Rustic Point Event Calendar

Feb
6
Tue
One Night in Bangkok!
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 – Sold Out!
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
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
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 Friday Night Special
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!




Mar
13
Tue
That 70’s Class
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark gets his groove on with a blast from the past, the 70’s! This fun evening starts off with a vegetable skewered Fondue made with creamy cheese and wine. Learn to make the classic Waldorf Salad, followed by Swedish meatballs over a bed of buttered noodles. And to stay in theme, Chef will be serving up Harvey Wallbangers, bellbottoms optional! This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




Mar
14
Wed
The South’s Greatest Hits
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Head down south where Chef Mark grew up and discover the joys of classic Southern cuisine. Learn to make a hearty Black-Eyed Pea gumbo to start. Next you’ll be making a southern style Gator bite! The star of the meal is crispy fried chicken and waffles with a sweet whiskey syrup. This class is filled with Southern comfort food accompanied by wine!




Mar
16
Fri
Dinner A La Julia Child
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Julia Child, a culinary icon, is credited with bringing French Cuisine to America. Chef Mark puts his Julia spin on this delicious french menu. Start off the evening with fresh mixed greens with goat cheese and champaign vinaigrette. Next master the art of crepes with smoked salmon. Prepare a beef tenderloin filet with crabmeat béarnaise sauce with roasted asparagus. This show-stopping meal is accompanied by wine!

 

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” – Julia Child




Mar
17
Sat
St. Patty’s Day Irish Whiskey Bash
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste the luck of the Irish with this fun St. Patrick’s Day feast with all the Irish classics on tap! Start with a rich bacon, Guinness beer & cheese soup. Make garlic roasted cabbage wedges and the classic Irish Lamb Stew with Jamison Whiskey. Bailey’s Irish Whiskey Brownies with Irish Whiskey Ganache top off this St. Patty’s day meal! Complementary wine included (no green beer!)




Mar
20
Tue
Wild Minnesota Walleye!
Mar 20 @ 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 and Cheese Curds! Complimentary wine is included in this class!





Mar
21
Wed
Wild Minnesota Walleye!
Mar 21 @ 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 and Cheese Curds! Complimentary wine is included in this class!





Mar
23
Fri
Wild Minnesota Walleye – Sold Out!
Mar 23 @ 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 and Cheese Curds! Complimentary wine is included in this class!