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Stephen P. Sands

September 2019

The Vintner’s Table I (D) – $90 Per Person – 9/28/19

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 20 tickets left

A vineyard will quite often showcase their wines with a special dinner. Once the wines are chosen, consideration then turns to the perfect dish to enhance those wines. Some foods are just naturally wine friendly and act as a platform to bring out the harmony in the wines. Coconut Shrimp with Curried White Beans and Crusty Ciabatta Bread; Purple Potato, Snow Pea, and Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette; Boneless Rack of Lamb with Artichokes, Red Onions, and Garlic; Honey-Almond Madeleines…

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October 2019

Dinner From a Belgian Kitchen (D) – $90 Per Person – 10/5/19

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90.00 15 tickets left

Roughly triangular in shape, Belgium, known as België in Dutch or Flemish, and Belgique in French - is located at the crossroads of northwestern Europe. It shares borders with France, Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. Because of these diverse and varied cultural influences, the cuisine of Belgium is unique. Join Chef Stephen as he introduces you to the foods and flavors of this culinary gem. Potato and Leek Soup with Chives; Tomatoes Stuffed with Baby Shrimp; Flemish-Style Steak with Fries; Wine…

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On The Boulevard (D) – $105 Per Person – 10/12/19

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$105 19 tickets left

Boulevard food has come to represent cooking that has withstood the test of time, somewhat defined by the accompanying side dishes as accessories to the center of the plate. Many are intrigued by the side dishes and plan their meals around them. The food both elegant and unintimidating, is addictive, well balanced, and delicious. Each course paired with wine. Join Chefs Stephen and Pete as they take you on a culinary journey down the boulevard. White Corn Soup with Spiced…

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The Vintner’s Table II (D) – $90 Per Person – 10/18/19

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$90 15 tickets left

Winter is upon us, the grapes have been harvested and pressed, the wines begin their process of aging, and the vineyard rests. As the winemaker goes to work crafting and blending the wines that will make the next vintage, chefs look forward with anticipation to the new vintage and the wonderful flavor profiles in the wine they will pair with their new recipes.Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage-Pecan Butter Sauce; Baby Romaine and Arugula Greens with Citrus, Avocado, Almonds, and Grapefruit…

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Perfect Pairings – Pastasciutta(D) – $90 Per Person – 10/24/19

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 21 tickets left

In this class we will celebrate a veritable feast of different pastas and the wines that love them. Pasta has been basic to the Italian food scene for at least 200 years, and many pasta dishes have origins that go back much further. In the early days of the Roman Empire, wheat was imported into Italy from Egypt and the northwestern African coast. Fresh egg pasta dominated the pasta template in the Middle Ages in central and northern Italy, and…

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Reservations Required (D) – $125 Per Person – 10/26/19

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$125 2 tickets left

This special wine dinner is limited to 10 people, so everyone gets a seat at the "Chefs" table.  Chefs Stephen and Pete have raised the bar with this menu, paired with top wines to compliment the food.  These delicious recipes are sophisticated yet surprisingly uncomplicated using readily available ingredients and paired with excellent wines to enhance your dining experience.   Amuse Bouche; Glazed Scallops with Almond-Caper Butter Sauce; Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet-Sour Onion Confit; Salad of Baby Arugula, Roasted Pears, and Herbed…

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November 2019

Classic French Cuisine (D) – 11/1/19 $90 per person

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 22 tickets left

In France, food and wine are central to life at all socioeconomic levels, and much socializing is done around lengthy dinners. While cooking styles have changed to emphasize lighter fare, many still associate French cooking with heavy sauces and complicated preparation.  Join Chefs Pete and Stephen for a fabulous night of classic French cuisine. Bon appétit! Mushroom Vol au vents; Duck Breast à l'Orange; Baked Fennel with Parmesan Cheese Bread Crumbs; Pommes Anna (potato galette); Cherries Jubilee

