Best of Cincinnati 2014

 


 

October

Ellen Mueller

Ellen’s Greek Grill
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

In this demonstration class, Ellen brings the sun-sational tastes of the Greek Isles to you! As our resident Greek, she’ll introduce you to a new grilled way to serve traditional stuffed grape leaves and the sides that make a great Mediterranean meal.

On the Menu

  • Greek White Sangria
  • Greek Farmer’s Salad with Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Beef-Stuffed Grape Leaves with Tomato Sauce and Feta Dressing
  • Lemon Pearl Couscous
  • Green and Yellow Beans with Olive-Shallot Butter
  • Orange Yogurt Cake

Tuesday, October 28 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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November

Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Gifts from the Kitchen - Making Spirits Bright
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

We’ll help you make spirits bright this holiday season with delicious and inspiring gifts from the kitchen. Toast the season of giving with an Amaretto Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy the rest of class sampling the newest culinary gifts on our "Nice" list!

On the Menu

  • Small-Batch Amaretto
  • Smoky Tomato Ketchup
  • Apricot Bourbon Mustard
  • Blackberry-Brandy Vinaigrette
  • Bittersweet Bacon Chutney
  • Red Chili and Cheddar Crackers
  • Grape Tomato Jam
  • 6-Minute Glazed Pecans
  • Olive Oil Granola
  • Smoked Ham, Leek and Gruyère Galette
  • Pecan Pie Muffins
  • Candy Cane Kiss Kettlecorn
  • Nutella Cherry Hazelnut Fudge
  • Royal Wedding Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Tuesday, November 4 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $55.00 per person

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Wednesday, November 5 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $55.00 per person

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Friday, November 7 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $55.00 per person

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Saturday, November 8 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $55.00 per person

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Rita Heikenfeld

Meals in a Bowl
with Rita Heikenfeld at the Fairfield Location

Uncommonly delicious dishes that are one-bowl meals! Everything you need in a meal is served up easily for a family and guests alike. Rita will share tips, tricks and surprising twists you won’t want to miss!

On the Menu

  • Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew - spicy and warm
  • Jalapeno Cheese Bread - perfect with soups and stews
  • Ribollita - a hearty Tuscan soup
  • Pad Thai with Shrimp - a flavorful, simplified version
  • Blueberry Crisp - sweet oat topping gives a crispy crunch

Tuesday, November 11 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Madhu Singha
Hands On

Hands-On: Classic Indian Cuisine with a European Twist
with Madhu Singha at the Fairfield Location

The Europeans entered India by the 15th century looking for new lands to conquer. Inevitably this led to the creation of fusion foods which have become closely associated with Indian cuisine and are well known dishes.

On the Menu

  • Mulligatawny Soup - a savory British creation
  • Chicken Vindaloo - a Portuguese-inspired favorite
  • Chicken Tikka Masala - warm and spicy British dish
  • Fugad de Repolho - a simple cabbage and coconut Portuguese combination

Wednesday, November 12 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Ellen Mueller
Hands On

Hands-On: Grilling Flatiron Steaks with Ellen
with Ellen Mueller at the Fairfield Location

The flatiron steak is gaining in popularity. When grilled to perfection, this juicy, deep-flavored steak is the centerpiece of the plate. Learn how to prepare this cut of beef with Ellen, our in-house grill expert.

On the Menu

  • Baked Gouda with Brandy and Walnuts
  • Grilled Citrus-Herb Rubbed Flatiron Steaks with Olive Tapenade
  • Warm Potato Salad with Arugula
  • Garlic-Parmesan Green Beans
  • Spiced Carrot Cake

Tuesday, November 18 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Wednesday, November 19 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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Leigh Ochs

Chip Emmerich

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: An Afternoon with Burnet Ridge Winery
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs, Chip Emmerich and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

The Cooking School hosts a sumptuous holiday dinner paired with delicious Burnet Ridge Wines. When the weather turns chilly, Chip joins Leigh and Dave for an afternoon of fine food and wine suited for any special occasion.

