Rustic Point Event Calendar

Nov
8
Wed
Wild Minnesota Walleye – Sold Out!
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WalleyeIt’s a fish-fry, prairie style! Not quite from the shores of “Lake Wobegone” but from the same great state of Minnesota! Join us for a fun-filled evening when Guest Host, Bob Meyer (Sara’s dad) works alongside Chef Mark to prepare Minnesota Walleye Almondine. This tasty fresh fish will be pan-fried using a traditional cast iron skillet! Rounding out the menu is a hearty, Wild Rice Medley with fresh Veggies! A complimentary glass of wine is included in this class!





Nov
9
Thu
Wild Minnesota Walleye!
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WalleyeIt’s a fish-fry, prairie style! Not quite from the shores of “Lake Wobegone” but from the same great state of Minnesota! Join us for a fun-filled evening when Guest Host, Bob Meyer (Sara’s dad) works alongside Chef Mark to prepare Minnesota Walleye Almondine. This tasty fresh fish will be pan-fried using a traditional cast iron skillet! Rounding out the menu is a hearty, Wild Rice Medley with fresh Veggies! A complimentary glass of wine is included in this class!





Nov
10
Fri
Wild Minnesota Walleye!
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WalleyeIt’s a fish-fry, prairie style! Not quite from the shores of “Lake Wobegone” but from the same great state of Minnesota! Join us for a fun-filled evening when Guest Host, Bob Meyer (Sara’s dad) works alongside Chef Mark to prepare Minnesota Walleye Almondine. This tasty fresh fish will be pan-fried using a traditional cast iron skillet! Rounding out the menu is a hearty, Wild Rice Medley with fresh Veggies! A complimentary glass of wine is included in this class!





Nov
14
Tue
Twisted Tacos & Toppings – Sold Out!
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark is bringing back Mexico City street food, and introducing a few twists on these tacos!  From the ocean, FishtacoBaja Fish Tacos will be prepared with fresh halibut.  From there, we travel to Mexico for the traditional Carne Asada Tacos.  Alongside this feast will be assorted toppings including cilantro lime salsa, pico de gallo & guacamole.  This evening includes dinner &  classic margaritas, Ole!  




Nov
16
Thu
Bourbon Street – Sold Out!
Nov 16 @ 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.




Nov
28
Tue
Go Coastal Lobster Pot Pie – Sold Out!
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore the East coast with this New England inspired menu! Chef Mark will create seaside atmosphere kicking off the evening with Steamers! For you landlubbers that’s steamed clams! The star of this evening is Lobster Pot Pie! A lobster gratin, a luxurious dish in itself, topped off with a rich buttery crumb topping. This class includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Jan
2
Tue
Food Truck from the Big Easy
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Truck finds straight from the Big Easy! Join Chef Mark for a new round of Food Truck dishes inspired by the always flavorful, New Orleans. A decadent menu includes a rich and creamy Lobster and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with a spiced-up Mardi Gras Slaw. Duck Fat Fries with Rosemary Sea Salt served on the side completes the decadence! This class includes dinner and complementary wine.




Jan
5
Fri
Whiskey Business – Sold Out!
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whiskey is the word of this new menu. Join Chef Mark as he steps you through these spirited, whiskey infused dishes.  Start off with Whiskey Shrimp glazed in a sweet whiskey Barbecue sauce. Whiskey Cedar Planked, French-Cut Pork Chops are the star of the night with Crispy Sweet Potato Fries and a bourbon creamed spinach! This class includes dinner and complementary wine.




Jan
9
Tue
South of the Border Fajitas – One Spot Open!
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this zesty class where you will learn to cook traditional Mexican cuisine. Featured class menu includes Pan-roasted Salsa & Homemade Guacamole served with homemade chips. Next, take on spicy Shrimp Fajitas accompanied by Spanish Red Rice and refried beans, Chef Mark style! Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas?




