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Cooking Classes at The Cooking Cottage

All classes include a complete set of recipes to take home, approximately one and a half hours of demo time, and a complimentary full meal in our dining room. Wine throughout the evening is also complimentary, as is a cocktail when listed. Non-alcoholic beverages, coffee & tea are also provided.  With prior notice we are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

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Our Most Popular Class: Lobster Ravioli! ~ Tuesday 6:30 pm

Price: $62.00

Date: April 22, 2014

This contemporary Italian menu sets the stage for a great dinner party. Nosh on Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini in the kitchen, while we make our own Lobster Ravioli (homemade pasta of course) with Salsa di Pepperoni (Roasted Red Pepper Sauce), accompanied by a Seasonal Salad a la Cooking Cottage, Broccoli Casa Lingha and some amazing Garlic Bread. For dessert, our classic Tiramisu a la Patrizia garnished with Fresh Berries.

Available Spaces: 0

Steakhouse Style ~ Thursday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: April 24, 2014

Learning to make this steakhouse style meal will ensure that you are always ready to rise to any entertaining challenge.  For an appetizer in the kitchen we’ll make delicious Prosciutto-Wrapped Mac ‘n Cheese Cups. The first course will be a steakhouse classic – Iceberg Wedge Salad with Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing. Of course a steak is the star of the meal and we’ll be preparing one of our very favorite cuts: a Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Balsamic Sauce, accompanied by Perfect Creamed Spinach and Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes. A luxurious Chocolate Mousse Pie rounds out the special occasion-worthy menu.

Available Spaces: 0

Spring Tea ~ Thursday 10:00 am

Price: $62.00

Date: May 1, 2014

Let's welcome May with our annual Spring Tea! Held next door to The Cooking Cottage in the farmhouse. Today's menu will be: Rasberry Almond Friands (a cute little French cake), Apricot Basil Chicken Salad in Endive Cups, Herbed Deviled Eggs, Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Ham & Gruyere Thumbprints, Asparagus & Potato Flatbread, Strawberry Ricotta Scones and a Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake. Of course we'll make a refreshing punch, as well, and this year it will be a sparkling French 75 Punch.

Available Spaces: 0

Steakhouse Style ~ Friday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: May 2, 2014

Learning to make this steakhouse style meal will ensure that you are always ready to rise to any entertaining challenge.  For an appetizer in the kitchen we’ll make delicious Prosciutto-Wrapped Mac ‘n Cheese Cups. The first course will be a steakhouse classic – Iceberg Wedge Salad with Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing. Of course a steak is the star of the meal and we’ll be preparing one of our very favorite cuts: a Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Balsamic Sauce, accompanied by Perfect Creamed Spinach and Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes. A luxurious Chocolate Mousse Pie rounds out the special occasion-worthy menu.

Available Spaces: 3

Bacon is Back! ~ Tuesday 6:30 pm

Price: $63.00

Date: May 6, 2014

Last year's bacon classes were such a hit that we've brought 'em back with a whole new menu!

First of all, we'll cure and roast our own bacon to use in class and we'll teach you how to do it at home right in your oven. This time around we're switching it up with a bourbon-maple cure. For an appetizer, enjoy Bacon and Roasted Corn Gougeres with a beverage in the kitchen. Just in time for summer veggie harvests, tonight's first course will be Gemelli Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Bacon, a dish that also makes a great weeknight dinner. Learn to make a crowd-pleasing Bacon-Wrapped Maple Brined Pork Loin - as temptingly tasty as it is easy to serve to guests! Mustardy Kale with Bacon will be accompanied by Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon-Sesame Brittle to round out the dinner plate. And dessert tonight will be sure to satisfy your sweet-salty tooth: Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Mousse and Candied Bacon.

Available Spaces: 13

Royal Icing Cookie Workshop - Hands On ~ Saturday 10:00 am

Price: $70.00

Date: May 10, 2014

This workshop was such a fantastic success in March that we've added another!

