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110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
703-865-7920

January 2022

Couples Basic Techniques – Stocks and Soup 012822 (P) MS 6:30-10 pm $210/pair

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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There’s still plenty of winter to go before the spring thaw and there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up on a cold winter day. Discussion will include how to make chicken, shrimp, and vegetable stocks. Shrimp Creole Soup; Tomato Soup; Vegetable Soup with Fennel and Parmesan Broth; Asian Chicken and Mushroom Soup

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Parent & Tween: Bagel Breakfast 012922 (P) CW 9 – 12pm $150/pr

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150.00 Sold out

The best bagel you will ever have is one you make yourself. Come spend the morning, with Christine, making bagels and memories with your favorite young people.Plain, Sesame and Poppy Seed Bagels; Everything Bagel Spice; Veggie Cream Cheese; Honey & Toasted Walnut Cream Cheese; Homemade Butter

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Napa/Sonoma Dinner 012922 (D) SPS $95

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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California is wine's Camelot - a place of sometimes awesome beauty; a wine region where the realm of possibilities knows no bounds.  Some of the most exquisite wines are made from the six varietals that dominate fine wine production.  This evening, Chef Stephen will pair some excellent foods to match these wonderful wines from one of the best-known wine regions - Napa & Sonoma.  Grape Tomato, Radish, Cucumber and Herbs over Potato Waffles; Spinach and Red Grape, and Bacon Salad…

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Couples Cooking: Northern Italian Cooking 012922 (P) ML $210/pair

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210.00 -1 tickets left

 This class is a culinary journey through one of the world’s most exciting and diverse food cultures. With a regional map to guide us, Chef Marilena will discuss the products, cooking techniques and culinary particulars of Italy’s northern regions. Crostoni with Whipped Fresh Ricotta, Toasted Nuts and Pears;Wine-Braised Rosemary Chicken with Mushrooms from Veneto; Caramelized Leek and Shallot Risotto; Divine Chocolate Budino (pudding) with Espresso Cream

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February 2022

Culinaria After School – Session 1 020322 (P) CW 5-7 pm $70

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$70.00 5 tickets left

This introduction to cooking series offered by Christine is for kids aged 9-13 who are interested in developing and practicing basic cooking skills or expanding their interest in cooking. Each class is a stand-alone lesson that will teach a full menu culminating in a student-produced dinner. Students may take one class in the series or all of them to build a working set of foundational skills in the kitchen. Students who take this class will work collaboratively in teams. Macaroni…

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Couples Cooking: Comfort Greek Cooking 020422 (P) ML $210/pair

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210.00 -1 tickets left

At this time of year food becomes an even more serious affair as we gather indoors to share warm, cozy, and comforting food. Bring a friend or a date and come explore the essential cuisine of Greece by mastering traditional Greek dishes and the kind of food Chef Marilena grew up with in her native country.  Flaming Saganaki with a Honey drizzle; Cumin-Scented Beef Patties in a Warm Spice Tomato Sauce (soutzoukakia); Traditional Garlic Potato Purée (Skordalia); Orange Custard Filo…

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Baking Science: Chocolate Butter Cakes 020522 (P) KM 2-5 pm $85

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00 4 tickets left

Many say their family recipe is the best chocolate cake. We will explore and compare a spectrum of different methods and learn how to make them, why they work, and how they are different.  All American Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache; Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with Mocha Buttercream; Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Chef Pete’s Pizza Night! 020522 (P) PS $85

February 5 @ 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 Sold out

Back by popular demand, The Pizza Boss is revisiting some of his favorite pizza combinations. Learn how to make the best pizza dough this side of Italy!  Pizza Diavola with Spicy Salami and Chili Pepper; Pizza Valdostana with Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Fontina and Bacon; and last, but not least, Pizza Margherita

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Knife Skills 021022 (P) PS $85

February 10 @ 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 Sold out

Preparation of any meal, gourmet or otherwise, begins here. You will learn the proper techniques for handling, sharpening, and caring for knives. This class includes an overview of the types of knives and their uses. Students learn basic cuts including brunoise, dice, julienne, and how to break down (debone) a whole chicken. Bringing your own knives is optional but encouraged. A delicious meal will be prepared from the ingredients used in class. Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Fresh Ginger and…

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Dinner Aperitif (Small Plates) Among Friends 021122 (D) VA $85

February 11 @ 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 7 tickets left

