I Know, I’m Hungry Too – Pilates & Prenatal Meal Prep Class

Pilates & Prenatal Meal Prep Class. Enjoy 45 minutes of pregnancy-focused pilates with esteemed pilates instructor Marlyse Scherr. Class will follow with hands-on instruction for healthy meals and snacks, targeted to maintain balance and health during pregnancy.  Class will follow with a sit-down lunch for the ladies!

Initiative Dinner

Our theme for this dinner is initiative – exploring ways we can push ourselves past our comfort zone to create, achieve, and do the things we strive for.

As always, the medium will be food, conversation, and beverages.  Drinks will be paired with each course; for this reason we strongly recommend taking a rideshare, like Uber or Lyft, so you can fully enjoy the experience.

Tonight, we serve you.

Join us downtown in the Arts District as we guide you through five courses honoring the best of spring’s produce. The evening’s dishes will be paired with cocktails and beverages as selected by Halycent. The company’s founders will be present to walk you through the pairing choices.

This will be a sensory dinner, so along with smell, taste, and sight we are delighted to have music curated to each course.

We are delighted to be of service to you. We kindly ask that you leave your ego at the door and bring an open mind; we will not accommodate dietary restrictions.

 

Initiative Dinner

A Food For Thought Dinner Series

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

7pm

 

Thought Bubble

Oysters on the Half Shell with Salmon Roe, Celery-Cilantro Foam, Pickled Shallot Brunoise

Brainstorm

White Asparagus with Burnt Comte, King Oyster Mushroom

Excitement & Imagination

Seared Halibut with Uni Cream Sauce, Purslane, Black Rice Balloon

Setbacks

Pork Roti en Croute, Roast Pork in Pastry Crust with Cherry Gastrique

But What If…

Ricotta Cake with Apricot-Orange Marmalade, Dried Fruit Crackers

Breaking Barriers

Salted Caramel Gelato with Gianduja Crumble, Almond Tuile

Chef – Ashley Fahr of Cookdrop Kitchen
Cocktails – John Engel & Matt Gilliam
Curation – Jon Gorski of SSBB Creative
 
 

 

 

 

Kaiseke Pop Up Dinner with Chef Ryo

It is nothing less than an honor to spend time with, and enjoy food by, chef Ryo of Pearl Dragon in the Pacific Palisades.  A third generation sushi chef, Ryo will surprise you with just the right amount of ingenuity and respect for the classics we have come to expect.

This pop up event will be limited to ten guests, so please come prepared to love thy neighbor and eat good grub.

Kid’s Pasta Class with Chef Matthew Criswel & Parent Wine Room

Let your kids indulge in fresh pasta making, from creating the dough all the way through to rolling it out and making fettuccine or spaghetti pasta. Menu varies with each class but typically includes Fettuccine Bolognese, Ravioli, Cheesy Meatballs, Chocolate Cannoli.

Meanwhile, adults can lounge in the back dining room while trying sommelier-recommended wines, focusing on a different wine nation and region each class.

Both kids and adults will sit down in the dining area after class to enjoy what the kids have concocted!

Paper recipes are provided at the start of class, and a pdf of all recipes will be emailed after class.

Middle Eastern Vegetarian

Vegetarian isn’t only for the non- meat eaters! We promise that even the most serious of carnivores will leave class knowing how to make dishes they can’t wait to repeat at home. This hands-on class will begin with a breakdown of the Middle Eastern-inspired menu and some basic knife skills, followed by preparing the recipes for a sit down meal to conclude the class.  Help yourself to water and wine throughout the class, with a welcome treat to start things off on the right note.

Menu: Herbed Falafel with Braised Cabbage and Dill Tzatziki, Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad with Sumac, Chickpea and Potato Tagine with Ras el Hanout, Pearl Couscous with Almonds, Raisins, Herby Pesto, Honey-and-Ricotta Filled Phyllo Triangles

Instructor: Ashley Fahr

New Year, New You: Weeknight Vegan Meals

Learn how to make hearty vegan dishes that could convert the biggest skeptic in your life! The class will follow traditional format of welcome snack, followed by diving right into dish preparation. Seated meal to follow.

Menu is subject to change but a sample evening consists of:
Vegan Kale Ceasar Salad with Tahini Caesar
Lentil Meatloaf with Tomato-Balsamic Glaze
Wild Mushroom Lasagne with Homemade Cashew Cheese
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Tart w/ Chocolate Crust

Sushi with Ryo

Learn how to easily and perfectly execute sushi making skills at home. Chef Ryo will cover the basics, from which rice to use and how to perfect the actual roll. Sake will be provided.

Menu: Chef’s Choice!

Instructor: Ryo

Weekly Meal Prep

This class will forgo the sit down portion to spend more time preparing healthy and hearty meals for the week.  Students will walk away with enough dishes packaged and ready to go (as prepared by you!) for four days.

The class will be full of suggestions for shortening prep time while maximizing flavor and and ingredient efficiency.

Cookdrop has teamed up with the resident somm at Lincoln Fine Wines to bring you thoughtfully and artfully paired wines to complement and brighten each dish.

Menu: TBD, based on market ingredients

Instructor: Ashley Fahr

Weekly Meal Prep

This class will forgo the sit down portion to spend more time preparing healthy and hearty meals for the week.  Students will walk away with enough dishes packaged and ready to go (as prepared by you!) for four days.

The class will be full of suggestions for shortening prep time while maximizing flavor and and ingredient efficiency.

Cookdrop has teamed up with the resident somm at Lincoln Fine Wines to bring you thoughtfully and artfully paired wines to complement and brighten each dish.

Menu: TBD, based on market ingredients

Instructor: Ashley Fahr

Weekly Meal Prep

This class will forgo the sit down portion to spend more time preparing healthy and hearty meals for the week.  Students will walk away with enough dishes packaged and ready to go (as prepared by you!) for four days.

The class will be full of suggestions for shortening prep time while maximizing flavor and and ingredient efficiency.

Cookdrop has teamed up with the resident somm at Lincoln Fine Wines to bring you thoughtfully and artfully paired wines to complement and brighten each dish.

Menu: TBD, based on market ingredients

Instructor: Ashley Fahr