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Class Schedule: November 2017 Classes

Julia Hoy
Japanese Soul Food 
Most people think sushi when considering Japanese food but there are more than 30 different types of Japanese cuisine. From street stands with quick to-go food, to restaurants, each is highly specialized in its own style. In this class Julia will demonstrate less familiar types of classic Japanese cuisine. Join us for this taste of Japan. Japanese Cucumber Salad - a classic found in almost every Bento Box; O Nigiri - an on-the-go rice sandwich found in abundance train stations; the classic Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura; Gyudon - a fast food shaved beef and rice that's taken on popularity in the California chain Yoshinoya; Yakitori a highly flavored style of grilled chicken and vegetables. This menu will be paired with wine.
Julia HoyWednesday, November 1 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
When In Rome 
Hands-On Couples' Class
This menu features the charming and classic dishes of Italy. Mary knows the food well and will teach you how to put it all together for a meal that feeds the appetite and the soul. Shrimp Scampi Pizza with DLM Pizza Dough; Bitter Greens, Apples, and Candied Pecans Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing; Chicken Cacciatore with Creamy Polenta; Swiss Chard, Cannellini Beans and Potatoes; and Tiramisu Affogato;- a simple, elegant marriage of Espresso, Italian Gelato, Savoiardi and Chocolate. This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneySunday, November 5 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple
Chef Carrie Walters
Hands-On Knife Skills 
Hands-On Class
Would you like to learn how to execute various basic knife cuts and shapes, like the julienne, dice, brunoise, and others? Mastering these knife cuts can improve the quality of the food you cook. Chef Carrie will explain the importance of how consistent cutting techniques ensure your food is cooked to a uniform degree of doneness, as well as enhance visual appeal. You will also learn how to select, wield, sharpen, and store knives. Bring your own chef's knife or use ours. A discount on all knives will be offered the day of class. A small appetizer plate will be served.
Chef Carrie WaltersMonday, November 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Chef Liz Valenti
Chef Jenn DiSanto
Italian Holidays 
One of the best things about Italian cuisine is its celebratory feel for the holiday season. Great friends and family coming together at the table is one of life's greatest gifts and that's what tonight's class is all about. Chefs Liz Valenti of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar and Jenn DiSanto of Sagecraft Catering & Events, pair up with wine educator George Punter to bring us an incredible evening of the best authentic Italian fare paired with Italy's finest wines. This is the culinary inspiration you need for whatever entertaining you have in mind for the holiday season!
Chef Liz Valenti and Chef Jenn DiSantoTuesday, November 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $95.00
John Chico
Soufflés Savory & Sweet 
Hands-On Class
With a few simple ingredients and the right techniques you can create this most impressive French favorite. John will teach you how to mix a soufflé base and how to whip egg whites to just the right consistency for folding into the batter. You'll learn the tips and tricks for creating light and airy soufflé success. Half (Vanilla) and Half (Kahlua) Soufflé; Pumpkin Soufflé with Parma Ham Chips; Cheddar Cheese Soufflé; and Raspberry Soufflé. This menu will be paired with wine.
John ChicoWednesday, November 8 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Culinary Center Private Event 
Culinary Center Private Event
DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, November 10 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $0.00
Sherry Monaghan
Family Night - Turkey Hot Shot 
Hands-On Class
Roast a turkey breast ahead and you'll have dinner in a snap. Sherry will teach you how to roast a moist turkey breast and how to carve it. Then she'll teach you how to make Buttery Mashed Potatoes; and Turkey Gravy from scratch. Pick up a loaf of bread from the DLM Bakery, and some of our delicious Cranberry Sauce, and you'll be in diner heaven. Sherry will share her grandma's Apple Cake recipe for dessert. $75 for two people.
Sherry MonaghanSunday, November 12 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Roasting for the Holidays  
Master the two classic roasts that are the stars of any holiday table - Roast Turkey and Prime Rib of Beef. Mary will show you how to roast a delicious moist bird with confidence. She'll then conquer a Prime Rib from start to finish. Mary will prepare some of her favorite side dishes to go with each and show us how to make delicious Turkey Gravy and Au Jus. Come prepared with your questions! This menu will be paired with wine.
Mary CooneyMonday, November 13 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
An Evening with MadTree Brewing Company 
Have you ever wanted to join the experts from a local brewery to taste their beer and see how wonderfully this beverage pairs with food? Here's your chance! Madtree Brewing Company from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the hottest and most consistent local brewery in the region and we'll have Jacob Stratton and his team from the brewery walking us through a selection of their beers along with small plates made by the DLM Culinary Center Team! This promises to be a fun and educational evening!

Jacob Stratton and DLM Culinary Center Staff Tuesday, November 14 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • $50.00
Julia Hoy
Teresa Kearney
Central California Food and Wine 
There will be over 100 wine and food festivals in Central California this year. This does not include anything north of Monterrey or south of Santa Barbara - wow! Not surprising, considering this area's unlimited abundance of fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat and several of the country's leading wine regions. This is Julia's home state and she'll share some of her favorite food memories as she recreates the dishes. Teresa will pair these lovely dishes with the region's spectacular wines. Pismo Beach Style Clam Chowder; Central California Crostini Trio; Roasted Cauliflower and Arugula Salad with Pickled Corn and Creamy Avocado Dressing; Santa Maria Tri-Tip with Fresh Pico De Gallo and Garlic Bread and Olive Oil Cake and Lemon Curd Parfait with Crème Frache.
Julia Hoy and Teresa KearneyWednesday, November 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Dana Downs
Dinner is Done with Dana  
Chef Dana Downs from Roost Modern Italian and Roost American will share her favorite way to make dinner easier by using the sous vide cooking method. Sous vide is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent results. Food is cooked to the exact level of doneness desired, which is why Dana uses this cooking technique in her restaurants. This method is also becoming popular with home cooks as it can simplify weekly meal planning and save on a lot of prep time. She will share some of her favorite ways to cook meat, fish and side dishes that will help save time in your kitchen. Dana's menu will be paired with wine.
Dana DownsThursday, November 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Megan Smith
Food Photography & Food Styling Workshop 
Hands-On Class
You spend hours making the perfect dessert ... or minutes whipping up a genius, impromptu dinner that puts a winner of Chopped to shame. It's a masterpiece in front of your eyes, but the photo you've just posted on Instagram & Facebook doesn't quite bring that masterpiece to life for your Aunt Sue our in Alaska. Join Megan Smith, founder and editor in chief of CAKE&WHISKEY; The Sweet & Spirited World of Business Magazine, for this class where you'll not only eat and drink some of DLM's newest seasonal treats, you'll learn techniques for styling and photography with your phone camera to take your food and entertaining photos to the next level. This is a great class for bloggers, small business food owners, chefs, and at-home cooks.
Megan SmithFriday, November 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00