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.
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.
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
Butter Dough with Fresh Granny Smith Apples, Apple Compote and Apple Glaze
Served with Fresh Whipped Cream