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.
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.
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.
2014 Class Schedule
Class: Warm Up With Soup
Tuesday, January 14 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, January 15 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
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.
- Halibut in rich Tomato Curry Broth
- Italian Sausage and White Bean
- Velvety Squash with Buttery Herb Crouton
Dinner in the Kitchen: Winter Italian Supper
Friday, January 17
$100 wine tax & gratuity included
Enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” at this dinner party held in Stone Creek Kitchen’s teaching kitchen. Tables of 6-8 will seat guests communally (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. Wine is included in the cost of the meal.
- Italian Cheese Tasting
- Tender Bertolini Beans and Winter Chard in Savory Broth with Crusty Bread
- Truffle Gnocchi – Soft pillows of Potato stuffed with earthy Truffles and bathed in Shallot Cream
- Roasted Halibut served over Caramelized Squash with Whole Roasted Baby Beets and Pumpkin Seed Pesto
- Petite Cannoli
Class: Light and Delicious
Tuesday, January 21
A regular series of classes focusing on creating three healthy, delicious and unique dishes. Learn to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into every meal while never giving up flavor! These classes will include instruction, recipes, menu and wine tasting.
- Spicy Moroccan tomato and chickpea soup
- Crimson Arugula & Roasted Beet Salad with Whole Grain, Goat Cheese Crouton
- Forbidden Rice Pilaf
Class: Fish in a Flash
Thursday, January 23
Learn to create fish centered show stoppers at home. Roasting and grilling fish is a delicious and consistent way to prepare healthy, satisfying, seafood. Fish is also 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.
- Cod wrapped in Banana Leaves with Sticky Rice
- Grilled Scallops on the half shell with Bitter Greens and Cheesy Sauce
- Roasted Halibut with Citrus Vinaigrette
Taste of the Month: The Cheeses of Italy
Thursday, January 30
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 the cheeses from one of our favorite places in the world. Learn tips and tricks for pairing and serving cheese as well.
Class: Cooking in the Kasbah, a Moroccan Feast
Tuesday, February 4
Join us for another trip to exotic North Africa, 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 Harrisa, Aromatic Apricots, Roasted Almonds, Olives & Bread
- Savory Spinach and Briouats
- Spicy Grilled Lamb with Saffron Honey
- Roasted Sweet Potato with Chickpeas & Golden Raisins
- Date Truffles scented with Orange Flower Water
Tasting: Sexy Wine & Small Bite Night – Perfect for your Valentine!
Thursday, February 6
Join us for this entertaining romp with our dear friend Robin Fagundes of Monterey Bay Wine Company. Taste 5 luscious wines, selected especially for sharing with your sweetie. Each wine will be accompanied by a spectacular small bite. Tasting includes: small bites, wine tasting and tasting notes.
Taste of the Month: Chocolate!
Tuesday, February 11
Taste 12 incredible, yet different, chocolates. We will taste chocolate from South America, Spain, Africa, Italy, as well as the USA. Discover why “milk” is making a comeback and why chocolate chips are not just for cookies anymore. This tasting is a chocolate lover’s dream.
Class: Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Thursday, February 13
This decadent dinner is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s together or learn to create these dishes for your own private celebration at home. Class includes: instruction, recipes, wine and menu tasting.
- Roasted Oysters with Bacon & Cambozola Cheese
- Red Butter Lettuce, shredded Radicchio, Julienned Beets and Goat Cheese with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette
- Petite Beef Fillet wrapped in Butter Pastry with Bourbon Mushrooms
- Rich Chocolate Tart with Caramel and Spicy Pecans
Class: Sushi American Style – “Let’s Roll Again”
Wednesday, February 19
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 Tasty 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.
Dinner in the Kitchen: Women of Wine
Friday, February 21
$100 wine, tax & gratuity included
We have been introduced to so many delicious wines, made by female vintners, that we decided to devote a dinner party to celebrating the quality and diversity available from this segment of winemakers. We will pour 5 or 6 wines with an especially devised multi-course dinner. So come and enjoy the ultimate “chef’s table” at this party held in Stone Creek Kitchen’s teaching kitchen. Tables of 6-8 will seat guests communally (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. Wine is included in the cost of the meal.
Multi-course dinner menu is under development.
Class: Crazy Good Vegetarian
Tuesday, February 25
Learn to make 3 wholesome dishes that are both delicious and unique. 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.
- Squash Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere Cheese
- Garlicky Baby Broccoli with Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar
- Whole Grain Spaghetti with Blistered Tomatoes, Whole Milk Ricotta and Fresh Thyme
Tasting: Italian Wine & Antipasti Party!
Friday, February 28
6:30 – 8:30pm
We love those Italians! Their tradition of casual, but elegant, entertaining, is perfect for our California lifestyle. We will pour 5 terrific Italian wines and serve 5 delicious antipasti dishes featuring some ultra-premium ingredients we will bring in especially for this event. So, come let us spoil you at this distinctive and informative tasting.
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.
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