Rustic Point Event Calendar

Aug
28
Tue
Sicilian Steak Supper – Sold Out!
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The tantalizing tastes of Sicily come to life in this Italian class. Chef Mark walks you through the preparation of traditional Fried Calamari, straight from the Adriatic Coast! Next up is the preparation of Steak Sinatra, a juicy NY Strip steak, pan-seared and oven roasted with a rich, Marsala Sauce. Finishing out the menu, is Fresh, Hand-Made Roasted Red Pepper Pasta! This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.





Aug
31
Fri
Shrimp & Crab Boil – Sold Out!
Aug 31 @ 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
4
Tue
Keep On Truckin’ – Food Truck Trends
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

coconut shrimpBack by popular demand, join Chef Mark as we travel the food truck circuit! Prepare the best of regional flavors including Tangy Fish Tacos from Baja Mexico, Crunchy Sweet Coconut Shrimp Boats from Florida and Fully Loaded New Orleans Garbage Fries! This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Sep
5
Wed
Italian Countryside Cuisine – Sold Out!
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Escape to the Italian countryside in this delicious class. The evening’s preparation begins with a robust Pasta Fagoli soup, followed by a hearty Seafood Marinara Pasta with Jumbo Shrimp, Mussels and Lobster Tail. A stuffed Garlic Bread rounds out the menu. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Sep
7
Fri
Just For The Halibut – Sold Out!
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark will start off the evening preparing salami and fennel crostini, followed by the main attraction, Pan-Seared Halibut with a White Wine Sage Sauce, Colorado Fresh Greens, New Potatoes with Chervil & Shallots! This light yet elegant meal includes complimentary wine!




Sep
8
Sat
Sous Vide Savvy
Sep 8 @ 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 savvy 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!





Sep
11
Tue
Vivi Vegetarian Italian Style – Sold Out!
Sep 11 @ 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!




Sep
12
Wed
Whiskey Tango – Sold Out!
Sep 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. Whiskey Cedar Planked, French-Cut Pork Chops are the star of the night with Tipsy Sweet Potatoes and bourbon glazed brussel sprouts! This class includes dinner, whiskey tastes and complementary wine.




Sep
14
Fri
Black Tie Oscar Night Nosh – Sold Out!
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Elevate your movie nights with this fun, Hollywood themed menu! The opening credits include Mystic Pizza appetizer, Zesty Flat Bread Pizzas. Eat, Pray, Love features Cacio e Pepe Pasta Sauce with Shrimp! The GodFather rounds out the night with Sicilian Cannoli’s! Complimentary wine included with this meal!




Sep
15
Sat
Amazing Appetizers
Sep 15 @ 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 Clams Casino, Mussels in Marinara, Heirloom tomatoes with Grilled Peaches & shrimp, all paired with red and white wine!





Sep
18
Tue
South of the Border Fiesta – Sold Out!
Sep 18 @ 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 Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Cemita Poblano, Veal Cutlet with fresh Pueblo Chilies smothered with Roasted Garlic Pico de Gallo and Mexican Street Corn. Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!




Sep
19
Wed
Thai One On
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Experience the distinct flavors of Thailand with this Thai-influenced class. Chef Mark starts the evening off by preparing a Thai Sweet Chili Fried Calamari. Learn to make Pad Krakow Gai, a delicious Basil Chicken, accompanied by Roasted Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!





Sep
21
Fri
Fresh Start – Cooking with Aromatics
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aromatics are combinations of fresh vegetables and herbs that are heated in some fat – like butter or oil – at the beginning of a dish. The heated fat helps these ingredients release aromas and develop deep flavors. Prepare Fresh Herb-Marinated Feta with Fresh Chives, Cilantro & Rosemary. Peppercorn-crusted Beef Tenderloin with Gremolata, Lemon Zest, Garlic, Parsley & Olive oil, accompanied by stuffed Tomatoes with Colorado Corn, Fresh Basil, Thyme & Cumin. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Sep
22
Sat
OktoberFest – Sold Out!
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get a taste of authentic Bavaria with this German inspired cuisine. Chef Mark kicks it off by preparing Beer & Cheddar Soup with Kielbasa Sausage. The star of the Fest is traditional Weiner Schnitzel (a pork cutlet) with Crispy Bratkartoffein (German Home Fries)! Schnitzel is accompanied by Braised Cabbage.  This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine and beer.




Sep
28
Fri
Classic Beef Wellington – Sold Out!
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BeefWellJoin Chef Mark for this classic Beef Wellington Class. This is beef at its best! You will learn how to prepare this tantalizing beef dish and Chef will even show you how to buy a whole tenderloin and butcher it yourself! The Beef Wellington will be accompanied by “Duxelles”, a classic spread of French Heritage. Duxelles is a mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, cooked in a butter, shallot, garlic sauce. Beef is paired with roasted Brussel Sprouts. This dinner includes complimentary wine!





