May 19, 2011

Summer 2011 Cooking Classes

Kitchen Conservatory's summer schedule is NOW posted. To register, call Kitchen Conservatory at 314-862-2665 or register online. 

Here are my upcoming classes:

RECIPE REDUX: AVEC ERIC - Sunday, June 5 @ 1:00-3:30 (demonstration)

  • I have chosen five of her favorite recipes from Avec Eric, by Eric Ripert the culinary artist behind the popular NYC restaurant, Le Bernardin. Kelly prepares salmon rillettes, roasted leg of lamb, roasted carrots with baby pea shoots and curry vinaigrette, asparagus with anchovy butter, plus macerated strawberries with aged balsamic ice cream.
FLOUR CHILD - Sunday, June 12 @ 1:00-3:30 (hands-on)
  • Love beads are not required for a lighthearted afternoon of savory baking in the kitchen. Join me in baking blue cheese gougères, black olive sablés, rosemary-potato focaccia, pesto palmiers, chorizo-pine nut bread, and spicy pistachio-parmesan cheese straws.

Choose one date: 
Saturday, June 18 @ 10:00-12:30
Sunday, July 10 @ 1:00-3:30 
Saturday, August 20 @ 11:00-1:30
Sunday, September 18 @ 1:00-3:30
  • Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Kelly helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. Before you apparate home, you'll make edible wands to help ward off He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.

ADULT WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN -  Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30-9:00 (hands-on)
  • Attention all adult Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as we prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including an alcoholic version of The Three Broomsticks's butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, shredded sprouts slaw, and Aunt Petunia's individual berry pudding trifles.

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: BEST OF THE BLOG - Friday, June 24 @ 6:30-9:00 (demonstration)
  • To celebrate four years as a food blogger, I'm sharing my best recipes from among hundreds. Sip on my Uncle David's infamous margaritas, then enjoy caramelized onion dip with pita chips, stunning tomato tarte Tatin, beet ravioli with poppy seed butter and basil, chorizo-potato-mushroom soft tacos, plus peanut butter and bacon truffles (which I served at my wedding reception).

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: AN A-FARE TO REMEMBER - Sunday, June 26 @ 5:00-7:30 (hands-on)
  • Spend a memorable evening with your partner creating lip-smacking delicious food. Jerad & I share our love of cooking together, as this hands-on class prepares grilled panzanella salad, rosemary fried chicken, mac-and-cheese with peas and bacon, ratatouille, and caramel apple galette. Jerad presents two perfect beer pairings ideal for dinner and dessert.
BEER TODAY, GONE TOMORROW - Thursday, July 7 @ 6:00-9:00 (hands-on)
  • A variety of beers is a key ingredient in all recipes. Learn to make soft pretzels with Welsh rarebit, beer-steamed mussels with chorizo, braised Korean short ribs, spicy Spanish potatoes, plus chocolate stout cake with cream cheese icing.
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE HARD EDGE TO THE BIG EASY  - Saturday, July 9 @ 6:30-9:00 (hands-on)
  • This hands-on class for couples is all about the Cajun cuisine of New Orleans and hard ciders! Jerad has selected two incredible ciders, as I get the party rolling with fried pickles and bacon-wrapped grilled jalapeños stuffed with chorizo. Learn to create andouille-pork burgers, sweet potato fries, red beans and rice, plus white chocolate bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SKEWERS AND SHOOTERS - Saturday, July 23 @ 6:30-9:00 (demonstration)
  • I will pull out my best cooking artillery for a fun evening out with the girls!  The evening gets started with a bang with vanilla-pineapple-vodka hand grenades, chicken skewers with dukka crust and balsamic reduction, pea soup shots with spicy crab, chai-brined shrimp and mango skewers, plus white chocolate-mint mousse shooters.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: TACO CRAVINGS - Friday, July 29 @ 6:30-9:00 (demonstration)
  • Indulge your guilty pleasures of craving tacos, as I present an evening of fun and tasty food. Enjoy an orange margarita, roasted tomatillo guacamole with fresh chips, chipotle-lime shrimp soft tacos, my mom's infamous crispy-fried black bean and beef tacos, plus Mexican chocolate sorbet.
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: FROM BEER TO SUSHI ETERNITY - Sunday, July 31 @ 5:00-7:30 OR Sunday, August 28 @ 5:00-7:30 (hands-on)
  • Be prepared for a fun evening of sushi designed just for couples. 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 cold beer. For dessert, we'll make lemongrass sorbet.
LIFE IS A CABERNET - Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30-9:00 (hands-on)
  • Learn to cook with the wonderful flavors of wine in this delightful hands-on class with Kelly. The class will prepare mushroom-red pepper salad with red wine-herb vinaigrette, oven-roasted beef tenderloin with roasted red grape wine sauce, homemade ravioli stuffed with ricotta and nuts with a creamy asparagus chardonnay sauce, plus fabulous flourless chocolate-red wine cake with rosemary ganache -- all enjoyed with cabernet wine.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: FOOD FÊTE-ISH - Friday, August 12 @ 6:30-9:00 (demonstration)
  • Sit back and savor the party, as I create a beautiful array of appetizers perfect for a small or large gathering. Sip on a cherry-limeade cocktail, then enjoy mango spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce, smoked sea scallops with peach chutney, mini pork meatball banh mi sandwiches, plus strawberry tiramisù bites.
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEERS - Sunday, September 25 @ 5:00-7:30 (hands-on)
  • Forget the porridge, chair, and sleeping - the three tastings of beer will be just right and plenty cold! Join "goldie" locks Kelly and beermeister Jerad in a fun evening for couples. This hands-on class will prepare beer cheese fondue with soft pretzels, 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.

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