Our very own chefs, Leigh and Susan, are experts in creating gorgeous bakery-style roll-out cookies. They have even been featured on the Rachael Ray show.  Today participants will learn to bake and decorate roll-out sugar cookies with royal icing, including everything they need to know to achieve beautiful, professional looking results for gift-giving, parties, showers, etc. and holiday baking. It's a wonderful activity for Mother's Day weekend!  Everyone will leave with several spring themed cookies, decorated and individually packaged in cello bags with ribbon.  A gourmet lunch will also be served.

Available Spaces: 8

A Night With Free Will Brewing Co. ~ Friday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: May 16, 2014

If you've been at The Cooking Cottage lately there's a good chance you've heard us talking about how much we love the beers being made in our own backyard at Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie. So tonight we are thrilled to team up with them for a cooking class all about beer! Free Will Co-Founder Dom will be here to represent the brewery, fill us in on their beers and answer your questions!

The menu will focus on both cooking with beer and beer and food pairings.

Our first course in the kitchen will be a Buffalo Chicken IPA Dip, paired of course with a delicious Free Will libation. Then we'll make a Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with Witbier Vinaigrette - a refreshing salad to eat all summer long, you'll love the way the fruit and cheese complement the beer! For a main course we'll whip up Kolsch and Butter Sauteed Wild Gulf Shrimp and Vegetables over Rice and accompany that with Easy Beer Batter Bread to soak up all the sauce. Dessert will be a Hoppy Cherry Tart served with Homemade Beer Ice Cream.

Featured Free Will Beers tonight will be Lowercase IPA, Techno IPA, Danae Rye Saison, Destiny's Wit and Community Kolsch.

Visit Free Will Brewing Co. online: www.freewillbrewing.com

Available Spaces: 5

Chelsea Market Favorites ~ Wednesday 6:30 pm

Price: $62.00

Date: May 21, 2014

If you've come along on one of our NYC bus trips there's a good chance we've been to Chelsea Market together! One of our favorite spots in New York, and one of the country's most bustling culinary locales, we're paying homage to the market tonight with a class full of recipes from Chelsea's most loved epicurean vendors. We'll make White Sangria with Strawberries and Lime accompanied by Spice & Herb Marinated Olives to whet your appetite in the kitchen. Then we'll assemble a fantastic Watermelon, Arugula and Pecan Salad. Let's head south of the border for dinner, as we whip up Island-Style Mojo Marinated Grilled Pork Chops served over Cuban Black Beans with Bacon & Sofrito. For dessert, a trip to Italy with tantalizing Tiramisu Gelato.

Available Spaces: 14

Celebrate Philadelphia: Noshing & Shopping Tour ~ Saturday May 24

Price: $80.00

Date: May 24, 2014

Let's spend a wonderful late spring day shopping and noshing in Philadelphia!

We'll visit three different markets:

Reading Terminal Market: An enclosed market in Center City featuring over 100 vendors selling fish, meat, baked goods, produce, kitchenware, simply delicious prepared foods, ice cream, and everything else you can think of... there's nowhere else like it!

Rittenhouse Square Farmer's Market: Every Saturday Rittenhouse Square Park turns into one of the city's most beloved Farmer's Markets. Look forward to farm fresh produce, handmade chocolates, freshly baked breads and everything else you love about farmer's markets in Philadelphia's most iconic square.

The Italian Market: South 9th St. is a legendary Philadelphia street boasting fantastic butchers, spice shops, Italian specialty stores, some of the best sandwiches in the city (if you're hungry be sure to stop in at Paesano's!), homemade pasta shops and more. Also be sure to check out the charming kitchenware shop, Fante's.

The neighborhood surrounding The Italian Market,  America's oldest continuously running outdoor market, was once full of Italian immigrants - today their descendants still live in the area but they've been joined by a hearty Mexican and Asian population. This has added more even more fantastic flavors to a neighborhood that already knew how to cook. Let's enjoy the famous tomato pie at Sarcone's, bakers of Philly's most beloved Italian bread as well as delicious butter cookies. Have a taco from Taqueria Veracruzana - though there are dozens of Mexican restaurants in this part of the city, Philadelphia residents almost always go here when they want a good taco. We'll also pick up a fresh summer roll at Nam Phuong, considered by some in the Vietnamese community to be the best representation of their cuisine in the whole tri-state area.