Jan
12
Fri
Key West Seafood Fest – One Spot Open!
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your shades and flip flops to join us on this Floridian journey! Chef Mark goes back to his Florida roots and prepares a Key West style seafood feast. Start with a coastal classic of Peel and Eat Shrimp. Learn how to make Florida’s favorite, the Famous Fried Grouper Sandwich with Yellow Crookneck Squash and Onions. Followed by a piece of refreshing Key Lime Pie! Changes in latitude, changes in attitude with this one! Wine and complete meal included in this evening’s class!




Jan
16
Tue
Taste of Italy- Sold Out!
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark transports your taste buds to Italy in this delicious class. This evening’s class begins with Mussels in a delicate white wine broth. Learn a new twist on an Italian Classic, Chicken Parmesan! The twist is you’ll make Crispy Chicken Parmesan but served over Pasta Alfredo with a sautéed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) with Parmesan. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!





Jan
19
Fri
Art of Sous Vide Cooking – Sold Out!
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Say What? Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent, restaurant-quality results. It’s unlike any cooking you’ve ever done before! Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. Join Chef Mark for this very unique class. You will prepare a Cowboy Ribeye steak with sweet Roasted Garlic and fresh Thyme. The steak is served with creamy Smashed Red Potatoes with Parsley Butter Sauce and Vegas Lime Butter Corn. This class is perfect for the Medium Rare meat eater! This dinner includes complimentary wine!




Jan
30
Tue
Steak House Dinner – Sold Out!
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef mark is bringing your favorite, classic steak house recipes to the Rustic Point kitchen. Learn to make the perfect Filet Mignon. Tender Filet of Beef prepared with a Peppercorn Cream Sauce. Braised Shiitake Mushrooms with Leeks and Truffle Oil Infused Yukon Gold Potatoes complete this hearty menu. Complimentary wine accompanies this meal.




Feb
2
Fri
Girls’ Night Out Cosmo Style! Sold Out!
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your girlfriends and come in for a delicious night out! Kick off the night with the perfect Cosmopolitan! Chef Mark will start off the evening preparing orange kissed Salmon Ceviche, followed by the main attraction, Ahi Tuna. Learn to make a lemon pepper Ahi Tuna served on a bed of egg Tagliatelle Pasta in a wine cream sauce,  accompanied by fresh, sautéed Sugar Snap Peas! This light yet elegant meal includes complimentary wine!




Feb
6
Tue
One Night in Bangkok – 2 Spots Left!
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take a trip to the Far East and experience the distinct flavors of Thailand with this Thai-influenced class. Chef Mark starts the evening off by preparing a tangy Calamari Thai Salad. The star of this meal is Monkfish (poor man’s lobster), baked in a Banana Leaf with a Basil Curry Sauce served along side squid ink pasta! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Feb
7
Wed
Roasted Baron of Beef Dinner – 1 Spot Left!
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef mark is bringing a classic roast beef class to the Rustic Point kitchen. Learn to prepare a rich Porcini Rubbed Roast Baron of Beef. “Baron of Beef” simply means this is a cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin joined at the backbone. Classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Red Wine Gravy, and Jalapeño Creamed Corn round out this hearty menu. Complimentary wine accompanies this meal.




Feb
9
Fri
Awesome Apps – Sold Out!
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Time to wine and dine in this delicious, fun-filled class! Equally easy and appetizing, these recipes will dazzle your guests. Indulge in creamy and rich Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, seared Ahi Tuna Salad, and Crusted Lamb Chops with Au Jus. This elegant class includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Feb
13
Tue
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras – Sold Out!
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s Fat Tuesday (it always feels like Fat Tuesday on cooking class nights!) but this is the real Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras celebration! Chef Mark takes you down to New Orleans with all these cajun classics! Enjoy Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya with Dirty Rice, Deep Fried Oysters and of course, King Cake dessert, complete with the baby! This fun class includes complimentary wine and dinner.




