Cooking School

Island Escape ~ SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, April 4 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Put away your slow cookers and winter doldrums! Time to start thinking about the beach and tropical flavors! Chef Krupa Patel will take you on a culinary tour of the Caribbean with the following dinner: Coconut Shrimp with Orange Chili Dipping Sauce, Jerk Chicken with Mango Cabbage Slaw and "Cook Up" Rice and Pineapple Rum Cake for a sweet finish!

Italian Spring Dinner ~ SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, April 11 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Personal Chef Bianca Russano, invites you to this wonderful meal! Learn to make Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, Prosciutto-Melon Salad with Arugula and a light vinaigrette, Pasta Bolognese (quick and easy version) and a delicious Limoncello Pound Cake with a Lemon-Mascarpone Frosting.

Japanese Family Dinner
Date: Monday, April 18 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Here is a wonderful opportunity to share someone's international culinary culture by dining at their table at The Kitchen Sink! Fumie Kurtz was born and raised in Japan by her mother who was a great cook. Fumie makes sushi and authentic Japanese meals for The Harvest Market. Her delicious and nutritious food flies off the refrigerated shelves! Don’t miss the chance to meet this lovely lady and enjoy Japanese family favorites prepared just for you! On the menu: Tonjiru (pork and vegetable miso soup), Wafu Hambagu (Japanese style hamburger with rice and spinach) and Zenzai dessert (red bean soup made with Azuki beans rice cake inside).

Blue Ribbon Paleo Baking
Date: Wednesday, April 27 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
If you are avoiding grains but still crave the occasional baked treat, this class if for you! Author Elizabeth Barbone returns to The Kitchen Sink to share easy recipes for grain-free and dairy-free desserts! During this demonstration, learn how to make "Better than Box" Brownies, Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a birthday worthy Yellow Cake. Elizabeth will also discuss how to stock a grain-free pantry. Note: All recipes are grain-free and dairy-free but do contain nuts (almonds and coconut). Welcome back, Elizabeth!

Authentic Mexican ~ SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, May 2 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Come and join the fun as we get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Kitchen Sink! But no ordinary Tex-Mex here. Peter Fontaine will be making refreshing Pineapple with Lime and Chili, Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Rojo, Salmon and Pork Tacos with Pico de Gailo, Sour Cream and Shredded Cabbage, Authentic Pork Quesadillas, Chiliquiles and Mexican Flan.

Easy Weeknight Favorites
Date: Wednesday, May 4 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Kathy Brennan, author of the beautiful Keepers cookbook and our own local celebrity chef, will prepare the following delicious family favorites: Crustless Broccoli Quiche, Tomato Soup with Quinoa served with Sundried Tomato Omelet and Arugula Toast and Chicken Pot Pie (pictured on the front of her cookbook). Learn lots of helpful cooking tips as you enjoy this meal!

Upper West Side and Harlem for Adventurous Foodies! - SOLD OUT! Call to be wait listed
Date: Wednesday, May 11 | Time: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Cost: $160 per person
At 7:30 a.m. we are off after grabbing coffee and pastries at the Back Burner To Go! We will meet our professional, licensed and expert tour guide in NYC and start with a visit to world-famous Zabar's. The frenetic energy of the shoppers and staff, the smell of croissants and coffee, the rich hues of the smoked salmon selection and spectacular cheeses is an iconic gourmet destination! Did I mention the largest selection of imported copper cookware anywhere? We then proceed to Hot Bread Kitchen in Harlem, home to artisanal and multi-ethnic breads which are delivered to fine restaurants and retailers in the New York area. The Hot Bread Kitchen is an enterprise which creates professional pathways to the culinary industry. We will have a brief Q&A session there - perhaps as we nibble on a fresh-baked, warm from the oven, delectable treat? We will then explore Fairway Harlem which will delight you! A shopping experience like no other, I promise. The family who started Fairway was instrumental in the world of gourmet retail, and shopping at Fairway will delight you. The array of fresh produce alone and its display is incredible! And it might be chilly as we visit the refrigerated areas! You can buy meat, poultry and veggies, and their chefs will cook everything just the way you like it! Our last stop is a not to be missed NYC landmark, St. John the Divine Cathedral. We will enjoy a 'Rugelah from a Brother' in the shadow of the world's largest Gothic Cathedral for a glorious end to an exciting day.

BBQ
Date: Wednesday, May 18 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Time to get the grill fired-up and update your barbeque recipes with some new ways to create a delicious meal on the patio! Chef Krupa Patel will inspire your spring and summer outdoor cooking with the following: Watermelon Salad, Chicken Kebabs with Fresh Herbs, Ginger and Garlic, and Corn on the Cob with Spicy Peanut Mix. Dessert will be a delicious Blueberry Buckle.

Summer Breakfast for Children
Date: Saturday, June 4 | Time: 9-10 a.m. | Cost: $35
Cindy Sardo of cookingscool.com teaches cooking programs at area schools that are nutritious and fun for junior chefs! Join us on a Saturday morning from 9-10 to learn how to make Breakfast Burritos (warmed tortillas filled with scrambled eggs and a sauté of fresh spinach and mushrooms). Then make a colorful pattern of Fruit Kabobs served with a Lemon Yogurt Dip. A healthy start to your day for aspiring chefs ages 7-12.

Potstickers and More!
Date: Monday, June 6 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
Exotic and tantalizing Korean flavors are dominating the food scene right now! Top chefs from NYC to Los Angeles are highlighting this flavorful cuisine. Chef Krupa Patel is no exception to this popular trend as she prepares for you Potstickers with Ground Pork and Scallions, Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi Fried Rice and Patbingsu (a traditional shaved ice dessert).

Summer Wine Appreciation
Date: Wednesday, June 8 | Time: 6-8 p.m. | Cost: $65
James Beard award winning wine expert, Michael Steinberger is back at The Kitchen Sink. He will share his knowledge and appreciation for wine to enjoy on warm summer days. Perfect choices to sip around the pool, at the beach or during a barbeque will be presented for you along with accompaniments of prosciutto, cheese, olives, peso and crudités and more. Michael will be pouring some interesting white wines, chilled reds and roses and a chilled tawny port the Portuguese drink in the summer. Time to update your wine collection for the season.