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These are not all Christmas themed, but Cooking at the Cottage, 3739 Lexington Rd., should help you put your best whisk forward by the end of the year with these cooking classes, date nights and events.

Monday, December 10th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “InstaPot Cooking ~ Holiday Edition” ● Demonstration Class ● Andrea Estes Riegling – Rock That Plate ● $50.00 Do you have an Instant Pot, Multicooker or an All In One Cooker and are intimidated to use it?  Did you receive one last Christmas and have yet to take it out of the box?  The concept is amazing and the possibilities are endless so join us as we delve into the fundamentals of this appliance and take the mystery out of using it.  Menu: Broccoli, Potato and Cheddar Soup ● Pineapple and Ginger Spiral Ham ● Brown Butter Red Potatoes ● Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon ● Traditional English Christmas Pudding with Crème Anglaise

Thursday, December 13th ● 6:30 – 9:00 pm ● “La Vigilia di Natali e Giorno Di Natali ~ Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Menu Sampler” ● Demonstration Class ● Sandra Gugliotta – Dining Elegance Caterers ● $90.00  Take a peak inside of an Italian home and see how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day may be celebrated.  This is truly an Italian Feast!  Menu: An Antipasto Tray of Luncheon Meats, Cheeses and Pickled Vegetables with Bread will be available while Sandra is demonstrating various other foods. ~ Enjoyed all day long Christmas day as this is put out early around 11:00 am and offered to family and friends as a bite whenever they want until dinner is served in the evening. ● Cocktail ~ Aperitivo Negroni Sbagliato ~ a bitter sweet cocktail of Campari bitters, Spumante and Vermouth Rosso with a Slice of Orange ● Seafood Appetizers: A few traditional Christmas eve appetizers/pre meal bites: Calamari Fritti con Limone ~ Fried Calamari, Gamberi in Padella ~ Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Butter, White Wine and Oil, Cozze con Zafferano ~ Steamed Mussels with Butter, White Wine and Saffron ● Primi Piatti: ~ First Course ~ Traditional Dishes from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Linguini al Astice ~ Linguini with Lobster, Cannelloni con Bechemela  ~ meat stuffed rolled homemade pasta with a tomato sauce and oven baked then topped with creamy bechemel ● Italian Wafer Cookies
Friday, December 14th ● 6:30 – 8:30 pm ● “Date Night” ● Hands On Class ● David Moeller – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals Menu: Lobster Bisque ● Carne Asada with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Chipotle Crème Fraiche, Queso Fresca, Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage ● Chocolate Mousse with Espresso Sauce and Macerated Berries  *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation. Aprons are not provided.

Saturday, December 15th ● 10:00 – 11:00 am ● “Breakfast with the Grinch” ● $50.00 per table  Enjoy a wonderful Holiday breakfast with the one and only “Mr. Grinch”!  Breakfast will be ready for you at our “Top your own Homemade Waffle Bar” and enjoy Roast Beast (sausage links), Who Hash (hash brown potatoes), Milk, Who Juice (orange juice), Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate and Hot Coffee! Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the “Mean Ol’ Mr. Grinch!”  A holiday tradition at the Cottage for 8 years!  Each reservation is for one table includes two children and two adults or a family of four due to space constraints. **when registering please let us know how many are in your party ~ both children and adults.

Saturday, December 15th ● 6:30 – 8:30 pm ● “Date Night” ● Hands On Class ● Mike Cunha – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals Menu: Creamy Corn Chowder with Garlic Croutons and Crabmeat ● Seared Breast of Chicken stuffed with Spinach, Onion and Blue Cheese, Brown Rice Pilaf, Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Red Peppers ● Egg Nog Crème Brulee with Vanilla Cream *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation.  Aprons are not provided.

Sunday, December 16th ● 1:00 – 3:00 pm ● “The Ultimate Gingerbread House” ● Hands On Class ● Josh Moore – Volare ● $90.00 per house  A Holiday Tradition at the Cottage for the past 8 years!  Do you wish you knew how to bake, assemble, decorate and preserve the charming gingerbread houses you see in the magazines and on TV? Learn how as we go through the process, step by step, to create and decorate a masterpiece! Each student or family will make their own, large house to take home with them! Don’t miss out! Class is priced per house; this would apply to an individual, couple or family of four or less. This class is always a sell out and space is limited, so sign up early!  **when registering please let us know how many are in your party ~ both children and adults ~ for seating purposes.

Saturday, December 22nd ● 6:30 – 8:30 pm ● “Date Night” ● Hands On Class ● Mike Cunha – Sullivan University ● $105.00 for TWO individuals Menu: Spinach, Bacon and Mushroom Frittata with Crostini and Savory Cream ● Seared Boneless Pork Chop with Sundried Cherry Gastrique, Three Cheese Creamy Grits and Vegetable Medley ● Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Sweet Cream *Remember when registering ~ 2 individuals = 1 table, so please use the number(s) of tables you desire when making your reservation. Aprons are not provided.● Hands On Class ● Josh Moore – Volare ● $90.00 per house  A Holiday Tradition at the Cottage for the past 8 years!  Do you wish you knew how to bake, assemble, decorate and preserve the charming gingerbread houses you see in the magazines and on TV? Learn how as we go through the process, step by step, to create and decorate a masterpiece! Each student or family will make their own, large house to take home with them! Don’t miss out! Class is priced per house; this would apply to an individual, couple or family of four or less. This class is always a sell out and space is limited, so sign up early!  **when registering please let us know how many are in your party ~ both children and adults ~ for seating purposes.