I just received this information from my friend Mary Ellen Rae who is a wonderful personal chef and cooking instructor. She has some great classes lined up in Manhattan Beach this Fall. This would be perfect for new brides and grooms (and all of the rest of us) ... so I wanted to share it with you. Maybe I'll see you there!
Personal Touch Gourmet Cooking Classes in the South Bay
Join Chef Mary Ellen in a cooking class this fall at a commercial kitchen site in Manhattan Beach.
Work with ingredients sourced from local farmers markets and specialty food purveyors while you enjoy an evening filled with delicious food, culinary tips and techniques.
September 16th Fall Seasonal Favorites $75 6:30-9:30
Rustic Italian Bread Crostini with Ricotta Cheese, Spanish Chorizo and
Balsamic Caramelized Red Onions
Persimmon Salad with Baby Arugula, Candied Spiced Almonds and Herbed Goat Cheese
Asian Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Grilled Peach Salsa
Pear and Hazelnut Cobbler with Sweet Marsala Cream
October 14th Healthy & Quick “Family” Friendly Dinners $75 6:30-9:30
Cilantro Pesto Grilled Halibut Tacos with Crunchy Slaw
Not Too Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Wok Fried Chicken with Asian Flavors
Basil, Spinach and Fresh Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells with Quick Marinara Sauce
November 18th Holiday Appetizers for Easy Entertaining $75 6:30-9:30
Spicy Mango Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Mint Yogurt Sauce
Broiled Baby Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spices
Parmesan Stuffed Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Dates
Pears Roasted in Maple Syrup and Cognac with Pecans and Taleggio Cheese on Crostini
Crab, Tarragon and Snow Pea Salad on Endive Spears
Personal Touch Gourmet Cooking Class Registration
All Classes require advance reservation and payment. Cancellations must be made at least 4 days in advance of class to receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 4 days of the class date are not eligible for a refund, but you may send someone in your place. Space limited to 10 people. Students who register for all three classes will receive a 10% discount.
Contact Chef Mary Ellen via email or phone to confirm a space before sending payment to:
Personal Touch Gourmet 1830 Springfield Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Include your name, address, phone number, email address and class title and date.
What to Bring and Wear: Feel free to bring wine or a beverage of your choice. Bring an apron and a sharpened chef knife. For your safety, wear closed toed shoes, no sandals, and comfortable clothing that will not get caught on kitchen equipment.
See you in the fall!
Mary Ellen Rae
"Your Personal Gourmet"