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December 2019

Elegance of the Plate (D) – $90 Per Person – 12/12/19

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90

Chefs are moving away from towering food and swooshes of sauce on plates to a simpler, more elegant plating style. The food should look refined and elegant, but it should also look effortless, even if you have a lot of technique behind it. Chef Pete continues this series, not only with fabulous food, but also with some fine plating technics. Shrimp Bisque; Rack of Lamb Chops with Tomato Concasse with Mint Oil; Grilled Rolled Eggplant Stuffed with Fresh Made Ricotta…

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Christmas Great Dinner (D) – $110 Per Person – 12/14/19

December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$110

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening...?” Join Chefs Stephen and Pete as they whisk you through a special Christmas Dinner paired with different wines, designed to set you in the holiday spirit. Register early, this popular class will sell out! Amuse Busch-Caviar over Crème Fraîche Stars (oven puff pastry); Butternut Squash Soup with Shrimp and Orange Scented Mascarpone; Asparagus with Smoked Trout and Toasted Hazelnuts; Chilean Sea Bass and Potato Rösti over Savory Spinach; Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apple, Shallots,…

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January 2020

Cooking with Brandy (Cognac) 011120 (D) $95 per person

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95.00

What better way to start 2020 off than the return of my “Cooking with Sprits” classes?  The rich warmth of Brandy is the perfect offset to that winter chill.  Cognac Shrimp Bisque; Pear, Gorgonzola, Bacon Salad with a Brandy Vinaigrette; Beef Tenderloins with Peppercorn, Blue Cheese and Brandy Sauce; Brandy, Mustard, and Herb Roasted Potatoes; Cognac Soaked Apple Walnut Ginger Cake with Whipped Cream

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Weeknight Special – Fried Chicken 011520 (D) $50 per person

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$50.00

It’s been one of those weeks right? Come in, relax, and have a great simple meal cooked for you, plus learn how to make a great dinner at home. Not having to cook and having some wine to go with it can be a great mid-week stress reliever!  Chef Pete’s Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Buttered Peas; Apple Cobbler

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Perfect Pairings – Napa/Sonoma 012320 (D) $95 per person

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95

Nothing says great food like California cuisine, and Napa & Sonoma are home to many wonderful vineyards and wine makers. They are also home to some of the best restaurants and food in the country. Join Chefs Stephen and Pete as they prepare some inspired flavor and food combinations, paired with great wines, guaranteed to stimulate the senses. The fresh flavors from these two wonderful areas, combined with the simplicity of the menu, are sure to please.  Five-Spice Powder Crusted…

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Cooking with Beer II 012420 (D) $85 per person

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00

Beer can be a chilling refreshment to satisfy your thirst, or beer can turn ordinary food into an exceptional meal! This menu will use a variety of beers and techniques to create a dinner that will make you want to raise your glass and say "Cheers!"  Beer will be served to fill that glass. Sautéed Scallops with Lambic Apple Salsa over Watercress; Beer Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Sauce; Bacon Crusted Beer Mac and Cheese; Orange Arugula Salad…

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The Smoker You Get 013120 (D) $85 per person

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00

"The smoker you drink the player you get," from an old Joe Walsh tune… An evening of smoke, fire and maybe a little brimstone! Any time of year is a great time for smoking food as it adds that special flavor!  Smoked Pork French Onion Soup with Goat Cheese Croutons; Smoked and Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Strawberry, Pistachio and Apricot Curry Sauce; Smoked Zucchini and Tomato Gratin; White Truffle Cake with Cherries

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February 2020

St. Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner 021420 (D) $120 per person

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$120.00

The parallels between food and romance have been drawn many times over the years, but people rarely think of the connection between the two.  Couples fall in love over food, and they have wonderful memories of that special dinner where it all began.  Join Chefs Stephen and Pete for a memorable St. Valentine’s Day dinner, paired with wines, that you and your loved one won’t soon forget. Amuse Bouche – Cucumber Shooters with Wasabi-Avocado Cream; Irish Brown Bread with Smoked…

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