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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!  Classes are limited to 12 students, depending on the program, to ensure that everyone can effectively participate.

 

CLASS  REGISTRATION

To register for a class or an event, please call 831-393-1042 and be prepared to give you credit card information to secure your place in the class. For more information email Linda@stonecreekkitchen.com.

Cancellation policy: If you cannot attend the class you have registered for we will gladly reschedule you for another class in the future, if you call at least 3 days in advance.  If you cannot be rescheduled another class, we will refund your fee. Less than 3 days notice will result in loss of your class fee unless your seat can be filled by another student.   If Stone Creek Kitchen must cancel a class, you may elect to take another class in the future or obtain a refund, whichever you prefer.

 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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.  She has been teaching cooking classes for almost 20 years. For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.

Kari Bernardi, aka the Super Natural Chef, is  a certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Instructor. She is the founding Director of CSU Monterey Bay’s Farm to School Partnership  and former Faculty Member of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Kari has been instrumental in writing healthy school food policies, bringing fresh organic fruits and vegetables into schools and teaching farm fresh nutrition education to students around the world. For over 20 years Kari has shared her teaching expertise to help people thrive on a plant-based diet and has taught students from 5 years old to 95 years young.

 

EVENT  SCHEDULE

 

 

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

Thursday, February 4                                               

6:30 – 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 ingredients found readily available. 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 including the ins and outs of wasabi, soy sauces and vinegars.  Enjoy 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, menu tasting and adult beverages.

 

Class: Warm Up With Flavors of Thailand  SOLD OUT    See below for another Thai class on March 30

Tuesday, February 9                                     

6:30 – 9:00 pm                                   

$70

The flavors of Thailand are simultaneously calming and invigorating. 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 employ in flash! Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.

  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad
  • Green Curry Mussels with Basil & Rice
  • Crunchy Sweet Chili Cabbage Salad with Coconut Shrimp

 

Chocolate Tasting  SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 11                                             

7:00 – 8:30 pm                                  

$25

Treat your Valentine! Taste 20 incredible chocolates from around the world. Discover why “milk” is making a comeback and chocolate chips are not just for cookies anymore. This tasting is a chocolate lover’s dream. Event includes tasting handout, a brief talk about how chocolate is made including how to best taste each chocolate. Tasting in includes solid chocolate, rich hot chocolate and chocolate cookies. Wine is available for purchase. We suggest you have a bite to eat prior to attending this event.

 

Class: Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast     SOLD OUT  – See below for another Moroccan class on May 12

Thursday, February 25                                 

6:30 – 9:00 pm                                  

$75

Each month we like to take a journey to North Africa, Join us for this trip to the land of spice markets and savory Tagines. In this class we will discover authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build such incredible exotic flavors.

  • Crispy Briouts filled with Artichoke & Sheep Cheese served with spicy harrisa
  • Spicy Chickpea & Tomato Soup
  • Blood Orange Salad with Mint & Honey
  • Lamb Tagine with Figs and Olives                                              

 

Class:  Entertaining with Family & Friends – Duck Duck Goose!   

We have added another night  – Wednesday, March 9  SEATS AVAILABLE

Thursday, March 10  SOLD OUT                                          

6:30 – 9:00 pm                                  

$75

Casual entertaining at home with friends can be one of the most rewarding arts to learn.

This class focuses on creating formulas that work together time after time. This makes mixing and matching different food from around the world a snap! Duck Duck Goose will focus on three distinct formulas inspired by the French countryside. An over-the-top menu that won’t make you sweat.

  • Smoked Duck Breast with Sour Cherries and Soft Cheeses
  • Crispy Duck Confit, Root Vegetable Smas, Silky Spinach Bathed in Red Wine Reduction
  • Butter Lettuce Salad with Pomegranate & Pears bathed in Pear Vinaigrette served with Velvety Goose Pate on a Rye Skillet Crouton

 

Tasting:  Cheese!       

Tuesday, March 15                                       

7:00 – 8:30pm                                                

$25

Taste 12 incredible sheep and goat’s milk cheeses from around the world. Discover why  “the milk” is everything and why Cailfornia goat’s milk cheese is not just “kidding” around anymore. Event includes a brief talk relating to how the cheeses are made and how to best taste them, a tasting information sheet, and cheese tasting. Wine available for purchase.

 

(Winemaker)  Dinner  in  the  Kitchen ~ Featuring  Baker  &  Brain  Wines

Friday, March 18                                           

7:00 pm                                                          

$125

We are kicking off our Dinner series for 2016 with one of our favorite winemakers, Baker & Brain – a small production, solar powered, sustainably certified winery down San Luis Obispo. This will be our 4th annual Dinner in the Kitchen featuring this winery.   So, prepare to taste 4 or 5 wines, paired with a seasonally spectacular menu – which is still a work in progress – while learning how they were made from the winemaker, Matt Brain.  As usual, this will be a casual dinner party held in Stone Creek Kitchen’s teaching kitchen. Enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” as your dinner is prepared while you watch.  Tables of 8 seat guests communally (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. 

 

Class:  Spring Into Brunch ~ Get inspired for Easter Sunday!      

