Rustic Point Event Calendar

Jun
16
Fri
Mise en Place with Key West Seafood Fest – SOLD OUT!
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unknown-1Mise en Place is a french term meaning, “Everything in it’s Place”. That is the corner stone for food production. This special class includes all the preparation and organization that Chef Mark typically does before your class. Chef will walk you through the steps of preparing Red Snapper with Mango Salsa. Juicy tropical fruits cool the heat of the peppery spices from the Snapper. Accompanied by Saffron Rice with rich Fish Stock and delicious Baked Clams.




Jun
21
Wed
Chill Out – Summer Soups & Salads
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nothing says summer like Colorado Homegrown produce!  Turn the table on typical soups and serve these refreshing summer recipes instead! Chef Mark will guide you through the process of making a zesty Gazpacho soup, a smoky Roasted Corn Chowder, heirloom Tomato Salad with Shrimp and grilled Colorado Peach, Onion and Bacon salad. This fresh menu includes complimentary wine!





Jun
23
Fri
Great Steak Out – Under the Stars! SOLD OUT
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing steak dinner! We’re taking this one outdoors, weather permitting! Gather around the grill to savor tender, juicy steaks, accompanied by a classic, crisp wedge salad, hearty baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Sautéed Veggies and finished with all-American Apple Pie! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Jun
25
Sun
Breakfast Club – Sunday Brunch (Morning class)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

images-4Brunch is back by popular demand. Join Chef Mark and crew for tasty Bloody Mary’s and a delightful French-inspired brunch class. This brunch menu features rich Eggs Florentine, flavorful Lyonnaise Potatoes and Tender Belly Sausage patties.





Jun
27
Tue
Great Steak Out – Under the Stars! SOLD OUT!
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Encore presentation! Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing steak dinner! We’re taking this one outdoors, weather permitting! Gather around the grill to savor tender, juicy steaks, accompanied by a classic, crisp wedge salad, hearty baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Sautéed Veggies and finished with all-American Apple Pie! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Jun
28
Wed
Italian Affair – North Italy Region
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark travels to Northern Italy in this delicious class. This evening’s class begins with a robust Pasta Fagoli soup, followed by creamy, tortellini shrimp and crispy polenta cakes! Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Jun
29
Thu
Best of Food Truck
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is the Best of Food Truck Street wars! Learn how to make sweet, crispy Coconut Shrimp boats originating in Florida, Unknown-4followed by fresh and tangy Baja Fish Tacos straight out of California accompanied by New Orleans style Food Truck Fries, doused with garlic, herbs and a little bit of heat! This class includes dinner and complementary wine.




Jul
5
Wed
Bourbon Street
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whiskey is the word of this menu. Join Chef Mark as he steps you through these spirited, whiskey infused dishes.  Starting off with a bang, Chef will prepare Bourbon Oyster Shooters! Moving on to the main attraction, a beef tenderloin with a rich, Portabella Balsamic stack and whiskey shoestring fries! This class includes dinner and complementary wine.




Jul
7
Fri
Seafood Lovers Feast – Under the Stars! Sold Out!
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make an incredible seafood feast! We’re taking this one outdoors, weather permitting! Gather around the grill to savor sweet grilled scallops wrapped in prosuitto, with rich grilled lobster tails accompanied by bright saffron rice with fresh peas. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Jul
9
Sun
Breakfast Club – Sunday Brunch – Sold Out!
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brunch is back by popular demand. Join Chef Mark for tasty Bloody Mary’s (featuring our own mix) and a delightful traditional brunch class. This brunch menu features rich, stuffed French Toast with Peaches and Marscapone, Savory Asparagus, Leek and Gruyere Quiche,  and a Hearty Fennel, Smoked Salmon. Chef Mark will be demonstrating the smoking technique in class!




Jul
12
Wed
Farm to Table
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

images-3Great cooking starts with great ingredients, which is what “Farm to Table” is all about. Let fresh fruit and veggies dictate the meal, selecting organic from what’s in season. Chef Mark embodies this trend with market fresh ingredients. Classic Roasted Cornish Hens with fresh Rosemary is the star of this table, starting with a tangy, fresh Goat Cheese Salad, accompanied by Roasted Asparagus with lemon and olive oil, New Potatoes with Chervil and Shallots. Full course meal and complimentary wine included!





