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Spring & Summer Cooking Classes with Weekend Kitchen

April 24 - June 5

Weekend Kitchen offers cooking classes with some of the best chefs on the shoreline. They strive to make cooking a fun as well as educational experience. From vegans to carnivores, there is a class for every palate!

4/24 Aperitifs with Tiffany Nevers – Via Zoom
Join us for Apertivo Hour!
What better way to welcome the warm weather and celebrate the seasons of leisure than with classic Italian cocktail culture.  Join Hospitality and Beverage Guru, Tiffany Nevers as she talks about our favorite and most versatile warm weather refresher, The Spritz!  We will review the Art of Apertivo 101, Learn the How-To’s of Spritzing and how to build your own Spritz Bar at home!  A suggested ingredients list will be provided, so you can follow along at home if you so choose!  This is a class you won’t want to pass up!  La Dolce Vita!

5/1 Get Saucy! Via Zoom
Get Saucy! Learn the 5 classic French Mother Sauces
Chef Jennifer Magrey by Zoom

Sauce makes everything taste better! The art of making sauce and being able to adapt that basic “mother” sauce to yield other “daughter” sauces will take your cooking to the next level!

Mother Sauces – Learn about the 5 French Mother Sauces and we will create three of them right in your home during the live class. Learn about the proper techniques to make these mother sauces and a couple variations to produce different sauces, or “daughter sauces”, from these original classically prepared sauces. This is great way to learn and create delicious sauces to open up a world of creative dishes from your kitchen.

Chicken Poulette – Mother sauce called Allemande is turned into poullette sauce with the addition of mushrooms and lemon juice. Served over seared chicken breast.

Steamed Spring Asparagus with classic Hollandaise sauce
Béarnaise sauce – with veggies, chicken, eggs, and especially a great steak!
Béchamel Sauce – great for veggies, egg noodle dishes, in lasagna, and moussaka and more!
Mornay Sauce- we will take béchamel sauce and create a great mornay sauce for a baked Mac and Cheese

6/5 Paella Party with Chef Dany Roche
Paella Party!
Saturday June 5, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Chef Dany Roche

The tent is going up so let’s get outside for our annual Paella Party! Chef Dany Roche of Mexico Gourmet will instruct is on how to cook up a big batch of paella! Dany and her husband Tim are a blast! We’ll set up the outdoor paella cooker and mix up a bunch of drinks and PARTY! It’s a laugh a minute with this couple and a fantastically delicious paella too!

The menu is Paella…. we will also make an appetizer to nibble on while the paella cooks and Dany usually brings a great desert of some sort. Don’t forget your “to go” container- there’s always more then enough for left overs!


* Please bring your face mask and social distancing a must.

* We are not a nut-free or gluten-free facility. Please tell us in advance if you have any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate you.

* Payment in advance is required and there are no refunds. If you cannot make it to class then you will receive a credit for another class in the future.

* Gratuities are not included


April 24
June 5


Weekend Kitchen
16 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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