Over the last few weeks our dining room has evolved significantly and emerged as a beautiful butterfly. Yes, we’re a little biased but even our guests have been “surprised” at the huge changes. Of course, we’ve had a little help from a lot of wonderful people but there are some beautiful things that help make the new room feel really cozy and we hope you’ll enjoy them on your next visit. We now feature original, works of art from local artists including Susan Frisbee and Suzanne Connor (available for purchase). We cannot wait to tell you all of the fun things we have planned for this wonderful space! Keep reading our newsletters and we’ll share more information as soon as we can. If you have a special event that you need a space for please stop by to see what we have to offer.
While we have been busy, renovating the interior of the cooking cottage… our friend Brent has been working hard to make our website more spiffy too. We’ve moved a few things and now have a wonderful, easy to use calendar that we think makes it even easier to choose a class and reserve your spot. We hope you agree!
Please keep an eye on that calendar- we are adding new classes regularly- tonight we still have room in the Carne Asada class tonight and next Tuesday (by popular request) we are adding a another Crepe class. If you joined us at the Bastille day celebration at Joie de Vivre you know why.
In honor of the event at Joie de Vivre and to thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter we’re offering $10 off your next cooking class reservation. The coupon code Joie$10 will take $10 off one order placed for cooking classes at KitchenAble and is valid for use until August 31, 2014.
Summer will soon be over and at KitchenAble we are gearing up to release our fall schedule of classes. We want to hear from YOU! What topics and menus would you most like us to cover this fall in our cooking school?
Please take the time to let us know what you are interested it- go to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kitchenable and post your class ideas. From now until the end of July we’ll keep things open for voting and then on August 1st if your class idea received the most votes, not only will we schedule it… you will get to attend for free!
So, please like our Facebook page and keep an eye on the suggestions for classes- get your friends and family to do the same- feel free to encourage them to vote for your suggestions. We’ll plan our upcoming class menus around your requests!
If you caught the Real Estate Weekend Showcase last week you know that Jessica joined Anna Johnson and Lew Wilson on Saturday, July 12 for their show. You can watch the episode here. The delicious watermelon salad is very simple to make- the perfect recipe for any summer picnic or barbeque.Watermelon & Arugula Salad 2 shallots, thinly sliced ¼ cup rice wine vinegar 2 TBSP olive oil ¼ tsp salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 cups watermelon seedless watermelon, in 1” cubes 1 bag baby arugula (rocket) or arugula 2 TBSP toasted walnuts- optional 1 cup feta, diced Separate the shallots in to rings and place in vinegar, whisk in oil, salt and pepper. Gently stir in the cubed watermelon. Place arugula on a platter and top with the melon and dressing. Garnish with toasted walnuts and feta if desired.
The summer calendar has been filling up with private events at KitchenAble. Birthday Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Showers, Reunions, Club Gatherings, Class Outings, and Team Building Activities are among the many occasions we are pleased to host and help celebrate.
With the completion of our demonstration kitchen we now offer two distinct rooms for you to choose from for your event. You can enjoy our demonstration kitchen with tall table seating for everyone present and enjoy hands on or demonstration style cooking classes.
We also now have our more formal “dining room” where you can sit at a regular height table and dine on whatever catered menu you choose to enjoy. We also offer on-site catering options. We are happy to bring delicious food and instruction wherever you need us.
We have a lot of wonderful classes on the schedule. If you haven’t given it a look lately please take a moment and do so. Tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 1) Jessica will be teaching her famous Shrimp and Grits as part of the “Southern Favorites” class at 6:00pm. If you haven’t signed up yet… don’t delay.
Next Tuesday, July 8th; we will have a class on Pies and Tarts at 6pm. If you have any questions about working with pastry… or if you enjoy eating it you will certainly want to join us for Chocolate Cream Pie, a Fruit Tart, and a Savory Pie.
Both the Bastille Day Class (with Crepes on July 11th) and the Fish Class (July 18th) are filling up quickly. If you plan to attend either please register now as the registration will be closing soon.
We have been incredibly busy at the cottage but we are almost finished with the remodel! The tile is down, the unnecessary walls are gone, and later today we’ll hopefully finish up with painting. We would love to have you stop by and see what we’ve done. If you come out for Food Truck Thursday (and we highly recommend it!), please stop by and say hello; you are even welcome to enjoy our air conditioning while we have croquet and board games for the kids (of all ages) and a gathering of really awesome people.
We have quite a few delicious classes on the schedule this month at KitchenAble. This Tuesday we will be Featuring the FABULOUS Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Peach Horseradish Sauce and quite a few other yummy dishes- sign up online for $35 and enjoy this class (BYOB if you want to). We are also going to have a class on Gluten Free Baking next Saturday and we promise- it won’t taste like cardboard. These treats are so good it will surprise you to find out they are gluten free.
Next week we have another session of Kid’s Cooking Adventures- 9:30-3:30 each day. Any kids are welcome (The theme this week will be Gluten Free cooking) and the dishes we are serving will be delicious. Campers that only want to commit for a day of participation can do so- it is $40 per day.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve planned a special class specifically for him to enjoy. Please come to our cottage this Saturday, June 14th at 10am for our Father’s Day Favorite Food class. We’ll be making delicious Sliders (and discuss grinding your own beef for optimum flavor), Crispy Oven Fries, and then for dessert have the amazing and delicious Key Lime Icebox Cake! Make your reservation now, bring Dad or grand-dad… or just come because you’re hungry!
We have been so busy at the cottage with a few major construction projects and we have been busy, busy, busy with our first week of summer camp! If you know of anyone (of any age) that might like to attend to learn more about food and enjoy eating it with us please share our information and have them give us a call. We still have room in several of our later weeks- we are even doing a week of Gluten Free cooking!
Our summer calendar is full of many flavorful opportunities to learn to cook a wide array of dishes. Please keep an eye on our Reserve a Class page as this is where we will post any available classes just as soon as we schedule them. Some of our requested classes are filling quite quickly so please don’t delay if you see a menu that you want to come to the cottage and enjoy!