Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let's Do Lunch - At Your Work Desk Edition
Oct
21
9:30am 9:30am

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let's Do Lunch - At Your Work Desk Edition

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

It’s a real drag having a desk job, isn’t it? There is nothing Michelle looks forward to more, during the workweek, than lunchtime! Michelle will teach you how to meal prep in just a few hours to create a week’s worth of nutritious, delicious, desk lunches that keep you feeling good, while keeping your wallet full for the weekend!

Menu:

Michelle’s Grilled Lemon Chicken
No-Mayo Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables
Yogurt Parfait with Homemade Granola and Seasonal Fruit

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Brunch Anyone?
Oct
22
10:00am10:00am

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Brunch Anyone?

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

It’s SUNDAY FUNDAY! Join Michelle as you learn how to create some impressive, but surprisingly simple brunch favorites. Bring your besties and indulge in a brunch you can cook for yourself – don’t forget the mimosas!

Menu:

Gruyere, Spinach, and Potato Frittata
Eggs Benedict with Mini Crab Cakes
Dutch Baby Pancake with Seasonal Fruit
Bacon Roses

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Sandwiches are Beautiful
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Sandwiches are Beautiful

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

There’s something to be said about the art of creating a perfect sandwich. It’s an American staple and the options are endless. Join Michelle as she teaches you the importance of condiments, texture, and bread variety for crafting the perfect portable palate pleaser.

Menu:

Classic Grilled Cheese // You choose the fixin's
Shaved Roast Beef Sandwich // Horseradish Cream Sauce / Melted Cheddar / Onion Roll
New England Style Lobster Roll // Buttered Brioche
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

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“Game of Thrones” The Rise and Fall
Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

“Game of Thrones” The Rise and Fall

Winter is here

Are you ready for an epic meal fit for a king? Chef Pete and Michelle will be cooking in concert with a special guest to commentate. “A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what a chef’s knife can!” 

Menu:

Mini Pork Pies
Onion Tart with Bacon, Local Honey, and Fresh Thyme
Roast Beef with Roasted Winter Root Vegetables and Gravy
Aromatic Bread with Coriander and Fennel
Lemon Tea Cake with Blueberry and Red Wine Sauce

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let’s Make Lasagna!
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let’s Make Lasagna!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Is there anything more comforting than the Italian layered favorite - lasagna? Michelle will guide you through creating three different versions, including one for dessert, so you’ll be ready to stock your freezer with crowd pleasers for the coming winter months!

Menu:

Classic Beef and Italian Sausage Lasagna with Tomato Sauce
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
S’mores Dessert Lasagna

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Cheer Up with Comfort Classics
Nov
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Cheer Up with Comfort Classics

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Fall is the time for cozy-ing up near the fireplace, throwing on a comfy sweater and creating warm and comforting meals for yourself and your family. Michelle will teach you how to create the most delicious comfort classics without all the fuss, so that you can relax while the oven does all the work.

Menu:

Creamy Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Guinness Beef Stew Topped with Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Whole Roasted Chicken with Gravy
Warm Apple Pie

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Meatball Madness!
Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Meatball Madness!

Meatballs - the most versatile, pop-able food. Have them as an appetizer, on a sandwich, with spaghetti, or even as a pizza topping – there’s no wrong way to eat a meatball. Learn how to make various meatballs as Michelle teaches you all about her favorite food.

Menu:

Falafelball with Cucumber Yogurt
Thanksgiving Ball – Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Glaze
Classic Meatballs Stuffed with Mozzarella and Topped with Tomato Sauce
Cake Balls 

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Everybody Loves Ramen
Jul
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Everybody Loves Ramen

It’s time to embrace the trend and hop on the Ramen bandwagon. Create your own ramen bowls with a variety of toppings to choose from, while learning how to make a complex broth, the perfect soft-boiled egg, and the best places to find fresh ramen noodles. Don’t be afraid to slurp – the Japanese consider it a compliment!

