For all my Las Cruces & El Paso Foodie friends- Come cook with me!

Join me this week at the beautiful Kitchen Kraft Store in Las Cruces for a series of hands on Cooking Classes-

-Cooking Classes October 2013-

Wednesday, October 2 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78
Tonight we explore the culinary wonders of Italy and compare and contrast her regional
cuisines. How wonderful to think all of these delicious dishes come from one nation!
Our menu includes: Crostini with Radicchio, Pancetta, and Mascarpone, (Veneto),
Smoked Mozzarella Soufflé with Arugula (Tuscany), Hand-made “Guitar Pasta” with Spicy Tomato Sauce (Abruzzo), Chicken Milanese (Lombardy), and for dessert Lemon Ricotta Fritters with Lemon Curd (Puglia). Don’t miss this very special menu and scrumptious evening.
Molto Bene!!! (Hands-On)

Thursday, October 3 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78
Tonight Chef Johnny Vee celebrates those delicious seafood soups and rustic stews
we love from around the world. Though we are landlocked here in New Mexico,
there are many sources available to find the ingredients you need to prepare these
goodies. Our menu includes: Italian Cioppino, Seafood Gumbo, Creamy Oyster
Chowder with Homemade Oyster Crackers, Hot & Sour Vietnamese Catfish Soup,
and Rio Grande Green Chile Shrimp Stew. YUM! (Hands-On)

Friday, October 4 @ 6 PM-9 PM -$78
Fans of these two distinct cheeses won’t want to miss tonight’s celebration of
their unique and delicious flavors. We will start the night with a cheese tasting
and comparison and then create a menu that includes: Parmesan Wafers,
Ricotta-Parmesan Zucchini Fritters, Grilled Romaine with Chive-Blue
Cheese Dressing, Nutty Roquefort Biscuits, Blue Cheese Chile Rellenos
with Red Chile Sauce, Zucchini Tortellini with Parmesan Basil Cream,
and more. (Hands-On)

Saturday, October 5 @ 10 AM- 1 PM -$78
With the Green Chile season just ending and the Red Chile season about to begin, now is the perfect time to celebrate both of New Mexico’s favorite crops in one class. Our menu includes goodies both green and red. Tonight we make: Tortilla Soup, Chile Rellenos with 3 Batters & Red Chile Sauce, Jalapeno Poppers, New Mexico Rubbed Hot Smoked Salmon, Green Chile Mashed Potatoes, Green Chile Cole Slaw, and Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Red Chile Caramel Sauce. Join the fun and get your Chile fix! (Hands-On)

Saturday, October 5 @ 2 PM-4 PM -$25
By popular demand, a special class to introduce our students to the
fundamentals of good knife skills; holding, chopping, sharpening, and
knife storage. We will practice cutting a variety of vegetable shapes
including dice, julienne, mince, and brunoise. Meat trimming and
boning will be covered as well. Knives will be supplied for practice
but students may bring their own knives as well. (Hands-On)

Our Chef:
Chef John (Johnny Vee) Vollertsen is director of
the 12 year old Las Cosas Cooking School in
Santa Fe. His cooking and restaurant management
career has taken him to New York City, Sydney,
and Wellington, New Zealand. John writes a
regular food column for The Santa Fe New
Mexican and is the Food + Dining Editor for The
Santa Fean magazine.

Classes are held at:
Kitchen Kraft- 980 N Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011

For Registration:
Please Call (575) 525-8466 and have ready:
Date & Time of class, Credit Card # or pay by check,
(Please allow 3 days for check to arrive) or stop into
Kitchen Kraft and register in person at our customer service counter.

Please Note: Reservations:
Once your class has been reserved, please make a note of the day as we do not
send out reminder notices. All classes must be paid for in advance to hold
your space. Cancellations: If for any reason, you find it necessary to
cancel your reservation, you must notify us 7 days in advance to receive
a refund or class credit. If you cannot attend at late notice, you may
send someone in your place. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to
insufficient enrollment. We will contact you by phone and refund your fee or issue you
class or store credit. All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise stated in
course description. General Information: Fees for classes include instruction,
recipes, sampling of foods prepared & beverages.
Some menus may vary due to market availability of products.

Chef Johnny VeeFor all my Las Cruces & El Paso Foodie friends- Come cook with me!

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