Over the weekend, I researched the net to find fun cooking classes that I could sign-up for with my friends. I was absolutely amazed by the number of different classes being offered. From private lessons in your own kitchen and culinary tours of ethnic neighbourhoods to wine tasting and corporate team building activities, Manhattan offers budding chefs a zillion ways to grow their appreciation for fine food and wine.
Here are some classes that I plan to check out - let me know if any of you are interested in taking a class with me! I'm told that some of these sell out pretty quickly so we should definitely book in adavance.
Single class $85
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2004 5:30 to 8:00PM
PETER BERLEY, James Beard and IACP award winning vegetarian chef and cookbook author, most recently of Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Meals in Under an Hour will demonstrate stylish sophisticated home-cooked vegetarian meals that salute the seasons and are easy to prepare
White Bean and Portobello Mushroom Crostini
Asparagus Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)
Spinach with Pinenuts and Raisins
Individual Lemon Tarts
Spanish Tapas Party
Red or White Sangria
White Almond Gazpacho
Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce
Grilled Tomato Bread
We can take a class at any time - just need to call and sign-up
Vegetarian Harvest Monday,
This class is full of vegetarian tricks and treats to satisfy all appetites. Perfect to pass at a party, feed a famished family, or fix yourself a fest using the harvest's most flavorful offerings. This collection of recipes is a healthful diversion from tradition; one blissful bite will astonish vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! Easy to execute, easy on the budget and easy on the eyes, these just might become your family's favorites. These thoughtful, thankful and vegetarian recipes are all the reason you need to savor the season!
A Glorious Evening of Champagne NCLS0801
A 1 session(s). Wed, 6:15-7:55 PM, beg. September 22. $89.00
Limited to 30. France's luxury beverage deserves careful attention. Students learn how Champagne is made--they then understand why it's expensive. Different styles and types from the famous Champagne houses are tasted, and students learn how to purchase, open, and serve these wonderful sparkling wines. Terms used in Champagne, from brut to salmanazar, are explained. At least six wines are tasted. Class meets at 203 East 29th St., between Second & Third Avenues. (0.0 credits)
An Insider's Culinary Tour of SoHo
C 1 session(s). Sat, 10:00-1:00 PM, beg. October 9. $65.00
Tuition includes lunch.
Limited to 16. In this neighborhood of loft living, art galleries, and upscale boutiques, quality of life is important, and culinary treasures, both old and new, abound if you know where to find them. As the class tours the culinary hotspots of SoHo, they watch and sample fresh mozzarella being made, visit leading gourmet stores, see and sample superb bread being baked, and much more. The tour ends with lunch. Class meets in front of Joe's Dairy, 156 Sullivan St., south of Houston. (0.0 credits)
Little Italy' Shopping Tour and Cooking Class
A 1 session(s). Sat, 12:00-5:30 PM, beg. September 11. $90.00
Daniel C. Rosati
Meal with wine served.
Limited to 12. Daniel C. Rosati, one of the foremost teachers of Italian cooking (both here and in Italy), leads students on a shopping tour of Greenwich Village's "Little Italy," revealing his sources for hearth-baked breads, fragrant cheeses, vibrant produce, prime meats, olives and olive oils, salumeria, and other products with authentic Old World flavors. After purchasing market-fresh foods, everyone returns to the Culinary Center to prepare and savor a special Italian meal. Note: Tour starts promptly at 12:00 noon, and will be canceled only in case of severely inclement weather. Class meets in front of Murray's Cheese Shop, 257 Bleecker St., at Cornelia Street. Materials Fee: $25.00 (0.0 credits)