This week I took my first-ever cooking class with my friend, colleague and pescatarian-inspiration, Ramonna. It was all I wanted it would be and I am hopeful that many more are in my future. The class was held at the newly relocated Sur la Table store in Cherry Creek North. The kitchen at the back of the store is large, bright and gorgeous.
The class was entitled “Elegant Vegetarian.” Think meatless that is deserving of the good plates.
Pictured on the bottom left is an Herb Marinated Tofu Niçoise Salad with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette. On the right is our Baked Polenta with Mushroom and Sage Ragout. The tips we learned for searing tofu and prepping quick-cook polenta were worth the $69 alone. We also made our snack – Pan-Fried Halloumi with Oregano and Truffle Oil – and a second salad, Pear, Gouda, and Kale Salad with Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette.
Can we talk about truffle oil drizzled over seared Halloumi cheese? I’d be willing to do two-a-days at the gym for the rest of time to eat this daily. I treated myself to a tiny bottle of truffle oil and cannot wait for some decadent drizzles in the coming weeks and months. It’s worth all 120 calories per serving – no question.
Cooking classes aren’t cheap but boy are they fun, and educational. Have you ever taken one? And, any suggestions for how to best enjoy my new truffle oil?