Downton Abbey Dinner
Date: Monday, March 31 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Are you obsessed with all the goings-on of the Crawley family and especially their beautiful, elegant dinners! Please join us as the talented Peter Fontaine has created this spectacular dining experience for you. The dress code will be relaxed, but the food will be exemplary! Commence with Oysters with Champagne Mignonette Sauce, Fig and Stilton Salad with Port Vinaigrette. The main course will be Venison Loin with Madiera and Green Peppercorns and Vegetables Potager. The perfect ending will be Floating Islands with Lemon Custard and Raspberries. Brilliant!
Bright and Delicious Spring Flavors
Date: Monday, April 7 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Expand your culinary palette under the guidance of Michele Uy. Her beautiful menu this evening includes Tri Colored Cherry Tomato Crostini, Warm Mushroom Arugula Salad with Crispy Iberico Ham, Spicy Broccoli Rabe with Caramelized Garlic, Creamy Spring Risotto with Peas, Artichokes and Asparagus and Classic Meyer Lemon Curd Tart.
"Keepers" Spring Menu
Date: Wednesday, April 9 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Here is a wonderful opportunity to meet our local celebrity chef, Kathy Brennan, as she prepares favorite recipes from her beautiful cookbook, Keepers. The focus of the following recipes is delicious dishes versatile for a family dinner or entertaining. On the menu, Toasts with Avocado, Radish and Lime, Chilled Pea Soup with Mint, Jump-in-Your-Mouth Turkey Cutlets, Soft Parmesan Polenta and Skillet Asparagus. Kathy will personally autograph copies of her cookbook this evening. A great Easter gift for yourself or a friend. Congratulations, Kathy, on your IACP nomination for your cookbook! Alice Waters, beware!
Simply Sensational Easter Menu
Date: Wednesday, April 16 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Sara Gillespie is pure sunshine in our kitchen! Come and be inspired by the following delicious menu: Roasted Carrots and Asparagus, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Ham and the best Carrot Cake, ever!
Cinco de Mayo Party
Date: Wednesday, April 30 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Sara Gillespie prepares her favorite recipes with a "South of the Border" flair. This celebration dinner includes, Seafood Gazpacho, Refreshing Salad with Seasonal Fruit with Honey-Jalepeno Dressing, Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Rice Casserole and Flan for dessert.
World Class Wines, Regular Person's Budget
Date: Wednesday, May 7 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Meet our local wine "guru" who will demystify the complexities of fine wine appreciation. Let Michael Steinberger guide you along the path to finding beautiful wines at a reasonable price. An elegant and delicious array of fine cheeses will accompany the several wonderful wines you will enjoy. We are fortunate to have this experienced wine critic, correspondent, and author in our neighborhood.
Gastro Pub Fare
Date: Monday, May 12 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Our good friend and talented chef, Lisa Brisch, has gone back to Arizona, and we will miss her! On a happy note, her protege, Bianca Russano will join us for classes. Bianca is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Personal Chef Association. Welcome, Bianca! Tonight's menu is inspired by her travels: Spiced Pub Nuts, Guiness-Cheddar Soup with Crumbled Bacon, Ground Lamb Sliders with Cremini Mushrooms and Goat Cheese. Jameson Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce for dessert!
Ready to Grill
Date: Wednesday, May 14 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Chef Brett Hulbert of Portabello's Restaurant in Kennett Square draws his culinary inspiration from local, organic farmers' markets. This evening's menu highlights farm-to-table cooking with a spring flare. The main course will be a super flavorful Korean Bulgoki, perfect for the first barbeque of the season. Seasonal Spring Salad and fresh vegetables will accompany your dinner.
Date: Monday, June 2 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Bianca Russano will liven up your taste buds with these delicious offerings: Chinese Chicken Soang (ckicken lettuce cups), Massaged Kale Salad with Roasted Carrot Dressing, Shrimp Pad Thai and Coconut Milk and Ginger Rice Pudding with Fresh Strawberries. Light and tasty fare for warm summer days!