Culinary Bistro Announces New Classes at Shore

Chef Dan

Chef Dan Esquivel, Director of the Culinary Institute at the Shore Cultural Centre, has announced a series of monthly classes to be offered to the public.   Esquivel teaches culinary arts to high school students from Euclid, Mentor, Wickliffe and Willoughby.  “I love teaching the students I have”, said Chef Dan, “but I also enjoy teaching the adult members of our community and their younger children. It gives me a chance to stretch out a bit.” 

Classes begin December 11 and run each month through April 21, 2017 and are taught in the Culinary Bistro on the bottom floor of the Shore Cultural Centre.  All class fees include ingredients and cooking equipment usage. The following classes are being offered:

Sunday, December 11, 2016    1:00-3:30 pm   $35/Family of four(4), $40 Family of five(5)-eight(8)

Holiday Cookies—Holiday baking is a must, but finding the time to make a family event out of it can be hard.  So Chef Dan has done it for you!  The class offers all the cookie dough, add-ons and decorations you will need to make dozens of treats almost too good looking to eat—but you will!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017   6:00-8:30 pm    $35/couple

Simply Elegant Cuisine for Couples—So many working couples say they just don’t have the time to prepare a fine dinner.  Chef Dan will share with you the skill of turning simple dishes into elegant ones that will make all your dinners special.  Be sure to bring your own ideas to share.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017   6:00-8:30 pm   $25/child age 10+

Junior Sous Chef Cook-Off—Need kitchen help but your children don’t step up?  Chef Dan will show your 10+ young one how to cut veggies, prepare fruit, measure and combine ingredients and do all this safely while having fun.   

Friday, March 24, 2017    6:00-8:00 pm  $15/person

Asian Night—Who doesn’t like Asian food?  Next time don’t carry out, cook-in by taking this how-to class in which you will learn how to make dishes from chicken teriyaki to dumplings.

Friday, April 21, 2017   6:00-8:00 pm   $15/person

Mexican Night—From tacos to tamales to tortillas to salsa, Chef Dan will demonstrate how to prepare a party and family favorite meal that will take you south of the border where the heat is.

Other special events at the Culinary Bistro include a Holiday Buffett on December 14 and a Closing Day Buffett on May 3, 2017. The Bistro is open to the public for lunch, Wednesday through Friday, from 11:00 am-12:20 pm through May 3, 2017. 

Those interested in attending cooking classes may register by stopping by or calling the Shore Cultural Centre office weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 216/289-8578.  The Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio.

Jim Spittle

Jim is the Programming and Marketing Manager for the Shore Cultural Center.

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