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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Back 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
It’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!