The Mediterranean Kitchen classes have always been a staple with us, but we have started to offer classes from other areas in Europe – France, Italy and Greece, plus Mexico and the Mediterranean. Classic cooking techniques are the backbone of European cuisine.
Italian Grill & Oven ….. $40
We are making Grilled Pizza with handmade pizza dough, sweet Italian sausage, and pizza Sauce. We will make a Neapolitan Spaghetti & Sausage Pie with Arrabiatta Sauce, Italian Green Beans with Capers and Lemon. Dessert: Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake
Sunday, February 3rd at 5:00pm
Healthy Eating Mediterranean Style ….. $40
Here’s a great class on so many levels. First it’s meatless and it’s Lent! Second, It’s healthy AND tasty. Falafels, freshly baked Pita, Hummus from scratch, Pickled Vegetables Jardiniere, homemade Tzatziki Sauce, homemade Harissa Sauce
Saturday, March 9th at 5:00pm
Irish Pub ….. $40
Little island – big food tastes
Battered Pickled Cucumber Coins with Horseradish Sauce, Mini Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples and Bacon topped with Spicy Mustard Crema, Stout Mac and Cheese ( with Cheddar and Swiss), Beer-battered Fish with Homemade Lemon Tartar Sauce, Shepherd’s Pie Burger Sliders with Cheddar Cheese on Brioche Buns, Chocolate Beer Cupcakes filled with Irish Whiskey and a Bailey’s Irish Cream Icing for dessert
Sunday, March 17th at 5:00pm
French Bistro …..$40
This brings back memories of a trip to Paris with my Mom. We indulged in all of these wonderful foods.
French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, Green Salad with Lemon Dressing, Baguettes of course, and Crème Brulee.
Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00pm
Italian Trattoria ….. $40
Trattorias fill the gap between a ristorante and an osteria, casual in service and family priced. Antipasto Salad, Roasted Chicken Breast Saltimbocca, Herb and Parmigiana Polenta, Salad of Wilted Spinach and Garlic, Dessert tonight is a Tiramisu Parfait.
Sunday, March 31st at 5:00pm
Greek Pub ….. $40
Ground Turkey Sausage Sliders with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Sundried Tomatoes with Tzatziki Sauce on handmade Pita, Hummus and Pita Chips, Marinated Chicken Kebobs, Greek Salad, Greek Lemon Fries, and Baklava.
Saturday, April 6th at 5:00pm
Narrower focus than the Tastes of the World classes.
Pots de crème ….. $30
This is a custard technigue that involves tempering eggs. Ours will be the popular Chocolate Pots de Crème.
Thursday, February 14th at 5:00pm
Soup Making ….. $30
In this class we will work on cream soup making – New England Clam Chowder , and broth soup making – Zuppa de Pasta e Fagioli. We will share a cup of soup with a nice green salad and freshly baked rolls.
Saturday, February 16th at 5:00pm
Sausage Making #1 ….. $30
Here is something fun. We will make our own Hot Dogs! We will put them on freshly baked Hot Dog Buns and make German Potato Salad.
Saturday, February 23rd at 5:00pm
Crème Brulee ….. $30
This custard technique ends with a butane torch! Everybody loves that part, but the purpose of this class is to get that creamy, silky smooth texture of a great custard.
Thursday, March 14th at 5:00pm
Sponge Cake….. $30
To make a delicate, moist sponge is a challenge. We will prepare a Lemon Sponge Cake with Lemon Simple Syrup and a Lemon Drizzle Icing.
Thursday, March 21st at 5:00pm
Sausage Making #2 ….. $30
Tonight we will make Spicy Italian Sausage, Handmade Pasta with spinach, mushroom and parmesan cheese sauce, and an Antipasto Salad.
Saturday, April 13th at 5:00pm
Italian Butter Cream ….. $30
Silky in texture, less sweet than American buttercream, pipes like a dream. It’s a combo of a cooked syrup, meringue and butter. Delightful!
Thursday, April 25th at 5:00pm
Things you need to know:
• All class reservations are held with a credit card. No exceptions, sorry. You may pay cash upon arrival for the class if you do not want to use your credit card. Advise us of this decision. If you do not show up for class, your credit card will be charged the full amount. Cancellations must be received one week in advance to ensure a refund.
• A minimum of 6 students is required for each class. If the student count is less than 6, the class may be canceled
• Most classes last 2 1/2—3 hours, but could be longer. Stay on task.
• Classes begin promptly at the indicated time. We don’t wait. There is too much to do.
***Class date, time and content are subject to change
• All equipment is provided for you including aprons. You will be advised if you must provide something in advance of the class. Bring baggies or containers to take your goodies home with you should there be any.
• Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to the Mediterranean Kitchen or American Regional Cooking classes. We provide bottled water only. If you contact us, we will give you wine suggestions from the region of study that will pair with your meal.
• Please contact us at email@example.com or
419-333-0027 with any questions or to register for a class.
**Bring a group of friends, family or your social club for a specially planned cooking class.
** The classes make great birthday or wedding gifts.
** Plan a private party and use our new pergola. It can seat about 24 guests. (weather permitting of course)
** Don’t forget we cater office lunches, Holiday parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings.
** We provide Teen Classes in Basic Skills
** Pizza Making Birthday Parties
** We will teach classes in your home, business, church or club
** Gift Certificates are available
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Denomination is your choice
European Cake Series
Joconde Sponge Cake with Contrasting Sponge Décor ….. $35
Italian influenced. Think Mona Lisa. This is an interesting way to add a baked, stenciled decoration to your cakes. No one will know how you did it!
