TBT – So Happy (Cooking) Together

Today’s throwback Thursday goes back to last Friday, the first night of my girl’s weekend with my BFF, Kate.  We took a Couples Cooking Vegetarian Tapas class at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts with Chef Eliana.  The class capacity was ten people, or five couples, but there were only four of us.  A smaller group makes it impossible to cook all of the recipes, but we managed to prepare most of the dishes with Chef’s help, including a white wine sangria.  It was a very engaging, informative and delicious way to spend an evening.  Kate & I had a tremendous amount of fun cooking together, for me it was great being back at school, even for a few hours, and Kate enjoyed her first foray into a commercial kitchen.

This was the second class I had taken with Chef Eliana and I can’t recommend her highly enough.  She’ll be teaching recreational classes this fall and we’re hoping to get a spot in her Couples Cooking Vegetarian Indian.

Below are a couple of really bad pictures of Kate & I and the end-of-class feast the five of us shared, tons of leftovers!  By the time we sat down to eat around 9:45 pm good photography was a low priority coming after sangria, tapas and lively conversation.

Eggplant Towers

Swiss Chard, Raisin & Pine Nut Turnovers

Marcona Almonds w/ Sweet Smoked Paprika

Roasted Eggplant Mousee

Vegetables w/Romesco Dip

Patatas Bravas

Piquillo Peppers with Black Olive Tapenade, Asparagus & Toasted Bread

Garlic & Tomato Toasted Bread

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