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Culinaria Cooking School

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

September 2019

Perfect Pairings – Great Wines Under $25 (D) – $95 Per Person – 9/26/19

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$95 17 tickets left

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you supposed to know? One solution is not to worry about it (and have a corkscrew on hand). What makes a good wine? Obviously, it involves taste, texture, flavor, etc., but often a controlling factor is price. A good wine does not have to cost a lot of money – in fact, there are some…

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Down on the Bayou (D) – $85 Per Person – 9/27/19

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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One of my favorite Cuisines to cook is Cajun - well seasoned and spiced. Plus . . . there is a sauce with just about everything! Cajun cuisine is sometimes referred to as a 'rustic cuisine', meaning that it is based on locally available ingredients and preparation is relatively simple. Crawfish Bisque; Crabmeat Avery (savory crab custard); Paneed Veal with Czarina Sauce; Fig Sweet Dough Pie

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Couples Cooking: Traditional Greek Cooking (P) – $190/Pair – 9/27/19

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$190 Sold out

So Sorry you missed it but this class is now SOLD OUT! Be sure and check some of Chef Marilena's other offerings for availability!! In this class we will learn how to make authentic Greek dishes by mastering some of the most traditional Greek recipes. You won’t need the takeout menu after you learn how to make these classic and mouthwatering delights right at home. Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Spread (tirokafteri) with Toasted Pita; Fresh Spinach, Caramelized Leeks…

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French Macarons (P) – $75 Per Person – 9/28/19

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Now that summer's humidity has subsided, it's time to make French macarons!  These delicate confections have a reputation for being difficult.  But have no fear - Chef Elizabeth will teach you the tips and tricks for turning out perfect macarons with distinctive fall flavors that go beyond pumpkin spice. French Macarons; Pear Ginger Curd; Chai Buttercream

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Parent and Tween – Fresh Pasta (P) – $135/Pair – 9/28/19

September 28 @ 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 students will learn to knead, roll and cut fresh pasta dough. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make pasta out of simple ingredients and how delicious the results will be. Working in teams, we will create an Italian-style meal that will be sure to please the family. Kids 9 and up, with an adult, please. Garlic and Herb Breadsticks; Fresh Pasta with Quick Bolognese Sauce; Easy Caesar Salad; Wacky Chocolate Cake with Sweetened…

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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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Knife Skills (P) – $80 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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$80 6 tickets left

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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October 2019

Nuovo Italiano (D) – $85 Per Person – 10/4/19

October 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 26 tickets left

Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Join Chef Pete as he takes you on a new journey through Italy, using traditional ingredients in innovative ways. Simple Fried Crispy Gnocchi with White Wine Tomato Sauce; Pine Nut Crusted Chicken over Fresh Tri-Colored Pasta Topped with Mozzarella and Basil Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomato; Hazelnut Tartlet with Hazelnut Mousse…

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Make a Meal to Remember (P) – $90 Per Person – 10/4/19

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Come experience new flavors with traditional techniques that you can try at home too. Join other participants in a fun, hands-on experience that will end in a delicious meal that you have prepared yourself! Mushroom and Corn Crostini; Poached Salmon in Coconut Milk; Sautéed Spinach with Pine Nuts and Croutons; Cranberry Buckle with Saffron Ice Cream

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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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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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Chef Pete’s True Italian Pizza (P) – $80 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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Pizza is possibly the world’s most perfect food, simple yet so satisfying. Chef Pete will show you the basics of making the best pizza at home. The dough can be made in advance and frozen, so you can make it anytime you need a pizza fix! This is the best pizza dough this side of Italy! Pizza Bianca; Pizza Margherita; Florentine-Style Pizza with Potatoes and Fresh Herbs (this one is truly delicious!)  

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The Comforts of Home (D) – $85 Per Person – 10/11/19

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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One of the best ways to remember life events can be from the aromas and flavors of food. It brings back memories of love, warmth and comfort, especially this time of year. Join Chef Pete for an evening of comforts that will bring your family together. Mini Shepard’s Pie (like Mom made); Braised Basque Chicken (Chef Pete’s Favorite), Haricot Verts with Butter and Bread Crumbs; Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Couples Cooking: Weeknight Italian (P) – $190 Per Pair – 10/11/19

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Great Italian food does not have to be reserved for special occasions. It can easily be enjoyed on a weeknight with these simple-to-execute recipes that are sure to please. Grab a friend or a date, pour a glass of wine, get out the red-checkered tablecloth and get ready for a very satisfying feast! Arborio Rice Balls (arancini); Drowned Chicken Cutlets with Rosemary, Sage, and White Wine (cotolette di pollo affogate); Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic, and Parmesan (fagiolini al’ aglio…

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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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Knife Skills (P) – $80 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
$80 12 tickets left