Feb
14
Wed
Sweetheart Dinner – Sold Out!
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your sweetheart and Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing meal! There’s just something romantic about cooking together, and each sweetheart will get a rose! Enjoy preparing sweet Seared Scallops with Smoked Salmon, rich Stuffed Maine Lobster with Crabmeat and Roasted Asparagus with Sweet Red Peppers. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Feb
16
Fri
Sweetheart Dinner II – Sold Out!
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your sweetheart and Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a tantalizing meal! There’s just something romantic about cooking together, and each sweetheart will get a rose! Enjoy preparing sweet Seared Scallops with Smoked Salmon, rich Stuffed Maine Lobster with Crabmeat and Roasted Asparagus with Sweet Red Peppers. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Feb
20
Tue
Viva Vegetarian … Italian Style – Sold Out!
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark transports your taste buds to Italy in this delicious vegetarian class. This evening’s class features Italian Classic, but prepared completely vegetarian. Learn to make rich Minestrone soup, Stuffed Shells and Manicotti Combo and tomato basil skewers! Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Feb
21
Wed
Mexican Fiesta
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark for this zesty class where you will learn to cook traditional Mexican cuisine. Featured menu includes Pan Roasted Salsa, tangy Traditional Pork Green Chili, Red Chili Stew and smothered New York Strip Steak. Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!




Feb
23
Fri
Art of Sous Vide Cooking
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Say What? Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent, restaurant-quality results. It’s unlike any cooking you’ve ever done before! Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. Join Chef Mark for this very unique class. You will prepare a Cowboy Ribeye steak with sweet Roasted Garlic and fresh Thyme. The steak is served with creamy Smashed Red Potatoes with Parsley Butter Sauce and Vegas Lime Butter Corn. This class is perfect for the Medium Rare meat eater! This dinner includes complimentary wine!




Feb
27
Tue
Mexican Fiesta With Roger & Mama Mendoza – Sold Out!
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rustic Point welcomes back Mama Mendoza! Mama will join Roger and Chef Mark for this zesty class where you will learn to cook traditional Mexican cuisine. If you’ve been to a cooking class, then you know Roger’s wicked kitchen skills! Come hungry as this menu will include all of Mama’s favorites – Menu to be announced! Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!




Feb
28
Wed
Meet me in Paris – Sold Out!
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ooh La La! Chef Mark is bringing French classic cuisine back 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.




Mar
2
Fri
Martini Please!
Mar 2 @ 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!




Mar
3
Sat
Knife Handling Class (Daytime)
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sharpen your knife skills and learn proper cutting techniques with Chef Mark, as he brings his mad knife skills to Rustic Point! Learn how to slice, dice, chop, and much more, in the safest and most efficient manner. Start prepping like a pro! This class will even guide you through the practice of keeping your knives sharp.  This is a must-have class for every home chef!



Mar
6
Tue
South Beach Miami Heat
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your shades, we’re heading to South Beach, Miami! Chef Mark goes back to his Florida roots and prepares a South Beach style meal with cuban influences. Start with fried plantain chips with a zesty black bean salsa. Learn how to make a killer mini crabcake with mango pepper relish, followed by cedar planked, cuban spiced, flat iron steak with ginger rice.  Wine and complete meal included in this evening’s class!




Mar
7
Wed
Rustic Point Diner
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Order up! Chef Mark is bringing in all your favorite diner dishes! Chef starts off this savory class with old-fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup. Rocky Mountain Meatloaf with Pancetta and Mushrooms, with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, rounding out the menu with classic Succotash featuring Sweet Corn, Lima Beans and Sweet Peppers. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




Mar
9
Fri
Marco’s Italian Cafe – Sold Out!
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark periodically brings back his first restaurant, Marco’s Italian Cafe, to the Rustic Point kitchen. This “Friday Night Special” features recipes from Mark’s original menu, showcasing crabmeat stuffed mushrooms, prepared Scampi style! Learn to make this crowd pleaser, Linguine Al Frutti Di Mar (Fruit of the sea)! A hearty seafood dish made up of shrimp, mussels, and scallops cooked in a white wine based marinara cream sauce! Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!