RESOLVE TO COOK UP A STORM IN 2010
This post is for those of you who have aspirations of either learning to cook or improving your abilities in the kitchen during the coming year. One thing about living in Las Vegas, you have the opportunity to learn from the best. We have rounded up just a few tempting classes for those on the hunt to master their inner Julia Child in 2010.
If you are interested in getting your chops around Italian fare, Executive Chef Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano, located in the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower, is offering an intimate cooking class at noon on Saturday, February 27. Chef Geno will guide guests through a unique adventure in the kitchen and dish up a mouthwatering five-course meal. The cost of each cooking class is $75 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, call 702-942-6856.
And what about learning to cook a romantic dinner — perhaps for Valentine’s Day? Just in the nick of cupid’s arrow, French bistro Mon Ami Gabi will feature instruction of several French recipes on Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The season’s first cooking class will teach you how to prepare the French classics: Frisée & Bacon Salad with soft-poached egg, and croutons, Classic Coq Au Vin with pommes purée and Bananas Foster Crêpe served up with vanilla ice cream, bananas, foster sauce. Attendees will indulge in these specialties while enjoying a French wine tasting at the restaurant which is located at Paris Las Vegas.
Mon Ami Gabi’s cooking demonstration will feature Executive Chef Terry Lynch along with the bistro’s wine connoisseur who will engage your palate while they educate and entertain you with their cooking techniques, personality, and knowledge. The attendees of each class will receive a goodie-bag, compliments of Mon Ami Gabi along with take-home recipes from the cooking class. The event price is $40 all inclusive and reservations are required by calling 702-944-4224.
Should your passion to learn to cook be as hot as Don Juan, what about Spanish Paella? Tapas restaurant Café Ba Ba Reeba at Fashion Show mall has a Paella Cooking Demonstration set for Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m. Attendees will enjoy culinary ‘edutainment’ as presented by Executive Chef Saul Garcia. You will learn how to cook that perfect Paella – a recipe book is even included. Café Ba Ba Reeba’s Paella demo is followed by a multi-course lunch paired with wines. The cost is $35 per person + tax. Call 702-258-1211 to register.
And for a dose of Mexican cuisine, Dos Caminos’ Guide to Entertaining: an Interactive Cocktail and Cooking Class will be held Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. You can join B.R. Guest Master Mixologist Eben Klemm, Corporate Executive Chef Scott Linquist and Roberto Hernandez, Executive Chef of Dos Caminos Las Vegas, for a creative cocktail and cooking demonstration celebrating the restaurant’s two-year anniversary.
Klemm, author of “The Cocktail Primer: All You Need To Know To Make The Perfect Drink,” will lead an interactive session on entertaining with cocktails. Participants will learn how to concoct creative drinks with tips and tricks for getting out from behind to bar to socialize and enjoy the party. Chefs Linquist and Hernandez will demonstrate delicious dishes perfect for any fiesta, from bocaditos: little bites and starters to postres y dulces: pastries and sweets. The class is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes: Coffee, Mexican Hot Chocolate on arrival; signed copy of “The Cocktail Primer” by Eben Klemm, cocktail and cooking demo with question and answer session and a lunch tasting of demonstrated food items and two cocktails. Dos Caminos Las Vegas is located at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino.
Good luck with your culinary endeavors in 2010. We hope they are Truly Scrumptious!
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