Menu:

Veggie Gyoza with Ponzu
Classic Ramen with Braised Pork, Soft Egg, and Fresh Greens
Green Tea Ice Cream

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Chinese Takeout – Homemade!
Jul
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Chinese Takeout – Homemade!

We’ve all been there – it’s a weeknight, we’re tired and we’re craving quick, delicious Chinese take-out. However, do you REALLY know what’s in your Kung Pao? Learn how to create the most delicious Chinese “take-out” food at home, using fresh, wholesome ingredients – you can even write your own fortunes!

Menu:

Cream Cheese and Crab Wontons
Pickled Cucumbers with Sesame Oil and Garlic
Kung Pao Chicken
Fortune Cookies

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Mediterranean Elegance
Jun
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mediterranean Elegance

Enjoy a perfect summer supper that will remind you of dining al fresco on the coast of the Mediterranean. Michelle will create an elegant dinner that tastes like indulgence, while keeping your waistline beach ready!

Menu:

Pancetta Crisps with Pear, Honey, and Goat Cheese
Roasted Beet Salad with Spinach, Endive and Walnut dressing
Salmon en papillote with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Butter
Mediterranean Couscous
Chocolate Truffles

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Game of Thrones Feast
Jun
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Game of Thrones Feast

Winter is Coming!

Prepare for the debut of Season 7 by learning how to create a feast fit for any king in Westeros. Michelle and Chef Pete will take you from Winterfell to the Wall with dishes from our favorite characters.

Menu:

Mulled Wine
Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata
Beef and Bacon Pie
Buttered Honey Carrots
Onions in Gravy
Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

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Tipsy Kitchen Series:  Impress Your Guests – Dinner Party
Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Impress Your Guests – Dinner Party

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Expecting company? Learn some tips and tricks for a dazzling dinner party that will surely impress your guests. Achieve a restaurant quality meal as a home cook and bask in the sounds of “mmmmms” and “ahhhs” as Michelle teaches you some of her most requested dishes.

Menu:

Mission Fig and Goat Cheese Tart
Crab Cake and Mini Filet Mignon
Silky Potatoes
French Bean Bundles
Assorted Chocolate Truffles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Basque Country Getaway:  Pintxos and Tapas!
Apr
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Basque Country Getaway: Pintxos and Tapas!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Enjoy the smells and tastes of the Basque country as we take a trip to San Sebastian for pintxos, and Barcelona for tapas! You’ll feast on small bites as Michelle shows you how simple combinations and preparations can create bold flavors and impressive bites for your next party.

Menu:

Anchovy, Olive and Sport Pepper Skewer (Gildas)
Spicy Shrimp in Garlic (Gambas Al Ajillo)
Spanish Style Omelet with Potatoes on Garlic Tomato Bread (Spanish tortilla on pan con tomate)
Dates with Goat Cheese and Bacon

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Tipsy Kitchen Series:  Date Night at Home – That’s Amoré!
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Date Night at Home – That’s Amoré!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Skip the expensive restaurant! Relax with Michelle and learn how to craft the perfect date night meal at home! Sip wine, ask questions and go home with an arsenal of recipes to impress your dining companion within the comfort of your own home.

Menu:

Italian-Style Meatballs with Pomodoro Sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara
Antipasto Salad
Tiramisu

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You’ll Never Miss the Meat:  Veg Out Greek Style
Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

You’ll Never Miss the Meat: Veg Out Greek Style

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Vegetarian cuisine is highly underrated, but can be extremely delicious! We’ll take a trip to Greece and learn how to turn your vegetables into stars with some tips and tricks from Michelle. You’ll never miss the meat!

Menu:

Trio of Dips: Roasted Eggplant Dip, Hummus and Tzatziki
Vegetarian Moussaka
Baklava

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Retro Recipes Revamped!
Jan
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Retro Recipes Revamped!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Are you a foodie of the 80’s? Wolfgang Puck had just come onto the scene and Food Network was a network being scoffed by critics. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with some of the classics from the time, while kicking them up a notch with some modern twists!

