A night of authentic Spanish cooking is yours with experienced chef and instructor Ignacio visiting Ashland this summer from Spain. Enjoy classic dishes including Octopus "A Feira"; Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Piricana and Chorizo Oil; Carrilleras de Cerdo en Salsa de Rioja (special pork in wine sauce) and Sweet and Sour Tapas Surprises. Wine pairing is a part of the evening.
Making fresh cheese is a great introduction to the art of cheesemaking. Chevre, Paneer and a quick Blue Cheese which ages in 3-6 weeks are all easy and delicious examples . Also learn about starter cultures, the 8 cheesemaking steps, sanitation and common pitfalls of the process. Samples, snacks and wine are provided. Hands on class.
This is not your grandmother's sauerkraut. There are plenty of other vegetables available this time of year and here’s a whole new way to preserve what they have to offer! Taste and create a flavor arsenal of fermented goodies—concentrated herb pastes, relishes and vegetable combinations that don't necessarily include cabbage. Everyone will take home a creation to ferment and enjoy. Hands on class.
Hot summer days, late night dining, exotically flavored drinks are all a part of the Moroccan lifestyle. Tiazza will once again dazzle you with her culinary magic and entertaining stories of another time and place. Sit back relax, and enjoy Harissa Deviled Eggs and Walnut-Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates paired with a Rose Watermelon Martini. The main course is Kefta, a savory dish of Meatballs in an Eggplant Sauce served over Saffron Couscous which is paired with an Orange Blossom Sangria. For dessert: Saffron Ice Cream with Pistachios paired with a Moroccan Tea Mojito.
Brunch is the meal that means you don’t have to get up early. It is congenial, relaxing and always a visual feast. Gain some tips to keep it easy for the cook as well as the guests. On the menu: Smoked Salmon Canapés with Herbed Cream Cheese, Shaved Red Onion, Capers and Dill; Herbed Ricotta Filled Crepes with Banana Maple Syrup and Chopped Hazelnuts; Portuguese Baked Eggs. Hands on and optional wine.
Join us for a backyard BBQ in our Co-op Garden! Grills aren’t just for meat. We’ll put some Romaine Hearts and corn ears on the grill for the beginnings of a stunning mid summer meal. Recipes include: Grilled Romaine Hearts with Crispy Bacon, Croutons, Parmesan and an Olive Tapenade Dressing; Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs with Summer Pesto; and Grilled Corn and Tomato Herb Salad. Hands on and optional wine.
Change up your Mexican repertoire with inspiration from Chef Braden. A Green Chili and Tomatillo Sopa recipe with Braised Pork and Roasted Corn is the perfect venue for demonstrating how to prepare chilies and tomatillos for cooking. The Sopa is topped with Crema and Cotija Cheese. Make tender, moist Carne Asada for Tacos and then pair it with Cabbage Chipotle Slaw, Guacamole , Spanish Rice and Refried Beans. Hands on and optional wine.
Like the Italians, inhabitants of Provence love to blend intense flavors and simple ingredients. Their dry warm summers are perfect for growing the sun ripened vegetables that are a basic part of Provence cuisine along with seafood, fresh herbs and robust extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy these traditional flavors beginning with Crostini topped with Olive-Fig Spread and Goat Cheese. The main course is a traditional Salad Nicoise, literally meaning “Nice-style salad”.
Jeff is back for another fun evening of chocolate tasting and confection making. While you taste samples of chocolate from Peru, Madagascar and Venezuela Jeff will guide you through the terroir of each chocolate. The second part of the class will be an in depth, hands on truffle making demonstration. Each participant will be able to take home chocolates made in class
Take the challenge from a Chef! Each class participant will have a whole chicken to cut into useful parts under the guidance of Chef Braden. Learn the ultimate economy of buying a whole chicken and making a variety of meals plus stock from the parts. Besides stock you will make Legs Braised with a Saffron Marinara and Olive Sauce to be served with pasta and Kosher Breasts. Enjoy a lovely meal and take home the leftovers! Class size is limited to 10 participants.