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Cooking with Class with Deb Buzar

Give a person a meal and you feed them for  a day ;
 teach a person to cook and you feed them for a lifetime.

Each class is custom designed.  I have included some popular seasonal suggestions to guide you with your menu selection.  You can mix and match your three course menu or we can discuss other options that you will enjoy.  These selections change frequently.  If there something you would like to try and it is not listed here, let me know and I will try and include it in your menu.  Extra charges may apply depending on premium ingredients such as lobster or prime steaks or seafood.  When finalizing the menu I may make suggestions to insure your experience the best it can be.  I reserve the right to change ingredients subject to availability and contact you for your approval of alternate suggestions.

Soup, Salad or Starter:


Apple, Chicken and Endive Salad with Maple Vinaigrette  (DF,GF)

Arugula and Pear Salad Tossed with Honey- Rosemary Dressing and Shaved Parmesan Cheese (DF  option, GF)

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Pistachios (GF)

Orange and Red Onion Salad with Dried Cherries and Mint (DF, GF)

Arugula and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Sliced Almonds with a Sherry Vinaigrette

Fall Greens Salad with Marinated Mushrooms, Fennel and Gruyere Cheese

Frisee Salad with Warm Fig Dressing and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad  with Toasted Walnuts and Warm Cider Vinaigrette


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crystallized Ginger and Fried Sage (DF option, GF)

Cauliflower  Soup with Maple Drizzle (GF)

Roasted Tomato Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Apple Onion Soup (DF option, GF)

Wild Mushroom Soup (GF)

Parnip and Apple Soup with Parmesan Chive Foam ( GF)


Crab Cakes with Champagne Beurre Blanc Sauce or Spicy Aioli *

Parsnip Pancakes with Caramelized Onions and Herbed Sour Cream

Blue Cheese and Fig Pastry Puffs

Gougere- Cheese Puffs

Bacon Wrapped Dates (DF, GF)

Cheese Souffle 

Vegetables and Sides 

Sautéed  Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Mushrooms (DF option, GF)
Roasted  Melange of Vegetables with Shallot Herb Butter

Creamed Spinach

Cider Glazed Turnips and Apples with Bacon and Sage (DF, GF)

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots (GF)

Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Risotto ( Wild Mushroom and Onion, Milanese) (DF option, GF)

Main Course 

Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella, Vegetarian Paella with Artichokes and Olives, All Seafood Paella with Shrimp, Clams and Mussels with Chorizo  (DF, GF)

Sous Vide Flank Steak  (DF, GF)

Chicken Braised in Belgian Beer with Shallots, Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme (DF, GF)

Alsatian Style Sausage, Ham, Sauerkraut and Pears (DF, GF)

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine and Herb Reduction Sauce* (DF, GF option)

Pan Sautéed Medallions of Beef or Herb Crusted Roasted Tenderloin with (Red Wine Gastrique, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Classic Bernaise Sauce)* (DF GF0

Sous Vide  Bone In Cowboy Steak ( 2 inch thick)* (DF, GF)

Pan Sautéed Medallions or Herb Crusted Roasted Pork Tenderloin with (Cognac and Mustard Sauce, Dried Cherries with Rosemary and Port Sauce or Dijon Horseradish Sauce) (DF, GF)

Pan Seared Scallops  or Shrimp with (Citrus Thyme Gastrique, Classic Beurre Blanc and Chive Sauce)

Pan Sautéed Chicken  or Fish of choice with choice of pan sauce (White Wine Caper Sauce, White  Wine Herb Sauce, Beurre Blanc Sauce, Brandy Cream and Chive Sauce, Cognac and Mustard Sauce) (DF options, GF)

Halibut in Parchment with Tomatoes, Capers, Slivered Onion and Fresh Herbs (DF,GF)

Pan Seared or Stove top Smoked  Maple Glazed Salmon (DF,GF)

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Sauce and Pickled Ginger* (DF option, GF)

Miso Glazed Cod with Beuure Blanc Sauce* (GF)

Butter Poached Shrimp (GF)

Butter Poached Lobster * (GF)

Stovetop Smoked Salmon (DF, GF)

Mussels with Shallot, Garlic and White Wine and Parsley  (DF option, GF)

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon (GF)

Cauliflower Steaks (GF)

Wild Mushroom Napoleon with Herbed Phyllo Crisps and Mushroom Foam

Sesame Crusted Scallops with Cauliflower Puree (DF,GF)

Home made Pasta with: (DF)

Tomato, Garlic and Basil (DF)

Shrimp or Scallop Scampi (DF)

Shrimp with Coconut Curry Sauce


Butterscotch Budino with Caramel Sauce and Fleur de Sel (GF)

Vanilla and Spice Poached Pears with  Crème Anglaise (GF)

Chocolate or Grand Marnier Soufflés

Chocolate or Butterscotch Lava Cake

Crème Brulee (GF)

Creme Caramel (GF)

Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream (GF)

Apple Pie with Home Made Pastry Dough

Fresh Berry Crepes with Chantilly Cream Dollop

Sauteed Strawberries in a Cabernet Pepper Sauce (DF,GF)

Pecan Torte with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Expresso Panna Cotta (GF)

Baklava Ice Cream

Individual Apple Tarte Tatin

Individual Orange Butter Cakes

* Premium Item- Market Price Increase Applies
DF Dairy Free, GF  Gluten Free