DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: FROM BEER TO SUSHI ETERNITY - Friday, Nov. 27 @ 6:00-8:30 OR Friday, March 12 @ 6:00-8:30
Jerad Gardner, beer guru for Amalgamated Brewing, joins me in teaching this hands-on class. Enjoy salt-and-pepper edamame & spicy cucumber salad, then learn to prepare sticky sushi rice and make a variety of hand-formed nigiri, and rolled maki, including spicy tuna rolls, California rolls and Philadelphia rolls -- all served with Japanese beers.
*JUST ADDED!* DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEERS - Friday, Dec. 11 @ 6:30-9:00
This hands-on class will prepare beer cheese fondue with soft pretzels, then enjoy local lager with spicy Sriracha chicken wings, fruity Belgian wheat beer with grilled scallops and corn salad, plus creamy stout with chocolate hazelnut cake and vanilla ice cream. Jerad will be bringing the beers to pair with each dish.
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE ULTIMATE COCKTAIL PARTY - Saturday, Dec. 26 @ 6:30-9:00
This hands-on class will shake up a ginger gin & tonic and blood orange margaritas. Then we'll create a dazzling spread with cheddar straws, tomato bagna cauda fondue with vegetables, bacon-wrapped dates with green olive dipping sauce, tequila-lime shrimp skewers, mini chorizo corn "pups," & chocolate-orange palmiers.
MATCHMAKER - Tuesday, Dec. 29 @ 6:00-8:30
In this demonstration class, 'll show you that it is not which wines to match with food, but rather how to prepare your food to perfectly balance with your favorite wines! We'll start with buttered popcorn to highlight the butteriness of Chardonnay, then I'll make aromatic sauteed lemongrass-lime shrimp paired with Riesling, seared beef tenderloin with Cabernet, blue cheese with Port, plus a fabulous flourless chocolate-red wine cake with rosemary ganache served with red wine.
DINNER AT MY "HOUSE": KELLY'S KITCHEN - Sunday, Jan. 10 @ 1:00-3:30
I'll be cooking my favorite at-home dishes for you in this demonstration class. The menu includes grilled romaine with classic Caesar dressing, chicken thighs with garlic-lemon sauce, fresh fettuccine with Alfredo sauce, and rugalach for dessert.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU! - Saturday, Jan. 16 @ 6:00-8:30
This is my "anti-Valentine's Day" menu: I'll start the demonstration with "Heart of Darkness" cocktails, chocolate-passion fruit martinis. Then, I'll prepare feta crostini with sour citrus relish, "broken hearts" salad with artichoke hearts & hearts of palm with garlic vinaigrette, and squid ink pasta with lobster in a spicy tomato sauce. Dessert is bittersweet: a bitter chocolate tart with a pretzel crust.
SUSHI ROCK AND ROLL - Saturday, Feb. 12 @ 12:00-2:30
Wrap and roll your favorite sushi in this hands-on class. Enjoy salt-and-pepper edamame & spicy cucumber salad, then learn to prepare sticky sushi rice and make a variety of hand-formed nigiri & rolled maki, including spicy tuna rolls, California rolls and Philadelphia rolls.
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN - Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 12:30-3:00
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen in this hands-on class as you and your child prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks's butterbeer, ham & cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with bechamel sauce, and Aunt Petunia's individual berry & pudding trifles. Before you apparate home, we'll make edible wands to help ward off He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Call Kitchen Conservatory at 314-862-2665 or register online.