Jul
20
Thu
San Francisco Cioppino
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CipinnoLeft your heart in San Francisco? Find it right here at Rustic Point when Chef Mark covers the famous San Francisco classic, Cioppino! This is an impressive crowd-pleaser, yet so easy to make! Known as an Italian-American fisherman’s stew, Cioppino is a seafood lover’s dream! Chocked full of clams, shrimp, scallops, fish, crabmeat and mussels. Served with a crisp Kale Caeser Salad and crusty Bread to soak up every last drop! A complimentary glass of wine is included with this class.




Jul
21
Fri
Meet me in Paris – SOLD OUT!
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ooh La La! Chef Mark is bringing French classic cuisine to the Rustic Point kitchen. Impress your friends and loved ones with this delicious french meal. Start with rich French Onion soup, followed by Petite Blanquette de Polet, sounds fancy! Succulent chicken pieces and mushrooms are served in a velvety, tarragon white wine sauce with asparagus. Accompanied by creamy Potatoes Dauphinois, you won’t leave hungry! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Aug
2
Wed
Marco’s Italian Cafe
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark brings back his first restaurant, Marco’s Italian Cafe, to the Rustic Point kitchen! Featuring recipes from Mark’s original menu, showcasing a robust Tortellini EnBrodo Soup, and Beef Tenderloin Pizziola. This tantalizing tenderloin is prepared in a tasty, zesty, Marinara Sauce with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms served on a bed of pasta. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Aug
9
Wed
Hawaiian Tiki Party – Sold Out!
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aloha! Chef Mark is takes inspiration from the Hawaiian Islands with this class. Chef starts with a standard dish in every Hawaiian home, Ahi tuna Poke. Fresh, raw Ahi Tuna marinated in a sesame ginger sauce! The star of this class is the Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi  in a rich Ginger Butter Sauce served with Island Style Fried Rice with fresh Pineapple. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Aug
25
Fri
Great Steak Out – Under the Stars! SOLD OUT!
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Encore presentation! Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing steak dinner! We’re taking this one outdoors, weather permitting! Gather around the grill to savor tender, juicy steaks, accompanied by a classic, crisp wedge salad, hearty baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Sautéed Veggies and finished with all-American Apple Pie! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!





Aug
30
Wed
Martini Please!
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’ll have a martini please! Inspired by the distinct flavor profile of a traditional martini, Chef Mark brings this famous cocktail into the kitchen! Chef starts with a zippy shrimp martini appetizer. Then, delicious Salmon is prepared with a Vermouth and Gin Juniper Berry Sauce and served over sticky rice. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine and of course, a martini … shaken, not stirred!




Aug
31
Thu
Food Truck Street Wars – Sold Out!
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Truck Street Wars is back and will not disappoint! Join Chef Mark for a new round of Food Truck Finds featuring a Key West original, rich Conch Fritters. Zesty, Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos and sweet Korean Short ribs with Fried Ramen Noodles round out the night. This class includes dinner and complementary wine.




Sep
8
Fri
Shrimp & Crab Boil- Under the Stars! SOLD OUT
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make an incredible shellfish boil straight from the low country! We’re taking this one outdoors, weather permitting! Gather around the pot to savor sweet crab with shrimp, corn, red potatoes and all the fixins! Class kicks off with grilled gator kabobs! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Sep
13
Wed
Take Stock! 2 Day Stock Class! Noon – 1:30
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Chef Mark is introducing a monthly series of two-day courses, touching on cooking basics! This first class will be on preparing Stocks, the basis of many dishes, particularly soups and sauces. Classes are held over two consecutive days, from 12:00 noon to 1:30.

Day One of “Take Stock” will be learning to make a basic brown stock. Day two is making Beef Consommé made from the brown stock! Day two is topped off with preparing Chicken Sinatra from Marco’s Italian Cafe menu. Prepare Sautéed chicken breast in a red wine sauce with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes served over pasta.




Sep
14
Thu
Take Stock! 2 Day Stock Class! Noon – 1:30
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Chef Mark is introducing a monthly series of two-day courses, touching on cooking basics! This first class will be on preparing Stocks, the basis of many dishes, particularly soups and sauces. Classes are held over two consecutive days, from 12:00 noon to 1:30.

