Thursday, February 17, 2011

Salt

Let me start off this post by saying I am sorry, I now realize that alot of the "cool/different" things I do such as a coupon class and this cooking class are things that you my friends and followers would like to do to! SO I am going to try from here on out by announcing things as I find them and not only talking about them AFTER the fact! Last night I did a cooking class/5 course dinner with my mom at the International pantry in Norman.These classes sell out in about 5minutes after they are posted and always have a wait list (they only allow 12 per class) so for starters friends....go to the International Pantry website and sign up to be on the mailing list and you can hear about future classes if this is something you like. They are usually $50 a person! You can visit their site thru a link at the end of my post.............
Mom & Me
The class last night was "Salt" uh hello....yumm! And it was taught by the executive Chef at Cheevers in OKC Mark. And remember a while back I won a brunch contest for Cheevers by giving him (the chef) the idea of Maple Bacon Bread pudding? Well, he remembered me and actually told me he used that as a dessert recipe in the last class he taught! WOW!!!!!!!!!
Ok, ignore the paper goods that is what they use to be easy and efficient............
Course One; Kiwi-Lime Consume in a watermelon shooter finished with Sel gris (divine and makes me excited for Spring)
Course Two; Zucchini and Honeydew Salad salt cooked with Hand shaved manchego and ripe strawberries!
LOVED this so much! And yes, I will be making this again!
Course Three; Black Truffle Scented Seared Filet Brochette with creme fraiche!
This was more than good, this picture does not do it justice! OMG! And I laid out the big bucks and went home with some of my very own black truffle salt! *swoon*
Course Four; Fleur de Sel Crisped Atlantic Striped Bass, Hasselback potatoes studded with garlic and black sea salt topped with local honey roasted corn relish!
This was so light and filling at the same time! I helped mom finish hers (shocker)
Course Five; Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Sunday laced with Blood Orange olive oil and vanilla bean whip cream!
Ok, I know this sounds so weird......olive oil on ice cream? This was the best thing I have ever tasted! The oil was so delectable I could of eaten it with a spoon and the salt gave it the best finish!
Of course I love Cheevers but now after taking such a wonderful class I am an even bigger fan!!! And yes, I did buy some stuff but it is a secret because I got the same stuff for someone who reads my blog that has a Birthday next week! (wink wink)
The Chef was so nice, down to earth and gifted! Just writing this post I am salivating all over my keyboard!
SUCH a fun night! And my mom and I are both signed up for Italian Cooking in May by another local chef! Can not wait! To visit the International Pantry site click HERE!
And for Cheevers click HERE!

2 comments:

Katie Jo said...

All I can say is YUM!

Caroline said...

All of those courses look so so amazing! Salt is one of my favorite things. We had olive oil + sea salt gelato for the first time at a great little tapas place called Baretta in San Francisco - it was so so amazing! I was so excited to learn a place here in Salt Lake makes it too :)
I have totally got to check out Cheevers if I'm ever in Oklahoma City!

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