Sep
29
Sat
Heart & Sole – Sold Out!
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark in this coastal inspired class. Learn to make classic stuffed sole. Sole is a delicate fish that is best served stuffed or baked. This class features Dover sole stuffed with fresh lump crabmeat in a light lemon wine sauce. A bright Asparagus Prosciutto and creamy Potato Leek soup round out the menu. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!




Oct
3
Wed
Curious Curry
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark in this Indian inspired class. Chef Mark walks you through these classic Indian dishes. The evening begins with Indian Cheese toast, then prepare Chicken Tikka Masala, chunks of Marinated Chicken in a ginger, creamy curry sauce accompanied by Pulao Basmati Rice. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine!





Oct
5
Fri
Evening on the Italian Riviera
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef Mark transports your taste buds to Northern Italy’s Riviera region in this delicious class. This evening’s class begins with a Garden Panzanella Salad (bread salad), followed by Milan Seafood Stew with Saffron, a broth-based stew with Red Snapper, Tender Squid and Maine Mussels in a white wine shallot sauce. A creamy Orzo Parmesan Pasta rounds out the menu. Complimentary wine accompanies this Italian feast!




Oct
6
Sat
The Santa Fe Trail
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Chef Mark on the Santa Fe Trail! Inspired by Sara and Mark’s first visit to New Mexico, this class menu features a fried green tomato stack with apple, 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.





Oct
9
Tue
Fall Farm to Table – Sold Out!
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Great cooking starts with great ingredients, which is what “Farm to Table” is all about. Let seasonal fruit and veggies dictate the meal, Chef Mark embodies this trend with market fresh ingredients. Begin with an earthy, Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula, followed by a Fall Vegetable Soup. Cedar Plank Pomegranate Glazed Salmon and Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Ghee complete this class menu.  Full course meal and complimentary wine included!




Oct
10
Wed
Traditional Lasagna- Handmade Pasta Sheets!
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the heart of Tuscany, experience Lasagna Bolognese alla Béchamel. Chef Mark will show you how to make handmade pasta sheets to create this classic Unknown-1dish Lasagne. Chef makes rich bolognese and creamy béchamel sauce, and layer by layer, this dish builds delicious blends of flavor. Bring your appetite, this course includes Antipasta Salad, Lasagna Bolognese alla Béchamel and complimentary wine.




Oct
12
Fri
Big Easy Creole Cafe
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From down on the Bayou, Chef Mark explores the Big Easy (New Orleans)! Kick off the evening with Cheese Sticks, followed by Barbecue Shrimp. A Creole staple, Crawfish Etoufee with Rice is the star of the menu, and decadent Bananas Foster finish off this class. Complimentary wine is included with this class meal.




Oct
13
Sat
Under a Summer Moon
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Savor the last tastes of summer in this class. Chef Mark starts off with a Colorado Gazpacho Soup with Bay Shrimp. Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce and Pickled Wild Mushrooms and Maine Mussels with Andouille Sausage in Viognier wine sauce share the culinary stage! Palisade Peach Cheesecake finishes off this class. Dinner and complementary wine included.




Oct
20
Sat
RP Halloween Party – Sold Out!
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No tricks, all treats for this Halloween Themed Dinner! Learn how to make delicious Deviled Eggs, followed by a rich Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup. Beef Tenderloin in a Blood Orange Eyeball Sauce (Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Blood Oranges and Cipollini Onions in a Fresh Tomato Sauce) caps off the evening.  This class includes dinner and complementary wine. Costumes encouraged!





Oct
23
Tue
Soul Warming Comfort Food
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As the Autumn Chill sets in, this menu warms the soul! Class begins with  Onion Fennel and Mushroom Soup. A pub-style, Irish Stout Mason Jar Beef Pot Pie and Fried Leeks complete this hearty menu. Complimentary wine is included with this class meal.




Oct
30
Tue
An Affair to Remember – Sold Out!
Oct 30 @ 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 crispy Fish Cakes. The main course is a perfectly Seared Ribeye Steaks with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic, accompanied by Baked Polenta with Gorgonzola and spinach. This evening includes dinner and complementary wine.





Nov
1
Thu
Wild Minnesota Walleye
Nov 1 @ 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!





Nov
3
Sat
Wild Minnesota Walleye – Sold Out!
Nov 3 @ 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!





Nov
6
Tue
Twisted Tacos with Twisted Toppings
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn this new twist on Taco Tuesday! Chef Mark uses the Sous Vide technique to prepare two different taco meats. Delicious Barbacoa (Barbecue Pork) tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce. Next up is a Taco stuffed with Beef Brisket and Mac & Cheese topped with a Red Chile and Sriracha Sauce. Tacos served with Crazy Tangy Cabbage Slaw. Dinner and complementary wine included!




Nov
7
Wed
Oui, Oui (French Cuisine)
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Say Yes to French Cuisine with this France inspired menu! Class begins with French Classic Vichyssoise Soup. A Zesty dish of Garlic Shrimp Linguine with Tomato Confit, along with Café Marmot Garlic Knots complete this hearty menu. Complimentary wine is included with this class meal.