Monday, January 25, 2010

New Healthy Living Classes

Resolve to BE HEALTHY in 2010? We make it easy! Check out these two upcoming sessions:

Monday, Feb. 15; 7-9pm

Join Registered Dietician Sally Myers for a class focused on one goal: teaching you how to lose weight without feeling hungry!

In this entertaining and engaging class Sally will discuss several key facets to successfully losing weight, such as:

--Physical signs of hunger and fullness
--Portions and calories
--Breakdown of a 1600 diet
--How to pump up the volume the volume in your meals

During the session Sally will demo (with your hands-on help!) two tasty, HEALTHY dishes:

Garlic Roasted Vegetables
Hearty Old World Goulash

Sunday, Feb. 21; 5-7pm

Trying to lose weight? Go for the grains!

Join Registered Dietician Sally Myers for a fun and educational session on healthy cooking and eating. This class will be focused on how to incorporate more grains into your diet so you can be healthy, lose weight - but still feel full and full of energy!

In this informative session Sally will discuss:

--What is a whole grain (and what isn't)
--The nutritional and health value of great grains
--Varieties of grains and how to shop for them
--How to properly prepare different grains for maximum flavor
--Menu ideas

During the session Sally will demo (with your hands-on help!) two tasty, HEALTHY dishes:

Wheatberry Salad
Wild Rice and Bulgur

ABOUT SALLY: Sally Myers is a Registered Dietitian and a certified personal trainer. She specializes in bariatric surgery, weight management, and sports nutrition. Sally coauthored the book, ”Caring for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient,” in 2003, and has been writing articles for Beyond Change for the past seven years. She owns a private practice in Herndon, Virginia.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Have a decadent, delicious Valentine's Day

Our Valentine's day classes sold out in a hurry.


Chocolate & Wine Pairing
Friday, February 12; 7:30-9pm
Join Bridget Thibodeau-Sasso of Il Pioppo Italian wines for tasting of exquisite wine and chocolate! A perfect date night for you and your sweetie.

Homemade Truffle Making
Monday, February 8; 7-9pm
Join professional pastry chef Brad Spates for a lesson in creating decadent and delicious chocolate truffles! Homemade truffles make an excellent Valentine's Day gift for sweetie - Make them at home and you can save money, plus put your own special touches on these tasty treats.

Classic Chocolate Truffles
White Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Rum Truffles

Thursday, January 7, 2010

JUST ANNOUNCED! Two exceptional experiences for foodies

Don't miss these great new classes!
Limited seats available.

Saturday, January 30; 6:30-9pm

Join us in the kitchen for a special Chef's Table dinner with Chef Ian Douglass and dessert by Pastry Chef Brad Spates.

Your multi-course meal will be chosen on the day of the event using the freshest local, organic or sustainable ingredients like: parsnips, bok choy, persimmon, blue fish, lamb. Pastry chef Brad will create your decadent dessert.

Each stunning course will be paired with a wine chosen by the chef.

If you've ever taken a class with our chefs and imagined what a true sit down dinner would be like, now is your chance to just relax and enjoy.

During the tasting you'll EXPERIENCE the food as he prepares it, have the opportunity to ask the chef questions while you dine, plus learn about precise, impressive culinary techniques. We guarantee this meal of careful preparation and beautiful presentation will be truly one-of-a-kind!

Begins Thursday, Feb. 18; 7-9pm

Take a gastronomic tour of Asia!

In this special six-class series you'll explore the fascinating world of Asian cuisine. During each session professional Chef Ian Douglass will instruct you in the techniques and tastes from five distinct regions: Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea.

Each class will start with a discussion of each region's history and culture, then you'll get hands-on on creating authentic, delicious dishes:

Week One
Introduction to Asian Cuisine, Knife Skills, Sanitation, Sushi Workshop

Week Two
Japanese Cuisine: Miso Soup, Dashi, Tempura, and Teriyaki

Week Three
Chinese Cuisine: Szechwan style dish, Cantonese style dish, Hunan style dish

Week Four
Thai Cuisine: Coconut Milk soups, Pad Thai, and Thai Curry

Week Five
Vietnamese Cuisine: Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauces, Pho, and Bahn Mi

Week Six
Korean Cuisine: Bulgogi, Kimchi Noodles, and Biibim Bop

Don't miss this opportunity to experience some of the world's most exotic cuisines! You'll learn what each have in common, and how each have their own distinct style.

Discover new flavor profiles, impressive culinary techniques, traditional Eastern dining traditions, and modern adaptations of Asian classics -- all in this exceptional series!