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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.  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”

Thursday, February 26                                        

6:30-8:30 pm

$65

Love Sushi?  Want to learn to roll your own and home? This class will teach you how to create delicious sushi using readily found ingredients. These ancient formulas will inspire you to make lots of new and tasty combinations of your own.  From Rolls to Nigiri we will roll, stack and wrap our way through dinner.  We will also discuss the ins-&-outs of wasabi, soy  sauces and vinegars. Quench 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.

 

Taste of the MonthSheep Cheeses

Tuesday, March 10                                           

7:00 to 8:00 pm                             

$25

Each month we like to give our guests an opportunity to try an abundance of one particular ingredient. This month we will taste and learn about one of our favorite types of cheese.  The intense flavor and texture of these cheeses make them perfect for the ultimate cheese board. All you need to add is the wine! Learn tips and tricks for pairing and serving cheese.  Wine, by the glass, may be purchased if desired.

 

Class: Mediterranean Feast         One Seat Available!

Thursday, March 12                                             

6:30 – 8:30pm                                

$75

The aromas! The flavors!  The olive oil!  –Delicious! J oin us for a trip to the Mediterranean where we will travel with our taste buds. Class includes instruction, recipes menu and wine tasting.

  • Honey and Cheese
  • Zesty Chickpea and Roasted Tomato Soup with Minty Pesto
  • Layered Winter Salad with Winter Veggies bathed in Herbs, Citrus & Olive Oil
  • Super Juicy Grilled Lamb Chops with Saffron Hummus

 

Delicious Dumplings!    SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 17  and Wednesday, March 18                                                        

6:30 – 8:30 pm                               

$65

Learn to create super delicious Dumplings at home. Packed with flavor these little labors of love can be a fun way to entertain. From tasty steamed and fried appetizers to comforting wonton soup this class will teach you to wrap and dip your way to dumpling heaven. Class includes, instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine to enjoy.

  • Ginger, Pork & Green Onion Pot Stickers
  • Mandarin Shrimp & Chive Dumpling
  • Imperial Wonton Soup – from the super stock to the succulent wontons

 

New!   Dinner in the Kitchen:  Magic  Carpet  Ride to Morocco  

Friday, March 20                                                   

7:00 pm                                           

$125

This month our menu will be inspired by the sights and smells of Morocco.  Please join us for this informal dinner party in our teaching kitchen and watch as your meal is prepared right in front of you.  Seating at tables of 8 is communal (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. 

  • Olives, Beef & Raisin Briouts,  housemade Harissa , stuffed Dates and spiced Carrots
  • Chicken B’stilla filled with juicy Chicken, Apricots, Cinnamon & Almonds                                               
  • Orange and Pomegranate Salad with Mint & Honey                                                                               
  • Saffron Lamb Tagine with Figs and Caramelized Onions
  • Fragrant citrus scented Cous Cous                                                                                                                                                            
  • Rose Milk Pudding and Cardamom Pistachio Cookies

 

Class: Warm Up With Soup     

Tuesday, March 31                                             

6:30- 8:30pm                                 

$65

Nothing says “welcome home” better than a hot soup on the stove.  This class focuses on seasonal ingredients and innovative tips to demystify great soup making.  Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.  Learn to make 3 delicious soups:

  • Creamy Fish Chowder
  • Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Minestrone Genovese

 

New!   Class: Shabu Shabu (Hot Pot) Class 

Thursday, April 2                                      

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                           

$65

If you enjoyed our Sushi American Style class this is a new adventure to consider.  As always, our goal is to pay tribute to this Asian cuisine by using authentic ingredients combined with proven techniques.  Learn to create a rich cooking broth, choose the best proteins, and make perfectly cooked and seasoned rice so you can create a delicious Shabu Shabu at home.  Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while YOU cook your own dinner.  Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting. 

Note:  You will be sharing a hot pot with another student in the preparation of a family style feast!

 

New!    Class: Spanish Fandango

Tuesday, April 7                                        

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                           

$75

Can you just smell the smoky, zestiest that is Spain? Join us for this trip through Spain, where we will travel with our taste buds. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.

  • Fried Pimientos
  • Chorizo Stuffed Clams
  • Empanadas
  • Jamon Serrano
  • Spanish Tortilla with Aioli
  • Spanish Chocolate Tasting

 

New!   Class:  Super Supper Salads

Tuesday, April 14                                      

6:30 – 8:30pm                                            

$65

Whether it’s a big platter or bowl, a really delish Salad for dinner is a great way to go. 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.

  • The ultimate GREEK featuring Grilled Lamb, stuffed Grape Leaves, Feta Cheese, Peppers
  • Asia Style Kale  with Grilled chicken,  Cabbages, Greens, Herbs, Greens with Sesame Yuzu dressing & Crispy Panko Topping
  • The North Beach – a pile high of Greens, Salumi, Olives and sooo much more!

 

Class:  Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast

Thursday, April 16                                                   

6:30-8:30pm                                                                 

$75

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

  • Olives, Stuffed Dates with warm Bread and house made Harissa
  • Artichoke and Sheep Cheese Briouts
  • Fish Tagine with Saffron, Honey and Lemon
  • Citrus Cous Cous with GoldeSn Raisins and Mint
  • Milk Pudding with Pistachio

 

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 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, and cannot reschedule another class, we will refund your fee.  Less than 3 day notice will result in loss of your class fee if you cannot be rescheduled for a future class. 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.

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