Greek Chicken Gyros, Flatbread, & Tzatziki
Mediterranean food is so enticing, and nothing beats the drama of freshly made bread. Balancing savory and tangy flavors of lemon and tzatziki to perfection. In this class you'll make a Greek salad with a vinaigrette, marinated chicken, handmade flatbread, and everybody's favorite... tzatziki sauce!
If you aren't hungry when you walk in, you will be as soon as we turn on the heat. You will definitely not leave hungry as we are making a lot of food!
Greek Salad w/ Vinaigrette
Handmade Grilled Flatbread
Marinated Pan Grilled Chicken
Date Night Lock 27 Brewery Tasting & Tapas
Lock 27 is coming down from Dayton to give us the low down on their beer. Our chef is going to teach you how cook tapas and how to pair the right beer with the right food, to create a better eating and drinking experience. If you're a beer enthusiast, this class is for you.
"Authentically different. Not just for the sake of different, but for the sake of creating something extraordinary." – Steve Barnhart, Lock 27 Founder
In this class, you'll learn about and taste four of Lock 27's house beers. For each beer, we'll discuss the different flavors we can taste, and how/why we would pair them with certain foods, then we'll cook a dish to enjoy along side that beer.
Lock Tender Golden Ale - This is a beer for everyone. Refreshingly light and moderately malty with very little bitterness
Food Pairing: TapasMouth Breather IPA - This Midwest style IPA combines the citrus hops of the West Coast and the earthy malt backbone of the East Coast.
Food Pairing: Tapas
Spillway Pale Ale - Brewed with Belma hops, but lighter in body with tropical fruityness and a malty foundation, that keeps it less bitter
Food Pairing: TapasNapoleon's Armee Weissebeer - Refreshing, sour, and crisp. something you've maybe never tried before. This is an excellent summer brew that'll cool you down
Food Pairing: Tapas
Flavor Dynamics and Palate Training
Have you ever really focused in on how to taste and balance flavors in food? Drawing ideas from the book turned Netflix series "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" by Samin Nosrat, and using the massive knowledge pool of other books like "The Flavor Bible" we will experiment to gain a better understanding of how we use the 5 tastes to our culinary advantage. As a bonus, we'll finish by "flavor tripping" with miracle berries that turn sour foods sweet!
We will do a series of experiments to help you understand the difference between taste and flavor, and to really hone in on each of the five tastes, and how each of them interact with each other. You will try each individually, then combine some, and try them in different amounts.
For practical experience, we will have a variety of ingredients available for you to choose from, and with chef's input and some of your own experimentation, you will make a salad containing ingredients with each of the five tastes. If done successfully, you'll end up with something really delicious. For the main course, we will make a pesto, incorporating each of the five tastes as well, and serve it over pasta.
To finish, we're going to "flavor trip" by eating miracle berries then tasting a variety of sour and bitter foods and drinks, and you'll be amazed at how they taste. It's really fun.
Three "Choose Your Own Adventure" Courses
Salad w/ Five Tastes & Vinaigrette
Pasta w/ Fresh Pesto
Fruits & Other Goodies for "Flavor Tripping" Dessert
Blindfold Taste Test
How Flavors Interact Taste Experiment