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Culinaria Cooking School

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

September 2021

Couples Cooking – Israeli Street Food 092421 (P) MS 6:30 – 10 pm $200/pair

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$200.00

The beauty of Israeli and Middle East street food is that it’s portable, the flavors are fresh, aromatic and everything fits nicely into a pita!  Hummus; Falafel; Chicken Shawarma, Israeli Salad, Pickled Vegetables; Halvah Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Roasted Peanuts

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Baking Science: Angel Food, Sponge and Chiffon Cakes 092521 (P) KM 2 – 5 pm $75

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$75.00

In this class, we explore cakes that rise primarily by the action of bubbly egg foams. Light and airy angel food cakes rise majestically and use no added fat. Sponge and chiffon cakes also rely on egg foams but have more moistness and a richer flavor  Angel Food Cake; Jelly-Roll/Roulade Sponge Cake; Chiffon cake

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California On A Plate 092521 (D) SPS $95

September 25 @ 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

It's no wonder why this region is thought of as America's food and wine paradise.  With its long growing season, beautiful weather, and the freshest foods available, California has become synonymous with the good life.  Smoked Trout-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes; Field of Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts & Gorgonzola Croutons; Grilled Hanger (Skirt) Steak with Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes & Chimichurri; Roasted Cauliflower with Curry & Red Vinegar; Roasted Pear Crisp with Cranberries & Yogurt Ice Cream

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Culinaria After School – Session 2 093021 (P) CW 5-7 pm $65

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$65.00

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.Garlic &…

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October 2021

My Italian Table I 100121 (D) PS $90

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$90.00 16 tickets left

I have such vivid memories of going out to eat an Italian meal with my family!  As I grew older, I needed to find out more about Italian food, which is a small part of my heritage! Join me at my Italian table and enjoy a dinner inspired from Italy. An Amuse Bouche Trio of Crostini: Parmesan, Olive Oil Crostini, Avocado and Parmesan Crostini, Baked Mozzarella Tomato, Caper and Parmesan Crostini; Baked Butternut Squash and Parmesan Custard Pudding; Fricasseed Lamb Shoulder…

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Baguettes 100221 (P) KM 2-5 pm $75

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Baguettes have a crisp crunchy crust and a light chewy flavorful interior riddled with holes. With only four basic ingredients, and no fat or sugar, the success of a baguette depends on the baker’s technique. In this class, we will analyze, and practice techniques perfected for baguettes and the home oven. We work with a pre-ferment for boosting flavor and get experience shaping, slashing and steaming. Come learn about the art, the science and the practice of bread-baking. Baguettes; Cheese Board;…

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Dinner Party II 100221 (D) SPS, EW $95

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Successful dinner parties are more than just the food that is served. A truly successful dinner party is one where the host and hostess actually spend time with their guests! This menu blends ease with panache and will please family and friends alike.  Join chefs Ellen and Stephen as they share some easy steps you can take to ensure that your next dinner party is a success. Fennel, Taleggio & Cardamom Tart; Three Lettuce Salad with Pear, Sweet Gorgonzola &…

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Culinaria After School – Session 3 100721 (P) CW 5 – 7pm $65

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$65.00 8 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. Salsa &…

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Dinner at a Country Inn 100821 (D) SPS $95

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The indulgences of a luxury country inn are woven together with nature to create a new way of looking at the world, a way in which anything seems possible.  At a country inn, it is not just dinner, it is an experience. Join Chef Stephen and enjoy this wonderful meal to remember and imagine what you will eat tomorrow. Sea Scallops Crusted with Five-Spice Powder; Asparagus Salad with Smoked Salmon and Caviar; Cod Loins over Lentil Ragoût with Heirloom Tomatoes,…

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Rise and Shine -Sweet and Savory Baking 100921 (P) ML $90

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Homemade breakfast treats are the foundation of hospitality in many food cultures. The ritual of Saturday morning baking evokes comfort.  The results are rewarding and the whole family is sure to appreciate the little extra effort! Join Chef Marilena and learn how to make :  Divine Pear Scones with Marmalade Butter; Orange-Infused Semolina Almond Cake; Oven-Baked Mushroom and Cheese Mini Frittate; Buttermilk and Chive Drop Biscuits

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Taquiza Party 100921 (D) VA $90

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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When people ask me for the recipe for a taco, I tease them saying take a tortilla and put whatever you want in it. And there is a certain amount of truth to that.  So, let us all prepare our own tortillas and put something in them.  Tender Cactus Salad; Carne Asada; Potatoes and Chorizo; Poblano Pepper Strips with Crema; Pork Rinds in Salsa Verde; Roasted Salsa Roja; Corn Cake with Rompope from the Convent

