Classes & Events

STIR THINGS UP!

STIR THINGS UP!Our satisfaction comes from sharing what we know.  Good cooking and great eating can be as easy as combining a few fresh ingredients with a little bit of know-how. Kristina, and our guest teachers, revel in introducing people to great food, simple formulas, tested techniques and creative recipes.  Our goal, when you come to our kitchen, is to inspire you to try new things and to have more fun in your own kitchen.

Everyone is invited to participate in our cooking classes.  We look forward to introducing you to novel ingredients, clever tools, as well as new techniques.  Many of the ingredients Kristina uses in our classes are available in our pantry so that you can recreate the recipe at home.

We teach demonstration-style in our kitchen classroom and students sit up close to the instructor so that they can see, smell and taste every detail!  Most classes are limited to 12 students, depending on the program, to ensure that everyone can effectively participate.

OUR INSTRUCTOR

Kristina Scrivani, co-proprietor of Stone Creek Kitchen, is an excellent cook and experienced teacher well known for the many cooking classes and tasting events she conducted in Whole Foods Market Salud! in Monterey’s Del Monte Center.  For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.

CLASS  REGISTRATION

To register for a class or an event, please come into the store, or call 831-393-1042 and be prepared to give your credit card information.

Most of our classes are taught demonstration style and are not “hands-on.”  Students will be served all the dishes prepared by the instructor and usually a glass or two of wine.

Join our Email List:  Our cooking classes, dinner parties and tasting events sell out very quickly.  So, consider putting your name on our email list (find link at foot of Home Page) to be among the first to hear about new additions to our schedule.

Get on the Waiting List:  We maintain a Waiting List for each event because occasionally attendees will have to cancel their attendance and seats become available.  If so, we call the folks on the Waiting List before we put out the word out to our email list subscribers.  So, if you see a class you would really like to attend, that is already SOLD OUT, call us and request to be added to the Waiting List.

Also, if we have a lot of people on the Waiting List we might add an additional date for a popular class — and you will be the first person we call!

About Groups:  We discourage groups of friends from signing up for our cooking classes.  We have found, after many years experience, that friends who attend together (quite naturally!) want to socialize. Even though we endeavor to make our classes enjoyable as well as interesting, we also expect students to be quiet and attentive during the class. We have found this is very difficult for groups who, with the best intentions, end up chatting with their neighbor throughout the class. This is distracting for the instructor and unfair to the other attendees. We suggest that you consider a Tasting event or a Dinner in the Kitchen if you would like to bring a group of friends to Stone Creek Kitchen.

Class Sign Up Maximum:  We allow one person to book a maximum of 4 seats for our cooking classes.  There is no maximum for Tastings or Dinner in the Kitchen.   

Cancellation policy:  If you cannot attend the event you have registered for we will gladly reschedule you for another in the future or refund your fee with at least 3 days notice.  Less than 3 day notice will result in loss of your fee unless we can sell your seat.            

              

EVENT  SCHEDULE

 

 

Dinner in the Kitchen for Lovers       SOLD OUT!

Friday, February 17                                             

7:00 pm                                                                    

$145

This romantic and sensuous dinner in the kitchen will be prepared, as you watch and socialize, in our cozy teaching kitchen.  Seating at this special event is limited. Registration in multiples of 2 people is required.                

Pre-Fixe Menu:

  • Toast Points with Soft Quail Eggs and Caviar served with Champagne
  • Oyster’s Rockafella Creamy & Cheesy with Crispy Bacon and Kale
  • Tamarind Glazed Quail over Swank Farms Red Leaf Lettuce with fried Shallots
  • Scampi Love Nests and Pillows of Beef Tenderloin bathed in Wine Reduction
  • Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

 

Class:  Shabu Shabu (Asian Hot Pot)

2 Seats Available due to Cancellation!  Wednesday, February 22   

SOLD OUT!  Thursday, February 23                                      

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                      

$65

This class will teach you how to create a delicious and festive Hot Pot experience at home.  From making a rich Kombu cooking broth, choosing the best beef and seafood to making perfectly cooked and seasoned rice.  Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while YOU Cook your own dinner!  Class includes instruction, recipes.  Note: You will be sharing a hot pot with another student so, bring a companion and come prepared for a family style feast!  Registration of 2 people per booking is required. 

