Classes and Events

June 2013 – February 2014

Jun
23
Sun
Culinary Institute of America Marriage of Food and Wine class @ The Culinary Institute of America
Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Spend an afternoon exploring and refining your culinary sensory awareness. During this class, Chef John Ash will review the dynamics of how we taste and then dive into an exploration of how food and wine interact with each other. You’ll come away with some basic templates to operate from to help you put food and wine together. You’ll also have a much better understanding of how to make positive matches happen, whether you’re dining at a restaurant or in your own home.

to register: http://ce.culinary.edu/ciachef/CourseListing.asp?master_id=1396&master_version=1&course_area=AE&course_number=1459&course_subtitle=00

 

Jul
11
Thu
Draeger’s cooking class @ San Mateo Cooking School
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm

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Watermelon with Chili Salt
Grilled Asparagus with Pancetta and Fried Egg
Ricotta-Herb Gnocchi
Tagliata of Beef with Rosemary, Capers and Lemon
Blackberry Grunt

Jul
28
Sun
Culinary Institute of America Marriage of Food and Wine class @ The Culinary Institute of America
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Spend an afternoon exploring and refining your culinary sensory awareness. During this class, Chef John Ash will review the dynamics of how we taste and then dive into an exploration of how food and wine interact with each other. You’ll come away with some basic templates to operate from to help you put food and wine together. You’ll also have a much better understanding of how to make positive matches happen, whether you’re dining at a restaurant or in your own home.

to register: http://ce.culinary.edu/ciachef/CourseListing.asp?master_id=1396&master_version=1&course_area=AE&course_number=1459&course_subtitle=00

 

Sep
6
Fri
@ Relish Culinary School- Dry Creek Peach & Produce
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu. We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.

  • Welcome Bellini (White Peach Puree & Sparkling Wine) & Seasonal Peach Tasting
  • Nibbles on the Orchard Table:  Peaches with Ricotta and Chestnut Honey  ∙  Zucchini Pickles  ∙  Sautéed Padrón Peppers ∙  Tuscan Chicken Liver Paté ∙  Watermelon & Peaches with Chili Salt and Limes  ∙  Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Salsa Verde
  • Salad of Peaches, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Herb-Infused Oil
  • Cider-Brined Game Hens with Peach Salsa
  • Butter Braised Swiss Chard
  • Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Peaches and Crème Fraiche

This Relish class includes 12 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Oct
10
Thu
@ Draeger's Cooking School, San Mateo
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Menu for this event:

Wild Mushroom Toasts with Fried Basil
Raw Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Currants and Persimmons
Breast of Chicken with Robiola Cheese and Prosciutto
Soup of Fall Fruits with Muscat Sabayon and Almond Thins

Oct
15
Tue
Let’s Get Cookin’- Favorite Bird Dishes from Around the World @ Let's Get Cookin'
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CulinaryBirds- cover 2-11-13Tonight we will explore some of John’s favorite poultry dishes from all over the globe including one made famous at a little kiosk in Eugene Oregon. Students will experience a variety of flavors and learn how to use different parts of the birds in these recipes. On the menu for this evening:

  • Tuscan Chicken Liver Toasts
  • Duck Breast Salad with Oranges
  • Posole Blanco with Chicken
  • Chicken “Man Sandwiches”
  • Turkey Saltimbocca with Lemon-Egg Sauce
  • The Most Sensuous and Simple Dessert You’ll Ever Eat!
Nov
9
Sat
Wine, Dine, and Music Cruise @ Royal Caribbean's
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm

Wine, dine, and be entertained by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Three Dog Night, and more as we spend 7 days cruising the Caribbean!  The ship is Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas”, and my recipes will be featured in the Chops Grille restaurant.  In addition I’ll be doing come cooking demos and giving you tips on making delicious recipes in your own kitchen.

The cruise begins and ends in Tampa, Florida, and is organized by Flying Dutchman Travel in Santa Rosa.  For more information visit: http://www.winedineandmusiccruise.com/index.html.

Here is a great article with more information:  http://cruiseradio.net/dining-options-shine-falls-wine-dine-music-cruise/

Hope you’ll join me!

 

Jan
10
Fri
Culinary Birds Class at Ramekins @ Ramekins Culinary School
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In this class I will be cooking from my new book, Culinary Birds.  I’ll show you how to choose the best birds for your recipes and help you hone your skills with the delicious protein.

  • Korean Chicken Wings
  • Chicken & Shrimp Meatball Soup
  • Turkey Breast Picatta
  • Frisee Salad with Fried Eggs & Maple Roasted Bacon
  • Tea Smoked Game Hens
Feb
20
Thu
Sustainable Seafoods @ Draeger's Cooking School
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Demonstration class featured sustainable seafoods, including:

Crispy Calamari and Lemon Slices with Pesto Mayonnaise
Grilled Brined Shrimp with Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Thai-Style Tomato Soup with Mussels
Soy-Roasted Salmon with Asian Greens
Roasted Achiote Sablefish with Citrus Salsa

Feb
25
Tue
Woodfield Country Club- Boca Raton, FL @ Woodfield Country Club
Feb 25 @ 6:15 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm

These classes are available only to members of the Woodfield Country Club.  If you’re interested, please contact the folks at the club using the contact info I’ve posted here.  Thank you!