If you are looking for “things to do” in Sarasota, Venice or Bradenton, Chef Ray’s Cooking Classes at Euphemia Haye should be on the top of your list. We call the cooking classes “Lesson Luncheons” because they are taught in a demonstration style; so what that means is, Chef Ray does all of the cooking and you do the eating and drinking! Each class begins with our freshly-baked banana bread and a bottomless cup of our insanely good imported coffee. There’s no skimping here – each guest will get to enjoy a luxurious lunch that includes three courses and each course includes a paired glass of wine. Guests will watch and interact with Chef Ray as he prepares each of three courses in our main dining room. The food Chef Ray prepares is always amazing but his quick wit and lively personality steal the show. The classes are for anyone who wants to learn something about cooking – whether you’re already a “foodie” or just a kitchen novice, Chef Ray says that everyone will learn some useful tips.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Enjoy Chef Ray’s humor as he prepares an outstanding three course meal, including Euphemia Haye’s Famous Roasted Duckling with Apricot Sauce. Throughout the lunch, he will be sharing his tried and true tips and techniques. Each course will be served with a select wine, paired expertly to enhance your meal.
Lesson Luncheons begin promptly at 10:30 am and run until about 1:30 pm. Cost is $65 per person and includes the three course meal, paired wines, and a recipe booklet to take home.
- Watercress and Tomato Salad with a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette.
- Euphemia Haye’s Famous Roasted Duckling with Apricot Sauce and Sage Stuffing
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Ganache Cake
The entire meal, if leaving out the sage stuffing, is gluten free!