Monday, June 27, 2011

Little Guy's Cooking Camp

Little Guy took a week long camp at the Viking Cooking School.     The menu for the week was INCREDIBLE! 

Day 1 - Grilling Workshop: Grilled Shrimp with Fresh Herbs; Lemon Pepper-Crusted Grilled Steaks; Grilled Vegetable Kebabs; Grilled Fruit with Brown Sugar Glaze. Sample Recipe: Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Dip (Tzatziki); Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Day 2 - Desserts Workshop: Fresh Seasonal Fruit Cobbler; Classical Chocolate Soufflé with Peanut Butter Crème Anglaise; Fresh Fruit Tarts

Day 3 - Backyard Barbecue: Easy Barbecued Ribs with Fresh Peach Barbecue Sauce; Pit Master's Fire and Spice Dry Rub; Real Deal Barbecued Chicken; Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Salad; Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chile Lime Butter. Sample Recipe: Lemonade Pie

Day 4 - Summer Southwestern Supper: Brined and Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Glaze; Roasted Sweet Potato Fries; Black Bean, Tomato and Avocado Salad; Individual Fresh Berry Pies. Sample Recipe: Rich Cream Short Pastry

Day 5 - Alfresco Dinner: Romaine Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette and Homemade Croutons; Seafood Pasta; Garlic Bread; Chocolate Chunk Cherry Ice Cream with Chocolate Fudge Sauce. Sample Recipe: Fresh Mozzarella

On Friday, they had a simple graduation ceremony.   When I arrived, Little Guy escorted me to my seat and went to pour me something cold to drink.

He also brought me a cup of the homemade chocolate chunk cherry ice cream with homemade fudge sauce that they had made in class that day.     It was so delicious!

Earlier in the week, they had taken photos of the students in class to give them as souvenirs.   Here is Little Guy holding his photo.    It is now proudly on display on our refrigerator.

Finally, here is Little Guy with his instructor, Chef Sally.    Little Guy really learned a LOT from her.   She was so sweet!


Allison said...

That is SOOO cool! And the menu sounds awesome! Tell Lil Guy he can come be my personal chef ANYTIME!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm jealeous. What a neat class.

rtsponderings said...

Awesome! :)