How many times have you invited people over but just don’t want to cook dinner? How does a Dinner Aperitif sound? A very common way to informally dine at home as if you were in a 4-star restaurant.  Tuna and Spring Onion Rillettes; Salmon Ceviche Verrines; Bacon & Brie Madeleines; Olive Tapenade Palmiers; Sweet Potato Chips; Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Chocolate Mendiants

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Kids & Parents: Artisan Bread Made at Home 021222 (P) ML 9:30 am-12:30 pm $150 /pair

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150.00 2 tickets left

Everybody--even the pickiest eater--likes bread! What better way to spend a Saturday morning bonding with your child than making bread together at Culinaria? In this hands-on class, kids will pair with their parent to learn the fundamentals behind making easy, delicious bread at home. Join Chef Marilena as she shows you how easy and rewarding it is to make some all-time favorite breads and how, with a little planning, you too can have fresh bread all week long!  French Baguette;…

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St. Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner 021222 (D) 6:30-10 pm SPS, PS $135

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$135.00 1 ticket left

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 Soda Bread with…

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Culinaria After School – Session 2 021722 (P) CW 5-7 pm $70

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$70.00 6 tickets left

This introduction to cooking series offered by Christine is for kids aged 9-13 who are interested in developing and practicing basic cooking skills or expanding their interest in cooking. Each class is a stand-alone lesson that will teach a full menu culminating in a student-produced dinner. Students may take one class in the series or all of them to build a working set of foundational skills in the kitchen. Students who take this class will work collaboratively in teams. Chicken…

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Plat du Jour (Today’s Special) 021822 (D) SPS $95

February 18 @ 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 8 tickets left

The special of the day – all over France, it is the Plat du Jour.  It is this spirit, the dish of the day, in its simplicity, seasonal ingredients, and joyful time spent at the table that transforms any meal into an elegant and flavorful masterpiece.  Alsatian Bacon, Onion, and Fromage Blanc Pizza; Spinach Salad with Bacon with Sherry Vinaigrette and Parmesan Croutons; Normandy Seafood Stew with Crème Fraîche; Chocolate Mousse

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Couples Cooking: Northern Italian Cooking 021822 (P) ML $210/pair

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210.00 Sold out

By popular demand, this is an encore performance of the 012922 sold out class! This class is a culinary journey through one of the world’s most exciting and diverse food cultures. With a regional map to guide us, Chef Marilena will discuss the products, cooking techniques and culinary particulars of Italy’s northern regions. Crostoni with Whipped Fresh Ricotta, Toasted Nuts and Pears;Wine-Braised Rosemary Chicken with Mushrooms from Veneto; Caramelized Leek and Shallot Risotto; Divine Chocolate Budino (pudding) with Espresso Cream

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Bread Shaping: Boules, Baguettes, Batards, and Braids 021922 (P) KM 2-5 pm $85

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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In this class, the emphasis is on beautiful bread shapes. We will work with two doughs, an easy lean dough and an enriched dough. We will practice basic shapes baguette, batards and boules and more advanced shapes - braiding, knotting.  We will practice artful scoring and stenciling. We will combine our shapes and bake an elaborate decorative centerpiece to take home. Decorative centerpiece bread; assorted bread shapes From Lean and Enriched Doughs; Olive Tapenade; Cheeseboard

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The Versatility of Pizza Dough 021922 (P) PS $85

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Pizza, Calzone, and Stromboli all from the same dough! Join Chef Pete for an evening making all things Italian. Lots of rolling and stuffing will be going on this evening. Pizza Margherita; Ricotta and Sun-dried Tomato Calzone; Cured Meat Stromboli with Marinara Sauce

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Perfect Pairings – Napa Valley 022422 (D) SPS, PS $95

February 24 @ 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 12 tickets left

Great wines don’t come from just anywhere. Napa Valley is the premiere wine-growing region in America. It is California's best-known and most renowned wine region, even though it is responsible for an astoundingly small amount of all the wine produced in the state – just 4%.  When it comes to food, you won’t find a more European-style food and wine area in the US. The food draws those aspects from the wines that enhance, enliven, and delight the palate.Seared Scallops…

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Couples Basic Techniques – Vegetables 022522 (P) MS 6:30 pm-10 pm $210/pair

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210.00 2 tickets left

How many different veggies can we fit into a three-hour class??  You have no idea! After tonight’s class that will also incorporate grains, you can plan for those meatless Mondays once a week. Please note – this class will be vegetarian but will include dairy. Mushroom Ragout with Creamy Polenta; Ratatouille with Couscous; Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Sauce; Roasted Portobello "Pizza"; Grilled Romaine Salad; Potato Gratin

