Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Italian Cooking

SO on Monday night I "cashed" in on one of my Birthday presents ......Italian Cooking class with my mom! This was at the same place as the Salt class we took earlier this year the International Pantry in Norman! These classes are amazing and did I mention you get a 6-7 course meal?!?!
Here is mom and I ready to get our grub on and of course we left with a few new things! HA
This class was taught by the Chef's at the Museum Cafe downtown and they worked together like clockwork it was kinda nice to just watch them work together the way the moved was like watching choreography. They have even competed in several culinary competitions and did very well!
Course 1: Ramp Pesto with fresh bruschetta on a toast point!
I loved the combination of the homemade pesto and the bruschetta both on the same toast point! It was so fresh and good!
Course 2: Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette over mixed greens with candied walnuts and gorgonzola
I love figs and all the strong flavors mixed so well together! Yumm
Course 3: Eggplant Rollatini with Ricotta and Mozzarella topped with homemade Pomodoro Sauce
This was amazing and did you know that when cooking with Eggplant you should soak the sliced eggplant in salt water to decrease the bitterness? I didn't....great tip!
Course 4: Barley Soup
This was an amazingly savory soup that I loved.....one of my favorite courses of the night!
Course 5: Chicken Picatta with Saffron Rice
This is always a great dish and I loved how they paired it with Saffron rice, perfect!
The class area had these great mirrors up so we could see what was going on on top of the stove! And they limit the number of people in the class to 20 so it is a small manageable group and you can feel like yo are getting more of a 1 on 1 service!
Course 6: Fruti de mare (Seafood Linguini)
This wasn't my moms favorite dish but I LOVE mussels and calamari where as she doesn't so much! I really loved this dish and can't wait to make it at home!
Course 7: Tiramisu
You know I have never really been a big fan of Tiramisu I feel like it is always soggy and too strong! But let me tell you.....this was one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth! The custard they made was TOO die for, I literally could of licked out the bowl! And the ladyfingers were still crisp which I loved! Man, I sure hope when I make this it will taste at least 1/2 as good!
We had such a great time like always!! To find a cooking class at the International Pantry click HERE!
And to go and see the chef's in action you should go to the Museum Cafe, to learn more click HERE!

2 comments:

Bunnycas said...

I LOVE Mussell's! Othello's has a delicious Black Mussel Dish...How Fun! I had no idea they had classes there?!

Marisa said...

Oh mu gosh this looks delish! Especially the eggplant rollatini-- yum!

Loved the pics from the murder mystery dinner by the way. What fun!

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