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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Stuffed Delicacies From Around the World (D) – $90 – 10/19/19

October 19 @ 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

As my Dad used to say after a great meal, “From every corner of the world, every culture has their own version of a stuffed something.” Enjoy these little stuffed goodies. Greece – Spanakopita; China - Pork Pot Stickers; Philippines - Lumpia Shanghai (spring rolls); France - Duck Galantine (stuffed whole boneless duck); Italy - Bombolone (Italian filled donut)

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Parent and Tween: Bagels (P) -$135 Per Pair – 10/20/19

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$135 7 tickets left

This class will teach a recipe and the techniques that will result in beautiful and tasty bagels. Working the dough is fun, plus you get to eat the final product. Teams of four will work together to make a dozen bagels and tasty spreads that make a complete breakfast. Kids 9 and up with an adult please. Plain, Sesame and Poppy Seed Bagels; Veggie Cream Cheese; Very Berry Cream Cheese; Honey and Toasted Walnut Cream Cheese; Fresh Butter

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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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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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Lady and the Tramp (D) – $90 Per Person – 10/25/19

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Whenever you hear “Lady and the Tramp” most people picture the two love-struck characters sharing a bowl of pasta. Chef Pete and Chef Ellen have created a meal reminiscent of a Bella Notte. Duck Meatballs with Wild Mushroom, White Wine Sauce over Fresh Pasta; Grilled Romaine Salad with Croutons; Wine Braised Stuffed Flank Steak; Potato Cheese Croquettes; Herb Roasted Tomatoes; Cherry Tart with Chocolate Bourbon Ice Cream

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Couples Fundamentals: Fish (P) – $190/Pair – 10/25/19

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The Fundamentals classes emphasize technique, skills and learning to work without a recipe. As we are encouraged to eat less meat and more fish, learning the proper ways to select, prepare, and cook fish is becoming an important part of our culinary landscape. Please note the Fundamentals classes will be limited to 12 people. Seared Salmon Napoleon with Lentil Salad; Snapper Veracruz (tomato, bell pepper, olives); Chocolate Tart with Fleur de Sel

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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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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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Tantalizing Tuesday (D) – $50 – 10/29/19

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Come join Chef Pete for a two-hour tantalizing Tuesday night dinner. Its burger night at Culinaria! Freshly Ground Beef Short Rib and Brisket Burgers topped with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese served on a Brioche Bun; Fresh Twice-Cooked Fries, Home-Made Pie  

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November 2019

Couples Fundamentals: Eggs (P) – $190/Pair – 11/1/19

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The Fundamentals classes emphasize technique, skills and learning to work without a recipe. From poached eggs to omelets and playing with fire for our Brûlée, the Egg class is always one of our Culinaria favorites. Please note the Fundamentals classes will be limited to 12 people. Deviled Eggs; Salad Lyonnaise (Frisee, Bacon, Poached Eggs); Classic Omelets; Crème Brûlée

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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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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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Fall Baking Favorites (P) – $75 per person – 11/2/19

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Fall is a great time to bake for a family gathering, a post game party, or after a weekend visit to the farm stand. Come celebrate the season with these fall favorites. Apple Cider Donuts; Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake with Homemade Gingersnap Crust; Apple/Pear/Cranberry Galette; Hot Spiced Cider

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Pasta Class (P) – $75 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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So you want to learn how to make pasta? Join Chef Pete as we learn to make simple flour pasta for Fettuccini and flour and semolina pasta for stuffing. We will discuss cut pasta as well as stuffed pasta and make several variations so we can all try them together. We will make a pomodoro sauce as well as a béchamel sauce. Bring your appetite and be ready to get your hands into making the pasta! True Fettuccini alla Carbonara;…

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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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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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Doing it My Way (D) – $80 Per Person – 11/7/19

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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“I’m living a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and every highway. And more, much more than this, I’m doing it my way.” What better mantra for a Chef that loves a huge variety of delicious cuisines! Join Chef Pete as he does it his way. “Oh! its gonna be good tonight!” Baked Shrimp Stuffed with Crab Meat with Crab Cream Sauce; Chicken Marengo over San Francisco Rice; A Sinful Chocolate Bottom Rum Custard Pie

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Couples Cooking: The Bold Flavors of Turkish Cuisine (P) – $190/Pair – 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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Turkish cuisine is known for its rich flavors and distinct culinary history. Centuries of trading and exchanging of culinary practices and recipes with its neighbors has resulted in a complex and elaborate culinary legacy. Come and join us for an evening of cooking of some essential Turkish dishes, which highlight this world-renowned cuisine. Savory Filo Cigars (sigara böregi); Ground Beef Kebabs served with Spicy Tomato and Garlicky Yogurt Sauces over Warm Pita (yogurtlu kebab); Fragrant Rice Pilaf (pilaf); Nightingale’s Filo…

