New! Summer Schedule

When- Saturdays 9am, 10:30am and Noon- about 30 minutes/class
Where- Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Virginia
$15/person or $25/couple- includes demonstration, tasting, recipes, and market bag
To make a reservation simply email me with your name, number in your party, and time and date of the desired Salon. I can take up to 6 in each class. See you soon, my table awaits!

The Cooking Salon will rely heavily on the fresh and local produce available from the Market for each recipes demonstrated in each Salon experience. There will be instruction, chatter, tips and entertaining ideas. And, best of all you get to taste! Since you may not be accustomed to eating lunch or dinner items in the morning and since Lake Anne is our Little Europe, we will follow the old adage..."When in Portofino, do as the Portofinians do!" It's dinnertime somewhere!

July 2- "Baked Cheeses"- Sweet and Savory baked cheeses. We will start with Baked Feta with fresh from the market peppers and onions and finish our tasting with Baked Brie topped with fresh market berries. These two dishes are perfect for a Book Club night or your very own cocktail party.

July 9- "Packing a Picnic for WolfTrap or Virginia's Wine Country"- Learn how to make flavorful Pressed Sandwiches and a succulent Red Cabbage Salad to pack for your next outing. These recipes have proven to travel well and make for delicious picnicking!

July 16- "Brunch"- Everyone loves a nice little brunch once in a while. Scotch Eggs and a fresh Peachy Hot Fruit Salad make a beautiful pairing for your brunch table.

July 23- "Tomatoes Everywhere!" Let's wow ourselves with the abundance of Summer's finest harvest, sweet and juicy tomatoes. I will start you off with Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Caprese which is a twist on the classic Insalata Caprese done cool lasagna style. Then follow this dish with a delicious Stewed Tomato recipe that can be paired with chicken, fish, pasta, or eggs- a beautiful Summertime addition to any meal.

July 30- "Some Like it HOT"- Spicy that is. These two appetizers will definitely get your party started. Andouille and Sweet Potato Kebabs with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise and Chorizo Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon.

Aug 6- "Chilled Summer Soups"- Too hot to turn the oven on? How about some chilled Summer soups, like Chunky Gazpacho and Peach Berry Soup, both so refreshing, light, and cool.

Aug 13- "Is it Football Season Yet?"- Time to think about football again, isn't it? In this Salon I will teach you how to make a Spicy Jalapeno Popper Dip and my Famous Sliders, two recipes no fans should be without.

Aug 20– No Classes
Aug 27– No Classes
Sept 3– No Classes
Sept 10– Salons resume. Theme TBA

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Ask me about private cooking lessons, corporate team building events, small group salons, or let me create a Salon for you.