Master the Basics – Intermediate (PM)

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  May 8
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

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 8) Advanced Knife Skills; Herbs and Spices; Complex Sauces
Week 2: (May 15) Advanced Moist Heat Methods
Week 3: (May 22) Advanced Dry Heat Methods
Week 4: (May 29) 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!

Mediterranean Life: Turkish Vegetarian

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  May 23
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
6

Turkish food is perfect for vegetarians of all stripes. The food is colorful, the flavors varied, the results wonderful. Hold the kebabs – vegetables have primacy tonight. On the menu:

Spicy Feta Dip, Toasted Pita
Creamy Pea soup with Caramelized Onions and Mint
Imam Bayildi (Stuffed Eggplant)
Carrots in Spiced Yogurt
Gözleme (Savory Flatbreads)
Halvah Mousse

Spring Tarts, Sweet and Savory

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  May 28
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
5

Make a spring tart using of the best ingredients culled from the early farmer’s market. We have some simple dough recipes – some containing herbs, some with nuts – to balance against the fillings. We find these simple tarts to be the perfect way to use up the odd handful of greens or veggies, too.  

Caramelized Onion Tart with Herb Goat Cheese
Rhubarb Frangipane Tart
Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin
Fresh Apricot Galettes

 

Private Event

Couples Night: Nonna’s Pasta

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 1
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Learn to make fresh pasta & ravioli’s in your home kitchen as well as accompanying sauces, new recipes for a new season. On the menu:

Homemade Pasta Dough
Linguine Pancetta Carbonara
Mushroom Ravioli with Basil Marinara Sauce
Grilled Caesar Salad
Our 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.

Grilling Boot Camp

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 8
Time:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
5

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!

 

Couples Night: Moroccan Madness

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Jun 13
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
5

If we go to Moroccan, if won’t be for the waters – it will be all about the highly-spiced (but not overly hot), culturally diverse cuisine. The warming weather  makes us crave the flavors of North Africa. Cue “Midnight at the Oasis” and pour some wine! On the menu

Moroccan Flatbread and Harissa Dip
Couscous Royale (Spiced Couscous with Mixed Grill)
Eggplant in Chermoula
Seasonal Fruit with Fresh Mint and Mango Sauce

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

Couples Night: A Vegan Visits Thailand

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Jun 15
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
3

It’s so easy to adapt your Thai favorites for vegans and open-minded omnivores. On the menu:

Grilled Portobello Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Fresh Green Papaya Salad
Thai Spicy Basil Tempeh, Jasmine Rice
Vegetable Pad Thai
Mango-Coconut Mousse

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.

Mediterranean Life: Sicily and Calabria

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Jun 20
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
18+
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
9

Calabria (the toe of the boot!) and Sicily are only hours apart, but the two cuisines are distinctive. Learn the differences in this workshop featuring the familiar and favorite flavors of southern Italy. On the menu:

Mozzarella en Carroza
Orrechiette with Nduja and Broccoli di Rabe
Roasted Cauliflower with Capers
Affogato Calabrese