“Just picture a great big steak —
Fried, roasted or stewed.
If wonderful, marvelous, glorious food is what you long for, too, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s 2016 slate of culinary classes is for you.
Ice cream. Smoothies. Fish. Pasta. Grilled cheese. Pies. Seafood. Our culinary program covers a wide range of foods with classes to suit serious foodies, cooking newbies and everyone in between. Three cooking series are returning in 2016, with one new addition. All classes are taught by the Institute’s culinary director, certified executive chef Robert Hall.
Four Chef’s Tasting Dinners on the calendar for next year:
- Taste of the Titanic
- Taste of Brazil
- Taste of Italy
- A Victorian Christmas
Each is a multicourse culinary experience with 10–15 “tasting courses.” Tasting courses are small portions that capture the essence of a certain dish in just a few bites. These thematic dinners are designed for couples or pairs. Held on a Friday or Saturday night, they include the meal, wine pairings, overnight accommodations and a continental breakfast the following morning. Cost is $235 per person.
If you think cooking from scratch can’t be fast, easy, healthy and fun, think again. The 2016 Made From Scratch lineup includes such classes as:
- Practically Perfect Pizza
- One-Pot Meals
- Terrific Tailgating
- Healthy Substitutions
In these demonstration-only classes, you’ll learn the best culinary practices and techniques required to make a delicious dish from pure, simple ingredients. Plus, you’ll get to sample what’s on the menu, so you won’t go home hungry. Held Tuesdays from 6–8 p.m., each class costs $15 per person.
Looking to brush up on basic cooking methods and techniques? Then the new Saturday Chef Series is for you. These three-hour classes combine demonstration and hands-on cooking with themes like:
- Hot Breakfast
- Pasta, Pasta
- The Cheaper Chicken
- Holiday Desserts and Confections
Classes start at 10 a.m. and cost $45 per person.
Enjoy some downtime with your significant other, or even a close friend, while learning how to make a delicious meal for two. Classes that are back by popular demand include:
- Rosemary Shrimp Scampi
- Grilled Ribeye
- Lemon-Butter Orange Roughy
- Asiago Chicken
After a demonstration on how to cook the night’s entree, you will step up to the stove together and practice your new skills. You’ll then enjoy the meal you’ve prepared at a candlelit table for two. Usually held on a Friday or a Saturday night, this class includes a four-course meal, overnight accommodations and a continental breakfast the following morning. Cost is $125 per person.