10/30: WCC Cooking Class at Café of Love

1 Mon., Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83194 Café of Love, 38 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco 914-242-1002, www.cafeofloveny.com and www.ladleoflove.com Thanksgiving Love! We honor you, Mr. Turkey, but sides are the stars of this grateful gathering. Proprietor and Executive Chef Leslie Lampert takes traditional sides and spins them into superstars using seasonal crops from neighboring farms. For a buffet or an intimate family celebration, these seasonal sides will be the talk of your table! A class that teaches restaurant techniques with easy-to-follow recipes. Start with cheese and crudities to keep [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:57:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

10/28: WCC Cooking Class at MP Taverna

1 Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor; optional signed cookbook additional $25). #83193 MP Taverna, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington 914-231-7854, www.michaelpsilakis.com Weekend/Cookbook! Enjoy a Greek feast from Michelin star chef Michael Psilakis who has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. We’ll learn from his latest cookbook Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way;optional purchase of signed copy for $25 class rate. Chef Michael or his house chef will teach three recipes from his cookbook: crudite and pita chips with Mediterranean salsa; sautéed chicken thighs in sweet and sour salsa; and [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:51:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/26: WCC Cooking Class at The Horse & Hound Inn

1 Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:00-8:00 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83192 The Horse & Hound Inn, 94 Spring Street, South Salem 914-763-3108, www.thehorseandhoundinn.com Historic Inn – Ghosts? During the twenty years the Vales have owned the Inn, there have been several sightings of spirits, including during our classes. Husband and wife team Silvano and Sue will be our hosts, possibly along with some friends to keep us in the “spirit!” Our generous hosts always start our night with an amuse bouche: tonight will be beets and goat cheese. We’ll learn to make butternut squash [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, recipe, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/25: WCC Cooking Class at Dolphin Yonkers

1 Wed., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor; optional wine pairing additional $9). #83191 Dolphin, 1 Van Der Donck Street, Yonkers 914-751-8170, www.dolphinrbl.com Waterfront Seafood! This is a unique waterfront restaurant with an eclectic menu featuring many regional influences; the large outdoor gardenlike seating area overlooks the Palisades and Hudson River, including a mini beach. Chef Jason Perez teaches us about seafood; we’ll make crab cakes (lump crabmeat with chipotle aioli, pineapple salsa, and potato pancakes); Spanish paella (mixed seafood, chicken, spicy chorizo, and saffron rice)’ and a flourless chocolate torte. Our [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:59:17+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

10/24: WCC Cooking Class at DeCicco & Sons Armonk

1 Tues., Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83190 DeCicco & Sons, 17 Maple Avenue, Armonk (Demo Kitchen-2nd floor) 914-499-1100, www.deciccoandsons.com Oktoberfest! A family owned and operated specialty grocery store offering an upstairs bar serving local beers and wine, a Bocce court and a demonstration kitchen. Chef Steve will teach the techniques used to make some of their catering specialties along with a chance to help prep. Travel to Germany for some ethnic fare, such as grilled bratwurst on a pretzel bun with mustard beer sauce and crispy fried chicken schnitzel with [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:32+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, craft beer, event, savory, westchester|0 Comments

10/23: WCC Cooking Class at Exit 4 Food Hall

1 Mon., Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #83189 Exit 4 Food Hall, 153 East Main Street, Mount Kisco 914-241-1200, www.exit4foodhall.com Different Venues – One Roof! Owner Isi Albanese’s space allows you to choose among a number of food stations and enjoy the communal experience. The emphasis is on locally-sourced and artisanal items, with constantly changing menus; it’s home to their famous sushi doughnut. Enjoy learning about wood-fire roasted Calabrian cauliflower and parsnips topped with spicy honey; shaved fennel salad with arugula, Reggiano, and lime white balsamic vinaigrette; lumache pasta with Brussels [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:52:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|chefs, event, westchester|0 Comments

A Taste of Westchester Cooking Class at Mambo 64

My first encounter with Arlen Gargagliano was brief—a quick photo op with fellow Small Bites bloggers at The Valley Table's kickoff party for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. A few months later, I found myself face to face with the friendly food-lover again, this time at the Westchester Wine & Food kickoff party. When I told her I was coming to her cooking class (organized through Westchester Community College's A Taste of Westchester series, she smiled and hugged me, giddy with excitement. She's the kind of person who's enthusiasm is contagious…and officially one of my favorites. Fast forward to the cooking [...]

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