Cooking with

Gather friends and family and cook with Tom! Choose any date and contact us to see if it is available. You pick the time. And just choose from any of the offerings below.  We’ll get together to work out the details.

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COOKING WITH
PORK TENDER DELICIOUSNESS 

Pork Tenderloin is a wonderful piece of meat to work with and is so very easy to cook.  Let’s do dinner...

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

with our own Cocktail Sauce.

Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed with Sausage, Cranberries and Feta Cheese.  

Sautéed Cauliflower

to compliment the Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

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BOEUF BOURGUIGNON

Perhaps of all of Julia Child’s work, her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, published in 1965, shows us how to produce the perfect Boeuf Bourguignon, which from her point of view, stands as the catalyst of a well-done career.  Bringing the world of French Cuisine to America was no small task back then, and bringing it to us was a gift. Thank you, Julia!

Detailed Preparation

This dish is comprised of freshly prepared vegetables, bacon, wine and of course, seasoned beef.

Mirepoix

Learn to prepare this classic French base.

Boeuf Bourguignon

An all in one meal, cooked to perfection and oh-so-good.

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COOKING WITH
SMALL PLATES & APPETIZERS 3

Guests arrive and food is displayed.  What will they find at your party? Let’s learn some fun, tasty and different presentations to impress your guests.  Bruschetta and Crostini can be pretty plain and simple, but what if we think a bit out of the box? Perhaps it will look like this...

Chile-Lime Crab Salad

with Avocado and Heirloom Tomatoes.

Salmon Guacamole Involtini

Smoked Salmon rolled with a Cream Cheese-Guacamole stuffing.

Chorizo Stuffed Dates and Bacon

A Spanish Tapas classic… Sweet, Smoky and Savory!

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HOLLANDAISE NIGHT

A Hollandaise Sauce is one of the Classical French Mother Sauces.  We’ll learn how to make a Hollandaise and serve it in three ways.

Eggs Benedict

A classic breakfast dish featuring a rich Hollandaise.

Chicken-Asparagus Roulade

Seasoned, pounded Chicken Breast rolled around a saute of mushrooms, onion and pancetta, served with a Hollandaise accent.

Asparagus, wrapped with Prosciutto

The perfect side served with a fresh Hollandaise.

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COOKING WITH
DATE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN: 
LASAGNA SURPRISE

An Italian night with a few twists… of course!

Caprese Salad

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Caramelized Onion-Mushroom Lasagna

A very fun twist on the original.  This one features onion, mushrooms, pancetta and a rich bechamel base.

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THREE FROM THE SEA

Favorites from the coast with all new twists.

Grilled Shrimp “Guac-tail”

Seasoned shrimp and a tomato cocktail sauce with avocado

Pan Seared Scallop with Banana Chili Sauce

Rich, sweet and spicy.  A thrill for the palate!  

Tomato Poached Cod with Linguini

Savory, light, healthy and quick!

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COOKING WITH
PORK TENDER DELICIOUSNESS
II 

In this class, we’ll wrap our Tenderloin with Bacon and again pan sear and oven finish. We will also craft some complementary menu items including:

Cherry-Cranberry Sauce

The pork will be topped with this sauce which I’ve heard described as “Christmas”!

Herbed Asparagus

Sautéed to perfection.

Grilled Caesar

to compliment the Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

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COOKING WITH
SMALL PLATES & APPETIZERS 1

There are times when a Small Plate menu for your dinner guests or for special family gatherings is just the right way to go.  Small plates are great for a dressed-up appetizer or when you’re looking for a down-sized dinner offering.

Seared Sea Scallops

with a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis.

Baked Caprese

Roma Tomatoes filled with a Basil stuffing and oven roasted.

Sautéed Cauliflower

to compliment the Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

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COOKING WITH
STREET TACOS 1

There are times when I flat out CRAVE a Taco, just a plain old Taco… ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and a crunchy corn tortilla.  Then there are times when I need to look beyond tradition and, as always, “play with my food”. That’s what we’re going to do here, we’re going to have some fun filling up a tortilla!