 

Class:  Turkish Small Plates   

SOLD OUT!  Wednesday, March 8

New Date!    Tuesday, May 16                                              

6:30 to 9:00 pm                                 

$80

Travel to Istanbul for this delicious romp through the maze of carts and food stalls selling spices, olives and citrus fruits. Imagine finding all the bits and pieces you need to create a sensational small bite party at home. Class includes recipes, instruction menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Warm Marinated Olives
  • Muhammara – Spicy Paprika, Roasted Walnuts and Pomegranate Molasses
  • Fava Bean Puree served with Grilled Flat Bread
  • Spiced Grape Leaves stuffed with Lamb, Rice and Lemon
  • Meatballs (Kofte) with Mint, Parsley and Walnuts cooked in Caramelized Onions

 

Class:  Cooking in the Kasbah  (offered on 2 nights)

SOLD OUT!    Tuesday, March  14                                         

SOLD OUT!  Wednesday, March 15                                         

6:30-9:00 pm                                                         

$75

One of our most popular classes is our Cookin’ in the Kasbah series!  So, we’re heading back to North Africa where the sights and smells are rich and exotic.  Join us for this trip to the land of spice markets and savory Tagines. In this class you will discover authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build layers of exotic flavors.

  • Olives, Harissa, Warm Flatbread, Garlicky Eggplant Spread and Stuffed Dates
  • Spicy Vegetable Chorba
  • Tagine of Petite Hens with Apricots, Honey and Exotic Spices
  • Fragrant Cous Cous with Saffron, Orange Flower Water and Pomegranate Seeds

 

Class:  Fish Techniques:  Stew and Chowder       (offered on 2 nights)                                       

1 Seat Left!  Tuesday, March 21 

New Date!  Wednesday, March 22                                                  

6:30 to 8:30 pm                                 

$65

Delicious seafood stews and chowders are some of the best and doable seafood recipes to prepare at home. Halibut, salmon, clams and mussels are great lean proteins for creating flavorful stocks, soups and stews. Learn to create these show stoppers at home.  Class includes instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine. 

  • Zesty Bouillabaisse Stew served with warm Baguette just out of the oven
  • Rich Clammy Seafood Chowder 

 

Class:  Sushi American Style – “Let’s Roll Again”

1 Seat Left!  Thursday, March 23                                                             

6:30 to 8:30 pm                                 

$65

Love Sushi? Looking to have some fun rolling on your own and home? This class will teach you how to create delicious sushi using easily found ingredients. These ancient formulas will inspire you to make lots of new and tasty combinations.  From Tasty Rolls to Nigiri we will roll, stack and wrap our way thru dinner.  We will also review the in’s and out’s of wasabi, soy sauces and vinegars.  Quenching your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while we create fun and doable compositions in front of you!  Class includes instruction, recipes and menu tasting.

 

Class:  Warm Up with Flavors of Thailand

SOLD OUT!    Tuesday, April 4        

New Date!      Wednesday, April 5                                                  

6:30 to 8:30 pm                                 

$65

The flavors of Thailand are both calming and invigorating at the same time. The warmth of the people, and the dishes they create, is truly a gift. Cooking with Thai flavors at home is fun and very tasty. There are many ingredients that can be stocked in the dry pantry for you to enjoy in a flash! Learn to create the rich flavor of Panang curry using your own fresh curry and chili paste. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and a glass of wine.

  • Fresh Cucumber Salad Rolls with Shrimp
  • Panang Curry
  • Fragrant Thai Jasmin Rice

 

New! Class:  Entertaining with Family & Friends – Springtime Soiree      

Tuesday, April 11                                                      

6:30 to 9:00 pm                                 

$80

Casual entertaining at home with friends can be one of the most rewarding arts to learn. This class focuses on formulas that work time after time. Mix and match different food from around the world in a snap to create an over the top menu that won’t make you sweat.

