Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cooking School Weekend in Branson!

Do you enjoy spending time in your kitchen cooking up a storm? Are you looking forward to hosting holiday dinners but do not know what to make? Have you always wanted to attend some sort of formal culinary classes but never gotten around to it? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, boy, do I have some news for you!

Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel in Branson, Missouri will be hosting the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel’s Cooking School Weekend in October! Yup, that's right. Experience the Hilton style event on the weekend of October 16th til 18th, 2009! Guests will be welcomed upon arrival to a sumptuous Wine Tasting Reception followed by a cooking demonstration with the Hotel’s very own Chef Nathan Read. You will get a chance to learn how to make everything that was served very next morning as he teaches participants how to prepare the appetizers served at the Wine Tasting. Participants will experience a lavish four-course dinner paired with appropriate wines on Saturday evening and learn how to prepare the featured meal the following morning. Here are the menu items that will be featured in the Cooking School Weekend.
Saturdays Class

Newman Farms Smoked Pork Loin
Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Dried Cherry Vanilla Demi Glace

Chef Read will discuss basic elements of smoking meats.
This will also include a discussion on how to pair foods with smoked meats and planning seasonal menus.

Charcuterie and Cheese Display with Assorted Accompaniments

Brimstone Cheese Fondue
Served with Grilled Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Zucchini, Apples, Pears and Baguette

Chef Read will discuss the factors involved in creating a truly fabulous and unique display for your holiday party. This will be followed by a demonstration of how to create the display, and how to prepare and present the fondue for your own dinner party.

Sundays Class

Smoked Potato and Ham Soup
berkshire ham, sweet onions, smoked russet potatoes and crispy leeks

Fall Harvest Salad
local mixed greens, apples and pears, dried apricots, candied walnuts, heartland creamery
methuselah cheese and dried cherry vinaigrette

Midwest Bison Short Ribs
cherry wood smoked short ribs, creamy cheddar jack risotto and apple bbq sauce

Berkshire Pork Porterhouse
marinated and grilled newman farms pork, heartland creamery goat cheese grits, apricot salsa

Apple Normandy
Butter Dough with Fresh Granny Smith Apples, Apple Compote and Apple Glaze
Served with Fresh Whipped Cream
This one-of-a-kind package also includes deluxe accommodations at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel for two people on Friday and Saturday evening. Enjoy all this for just $398.00 plus tax for both nights! Not only will you experience the pampered luxury that only Hilton – the first name in hospitality – has to offer, but you’ll have easy access to shops, boutiques, restaurants, a river walk and other attractions when you’re not enjoying the splendors of your wine tasting and four-course meals. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is within easy driving distance of Branson’s championship golf courses, lakes, museums and 49 live entertainment theaters. With so much to offer, this exciting vacation community is perfect for everyone. Be prepared to wow your family and friends this holiday season as the menus will prepare you to be the perfect holiday host or hostess!! Remember, this package is only for Oct 16th-18th, 2009. Head over to their website and book this amazing package today!


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