We invite everyone to participate in our winter 2017 cooking classes. Classes include: Culinary Art of Braising (1/29); Romantic Breakfasts (2/5); Making Pasta at Home (2/12); Making Fantastic Mezze Plates (2/19); and Cooking Camp for Kids (2/20 – 24). Learn more below.
Pork Osso Buco and the Culinary Art of Braising Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Osso Buco is an Italian dish, usually made with veal shank that contains the marrow bone, braised in wine with vegetables and seasonings. For a special twist on this classic Italian dish, our chefs will be demonstrating it with pork shank instead.
Class participants will learn TIQA’s techniques for braising and how to make the perfect pork osso buco at home. This is a warm and wonderful winter dish that will become one of your favorites!
At the end of the demonstration, everyone will be able to sample the finished dish and you will leave with a simple recipe to follow at home. (TIQA tip – make sure you eat the marrow at the end, it’s the most flavorful part!)
(THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT)$35 per person.
Making the most romantic breakfast for your sweetheart Sunday, February 5, 2017 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
For a wonderful surprise for your Valentine how about making a savory and sweet breakfast to remember? Join the Chefs at TIQA and learn how to make the perfect Eggs Benedict with a homemade Hollandaise, French toast that will melt in your sweetheart’s mouth, the perfect “hash” and a specialty “pancake” filled with sweet cheese called Katayef!
You might be loved just a little bit more after serving these delights paired with a perfect Mimosa!
How to make pasta at home Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
We all have a box, bag or container of some kind of pasta in the cupboard or refrigerator. Making your own homemade pasta will lead you to even greater culinary delights. Pasta is traditionally made from an unleavened dough and shaped into a variety of shapes and sizes. We all know it’s an Italian favorite and when paired with the right sauce and the perfect glass of wine, a simple yet elegant dinner is born.
This pasta making demonstration by the Chefs at TIQA will show you the ins and outs of making perfect pasta, how to cook it and then pair it with a simple sauce. TIQA’s chefs will inspire you to make your own at home for your family and friends. Sample your handiwork at the end of the class along with your homemade sauce.
(THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT)$35 per person.
Making a fantastic mezze plate Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Just about every Mediterranean country has its own version of the mezze plate. In Spain it’s Tapas, in Italy, Antipasto and in the Levant regions it is generally called Mezze. Whatever you call it, it’s all about a great introduction to the main course and consists of different bites to wake up your palate and experience food! Want to learn how to put a great one together for your next gathering?
Join the Chefs at TIQA and learn how to pair a huge plate of tastes and create a masterpiece. Sample your mezze at the end of the class!
(THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT)
Cooking Camp for Kids ages 11-14 Monday to Friday, February 20 to 24, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily
Includes snack and lunch each day and a finale lunch for 2 guests per camper
Cost – $350 per camper (includes TIQA Camp t-shirt)
Chef Bo is passionate about helping children learn to cook. He started learning to cook with his mother when he was 5 years old! In this week long camp, children will work directly with Chef Bo, learning first kitchen safety and how to use a knife before moving on to making a complete meal in a step by step process. They will start with learning how to chop and to make a salad and a homemade emulsified dressing; they will learn how to blanch and shock vegetables and how to make a homemade stock, which will culminate in making a roasted squash and apple bisque! Chef Bo will also teach campers how to make a simple risotto, and the techniques of slow stirring and cooking, and how to season and sauté scallops and fish.
For the final day of Cooking Camp, our TIQA Campers will be asked to invite 2 people to enjoy the 3 course meal prepared and served by the camper promptly at 1:00!