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Parent & Child-Let’s Cook Dinner I – Italian Evening 022622 (P) CW 2-5 pm $150/pair

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150.00 1 ticket left

Most kids are naturally eager to “help” in the kitchen. Everyone benefits when they actually have the skills to help. This new family-focused series: Let’s Cook Dinner! classes for kids (9+) & an adult, is hosted by instructor Christine Wisnewski. Each session will provide instruction to create a delicious, kid-approved, family-friendly meal. Students are welcome to take any number of classes in the series. Bucatini all’ Amatriciana (tomato sauce with pancetta); Roasted Pepper Caprese Salad; Pound Cake with Mascarpone Cheese…

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Chef Pete’s Italian Comforts 022622 (D) PS $90

February 26 @ 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 7 tickets left

Italian food is pretty much everyone's favorite and Chef Pete is no different. Join him for a fun evening as he shares some of his most cherished Italian recipes, including his famous recipe for true Neapolitan-style pizza! Meatballs in Tomato Sauce; Simple Italian Pizza with Fresh Basil; Pasta Bolognese; Moist Apple Cake (torta di mele)

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A Winter Menu with a Hint of Spring 022622 (P) EW $85

February 26 @ 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 6 tickets left

February is a great month for soup to keep you warm and also a great month to learn some new recipes that remind you of the freshness of spring to come. Sweet Corn Soup with Chicken; Blackened Salmon with Lime Cream, Charred Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Raisins; Fresh Fruit Galette

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March 2022

Culinaria After School – Session 3 030322 (P) 5-7 pm CW $70

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$70.00 4 tickets left

This introduction to cooking series offered by Christine is for kids aged 9-13 who are interested in developing and practicing basic cooking skills or expanding their interest in cooking. Each class is a stand-alone lesson that will teach a full menu culminating in a student-produced dinner. Students may take one class in the series or all of them to build a working set of foundational skills in the kitchen. Students who take this class will work collaboratively in teams.  Soft…

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Knife Skills 030422 (P) 7-10 pm PS $85

March 4 @ 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 Sold out

Preparation of any meal, gourmet or otherwise, begins here. You will learn the proper techniques for handling, sharpening, and caring for knives. This class includes an overview of the types of knives and their uses. Students learn basic cuts including brunoise, dice, julienne, and how to break down (debone) a whole chicken. Bringing your own knives is optional but encouraged. A delicious meal will be prepared from the ingredients used in class. Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Fresh Ginger and…

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Baking Science: Challenges of Whole Grain Baking 030522 (P) 2-5 pm KM $85

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Whole grains are healthy, yet they present challenges with rise, texture, and moisture. A lot of experimentation and science in recent decades has solved these issues. Come learn these techniques. We’ll cover whole wheat, rye, and oats, and make them taste nutty, moist, and delicious.  Whole grains can beat white bread if you know the secrets. Multigrain Seeded Loaf; Pumpernickel; Honey Oatmeal Bread; Butter and Cream Cheese Spreads

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Carnitas from Michoacán 030522 (P) 7 – 10 pm VA $85

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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A place I love to go with friends and family for Sunday lunch is a Carnitas Taquería. The humble pork is prepared so lusciously that I think this is something everyone should feel comfortable for easily preparing it at home.  Tarasca Soup (bean creamy soup with a hint of pasilla pepper); Tacos de carnitas; Gordita de carnitas; Guacamole; Nieve de pasta (Vanilla and Almond Ice-Cream)

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Weeknight Special – A little Cajun Anyone? 030922 (D)7-9 pm PS $65

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Between work and family obligations, it’s been one of those weeks, right?  So, why not come in and relax, while a simple meal is prepared for you, plus you learn how to make a great meal at home.  Not having to cook and enjoying some wine is a great finish to the day! Tonight, it’s easy Cajun food - and some of my favorites! Mixed Greens Grapes with Spicey Cajun Vinaigrette; Shrimp Etouffee over Cajun Rice; Cajun Bread Pudding with…

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Couples Basic Techniques – Sauces 031122 (P) 6:30-10 pm MS $210/pair

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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So many people have asked for a sauce class, so tonight we will make and taste the several different sauces. You will discover why the almost lost art of sauce making is so integral to a great meal. Hollandaise; Basic Pan Sauce; Mornay Sauce for Mac and Cheese; Tomato Concasse; Mayonnaise; Hot Fudge (yes, it’s a sauce!)

