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The Oregon Coast for Foodies

Seafood probably comes to mind when thinking of the Oregon Coast – for good reason – but Lincoln City also has other options for foodies of all kinds.  The Culinary Center in Lincoln City offers hands on cooking classes – a tasty opportunity especially since you get to eat what you’ve made at the end!  For more information or to register for a course, call Chef Sharon Wiest at 541.557.1125 or email her at sharonw@lincolncity.org.

Here are the courses, demonstrations and (free!) cook off’s being featured this spring at the Culinary Center:


Saturday, March 15, 11 am to 2 pm
HANDS-ON DUMPLINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
(call to be on the waitlist, course is full)

Every culture makes a dumpling…learn how to make some of our favorites.

Menu:

  • Gnocchi from Northern Italy in a broth
  • Korean shrimp dumplings with a dipping sauce
  • Polish Pierogi
  • Chicken and Dumplings

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest & Pati D’Eliseo

Cost: $55, includes meal & wine


Saturday, March 22, 11 am to 2 pm 
HANDS-ON CIOPPINO
(call to be on the waitlist, course is full)

In this hands-on class you’ll learn to make this classic coastal stew with fresh local seafood. We’ll also prepare a salad and foccacia to go with it, and discover some great local wines to pair with our meal.

Menu:

  • Fried Calamari
  • Orange and Fennel Salad with Black Olives
  • Foccacia Bread
  • Cioppino
  • Gelato

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest

Cost: $55, includes meal and wine


Wednesday, March 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
KIDS’ PIZZA CLASS

This is a special class for 8-12 year olds.  Our chefs will team up with Teena from the Driftwood Public Library to help the kids make their own lunch.

Menu:

  • Salad, individual pizzas, fresh fruit kabobs

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest and Chef Bruce Birt

Cost: $10


Saturday, March 29, 11 am to 2pm
OREGON ALBACORE TUNA DEMO
(call to be on the waitlist, course is full)

Chefs Sharon and Jardin will team up with the Oregon Albacore Commission to present our Oregon tuna in all many different preparations. This class will be delicious AND informative!

Menu:

  • Smoked Tuna Puffed Pinwheels
  • Tuna Piccata with Mashed Potatoes
  • Curried Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap
  • Tuna Puttanesca over Fresh Pasta
  • Lemon Ginger Sorbet

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest & Chef Jardin Kazaar

Cost: $55 includes meal and wine


Thurs.-Sat., April 3-5, 9 am to 3 pm
HANDS-ON ITALIAN COOKING INTENSIVE

This hands-on class gives students an opportunity to learn necessary techniques for the preparation of authentic Italian cuisine. At the end of each day we’ll enjoy our creations together, family-style, and discuss what we learned. We will also explore Italian wines throughout the class.

Menu:
The Italian Adventure Continues…there is so much more to cook! The regions we’ll explore are Trentino-Alto Adige, Le Marche and Puglia.

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest & Pati D-Eliseo

Cost: $325, includes meals and wine


Saturday, April 12, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
HANDS-ON BAKING WORKSHOP WITH ROCKFISH BAKERY
(call to be on the waitlist, course is full)

Learn to make delicious, homemade baked goods from an expert.

Menu:

  • Pâte à choux dough – for making éclairs and cream puffs
  • Lemon squares
  • Scones

Instructor: Sharon Wiest & Danelle Lochrie

Cost: $55, includes baked goods


Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
LET’S EXPLORE THE RIVIERA DEMO
(call to be on the waitlist, course is full)

Our chefs will explore foods and traditions form the coastlines of Italy, France, and Spain.

Menu:

  • Tapas plate with cheese, olives, and almonds
  • Coca (Spanish-style pizzas)
  • Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
  • Radish salad with chives and cracked pepper vinaigrette
  • Pimentos rellanos de bacalao (peppers stuffed with potato and cod)
  • Shrimp and rice with alioli
  • Crèma Catalana

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest & Chef Pati D’Eliseo

Cost: $55, including meal and wine


Saturday, May 3, 11am-2pm
FISH TACO COOK-OFF

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, join us at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City where Chefs from throughout Oregon will compete to take home the title of “Best Fish Taco.” Admission is free, with tacos available for $1.50!

Cost: Free


Saturday, May 10, 11 am – 2 pm
HANDS-ON BRUNCH FOR MOM

Let’s cook everybody’s favorite meal. Bring your mom or re-create it for her later.

Menu:

  • Candied Bacon
  • Sweet Potato Hash
  • Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  • Grapefruit Salad
  • Eggs baked with Spinach and Cheese
  • French Toast with Marionberry Coulis, Homemade Sausage
  • Mimosas

Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest and Pati D’Eliseo

Cost: $55, includes meal and wine

 

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