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Class Schedule: February 2015 Classes

Mary Cooney

When in Rome 

Couples Hands-On Class
Lasagna is typical of the cuisine of Italy with many regional variations, and this version is Mary's specialty. Grab your partner or a friend and spend the afternoon at the Culinary Center making homemade lasagna noodles with the end result being the most delicious entrée. Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Salsa Verde; Lasagna Mary's Way; Fresh Green Beans with Garlic; Cheesy Garlic Bread; Spinach Salad; and Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding. Menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneySunday, February 1 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00 per couple  

Chef Jenn DiSanto
George Punter

Mardi Gras Party 

Fat Tuesday is about swingin' music, brilliant colors, parades, and, of course, fabulous food and drink. Bedeck yourself in beads, and join Jenn DiSanto and George Punter for a Mardi Gras celebration that is sure to put you in a festive mood. Savory Shrimp Beignets with Remoulade Sauce; Classic New Orleans Andouille Gumbo; Frisée and Baby Greens with Cajun-Spiced Pecans and Creamy Bacon Dressing; Crawfish Étouffée; and Sweet Potato Bread Pudding.

Chef Jenn DiSanto and George PunterThursday, February 5 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

Bacon Fest & Beer Bonanza! 

On the eve of DLM's Bacon Fest weekend, join us in the Culinary Center for our staff's favorite small bites paired with America's finest craft beers. We'll highlight different types of bacon like guanciale, duck, pancetta, pork belly, and DLM's finest smoked varieties including our newest Curry Bacon.

Chef Carrie WaltersFriday, February 6 • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $45.00  

Julia Hoy

Cooking Under Pressure 

Our busy schedules make it challenging to prepare healthy family meals at home. Meet that challenge with the newly available pressure cookers, and your favorite meal may be done in less than a third of the time. In this class, Julia will discuss and demonstrate the basic use of pressure cookers by preparing these tasty dishes: Farmhouse Chicken Noodle Soup; Maple and Bourbon Beans; Braised Collard Greens with Bacon; Weeknight Pot Roast with Potatoes and Maple Rice Pudding with Candied Walnuts. Pressure cookers will be available for purchase.

Julia HoySunday, February 8 • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Regional Italian/American 

Many American cities celebrate their Italian heritage with a unique brand of Italian-American cuisine. Join Mary as she explores the Italian dishes created and served in New York, Chicago, Boston, and points in between. Muffuletta with an Olive Salad and Italian Cold Cuts; Caesar Salad; Eggplant Parmigiana; Baked Ziti; Chicken Vesuvio; Shrimp Scampi; and Spumoni Ice Cream. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneyWednesday, February 11 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jack Zindorf

Mardi Gras Party 2015 

Couples Hands-On Class
The weather may be gloomy, but you can't help but feel festive when you think of Mardi Gras! Bring a partner or friend and spend the afternoon with Jack as he shows us how to create a Fat Tuesday menu that will put you in the party mood. Sazerac Cocktail; Crab Cakes with Lemon Remoulade; New Orleans Muffuletta; Jack's Duck and Sausage Gumbo; Shrimp Jambalaya; and, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. This menu will be paired with beer.

Jack ZindorfSunday, February 15 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00  

Zebbie Borland

Let it Snow! 

Petite Chefs Hands-On Class
In this class, Zebbie will teach you how to make tummy-warming dishes that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat. Chicken Noodle Casserole; Loaded Smashed Potatoes; and Snowmen Cupcakes.

Zebbie BorlandTuesday, February 17 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00  

Jacqui Kung

Chinese Appetizers at Home 

Hands-On Class
Learn to make the Chinese appetizers you crave for your next party! Join Jacqui Kung, our culinary expert on Asian cooking, as she shows us the techniques and skills needed to make flavorful Chinese starters that will stimulate any appetite! Crab Rangoon; Pot Sticker; Dumpling; Garlic & Ginger Dipping Sauces; and Egg Drop Corn Soup. This menu will be paired with beer.

Jacqui KungWednesday, February 18 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jiffie Hart

An Evening in Spain 

Join Jiffie Hart and our guest Paella chef, her husband Karl, as they prepare a delectable 4-course Spanish meal. The main course will be an incredible Paella! Karl's mother is from Valencia, Spain, the birthplace of Paella, and according to Jiffie, Karl makes the best Paella in the world! Each course will be paired with a wine from a different region of Spain. Jiffie will spend some time educating us on the great wines of Spain, considered by many to be among the best values to be found. From the tapas to the flan, this will be a great, not-to-be-missed evening in Spain!

Jiffie HartFriday, February 20 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Julia Hoy

Family Night - Meatless Comfort Food 

Hands-On Class
Looking to make a few healthy changes in your life? Eating meatless once a week may improve your health and introduce your family to a wider variety of foods. Julia will teach you recipes that are so delicious, you'll never miss the meat! Lentil Chili; Mexican Corn and Cheese Casserole; Southwest Slaw; and Classic Rice Pudding. $75.00 for 2 people.

Julia HoySunday, February 22 • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM • $75.00  

Zebbie Borland

Snow Day! 

Junior Chefs Hands-On Class
Come in from the cold, take off your mittens, and put on your aprons for this fun wintery food class with Zebbie. Snowman Cheese Appetizer; Pinecone Snacks; Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole; and Snowmen Cookies.

Zebbie BorlandTuesday, February 24 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • $45.00  

Chef Carrie Walters

10 Fundamental Cooking Skills  

Hands-On Class
Think you can't cook? Ever wonder why it looks so easy on TV? Chef Carrie will teach you prepping and cooking skills that will have you cooking like a pro in no time. In this class, you will roll up your sleeves and practice the skills that will help you work more efficiently in the kitchen and maybe even fix a few bad habits. You will learn these 10 basic, essential skills: how to dice an onion; brown/sear; roast a chicken; poach an egg; make a pan sauce; whisk a vinaigrette; make a roux; boil pasta - al dente!; make a béchamel sauce; and carve a chicken. Now you're cooking!

Chef Carrie WaltersWednesday, February 25 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

All New Tortellini & Ravioli 

Hands-On Class
This is comfort food at its finest: homemade pasta wrapped around delicious fillings. In this class, Mary will show you how to create these satisfying pasta dishes as well as teach you a new skill! Meat Filled Tortellini with Meat Sauce; Fresh Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Filled Ravioli; Italian Salad; and a sweet treat from the DLM Bakery! This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneyFriday, February 27 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00