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A Vegetarian Mexican Brunch 031122 (D) VA $85

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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I’ve always thought that a Mexican Brunch is the perfect Weekend Meal. Among friends or with family, this is one plant-based brunch not to miss.  Molletes with pico de gallo; Hibiscus Enchiladas in Salsa Roja; Esquites (Street Corn); Chocolate Crusted Conchas

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Reservations Required – Barolo & Brunello Wine Dinner 031222 (D)7-10 pm SPS, PS $150

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150 Sold out

We will be pairing different vintners, with two different wines, from two regions in Italy.  Barolo wine, produced from the Nebbiolo grape, from the Piedmont region, is one of Italy's finest wines.  This wine heralds back to the 13th Century, and in the minds of Italians, in status and kingly reputation, equal to the great cabernet sauvignon of Bordeaux, France.  The Italians would never drink this wine without food, and the food must be substantial to balance out the wine.…

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Culinaria After School – Session 4 031722 (P) 5-7 pm CW $70

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$70.00 2 tickets left

This introduction to cooking series offered by Christine is for kids aged 9-13 who are interested in developing and practicing basic cooking skills or expanding their interest in cooking. Each class is a stand-alone lesson that will teach a full menu culminating in a student-produced dinner. Students may take one class in the series or all of them to build a working set of foundational skills in the kitchen. Students who take this class will work collaboratively in teams. Spinach-Artichoke…

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Dinner in Paris 031822 (D) SPS, EW $95

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Lanterns were on every street, and Parisians were asked to light their windows with oil lamps and candles. This was to prevent law offenders from avoiding the police or hiding in dark alleys. The idea was to reduce the crime rate. From that time forward, Paris gained the name La Ville-Lumière (the City of Light).  Come in and join Chefs Stephen and Ellen  and enjoy this Parisian dinner and imagine dining on its lighted boulevards.  Cornmeal and Harissa Soufflé; Endive,…

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Savory & Sweet Tarts, Galettes & Strudels Workshop 031922 (P) 9:30 am-12:30 pm ML $85

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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In this class, Chef Marilena will teach you how to make stress-free savory and sweet treats!  These are the perfect “make-ahead” dishes for easy entertaining! We will learn how to make tender and flaky pastry dough, an easy and unfussy way to handle and work with filo dough and the perfect combination of flavors for your savory pastries. Homemade Pâte Brisée; Alsatian Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart; Mushroom, Leek, Fresh Herb and Goat Cheese Galette; Apple Frangipane Strudel

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Soothe the Soul and Warm the Heart 031922 (D) PS $90

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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As the weather turns chilly, it is time for some serious comfort food. The northern United States knows how to deal with the cold and how to warm the soul with delicious, flavorful food! New England Crab Cakes with Horseradish Cream; Yankee Pot Roast with Vegetables; Blueberry Pie Served with Maple Walnut Ice Cream

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Perfect Pairings – France 032422 (D) SPS, PS $125

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$125.00 18 tickets left

With each season, chefs look forward with anticipation to their new recipes and the wonderful flavor profiles in the wine that will showcase and pair with them.  Most of the dishes are classics lifted from the heart of French regional cuisine, dishes that evoke the essence of France, the spirit of farm, terroir, and the wines that come from Bordeaux, Chablis, Burgundy, and Barsac.  Gruyère, Cheddar, and Parmesan Soufflé, paired with Chablis; Arugula Salad with Lentil Ragu, Prosciutto and Mustard…

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Couples Basic Techniques – Eggs 032522 (P) 6:30-10 pm MS $210/pair

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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From poached eggs to omelets and playing with fire for our brûlée, the Egg class is always one of our Culinaria favorites. Deviled Eggs; Salad Lyonnaise (Frisée, Bacon, Poached Eggs); Classic Omelets; Crème Brûlée

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Parent & Child-Let’s Cook Dinner II – Braised Pork Chops 032622 (P) 2-5 pm CW $150/pair

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150.00 4 tickets left

Most kids are naturally eager to “help” in the kitchen.  Everyone benefits when they actually have the skills to help. This new family-focused series: Let’s Cook Dinner! Classes for Kids (9+) & an adult, hosted by instructor Christine Wisnewski. Each session will provide instruction to create a delicious, kid-approved, family-friendly meal. Students are welcome to take any number of classes in the series. Tomato Braised Pork Chops; Roasted Broccoli; Rice Pilaf; Apple Crisp

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Chef Pete is Smokin’ the Good Stuff! Again!! 032622 (D) PS $85