Menu:

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Figs
Beef Wellington with Roasted Carrots
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Stay Warm with Sensational Soups!
Jan
21
9:30am 9:30am

Stay Warm with Sensational Soups!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Stay warm this winter with sensational soups! Michelle will help you create three different flavorful and filling soups that will please your family or guests in the chilly months ahead. Learn how you can utilize fresh ingredients to keep your waistline happy while hibernating.

Menu:

Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Crème Fraîche
Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup
Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Chicken

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: San Francisco Getaway
Dec
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: San Francisco Getaway

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Take a flavor trip to the Golden Gate City in the convenience of your hometown. We will explore flavors from the wharf; experience world-renowned restaurants like Zuni Café and Tartine Bakery, and incorporate culinary favorites from California’s locals.

Menu:

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Aioli
Grilled Oysters
Crispy Whole Cornish Hens with Arugula Panzanella
Cranberry Bread Pudding with Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Everything But the “Bird” – Thanksgiving Sides!
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Everything But the “Bird” – Thanksgiving Sides!

Tips and Tricks for Home Cooks and Foodies.

Let’s be honest, the best part of Thanksgiving is the sides! Make some of my family’s favorites and tell me all about your own traditions during our cozy night around the stove!

Menu:

Baked Bacon Mac & Cheese
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Bacon & Pomegranate
Cranberry Orange Relish
Sourdough Dressing with Fresh Herbs

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Cooking with Julia
Nov
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Cooking with Julia

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Celebrate the master of French home cooking with some of her most famous recipes. We’ll indulge in warm, flavorful French classics while toasting the late, great lady boss.

Menu:

French Onion Soup
Beef Burgundy (Beouf Bourguignon)
Creamy Whipped Potatoes
Reine de Saba (Chocolate Cake)

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Down Home Cookin’
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Down Home Cookin’

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

‘Tis the season for comfort food! Master the classics of down home cookin’ to warm you up in preparation for winter!

Menu:

Sizzling Shrimp
Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken
Carolina Collard Greens with Ham
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Lunch with a Punch!
Sep
24
9:30am 9:30am

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Lunch with a Punch!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Whether you’re hosting a ladies lunch or a family gathering, lunch doesn’t have to be boring. Learn how to indulge with bold flavors and simple preparation for a lunch fit for royalty.

Menu:

Chilled Skewered Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime
Garlic & Herb Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Aioli
Fall Salad
Seasonal Fruit Turnovers

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Destination Dumplings
Sep
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Destination Dumplings

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

Travel the world of dumplings in the comfort of Culinaria! From China to India, savor these culturally unique pockets of delight.

Menu:

Chinese Pot Stickers with Pork,Scallion and Cabbage
Indian Samosas with Potatoes and Peas
Italian Ravioli with Ricotta and Butternut Squash

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Date Night at Home – That’s Amoré!
Aug
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Date Night at Home – That’s Amoré!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Skip the expensive restaurant! Relax with Chef Michelle and learn how to craft the perfect date night meal at home! Sip wine, ask questions and go home with an arsenal of recipes to impress your dining companion within the comfort of your own home.

Menu:

Italian-Style Meatballs and Pomodoro Sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara
Antipasto Salad
Tiramisu

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Mother Sauces Series
Jul
16
to Jul 23

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Mother Sauces Series

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Two-week series! Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Learn the classic French techniques for making the five mother sauces. Once you know how to create these five sauces, you can cook anything from eggs benedict to homemade macaroni and cheese. I’ll teach you how to transform the mother sauces into decadent demi-glace and thick herbaceous gravies. The first thing Julia Child learned how to master were these sauces – so let’s honor the great cook by mastering these wonderful sauce techniques!

Week #1 – 7/16 – Hollandaise with Poached Eggs; Béchamel atop Croque Madame
Week #2 – 7/23 – Tomato with Buccatini Pasta; Velouté with Mushrooms; Espagnole with Skirt Steak

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Not Your Average “Light Lunch”
Jun
18
11:00am11:00am

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Not Your Average “Light Lunch”

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Whether you’re hosting a ladies lunch or a family gathering, lunch doesn’t have to be boring. Learn how to indulge with bold flavors and simple preparation for a lunch fit for royalty.

