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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 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 20 years. For more information about Kristina read her bio on the ABOUT US page.

 

EVENT  SCHEDULE

 

Class: Entertaining with Family & Friends ~ A French Feast

Wednesday, April 27        SOLD OUT    

Thursday, April 28            SOLD OUT                           

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      SOLD OUT                                     

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     3 Seats Available                                                        

Tuesday, May 17        1 Seat Available

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

 

(Winemaker)  Dinner  in  the  Kitchen ~ Featuring  Fort Ross  Vineyard

Friday, May 20              SOLD OUT                                

7:00 pm                                                          

$125

We are partnering with one of our favorite wineries for our dinner party in May.  All Fort Ross Vineyard wines are made exclusively with Estate-grown grapes from their own vineyards on the Sonoma Coast.  Only 4 years old, this small producer has earned some of the wine world’s top awards – their offerings routinely early 90+ points from reviewers. Learn more about these wines and the vineyards from Linda & Lester Schwartz, the owners of Fort Ross Vineyards.  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. 

First Course:

  • Roasted Scallop on the half shell with Beurre Blanc, Shallot and Harissa      

          Wine: Fort Ross 2013 Chardonnay, Estate

Second Course: 

  • Curried Duck Salad with Fig and Walnut Vinaigrette                                                    

          Wine: Fort Ross 2012 Symposium, Estate

Third Course: 

  • Suckling Pig, Farmer’s Sausages, grilled Lamb Chops with various vegetable side dishes.                                                                                                                               

          Wine: Fort Ross 2005 Pinot Noir, Reserve, Estate

Final Course: 

  • Cheeses, Fruits and Pudding                                                                                                      

          Wine: Fort Ross 2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve, Estate

 

Class: The Art of the Bento Box  (offered 2 nights)

Tuesday, May 24                   1 Seat Available            

Wednesday, May 25             SOLD OUT            

6:30 to 8:30 pm                                                         

$85

Literally a gift box – Bento boxes are a joy to create and consume! Chucked full of savory flavor and luxurious textures the Bento Box may just be one of the most fun ways to entertain. Learn to create memorable feasts that your family and friends will rave about. Class includes your very own black & red lacquer bento box to take home with you!  Recipes, tips and tricks for making gorgeous and delicious Bento. NOTE: this class is not suitable from vegetarians.

 

Tasting:  Great American Cheese!

Tuesday, June 14           5 Seats Available            

7:00 – 8:30pm                                    

$25

Taste 12 incredible cheeses from right here in the USA. From the blues of Iowa to the Cheddars of New York plus the soft gooey cheeses made by Cow Girls right here in California!  Event includes tasting handout, a brief talk relating to how these cheeses are made including how to best taste each cheese and cheese tasting. Wine is available for purchase.

 

Dinner  in  the  Kitchen ~  Spanish Fandango!  Happy 5th Anniversary Dinner

Friday, June 17         Seats Still Available                                     

7:00 pm                                                          

$125

Stone Creek Kitchen is celebrating our 5 year anniversary with a festive party that you are invited to.  Prepare to travel with us to Spain were the food is rich, the music is spicy, and the water turns to wine! We will serve Paella which will be prepared over a wood fire right in front of you!  Laden with juicy duck, smoky Spanish chorizo, and, of course, the BOMBA!  We will also pour some of our favorite Spanish wines.

Pre-Fixe Menu:

  • Housemade Sangria
  • Buttery Empanadas filled with Potato & Chorizo, Citrus Cured Olives, Grilled Sardines, Pimientos Rellenos
  • Potato Tortilla with Rich Savory Romesco
  • Avocado Salad bathed in a Gazpacho Vinaigrette with Smoked Paprika Croutons
  • Paella made over a wood fire! Laden with savory Duck Legs, Smoky Chorizo, Peppers, Bomba Rice, Onions, Saffron and Wine.
  • Pedro Jimenez Sherried Ice Cream with Dark Orange Syrup served with tiny Almond Cookies dipped in Chocolate

 

Class:  Pizza on the Grill     (Offered on 2 nights)                                       

Tuesday, June 21                 2 Seats Available           

Wednesday, June 22          SOLD OUT                          

6:30 – 8:30pm                                                

$65

Grilled pizza is an enjoyable and scrumptious way to entertain! Learn to make dough, sauces and prepare incredible toppings. From traditional Sausage, Mushroom & Olive to innovative Spiced Lamb with Arugula and Yogurt Chicken it’s all hot off the grill.  You don’t have to own a fancy pizza oven to make great pizza! This class is packed full of tips and tricks to inspire a lot of delicious fun! From a variety of ways to help your dough rise to getting that perfect crispy bottom crust! Class includes recipes, instruction, 4 pizza menu and wine tasting.

 

Class:  Crazy Good Vegetarian

Thursday, June 23         SOLD OUT         

6:30 – 9:00pm                                                            

$70

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.

  • Fresh Summer Salad – Spiced chickpeas with cucumber, feta and onion bathed in lemon and coriander
  • Muhamarah – Savory spread of spiced walnuts and pomegranate molasses served with grilled bread
  • Grilled Flat Bread – learn to create soft pillows of grilled goodness (You will love this!)
  • Mejadra – Caramelized Onions with Lentils and Long Grain Basmati Rice and Spiced Yogurt

 

Class: Cool Off with the Flavors of Thailand  (Offered on 2 nights)    

Tuesday, June 28                        4 Seats Available                     

Wednesday, June 29                 3 Seats Available                        

6:30 – 8:30pm                                                

$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 a glass of wine tasting.

  • Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Roasted Duck Salad bathed in Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  • Nam Prik Ong – spiced ground Chicken in sauce with spicy Cucumbers inside Cabbage Leaves

 

Class: Sushi  American Style! 

Thursday, June 30              2 Seats Available                              

6:30 to 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 delicious combinations.  From Tasty Rolls to Nigiri we will roll, stack and wrap our way through the art of Sushi. We will discuss the ins-&-outs of wasabi, soy  sauces and vinegars.  Enjoy fun and doable compositions using the freshest most amazing ingredients available all made in front of you!

 

Class: Fish Techniques – The Next Step  (Offered on 2 nights)

Tuesday, July 5                     4 Seats Available                           

Thursday, July 7                   SOLD OUT                                     

6:30 to 9:00 pm                                             

$70

Learn to create 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 at home. Class includes instruction, recipes wine and menu tasting.

  • Chorizo Stuffed Clams in Savory Broth
  • Roasted Salmon with Buttery Horseradish Crown over Sautéed Chard
  • Grilled Tuna Steak with sumptuous Chimichurri Sauce

 

Class: Fresh Exotic Arabia     

Tuesday, July 19            SOLD OUT                                    

6:30 – 9:00pm                                                

$75

Pack your suit case!  This class shares a 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 centuries’ 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.

  • Hummus with Spiced Lamb, Lemony Herbs and Garlic
  • Spinach Salad with Dates, Golden Raisins and Spiced Almonds
  • Grilled Fish with Hawayej  (Yemeni Spice Blend)

 

Class: Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast   (Offered on 2 nights)    

Tuesday, July 26                     SOLD OUT                           

Wednesday, July 27               Seats Available                        

6:30 – 9:00pm                                                

$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.

  • Harissa, Warm Bread, Stuffed Dates and Olives
  • Fish Tagine with Lemon & Mint
  • Citrus Scented Cous Cous
  • Leafy Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

 

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.”