Couples Night: French Brasserie

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Oct 20
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

A brasserie is  a bistro that’s a bit more upscale, a bit more formal (white tablecloths, printed menus, and the like). The ingredients are traditional and the techniques are classic – the results, delicious. Join us for an early fall menu:

Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops Gratinee)
Roasted Chicken with Mustard-Herb Butter
Belgian Endive Gratin
Apple and Calvados Galettes

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.

Private Event

Fish: Fast and Hot

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Oct 24
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
1

Fish is fast and hot – but not too hot. We don’t want to overpower this lean, delicate protein but rather surround it with robust flavors. Learn how to select it, how adapt your recipes to available fish, and how to cook it properly. On the menu:

Trinidad Fish Stew, Coconut Rice
Crispy-skin Fish, Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower
Indian-spiced Roast Salmon, Cumin Seed Potatoes
Lettuce-wrapped Fish Cake, Wasbai Drizzle
Wok-fried Fish with Chili, Ginger, and Greens

 

Knife Skills Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Oct 26
Time:
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$35
Slots Available:
9

Through demonstration and hands-on participation, students learn the basics of chopping, slicing, and dicing vegetables the right way! We’ll also cover the basics for selecting, honing, and cleaning your knives.

Please bring a chef’s knife (non-serrated) to class and we’ll sharpen it for you (but we have plenty of knives to use in class is you don’t have one!)

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Entrees

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Nov 2
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
2

Vegetarian guests should not pick among the Thanksgiving side dishes just to make a meal. This year, learn some new holiday entrees that take front and center on our table. Most can be prepared ahead and adapted for vegans, too. On the menu:

Caramelized Autumn Veggies on Herb Polenta
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallot Galette
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Mash
Shakshouka with Winter Greens

 

Boot Camp – One Day Intensive: How to Boil Water

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Nov 4
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$200
Slots Available:
6

Attention, culinary newbies! We offer a one-day Saturday workshop that will get you started in the kitchen. Students begin with knife skills and work their way through the 12 essential recipes we believe everyone should know. These recipes call for just a few simple ingredients, minimum equipment, and are open to lots of interpretations. And the techniques you learn will last a lifetime.

This class is great for college students, college-bound students, post-grads, newlyweds, and people whose parents have finally kicked them out of the nest. 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. You may bring along a chef’s knife (non-serrated) if you have one, and we’ll sharpen it for you.

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

 

 

Holiday Pie Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sun  Nov 5
Time:
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

The holidays approach and we offer our popular pie class just in time for Thanksgiving. We’ll gently guide you through the crust-making process; one your pie shells are ready, choose a filling – Classic Apple Pie or Spiced Pumpkin. Then bake and take your pie OR prep it and take it home to freeze for the holiday. We will include storing and baking directions.

We provide disposable foil pie pans, but if your have a favorite, please bring it to class for your pie.

Private Event

Teen Cooking Club

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Sep 14
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
13-15
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
1

Basic cooking knowledge is solid grounding for a self-sufficient life! So we offer junior version of our adult beginner cooking series designed for teens ages 13-15.

Students cover everything from basic knife skills to the techniques for preparing simple, whole food. These classes are not just about recipes; they also focus on problem-solving, time management, everyday arithmetic, and applied creativity.

Each week, students will prepare a three-course meal that they can prepare at home with minimal adult supervision.

Classes meet once a month on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 PM beginning September 14.

Take the entire series, or individual classes. For more details and an application form, please email or call.

Teen Cooking Club Fall Series

Class 1/September 14
Pasta with Meatballs and Marinara
The Big Salad with Vinaigrette
Poached Pears, Mascarpone Cream

Class 2/October 12
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
The Grilled Rachel
Cinnamon Crunch Baked Apples

Class 3/November 9
The Best Guacamole
Huevos Rancheros
Fresh Fruit Salad with Cajeta Caramel

Class 4/December 14
Ginger Sesame Chicken Stir-fry with Rice
Asian Marinated Cucumbers
Mango Tapioca Pudding

Parent/Child: Thanksgiving Cookies

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Nov 11
Time:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Ages:
7-10
Price:
$65
Slots Available:
2

We love cookies. Even at Thanksgiving, you can always use a little cookie. Learn to make the sugar cookies, cut them to shape, and use fondant and coloring to make these holiday goodies. We’ll have some snacks and hot chocolate for you, too!

  • 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