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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:  Sensational Summer Supper – Italian Style    SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 17

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$55

Summer is the time celebrate the Dad’s and host those out of town guests. Learn some tips and tricks for feeding a crowd a couple of new family-style dishes with huge flavor.  We will talk shopping, pantry stocking, planning ahead and what to do when you haven’t!. We will taste two “home run” wines you won’t want to be without this summer.

  • Chop Salad – an incredible succulent salad piled high with heirloom tomatoes, fennel salami, provolone, radicchio, pepperoncini, and bathed in a tart red wine vinaigrette
  • Chewy Rigatoni tossed in spicy Italian sausage with white wine, garlicky green olive sauce

 

Class:  Crazy Good Vegetarian  SOLD OUT

Tuesday, July 22

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

Create 3 wholesome dishes that are both distinctive and delicious. Learn to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into every meal while never giving up flavor! This class will include instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Spicy Arugula, Jalapeño Hummus with Whole Grain Chips
  • Marinated Summer Salad of ripe market tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, shallots,  herbs and olives bathed in sherry vinaigrette
  • Rice Bowl – Pack yourself an incredible one dish meal featuring  deep flavors and interesting textures all topped off with WOW sauces you can re-create at home

 

Class:  Pies and Tarts  One Seat Left!

Thursday, July 24

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

Learn to create show stoppers at home!  The recipes for the pies and tarts you will learn to make class are just the beginning as this class will also include helpful tips and tricks to make this form of baking a breeze. Always a fabulous gift nothing says I care more than homemade pie!

  • Coconut Cream
  • Rich Chocolate with sticky Meringue
  • Mixed Berry Tart with toasted Almond Cookie Crust

 

Class:  Light and Delicious  SOLD OUT

Tuesday, July 29

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

A regular series of classes that focus on creating 3 healthy dishes that are both unique and tasty. Learn to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into every meal while never giving up flavor! These classes include instruction, recipes, menu tasting and glass of wine.

  • Grilled Vegetables with Spanish Romesco Sauce
  • Pan-Seared Fish  (type TBD by what is best & fresh that day from  fish monger)
  • Burnt, Blistered and Herb Drenched Tomatoes over Whole Grain Faro Salad with Fennel, Zucchini and Shallots

 

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

Tuesday, August 5

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

Love Sushi? Want to have some fun rolling 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 a discussion on the ins-&-outs 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:  Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast   SOLD OUT

Thursday, August 7

6:30 – 8:30pm

$75

Every month we enjoy a culinary journey to North Africa.  So, join us for a 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 such incredible exotic flavors. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Spiced Date & Carrot Spread, Spicy Harrisa with Warm Bread & Olives
  • Minty Cucumber & Tomato Salad
  • Fish Tagine with Lemon, Honey and Apricots served with Cous Cous
  • Orange Flower Pistachio Truffles

 

Class:  Summertime Soirée – Small Bite Entertaining  SOLD OUT

Tuesday, August 12

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65

Small bites are such a fun way to entertain. Learn to create 4 small dishes each paired with a delicious reasonably priced wine. Most of these dishes include ingredients that can be made in advance or purchased already prepared. This makes for a low stress and fun way to host family and friends. Class includes, instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.

    • Rich Potato Chorizo Empanadas
    • Sautéed Shrimp, Avocado Chili Lime Shooters
    • Grilled Pork Brochettes with Middle Eastern Muhammara
    • Pan seared Scallop over Cous Cous with Smokey Piquillo Puree

 

Class:  Spanish Fandango  One Seat Left! 

Thursday, August 14

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$75

Can’t you just smell the smoky zestiness that is Spain? Come travel with your taste buds and learn to make a meal that will amaze your family and friends.  Class includes instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.

  • Fried Pimientos
  • Avocado with Silky Gazpacho Dressing
  • Buttery Mushrooms with Garlic and Parsley
  • Slow Roasted Lamb with fresh Thyme and Cognac

 

Class:  Fresh Exotic Arabia

Tuesday, August 19

6:30 – 8:30pm

$75

Pack your suit case! This class shares a refreshing 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, citrus flowers and spiced lamb over a wood fire. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting and a glass of wine.

  • Silky Smooth Saffron Hummus with grilled flat bread and olives
  • Cucumber, Sheep Cheese and Chickpea Salad served with Garden Tomatoes & Herbs
  • Super fluffy Basmati Rice with Cinnamon & Raisins – Learn to wash and soak this special rice
  • Marinated Grilled Lamb Kebab – Pomegranate Molasses, Parsley and Garlic served with spiced Yogurt

 

(Winemaker) Dinner in the Kitchen ~ featuring Morgan Winery   SOLD OUT 

Friday, August 22

7:00 pm

$100

We had so much fun hosting a dinner last summer  with Dan Morgan Lee, the winemaker and owner of Morgan Winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands, that we just had to do it again!  So, come enjoy a 5 course Feast of the Fishes paired with 5 of Morgan’s wonderful wines. The ultimate “chef’s table” in our cozy teaching kitchen allows you to watch your dinner being prepared. Guests are seated communally at tables of 8 (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables can be reserved. This is not a class, but an informal dinner party.

Pre-fixe menu:

Grilled Shrimp in Chive Butter served with Sautéed Peach Salsa / Morgan’s Double L Riesling

Tomato Ice Cream and Tender Abalone / Morgan’s Double L Chardonnay

Wood fired Tuna bathed in Green Olive Garlic Sauce / Lee Family Farm Grenache

Zesty Bacalao Stew with Mussels, Squid, Potatoes & Saffron / Morgan’s Double L Syrah

Creamy Citrus Panna Cotta and Petite Hazelnut Cookies / Lee Family Farm Albarino

 

Class:  Crazy Good Vegetarian

Tuesday,  September  9

6:30 – 8:30pm

$65

Create 3 wholesome dishes that are both delicious and unique. Learn to 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.

  • Raw Beet and Radicchio Salad with Caramelized Red Onions and Grilled Artichokes Bathed in Thick Balsamic Vinegar

  • Rich Green Risotto – Spicy arugula and silky spinach make a flavorful risotto
  • Potato Rosti  with Fresh Rosemary – perfectly crispy, this is a fantastic mattress for your favorite   Salad

 

Class:  Shabu Shabu  (Hot Pot)  Class

Thursday,  September 11

6:30 – 8:30pm

$65

This class will teach you how to create a delicious Syabu Syabu (Hot Pot) experience at home.  You will learn how to create a rich cooking broth, select the best beef and seafood and make perfectly cooked and seasoned rice.  As always, we will focus on authentic ingredients combined with  proven techniques. Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or wine while YOU cook your own proteins & veggies. Class includes instruction, recipes, menu tasting. You will be sharing a hot pot with another student so come prepared for a family style feast!

 

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.

 

PRIVATE EVENTS

Stone Creek Kitchen is available for private classes, dinner parties & tasting events with advance booking.  For classes we can accommodate up to 12 students for a class or 20 guests for a dinner or tasting.   The cost depends upon the number of participants and the menu desired.  Consider us for events such as:

  • Birthday Dinners
  • Bachelorette / Bachelor Parties
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Gal Pal Gatherings and Boyz Nights Out
  • Bookclub Meetings
  • Client Appreciation Dinners
  • Corporate Hospitality

Note that we need 8 weeks notice to book a private event so that we can schedule it into our calendar of on-going classes and dinners.  Also, for the most part, we do not offer “hands-on” classes.