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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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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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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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Couples Cooking: Classic French (P) – $190/Pair – 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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Chef Marilena invites you to join her at Culinaria for an evening of classic French cooking. In this class we will learn how to make some delicious French dishes while demystifying some traditional French culinary techniques! Goat Cheese and Pear Tartines; Chicken with Tarragon, Shallot Sauce and Wine Sauce; Bright Fennel and Olive Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette; Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Peel

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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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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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Parent and Child: Thanksgiving Teamwork (P) – $135/Pair – 11/16/19

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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This popular class has become an annual Culinaria tradition. We will work together in teams to create a mini-Thanksgiving feast that covers all of the highlights of the traditional meal. Children 9-12 with an adult please. Roast Turkey with Herbed Gravy; Mushroom-Sausage Stuffing; Cheesy Broccoli Casserole; Quick Cranberry Sauce; Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Knife Skills (P) – $80 Per Person – 11/16/19

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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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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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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Couples Fundamentals: Shellfish (P) – $190 Per Pair – 11/22/19

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The Fundamentals classes emphasize technique, skills and learning to work without a recipe. Sustainable fish and shellfish are becoming mainstays on our tables. The beauty of cooking with shellfish is that it is simple and easy to prepare, yet offers incredible variety. Please note the Fundamentals classes will be limited to 12 people. Grilled Squid Salad; Scallops Persillade (butter, parsley and garlic); Shrimp Creole with Rice; Apple Tarts with Salted Caramel Sauce

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The Best of the Northeast (D) – $90 Per Person – 11/22/19

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The cuisine of New England traces its roots to England. It is characterized by extensive use of seafood and dairy products, which results from its historical reliance on its seaports and fishing industry, as well as extensive dairy farming in inland regions. Fall and winter are the perfect time of year for this cuisine. Stuffies (stuffed clams) - a Rhode Island favorite; New England Clam Chowder; Shrimp Toast; Lobster Rolls with Fresh- Made Buns, served with Fries and Chips; Boston…

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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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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

Knife Skills (P) – $80 Per Person – 12/5/19

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$80 12 tickets left

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 Fundamentals: Pasta (P) – $190 Per Pair – 12/6/19

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The Fundamentals classes emphasize technique, skills and learning to work without a recipe. If you have ever wanted to make fresh pasta, this is the class you’ve been waiting for. Once you learn the proper techniques of making the pasta dough and learning to roll it out, you will leave the boxed stuff behind forever! Please note the Fundamentals classes will be limited to 12 people. Fresh Pasta Dough; Ricotta and Goat Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta, Peas, and Mint; Hand Cut…

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Chef’s Tasting (D) – $90 Per Person – 12/6/19

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Coming to the mainstream in the 1990s, tasting menus evolved into elaborate showcases highlighting the culinary artistry of the chef. Chef Pete created this special menu with big, bold flavors to delight your palate! Oxtail Stuffed with Baby Squid over Cremini Mushrooms with Mustard Oil and Braising Reduction; Slow Roasted Seasonal Fish over Red Wine Risotto and Grilled Asparagus; Chocolate Domes filled with several flavors and covered with Mirror Glaze

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Holiday Baking: Celebration Sweet Breads (P) – $85 Per Person – 12/7/19

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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With the Holiday season approaching, we always look for inspiration for show-stopping baked goods and breads to use as the center piece on our table for a brunch, afternoon tea, or, any special gathering. In this class we will learn the necessary techniques required for working with rich, yeast-based dough and the many possibilities of filling and shaping it to make irresistible sweet breads. This class is a combination of hands-on participation and demonstration. Snowflake Pull-Apart Bread with Cinnamon Sugar,…

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“Chef” – The Movie (D) – $85 Per Person – 12/7/19

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Favreau plays a chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant to operate a food truck with his young son. Inspired by the movie “Chef”, this class is about enjoying life, having fun, and cooking the things you love to cook (AND eat)! An Amuse of Four Cheese Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup; Spicy Pasta Aglio e Olio; Mojo Marinated Pork Shoulder with Yucca Fries and Homemade Banana Ketchup;…

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Parent and Tween: Holiday Morning (P) – $135/Per Pair – 12/8/19

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The holiday season brings us visiting family and friends and offers ample opportunities to celebrate. Make the most of your time together with a hearty breakfast menu that will get you through the busiest of days, whether you are tree-trimming, shopping or just celebrating with family. Student will work in teams. Kids 9 and up with and adult please. Biscuits and Sausage Gravy; Oven Roasted Potatoes and Peppers; Winter Citrus Salad; Holiday Cookies

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

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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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 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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“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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