In Old City, we'll visit Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionary, two unique sweet spots that are sure to put a smile on your face. Franklin Fountain is an early 1900's-style ice cream saloon and soda fountain, serving handmade ice cream, shakes, splits and fountain sodas. Just next door is Shane Confectionary - the oldest candy store in America, recently purchased by the same brothers behind Franklin Fountain and just as deeply steeped in historical tradition and reverence for doing things "old school."

We'll also enjoy a cheese tasting at DiBruno Brothers, Philadelphia culinary pioneers since 1939, at their marvelous Chestnut Street location. Featuring a 300-square foot cheese cave, extensive charcuterie selection and gourmet groceries from around the world, this store is heaven on earth for all food lovers.

Our last stop of the day will be down in South Philly where we'll swing by Cosmi's Deli - we think they have the best cheesesteaks in the city and what's a food tour of Philly without a cheesesteak? - on our way to Termini Bakery where the delightful Vincent Termini Sr. will regale us with a tour of his family's 92 year old bakery, followed by an afternoon coffee and of course some sweet treats.

Departs from Phillipsburg, NJ, Quakertown and Plymouth Meeting.

Don't forget your cooler!

Available Spaces: 21

A Special Occasion Dinner Party ~ Thursday 6:30 pm

Price: $70.00

Date: May 29, 2014

Tonight we'll prepare an elegant menu worthy of any special occasion! Impress your loved ones at the next big birthday, anniversary, or celebration dinner of any sort... Let's start with Green Olive and Goat Cheese Crostini in the kitchen. The main course will be a grilled Whole Filet of Beef with Cabernet Sauce accompanied by Creamy Swiss Chard Gratin and Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes. For dessert, a White Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberries, White Chocolate Buttercream Icing and White Chocolate Leaves. A house salad will also be served.

Available Spaces: 13

Soft Shells are Here! ~ Friday 6:30 pm

Price: $70.00

Date: May 30, 2014

In our lucky Midatlantic region it is Softshell season! Learn to make this restaurant favorite at home - they're easy to cook, we swear...

We'll start this late spring dinner party menu off with a Blackberry Margarita in the kitchen - the perfect accompaniment to our appetizer, Coconut Shrimp. The seafood-centric meal will continue with a Summer Corn and Cod Chowder for the first course. Then it's the star of the show: Soft Shell Crabs a la Meunière - a classic French preparation in which the seafood or fish is lightly pan-fried, topped with brown butter, parsley and lemon juice and served over rice. For dessert, a scrumptious "Key Lime" Pie.

Available Spaces: 13

Restaurant Style Salads at Home ~ Wednesday 6:30 pm

Price: $63.00

Date: June 4, 2014

Learn to make a selection of healthful and delicious gourmet salads that you'll want to eat all summer long!

Each of these salads makes a satisfying meal. Let's make Herbed Salad with Grilled Flank Steak and Vegetables, guaranteed to be both satisfying and refreshing on those days when grilling is the only way to go. And we'll make a new, freshened up version of a family friendly classic favorite: Chicken Taco Salad. Lastly, a salad to impress your guests is an out of this world Lobster Caesar Salad with Garlic Lemon Croutons.

We'll start the meal off with a delicious Summer Squash Soup with Parsley-Mint Pistou and end it with sublime Lemon-Berry Shortcakes.

Available Spaces: 12

Restaurant Style Salads at Home ~ Thursday 10:00 am

Price: $63.00

Date: June 5, 2014

Learn to make a selection of healthful and delicious gourmet salads that you'll want to eat all summer long!

Each of these salads makes a satisfying meal. Let's make Herbed Salad with Grilled Flank Steak and Vegetables, guaranteed to be both satisfying and refreshing on those days when grilling is the only way to go. And we'll make a new, freshened up version of a family friendly classic favorite: Chicken Taco Salad. Lastly, a salad to impress your guests is an out of this world Lobster Caesar Salad with Garlic Lemon Croutons.

