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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.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is our final season. If you are a gift certificate holder and will be unable to attend a class or trip, please make an appointment to stop in and browse our merchandise selection or send someone in your place. Thank you.*

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Italian Comfort Food ~ Thursday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: September 18, 2014

When you just want to eat something tasty, it’s often Italian food that comes to mind! Tonight we’ll enjoy a meal of homemade, high-quality Italian comfort food. For our appetizer in the kitchen, try something different with delicious Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes. A primi plate of Housemade Spaghetti with Browned Butter & Crispy Breadcrumbs will get the feast started in the dining room, and then an elegantly updated spin on a classic: Meatloaf Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Cheese accompanied by Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a light and luscious Chocolate Amaretto Zabaglione with Spiked Whipped Cream.

Available Spaces: 5

World's Best Crabcakes ~ Monday 6:30pm

Price: $68.00

Date: September 22, 2014

We’ve worked for years at The Cooking Cottage to perfect our crab cake recipe, and we’re pretty confident there’s none better. The perfect meal to make for entertaining, special occasions or just when the mood hits! Let’s get started with Bite-Size Shrimp BLT’s in the kitchen. We’ll serve a House Salad and teach you how to make Cooking Cottage House Crab Cakes, Dorie Greenspan’s very nifty Lemony Steamed Spinach recipe and velvety, delicious Butternut Squash Risotto.For dessert, learn to delight your guests with a Baked Alaska Lemon Ice Cream Pie.

Available Spaces: 0

Our Most Popular Class: Lobster Ravioli ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $62.00

Date: October 2, 2014

The ultimate Cooking Cottage classic… 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: 9

Our Most Popular Class: Lobster Ravioli ~ Friday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: October 3, 2014

The ultimate Cooking Cottage classic… 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: 3

Italian Comfort Food ~ Tuesday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: October 7, 2014

When you just want to eat something tasty, it’s often Italian food that comes to mind! Tonight we’ll enjoy a meal of homemade, high-quality Italian comfort food. For our appetizer in the kitchen, try something different with delicious Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes. A primi plate of Housemade Spaghetti with Browned Butter & Crispy Breadcrumbs will get the feast started in the dining room, and then an elegantly updated spin on a classic: Meatloaf Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Cheese accompanied by Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a light and luscious Chocolate Amaretto Zabaglione with Spiked Whipped Cream.

Available Spaces: 2

A Modern Asian-Inspired Dinner Party ~ Friday 6:30pm

Price: $70.00

Date: October 10, 2014

At the best restaurants all over the country Asian inspiration is more than a new trend – the healthy cooking methods, fresh ingredients,  and bright and exotic flavors of the Eastern diet are sure to liven up your next dinner party when you learn to make this delicious and current menu. It’s a dinner party after all, so let’s start with a Lychee Champagne Cocktail and mouth-watering Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms in the kitchen. For a first course, learn to make a downright delicious Pickled Asian Pear Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette. The star of the meal will be Spice-Crusted Tuna Steaks with Thai Snow Pea Salad accompanied by Steamed Jasmine Rice. Enjoy a little fusion for dessert with a Chinese Five-Spice Chocolate Cake with Ginger Whipped Cream.

Available Spaces: 11

Wine Lover's Dinner ~ Saturday 6:30pm

Price: $70.00

Date: October 11, 2014

If you love drinking wine then you’ll love cooking with it! Tonight’s class will explore the new dimensions you can add to your culinary repertoire by incorporating the legendary beverage into your meals, using methods both traditional and unconventional. The menu is: Blue Cheese, Red Wine & Walnut Dip, Wild Mushrom Soup with White Wine & Sherry, Syrah-Braised Lamb with Olives, Cherries & Endive over Polenta, Broccoli Sauteed with Garlic & Red Wine, and a delightful French Beaumes-de-Venise Cake.

Available Spaces: 0

Winnie's Favorites ~ Saturday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: October 25, 2014

Much loved Cooking Cottage co-founder and former teacher Winnie will be here today preparing her favorite recipes from her years teaching at The Cooking Cottage… We'll nibble on Crostini with Salsa Di Alicia in the kitchen and then for a first course she'll make a delicious (not too spicy) Spicy Italian Salad. Today's lunch entree will be Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Sausage and Cream Sauce - a dish that's as perfect for impressing guests as it is for a satisfying weeknight dinner, served with Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Garlic Butter and Toasted Pine Nuts. The perfect sweet ending is a Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Tart.

