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'17 DECEMBER DINNER SHOW

What is a dinner show experience? Picture yourself among the guests gathered around the chefs’ kitchen-bar as you watch them prepare two or three entrees paired with different wines, followed by a great dessert. Imagine a lively discussion about food and wine as you savor each plate. In the end, you leave satisfied wondering what you’ll do first—make some of the many new recipes at home, or start planning your return to enjoy another EVOO experience.

All MONTHLY DINNER SHOWS reflect local seasonal ingredients that are put together into two or three courses plus dessert, and are designed to inspire guests with many new ideas for menus and dishes to recreate at home. Wines are often the last to be decided. And beverage alternatives are always available.
Remember menus may change without notice based upon availability and so be sure to indicate all allergies or diet restrictions when our reservationist asks.

After the show, our gift shop is open only for our dinner guests, and many of the ingredients and tools we use in the show are available for purchase.

 

DECEMBER MENU
ACT ONE
Wine:  La Muri 2016 Nero d’Avalo
-Poached calamari stew; sauté baby clams in white wine; pan-seared lemon garlic rockfish with garlic aioli; bruschetta

Wine:   J Scott Pinot Noir
Baked pumpkin semolina cake with gorgonzola, topped with pan-seared wild mushrooms and brown sage cream; micro celery;
roasted  grapes with Saba

 
ACT TWO
Wine: Neroni’s Chefs Blend Oregon Red
Apple cider braised beef brisket with preserved lemon gremolata;  pan-roasted, oven-finished baby potatoes and carrots

  sautéed kale with prosciutto 
   
FINALE:
Coffee:  Caffe Umbria coffee Mezzanotte decaf or espresso shot by Nespresso

Apple date dumpling with bourbon semi freddo; chili pepper salted brittle

 

 


Recipes


AIOLI, GARLIC
APPLE DATE NUT TARTS OR TURNOVERS
APPLE FIG DUMPLING
BRAISED BRISKET (Brenner Family Recipe)
CECI SAFFRON PUREE
CLAMS, STEAMERS IN SIMPLE WINE BROTH
CONFIT OF SQUID
GRANDMA'S CORNMEAL GNOCCHI, Updated version
GREMOLATA with preserved lemon
KALE, (BLACK), CHARD, SAUTEED
MUSHROOMS
NUT BRITTLE
PROSCIUTTO CRIPS
RISOTTO, TOMATO SOFRITO
ROCKFISH, pan roasted sesame ginger
SABA
SEMOLINA DUMPLINGS
SWISS CHARD, SAUTEED AND SERVED WITH PARMESAN CHEESE

Private Events

Any of our shows or class experiences can be designed just for your private party. (*) Imagine  having a room of your friends watching and dining during the Dinner Show or with aprons on and hands into the dough during a private PASTA 101 semi-hands-on class. Private experiences can be arranged by speaking directly with one of our representatives. See our suggestions for a private event page to learn more about the possibilities.

 

(*)Private groups of ten or less may join the regular scheduled classes and are expected to pay the regular price per person, gratuity optional.  Groups of 11 or more constitute a private event, and our pricing for those experiences depends upon the date, number in the party, type of experience, and of course, the menu. A service fee is always applied.