Just thought I'd share that the JCC in Manhattan has a state of the art Kosher Culinary Arts Studio (both meat and dairy classes!) and offers incredible cooking classes! The staff of Chef Instructors is very impressive, many of them also teach at ICE & FCI or are still working as executive chefs in top notch restaurants. I did not realize they have such a variety of classes which in fact, are more reasonably priced than at some other recreational cooking schools. You can even take a series such as Baking and Pastry Arts for less than at ICE, but the instruction is just as good, if not better.
If you are trying to cut back on eating out to save$$ , taking a cooking class is a great way to save and learn how create gourmet restaurant t quality food right at home!
I just signed up for this class:
Secrets of the sea are unveiled in this extensive three-part fish techniques class. You will learn how to select and store, bone, fillet, poach, grill, and pan sear. You’ll create a homemade fish stock and learn how to match mouthwatering sauces to your favorite fish as you apply learned techniques to an assortment of exquisite seafood recipes from around the world.
Day 1 Recipes: Crispy flounder with tartar sauce, pan seared grouper with tomato basil beurre blanc, fried cod with caper shallot sauce, Dover sole poached in white wine and dill, snapper croquettes with remoulade sauce, and horseradish encrusted salmon with leek cream.
Day 2 Recipes: Barbeque grilled salmon, pesto glazed grilled sea bass, tuna pot roast, braised halibut with artichokes and tomatoes, roasted glazed salmon, and whole roasted snapper with roasted beet coulis.
Day 3 Recipes: Tuna carpaccio with Asian salad, spicy tuna rolls, salmon tartare crostinis, fish terrine, smoked grouper paté, and smoked salmon and goat cheese roulades.
Instructor: John Scoff
Jul 20 - Jul 22
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
They have their cooking classes posted here: www.jcckitchen.org