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Burgers, Potatoes and Duct Tape: Survival Cooking for Men & those who love them-Simply Tasty Nutrition Program: Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND
June 23, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
$65 ($60 for members)
Register for Burgers, Potatoes and Duct Tape
Join Cindy for a lively class on many other useful items for your culinary tool kit! Cindy will demonstrate a simple approach to cooking and how to transform basic ingredients into gastronomic delights like how to build the best flippin burger. “Lettuce” show you how to create some unique burgers and escape the ordinary ol’ beef patties. “Catsup” on some nutrition information and put a new twist on an old-fashioned cookout! Casual cookin’ to rave about!
Sunday, July 8 and August 5, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
Each Class: $65 ($60 for members)
Registered Dietitians Emily Weeks and Dixya Bhattarai welcome you to their summer cooking series entitled, Gather: Garden to Table. A fun, hands-on class that promotes seasonal cooking and a love for food. Refine your kitchen skills and explore new ways to incorporate fresh in-season produce from your garden or local grocer. Great for all levels of experience, from seasoned cooks to beginners looking to expand their culinary skills.
July 8: Summer Garden Picnic
Register for Gather Cooking on July 8
The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful backdrop to share a special picnic experience with your loved ones. Join us to learn cooking techniques for garden-inspired small-plates, tips on preparing a stress-free menu that are perfect to bring people together. We will create some of our favorite small plates like antipasto skewers, assorted tartine, Sicilian potato salad, and even learn how to make homemade blackberry curd cheesecake.
August 5: Hearty Seasonal Salads
Register for Gather Cooking on August 5
Nothing tastes better than a refreshing salad in the middle of the blazing heat of summer. We will teach the art of well-composed salad inspired from seasonal and local ingredients and play around with thoughtful pops of color and bursts of flavors and textures. After this class, you will no longer be intimidated by the idea of making your salad dressing, including a punchy vinaigrette or a creamy herb buttermilk dressing.
Herb-alicious Ideas for Quick Summer Meals
July 21, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
$65 ($60 for members)
Register for Herb-alicious
Muddle up to a refreshing mocktail, mix some tender greens into a salad, dress up your meat, smother your veggies in a pungent pesto….fresh herbs are more than a garnish! They’re the star of everything fresh and can transform a dish from ho-hum to yum. Cindy will show you how to get the most out of every bunch including how to wash ‘em, store ‘em, cut ‘em and how to grow these culinary treasures!
You Don't Need a Grill to Grill-Cooking Class
July 22, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
$150 per couple ($140 members)
This cooking class is a hands-on instructional adventure that shows how to develop char and bold flavors commonly associated with outside charcoal grilling. Two top chefs from Gil's Elegant Catering, including Chef Jayson Jones, will lead the class, and Gil's attentive wait staff will help serve the meal and wine. The menu includes chili and lime shrimp watermelon cubes, flank steak with goat cheese on toast, strawberry spinach salad, pan seared pork tenderloin, roasted summer vegetables, and bourbon peach and raspberry crisps.
Stirring the Pot Before Tying the Knot- Bride to-Be - Presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering
August 4, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
$65 ($60 for Members)
Register for Stirring the Pot
Are you a bride-to-be who is a real foodie but wants to have more kitchen confidence? Consider this innovative bride-to-be culinary party that will help you unravel the mysteries of the kitchen. We’ll choose a cuisine and recipes that speak to your culinary personality and have your guests interacting, laughing and sipping on some bubbly! A hands-on small group learning and eating experience is the perfect activity to be transformed from kitchen coward to a real gourmand!
"Over The Top" Tapas - Presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
$150 per couple ($140 members)
“Over The Top” Tapas is an exciting class that will propel you beyond your fears of super flavor small bites. You will learn to extract and impact the flavors of Spanish cuisine through hands on learning. $150 per couple ($140 Member Couple)
Family Fun in the Kitchen, Presented by Young Chefs Academy
Saturday, September 16; Saturday December 22, 1:00 - 2:30pm, Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion
Price: $20 for adults | $10 for Children
Register for September 16 Young Chef Academy - Kids can cook their own School Lunch
Register for December 22 Young Chef Academy -
This endowed series encourages parents or grandparents to spend quality time with younger members of their family. Hands-on classes are geared towards children ages 5-8 and an accompanying adult. Class size is limited, so sign up early.
A Tasteful Place Events in 2018 are supported by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.