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Pizza with Chef Pete! 101321 (P) PS $85

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER OR MORE SATISFYING THAN PIZZA?  Learn the basics of pizza making and the importance of a great dough. This is one of Chef Pete's favorite things to cook.  Join him for this class and learn to make great pizza at home for a fun time making it with your friends and family. Pizza Dough and Sauce with several Toppings; Pizza Margherita, Pizza Bianca

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Culinaria After School – Session 4 101421 (P) CW 5-7 pm $65

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$65 9 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. Fresh Pita;…

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A Gathering 101521 (D) PS $90

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The Culinaria demonstration Kitchen is all aboutlearning, cooking, and of course, enjoying wine. As with any meal what takes a meal from good to fantastic, is the people you share the meal with!  Garlic Scampi Over Corn Meal Crusted and Fried tomatoes; Seared Seasonal White Fish with Gazpacho Sauce and Fresh Tomato Salsa Topped with Olive Tapenade over Lemon Risotto; Mixed Greens with White Balsamic Vinegar and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette; Dark Chocolate Pear Galette

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Couples Cooking – Classic Southern Italian Cooking 101521 (P) ML $200/pair

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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THERE ARE STILL 2 PAIR OF TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS!!(091421) Grab a friend or a date and come explore the great culinary diversity of Southern Italy. With the help of a regional map, we will discuss the typical products, cooking techniques and culinary traditions of the Southern Italian regions. Then, we will set out to prepare a delicious and very satisfying meal!  Sicilian Caponata on Garlic Crostini; Pasta with Spicy Tomatoes, Creamy Eggplant and Ricotta cheese (pasta alla Norma);…

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Old World Pretzels 101621 (P) KM 2 – 5 pm $75

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$75.00 12 tickets left

Come explore how to achieve the distinctive old-world pretzel flavor with sourdough starter and a special dip in a baking soda bath. We’ll have fun learning the ropes and practicing various traditional knot shapes and their history. This is primarily a baking class, and we’ll complement our efforts with a mini-Octoberfest with sausage bites, cheese dip and beer.  Soft Pretzels; German Sausage Bites with Sauerkraut and Mustard; Bavarian Cheese Dip; Local Microbrew Beer and Apple Cider

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Knife Skills 101621 (P) PS $85

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 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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Perfect Pairings – Napa/Sonoma 102121 (D)SPS, PS $100

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$100 18 tickets left

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 guaranteed to stimulate the senses. The fresh flavors from these two wonderful areas, combined with the simplicity of the menu, are sure to please.  Sesame-Dusted Sea Scallops with Clementine Sauce over…

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Couples Cooking – The Seafood Class 102221 (P) MS 6:30 – 10 pm $200/pair

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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We all want to lighten up our diets and eat more seafood.  Most fish and shellfish are sustainable, low in calories and high in good fats. It’s time to take the mystery out of cooking seafood.  Join me for a feast! Poached Cod in Tomato Broth with Vegetables; Green Thai Curry with Halibut and Baby Bok Choy; Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Pasta; Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Parent & Tween: Chili Night Dinner 102321 (P) CW $140/pair

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Chili is a comforting cold-weather favorite. It is even better when the meal includes delicious sides and a dessert to complete the southwestern theme. In this class Christine will introduce all the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare this family-favorite menu that is sure to please. Students will work in teams to complete the menu. This class is for kids 9-13, with an accompanying adult. Sweet Corn Dip with Chips; Easy Turkey Chili; Corn Muffins; Tres Leches Cake with Fresh…

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New Foodie Night: Italian Trattoria 102821 (P) CW $80

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Were you forced to venture into the kitchen for the first time because of quarantine? Did you discover that you really should be using your oven instead of storing stuff in it? Are you ready to get out again to see some new faces and learn some new things? This class is for adults 18-24, featuring an evening of recipes perfect for upping your Instagram foodie feed or learning a menu to impress someone special. Students will work in pairs,…

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Glorious Soups of the Mediterranean 102921 (P) ML $90

October 29 @ 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 gets cold and crisp, and the nights turn long and dark, comfort food comes into our lives with an even sharper focus. Cooking and eating now become a more serious affair for all. In this class, we will learn how to make warm, cozy, and classic Mediterranean soups that have warmed and sustained the people of these lands for generations.  Winter Minestrone Soup with Farro and Cannellini Beans; Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Crispy Pancetta; Creamy…

