Tuscan Flavors on the Grill with Chef Richard McPeake
We’re stirring up a little grilling fun and kick-starting the holiday weekend as our senses take a journey to the lush green rolling hills, bucolic vineyards and old-world charm of Tuscany.
The words “Tuscan” and “grilling” just seem to go together naturally! The Tuscan grill is all nuance with minimal interference on the natural flavor of the primary ingredient. There are no sweet barbecue sauces to overwhelm the senses… no sweet-and-sour glazes to interfere with the fire-roasted flavors of Tuscany. Marinades and natural flavors are important, but they are lighter and comprised of only a handful of really good ingredients: olive oil, citrus, wine, garlic, a few herbs and some aged balsamic.
Tonight, under the tutelage of an award-winning grilling pro, Chef Richard McPeake, you’ll learn all about fire-roasting as we cook directly on the hot coals of the grill – searing the grilled meat in the traditional old-world Sicilian style of cooking. If that doesn’t excite you, then know that you’ll also learn how to “spatchcock” a whole chicken! (Hope no one gets hurt!!).
Our menu has been designed to delight the senses starting with Grilled Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto and drizzled with Citronette - a light and versatile lemon dressing. We’ll explore the joy of grilling flavorful vegetables as we learn how to create Grilled Fennel with Sambuca and Grapefruit Salad.
We’ll sear directly on the coals as we make Fire-Roasted Tuscan Skirt Steak and we’ll learn how to grill-press a Brick-Grilled Butterflied Chicken. Along with a side dish of Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Asiago Puntette (rice shaped pasta pilaf), we finish with a light but rich Fresh Berries with Zabaglione. Whoa.
What a fabulous class to take with a group of friends or treat your special someone to a delicious Friday night cooking experience.
Participation Class | Dinner
Fri 5/28/21 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost.
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