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Cozy up to the fire AND COOK! This has probably been the most requested class topic this year - so here it is: cooking with fire! Talk about bringing in the experts....Chef Jason French created a successful business enterprise with his Portland restaurant, Ned Ludd, which was built around one cooking device: a wood fired oven. Come to The Kitchen to see him in action around our (much smaller!) wood fired oven. Maybe you have a wood-fire oven at home, or maybe you are just fascinated like many about applying fire to food, this class is going to be a great night. He will go over the basics of building the fire, wood type and size and the glory of charred (not burnt!) food. As always, class culminates in a family style meal around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu...Spiced Flat Bread with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Marinated Haloumi ~ Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic ~Oysters with Champagne Sabayon ~ Hen Thighs with Leeks and Mushroom ~ Blistered Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt Registration is for one person. A welcome cocktail and glass of wine with dinner are included. Additional wine and beer
Welcome all Future Pastry Chefs! It's spoooooooky season! Join us as we bake some eerily delicious treats. Together we'll make almond-scented cookies that look just like they belong to the Wicked Witch of the West. We'll share our secrets for perfectly moist cupcakes, silky Swiss buttercream, and royal icing for all your decorating dreams. Plus, there's enough googly eyes to go around for all kinds of spooky sugar cookie creatures! Costumes encouraged!! (Don't worry, we have aprons to help keep them tidy for the big day.) A light, kid-focused meal will be served as we create treats. It will be served around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu.. Witches' Finger Cookies ~ Blood-Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Ghosties ~ Spooky Googly-Eyed Sugar Cookies ~ and more! Each adult deserves a welcome cocktail. Additional wine and beer available for purchase. All non-alcoholic beverages are included. Registration is for one adult and one child. Spots for additional adults or children may be purchased individually by calling 503-746-3030,
All the amazing side dishes for your holiday season! We’ve all seen the traditional Thanksgiving cornucopia of vegetables, overflowing with the bounty of the season. Chef Jason French created this class to celebrate that image and all that Autumn represents here on the farm. Students will start with an introduction to product identification, sensory awareness and knife skills. The menu will introduce you to deep frying, basic jam and jelly production, glazing vegetables, stuffings and farces, braising and roasting. Seems like a lot? Whether you’re a novice or accomplished cook, Chef French has an easy going informative style to fit your abilities. His passion for farm driven fare and seasonal cookery will make for a memorable class to brush up on Autumn and all it offers the table. (Please note, this is not a vegetarian class, but we’re always happy to make accommodations.) As always, this hands on cooking class culminates in a family style meal around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu... Beet & Parsnip Fritters with Stone Fruit Jam ~ Hungarian Pork Stuffed Savoy Cabbage ~ Potato & Celery Root Gratin ~ Yam Tart Tatin, Maple Cream A sparkling welcome beverage and a glass
So flavorful, so versatile, so healthy: SQUASH! From Jack-o-Lanterns and lattés to cocktails to pies Autumn is synonymous with pumpkins. In this class we explore the myriad of colors, textures and flavors outside the pumpkin paradigm with Simple Squashes. Chef Jason French will lead you past the pumpkin patch and offer up tips, tricks and solid methods to bring out the flavorful, warming and satisfying winter squash. Techniques covered range from roasting and frying, puréeing hot liquids, sweating vs. sautéing, basic bread bakery and pastry dough. As always, this hands on cooking class culminates in a family style meal around our beautiful barnwood tables. On the menu....Spaghetti Squash & Parmesan Fritters with Tomato Jam ~ Spiced Leek & Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut & Pomegranate ~ Stuffed Delicata Squash with Roasted Shallots & Wild Rice ~ Squash & Sage Bread ~ Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie A welcome cocktail and an additional glass of wine with dinner are included. Additional wine and beer is available to purchase.
