Couples Night: Valentine’s Day

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Feb 14
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the kitchen with your main squeeze; it’s much more fun than doing the crowded restaurant thing. We’ll provide some bubbly to enjoy with your hand-crafted meal. On the menu:

Prosciutto and Bruleed Pear
Steak and Creamy Garlic Shrimp
Herby Hasselback Potatoes
Hearts of Palm Salad
Chocolate Fondue for Two

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: Pizza!

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Feb 16
Time:
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
7-9
Price:
$85
Slots Available:
11

We know that pizza is your favorite food – let’s make it “from scratch”. It’s easy with our simple dough and incredible pizza sauce. And because we’re eating healthy -right? – we’ll have a salad and a dessert you’ll love, too. One the menu:

5-Minute Pizza Dough
Finger Caesar Salad
Fruit with Chocolate Dip

PLEASE NOTE:

The camp is for students ages 7-9 (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

 

Couples Night: Cubanisimo!

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Feb 16
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
4

As soon as we land in Miami, we head for the nearest Cuban restaurant – it’s one of our favorite cuisines. So simple, but so delicious. Put on the Afro-Cuban jazz – and turn it up! On the menu:

Tostones with Shrimp Sofrito
Steak Mojo, Black Beans and Rice
Avocado and Pineapple Salad
Coffee Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche

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.

Kids Vacation Camp: Cake Commandos!

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Feb 19
Time:
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages:
10-15
Price:
$215
Slots Available:
7

Love cakes? Love to decorate them? So do we! Learn how to make a master cake recipe to use for both cupcakes and layer cake. Then master buttercreams and fillings and homemade fondant. Finally, put them all together using pastry bag and decorative techniques, and your own creativity!

  • The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
  • CU will provide beverages and a light lunch for our students while they work.
  • The series is 3 half-days, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, February 19-21.

Homemade Pizza and Cheese Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Feb 26
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
6

Learn how to make pizza at home – really, it’s easy and so much better than the stuff out there in the world. Armed with the right knowledge and equipment, you can have pizza on the table in about an hour. And, because we like to challenge you, how about making a batch of homemade mozzarella while we wait for the dough to rise? On the menu:

Scratch Pizza Dough
30-Minute Mozzarella Cheese
Homemade Sauces: Classic Pizza and Harvest Pesto

 

Master the Basics Series

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Feb 27
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
9

Our goals for this four evening beginner series is to build your skills and confidence, as well as training your taste buds. At the completion of the Beginner series, you will be ready to put together simple meals for yourself and family from basic pantry items.

Students will learn the basics of knife skills, simple soups and stocks, and sauces; easy vegetable preparations; how to cook eggs; and the methods for cooking familiar cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and fish. We will cover building a pantry of ingredients and selecting a small battery of equipment, as well as tips for menu planning, nesting tasks, shopping the grocery store, and sources for ingredients.

Who should take it: Individuals who can cook as long as they have a recipe in front of them, or for those who have been cooking for years but have never had formal training and lack confidence about what they’re doing in the kitchen.

Week 1:  Basic Knifes Skills; Pasta, Rice, and Eggs [February 27] Week 2: Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces [March 6] Week 3: Poach and Steam, Stew and Braise [March 10] Week 4: Saute, Sear, Stir-fry [March 20]

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!

 

Pierogi Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Feb 28
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
10

When the weather gets cold, pierogis warm the soul. These filled dumplings, either boiled or fried (or boiled and then fried), and topped with various yummy things like melted butter, are edible art. Students learn to make the dough, prepare varied fillings, and fill, shape, and cook the dumpling. Please come to the pierogi class, especially if you aren’t getting enough carbohydrates.

Couples Night: Federal Hill Italian

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Mar 9
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
3

Boston is not the only “Little Italy” in New England. Providence, Rhode Island boasts great Italian-American cuisine that rivals the best North End offerings. We have some treasured recipes from our friends “to the south”, and they’re all winners. On the menu:

Calamari Fritti with Hot Peppers and Balsamic Vinegar
Stuffed Shells with Bolognese Sauce
Insalata Mista
Zeppole di San Giuseppe

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.

Asian Noodle Bowls

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Mar 12
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
7

Noodles are everywhere, every day in Asia – there’s nothing like a noodle bowl for a complete, satisfying meal. With just a few ingredients (all available at your local grocery) you can pull these recipes together in about 30 minutes. On the menu:

Ginger-Scallion Noodles with Chicken
Lacquered Salmon with Japanese Soba Noodles
Weeknight Pad Thai
Vietnamese Charred Beef and Herbs on Rice Vermicelli

Couples Night: St. Patrick’s Day

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Mar 16
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
5

It’s St. Patrick’s day and no corned beef and cabbage in sight! We’re going to go with a little more upscale for this celebration that feature Irish stout, Irish whiskey – and Bailey’s Irish Creme! On the menu:

Irish Brown Bread with Smoked Salmon
Grilled Steak with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce, Garlic Mash
Warm Salad with Bacon and Cheese
Lemon Syllabub

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.