One weekend while we were enjoying a girls' night out at an upscale mall, we wandered into Sur La Table, a posh kitchen store filled with delicious things like Le Creuset dutch ovens, fancy knives, and lots of uniquely-shaped bakeware.
So cute and so French!At the back of the store, they have an area set up for cooking classes, and we agreed that we'd have to come back for a class sometime. It's a great space, and though the classes are a little pricey, we decided to treat for ourselves. Our husbands whole-heartedly approved, seeing as they too would benefit from the spoils in the long run.
- Flatbreads with Mushrooms and Arugula Pesto
- Curried Carrot Soup
- Celery Root, Fennel and Apple Slaw
- Root Vegetable Stew with Porcini Mushrooms
- Spiced Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Sugar Icing
Everything was presented beautifully, and the chef teaching the class, Angie Lee, was an excellent instructor. There were so many tips and tidbits to appeal to both experienced and novice cooks.
Gorgons, I tell you).
The Celery Root, Fennel and Apple Slaw was pretty damned tasty too, pardon my language.
And here is the scrumptious Spiced Sweet Potato cake with brown sugar glaze--heaven on a plate.
Sur La Table nearby, and have ever considered taking a class there, I'd highly recommend it, even for the price. It was such an enjoyable experience, and educational too. I'll definitely be using what I learned in my home kitchen, and recreating these dishes for my family soon, especially since we were sent home with the recipes. If only we could have those great assistants come home with us too. I've always wanted someone to prep those tiny bowls of ingredients AND wash up after my mess!