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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Next Open Registration Class: "A Taste of Italy"
















Come experience a taste of Italy! Feel like you are in Italy without leaving your own city.
I will be hosting a cooking lesson party with an Italian theme Tuesday March 10th @ 6:00p.m. We will be making four incredible dishes from the regions of Tuscany.

This class will be held in a beautiful private home in the San Francisco.
Space is limited so please sign up soon if you are interested in coming. The cost will be $95 per person and you provide your own wine.

Menu for "A Taste of Italy"
Beef Braciole ~ These tasty, tender beef rolls are cooked in a robust tomato and wine sauce! Risotto Milanese ~ This delicately saffron seasoned dish is what Italy is all about. Tomato Florentine Soup, topped w/ homemade parmesan cheese croutons
Eggplant Croquettes ~ Can't eat Italian without eggplant!


Please email chefanna@simmerandsear.com to register today!


Hope to hear from you soon!
Chi Mangia Bene, Mangia Italiano (Those Who Eat Well, Eat Italian)
Chef Anna

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Singles Cooking Event"



Singles Cooking Event ~
January 27th @ 6:00p.m.



Tired of meeting potential dates in a bar or nightclub? This cooking class is for all you singles that want to make a connection with someone in a fun and creative environment. Come learn something new with others and possibly get a date out of it as well! Bring a bottle of wine to share and your charm. Come mingle, cook, enjoy a great meal and have fun! Cost - $95 per person - you provide your own wine.(I would be happy to give you some wine pairing suggestions, just ask me when you register)


Menu for this event:
Penne Rigate macaroni & Chesse baked with Truffle Essence
Roasted Beets over Arugula with Candied Walnuts and Feta Cheese
Slow Roasted Salmon Fillet with red-wine lacquered sauce

*Special romantic dessert - It will surprise you for sure!

A Taste of Spain


"A Taste of Spain"

Spanish cooking has popular roots. It is the people's cuisine. Most of it is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food, based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally. Mountains run through Spain in several directions, acting as natural barriers to communication and making transportation difficult until the last half of the 20th century. This is one of the reasons why cooking differs so much from region to region.

Many dishes are prepared today using the same cooking methods and ingredients as they were two or three hundred years ago. Other dishes sprung up from European and American influences and were adapted to the Spanish taste. One thing is for sure, food in Spain is fresh, abundant and full of taste and the Spanish love their food dearly.

This class will alternate on Wednesday's with other cuisines at 11am and 6pm
Menu will be posted every Tuesday

Dishes to include such things as:
Chicken, Seafood, Chorizo Ham Hock Stock Paella
Butter Beans and Chorizo
Stewed Mussels with Feta and Parsley
Stuffed Piquillo Peppers


Please register for classes via my online calendar if you have a pre-paid voucher:
Schedule online now


Take a look at a previous "Taste of Spain" cooking experience

Wow! What a fun night we had at "A Taste of Spain" last week. Everyone did such an excellent job preparing the 6 amazing tapas we created. I just want to thank the class for all your hard work and it was great meeting each and everyone of you! Hope to see you in a future class. Check out all the beautiful and yummy creations below!

Thanks everyone!

Chef Anna








Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Check out what's coming up....


January 20th @ 6:00p.m. ~ Newlywed Cooking Class

This special cooking class for newlyweds will be one to remember. You can share your honeymoon stories with others while you learn how to cook a romantic three-course meal. Start your marriage off with cooking in the kitchen together and also make some new friends that have similar life experiences.

To celebrate I will be treating you to a complimentary champagne toast and a special romantic dessert that will surprise you for sure!

Please email chefanna@simmerandsear.com to find out more.

If you know someone that just got married or is getting married and you want to give a great gift, this would be it!! Gift Certificates are available for this class, please inquire.

Monday, January 5, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!














Upcoming Class: "A Taste of Spain" ~ Tapas - January 13th, 2009 @ 6:00p.m.

Well folks, the new year is upon us and it is time to stop eating all that holiday food that everyone else had prepared and start cooking some new, exciting and exotic dishes......


In Spain, an appetizer, called an entrem├ęse, is a complement to a meal while a tapa is something altogether different. Although an entrem├ęs can be the same little food that a tapa is, it is served differently. It is literally the appetizer coming before the first course. Tapas, on the other hand, are not appetizers. They are tiny plates of food served in bars all over Spain to accompany drinks.

Come join me and others and travel to the regions of Spain. We will be learning about where and how the word "Tapa" came from and also creating 5 or 6 tapas of our own to enjoy!

Email me at chefanna@simmerandsear.com to register today. Cost: $95 per person. Please provide your own wine. I would be happy to give you some wine pairing suggestions, just ask me when you register!
Looking forward to meeting you!