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January 2020

Small Plates, Big Flavors 012420 (P) $85 per person

January 24, 2020 @ 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 10 tickets left

Are you tired of the same old, same old; week in, week out?  Well, grab your party attitude and join Chef Marilena to break the mold with a sumptuous spread of delicious dishes with incredibly big flavors.  All are perfect for your next cocktail party, evening soirée, or, intimate dinner party! Pan–Seared “Flaming” Haloumi Cheese (saganaki); Marinated Olive Medley; Sweet and Tangy Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus; Lamb Meatballs with Creamy Tzatziki & Seasoned Greek Pita; Couscous Salad with…

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February 2020

Ladies’ Luncheon 020720 (D) $65 per person

February 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$65.00 26 tickets left

Ready for a relaxing and easy-to-assemble luncheon for “just the girls”?  Sit back and relax as Chef Marilena teaches you how to make a delicious winter’s lunch that will be perfect for your next get-together. Caramelized Onion Quiche; Maple Roasted Carrot Salad with Dried Cranberries and a Fresh Orange Vinaigrette; Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons; French Apple Puff-Pastry Tart

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Couples Cooking: Fresh Pasta Workshop 022120 (P) $190 per pair

February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Why settle for dried pasta from a box when you can easily make your own at home? Fresh pasta is one of the simplest Italian staples to prepare and pairing it with the right sauce makes it simply irresistible.  Grab a friend or bring a date and come to this fun class to learn how to make and form various pasta shapes and how to match each with different sauces. In true Italian fashion, we will end our meal with…

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Artisan Bread Made at Home (P) 022920 $75 per person

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$75.00 16 tickets left

Cold winter days seem the perfect time of year to relax indoors and unwind with a glass of wine, a loaf of warm, crusty bread and some tantalizing antipasti.  Join Chef Marilena for a fun Saturday morning making some comforting, winter-perfect recipes that will help take the chill off. Classic French Wheat-Stalk Bread (pain d’Epi); Rosemary Semolina Bread; Kalamata Olive Bread; Assortment of Italian Antipasti (the traditional first course of any formal Italian meal)

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March 2020

Date Night – Mediterranean Meze (D) 031320 – $85 Per Person

March 13, 2020 @ 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 26 tickets left

The countries of the Mediterranean share, among other things, a love for “small plates,” that are typically placed in the middle of the table to be shared by everyone while they linger over a meal with a glass (or two) of wine! The preparation is often simple with an incredible range of flavors and textures that reflect a particular region’s extraordinary bounty and traditions. Oven Baked Shrimp with Spicy Remoulade; Eggplant and Mozzarella Stacks; Zucchini and Parmesan Cheese Fritters; Spiced…

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French Pastry Shop Classics (P) 032820 – $80 Per Person

March 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$80.00 13 tickets left

Learn the secrets and the techniques behind world-famous French pastries as you recreate these decadent desserts guided by Chef Marilena! Discover pâte à choux, the only pastry dough cooked on the stove top, and learn to hand pipe it into perfect éclairs and cream puffs. Whip up luscious vanilla pastry cream and chocolate ganache and learn how to make the world’s easiest and most versatile fruit tart! Cream puff dough (pâte à choux); Vanilla Pastry Cream (crème pâtissière); Éclairs; Chocolate…

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April 2020

The Culinary Heart of Italy (D) 040320 – $85 Per Person

April 3, 2020 @ 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 24 tickets left

The region of Emilia Romagna, with its rich culinary traditions and its extraordinarily fertile and productive land, is considered the gastronomic heart of Italy. With a map of the region to guide us, join Chef Marilena to discuss the many handcrafted local products, cooking techniques and culinary specialties of the region. Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia; Rustic Swiss Chard and Pancetta Tart (erbazzone all’Emiliana); Mixed Green Salad with Shallots and Modena Balsamic Vinaigrette (insalata mista); Pasta with the Official Ragù Recipe…

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