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Abbondanza Italiano 102921 (D) PS $90

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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In Italian, Abbondanza has several meanings, including abundance.  It is much more than just a word; it is a celebration or salutation!  In Italy there are so many rules about food and wine, but here at Culinaria, Chef Pete follows his rules and ideas, so plan on joining him as he cooks his favorite food! Braised Artichokes with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes (carciofi brasati con pancetta e pomodori secchi); Neapolitan Pasta (pasta Napoletano); Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad with Goat…

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Celebrating Día de Muertos 103021 (P) VA $90

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Baking pan de muerto has been my personal tradition since I left my country 10 years ago because it’s the one thing I have to have for my altar and celebrate the lives of my beloved ones who have parted, but it’s also one that will satisfy my sweet tooth craving. Hot  chocolate will be served during the class. Pan de muerto (a brioche style dessert); Mascarpone-Vanilla Chantilly Cream

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Paris in the Fall 103021 (D) SPS $95

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Paris is truly a wonderful city - elegant restaurants, wide boulevards with allèes of trees, beautiful gardens, shops, vendors, and street markets.  Join Chef Stephen and enjoy glorious French food that sparks the imagination and has you dining in a Paris bistro along the Champs-Élysées.  Onion/Olive Puff Pastry Pizza (pissaladière); Mesclun Salad with Mushrooms, Artichokes, and Walnuts; Brown Butter Scallops with Lemon, Parsley & Capers; Potato Gratin Forestier (potato-mushroom gratin); Chocolate-Anise Crème Brûlée

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November 2021

Couples Cooking – Chinese Classics 110521 (P) MS 6:30 – 10 pm $200/ pair

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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My family were not adventurous eaters, so growing up, Chinese food was classic Cantonese. There were two Chinese restaurants we would go to in New York City, the food order was always the same and I have vivid memories of a feast of incredible food.  Let’s recreate some of those dishes in our class.  Egg Rolls; Shrimp with Lobster Sauce; Chicken with Black Bean Sauce; Pork Fried Rice; Egg Custard Tartlets

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Refined Cuisine 110521 (D) PS $95

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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This menu promises to be an explosion of flavors, an evening of refined dining and a little bit of fun.  Parmesan Cheese Pudding with Sweet Pea Puree; Cream of Mussel Soup; Seared Peppered Tuna over Asian Noodles with Cucumber Emulsion; Tart of Banana Custard, Chocolate and Caramel

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Fall Brunch at Home 110621 (P) ML $90

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Planning a brunch at home is a wonderful way to entertain on a Sunday!  These make-ahead brunch favorites are real treats to share with your friends, or, to enjoy yourself with your morning coffee or tea. In this class we will learn the secrets and master the techniques behind these delicious treats so you can replicate everything at home.  Swedish Cardamom Coffee Cake; Mini Cranberry and Orange Scones with Honey Butter; Ham, Cheese and Mushroom Strudel; Pumpkin, Buttermilk-Buttermilk Pancakes with…

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Parent & Tween: A Philly Favorite 110621 (P) CW 2-5 pm $140/pair

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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You’ve been meaning to teach your kid some kitchen skills, but somehow there just hasn’t been the time. Our Parent/Tween classes offer an opportunity to spend some quality time with your tween, while getting them some important skills they will need soon enough. This class for kids 9-13 and parents will teach a variety of teen favorite foods (adults too!). We’ll work on knife skills, as well as other basic cooking techniques. Buffalo Wings & Blue Cheese Dip; Philly Cheese…

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Napa Style Dinner 110621 (D) SPS $95

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Nothing says fresh and delicious more than food from Napa Valley, California.  Coming to you, for your enjoyment, straight from the sunny hills of California are these wonderful menu ideas from Chef Stephen’s visits to wine country. Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp with Ginger, Garlic, and 5 Spice Powder; Frisée Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Apple, and Goat Cheese; Porcini Dusted Boneless Loin of Lamb with Ratatouille; Sautéed Spinach with Tahini; Lemon Curd Tart with Mascarpone Cream

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My Italian Table II 111221 (D) PS $90

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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When it comes to cuisines of the world, Italian is my first love, hands down!  Italian food is what took me to Italy so I could experience it first-hand and to study at the Culinary Institute of Florence!  I still continue to strive to improve my knowledge of this amazing cuisine, which is truly my passion!  Amuse Bouche: Italian Sausage Stuffed Colossal Olives; Mushroom and Potato Soup with Sundried Tomatoes (zuppa di funghi e patate con pomodori secchi); Scaloppini of…

