A few years ago we took a class here on Japanese Steak House cooking and came away with a full belly (there's always too much to eat!), some new skills & knowledge, and a recipe packet full of the recipes we had made during our afternoon there. This time was quite similar, although it was a very small class. Just the two of us, and a sweet 9th grade home school student named Molly. It was a lot of fun and I was surprised at the knife skills and cooking knowledge of such a young lady. Take a look at what we made!
|Me brushing the bread w/evoo & butter. Next stop the oven.|
Molly made almost the entire soup herself once we had all tried out the mandolin for slicing the onions.
|French Onion Soup with crouton and Gruyere.|
Each of us decorated the top of our individual beef Wellington so we could tell who's was who's. Molly didn't like mushrooms so no duxelles for her. I may have also added her portion to mine. We made a Bearnaise sauce to go with it.
|Mine. A heart.|
|Dave's with a "D".|
Just after we started our class the cooking school manager came in to tell us a local TV news crew would be coming by to film a short segment on healthy cooking. I guess they just call and tell you they're coming?! Interesting. She didn't know really what it would be about or what they were going to do. Turns out they got to eat the spare souffle we had made and raved about it.
We finished off our meal with white chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis.
|White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis|
Fun way to spend an afternoon for sure.