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CULINARY BASICS COOKING SERIES CLASS 1

CLASS 1: KNIFE SKILLS, STOCKS, SAUCES & SOUPS
In this class students will develop a foundation for all culinary training. We will teach proper handling of knives, correct knife techniques, and how to make a myriad of cuts. We will go over how to make homemade stocks, and students will make classic French “mother sauces,” which form the base for many gourmet dishes. These sauces will then be used to make some traditional soups. Flavored oils and compound butters will be taught as well, which students can nibble on with dipping bread. Tasty pre-made appetizers will be served upon arrival to the first day of class to enjoy with the wine!

- Advanced Professional Knife Skills
- Mother Sauces: Béchamel, Hollandaise, Veloute, Espagnole, and Tomato Sauce
- Soups: Cream of Tomato Soup and Wild Mushroom Soup
- Compound Butters: Herb, Garlic, and Lemon Butter, Parsley and Chive Butter, Sun-Dried Tomato Butter & Dessert Butter
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

CLASS 2: PIZZA & PASTA FROM SCRATCH
In this fun and informative class, students will make their own pizza dough and learn all the techniques and tricks to making delicious gourmet pizza. There's nothing more satisfying than making homemade pizza! Mangia!

- Pizza Dough from Scratch
- Pasta Dough from Scratch
- Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Pizza with a Homemade Tomato Sauce
- Shitake, Thyme, and Fontina Flatbread
- Prosciutto and Baby Arugula Grill Pan Pizza
- Chicago Style Deep-Dish
- Fresh Linguine with Pesto Sauce
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

CLASS 3: CHICKEN ENTREES & SIDES
Students will learn all the fundamentals of cooking poultry while practicing cooking techniques such as braising, pan-searing, and roasting. Classic as well contemporary dishes and sides are given an EATZ flair…who said chicken was boring?

- Pan-Seared Chicken with Creamy Polenta and Mustard Pan Sauce
- Cornish Game Hens with Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Classic Coq au Vin with Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Chicken Cordon Bleu
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

CLASS 4: SEAFOOD ENTREES & SIDES
This class covers cooking techniques relating to seafood, one of the more challenging culinary procedures…but no need to fret! We will show students just how easy it can be to make these truly gourmet, spectacular dishes. Your friends and loved ones will be asking you to cook for years to come!

- Snapper Ceviche in Crispy Tortilla Cups served with Avocado Mousse
- Salmon Cakes with a Whole Grain Mustard Emulsion & Frisee Salad
- Seared Scallops with an Orange Beurre Blanc Sauce and Toasted Almond Rice
- Fresh Sole en Papillote with Zucchini, Squash, Dill & Lemon
- Seared Ahi Tuna with Black Rice and Tropical Salsa
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

CLASS 5: BEEF ENTREES & SIDES
Students will learn different techniques for cooking beef, and more advanced sauces are covered. Classic French steaks and sides will be taught, along with some delicious lamb dishes. You will truly be a culinary genius after this class!

- Steak au Poivre with Pommes Dauphinoise
- Rib Eye Steaks with Bordelaise Sauce and Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce and Apricot Couscous
- Braised Lamb Shank Provencal
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

CLASS 6: BAKING & PASTRY

This class covers everything from bread making to crème brulee. Students will learn how to work with yeast, different kinds of flour, and of course chocolate…we saved the best part for last!

- Mediterranean Olive Bread
- Rosemary Focaccia Bread
- Orange-Cranberry Scones
- Pear Tarts
- White Chocolate Crème Brulee with Raspberries
- Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
- Flavored Oils: Chili Lemon Oil, Roasted Garlic Oil, and Basil Infused Oil
- To Drink: Red & White Wine

*All classes are hands-on. Each class includes never-ending wine (or cocktails!) and so much food that students can bring home leftovers!

Earlier Event: January 6
WEEKNIGHTS MADE EASY
Later Event: January 10
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK