Thursday, August 5, 2010



To register for any of these classes,simply email Heidi at and we'll get you signed up. Your payment, made by cash or check made payable to me, will confirm your reservation. These classes are all held in Charlotte NC at three different locations. All are hands-on events and if you would rather not cook, you are invited to participate as much as you would like - if you'd like to come and watch, eat and enjoy as if it were a demonstration class, that is fine too; but advance reservations are a must!

Wine parings are offered with each course and each class participant receives a complete packet of recipes and wine notes.
Class participants will also be able to order the wines we taste in each class at special discounted pricing.

Sat. August 14 - 10:30 am - 1 pm at Aria Tuscan Grill - In Honor of Julia - Julia Child's birthday is this weekend and so I thought it appropriate to celebrate with a class of some of my favorite "Julia recipes." The menu includes: Julia's real Caesar salad with homemade croutons, leek and potato soup, Seafood en croute, savory herb-stuffed tomatoes and ice cream profiteroles with creme Anglaise and chocolate sauce. Cost is $55.

Sat. August 21 - 11 am - 2:30 pm - Cooking On the Farm at New Town Farms in Waxhaw. - This fun and informative class will kick off with a 30 minute or so tour of New Town Farms as we explore the lay of the land with owners Sammy Koenigsburg, then we'll head to the farmhouse kitchen to cook with local produce and product using New Town's chicken and pork, and all the in-season produce we can find on the farm. Its going to be fabulous!
Class special - class participants will be able to purchase any of the produce or products raised at New Town at a 10% discount immediately after class.
Menu includes: Mascarpone and local goat cheese mousse with wine braised tomato and crunchy parmesan crisps , Apple brined pork with muscadine or blueberry sauce, Braised chicken with herbs and figs, and a warm peach and almond tart with a local honey drizzle. Cost is $55.

Sunday August 22 - 10:30 am - 1 pm at Aria Tuscan Grill - Italian Al Fresco dinner for Four - one of my most popular cooking class topics, geared to accomodate the warm weather of the season. Menu includes my new take on classic bruschetta made with scrumptous cheese grits and tomatoes, arugula and cucumber salad, from scratch pasta with a choice of two sauces: carbonara and puttnesca and a fresh fruit-topped Italian cheesecake tart. Cost is $55.

And here's what we'll be cooking in September...:

Steakhouse Dinner for Four - At Home with Heidi - Tues. Sept 7 at 6 pm
Classic French food and wine - At Home with Heidi - Sun. Sept 12 at 1 pm
On the farm Class at New Town Farms - Sat. Sept 25 at 11 am
The secrets of cooking with seafood - At Home with Heidi - Tues. Sept. 28 at 6 pm

To register for any of these classes, email Heidi at and we'll get you signed up. Your payment, made by cash or check made payable to me, will confirm your reservation.

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