We'll start the meal off with a delicious Summer Squash Soup with Parsley-Mint Pistou and end it with sublime Lemon-Berry Shortcakes.

Available Spaces: 13

Summer Cocktail Party ~ Friday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: June 6, 2014

Tonight we'll be throwing a cocktail party Cooking Cottage style! Join us to learn some wonderful finger food recipes that are as great for hosting as they are for bringing along to parties with you. We'll have to have some cocktails, too, of course, so tonight we'll take advantage of the season's herbs and make Green Tea Mint Mojitos and Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzers. The eclectic seasonal menu features Pizzettes with Fontina, Tomato, Basil & Prosciutto, Grilled Farmer's Market Quesadillas, Mezze Lamb Sliders with Roasted Pepper-Olive Relish, Classic Baba Ghanoush (a Mediterranean eggplant dip), and Zucchini Bacon Fritters with Basil Mayo Dipping Sauce. For dessert, enjoy sweet Strawberry Tartlets. Cheers!

Available Spaces: 12

NYC Gourmet Foods Shopping Trip ~ Sunday June 8

Price: $62.00

Date: June 8, 2014

Join us on our annual early summer gourmet foods shopping trip to NYC. We'll take you to all of the best places!

ZABARS: The biggest of the big Apple – it makes your heart pound – 600 varieties of cheese, amazing breads, lot of lox and a wonderful second floor filled with everything for the cook!

CITARELLA: A must stop on NYC’s fine food axis – the fish counter is a feast for the eyes!

FAIRWAYS: Voted NYC’s favorite market – does more business than any other food market in the world!

LITTLE ITALY/CHINATOWN: a great spot for lunch (you’ll be able to dine al fresco!) and do some shopping on your own – don’t miss DIPALO FINE FOODS (DiPaloSelects.com) you can even place a preorder, so it’s all ready to pick up!

DEAN & DELUCA:  One of a kind Gourmet delights in the heart of Soho.

CHELSEA MARKET: NYC’s most fascinating city block! This one stop culinary food shop is home to several great shops Amy’s Bread, Bowery Kitchen Supply, Fat Witch Bakery, Ronnybrook Dairy, & T Salon, a beautiful new Anthropologie, etc, etc! Visit the website: http://www.chelseamarket.com/

We’ll be sure to point out many additional interesting shops, etc. at each stop.

Continental breakfast will be served on the way and a snack and wine on the way home.

Available Spaces: 29

Italian Summer ~ Thursday 10 am

Price: $60.00

Date: June 19, 2014

Celebrate the fresh flavors and warmer, longer days of summer with this fantastic no-oven-required Italian menu!

We'll make a Grilled Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage to enjoy as a first course in the kitchen, and we'll toast the new season with a glass of Sparkling Basil Hard Lemonade. Let's make Homemade Pasta and serve it with Fresh Basil Marinara Sauce for a first course in the dining room. Our entree will be Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts served with a wonderful Italian Chopped Salad. For dessert we'll whip up a luscious Balsamic Raspberry Semifreddo (think frozen mousse).

Available Spaces: 10

Italian Summer ~ Friday 6:30 pm

Price: $60.00

Date: June 20, 2014

Celebrate the fresh flavors and warmer, longer days of summer with this fantastic no-oven-required Italian menu!

We'll make a Grilled Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage to enjoy as a first course in the kitchen, and we'll toast the new season with a glass of Sparkling Basil Hard Lemonade. Let's make Homemade Pasta and serve it with Fresh Basil Marinara Sauce for a first course in the dining room. Our entree will be Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts served with a wonderful Italian Chopped Salad. For dessert we'll whip up a luscious Balsamic Raspberry Semifreddo (think frozen mousse).