  • Petite Egg Tarts
  • Asparagus with Hollandaise and Spicy Gremolata
  • Chilled side of Salmon with Cucumbers and Yogurt served over Baby Greens and Herbs

 

Class:  Warm up with Soups That Are Truly Delish!  (offered on 2 nights)

Tuesday, April 18                                                      

Thursday, April 20                                                    

6:30 to 8:30 pm                                

$70

Soup is one of the most comforting dishes to make at home. Everyone loves to come home to a big pot of delicious soup. Soups are great because you can make them ahead, store them, freeze them, and even gift them. This class will include instruction, recipes, menu and a glass of wine!

  • Easy Provencal White Bean with Buttery Crouton
  • Roasted Tomato &Lemon with Yogurt and Mint
  • Spicy Green Chili Chicken Soup with Make-Your-Own Chips

 

Class:  The Warm Exotic Flavors of India

SOLD OUT!   Tuesday, April 25                                                      

2 Seats Left!  Wednesday, April 26   

New Date!      Thursday, April 27                                              

6:30 to 9:00 pm                                 

$75

We love the fragrant and  intense flavors of India.  Join us for this exciting exploration of the cuisine of this warm exotic destination.

  • Pappadoms with Chili Garlic Pickled Vegetables and Chutneys
  • Rich Coconut Curried Vegetables
  • Spinach and Chickpeas Stew
  • Spiced Elonga Basmati
  • Our own Naan Bread hot off the grill!

 

 Tasting:  Spanish Wine & Pinxtos!

4 Seats Available!  Tuesday, May 2   

New Date!  Thursday, May 4                                                       

6:30 to 8:30                                       

$65

What are Spanish Pintxos and how are they different from Tapas? They are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends. Typical in the Basque country, they are related to tapas. The main difference is that pinxtos are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread or chili pepper and ordered individually. These delicious savory small bites are a perfect way to entertain friends. Join us for this super fun Pinxto party! Learn to create a delicious array of options for your next party.  Class includes instruction, recipes, wine and menu tasting.

 

New!  Tasting:  Rockin’ Moroccan Small Bites!

Tuesday, May 9                                                        

6:30 to 8:30                                      

$65

Join us for this fun and festive tasting party. Travel with your taste buds to this most exciting land of exotic spices, rich savory meats and bright colorful people. We will taste 4 specially prepared small dishes each paired with a delicious French or Spanish wine. This will be a casual tasting party held in our teaching kitchen. Tables of 8 seat guests communally (so you may be seated next to someone you have not met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. Includes wine and menu tasting. This event is not suited for vegetarians.

Tasting Menu:

  • Warm Flat Bread just off the Grill; Citrus Cured Olives; Spicy Harissa and Stuffed Dates
  • Spiced B’stilla Pie
  • Soft Goat Cheese with Curried Baby Tomatoes, Honey & Mint
  • Juicy Lamb Kefta with house made Pickles, Figgy Onions and Harissa

 

Tasting:   Salami Fest!!

2 Seats Left!  Thursday, May 11                                                     

6:30 to 7:30 pm                                 

$25

Each month we like to host a tasting where we taste one particular ingredient. We learn how and where it’s made. We talk about quality standards and what makes it special. Join us for a major taste of some of our most favorite Salami. From Molinari to Levoni and Rovignati we will suffer threw them all! Wine available for purchase.

 

New!  Class:  Turkish Small Plates   

Tuesday, May 16                                              

6:30 to 9:00 pm                                 

$80

Travel to Istanbul for this delicious romp through the maze of carts and food stalls selling spices, olives and citrus fruits. Imagine finding all the bits and pieces you need to create a sensational small bite party at home. Class includes recipes, instruction menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Warm Marinated Olives
  • Muhammara – Spicy Paprika, Roasted Walnuts and Pomegranate Molasses
  • Fava Bean Puree served with Grilled Flat Bread
  • Spiced Grape Leaves stuffed with Lamb, Rice and Lemon
  • Meatballs (Kofte) with Mint, Parsley and Walnuts cooked in Caramelized Onions

 

 

REGISTRATION: To register for a class or an event, please come into the store, or call 831-393-1042 and be prepared to give your credit card information.

Cancellation policy:  If you cannot attend the event you have registered for we will gladly reschedule you for another in the future or refund your fee with at least 3 days notice.  Less than 3 day notice will result in loss of your fee unless we can sell your seat.   

Note:  Most of our classes are taught demonstration style and are not “hands-on.”