will showcase the melting pot of flavors Hawaii is known for! The meal will be served with a signature Blue Hawaii Cocktail. Please note: the price for the class is for two people.

Menu:  

  • Pork Belly  Adobo

  • Shumai

  • Pancit Canton

  • Chicken Satay

  • Shrimp Fried Rice

  • Banana Lumpia Dessert

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Restaurant at Home
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Restaurant at Home

$85.00

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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