Tuesday, March 22                                       

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$65

There is nothing quite like relaxing into a midday feast ~ that great combination of yummy breakfast mixed with elegant savory fair. This class will focus on really easy but fabulous formulas to provide you with the basis for an unforgettable experience with family and friends. Learn tips and tricks on how to prep ahead and how to create and present and amazing meal.

  • Sparkling Cava Cocktails
  • Scones with Devon Cream & Jam
  • Roasted Asparagus with Jamon Serrano
  • Crispy Potato Nests with Silky Spinach, Juicy Egg and Smoked Salmon

 

Class:  Warm up with Flavors of Thailand         This class offered on 3 nights      

Tuesday, March 29  SOLD OUT                              

Wednesday, March 30  A few seats available

Thursday, March 31   More seats available                          

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$70

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! Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.

  • Silky Fresh Roll with Peanut Sauce
  • Panang Curry with Spicy Duck
  • Coconut Scented Rice

 

Class: Shabu Shabu (Asian Hot Pot) Class

Tuesday, April 5                                           

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$65

Love our Sushi American Style classes? As always our focus will be on paying tribute by using authentic ingredients combined with proven techniques.  This class will share how to create a delicious Hot Pot experience at home.  From creating a rich Kombu cooking broth, choosing the best beef and seafood and 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, menu tasting and a glass of wine or beer.  Note: You will share a hot pot with another student so come prepared for a family style feast!

 

Class: Fresh Exotic Arabia     This class offered on 2 nights 

Thursday, April 7     2 seats left

Tuesday, April 12     3 seats left                                                      

6:30 – 9:00 pm                                                                  

$75          

This class shares refreshingly new take on a very traditional cuisine. As always, we have a few twists to update the warm exotic flavors of such a delicious and century’s old culture. Close your eyes and inhale the luscious aromas of roses and citrus flower. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Garden Oasis of Mint, Walnuts and Sheep Cheese drizzled with scented Olive Oil and served with Warm Bread
  • Succulent Turmeric Chicken Finished with Tart Sumac and Honey
  • Treasure Chest of Grains, Herbs & fruity Pomegranate Seeds
  • Sour Cherries over Rose Petal Yogurt

 

Class:  Fish Techniques – The Next Step  (This class repeated on a second night)                         

Wednesday, April 20                                     

Thursday, April 21                                        

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$70

Learn to create these show stoppers at home! Roasting and grilling fish are delicious and consistent ways to prepare healthy satisfying seafood at home. Seafood is a perfect lean protein for creating flavorful soups and stews. Discover tips and tricks to roast, grill and stew your way towards perfectly cooked fish in a flash. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Clam and Cod Chowder with Meyer Lemon
  • Roasted Phyllo wrapped Salmon with Buttery Sautéed Greens
  • Stuffed Trout wrapped in Vine Leaves bathed in Beurre Blanc

 

Class: Crazy Good Vegetarian – Let’s Get Savory

Tuesday, April 26                                         

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$65     

Learn to create 3 wholesome dishes that are both delicious and unique. Incorporate more nutritious ingredients into every meal while never giving up flavor or satisfaction! This class will include instruction, recipes, menu tasting and glass of wine.

  • Ruby & Garnet soup, silky smooth and delish beets for days!
  • Savory Stuffed Pita with Eggplant, Seitan, Harissa, Fresh Pickles and Spiced Yogurt
  • Basmati, Chickpea Confetti with Crispy Shallots and Golden Raisins

 

Class: Entertaining with Family & Friends ~ A French Feast

Thursday, April 28                                       

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$75     

Casual entertaining at home can be one of the most rewarding arts to learn. This class focuses on creating formulas that work together time after time. This makes mixing and matching different food from around the world a snap! A French Feast will focus on three distinct formulas taking their inspiration from the French countryside. An over the top menu that won’t make you sweat.

  • Pate en Croute – Country Style Pate wrapped in Puff Pastry
  • Butter Leaf Salad with Baby Green Beans, Herb Wrapped Cheve and Quail’s Eggs bathed in a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Cassoulet – Duck and Sausage with Buttery Breadcrumb covered Giant Beans

 

Class:  Super Supper Salads

Tuesday, May 10                                          

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$65     

Whether it’s a big platter or bowl, a really delish salad is a great way to go for dinner. In this class we will discuss what goes into creating a great salad. Seasonality, texture, dressings and toppings! Join us and learn to create 3 super supper salads a great casual way to entertain friends and family.

  • Asian Chicken Sensation –  Succulent Tamari Chicken in knock out Sesame Chili Lime Dressing
  • Tuna Niçoise –  The French classic including a fantastic Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Crispy Kale Platter – Spiced Pecans and Feta Cheese crown this gorgeous platter of fruity Kale bathed in Apple Cider Vinaigrette

 

Class:  Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast

Thursday, May 12                                       

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                               

$75

Each month we like to take a journey to North Africa, Join us for this trip to the land of spice markets and savory Tagines. In this class we will discover authentic ingredients while learning the simple techniques that build such incredible exotic flavors.

  • Housemade Harissa, Warm Bread, Olives, Stuffed Dates and
  • Spicy Chickpea Soup
  • Chicken Bastilla – Tender Spiced Chicken, Almonds & Onions wrapped in Crispy Pastry
  • Milk Pudding with Pistachio and Rose Water

 

 

 

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.”