Remember when I wrote about Culinary Breakdown, the at-home cooking classes from Chef Douglass Williams?
Well, someone else did, too...and I was lucky enough to get a lesson (and dinner party for 7) for Christmas last month!
We held the big event this past Saturday, and boy, was it fun. Douglass was right - it really is a "collective culinary experience," not just a simple cooking lesson. Our group put together a four course meal, over the course of about five hours (!) and several bottles of wine.
We learned some great techniques, had a ton of laughs, and ate like royalty.
First course: Citrus-cured salmon sashimi over a kohlrabi slaw, in a hibiscus broth. The salmon is stuffed with just a sliver of jalapeno, and topped with slivered cherries! Delish.
Optional fifth course [because we love our sweets!]
Everything about this was fantastic - the menu was completely customizable, Douglass brought all the supplies (including a killer set of professional knives that he allowed us to use), and everyone participated in the meal prep. It made for a very memorable evening with friends, captured here in the full set of photos.