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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 2020

Parent & Tween: Take on Pizza (P) 092620 – $135 Per Pair

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$135.00

This class offers the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your pre-teen, while getting them some important skills they will need for life. This class for tweens and parents will teach you how to make a Chicago-style thick crust, made-from-scratch pizza that is a proven family favorite. We’ll get in a lot of knife work, as well as a basic introduction to yeast dough and baking. Crudités with Creamy Peppercorn Dip; Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza; Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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Reservations Required (D) 092620 – $125 Per Person

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$125.00

Sorry this class is now SOLD OUT!! This special wine dinner is limited to 10 people, so everyone gets a seat at the "Chefs" table. Chefs Stephen and Pete have decided to bring new, fresh, food ideas to the table, 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: Camembert Walnut Pastries with Tomato Jam; Potato Gaufrettes…

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October 2020

Oktoberfest at Home 100120 (P) EW $85

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 16 tickets left

Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in the world. Here are some traditional recipes that you can learn to cook for a special Bavarian event in your home. Of course, we will enjoy some cold German beer with our dinner. Potato Pancakes with Homemade Applesauce; Chicken Schnitzel with Mushrooms; Brussels Sprouts with Black Forest Ham; Chocolate Stout Brownies, Whipped Cream

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French Country Dinner 100220 (D) SPS $90

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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$90.00 18 tickets left

Almost every city in Europe has open markets full of vendors, in stalls selling fruits, vegetables, cheeses, fish and meats of every description.  This class attempts to capture that experience which France embodies in its unique and shared familiarity through food and wine.  From the city to the countryside – through city streets and country roads – terraced vineyards and fields of lavender, it is a place that celebrates its culinary history.  Herbed Crepes with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche &…

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French Pastry Shop Classics (P) (tentative) 100320 – $80 Per Person

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$80.00

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

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Couples Cooking – The Art of the Stir Fry (P) 100920 – $190 Per Pair

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85.00

Stir-frying is one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table and the variables of what you can stir fry are endless. Learn some basic knife skills and we cut, chop and stir fry our way to an excellent meal. Ginger Scallion Noodles; Eggroll Bowl; Cumin Lamb; Vegetable Fried Rice; Dim Sum Sweet Custard Tarts

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The Italian Table 101020 (D) PS $85

October 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 26 tickets left

Italian Food – Chef Pete’s first love.  The great thing about these recipes is they can be made ahead and warmed as your family or guests arrive.  Don’t spend the evening cooking as everyone gathers.  Instead, join them with a glass of wine or three, and catch up!  Sausage and Bean Soup (salsicce con fagioli borlotti), served with Crostini Topped with Pecorino Cream; Hunter Style Chicken (pollo alla cacciatore) over Gnocchi; Ricotta Crostata with Hazelnut and Chocolate

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Weeknight Special- Fish & Chips (D) 101420 – $50 Per Person

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$50.00 26 tickets left

It’s been one of those weeks right? Come in, relax, and have a great simple meal cooked for you, plus learn how to make a great dinner at home. Not having to cook and having some wine to go with it can be a great mid-week stress reliever! Traditional Fish & Chips Made with an English Beer Batter and fried till nice and crunchy; Twice Cooked Fries with Malt Vinegar (cause it’s the English way!); French Apple Crumb Pie

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Couples Cooking–Essential Greek Cuisine 101620 (P) ML $195/pair

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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$195.00 3 tickets left

In this class we will learn how to make authentic Greek recipes by mastering some of the most traditional Greek dishes. Forget the takeout menu when you want to enjoy these classic and mouthwatering delights that are bursting with flavor. Tzatziki (Greek yogurt, cucumber, fresh dill & garlic spread) with Toasted Greek Pita Wedges; Horiatiki Salata (Greek peasant salad with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion slivers, Greek Feta, olives); Moussaka (layered potato, eggplant, meat & cheese topped with a light,…

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Dinner in Marseille 101720 (D) SPS $90 per person

October 17 @ 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 26 tickets left

Spelled Marseilles in English, it is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône and is the second largest metropolitan city in France after Paris.  Bouillabaisse is the most famous seafood dish of Marseille.  It is also the location of Château d'If, the prison made famous by the Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo.  The city center offers the La Table du Fort restaurant specializing in ethnic cuisine.  Join Chef Stephen as he prepares some wonderful…

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Perfect Pairings – Sicily and Sardegna 102220 (D) SPS, PS $95 per person

October 22 @ 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 26 tickets left