Menu:

Chilled Skewered Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime
Garlic & Herb Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Aioli
Summer Salad
Seasonal Mini Pies

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Summer Seafood at Home
Jun
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Summer Seafood at Home

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Relax with Chef Michelle and learn how to craft the perfect date night meal at home! Sip wine, ask questions and go home with an arsenal of recipes to make for a succulent summer evening!

Menu:

Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche
Old Bay Crab Cakes with Summer Succotash & Tomato Jam
Cranberry Sorbet

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: San Francisco Getaway
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: San Francisco Getaway

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

Take a flavor trip to the Golden Gate City from the convenience of our chef’s table. We will explore flavors from the wharf; experience world-renowned restaurants like Zuni Café and Tartine bakery, and incorporate culinary favorites from California locals.

Menu:

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Aioli
Grilled Oysters
Crispy Whole Chicken with Arugula Panzanella
Cranberry Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let's Get Sauced!
Mar
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Let's Get Sauced!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

Get saucy in the tipsy kitchen and learn how to create lots of different sauces for appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts! Michelle will give you tips for creating sauces using ingredients you already have at home and show you classic techniques for some of the French mother sauces. Let’s get SAUCED!

Menu:

Crispy Shoestring Potatoes w/Garlic Aioli
Classic Caesar Salad
Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Sauce
Creamy Mac & Cheese
Chocolate Mousse w/Crème Anglaise

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Winter Vegetarian Luncheon
Mar
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Winter Vegetarian Luncheon

It is always a good idea to have some new vegetarian options available for you family and friends, especially if you love to entertain! These dishes make a great luncheon or lighter dinner fare for the upcoming Spring and Summer weather.

Menu:

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup with Garlic Croutons
Belgian Endive, Spinach, Beets, Apple Salad with a Walnut Oil Dressing
Tomato, Onion and Goat Cheese Tart
Orange Grand Marnier Cake with Chocolate Sauce

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Seafood Secrets!
Feb
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Seafood Secrets!

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

Take in the smells and sounds of the ocean as we embark on a seafood cruise at Culinaria! Learn some tips and tricks for cooking great seafood at home, where to buy fresh seafood and how to stay stress free around shellfish.

The Menu

Seared Scallops with Pea Purée
Mussels in White Wine with Leeks and Bacon
Maryland Style Crab Cakes;
Lobster Mashed Potatoes;
Key Lime Panna Cotta

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Crockpot Cooking
Jan
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Crockpot Cooking

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies.

Learn about the extensive and impressive list of meals you can create by using your crockpot! Just a few easy prep steps the night before or morning of and you will come home to delicious dinners ready-to-eat or party favorites cooking away, while you enjoy the your friends and family.

Menu:

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Carolina Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw
Bourbon Baked Beans
Chocolate Lava Cake

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Vegetarian Entertaining
Dec
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Vegetarian Entertaining

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

Is your new sister-in-law a vegetarian? Don’t panic! I’ve got you covered with a flavorful and filling vegetarian dinner that will leave your guests questioning why they need meat at all!

The Menu

Romesco Deviled Eggs
Grilled Avocado over Tangy Lentils
Homemade Veggie Burgers
Honey Fried Bananas with Whipped Cream

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Tipsy Kitchen Series: Table for One – Chicken
Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tipsy Kitchen Series: Table for One – Chicken

Tips and tricks for home cooks and foodies

When I was single, I realized how hard it was to be motivated to cook for one. But it is SO WORTH IT. Learn how to cook for one (or two) by utilizing your leftovers for fun lunches and dinner variations. It will keep your wallet full and your waistline trim. So throw on your apron, clear your cats out of the kitchen and get cooking!

The Menu

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Crispy Roast Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Salad Tartine with Avocado

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