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Knife Skills 111321 (P) PS 2 – 5 pm $85

November 13 @ 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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An Evening with Daniel Boulud 111321 (D) JS 6:30 – 10 pm $125

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The class features recipes form Daniel Boulud, and his award-winning restaurant,Café Boulud.  For those of you that enjoyed Jerry’s classes that featured menus from Inn at Little Washington and The French Laundry, this will be equally comparable. Asparagus and Lobster Salad with Curried-Pepper Vinaigrette; Scallops on Crushed Potatoes, Sauce Charcuterie; Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Served on a Spinach Bed with Pomegranate Sauce; Truffled Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Chocolate Mousse Trio

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Couples Cooking – Traditional Greek Cuisine 111321 (P) ML $200/pair

November 13 @ 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 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 recipes right at home. Feta, Spinach and Fresh Herb Filo Triangles (spanakopitakia); Layered Potato, Eggplant, Meat and Cheese Bake Topped with a Light Béchamel Sauce (moussaka); Greek Winter Salad with a bright lemon vinaigrette (maroulosalata); Traditional Baklava

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Pasta Basics with Chef Pete 111721 (P) PS $85

November 17 @ 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 wanted to make pasta from scratch?  Once you make pasta at home, you will definitely change your mind about box pasta.  Fresh pasta is much lighter and more satisfying (because you made it) and cooks much quicker than box pasta.  In this class, you will learn how to make, roll, and cut fresh pasta, and more importantly, enjoy eating it.  We will also make two sauces that you cannot live without.  Fresh Pasta; Tomato Sauce; Cream Based…

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Perfect Pairings – The Vintner’s Table 111821 (D) SPS, PS $100

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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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.  Thyme & Goat Cheese Soufflé with Sauvignon Blanc; Sauteed Spice-Rubbed Shrimp with Chive-Mustard Sauce with an un-oaked…

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Couples Cooking – Fall and Winter Veggies 111921 (P) MS 6:30 – 10 pm $200/pair

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Just in time to add some great side dishes for the holidays or that once a week ‘no meat’ meal you’ve been promising you would add to your weekly menu, it just makes sense to eat more veggies. Cauliflower al Forno; Mushroom Ragout with Creamy Polenta; Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad; Roasted Root Vegetables; Chocolate Tart

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An Evening in Charleston- Low Country Cooking 111921 (D) JS $105

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Southern cooking has enjoyed a significant resurgence with the addition of top chefs and well-known restaurants in Charleston, Atlanta and Birmingham.  This will showcase my favorite – Low Country-Gullah-Geeche, in a series of composed plates.  Grilled Figs with Country Ham, Walnuts and Lemon Mint Cream; Classic Lowcountry Pickled Shrimp Plate with Sides; Asparagus with Crawfish Meuniere; Cocoa-Rubbed Beef Filet served with Gullah Rice. Southern Style Corn Bread Sticks; Lemon Buttermilk Chess Tart

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Child and Parent – Thanksgiving Teamwork 112021 (P) CW 2:00-5:00pm $140/pair

November 20 @ 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 9-13 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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It’s Getting Chilly 112021 (P) VA $90

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Pozole is regularly prepared in huge pots that last for days, just the way that "tex-mex" chili is done.  I remember eating bowls of pozole for days until it was all gone to just warm-up. And you know what? Reheating did make it better!  Vegetarian Taquitos (potato or beans); Roasted Salsa Verde; Chicken Red Pozole; Buñuelos

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Chef Pete’s Table 112021 (D) PS $90

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Come in and enjoy an eclectic meal with Chef Pete and of course a glass or two of wine.  With all the flavors going on in this menu it's going to be a party in your mouth!  Mixed Mushroom Napoleons with Mushroom Cream and Cheese; Pork Chop Au Poivre with Apple and Leek Puree, Served with Twice-Baked Potato with Chorizo and Scallion Cream; Mixed Greens with Apple and Fresh Made Croutons; Chocolate Mousse Cake

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December 2021

Perfect Pairings – Bordeaux 120221 (D) SPS, PS $100

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$100 18 tickets left

This large, southwestern wine region, ruled by the English for 200 years in the middle ages, produces more Appellation Contrôlée wine than any other in France.  Bordeaux is a world capital of wine, with its castles and vineyards of the Bordeaux region that stand on the hillsides of the Gironde and is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo. Bordeaux is also one of the centers of gastronomy and business tourism for the organization of international congresses.  Individual Crab & Gruyere Soufflés,…