As far as Sicilians are concerned, the best things in life include good company, family life, sunny days by the sea, and, above all, an appreciation of the culinary arts.  The true original culinary specialties of Sardegna are unmistakably biased toward traditional country dishes.  Just how important good food and fine wine are in these two island areas is obvious from the regional cultures, which exhibit a fair amount of preoccupation with matters of a gastronomic nature.  Come and join…

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Rustic Italian Cooking 102320 (D) ML $85

October 23 @ 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 12 tickets left

Food is the gateway to understanding the culture of a country and this especially holds true for Italy. Come join us at Culinaria as we explore this country’s great culinary diversity and prepare a rustic, satisfying, and authentic Italian meal.Crostini with Ricotta and Mushrooms;Leek and Caramelized Shallot Risotto; Chicken Scaloppini al Marsala; Espresso Chocolate Budino with Amaretto Whipped Cream

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Chef Pete’s True Italian Pizza 102320 (P) PS $85

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$85 2 tickets left

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 Restaurant Experience 102420 (D) SPS $95

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$95 6 tickets left

Today, more than ever, people are looking for different restaurant experiences.  Our attitudes towards food, how it is prepared, the combination of ingredients, and cultural aspects of the cuisines are increasingly important.  Street food and farmers markets are coming back in play, and the idea of local and fresh excites diners.  Come in and enjoy the experience as Chef Stephen prepares this wonderful menu for you.  Celery Root (celeriac) Bisque with Shiitakes; Corn Madeleines with Shrimp Salsa & Cranberry-Black Pepper…

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Knife Skills 103020 (P)PS $85

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 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 use. 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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November 2020

The Culinary Heart of Italy (D) 110620 – $85 Per Person

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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$85.00 26 tickets left

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

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Knife Skills 111320 (P) PS $85

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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$85 5 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 use. 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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The Flavors of the Mediterranean 111420 (D) ML $85

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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$85 10 tickets left

Food from the southern shores of the Mediterranean, with its bold flavors, colorful small plates and unhurried pace, is a natural choice for long, lingering meals. Join Chef Marilena on this culinary exploration of the deep and complex flavors of this region. Green Olive and Artichoke Tapenade; Köfte topped with Savory Tomato-Butter Sauce and Yogurt Drizzle on Toasted Pita; Lemony Bulgar salad with Coriander and Nuts; Pear Clafoutis

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Perfect Pairings – France 111920 (D) SPS, PS $95

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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$95.00 26 tickets left

From Bordeaux, to Burgundy and the Loire Valley, France has a wide range of unique wines with differing characteristics.  Each growing area has diverse climates and soil conditions which lend to the wine's flavor profile.  Then it comes to the winemaker to coax out the best from each grape varietal based on what mother Earth has provided.  Asparagus & Gruyère Tart in a Sour Cream & Black Pepper Pastry, served with Rosé; Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops in Leek & Champagne…

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Feast Before the Turkey 112020 (D) EW $85

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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$85 12 tickets left

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so why not start the feasting early? Sit back and relax before the hectic holiday starts and enjoy a different feast before the turkey shows up. Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs with Shrimp; Roast Pork with Milk from Anthony Bourdain, Savory Zucchini and Cheddar Clafoutis, Green Bean and Shallot Sauté; Raspberry, Cherry Crumble, Brown Butter Ice Cream

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December 2020

The Dinner Party – I 120420 (D) SPS $85 per person

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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$85 26 tickets left

Successful dinner parties are more than just the food that is served. A truly successful dinner party is one where the hosts actually spend time with their guests!  This menu blends ease with panache and will please family and friends alike.  Join Chef Stephen as he shares some easy steps you can take to ensure that your next dinner party is a success. Risotto with Wild Mushrooms & Asparagus; Arugula & Radicchio Salad with Bacon Batons & Orange Segments; Breast…

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Greek Christmas Baking 120520 (D) ML $85 per person

December 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 12 tickets left

Just in time for the Holidays! You'll be the most popular gift-giver with these easy-to-make and elegant Greek Christmas desserts - though you might be tempted to keep some for yourselves. Join Chef Marilena as she shows you how to make these delicious treats, perfect for the holiday season.Almond Butter Cloud Cookies (kourabiedes); Baklava Filo Bites with Chocolate Drizzle (baklavadakia); Honey Drenched Orange and Walnut Cookies (melomakarona);

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Knife Skills 120520 (P) PS $85 per person

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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$85 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 use. 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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Christmas Great Dinner 121220 6:30 – 10 pm (D) SPS, PS $125

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. N.W.
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
$125 12 tickets left

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! Lobster Bisque; Lemon-Shallot Scallops; Fennel, Orange & Parmigiano Salad; Fillet of Beef with Madeira Sauce;…

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