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Kitchenique's September Cooking Class Schedule

August 30, 2012 by SoWal Staff

We love cooking school at Kitchenique! Our local gourmet kitchen store and cooking school since 1985! Register at http://www.kitchenique.com or give us Miss Vicki and the crew a call at 850-837-0432. Come join the fun!

SIMPLY SOUTHERN   $40
Tuesday, September 11 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director
This is a great menu for easy entertaining and we’ll be using some of my favorite “southern” ingredients. We’ll make a really tasty salad of Baby Greens, Snow Peas, Asparagus and fresh strawberries with a Champagne Vinaigrette; Panéed Chicken with Pecan Meuniére Sauce and Seasoned Mashed Potatoes; a delicious and simple Key Lime Pie with Rum Chantilly cream for dessert.

RAW ENERGY - ORGANIC & RAW FOOD – GAZPACHO SOUPS -  SALADS & SLAW  $30
Thursday, September 13      6:00pm - 8:00 pm 
Shana Wolf, Off The Vine Organic Produce    
Shana Wolf, Owner of Off the Vine Organic Produce Company, explores healthy eating and the benefits that come with this lifestyle. With this first class in the Fall 3 series at Kitchenique, Shana will turn fresh, local and organic produce into salads and gazpacho while maximizing nutrition and taste. Enjoy smooth soup bases with chunky toppings that add texture and visual color to food presentations you can also do at home.  Pair up leafy greens, vegetables, fruits and nuts plus freshly made dressings to enhance the wonderful varieties of organic produce.  Menu will include:  Chunky Tomato Gazpacho, Home style Minestrone Soup, Wilted Spinach Salad and a Cabbage & Kale slaw.
Remember $5 off your OTV produce box if you order this week!

GUMBO YA-YA!
NEW ORLEANS SEAFOOD GUMBO $29
Saturday, September 15                11:00am - 1:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director
We'll start with the basics of gumbo and make a rich, very dark roux for this "creole" gumbo that's served in some of New Orleans finest restaurants. Very different from a Shrimp and Okra Gumbo, this gumbo has no tomato or okra and is made with Blue Crab, Oysters and Shrimp in an almost black roux and served over Basmati Rice. We'll make some homemade French bread to go with it. Even if you've never attempted gumbo before, this class will make you an expert!

TIM CREEHAN’S GRILL PLUS        $48
Tuesday, September 18               6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chef/Owner Tim Creehan, Cuvée Bistro, Destin
Executive Chef Alan Baltazar
Last year I asked Chef Creehan to do a class featuring his Grill Plus cooking sauces. It was a sell out and we've had many requests for a repeat. With fall (hopefully!) approaching we'll be heading back to the grill and kitchen for some simple, relaxed entertaining, which makes it the perfect time to learn all about GRILL PLUS. This patented "sauce" will transform the way you grill, fry and sauté. This class will feature all new recipes including Baked Cornish Hens, Scallop Scampi, Fried Green Tomatoes with Lemon Pepper Aioli and Grilled Squash and Onions.

THE GRAPE GOURMET WINE PAIRINGS CLASS - ITALY, ITALY, ITALY!  $40
Wednesday, September 19 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director Michael McIntosh, Republic National Distributing Company
PLEASE NOTE OUR "WINE PAIRINGS" CLASSES, Grape Gourmet & Girl’s Night Out ARE A BIT DIFFERENT FROM OUR DEMONSTRATION COOKING CLASSES IN THAT A LOT OF TIME IS SPENT ON THE WINES AND MOST OF THE DISHES ARE PREPARED THEREFORE THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ACTUAL COOKING DURING CLASS.
Sommelier Michael McIntosh is back in the kitchen hosting our monthly Grape Gourmet Wine Pairings classes! In his first class back we'll be celebrating the wines of Italy and sampling the wine of Castillo Banfi. We'll begin with the Banfi Principessa Gavia and Spaghetti with Lemon, Garlic and roasted Marcona Almonds;  San Angelo Tuscan Pinot Grigio with Seared Shrimp, Pancetta and Cannellini Beans; Col Di Sasso Cabernet and Sangiovese with Braised Chicken in Red Wine and  Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva with a Hearty Beef Ragout.

TASTE OF TABLE FIVE                    $45
Thursday, September 20 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Executive Chef/Owner Phillip McDonald, Table Five Private Chef Service
Chef Phillip's dishes are planned around fresh local seafood and ingredients with great creativity and delicious results!
Menu TBA after the weekend!

SIMPLY SPANISH - HOME STYLE DINNER          $40
Tuesday, September 25 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director
In this class we’ll make some very simple Spanish dishes using traditional ingredients (with a few substitutions) that give them authentic flavor. We’ll have Sliced Tomatoes marinated in a Sherry Vinegar, with Garlic, Cumin seeds and Pimentón; Chickpea Salad with Serrano Ham; Marinated, Stuffed Roasted Pork with “bitter orange” juice, Garlic and fresh Oregano; Vegetable Paella with Artichoke Hearts, Green Broad Beans and Peppers and a Marcona Almond Flan for dessert.
*This menu will be served “family style” on one big plate (minus the dessert of course)! So you’ll be eating a little late in this class.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT WINE PAIRINGS $38
CALIFORNIA WINES FROM THE CENTRAL COAST
Wednesday, September 26                   6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director
Kathy Fly-Bridges, Southern Wine & Spirits
PLEASE NOTE OUR "WINE PAIRINGS" CLASSES, Grape Gourmet & Girl’s Night Out ARE A BIT DIFFERENT FROM OUR DEMONSTRATION COOKING CLASSES IN THAT A LOT OF TIME IS SPENT ON THE WINES AND MOST OF THE DISHES ARE PREPARED THEREFORE THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ACTUAL COOKING DURING CLASS.
In this class we'll explore the growing regions that make up the Central Coast of California. We'll sample Paso Robles Wild Horse Vineyards Viognier and Unbridled Chardonnay and Paso Creek's Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Menu TBA

CHEF JEKYLL’S FESTA ITALIANA        $40
Thursday, September 27             6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chef/Owner Carey Stegall, Jekyll – A Private Chef, Destin
His travels to Italy inspired Chef Jekyll to create a delicious Italian feast that’s simple to prepare and sure to impress.  In this class you’ll learn to make a tasty Bruschetta Provalone; Four-Cheese and Veal-Stuffed Shells in a delightful homemade marinara sauce; Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Red Peppers; and Chef Jekyll’s “World Famous, Highly Respected” Tiramisu.  Don’t miss the chance to hear the story behind this delightfully unique dessert.  You are certain to enjoy it!

HANDS ON BASIC KNIFE SKILLS                     $45
Saturday, September 29                      10:00am - 1:00pm
Vicki McCain, Kitchenique Cooking School Director
If you were going to take only one cooking class in your whole life...this should be the one! In this-hands on class you will learn all about the most important tool in your kitchen, your knife. You’ll learn how knives are made, how they should be handled, maintained and stored and most importantly how each style of knife should be used. You’ll receive hands on instruction on paring, boning, slicing, chopping, dicing and mincing. We’ll have various knives for you to use in class but it's important that you bring from home your 2 favorite knives; preferably a short blade and longer blade knife. We’ll make a Gazpacho and sandwiches out of all your hard work to enjoy.

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