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Confident Cooking for Fall: 3-Part Series

  • Dates:  September 21, 2016
    September 28, 2016
  • Next Occurrence Sep 28, 2016
  • Times:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Host:   Sur La Table
    Venue:   Sur La Table
    2500 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone:  (800) 243-0852
  • Category:  Food/Wine
  • Price Per Person:  $195
  • Classes:   Yes
  • Advance Purchase:   Yes
  • Length of Time:   2 hour(s)

Become the confident cook you've always wanted to be - enjoy this 3-part series and master the basic skills for kitchen success. Whether you're a beginner or simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, the instructor will teach you all the essentials for creating incredible meals from scratch. This mini culinary school education consists of three hands-on classes where you'll learn how to create dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients and discover tips for getting the most value out of your time and your food budget.

Session 1: Building a Foundation
You’ll work alongside classmates, honing knife skills as we prep fresh, seasonal produce. The instructor will walk you through techniques for roasting, creating creamy chowder, making vinaigrette from scratch and more. Plus, you'll learn secrets for baking up perfectly flaky buttermilk biscuits.

Menu: Fall Greens with Purple Grapes and Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette - Chicken, Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder - Perfectly Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Maple Butter

Session 2: Expanding Your Repertoire
In today’s class, you’ll practice everything from roasting and pan searing to plating like a pro. You’ll cover the surprisingly simple techniques for mastering risotto and learn how to make flaky, delicious pie dough from scratch.

Menu: Saffron Risotto with Wild Mushrooms - Pan-Seared Salmon with Pomegranate, Orange and Shaved Fennel - Apple Crostata with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Session 3: Advanced Techniques
In the final session, you’ll build on the skills you’ve learned and take cooking to the next level. The instructor will walk you through the steps for roasting, poaching, caramelizing onions and more. Plus, you’ll learn how to create your own pasta and caramel sauce from scratch.

Menu: Handmade Pasta Dough - Pappardelle with Tuscan Sausage and Caramelized Onion Ragu - Sous-Vide Carrots with Parsley, Shaved Parmesan and Pumpkin Seeds - Spiced Poached Pears with Warm Sea Salt Caramel

Please Note: Class is only available as the three-part series. No single day enrollments.

Confident Cooking for Fall: 3-Part Series