I knew that the man who purchased my locavore cooking class + wine pairing dinner, at a local auction, was going to surprise his wife on her birthday. I didn't realize that it was a surprise to everyone that they had to cook their own dinner!
A few of the guests looked a little stunned when I handed them knives, made them pull tasks out of my wooden bowl, and settled them in to work stations around the kitchen. But they ended up having fun while they cooked...I hope!
Here's what they made...recipe posts to come. Thanks, again, to my produce and wine donors. I couldn't have done it with you all.
Cheese, Local Honey, Nuts, Grapes, and Olives
Grilled Squash Bruschetta with Goat Cheese + Chard Pesto
Monkfish en Papillote
Spiced Cauliflower-Carrot Salad
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs over Peppercress Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette
Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries
Wine Pairing Isabelle by Scheid Vineyards