Sunday, April 1, 2012

Heidi Billotto's Springtime Cooking Classes 2012

Anyone Can Cook, Let Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto show you how to make it fun!

Call a friend and come and join me for a fun and flavorful cooking class this Spring - my April and May classes are listed below....It's always a blast! No matter the locale we always offer wine parings with every dish, recipes packets and wine notes for each class participant. The classes at Reid's Fine Foods are all demonstration-style; while all of my At Home with Heidi and On the Farm classes have lots of hands-on opportunities.

Sat April 14 - Springtime Hors D'oeuvres at Reid's Fine Foods- 11 am - 2 pm - 'tis the season to step outside and entertain. Heidi Billotto will share all new recipes to help you make your al fresco seasonal springtime soiree an event everyone will be talking about for months to come. Cost $65 Make your reservation now

Sunday April 15 - Annual Cooking with Olive Oil Class and Olive oil tasting at Reid's Fine Foods 1-4 pm - this class includes Heidi Billotto's annual olive oil tasting of nearly a dozen different extra virgin olive oils to start and in the end we will prepare a Mediterranean meal for four. Delish! Cost $75 Make your reservation now

Monday April 16 - The Cuisine of Greece at Reid's Fine Foods 9:30-11:30 am - If you love Spanekopeta, chicken with lemon, tatziki salad and a Heidi Billotto's chocolate-laced version of baklava - then this is the class for you! Cost $55 Make your reservations now

Saturday April 21 - Growing and Cooking with Fresh Herbs at Reid's Fine Foods - 11 am - 2 pm - This is one of Heidi's favorite seasonal classes, so get a jump start on this year's herb garden with a little help from Windcrest Farm organic herbs and great recipes from Charlotte's Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto. Cost of the class includes a take home organic herb plant from Windcrest Farm. Reid's will also have additional herbs to stock your kitchen garden. Cost $70 Make your reservation now

Thursday April 26 - The Art of Making Sauces - At Home with Heidi -6:30-9:30 pm. Making great sauces is easier than you think. Join Heidi for a hands-on adventure on making all of the master sauces and several variations. Cost $65
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Sunday April 29 - Cuban Cuisine at Reid's Fine Foods - 1-4 pm - it's not Spanish or Mexican or even a combo of the two. Cuban cuisine has its own unique, full-bodied flavors and in this class Heidi Billotto will feature several Cuban classics, such as arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, black beans and rice and a Cuban capered baked white fish plus a special Cuban treat for dessert Cost $65
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Monday April 30 - French Dinner for the Family at Reid's Fine Foods - 9:30-11:30 am - The techniques found in French haute cuisine make for the basis of most other cuisines around the world. In this class, Heidi Billotto will share her favorite French recipes for a spinach and white cheddar soufflé, tomato vinaigrette with local greens, chicken with herbs de Provence and custard stuffed profiteroles, Cost $55 Make your reservations now

Saturday May 5 - On the Farm at Proffitt Family Cattle Company -

Tours of the ranch at 1:30 and/or 3 pm - the cooking ( and eating and drinking) takes place from 4 till 7 pm. These classes at Proffitt Ranch have become a monthly event and they are always great fun. We now tour two different ranches with my good friend Shelley Proffitt Eagan, so you may choose which tour you would like to attend or both or, if you have been before, and just want to attend the class, that's fine too. Just let me know what you'd like to do when you make your reservations and I'll tell you the start time. This month, its a Cinco de Mayo theme with beefy Mexican dishes for each course, plus a sweet litle something for dessert - Cost $75.

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Saturday May 12, 5-8 pm- Save the date - for another Food, Wine and Conversation of Italy class with Heidi Billotto and special guest Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy - Cost is $75

The four different italian dishes to make a meal in this class will include a home made pasta and nada;s tips for speaking Italian and traveling in her native Italy.

This could be the perfect Mother's Day present...just saying...

Make your advance reservations now by emailing Heidi at now!

Saturday June 2 -On the Farm at New Town Farms- 11 am - 3:30 pm

After a long hiatus we will be cooking back On the Farm at New Town Farms in Waxhaw with hosts Sammy and Melinda Koenigsburg - very excited - menu details to come, when we see what is growing in the feilds, but will feature New Town's chickens and eggs for sure. Cost $75.
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