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Come join Chef Pete “The Smoking King” for some great smoked food all rolled up in one evening. If you've never thought about using a smoker at home, this class will open you up to a whole new culinary technique! Smoked Corn and Sausage Chowder; Smoked and Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak; Smoked Sautéed Mushrooms; Smoked Blueberry Pie

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Couples Cooking: Northern Italian Cooking 032622 (P) ML $210/pr

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210 Sold out

2nd ENCORE Performance of 012922  This class is a culinary journey through one of the world’s most exciting and diverse food cultures. With a regional map to guide us, Chef Marilena will discuss the products, cooking techniques and culinary particulars of Italy’s northern regions. Crostoni with Whipped Fresh Ricotta, Toasted Nuts and Pears;Wine-Braised Rosemary Chicken with Mushrooms from Veneto; Caramelized Leek and Shallot Risotto; Divine Chocolate Budino (pudding) with Espresso Cream

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April 2022

Chef Pete’s Pizza Night! 040122 (P) PS $85

April 1 @ 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 7 tickets left

Back by popular demand, The Pizza Boss is revisiting some of his favorite pizza combinations. Learn how to make the best pizza dough this side of Italy!  Pizza Diavola with Spicy Salami and Chili Pepper; Pizza Valdostana with Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Fontina and Bacon; and last, but not least, Pizza Margherita

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Breads and Spreads of the Mediterranean 040222 (P)ML 9:30 am-12:30 pm $85

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00 8 tickets left

Homemade bread is the cornerstone of hospitality in many food cultures and especially in the Mediterranean countries. The ritual of making bread is relaxing and the results are always rewarding! With just a little planning, and the right techniques under your belt, you can have fresh bread every day of the week. In this class we will also make some delicious spreads that perfectly complement our warm slices of heavenly bread! Braided Semolina Bread with Sesame Seeds; Skillet Olive and…

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Parent & Child – Let’s Cook Dinner IIII – Asian Influence 040222 (P) CW 2-5 pm $150/pair

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$150.00 2 tickets left

Building on the success of our Parent & Child classes, and the sold-out Culinaria After School, we’ve created a new family-focused series: Let’s Cook Dinner! classes for Kids (9+) & an adult, hosted by instructor Christine Wisnewski. Each session will provide instruction and walk you through the steps to create a delicious, kid-approved, family-friendly meal. Students are welcome to take any number of classes in the series. Wonton Soup; Easy Peking Chicken; Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sesame Oil; Sesame Almond…

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Couples Basic Techniques – Pasta 040822 (P) MS 6:30-10 pm $210/pair

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$210.00 -1 tickets left

Everyone loves pasta in just about any way and making homemade pasta is easy once you learn how. In the pasta class, you will learn the basics of making the dough, rolling it out and cutting it.  It may even replace the stuff in the box forever! Fresh Pasta Dough; Ricotta and Goat Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta, Peas and Mint; Fettucine with Sausage and Red Wine Ragu

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Hot Cross Buns and Cinnamon Buns 040922 (P) KM 2-5 pm $85

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00 10 tickets left

British vs. American iconic buns are compared. Both are pillowy, soft, sweet and delicious.  We’ll spike them with a variety and your choice of spices, fillings, and dried fruits. Come explore history, tradition, and science of these delightful buns.  Hot Cross Buns; Cinnamon Buns; Glazes; Tea and Coffee

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Old World Italian 040922 (D) SPS $95

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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"Have you ever read music?" my Nonna once commented, "It's very boring. You can't really read music; you must hear it; experience it.  Food is the same:  You must see it, smell it, taste it.  A recipe is no good if no one cooks from it."  These recipes are from my grandmother, gathered as she traveled throughout Italy, from Tuscany to Umbria to Venezia. Eggplant Parmigiana; Anolini (small ravioli) with Ricotta & Hazelnuts; Polpette al Forno con Mozzarella (baked meatballs); Torta…

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Dinner in the Dordogne, FR 041522 (D) SPS $95

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Dordogne ) is a department in Southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux.  Located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees, it is named after the river Dordogne, which runs through it.  It corresponds roughly to the ancient county of Périgord.  The Dordogne offers rich and varied cuisine of the highest standard. Regional specialties include foie gras, walnuts (used in Gateaux and Pain aux Noix), strawberries, truffles and of course a wide selection of wine from…

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Spring in the Mediterranean 041622 (P) VA $85

