As a treat for Valerie’s birthday last weekend, I surprised her with a Couple’s Night cooking class at Gaynor’s School of Cooking in Station Square (or is it South Side? not really sure… in between I suppose).
Avocados and Asian pears for the… Avocado and Asian pear salad.
Candied ginger chopped by yours, truly.
“Really, are you taking a picture now?”
The menu for the evening was:
Marinated Skewered Flank Steak
Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta
Goat Cheese Souffle
Asian Pear and Avocado Salad
Dried Fruit Compote with Gingerbread Cake
Bruschetta anchovy paste
Bruschetta ready to eat!
Avocado and Asian pear salad, with sunflower seeds
Bruschetta in it’s Italian glory!
Table set for dozens of attendees
Goat cheese souffle (Hot salty marshmallow)
The chef/instructor was very helpful in guiding us through the recipes. I never realized how complicated a souffle was to make. The best part about the class is that all of the ingredients were purchased for us, ready to go, and they did the dishes for us! They even included wine for dinner. For the cost of a 5 course meal anywhere else in Pittsburgh, we had an enjoyable experience that was a perfect date night.