Class Schedule: Regional/Ethnic Classes

So many different flavors and varieties it's hard to pick! These classes highlight a specific cuisine, region or sytle.

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  

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  

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  

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  

Mary Cooney

That's Amore 

Couples Hands-On Class
This is a class that sounds like a dinner party! Join Mary and help prepare this Italian menu then relax with a glass of wine in a dinner party setting and enjoy the fabulous meal you created together. Appetizer Plate with Crab and White Bean Crostini; Rosemary Roasted Almonds and Dried Figs; NY Strip Steak with Salsa Verde; Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Finished with Basil Oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Sweet Potato, Roasted Red Peppers, Asparagus, and Spinach in a Pesto Vinaigrette; and for dessert, Florentine Cookie Dipped in Chocolate and served with Gelato. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneySunday, March 1 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $135.00  

DLM Culinary Center Staff

Sushi Maru 

Join us for an evening of sushi artistry and sake. DLM's own Sushi Maru will create their beautiful sushi, sashimi, and rolls while we pair these series of small plates with sake and beer. Come join us for a wonderful sushi dinner party, and get to know who and how we make our delicious sushi.

DLM Culinary Center Staff Friday, March 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • $75.00  

Jacqui Kung

Thai Cuisine 

Hands-On Class
Thai food has everything a foodie could ask for. The strong aromatic components of the dishes are complex yet simple and satisfy all of our senses. The sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy flavors combined with the textures and colors of the food create beautiful dishes. Join Jacqui Kung for this hands-on class. Thai Shrimp Coconut Soup; Asian Chicken Salad; Asian Basil Fried Rice; and Thai Banana Roti. This menu will be paired with wine.

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

Chef Carrie Walters
George Punter

Eat and Drink Like a Sicilian 

Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter for a food and wine class that is all about Sicily! Chef Carrie will highlight some of the best Sicilian dishes that we experienced on our DLM Food Lovers' Trip, while George delves into the specific wine varietals that are unique to this ancient wine-producing region. Arancini; Caponata; Pasta alla Norma; Swordfish with Olives; and a unique Ricotta dessert with Nuts, Fresh Fruit, and Honey.

Chef Carrie Walters and George PunterWednesday, March 25 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Mary Cooney

Homemade Gnocchi 

Hands-On Class
These little potato dumplings pack a big flavor and are a nice alternative to pasta. In this class, Mary will teach you how to make a soft dough made of potatoes to create a light, fluffy dumpling, perfect for topping with flavorful sauces. Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Gnocchi with Pancetta, Shallots, Prosciutto, and Peas in a Basil Cream Sauce; Italian Salad; and a sweet treat from our DLM Bakery. This menu will be paired with wine.

Mary CooneyThursday, March 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jacqui Kung

Vietnamese Cuisine 

Hands-On Class
Fragrant, herbal, and bright-Vietnamese cuisine is so much fun to eat, but can be a little daunting starting out! Join culinary instructor Jacqui Kung as she shows you hands-on techniques of how to roll Fresh Spring Rolls with Traditional and Vegetarian Ingredients; Shrimp Wraps with Ginger; and a Traditional Pork Chop with Lemongrass. Menu will be paired with wine and beer.

Jacqui KungWednesday, April 15 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Jiffie Hart

Passport to France 

Join Jiffie Hart and our Culinary Center team for a "tour" of France. You'll taste and learn about the wines of the Loire, Burgundy, Provence, and Languedoc-Roussillon. Each wine will be paired with a traditional dish from that region. You're guaranteed to go home with some great "stamps" in your wine knowledge passport, and some fun new recipes to try at home.

Jiffie HartFriday, April 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00  

Matthew Somich

Dumplings Go Global 

Hands-On Class
Almost every country has a version of a dumpling. In simplistic terms, it's a pocket of dough filled with either savory or sweet stuffing. More than a sum of their parts, they not only highlight local and regional specialties, but are delicious and affordable! Chef Matt will show you hands-on how to make some of his favorites. Käsespätzle (Spaetzle with Onions and Gruyére Cheese); Pierogi; Semmelknödel (Bavarian Bread Dumplings); Jiaozi (Chinese Pork Dumplings); and Apple Dumplings.

Matthew SomichTuesday, April 28 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00