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CLASS SCHEDULE 2012


Some new and exciting classes are planned for 2012, and if you are interested in a specific topic, cuisine or technique, just let me know. Custom classes can be done on Wednesdays and Thursdays with attendance and fee minimums. Children’s Classes, couples’ classes (limit 12 persons) and private classes will be customized and scheduled on request.


4/3 Spring Appetizers


Strawberry & Spinach Salad, Blini with Asparagus & Caviar,
Seafood Cakes with Black Raspberry Sauce, Negimaki (beef roll-ups)
Artichoke, Shrimp & Ham Gratin
$35 per person


4/10 Mother Sauces

 
Hollandaise, Beurre Blanc (Classic Wine & Butter Sauce)
Fresh Tomato, Bordelaise (Red wine sauce), Béchamel (think
Alfredo), Red Eye Gravy & Pan Gravy - Yes! $30 per person

4/17 American Classic
 

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Caesar Salad, Steak Au Poivre (45) and/or
Lobster with Drawn Butter (55); Parmesan Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
Surf & Turf - $60 per person

4/24 Paula Dee’ (Class Booked for Group)

5/01 Artisan Breads
 

Hands-on Basic French Loaf From Start to Finish (4 hours) plus
Demonstration of recipes, techniques & Styling for Herb Foccacia, Bavarian Wheat, Multi-Grain, Walnut Wheat & Garlic-Herb. Salad
Included, plus take-home samples of demo’s. $40 per person

5/08 My Thai - To be announced.

5/15 Breakfast Over Easy
 

A Lesson in Egg Cookery
Sour Cream Pancakes
French Crepes
Stuffed French Toast
House-made Sausage
$30 per person (6 minimum)

5/22 Edible Flowers with Carolyn Roof
 

How to grow and use edible flowers
$20 per person (20 minimum)

5/29 Sushi for Beginners
 

California Roll
Smoked Salmon, Cucumber & Ginger
Red-neck Sushi (ham, onions & cheese)
(Two more recipes follow after further research)

6/5 The Cookie Class
 

Almond Biscotti Neiman Marcus $200 recipe
Blondies Rugelach
Black & White Sandwich cookies
$30 per person

6/12 Street Mexican~ Eat from your hands
 

Salad Taco with mixed greens, avocados, tomatoes & chili cream
Chicken, Sweet Potato & Poblano tamales, Fish tacos, Beef & Bean
Empanadas, Sopadillas with Orange-Anise Syrup $30 per person

6/19 Tapas #1
 

A trip to Spain will include instructions for
garlic shrimp, spiced almonds, tortilla espanole, chorizo empanadas, Roasted asparagus with Ham, Spanish meatballs & Pumpkin Flan $35 per person

6/26 High Country Mexican (based on the cuisine of Diana Kennedy)
 

Shrimp Empanadas
choice of Pollo Relleno (Cheese-stuffed Chicken breast) $30
Or Cocoa & Pepper Crusted Scallops with Pineapple Salsa $35
Spicy bean & rice cakes
Coconut Flan


7/3 MARILYN DOES PAULA DEE’ (copyright issues, you know)
 

Cheddar Crackers With Black Cherry Dip
Waldorf Salad
Beer Braised Pork Chops, With Pan Gravy
Macaroni With Triple cheese
Green Beans, ‘Maters & New ‘Taters
Red Velvet Cupcakes
$30 per person (Minimum 8 persons)

7/10 Four Star Country Inn French
 

Scallops in Puff Pastry,
Quail Breast with Plums & Armanaque
Potato-Onion Tart
Salad of Field Greens, Strawberries & Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chocolate Éclairs
$40 per person

7/17 The Cake Class
 

Angel Food
Red Velvet
Triple Fudge
Flourless Chocolate
Pumpkin Roll
$25 per person

7/24 Love Me Tender~ Using the whole beef tenderloin
 

Killer Beef Stock
Carpaccio Salad
Bits & Pieces Appetizer
Beef Medallions with Garlic Cream
Bleu Moo ~ Whole roasted Stuffed Tenderloin
$49 per person
Hands-On, trimming down your own loin - market price

7/31 Moss Garden with Carolyn Roof
 

The newest concept in gardening by the Paducah Sun writer & Master Gardener. Box lunch will be served. $20 per person

8/07 Six in 60

 

half-dozen appetizers made in minutes from ordinary pantry items, (if you go shopping after class)
Hardy vegetable salad (no lettuce)
stuffed Mushrooms, Sausage Fritters, Parmesan Crispies,
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Feta & Walnuts, Balsamic Reduction
Artichoke& Shrimp Goodies $30 (6 PERSON MINIMUM)

8/14 The Pastry Class - $30 per person (6 minimum)
 

Danish
Tart shells
Buttermilk pie crust
Cream puffs
Beignets

8/21 Sea Shells ‘12

 