Grilled Fish Taco

Grilled Cod served with a spicy Lime Cream, Avocado, Tomato and diced, grilled Jalapeno.

Carne Asada

Marinated grilled Flank Steak, topped with a Salsa of Soy, Lime and Jalapeno.

Grilled Sausage Taco with Spicy Apricot Glaze

Grilled and glazed Italian Sausage with a Poblano and Bell Pepper Salsa.

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COOKING WITH
DATE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN: 
 CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP  

Let us help you create a Date Night in the Kitchen.  We’ll present fun dinners that you can duplicate and present to your friends, dinners which will be a bit out of the box.  We all find ourselves making the same meals week after week and here is the opportunity to break those habits.

Oven Roasted Caesar

with house made dressing.

Crab Stuffed, Oven Roasted Shrimp

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Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

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COOKING WITH
DATE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN: 
SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP

Let us help you create a Date Night in the Kitchen.  We’ll present fun dinners that you can duplicate and present to your friends, dinners which will be a bit out of the box.  We all find ourselves making the same meals week after week and here is the opportunity to break those habits.

Pan Seared Scallop

with Red Pepper Coulis

Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

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Tomato-Squash Saute

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COOKING WITH
ESPAÑA, A TASTE OF SPAIN

One of the most revered culinary destinations in the world comes to you.

Hongos Rellenos de Chorizo

Mushrooms filled with Spanish Chorizo.

Patatas Bravas

Country fried potatoes, served with a Roasted Tomato Aioli.

Gambas al Ajillo

Shrimp with Garlic.  This is a fun and flavorful dish featuring great garlicky shrimp and a spicy sauce begging to be consumed with a crusty bread.

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AN EVENING IN ALSACE

In the northeast of France lies Alsace, the Germanic region of France.  It borders Germany to the north, Switzerland to the south and France to the west.  It’s food is a great combination of French and German flavors and techniques. In this class, we’ll produce an Alsatian style meal.

Tarte a l’Oignon

Alsatian Onion Tart

Coq au Riesling

Chicken in Riesling

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COOKING WITH
SMALL PLATES & APPETIZERS 2

Guests arrive and food is displayed.  What will they find at your party? Let’s learn some fun, tasty and different presentations to impress your guests.  Bruschetta and Crostini can be pretty plain and simple, but what if we think a bit out of the box? Perhaps it will look like this...

Shrimp Bruschetta with Garlic Chives

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Truffled Mushroom Bruschetta

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Mixed Crostini

Mozzarella and Roasted Red Onion Crostini, and Shrimp and Vegetable Crostini

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COOKING WITH
STREET TACOS 2

There are times when I flat out CRAVE a Taco, just a plain old Taco… ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and a crunchy corn tortilla.  Then there are times when I need to look beyond tradition and, as always, “play with my food”. That’s what we’re going to do here, we’re going to have some fun filling up a tortilla!

Chicken Taco with Chipotle Crema

Grilled Chicken served on a soft white tortilla and topped with a Chipotle Crema and Avocado.

Ceviche Shrimp Tacos

A very tasty ceviche with lime juice, cucumber, tomato and more...

Fried Fish Taco

with Malt Vinegar and a slightly Mexican styled Tartar Sauce

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COOKING WITH
DATE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN: 
 ROASTED STUFFED CHICKEN 

Date Night again!  This time, try something new…

Parmesan-Fennel Cheese Crisps

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Green Salad 

with Strawberry, Cucumber, Tomato and house made Blue Cheese Dressing

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

stuffed with Mascarpone, Sage and Prosciutto

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COOKING WITH
DATE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN: 
ROASTED GAME HEN

A date night meal fit for a king and queen.

Creamy Mustard Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach, crispy bacon, mushrooms, water chestnuts and Kalamata Olives combined with an exceptional creamy mustard taste explosion!

Cornish Game Hens

Honey-Lemon-Thyme Roasted

Country Style Potatoes

with Tomato Aioli

We are temporarily unable to offer classes until the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic. Please feel free to browse classes for inspiration for your home cooking. And look around for what you'd like to cook with us when all this is over.

In the meantime we will cook dinners for you to pick up.

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