Rustic Point Event Calendar

Aug
3
Fri
Everything’s Better with Bacon! Sold Out!
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bacon, it’s not just for breakfast anymore! Go hog-wild in this “everything bacon” class! Chef Mark starts off by preparing a Beer Bacon Cheddar Cheese Soup, followed by Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with a tangy Asian sauce. Bacon-Wrapped beef filet with sautéed porcini mushrooms and whiskey bacon brussell sprouts are the main attraction!  This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Aug
7
Tue
Mama Mendoza’s Mexican Fiesta – Sold Out!
Aug 7 @ 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 – Authentic Street Tacos, Enchiladas and her famous, fresh Tamales! Of course, we’ll have Margaritas … What’s a fiesta without Margaritas? Ole!




Aug
10
Fri
Hawaiian Tiki Party – Sold Out!
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aloha! Chef Mark is takes inspiration from the Hawaiian Islands with this class. Chef starts with a classic Hawaiian dish, Lomi-lomi Salmon. Lomi means massage in Hawaiian and describes the method of preparation. The shredding (dicing) and mixing of the salmon is done by massaging the salted fish with other ingredients by hand! The star of this class is a Cedar Plank Mahi Mahi with Sweet Grilled Pineapple served with Poblano Fried Rice. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Aug
14
Tue
Parisienne Café French Cuisine – Sold Out!
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ooh La La! Chef Mark is bringing your favorite French Restaurant menu to the Rustic Point kitchen. Impress your friends and loved ones with this extravagant meal. Start with a rich French Onion soup, always a hit! Using the art of Sous Vide, learn to prepare a Mustard-herb Encrusted Rack of Lamb, served with a hearty Potato and Celery Root Pureé. This evening includes dinner and complimentary wine.




Aug
18
Sat
Local Whiskey 101 – Sold Out!
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whiskey is the word of this new menu showcasing local distilleries. Join Chef Mark as he steps you through these spirited, whiskey infused dishes. Start off with Bourbon-Cured Salmon with Prosciutto & Dill, followed by a decadent Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon finished with a  Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce. Root Vegetables roasted with Apples and Chestnuts round out this menu! This class includes dinner and complementary wine and of course, a shot of the main ingredient!




Aug
21
Tue
Pizza With Pizzazz! Sold Out!
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Around here, making homemade pizza is not just a meal, it’s an event! The whole family can even participate! Chef Mark shares all his techniques and tricks for making delicious gourmet pizza at home. You’ll start by preparing a crisp Grilled Caesar Salad. Then roll into pizza dough made from scratch, and you’ll hand-craft three different pizzas, Shrimp & Manchengo Cheese Pizza, classic Pizza Margherita, and a Sicilian Bolognese Pizza, Mama Mia! Complimentary wine included with this meal!




Aug
24
Fri
Napa Nights – Sold Out!
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This delicious class was inspired by the cuisine of Wine Country but with a local spin! Chef Mark will start off the evening preparing a rich, creamy Colorado Corn Bisque. The main preparation is a Butter-Poached Lobster Tail served with Peas and Mascarpone Pasta. This tasty, elegant meal includes complimentary wine!




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.