Harvest your own meal (6 minimum)
Crab legs, Mussels, Shrimp, Oysters & Clams - all new $50
Add $10 per person for Lobster Gratin

8/28 Patio Party Classics
 

Marinated Vegetable Salad
Smoked Sausage in BBQ sauce
Cheese Puffs with Fiery Salsa
Spanish Devilled Eggs
Sizzling Shrimp
$35 per person

9/4 Fall Appetizers
 

Apple Cheddar Bites
Bacon-wrapped shrimp with Chorizo, Aioli
Date, Walnut & Blue Cheese Wontons
Smoked Salmon Spirals with Horseradish Cream
Tenderloin Kabobs with Dipping Sauces
$35 per person

9/11 It’s Greek to Me II (To be announced)

9/18 The Pasta Class
 

Penne with Bacon, Lemon & Cream
Fettuccini Alfredo
Mar’s Marinara Putenesca
Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna
House-made Italian Sausage
$30 per person (6 minimum)

9/25 Go Fish ~ easily obtained seafood dishes
 

Appetizer: Salmon Mousse, Remoulade
Entrées: Roughy Almondine
Tuna Kabobs with Red Pepper Jubilee
Side dish: Rice Pilaf with squash & peas
Dessert: Apple Sorbet
$35 per person

10/02 Mother Sauces (See 4/10)

10/09 Restaurant Favorites - $40 per person (6 minimum)
 

Appetizer - Grisante, Memphis Oysters Rockefeller
Salad: Charlie Trotter, Chicago Gazpacho with Avocado &Apple
Entrée: Susan Spicer, New Orleans Beef Tenderloin w/herbed cheese
Side Dishes: The Ritz, Atlanta Asparagus with Tomato Coulis
Dessert: Trellis, Williamsburg, VA Triple Threat Fudge Cake

10/16 Tapas #2 - $35 per person (6 minimum)
 

Melon, Artichoke, Serrano & Dill Cream Salad
Chorizo, Fried Bread, Tomatoes & Cukes with Sherry Vinaigrette
Chicken Strips with Potato Sticks, Lemon & Garlic
Spicy (!)Pork Brochettes
Garlic Mushrooms with Almonds & Olives

10/23 Vegetable Main Courses
 

Work in progress

10/30 Thanksgiving Variations
 

Work in progress

11/06 French Elementary I ~ Marilyn interprets Julia Child.
 

Beef bourguignon, Potatoes Anna
Greens with Classic Vinaigrette
Éclairs with Pastry Crème
$30 per person

11/13 Taste of India (6 minimum)
 

Vegetable Samosas
Dahl (Lentil) Soup
Curried Shrimp
Pork Vindaloo
Black-eyed Pea & Rice Curry
Mango Lassi (yogurt smoothie)
$40

11/20 Holiday Appetizers
 

Salad Bites
Beggar’s Purses - Crepes with Dried Beef, Cream cheese & Caviar
Shrimp & Andouille Nests
Salmon, Chorizo & Cucumber Quesadillas
Sweet Potato Wedges
$35



CUSTOM CLASSES ONLY IN DECEMBER & JANUARY. IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE SCHEDULED OFFERINGS, WE OFFER PRIVATE CLASSES IN BASIC COOKERY, COUPLES CLASSES (MINIMUM 8 PERSONS) ON WEEKENDS, CHILDREN’S CLASSES (AGES 6-12) & I AM WILLING TO RESEARCH & DEVELOP VIRTUALLY ANY CUISINE OF INTEREST. FEES
BASED ON NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, COST OF FOOD & PREP TIME.
SAMPLES INCLUDE



SATURDAY NITE DATE
A culinary challenge for couples. Each team is assigned one of the six courses of a palette pleasing dinner. Includes Chilie Lime Shrimp, Autumn Salad, Beef Wellington, Pumpkin Risotto, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables & Lava Cake
$40

NORTHERN ITALIAN
featuring Portabella Mushroom with Herb Jus,
Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Beef Spiedini with Pesto & Mushroom Demi-Glace
or
Or Veal Saltimbocca
Linguine with Asparagus & Zucchini in Herb Cream
Or Risotto with onions & Asiago
Zabaglione
$40 per person

SEA SHELLS I
Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Scallops, Shrimp & Lobster Tail
Each participant has their own basket of shellfish, to be opened & cooked by Marilyn in a variety of ways including
Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Mussels in White Wine & Garlic
Scallops with Mushrooms & Sherry Cream, Garlic & Pepper Shrimp, Lobster Tail with Butter & Lemon
$50 plus Market for Lobster Tail

FRENCH ELEMENTARY #2
Coq au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine, Bacon & Mushrooms and Green Onions
Sautéed Cucumbers in Butter & Dill


 

WE HAVE MANY OPEN DATES FOR PRIVATE CLASSES FOR INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS.

 

 

 

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