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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:  Warm Up with Flavors of Thailand

SOLD OUT!    Tuesday, April 4        

SOLD OUT!   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

 

Dinner in the Kitchen – Spring Fling! ~ featuring WRATH Wines 

4 Seats Available!  Friday, April 7

7:00 pm

$145 

We are celebrating the arrival of Spring with very “kicked up” menu that features both the fresh and the fabulous of the season.  The number of guests hosted at this special dinner party is limited to 18 lucky people. Enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” as your dinner is prepared while you watch.  Tables of 6 seat guests communally (so you might sit next to someone you haven’t met yet).  We will be pouring some very special, premium WRATH wines to compliment the menu so prepare yourself for a feast! 

  • Oyster’s Rockafella ~Creamy and Cheesy with Crispy Bacon and Kale

Wine: Wine: Jacquart Brut Champagne/ France 

  • Hot Smoked Salmon with Deviled Quail Eggs, Capers & Caviar

Wrath  Saignée Rose of Pinot Noir

  • Grilled Quail over Duck Fat fried Shallots and
  • Swank Farms Red Leaf Lettuces bathed in Persian Lime Agramato

Wrath Tondre Vineyard Pinot Noir 

  • Spring Pea & Arugula Risotto under pillows of
  • Beef Tenderloin bathed in Forest Mushroom Butter

Wrath Pommard 4/777 Pinot Noir

  • Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

 

Class:  Entertaining with Family & Friends – Springtime Soiree      

6 Seats Available!  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
Winemaker Dinner in the Kitchen: Hella Good Friday! 
7 Seats Available!  Friday, April 14
7:00 pm
$125
 
Celebrate Good Friday, and have a little devilish fun, with us!  We are teaming up with Desparada, a small winery in Paso Robles, whose winemaker caught our tastebuds with the very first sip and tickled our fancy with her irreverent and sensuous wine label art.  Kristina has created an amazing menu to accompany these delectable wines.
 
Meet the winemaker and hear about the inspiration behind the bottles.
 
Join us in our cozy teaching kitchen and watch your dinner is prepared. 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. 
 
Menu: 
  • Whole Milk Ricotta Lemon Agramato and Honey

                     Wine: Desparada Sauvignon Blanc / Fragment

  • Old School Caesar Salad with Soft Duck Egg and Spring Asparagus

                    Wine: Desparada Chardonnay / Wayfinder

  • Oysters Rockafella with Cambazola Cheese, Kale & Crispy Bacon

                    Wine: Desparada Sangiovese / Death & Resurrection

  • Crown Roast Pork over Scalloped Potatoes with Salt Pork and freshly Shucked Peas

                    Wine: Desparada Bordeaux Blend / Sackcloth & Ashes

  • Dark Chocolate Cake and Burnt Sugar

                    Wine: Desparada Red Blend / Suitor 

 

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

SOLD OUT!   Tuesday, April 18                                                      

SOLD OUT!   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                                                      

SOLD OUT!   Wednesday, April 26   

SOLD OUT!    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!

1 Seat 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.  Includes tasting information, 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!!

SOLD OUT!  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.

 

Class:  Turkish Small Plates   

2 Seats Available!   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.”