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!
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.
Join 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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 dish 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.