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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Left 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.
Chef Mark is bringing back Mexico City street food, and introducing a few twists on these tacos! From the ocean, Baja 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Maryland is well known for their seafood, but especially their Blue Crab found in the Chesapeake Bay! Chef Mark brings you a “Messy Meal From the Chesapeake Bay”, starring the infamous Blue Crab! Start off the evening with Blue Crab Cakes, Mark makes his crab cakes heavy on the crab! Then you learn to make Soft Shell crab, two ways- Lightly Sautéed and Southern Fried! These delicious crabs will be accompanied by Seafood Rice. This “messy” class includes dinner and complimentary wine.
Food Truck Finds is back and will not disappoint! Join Chef Mark for a new round of Food Truck Finds featuring zesty Fried Pickles, Chicken Fried Pork chops with a Creamy Country Gravy and Sweet Corn Cakes. This fun class includes dinner and complementary wine.
This classic dinner menu never goes out of style! Join Chef Mark for this amazing class where you will learn how to make a truly tantalizing meal! Enjoy a classic shrimp cocktail, herb crusted beef tenderloin with mini Twice-Baked Potatoes and Glazed Carrots. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!
Learn to make an elegant meal with this classic combo, Surf & Turf. Join Chef Mark for this tasty class that features the preparation of a juicy, Pan-Seared Prime Ribeye and a Broiled Lobster Tail served with melted butter. Roasted Peeled Asparagus with Balsamic Onions complete this class menu. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!
Explore the East coast with this New England inspired menu! Chef Mark will create a seaside atmosphere kicking off the evening with a fresh Spinach Salad, featuring Crisp Pears and tangy Blue Cheese. Mini Crab Cake bites accompany the main dish, Lobster Pot Pie! A rich, lobster gratin topped off with a buttery crumb topping. This class includes dinner and complementary wine.
Join Chef Mark for a Gluten Free evening, learn how to prepare a delicious menu, all gluten free! This evening’s class features a rich, hearty meal starring Prime Chuck Eye Roast, with a Robust Red Wine Gravy. Smashed Red Potatoes and a roasted Vegetable Medley round out this menu. Complimentary wine included with this class!
Belly up to the beer with this unique class and learn how to pair various brews with delicious food! Chef Mark has an awesome menu on tap! Beginning with a baked brie cheese topped with RP’s signature jams paired with an American Ale. Next up is a slightly sweet Coconut Chicken soup paired with a White IPA, and the main course, is Linguine Carbonara paired with a Belgian Dark Ale. Get hoppy with this class!
Did you know that you can book private classes with Chef Mark? You can, how cool is that? Work with Chef Mark on your special menu, or request a previous class menu and we’ll do the rest. Bring in a group for an intimate evening of cooking fun and friendship! Price varies depending on the menu. Call the showroom for details and to book your class!
It’s a well known fact that Elvis liked to eat, but we’ll leave his bizarre tastes at the door and focus on Southern cooking! Chef Mark was also influenced by Southern cooking and kicks off the night with Oysters Rockefeller. Learn how to make authentic Southern Catfish with Tomato Fritters and Fried Corn! Complimentary Wine accompanies this meal! If you are collecting RP Apron buttons, this would be a great class to earn the Best Dressed button … just sayin’!
Forget the typical “Tie” and treat Dad to a fun outing this year! Learn to make a delicious and savory Sunday Brunch menu! Chef Mark has the perfect brunch menu for Dads! Chef starts off the brunch with Florida Sunshine Biscuits with RP’s signature pepper jellies, and Fresh Fruit Chantilly (fresh fruit in a delicious cream sauce). The main dish is a hearty Prime Rib Potato Hash topped with a Classic Fried egg. Complimentary Mimosas and RP’s Bloody Mary’s included with this fun brunch class!
Join Chef Mark in the Land of Enchantment, our neighbor to the South! Inspired by New Mexican Cuisine, this class menu features the ever popular Zesty Jalapeño Poppers, Smoky Hatch Chile Stew and a very unique pasta dish! Capturing the flavors of a Margarita, this Margarita Pasta features Lime Shrimp with a hearty pasta! This class includes dinner and complementary wine.
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!