Gourmet cookware store Sur La Table will enhance your cooking repertoire. In these classes you’ll learn new recipes and cooking trends, plus you eat the class creations.
For further information or to register for a class, call 800-243-0852 anytime. Contact Sur La Table Los Gatos, 23 University Avenue, 408-395-5576; or Sur La Table Palo Alto, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, #57, 650-289-0438.
Summer Cocktail Party
Sur La Table will show you how to properly welcome the warm weather and sunshine of summer with a fabulous outdoor cocktail party complete with irresistible hors d’oeuvres! This is not your uncle’s backyard barbecue, but rather an upscale twist with gourmet small plates that are perfect for sharing. Join them to learn all the secrets to hosting the ideal summer soiree.
Menu: Crab Cakes with Black Truffle Mayonnaise, Thyme-Scented Golden Onion and Gruyere Tartlets with Crème Fraiche, Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Sage and Parsley Pesto, White Bean and Harissa Hummus in Endive Cups, White Peach Sorbet with Basil
Summer Cocktail Party will be taught June 9 and 25 at the Los Gatos store and June 26 at the Palo Alto store.
Date Night: Italian Summer In Venice
This class is the latest in Sur La Table’s Date Night series, focusing on creating romantic culinary adventures for two. In this installation they’ll show you how Italians in one of the most romantic cities in the world—Venice—celebrate their sun-drenched summers in gourmet style. Grab someone special and join them as they share authentic seasonal Venetian recipes for rustic dishes that take advantage of summer’s rich harvest of fruits and vegetables.
Menu: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Crostini, Grilled Radicchio and Endive Salad with Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette, Squid Ink Noodles with Scallops and Asparagus, Grilled New York Steak with Pancetta-Red Wine Sauce, Raspberry Tiramisu
Date Night: Italian Summer In Venice will be taught June 24 at both the Palo Alto and the Los Gatos stores.
Knife Skills with Shun
In this workshop class that covers all the knife basics, Sur La Table will show you how to use what many consider to be the chef’s most important tool. You’ll master basic knife skills and the fundamental cuts for vegetables (mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet, and julienne), as well as a few advanced techniques. They’ll even show you how to select the right knife for any job, and share tips for keeping all your knives sharp and well maintained at home. Included with the class price is a professional-quality Shun Classic 6″ Chef’s Knife, a $144 value.
Knife Skills with Shun will be taught June 28 at the Los Gatos store and June 30 at the Palo Alto store.
SAVEUR Magazine seeks out stories from around the globe that weave together culture, tradition and people through the language of food. Sur La Table has partnered with them to present SAVEUR Cooks, which brings a new variety of themes to their cooking classes.
Saveur Cooks: Summer Treats From Italy
In this class, chill out Italian-style with refreshing and fun-to-make treats. Crisp, fried pastry shells with light ricotta cream, plum-stuffed dumplings, tart cherry granita, and a cool and creamy watermelon pudding round out this menu for keeping cool in Italy all summer long.
Menu: Sicilian Cannoli, Plum Gnocchi, Tart Red Cherry Granita, Sicilian Watermelon Pudding
Saveur Cooks: Summer Treats From Italy will be held May 31 at the Los Gatos store and June 2 at the Palo Alto store.
Saveur Cooks: Texas Barbecue Picnic
In Texas, barbecue means beef, where steaks and larger cuts are smoked and grilled to perfection, along with chicken and link sausages. In this class, master the art of cooking a Texan porterhouse along with chips, three prize-winning salsas, tangy potato salad, spicy cornbread, and a fruit-packed cobbler to round out the Texas-sized feast.
Menu: Tortilla Chips with Mango-Habañero Salsa and Salsa Verde, Texas Porterhouse with Barbecue Rub, German Potato Salad, Jalapeño Cornbread, Blueberry-Cherry Cobbler
Saveur Cooks: Texas Barbecue Picnic will be held June 8 at the Los Gatos store and June11 at the Palo Alto store.
- more June classes at Sur La Table
In addition, Sur La Table offers a full summer of kids’ and teens’ cooking camps: five glorious food-filled days of enjoyment and learning for your aspiring young chefs. See our next post for full details.
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