Available Spaces: 0

Soup's On! ~ Tuesday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: October 28, 2014

As the weather gets chilly nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of homemade soup. In this class you’ll learn to make 3 “meal-in-a-bowl” soups and stews – each layered with delicious flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more: Butternut-Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese Croutons, Italian Style Beef and Porcini Stew and Creamy Chicken Soup with Baby Peas & Carrots. To complete the meal we’ll also make a Fresh Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Parmesan-Pine Nut Muffins and Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel.

Available Spaces: 0

Soup's On! ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: October 30, 2014

As the weather gets chilly nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of homemade soup. In this class you’ll learn to make 3 “meal-in-a-bowl” soups and stews – each layered with delicious flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more: Butternut-Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese Croutons, Italian Style Beef and Porcini Stew and Creamy Chicken Soup with Baby Peas & Carrots. To complete the meal we’ll also make a Fresh Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Parmesan-Pine Nut Muffins and Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel.

Available Spaces: 0

Steakhouse Style ~ Saturday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: November 1, 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

Cozy Up to Fall ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: November 6, 2014

The autumn harvest brings with it some of the year’s best flavors and in this class we’ll prepare a special feast worthy of the season. To nibble on in the kitchen we’ll make Celery Root-Potato Pancakes with Green Apple Sour Cream. For a first course, a perfectly autumnal Bacon, Bleu Cheese & Pear Salad that you may want to prepare for your Thanksgiving table.  Then we’ll make scrumptious Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce served with Creamy Polenta and Flash Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs. A fall crowd pleaser for dessert rounds out the meal: Apple Cake with Toffee Crust.

Available Spaces: 8

Cozy Up to Fall ~ Friday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: November 7, 2014

The autumn harvest brings with it some of the year’s best flavors and in this class we’ll prepare a special feast worthy of the season. To nibble on in the kitchen we’ll make Celery Root-Potato Pancakes with Green Apple Sour Cream. For a first course, a perfectly autumnal Bacon, Bleu Cheese & Pear Salad that you may want to prepare for your Thanksgiving table.  Then we’ll make scrumptious Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce served with Creamy Polenta and Flash Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs. A fall crowd pleaser for dessert rounds out the meal: Apple Cake with Toffee Crust.

Available Spaces: 11

Thanksgiving with Flair ~ Sunday 3pm

Price: $65.00

Date: November 16, 2014

Liven up your Thanksgiving spread this year by adding some tasty twists to classic favorites. Make it a holiday to remember with Bacon, Fennel and Apple Crostini to munch on, followed by a crunchy, delicious Celery Salad with Walnuts, Dates & Pecorino for an elegant first course. Fancy up the star of the meal by preparing a scrumptious Alsatian-Brined Turkey with Riesling Gravy and serving it with Creamy Spinach and Smoked Gouda Gratin, Butternut Squash & Cornbread Stuffing Muffins and Cranberry Sauce with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds. For dessert: a decadent and festive Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake with Praline Topping.

Available Spaces: 0

Fall Favorites ~ Wednesday 6:30pm

Price: $65.00

Date: November 19, 2014

Join us for a hearty fall meal by the fire as we explore the comforting flavors of the season. In the kitchen we’ll start class with a Pear Haymaker Cocktail to sip while you munch on Sauteed Mushroom and Pancetta Bruschetta. Then move into the dining room to enjoy a warming bowl of Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Crème Fraiche. You’ll also learn to make Grilled Maple-Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Pear Chutney served with Green Beans and Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Fennel. For dessert we’ll whip up a delicious Fuji Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Available Spaces: 1

A Festive Cocktail Party ~ Saturday 6:30pm

Price: $65.00

Date: December 6, 2014

Kick off the holidays at our cocktail party and then schedule one of your own to show off all the new recipes you learned! In the kitchen, get started with tasty Roquefort-Asparagus Bundles and a glass of perfect-for-the-season Nose Warmer Punch. Then we’ll make a spread of finger foods perfect for any celebration: Gingered Beef & Pork Toasts, Texas Smoked Salmon Tartare, Potato Chips with Chevre, Pepper Jelly & Bacon, Open-Faced Short Rip Sliders and Crispy Kale with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce. Enjoy them with another cocktail full of winter fruit flavors, a Ruby Breeze. For dessert, sweet bite-size Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles will make a delightful ending.

Available Spaces: 4

Christmas Cookies ~ Tuesday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 9, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $62.00

Date: December 11, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Saturday 10am

Price: $62.00

Date: December 13, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Monday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Wednesday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 17, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

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