Sunday, February 17th at 1:00pm
Opera Cake ….. $35
French, of course. An Almond sponge cake, soaked in Coffee syrup, filled with Coffee and Chocolate Buttercreams and sealed with Chocolate Glaze. Irresistible!
Sunday March 24th at 1:00pm
Sacher Torte ….. $35
Austrian this time. Dense Chocolate cake, layered in Apricot Jam, and finished with dark Chocolate Glaze. An elegant dessert.
Sunday, April 28th at 1:00pm
Come to all 3 classes and pay just $75 for all 3.
Basic Bread Baking ….. $25
Do you like fresh bread? Understanding what makes a good loaf of bread will help you want to make bread every week. Learn about the science of bread baking, while enjoying the making, shaping and baking of demi baguettes. While we wait for the 1st rise, we’ll practice making fancy dinner rolls to fill the time.
Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00pm
Ciabatta – an Italian Bread …. .$30
Ciabatta is one of the best known Italian breads in the USA. Tonight we will make the “little slipper”. You will learn how to use a couche and paddle. Learn about biga and why it is important. But best of all – you get to go home with warm ciabatta.
Saturday, March 9th at 10:00am
New York Style Bagels ….. $30
We all love bagels and cream cheese, or that great Panera Hazelnut Spread. But you can make your own for half as much. Takes a little time but they freeze well for future use. We will make Cinnamon Raisin, Sesame, and Everything Bagels. Hazelnut Cream Cheese, too!
Sunday, March 3rd at 1:00pm
Sour Dough Breads ….. $30
Learn about sour dough starters. We will make both White and 40% Whole Wheat Sour Dough rounds. You will make your own starter to take home and keep alive for your future homemade breads and rolls.
Saturday, March 16th at 11:00am
Whole Grain Breads ….. $30
Most bread is not 100% whole grains, but I have a few breads for us to try. We will use an ancient grain to make Organic Spelt Rounds and Italian Rosemary Bread that is a mixture of many, many grains.
Saturday, April 6th at 11:00am
Brioche – Enriched Breads ….. $30
Enriched breads have added tenderizers like butter, eggs and milk. Brioche is almost a dessert but it’s a yeast bread in real life.
Thursday, April 18th at 5:00pm
Book for 3 of our Bread Classes and just pay $75.00 for all 3. You pick what interests you.
Gluten Free Baking
(We are using gluten free ingredients for our classes, but we are in a shared kitchen. Care will be taken to use dedicated equipment. But we can not guarantee there isn’t ambient flour in the air. Heads up!)
Gluten Free Breads …. $30
Bread is a staple in our lives, - morning toast, sandwiches, dinner rolls and more. Gluten free bread can fill that need for those who can’t tolerate gluten well. We’ll make White Sandwich bread and a more hearty Multigrain.
Thursday, February 7th at 5:00pm
Gluten Free Cakes ….. $30
We are making a base cake that we can add cocoa and other flavorings to when you want a change. We will make basic buttercream frosting that is also adaptable to adding flavorings.
Thursday, March 7th at 5:00pm
Gluten Free Pies & Tarts ….. $30
The hardest part of gluten free pies and tarts is the crust, if you were to ask us. But we have learned a few tricks to make things better.
Thursday, April 11th at 5:00pm
Class schedules are subject to change, but we try not to let that happen. New classes may be added at any time, so keep a sharp eye out for updates.
Tom & I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Kid’s Decorating Classes
6-12 years old with an adult
Please bring containers to take your goodies home in.
Valentine’s Day Cookies
This class is about improving our piping skills using Royal Icing.
We will decorate pre-baked “Conversation” Valentine’s Hearts. Lots of them!
Sunday, February 10th at 1:00 pm
Fondant Valentine’s Day Cake
In this class, we will decorate pre-baked 8” Yellow Cakes, using Buttercream, Colored Fondant and Candy. Skills learned are crumb coating, making buttercream, coloring fondant, and shaping fondant. You’ll have a lovely cake to take home. Bring a cake container.
Sunday, February 10th at 4:00pm
Fun Farm Cupcakes ….. $20
Ages 10-12 with an adult
We will make a variety of farm animals to enhance our piping skills. Just a fun thing to do in Early Spring.
Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00am
Little Bunny Easter Cookie Decorating … $20
Ages 6-10 years
We will decorate pre-baked sugar cookies with simple techniques to develop decorating skills for the crafty child. Plenty of cookies will go home, so bring containers.
Saturday, April 13th at 10:00am
Middle Bunny Easter Cookie Decorating . $20
In this class we will decorate pre-baked sugar cookies. We will be working on our Royal Icing techniques: outlining, color flow, flocking and color blocking. You’ll have plenty of beautiful cookies to share with everyone.
Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm
Just For TEENS
Pasta Making ….. $25
Homemade Pasta with Meatballs and Marinara Sauce, Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette. For dessert Chocolate Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting.
Saturday, February 2nd at 5:00pm
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! ….. $25
Benvenuto! It’s our pizza class! In this class we’ll make Pizza sauce; letting it simmer while we work. We’ll make 2 kinds of pizza dough – thick pan and thin tray. We’ll prepare plenty of toppings, and bake on hot stones, using a peel to get the dough in and out of the oven.