Available Spaces: 6

Guest Chef: Deborah Peterson - Chocolate, Colonial Style! ~ Thursday 6:30 pm

Price: $60.00

Date: June 26, 2014

Join culinary historian Deborah Peterson as she shares her 30+ years of research and expertise on how to make such colonial dishes as Chocolate Bisquits, Chocolate Tarts, Chocolate Almonds, and for our drinking pleasure, Milk Chocolate. Participants will get to taste the very delectable past and enjoy Deborah's engaging, entertaining demeanor as she makes these receipts [recipes] in a modern kitchen as opposed to crouching over a fire!  Of course, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy all of these old time delectables tonight. A salad and dinner will also be served.

Available Spaces: 11

Big Easy NOLA Dinner and Wine Pairing ~ Saturday 6:30 pm

Price: $75.00

Date: June 28, 2014

Tonight we'll be celebrating the culinary traditions of one of America's oldest, most beloved, and most unique cities - New Orleans, of course! This menu also features wine pairing to make the most of the fantastically complex flavors of Cajun and Creole inspired cooking. The appetizer in the kitchen tonight will be Ham and Greens Crostini in the kitchen, paired with a Rhone Style California Blend. Our first course will be an Early Summer Veggie Medley Salad, perfect with a Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. For dinner, a Big Easy classic: Gulf Coast Wild-Caught Seafood Jambalaya served alongside Southern Corn Griddle Cakes with Spiced Mayo and a complementary Dry Riesling. Dessert will be a heavenly Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake to go with a scrumptious Caposaldo Sweet Moscato.

Available Spaces: 14

Bourbon Trail Highlights ~ Sunday 3:00 pm

Price: $65.00

Date: June 29, 2014

In June The Cooking Cottage is traveling to Kentucky's infamous Bourbon Trail... If you can't join us on the trip, come over this afternoon for a mini-version when Kate shares what she learned about the tasty amber spirit and shares recipes from some of the journey's most memorable meals. We'll taste some Bourbons, of course, and a full menu will be announced after the trip but you can expect it to include a Hot Brown and other yummy favorites from the Gateway to the South!

Available Spaces: 14

Bacon is Back! ~ Tuesday 6:30 pm

Price: $63.00

Date: July 1, 2014

Last year's bacon classes were such a hit that we've brought 'em back with a whole new menu!

First of all, we'll cure and roast our own bacon to use in class and we'll teach you how to do it at home right in your oven. This time around we're switching it up with a bourbon-maple cure. For an appetizer, enjoy Bacon and Roasted Corn Gougeres with a beverage in the kitchen. Just in time for summer veggie harvests, tonight's first course will be Gemelli Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Bacon, a dish that also makes a great weeknight dinner. Learn to make a crowd-pleasing Bacon-Wrapped Maple Brined Pork Loin - as temptingly tasty as it is easy to serve to guests! Mustardy Kale with Bacon will be accompanied by Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon-Sesame Brittle to round out the dinner plate. And dessert tonight will be sure to satisfy your sweet-salty tooth: Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Mousse and Candied Bacon.

Available Spaces: 14

Flavors of Asia ~ Wednesday 6:30 pm

Price: $60.00

Date: July 9, 2014

Learn to prepare some of the most delicious flavors of Asia with fresh ingredients in your own kitchen! Tonight we'll begin with a wonderful, healthy appetizer that everybody loves: Vietnamese Summer Rolls, a great way to make use of fresh summer vegetables and herbs. For a first course we'll make our own classic Pork and Cabbage Dumplings - just the way grandmothers in Beijing do! Our entree tonight will be succulent Orange Chicken served with jasmine rice and Fragrant Sauteed Chinese Broccoli. For dessert, a Japanese style Matcha Green Tea Mousse Cheesecake.

Available Spaces: 14

Backyard Entertaining ~ Sunday 3:00 pm

Price: $65.00

Date: July 13, 2014

Join us this afternoon for a menu that will have you throwing the best backyard dinner parties on your block. Let's get started with Shrimp Remoulade Deviled Eggs, a Southern favorite. Then we'll make an absolutely gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Pea Salsa, a perfect beginning to a spread including Grilled Molasses Flank Steak with Watermelon Slaw, Broccoli Slaw with Candied Pecans and Fresh Herb Potato Salad. For dessert, nothing beats a rustic and oh-so-seasonal Blackberry Buckle.

Available Spaces: 11

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