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New Foodie Night: Evening of Mezze 120221 (P) CW $80

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Were you forced to venture into kitchen for the first time because of quarantine? Did you discover that you really should be using your oven instead of storing stuff in it? Are you ready to get out again to see some new faces and learn some new things? This class is for young adults , featuring an evening of recipes perfect for upping your Instagram foodie feed or impressing someone special. Students will work in pairs, so register solo to work with…

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Couples Cooking – Northern Italian Cooking 120321 (P) ML $200/pair

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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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. Crostini with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola; Chicken Fricassee with Porcini Mushrooms and White Wine, Polenta with Fontina and Parmesan Cheeses; Fresh Pear and Almond Tart

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Holiday Cookies 120421 (P) KM $90

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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The perfect cookie gift box is a work of art with beautiful and delicious cookies of different shapes, colors and flavors. There’s no shortage of wonderful cookies, and every year can be new and different. This year we will create:  Marshmallow Wreath Treats; Vanilla and Almond European Crescent Cookies; Butter Cookies with Jam - Bowtie, Pinwheel and Thumbprint; Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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A Not So Traditional Christmas 120421 (P) VA $90

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Tamales are traditionally Mexican, and I love that they are a traditional meal in America for Christmas. So, for this Christmas, I share with you my house favorites.  Black Bean Soup; Chicken Tamales with Salsa Verde; Pork Tamales with Chile Colorado; Churros with Hot Chocolate

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Couples Cooking – Low and Slow for Winter 121021 (P)MS 6:30 – 10 pm $200/pair

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Winter is the time for comforting, slow cooked foods that warm the heart and soul and make your home smell amazing.  Lambs and Clams (merguez (lamb sausage), clams, beans and vegetables); Pork Chops with Fennel and Tomato; Dark Chocolate Espresso Budino

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Holiday Beer Class 121021 (D) EW 6:30pm-9:30pm $100

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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Beer is versatile and can add a great twist to your winter cooking. It lends itself to a wide variety of food presentations. Come join Chef Ellen as she cooks with beer and discover your new favorite kitchen ingredient. Beer accompaniment served with each course.  Crispy Prosciutto and Asparagus on Cheesy Beer Bread Toast; Thinly sliced Shrimp over Greens with Citrus, Roasted Red Peppers and Lager, Lime Vinaigrette; Duck Breast with Cranberry Beer Sauce, Porter Sweet Potato and Mushroom Bake;…

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Parent & Tween: Fresh Pasta 121121 (P) CW 2 – 5 pm $140

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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There is nothing better than fresh pasta. This class will teach parents and tweens how to knead, roll, and cut fresh fettuccini. Students will be surprised at how easy it is to make pasta out of simple ingredients. Our pasta will serve as the main course of a dinner that will be sure to please the whole family.  Tomato Crostini; Straw & Hay Pasta (Fresh fettuccini with Ham, Peas and Cream); Green Salad with Italian Vinaigrette; Lemon Pudding Cake

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The Bourbon Bacon Class 121121 (D) JS $105

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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It’s the return of the ever-popular Bourbon Bacon Class.  Join Jerry as he takes you from Soup to Desert with each course having Bourbon AND Bacon   It just doesn’t get any better! Bourbon Bacon Crab Soup; Apple, Pear & Gorgonzola Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon and Cranberry Bourbon Vinaigrette; Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with a Bourbon Bleu Cheese Sauce; Truffled Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Hashed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Balsamic and Pomegranate Seeds; Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie with a Hint of Cayenne;…

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Knife Skills 121121(P) PS $85

December 11 @ 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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Pizza 121521 (P) PS $85

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$85 12 tickets left

IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER OR MORE SATISFYING THAN PIZZA?  Learn the basics of pizza making and the importance of a great dough. This is one of Chef Pete's favorite things to cook.  Join him for this class and learn to make great pizza at home and a fun time making it with your friends and family.  Pizza Dough and Sauce with several Toppings; Pizza Margherita, Pizza Bianca

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Christmas Great Dinner 121821 (D) SPS, PS 6:30-10 pm $125

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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There is a chill in the air signaling winter is here; homes are decorated with lights, and Christmas is right around the corner. You want to do something special for the holidays before the madness starts. Chefs Stephen and Pete have joined forces to create a special holiday dinner just for you. Courses are paired with appropriate wines. Register early this class will sell out! Roasted Garlic, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta; White Bean & Escarole Soup with Sausage; Seared…

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