Cooking School

Craft Beer....It May Be The New Wine!
Date: Tuesday, September 23 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Fall comes with cooler weather, football tailgates, pumpkins....and beer! The craft beer market is exploding in popularity and Delaware brewers are national leaders in this growing industry. In this class, local wine and beer writer, Michael Steinberger, returns to our school to help us choose among varieties of craft beers (for instance, pale ale, porter, stout, IPA), what to look for on the labels, and to solve mysteries such as whether it matters what kind of glass you use and which variety of beer should be paired with your meal. Craft beer sampling will be accompanied with snacks. Cheers!

"The Hundred-Foot Journey"
Date: Wednesday, September 24 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Sometimes when two very different cultures collide, the result is magical! In celebration of the movie, "The Hundred-Foot Journey," join us as Chef Krupa Patel weaves together the elegance of French cuisine with the bold flavors found in Indian cooking. Krupa received her culinary degree from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California San Diego, and takes us on our own 'hundred-foot journey' with a meal to savor, including Sev Puri (Seasoned Potatoes with Pomegranate Seeds and Tamarind and Mint Chutney), Tandoori Chicken Pasta (Chicken with a moderately spicy Tomato Cream Sauce with paprika smokiness, served on Cavatappi Pasta), and Gulab Jamun (Sponge Cake Dumplings steeped in aromatic Rose Syrup.) Harmony of flavors at its best!

Posh Poultry - SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, September 29 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Poultry is no longer playing second fiddle to beef on restaurant menus. Be part of the well-deserved comeback of the 'lowly chicken' as Executive Chef Peter Fontaine demonstrates why poultry entrees are winning blue ribbons all over America. We begin with Chicken Sliders with Grilled Hand-Cut Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Chutney. Next, enjoy Chicken Saltimbocca with Sweet Pea Risotto, as well as Decadent Chicken a la King on a Toasted Brioche. Also, in this class, Peter will instruct us on how to carve the perfect roast chicken and how to create a versatile chicken stock -things every cook needs to know!

Flavors of Peru - SOLD OUT
Date: Wednesday, October 1 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Chef Bianca Russano expanded her Culinary Arts Institute training by traveling this summer to Peru - the home of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. She returns to Delaware to share some of the global-fusion flavors of Peruvian cuisine with us. Spreading in popularity throughout the US, the foods of Peru showcase a diverse blend of Amerindian and Spanish foods, with Asian, African, and Italian influences. Bianca takes us to Peru with a meal that includes Papa a la Huancaina (a dish from the Andes of Sliced Potatoes topped with a spicy, creamy Yellow Chili Pepper and Cheese Sauce), Lomo Saltado (Asian inspired Sliced Beef Stir-Fry with Aji Chiles, Red Onion and Tomatoes, served with Rice), and Suspiro Limena, or "a Girl's Sigh" (smooth Dulce de Leche Custard topped with an Italian Port Meringue.) Buen provecho!

Sweet and Savory Crepes - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday, October 7 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Cafes and street vendors here, in the US, have been delighting customers with melt-in-your-mouth crepes, the thin, rolled French pancakes, lined with yummy fillings. Crepes can be eaten morning, noon, and night, and are served as appetizers, main course, or dessert. Chef Michele Uy will show us how to prepare a sweet and savory crepes menu, including Smoked Salmon, Marscapone, and Chive Crepes, Herbed Baked Eggs in Crepe Cups, Ham and Brie Crepes, Crepes with Wild Mushrooms and Gruyere Cheese, Apple Pie Crepes made with Caramelized Apples, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, and a Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise, Crepes with Nutella, Fresh Banana Slices and Vanilla Whipped Cream, and Parisian Street Vendor Crepes with Lemon and Sugar. Bon appetit!

Mexican Fiesta for Kids
Date: Thursday, October 16 | Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Cost: $35
Cooking School for Kids ages 7 through 11. Shop while your child enjoys the class - we're open 'til 7 p.m.! Introducing The Kitchen Sink Cooking School for Kids! The Cooking School provides the class ingredients for interactive participation for budding chefs; their curiosity provides our inspiration! This class gives your child the opportunity to learn about diverse cuisines, as well as instruction on basic cooking terminology and kitchen safety. This Mexican Fiesta class, hosted by Katie Cope, Youth Cooking Instructor from Annapolis, MD, includes freshly-made Guadalupe Guacamole and Chips, Mexicali Beef Tacos with the trimmings, Cancun Jello Cream Treat, and La Paz Limeade. Ole! Please understand that the Cooking School is not equipped to accommodate individual allergies or other medical conditions.