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The Dinner Party I (D) – $90 Per Person – 11/2/19

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 20 tickets left

Dinner with friends, or family get-togethers are two scenarios that bring us closer together and create special moments in our lives, which are filled with occasions that create great memories. Join Chef Stephen as he brings the best that the end of summer has to offer to your table. Red Tomato Jam with Fresh Ginger over Goat Cheese Bruschetta; Baby Romaine and Radicchio Salad with Orzo, Feta, Red Pepper and Asparagus in Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette; Braised Lamb Shanks over Cannellini Bean…

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Asian Fusion (D) – $80 per person – 11/8/19

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$80 24 tickets left

Asian fusion is an up and coming food style, from bulgogi tacos to ramen burgers. This class combines classic Asian flavors with techniques from around the world. Join Chef Stephen, Chef Pete and Josie Baker for a fantastic fusion feast! Arancini Stuffed with Chinese Glazed Pork Belly; Cabbage and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing; Spiced Steak with Warm Soba Noodles and Winter Vegetables; Lychee Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Jackfruit

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The Vintner’s Table III (D) – $95 Per Person – 11/9/19

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 26 tickets left

Both chef and vintner work together to produce the perfect dinner. Join Chef Stephen as he brings together his food and wine know-how to highlight this dinner. Curried Mussels with Tomato Broth, served with Alsatian Riesling; Watercress, Fennel and Orange Salad, served with Sauvignon (Fume) Blanc; Herb-Marinated Loin of Lamb with Niçoise Olives, served with Cabernet Sauvignon; Polenta Cheesecake with Strawberries Macerated in Zinfandel, served with Rose Regale

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“Family Table” – Favorite Staff Meals (D) – $90 Per Person – 11/15/19

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 26 tickets left

From favorite chefs – some of the best food you'll never eat in a restaurant. Each day, before the lunch and dinner services, the staff sits down to a "family meal." It is simple, often improvised, but special enough to please even the chef's discerning palate. Corn, Carrot, and Wheat Berry "Risotto;" Escarole, Apple, Feta, and Pecan Salad; Dominican Beef (hanger steak) over Rice; Roast Asparagus with Tomato Relish; Plum and Apricot Crisp with Almond Cream

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Perfect Pairings: Piedmont and Tuscany (D) – $95 Per Person – 11/21/19

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 19 tickets left

The rich culture and varied countryside of Italy attracts and inspires food and wine lovers from all over the globe. For countless visitors, this simple, yet imaginative cuisine of Italy, and its exquisite wines, that begin in the North, transverses the country, has now come to symbolize that very Italian, love of life; “la dolce vita.” Pecorino Flan with Parmesan Toasts, served with Erbaluce di Caluso; Red Snapper with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Olives, served with Chianti Classico; Bistecca alla Fiorentio…

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The Dinner Party II (D) – $90 Per Person – 11/23/19

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90 26 tickets left

A dinner party begins well before the first guest is invited. It starts with imagining good times shared with friends; the people; the setting; the food and the conversation. The best times spent are unpretentious and relaxed. Join Chef Stephen for a fun-filled evening at Culinaria! Fresh Fettuccini Pasta with Wild Mushroom Ragout; Haricots Verts Salad à la Niçoise; Herb Marinated Skirt Steak; Cumin Roasted Vegetables; Strawberries and Cream with Almond Madeleines

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December 2019

Holiday Cookies (P) – $75 Per Person – 12/8/19

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$75 11 tickets left

Around the world, in the winter, people come together to bake decorative cookies. Patterns can be made with intricate hand-carved rolling pins and cookie molds or cutouts featuring special ingredients. Cookies can be structured into beautiful shapes. Come join us for our favorites! Dutch Spiced Speculaas (shortcrust biscuit), Orange Pine Nut Rosemary Shortbread, Chocolate-Dipped Almond Macaroons, Apricot-Almond Bars

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