Weeknight Meals: Global Vegetarian Entrees

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Apr 25
Time:
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Whether you’re a vegetarian or just hang out with them, it’s always good to have a few meatless mains in your recipe file. Students go global with these flavor profiles that make the use of early spring vegetables. On the menu:

  • Olive-oil Braised Spring Vegetables, Poached Egg
  • My Mexican Fideos
  • Bengali Rice and Veggie Bowl
  • Savory Ricotta Cakes with Peas and Mint
  • Spring Panzanella Salad

Baking for Nonbakers

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Apr 27
Time:
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
2

You know who you are! We have five really great dessert recipes for you to master – they are easy, they are all you need to ever know about baking, and they will make your reputation as an all-around great cook. Put down that box cake mix and stop stalling! The list:

  • Simple Vanilla Cake
  • Molten Lava Cakes
  • The Versatile Scone
  • Biscotti
  • Rustic Apple Tart

 

Couples Night: Pizza and Craft Beer

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Apr 28
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

We’re really into the craft beers, especially if they’re produced locally. Join us to create some homemade pizzas and pair them with our selected craft beers. It’s a great opportunity to sample some of the creative brews out there. On the menu:

  • Antipasto Walkarounds
  • Homemade Pizzas with Assorted Toppings
  • The Big Salad
  • Our Special Espresso Affogato
We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.

Parent/Child: Cupcake Wars

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Apr 29
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
7-10
Price:
$65
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Spend some time in the kitchen together, learning some cake decorating skills – and then put them to use in our cupcake decorating event! We’ll provide the cupcakes, frosting, and decorations – students bring their vision and creativity! Our instructors will show you the ropes, reveal our theme for the day, and then set you loose. And to make things a little more interesting, our judges will pick a winning team.

PLEASE NOTE:

The camp is for students ages 7-10 (no exceptions!)
Enrollment is limited to one adult and one child
CU will provide beverages and a light snack for the kids
Aprons are provided for the kids to use in class

Master the Basics – Intermediate

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  May 3
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
3

In this series, students will advance to more challenging knife skills and knife sharpening; will learn how to identify and shop for different cuts of meat and to perform simple butchery at home; will learn more complex sauce techniques; and will delve into some DIY artisan techniques for making simple cheeses, homemade sausage, and yeast bread.

The focus of these four one-night classes is building on your existing skills, expanding your taste range, and becoming less recipe-dependent and more creative. At the completion of this series, students will confidently cook for family and entertain friends as well.

Who should take it? Students who have completed the Master the Basics: Beginner series or who have solid knife skills and feel comfortable cooking without slavishly following recipes, and are ready to experiment with some professional guidance.

Week 1: (May 3) Advanced Knife Skills; Herbs and Spices; Complex Sauces
Week 2: (May 10) Advanced Moist Heat Methods
Week 3: (May 17) Advanced Dry Heat Methods
Week 4: (May 24) Simple Artisan Foods to Make at Home

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.

A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!

Couples Night: Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  May 5
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
1

Time to celebrate May 5 – Cinco de Mayo. This is a typical menu with bold flavors and easy techniques. On the menu:

  • Crab Tostado with Avocado
  • Carnitas with Salsa Verde
  • Authentic Flour Tortillas
  • Citrus and Spring Greens Salad
  • Mexican Chocolate Affogato
We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.

Couples Night: Mother’s Day Celebration

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  May 13
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
3

Are you looking for a unique give for Mom (or spouse, sister, or grandmother) this year?  Enjoy an evening of cooking and eating with that special lady of yours. Hey, it beats taking her to the all-you-can-eat buffet! On the menu:

  • Smooth Avocado Watercress Soup
  • Herbed Poulet a la Creme Crepes
  • Warm Mushroom Salad
  • Hot Vanilla Souffles, Chocolate Ganache Souffles
We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.

 

Bake the Book: Momofuku Milk Bar

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  May 18
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
9

The Milk Bar is an award-winning bakery with stores in NYC and Toronto. Founder and chef Christina Tosi shares recipes for some of the homespun-with-a-twist recipes that are really fun to make – and delicious, too. Students will prepare some favorites from this great book, under the supervision of our pastry chefs, of course! On the menu:

  • Cereal Milk and Compost Cookies
  • Strawberry Lemon Cake
  • Bagel Bombs

Couples Night: Memorial Day Steakhouse

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  May 27
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$150
Slots Available:
3

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we are bringing back our steakhouse theme focusing on an All-American menu. If you’re in town – join us! On the menu:

  • Lori’s Clam Fritters
  • Grilled Flank Steak Sandwich
  • Caramelized Onions, Garlic Aioli
  • Warm Red Potato Salad with Bacon and Chives
  • Fresh Strawberry Sundaes
We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.

The Grilling Boot Camp

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 3
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
6

Attention, grill newbies! We offer a special edition of our one-day Saturday workshop that will get you started outside at the grill.

Students will learn how about basic equipment, how to fire up the grill, the importance of multi-zone cooking to control temperatures, and learning to determine “doneness”. Students begin with a knife skills review, then work their way through the 12 essential recipes we believe every grill master should know – everything from grilling the perfect burgers to rubs, mops, and marinades. These recipes call for just a few simple ingredients and are open to lots of interpretations.

This class is great for anyone who has never had the nerve to light the grill – and that includes cooks who feel comfortable inside, but not in the open air! For more details, especially concerning your level of expertise, please give us a call.

You don’t need to bring anything – we provide an apron for use during class as well as plenty of take-away containers.

This is a rain or shine event (okay, if it’s a monsoon, we might reschedule…). Bring you fears and your appetite: we will quench both.

Note: Enrollment is limited; we want to keep the class small and focused!