On the Menu

  • Wild Mushroom Soup with Thyme and Cognac
  • Green Salad with Gorgonzola and Hazelnut Stuffed Pears, Crisp Pancetta and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
  • Rosemary Crusted New York Strip Roast with Port-Balsamic Sauce
  • Stuffed Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar
  • Haricots Verts with Herb Butter
  • Dark Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate-Red Wine Glaze
  • Chip’s Wine Selection
  • Pinot Gris
  • Tuscan/Sangiovese
  • 3 Kings Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Purple Trillium

Saturday, November 22 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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John Bostick
Hands On

Hands-On: Homemade Italian Pizza
with John Bostick at the Fairfield Location

Turn your kitchen into an Italian pizzeria! John will explain the basics of pizza making - from the fundamentals of dough to techniques for creating bubbly hot pizzas in a home oven. Create, eat, ask and enjoy!

On the Menu

  • Tomato Pizza Sauce
  • John’s "Sure-Fire" Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Margherita
  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Pizza Insalata with Basil Vinaigrette
  • Spiced Carrot Cake

Tuesday, November 25 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $65.00 per person

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December

Leigh Barnhart Ochs

A Plate Full of Christmas Cookies
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Fill your home and cookie jar with the spirit of Christmas! Leigh’s collection of very merry, Santa-worthy cookies are sure to please friends and family. Start your season of baking early with these all new holiday cookies. Nibble cookies and enjoy a light snack during the class.

On the Menu

  • Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti
  • Sparkling Luxardo Cherry Cookies
  • Gilded Dark Chocolate Stars
  • Red Velvet Crinkles
  • Raspberry Almond Cookie Slices
  • Pecan Chews with Small-Batch Bourbon
  • Vintage Cinnamon Crisps
  • Orange-Coconut Rum Balls
  • Millionaire Toffee Bars

Thursday, December 4 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Friday, December 5 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Carol Tabone

Dave Schmerr
Wine and Food

Wine and Food: Carol’s Traditional Christmas Dinner
with Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr at the Fairfield Location

Join Carol for this festive class while she prepares her traditional family recipes. You will learn how to make homemade ravioli while Dave accompanies the class with an outstanding wine selection!

On the Menu

  • My Mom’s Crab Dip with Vegetable Dippers
  • Ravioli Two Ways: Spinach/Ricotta filling and Sausage/Ricotta filling
  • Carol’s Best Meatballs and Sausage simmered in a rich Tomato Sauce
  • Mixed Green Salad with Pears and Almonds - tossed with Balsamic Dressing
  • Cheese Course
  • Carol’s Favorite Tiramisu
  • Dave’s Wine Selection
  • Champagne - a wine that goes well with any dish!
  • Chianti Classico - medium-bodied, rich with a red cherry overtone
  • Rosso di Montalcino - Sangiovese at its best
  • Barolo - a rich complex red from Northern Italy

Saturday, December 13 | 12:00 - 3:00pm | $65.00 per person

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Susan Diehl

The Season to Celebrate
with Susan Diehl at the Fairfield Location

As the holiday season approaches, join Susan for a stress-free dinner party with a spectacular do-ahead menu. Enjoy the magic of the season with friends and family without the hustle and bustle.

On the Menu

  • Cranberry Framboise Martini
  • Arugula, Orange and Grapefruit Salad
  • Beef Brisket with Wild Mushrooms, Cranberries and Rosemary
  • Marmalade Glazed Carrots with Candied Pecans
  • Potato, Celery Root and Fontina Gratin
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Tuesday, December 16 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | $50.00 per person

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Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Simple Soups 5
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs at the Fairfield Location

Our annual end-of-the-year class! Everyone enjoys a bowl of hot soup and this year Leigh ladles up a distinctive menu of delicious soup that will see you through the shiver of cold winter days.

On the Menu

  • Winter Vegetable Soup with Coconut Milk and Pears
  • Hearty Lentil and Ham Soup
  • Baked Potato and Leek Soup with Cheddar and Bacon
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup
  • Quick Onion Cheese Bread
  • Lemon Fig Olive Oil Cake with Fig Mascarpone Gelato

Thursday, December 18 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | $50.00 per person

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