Day One of “Take Stock” will be learning to make a basic brown stock. Day two is making Beef Consommé made from the brown stock! Day two is topped off with preparing Chicken Sinatra from Marco’s Italian Cafe menu. Prepare Sautéed chicken breast in a red wine sauce with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes served over pasta.




Sep
15
Fri
Two to Tango – Date Night Dinner, Italian Style
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your date and join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing Italian meal! There’s just something romantic about cooking together! A shared Antipasto platter starts this delicious evening, just as it would in Italy. Then Chef prepares Langostino Bruschetta, which is sweet lobster bites on toasted bread. Main course is Mussels Fra Diavalo, Fra diavolo means “brother devil” in Italian and refers to a spicy, tomato-based sauce. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Sep
17
Sun
Breakfast Club Crepes – Sunday Brunch
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Made popular in French bistros, this class is all about crepes. Join Chef Mark as he shows you how easy crepes really are to make! So versatile, crepes can be sweet or savory! This brunch menu features Peaches and Cream Crepes, Crepes stuffed with Crabmeat with a Fried Egg and Pico de Gallo, and Fresh Berry Crepes. Brunch will include mimosas and Bloody Marys! Ooh La La!




Sep
20
Wed
OktoberFest
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get a taste of authentic Bavaria with this German inspired cuisine. Chef Mark kicks it off by preparing German Ham-Wrapped Figs with a Marinated Bean Salad and Hazelnuts. The star of the Fest is Sweet Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin, served in a Dark Beer Sauce with Brussel Sprout Leaves. Tenderloin is accompanied with crispy potato pancakes with a creamy Sauerkraut.  This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine and beer.




Sep
22
Fri
Cooking With Cocktails – Sold Out!
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This cocktail inspired class covers a wide range of tastes and techniques! Chef Mark starts with Garlic and Chili Sautéed shrimp with a Bloody Mary cocktail sauce! Next up on this culinary pub crawl is Mojito Glazed Pork Skewers with Cilantro and Garlic sauce followed by Margarita Marinated Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema and Pickled Onions. The final stop is a Pina Colada Panna Cotta. Complimentary wine accompanies this meal!




Sep
27
Wed
Use Your Noodle – Handmade Pasta
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the home cook, the idea of making fresh pasta may be slightly intimidating. However, learn just how easy it is to make fresh pasta by hand! You may never buy dry pasta again. Featured menu includes rich, creamy hand-made fettuccine Primavera with fresh veggies, and hand-made cavatelli in a fresh tomato sauce. This evening includes complimentary wine.




Sep
29
Fri
Everything’s Better with Bacon! Sold Out!
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bacon, it’s not just for breakfast anymore! Go hog-wild in this “everything bacon” class! Chef Mark starts off by preparing a Beer Bacon Cheddar Cheese Soup, followed by Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with a tangy Asian sauce. Bacon-Wrapped beef filet with sautéed porcini mushrooms and whiskey bacon brussell sprouts are the main attraction!  This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Oct
3
Tue
South of the Border – Mexican Food Truck
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this zesty class where you will learn to cook traditional Mexican cuisine, Food Truck style! Featured menu includes Pan Roasted Salsa and homemade guacamole, Mexican Street Tacos with Shrimp, accompanied by Roasted Mexican Corn on the Cob. Chef steps you through a Traditional Green Chili using our Fresh Roasted Chiles served over fried Chile Rellenos. Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!




Oct
6
Fri
Surf & Turf Jamaican Style
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark takes inspiration from the Caribbean island, Jamaica! Known as much for its creative, flavorful foods as its Steel Drums! Chef starts with a traditional dish, Jamaica a rich, Dumpling Soup made with fresh Spinners and Sinkers (dumplings!) The star of this evening’s class is a juicy 12 oz. Ribeye steak and Jerk Seasoned Gulf Shrimp with Pickapeppa Sauce, served with Jamaican Rice in a fresh Pineapple! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine. Don’t Worry … Be Happy!





Oct
10
Tue
The Santa Fe Trail – Sold Out!
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark on the Santa Fe Trail! Inspired by Sara and Mark’s visit to New Mexico, this class menu features a Fried Green Tomato stack withApple, Bacon and Pomegranate sauce and a tender Filet Mignon roasted with Green Chilis and topped with Mexican Cheese. Crispy Potatoes Rojo round out the menu. This class includes dinner and complementary wine.