Rustic Point Event Calendar

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!




Mar
13
Tue
That 70’s Class – Sold Out!
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 – SOLD OUT!
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 – Sold Out!
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! Sold Out!
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 – Sold Out!
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!





Mar
30
Fri
Under a Tuscan Sky – Sold Out!
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tastebuds travel to the Tuscan countryside in this Italian class. Chef Mark walks you through a classic Shrimp and Scallops Scampi appetizer, followed by a juicy Ribeye Steak with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic. Baked Polenta with Gorgonzola and spinach along with Roasted Balsamic Vegetables round out the class menu. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.





Apr
3
Tue
Americana Sampler
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Showcasing recipes originating only in America! Chef Mark kicks off the evening with his Southern Crab Cakes recipe (heavy on the crab) with a sweet yet tangy Raspberry Chipotle Aioli sauce. Next up is Steak Diane, an American dish of a pan-fried  steak with a sauce made from the seasoned pan juices, generally  flambéed table side, served with Roasted Garlic Potatoes. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




Apr
4
Wed
International Food Truck Wars
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Truck finds with an International Flair! Join Chef Mark for a new round of Food Truck dishes starting off with Bulgogi, a delicious Korean Beef and Rice dish, savory beef cooked with soy sauce and ginger. Next up is Poutine, French-Canadian Junk Food! Crispy French Fries topped with Cheese Curds and Brown Gravy! Final dish is Moo Shu style,  Mushroom Wraps, made with Broccoli Slaw, Bean Sprouts and Onions. This class includes dinner and complementary wine.





Apr
6
Fri
Marco’s Italian Cafe – New Menu
Apr 6 @ 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 hearty Tortellini En Brodo, Chicken Rollatini, which is a Chicken Breast stuffed with zesty Salami and Cheese, served in a mushroom sauce. Sautéed Broccoli Rabe completes this class menu. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Apr
8
Sun
Sunday Champagne Brunch – Sold Out!
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn to make a delicious and savory Sunday Brunch menu! Chef Mark starts off preparing a Minted Grapefruit Salad. Next learn to prepare a classic Oysters Rockefeller followed by the star, Salt-Baked whole Salmon with Fresh Citrus and Herbs. Complimentary champagne or mimosas included with this fun brunch class!




Apr
9
Mon
Pasta Trio – Quick Weeknight Pasta Meals
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark brings you Pasta in three easy variations in this delicious class. These pasta dishes will become your weeknight “go-to” meal! Chef Mark begins with pasta blended with a Blistered Cherry Tomato and Basil Sauce. Next up is pasta with Sweet Butternut Squash and Sage Brown Butter. The final dish is an Italian Tuna Pasta. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!





Apr
18
Wed
Tap into Tapas from the Sea!
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A century old tradition in Spain, tapas are little dishes with huge flavor! These small plates deliver a big punch and are always a huge hit. Chef Mark will make Sangria from scratch at the beginning of class to set the tone! Featured menu includes steamed Mussels in a garlic Saffron Sauce, Spanish Calamaris Fritos (fried squid) and Garlic Shrimp Gambas al Ajillo. This evening includes dinner and Sangria!




Apr
20
Fri
An Affair to Remember – Sold Out!
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OK, maybe a dinner affair to remember! Learn how to make this impressive meal to dazzle your family or friends. Chef Mark begins the evening with a rich tomato-pepper bisque. Next course is a perfectly Seared Halibut with Lemon Caper Buerre Blanc and Mushroom Leek Risotto. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




Apr
27
Fri
San Francisco Cioppino – Sold Out!
Apr 27 @ 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! Complimentary wine is included with this class.




Apr
28
Sat
Twisted Tacos & Toppings – Sold Out!
Apr 28 @ 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!  




Apr
30
Mon
Souped Up Soups! Sold Out!
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When there’s a chill in the air, nothing warms the belly like a bowl of soup! Join chef Mark as he creates two cold-weather inspired soups. Savory, rich Oxtail Soup, more like a hearty stew with rich beef broth and succulent tender meat and creamy yet hearty Butternut squash soup! This evening includes dinner and complementary wine!




May
5
Sat
Cinco De Mayo Mexican Fiesta
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Rustic Point Kitchen! Join Chef Mark for this zesty class where you will learn to cook traditional Mexican cuisine. Featured menu includes Pan-roasted Salsa & Homemade Guacamole, hearty Green Chile, and hand crafted, cheesy Chile Rellenos! Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!





May
8
Tue
Tasting Tuscany – Sold Out!
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tastebuds travel to the Tuscan countryside in this popular Italian class. Chef Mark walks you through a classic hearty Tuscan White Bean Soup, followed by a juicy Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed with Spinach, peppers, and Prosciutto cooked to perfection in a rich Marinara Sauce. Roasted Broccoli with Pancetta round out the class menu. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




May
10
Thu
Spring into Spring
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Springtime brings a sense of freshness and that is the focus of this new class, featuring bright, springtime flavors. Chef Mark starts with stuffed artichokes, followed by Poached Wild Salmon with tender Peas and Morels in a rich White Wine Sauce. Delicate Spring Onions Balsamic complete this class menu. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.




May
12
Sat
Whiskey Business – Sold Out!
May 12 @ 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. Bourbon glazed chicken breast is the star of the night with  Sweet Potatoes and whiskey glazed brussel sprouts! This class includes dinner and complementary wine and of course, a shot of the main ingredient!




May
15
Tue
Use Your Noodle – Handmade Pasta
May 15 @ 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 Linguine Carbonara, linguine pasta with a creamy cheese sauce and bacon, and hand-made Pasta Fagoli. This evening includes complimentary wine.





May
16
Wed
Bahama Mama’s Mahi Tacos – Sold Out!
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Set sail to the Bahamas in this island inspired class! The cuisine of the Bahamas is typically spicy, subtly and uniquely flavored with a tropical flair. Much of Bahamian cooking has been influenced by the American South. Start this class learning to make Clam Fritters, delicious and golden fried. Next up are Nassau style Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos accompanied by a very traditional Bahamian dish, Peas ‘N Rice! This evening includes complimentary wine and most definitely a Bahama Mama!




May
18
Fri
Takes Two to Tango – Sold Out!
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooking is meant to be shared, and this family-style class will bring everyone to the table! Chef Mark starts off the evening with the ultimate appetizer for sharing, an Antipasto Platter featuring Italian Meats & Cheeses (usually with olives, peppers, and nuts). With the main course, you will learn to impress your friends and family by making Beef Bourguignon and a saucy Gnocchi! This incredible class includes dinner and complimentary wine.