Do we dare demystify duck on a date? YES! The cold weather is making us long for the heartier, soul satisfying fare that sticks to the ribs and warms the soul. Grab a date and join us as Chef Jason French digs deep into the rich, versatile and delicious world of Duck. You will leave with zero fear about this often marginalized corner of the poultry world. Students will learn about simple home charcuterie, curing and smoking with confidence as well as glazing, simple custard preparation, vinaigrettes, deboning a whole duck, rendering and more! If you love duck or want to develop your culinary skills and eat some delicious duck dishes, you won’t want to miss this class. As always, this hands on cooking class culminates in a family style meal around our beautiful barnwood tables. On the menu....Duck Prosciutto ~ Duck Leg Confit Salad, Frisée, Herbed Crouton, Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette ~ Tea Smoked Duck Breast with Orange Glazed Bok Choy & Scallion Pancakes ~ Spiced Waffles with Maple Ice Cream & Duck Cracklings Our sommelier, Jean Householder, will curate a tasting of great fall wines. The tastings are included. Additional wine and beer is
Warm up the ovens - It's fall baking time! Are you deep into fall baking mania and looking for fresh ideas? Join Chef Kate for an afternoon of warm ovens, flaky pie dough, pastry secrets and surprises. Together we’ll turn the autumn garden bounty into flaky pastry for a treat that is perfect for freezing for a quick pre-prepped lunch later. We’ll share our secrets for perfectly flaky all-butter pie dough and how to successfully roll it out and shape it. Plus, you’re in for a big surprise with a pie that demonstrates the versatility of carrots and might replace the pumpkin pie in your home recipe book! Class culminates in a delicious meal served family-style around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu... Carrot Pie with Pecan Crust ~ Sourdough-Spiked Milk Rolls with Pecan Cranberry Butter ~ Salted Caramel Apple Pie ~ Fall Vegetable Bourekas A welcome cocktail and an additional glass of wine with lunch are included. Additional beer and wine are available for purchase.
Many people own cast iron pans, but have never even used them. There is fear of ruining a pan, not using it right…soap or no soap? What is the big deal about them? Does it really have to be this hard? NO. Come work with Chef Jason in The Kitchen to see how this pan can be such an integral tool in The Kitchen. What you really need (like with any other pan) is a bit of cooking technique, and Jason is passionate about enriching your cooking with some basic techniques that will make you more confident in the kitchen.
Did you know your cast iron pan is good for more than just steak?! Join us as we show to how to use everyone's favorite pan for everyone's favorite meal - brunch! Chef Jessica will lead you in some hands-on knife skills, teach you the right consistency in doughs and batters, and teach you how to properly season a delicious gravy.
Nothing better than a Sunday Brunch.... and it's all done in Cast Iron! Did you know your cast iron pan is good for more than just steak?! Join us as we show to how to use everyone's favorite pan for everyone's favorite meal - brunch! Together we'll bake the flakiest biscuits and the puffiest dutch baby. We'll teach you the basics of caramelization to create flavorful hash using seasonal vegetables. Plus, we'll perfect your egg poaching technique and make some sauces that are sure to please. Class culminates in a delicious meal served family style around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu....Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage & Wild Mushroom Gravy ~ Fall Skillet Hash with Poached Eggs ~ ~ Caramel Apple Dutch Baby with Frangelico Whipped Cream A welcome mimosa will be served, as well as an additional sparkling wine during brunch. Additional wine and beer is available for purchase.
Baking is part of the holidays, right? Why not do it with us? The sweet spiced aromas coming out of the kitchen around holidays reminds me of my families time-honored traditions. Waking up to freshly baked cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning....getting the delivery of my sister in laws peanut butter balls. We come to expect certain things that make our own holidays special. We want to help you feel confident in building on your family traditions. You'll learn many different types of doughs including yeasted, enriched, and short dough. You'll not only learn methods of dough making and handling, but many variations to these "recipes" so that they can be practiced guidelines in your repertoire of holiday treats. Grab a friend, or maybe your small work group and celebrate the holidays while getting your hands dirty with Chefs Jessica & Andrew! Class culminates in a lovely light lunch around our barn wood tables while our final treats bake. On the menu... sweet pecan rolls ~ gingerbread loaf ~pistachio shortbread ~ rugelach A welcome cocktail and an additional glass of wine with lunch are included. Additional wine and beer is available to purchase.
