Learn the fundamentals of Italian cooking while preparing modern Italian-inspired dishes in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Shahida. First, you'll toss together an arugula and roasted beet salad with a warm goat cheese vinaigrette. Then, you'll prepare a creamy wild mushroom risotto with a decadent truffle reduction. For the main course, you'll learn to make rosemary pork chops topped with a cherry balsamic glaze. And for dessert, you'll whip together a flavorful espresso mousse.
Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad
With candied pistachios and warm goat cheese vinaigrette
Wild Mushroom Risotto
With shaved Meyer lemon and Parmesan truffle reduction
Chef Shahida's impressive resume includes graduating summa cum laude from Le Cordon Bleu as a classically trained French chef. She holds a special place in her culinary heart for the farm-to-table slow food movement. Her favorite cuisines to create include Italian, New American, Tex-Mex and sushi, though her real passion lies with Asian fusion creations. Chef Shahida's students will always find her excitement for food and the culinary arts on display in her cooking classes