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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.

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.  She has been teaching cooking classes for almost 25 years. For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.

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.

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                                      

 

Class:  Tamale! Tamale! Tamale!         

Sold Out!  Tuesday, September 19                          

Sold Out!   Wednesday, September 20                   

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                          

$70

Learn the art of making your own MASA. Rich, moist masa is the key to all things tamale. With a delicious masa, the filing plays second fiddle. Our masa is chucked full of fresh corn and rich bone broth. Whether you stuff banana leaves or corn husks, with roasted pumpkin or soft chunks of red chili pork, you will never be satisfied with frozen store-bought tamales again! Class includes recipes, instruction, menu tasting and a glass of wine. Not suitable for vegetarians.

 

Class:  Crazy Good Holiday … Just for Starters!     

Sold Out!  Friday, October 20                                  

6:30 – 8:30 pm                                          

$75

Learn to create real holiday showstoppers. These small bites are big on flavor and presentation. Join us for this fun class including recipes, instruction, menu tasting and wine pairing.  Suitable for vegetarians.

  • Curried Sweet Potato Cakes with Spicy Harissa Yogurt
  • Italian Style “Torta” – Rich layers of Tomato, Pistachio Pesto & Goat Cheese
  • Garlicky Kale and Cambazola Cheese in Crisp Fillo Dough

 

Class:  Thanksgiving in Paris

Sold Out!  Tuesday, October 24                              

Sold Out!  Wednesday, October 25                                   

6:00 – 9:00pm                                           

$90

Take your holiday on a holiday!  Imagine the incredible aromas wafting from your kitchen while you sip your Champagne Cocktail. This class will teach you tips and tricks that will wow your family and friends while never breaking a sweat. Class includes recipes, instruction, menu tasting and champagne!  Not suitable for vegetarians.

  • The French Cheese Plate
  • Moules in Curried Pumpkin Cream (French Style Mussels)
  • Petite Salad of Baby Greens with Herbs, Dried Cranberries bathed in a Shallot Walnut Vinaigrette
  • Roast Turkey Galantine with Truffled Pork Stuffing & Cognac Gravy

 

Winemaker Dinner in the Kitchen: After the Hunt ~ A Very British Affair

featuring Wrath Vineyards

Friday, October 27                                                 

7:00 pm                                            

$145 pp includes dinner, wine, gratuity & tax

We recently sat down to a working lunch with one of our favorite wineries.  Wrath Vineyards of Monterey County. What an inspiration! From the crisp, minerality of the whites to the big, complex and velvety-ness of the reds a new menu was born.

Travel with us back in time to the days of stately house parties. Autumn is the season of the British Hunt and, after a day of riding with the hounds guests would be treated, by the Lord n’ Lady of the Manor, to hours of feasting on decadent food, delicious drink  (sometimes a murder, if movies are to be believed!) but always fun and games.  

Sabrine Rodems, Wrath’s winemaker, and Christopher Whaley, Wrath’s Marketing Manager will attend the dinner to share their wines and their knowledge of them.

Please join us in our teaching kitchen for dinner at the ultimate chef’s table. Watch and socialize over candle light as we prepare a feast right in front of you. Guests are seated communally at tables of 8 (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet) or entire tables may be reserved.  Sport your tweed! But, a stiff upper lip not required!

Each course will be complimented by the perfect Wrath wine, which we are still in the process of selecting from their vast and varied portfolio.

  • Petite Scone stuffed with Scottish Smoked Salmon, Pickled Baby Cucumber with Clotted Cream and Spicy Cracked Pepper
  • Pork & Pheasant Pie with Red Current Compote
  • Stilton & Apple Salad topped with Crispy, Grilled Quail stuffed with Chicory & Shaved Onion dripping in ”Figgie” Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  •  “Into The Woods Style” Grilled Elk Chop bathed in Red Wine Sauce
    • Crispy Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
    • English Peas with Pearl Onions
    • Creamed Spinach
  • Cream Topped Whiskey Soaked Raspberry Trifle
  • Petite Mince Pies

 

 

In November, we will publish our Event Schedule for January & February of 2018.

We do not offer any events in November and December.

 

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.”