Come cocktail with us! It’s time to celebrate! Every party needs tasty bites. A balance of easy go-to's and a few more labor intensive is best. Come learn a few new, inspired appetizers that are sure to impress with some classy bubbly cocktails to match. You’ll understand how to pack a ton of flavor into just a few small bites. You'll learn to make a delightfully light pastry dough with endless possibilities. You'll gain confidence working with oysters and find ways to enjoy them raw or cooked. You'll discover that ceviche is an amazing, addictive dish that isn’t difficult to make or scary to serve and learn why bacon jam should always be in your go-to condiment kit. Grab a friend (or three!) and come celebrate the Holidays at The Kitchen. This class will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Come ready to cook, but there will be ample time to relax, eat and enjoy! Class culminates in a delicious family style cocktail party around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu … Bacon jam white cheddar sammies ~ mango halibut ceviche with fried wontons ~ winter squash arancini with brown butter cream ~ cheesy
It's Southern Baking, Y'all! Baking is a little different in the South. To southerners, it's not a pass-time, or a means to an end, it's religion. It's tradition. It's part of your heritage. Tennessee-born Chef Lydia is excited to share her Grandma Frankie's family recipes with you in this Southern Baking class! She'll teach you a simple drop biscuit recipe that incorporates root vegetables that can be enjoyed year round. She will teach you THE way to make cornbread (because you don't get between people and their cornbread ideas) and you'll learn when lard, compared to other fats, is the best for a recipe. You'll learn two classic Southern desserts; one that includes custard and meringue together with a handmade cookie favorite and another that uses up your summer preserves. From savory to sweet, you'll enjoy a room full of Southern baked goods! This class is a combination of light hands-on and demonstration. You will definitely participating in baking, but there will be very little knife skills. The class will culminate in a light lunch that is HEAVY in baked goods! On the menu.....chicken & dumplings ~ sweet potato drop biscuit ~ cast iron cornbread ~banana pudding
Familiarize yourself with Thai ingredients to make great Thai food at home! The cuisine of Thailand is rich in its diversity. We will explore the essential items of the Thai pantry including dried noodles, chilis, fermented seafood, condiments, aromatics & herbs. Let's employ some fundamental techniques used in Thai cooking and some great staples from the Thai pantry to kick up our seasonal cooking! We will teach you how to make a fresh curry paste from scratch, work with different types of noodles creating dishes based on what you have on hand, and how to make salad rolls with different dipping sauces all while learning to balance the salty, sour and sweet that is the Thai food! This is a combination of demonstration cooking and a bit of hands-on cooking. Class culminates in a family-style meal around our beautiful barn wood tables. On the menu … miang kum ~ salad rolls ~ sen yai stir fry ~ winter vegetable curry Enjoy a glass of wine or beer upon arrival and another with dinner. All non-alcoholic beverages are also included!
Increase your efficiency and your confidence with some knife skills training! Knife skills sound basic, but they are one of the most important skills to elevate your game in the kitchen. From proper selection, handling & knife safety, to making beautiful garnishes, you’ll learn how to chop, dice, and slice your way to a delicious meal. Our professional chefs will teach you the proper way to use the kitchen’s most important tool. You’ll gain confidence and speed. This class is suitable for all skill levels! Class size will be small to offer the most one on one attention. Class culminates in a family-style meal around our beautiful barnwood tables. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer upon arrival and another with dinner. All non-alcoholic beverages are also included! On the menu ~ French Onion Soup ~ Mediterranean Chopped Salad ~ Shaved Fennel & Orange Salad~ Apple Tarte Tatin This class is the 1st in a series of 3. You can purchase it as a series for a discounted price.