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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By the beginning of the spring, I am ready for some sun, aren’t you? And I believe it is the perfect moment to enjoy the Mediterranean. So, join me for a delicious Moroccan-inspired menu I’m sure you will find easy, tasteful, and friendly to reproduce at home.  Chicken, Lamb Merguez, and Veggie Tagine; Couscous; Lemon and Pistachio Polenta Cake

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The Perfect Steak Cooked Indoors 041622 (D) PS $85

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Is it too cold to cook outside? Just move the party indoors! Join Chef Pete as he shows you the techniques for cooking the "perfect steak" indoors with no grill needed. Mixed Green Salad with Basil-Balsamic Dressing; New York Strip Steak with Red Wine Reduction; Haricots Verts with Damson Plum Glaze; Apple Turnovers with Calvados Cream

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Weeknight Special – A Simple Easy Night 042022 (D)PS 7-9 pm $65

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Between work and family obligations, it’s been one of those weeks, right?  So, why not come in and relax, while a simple meal is prepared for you, plus you learn how to make a great meal at home.  Not having to cook and enjoying some wine is a great finish to the day! Tonight, it’s all easy cooking.  Mixed Greens with Red Wine Vinaigrette; Seared Chicken Breast with Sauce Beurre Blanc over Pasta; Apple Pear Pie  

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Perfect Pairings – Italy 042122 (D) SPS, PS $95

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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In Italy, making wine, like eating or breathing, is so utterly natural it almost seems instinctive. Plus, the food of Italy gives you a real taste of a country that loves its food and wine with a passion.  Come and join Stephen and Pete as they take you on a culinary and wine journey and discover the passion that is so embodied in the Italian culture.  Swiss Chard & Spinach Ravioli Nudi in Simple Tomato Sauce; Tuscan-Style Pork Roast with…

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Couples Cooking: Springtime in Greece 042222 (P)ML $210/Pair

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Food is the gateway to understanding the culture and way of life of a country and this definitely holds true for Greece. Join Chef Marilena for a wonderful evening of cooking and enjoying authentic Greek recipes by mastering some of the most traditional springtime Greek dishes. Succulent Lamb Chops Marinated in Rosemary, Lemon & Garlic with a Cucumber, Mint & Yogurt Sauce; Steamed New Potatoes with Parley and Garlic; Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad; Traditional Sweet Custard Filo Pie

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Knife Skills 042322 (P) PS 2-5pm $85

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Preparation of any meal, gourmet or otherwise, begins here. You will learn the proper techniques for handling, sharpening, and caring for knives. This class includes an overview of the types of knives and their uses. Students learn basic cuts including brunoise, dice, julienne, and how to break down (debone) a whole chicken. Bringing your own knives is optional, but encouraged. A delicious meal will be prepared from the ingredients used in class. Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Fresh Ginger and…

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Couples Basic Techniques – Hors d’Oeuvres 042922 (P)MS 6:30-10 pm $210/pair

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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A beautiful selection of hors d’ouevres can be a great low-key way to entertain without preparing a full course meal.  They can also be a great starter with a cocktail.  Tonight’s class will cover the spectrum of hors d’oeuvres from bread based to meats, vegetables, and cheese.  Somebody open the Champagne!  Flatbread with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche; Pot Stickers with Soy Chile Dipping Sauce; Phyllo Samosas; Seared Piquillo Peppers with Cheese; Corn Fritters with Shrimp and Remoulade Sauce; Spinach…

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Elegant Dinner Party 042922 (D) SPS $95

April 29 @ 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 20 tickets left

From New York to Seattle, Edinburgh to Barcelona, and Naples to Beijing, chefs nourish, educate, and continue to enlighten us.  The food they create is as beautiful as art or music.  It is food conceived of the heart and enjoyed with loved ones and friends.  Gather together for an elegant dinner with Chef Stephen.  Brandied Chestnut Soup with Parmesan Croutons; Mesclun Salad with Asian Pear, Toasted Almonds, and Goat Cheese; Swordfish Brochettes with Basil and Harissa; Gruyère Latkes; Individual Apple…

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Chef Pete’s Pizza and Vino Night 043022 (D)PS $85

April 30 @ 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 19 tickets left

Quite possibly the world’s most perfect food! What is the best pizza? Is it New York, Chicago, or Naples? 
Join Chef Pete as he makes all three and shares a glass (or two) of good wine! New York Cheesy Pizza; Chicago Pizza with Italian Sausage; Chef Pete’s “The Pizza Boss” Italian Pizza Margarita; Home Made Spumoni Ice Cream

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