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NEW CLASS! South American Summer

South American food combines big bold flavors and the comfort of home cooking.  Try something new in this class! It's going to be a busy one as we cook four South American inspired dishes that make an awesome summer meal. Plantains, Beef Skirt Steak, Grilled Corn, and Black Beans are all on the menu.

Cooking at your own cooktop you'll learn everything you need to know to recreate this dis hat home.  We'll start with Tostones, or twice-fried plantains with a garlic dipping sauce.  If you've never had fried plantains, you don't know what you're missing! For the second course we've got three pieces that all have a ton of flavor. A dry spice rubbed and grilled skirt steak, elotes a.k.a. Mexican grilled sweet corn with a rich and savory topping, and stewed black beans flavored with garlic, onions, and cumin.  

Seriously, this is one of those meals so comforting you'll want to spend the rest of the day just relaxing in the shade, sipping margaritas.

  • Tostones (fried plantains) w/ Garlic Dipping Sauce
  • Dry-Rubbed Grilled Skirt Steak
  • Elotes (Grilled Corn w/ Sauce)
  • Frijoles Negras (Black Beans)
  • Rhinegeist Beer, House and Premium Wines available for purchase
  • Pan-Frying
  • Saucing
  • Knife Skills
  • Plating
  • Searing
  • Stewing
  • Seasoning

7-Day Cancellation Policy.  Call for Same Day Scheduling.

Chef Instructor: James Hanser

Chef James grew up in rural northwest Ohio, moved to Cincy in 1998 and started working in the restaurant industry.  He fell in love with the craft.  Mostly self-taught, he has honed his skills over the years working for nearly every restaurant group in town... Jeff Ruby's Steakhouses, Boca Restaurant Group, Orchids at Netherland Plaza, Whole Foods Market, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, and many independently owned restaurants along the way.  In 2018, James started his own company called "Have Knives. Will Travel." as a personal chef, caterer, and in home instructor.  He loves all types of food, but he is totally obsessed with braising, curing, and smoking meats and pickling. Inspired by his mother, a lifelong teacher, he began teaching at The Learning Kitchen and is loving every minute of it!

Our recipes use common ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction we should be aware of, please call or email before attending the class. We may or may not be able to accommodate.


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.