Seafood Dinner Party Made Simple - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday, October 21 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Want to host a seafood dinner party and have the time to enjoy your own party, too? Chef Michele Uy will inspire you with terrific seafood plates that you can prepare and serve, and still have a chance to mingle with your guests. Begin with Individual Bay Scallop Gratins or Pan-Seared Sea Scallops as a first course. Next, dazzle your guests with Oven Roasted Salmon dressed with Soy Ginger Honey Glaze over a bed of Sauteed Spinach with a Potato Galette, or Filet of Sole en Papillote with Leek Confit, White Wine, Lemon, Butter, and Fresh Herbs, with Seasonal Vegetables. Your party will be the hit of the season!

Table For Two
Date: Wednesday, October 22 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Tired of a fridge full of leftovers? Finding recipes for meals for two can be a challenge, and, for some, storing leftovers can make time in the kitchen less enjoyable. Chef Bianca Russano has the answer with tips on how to cook for two without sacrificing good taste or nutrition. She will teach us how to serve a delicious autumn two-person meal, including a fresh Arugula Salad dressed with a Walnut Vinaigrette, duet-sized Butternut Kale Lasagna, and a Skillet Apple Cobbler with Bourbon Cream for dessert. A scrumptious meal that is perfect for two!

A Dickens Holiday Feast - SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, October 27 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Preparing for the holidays, our minds turn to honoring family traditions and creating memories for our loved ones and friends. Executive Chef Peter Fontaine shows us how to prepare and serve a holiday dinner from the days of Charles Dickens that will put a smile on the face of any 'Scrooge' at your table! The feast includes heart-warming Chestnut Soup, Pan-Roasted Squab with succulent Pear Chutney, braised Beef Tenderloin with bright Seasonal Vegetables, and the traditional Figgy Pudding. A holiday meal that transcends time, and delights people of all generations.

The World Is Your Oyster - SOLD OUT
Date: Monday, November 3 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Almost everywhere you go, oysters are now being served, a fact that makes shellfish lovers very happy! The flavor of an oyster varies depending on where it is raised, and Executive Chef Peter Fontaine will teach us about oyster harvesting and farming in today's world. Oysters are an ingredient often used in holiday cooking, and this class is a perfect way to get ready for your upcoming seasonal events. This oyster class will include Oysters on the Half-Shell with a Mignonette Sauce or Horseradish Vodka Sauce with Caviar, local Maryland Oyster Stew, baked Oyster Casserole, and Pan-Fried Oysters with Corn Chow Chow. Dive in!

Sara's Gluten-Free Dinner Party - SOLD OUT
Date: Wednesday, November 5 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Do you have friends or relatives who are coming to dinner this season whose diets are gluten-free? Sara Gillespie shows us how to throw a dinner party without using gluten, just as if we were invited to a dinner party at Sara's! She begins with yummy starters to whet the appetite, all without gluten. The dinner plate includes moist White Fish dressed with a Lemon Caper Sauce, alongside Pasta made of Zucchini topped with Eggplant Tomato Puree. The luscious dessert includes a raw vegan, colorful Fruit Tart, as well as an Apple Crisp to celebrate autumn - and it's all gluten-free!

Asian Fusion - SOLD OUT
Date: Wednesday, November 12 | Time: 6 p.m. | Cost: $65
Travel around the globe in one evening by joining us for a class that combines flavors from all around the world. Chef Krupa Patel brings together highlights of Asian, Latin, and American cuisines in this continental Asian fusion meal. The menu bringing these diverse cultures together for spectacular taste includes Asian Wonton Tacos made with Shredded Chicken, Lemon Grass, and a Ginger Aioli, Sesame Beef and Stir Fry Noodles with Fresh Vegetables, and Lychee Pomegranate Cupcakes. Bring your passport!

Make A Gingerbread House
Date: Thursday, November 13 | Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Cost: $50
Cooking School for Kids ages 7 through 11. Shop while your child enjoys the class - we're open 'til 7 p.m.! Create holiday memories with your children, ages 7 through 11, which will be treasured forever! Chef Michele Uy will instruct each adult-child team in this class on how to assemble real gingerbread houses. Each team decorates a gingerbread house to showcase holiday cheer. On-hand will be piped icing and a selection of decorative treats and candies, such as gum drops, peppermints, mini-marshmallows, red hots, licorice, jelly beans, Lifesavers, candy canes, and more! Then, take your one-of-a-kind gingerbread house home to use as the centerpiece on your holiday table. Ho! Ho! Ho! Please understand that the Cooking School is not equipped to accommodate individual allergies or other medical conditions.