Get a jump start on your cooking skills! This is the way to purchase ALL THREE Back to Basic classes at once for only $300. This saves you $75 over buying the classes individually. Join us three Wednesdays in January....the 11th, 18th & 25th to chop, cook & sauce your way through The Kitchen!
We are so excited for our Winter Winemaker’s Dinner Series and sharing our kitchen for a fun and informative demonstration cooking class all about pairing Oregon wines with seasonal food! For this dinner, we welcome Anne Sery. Anne Sery, Director of Winemaking Anne was born and raised in Reunion Island, a tropical French island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, off the East Coast of Madagascar. When she was 14, her parents purchased a vineyard in Côte de Nuits. As a teenager, she spent her summer in Burgundy at the family vineyard, and it was there where her affinity for wine first blossomed. It was her summers in France though where her passion for wine and love for viticulture first blossomed. She left Reunion after high school to attend college in Dijon where she received her degree in Biology, Physics, and Mathematics. She then completed the Master’s program of Viticulture and Oenology of the ENITA of Bordeaux and received her National Diploma of Enology from the University of Bordeaux. During her years in school, Anne would return to Burgundy for internships with well esteemed Pinot Noir producers; Domaine jean-Francois Coche-Dury, Domaine Hubert
Baking fresh bread doesn't have to be hard. In fact, the ingredients are simple. Come learn how to make fresh bread part of your life. Overcome yeast anxiety with this class on basic yeast breads! Chefs Jason and Andrew will teach you the basics of how to make a simple yeasted dough, and how different ingredients impact the texture of the loaves. From enriched doughs to sourdough loaves, you'll understand the basic ratios of ingredients needed and how to handle the doughs. You'll learn shaping techniques for different loaves and rolls and how oven environment changes crust textures. You'll leave feeling confident that you can make your own simple yeasted breads at home, and how to trouble shoot when things don't go quite right. And you won't leave class alone - you'll leave with your own sourdough "friend" to take care of and nurture for your at home baking projects. This class is primarily a demonstration class, with volunteers being asked to come to into the kitchen to help. You are always welcome to get your hands into the dough! A warm winter lunch will be served, and of course, lots of bread and butter. A welcome
Eat your veggies! A diet rich in foods from the earth doesn't have to lack flavor & depth. If you are trying to incorporate more vegetables in your diet, or feel like you're in need of veggie inspiration, this class is for you! The recipes you'll learn will be technique driven, meaning you'll be able to apply what you learn to make many variations to last throughout the season. You'll learn what cooking techniques make each vegetable shine, from roasting, braising, wilting or steaming. You'll use grains, nuts and seeds to add more protein to your menus. Each menu item could be a vegetarian meal in itself, or be a fantastic accompaniment to your favorite meat entree. Come delight in the hearty vegetables of winter time. This is a hands-on cooking class. Class culminates in a family-style meal around our beautiful barn wood tables. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer upon arrival and another with dinner. All non-alcoholic beverages are also included!
Teaching you to be successful at the basics techniques that apply heat to food! This is the must attend class for every person who wants to create a great meal, every meal! You’ll learn how to enhance everyday ingredients to create a delicious meal from pantry staples. We’ll practice the basics of the bake, poach, sauté, pan fry, broil and roast. We’ll teach you why we blanch some vegetables and what’s best roasted. You’ll learn why we sear some meats, and why we sometimes finish cooking them in the oven. This is the cornerstone class that teaches you how to apply heat to food (you know...cook!). This is a hands-on class that is suitable for beginners or to anyone that wants to better their technique. Class size is limited to ensure hands-on experience. Class culminates in a family-style meal around our beautiful barnwood tables. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer upon arrival and another with dinner. All non-alcoholic beverages are also included! On the menu … chicken piccata with roasted winter vegetables ~ charred green beans with lemon ~ almond cake with poached pears This is part 2 in a series of 3 classes! Take all