AMERICAN REGIONAL MENUS


Experience the Diverse Melting Pot of American Regional Cooking
$125.00 per person/ per class
Includes all instruction, food cost, menus and dinner




New York, New York
American classics from the famed Delmonico’s and Waldorf Astoria
Waldorf Salad
Bibb lettuce, red delicious apples, grapes, currants, celery, walnuts in a chive-yogurt dressing
Steak Delmonico with Roast Potato Wedges
Famous char grilled Delmonico steaks with its signature marinade and potato wedges
Brandied Mushrooms Astoria
Mushrooms sautéed with shallots and tarragon, flambéed in Brandy
Baked Alaska
Thin layers of pound cake and ice cream with a torched meringue topping

New England
New England Clam Chowder
Thick and hearty cream soup with clams, chunky potatoes, celery and leeks
Boston Butter Lettuce Salad
Tender butter lettuce with tomatoes, radishes, croutons and herbed vinaigrette
Crispy Cod Cakes with Sauce Remoulade
Salt cod, shallots and fresh herb cakes fried to golden brown with special sauce
Fresh Berry Cobbler
Fresh berry cobbler baked with biscuit topping

Mid Atlantic
Maryland Crab Cakes with Citrus Aioli
Fresh crab cakes lightly breaded and pan-fried
Schnitz and Knepp
(Pennsylvania Dutch)

Smoked ham and dried apple stew with steamed dumplings
Carrot - Pea and Pearl Onion Vichy
Buttered carrots, peas and pearl onions cooked in ginger ale
Hershey’s Chocolate Brownies à-la-Mode 
Hershey’s chocolate fudge brownies with vanilla ice cream

Midwest
Lettuce Wedge Salad
Crisp lettuce wedge with carrot, tomato, radish, and blue cheese dressing
Kielbasa with Beer Braised Red Cabbage
Smoked Polish sausage roasted with beer braised red cabbage
Wisconsin Macaroni and Cheese Gratin
(Classic macaroni and cheese casserole with crunchy bread crumb topping)
Cherry Pie
Fresh cherry pie baked in double crust

Great Plains
Wheatberry Salad
Cooked wheatberry, garbanzo bean, bell pepper, green onion, and zucchini salad
Bison Chili
Hearty chili w/ ground bison, black turtle beans, carrots, onions, tomatoes and chilies
Kansas Sunflower Muffins
Whole wheat flour, oats and sunflower seed muffins
Fresh Fruit Crisp
Seasonal fruits...Cherry, huckleberry, apple etc. baked with a crisp crumb crust

Soul Food
Roast Corn and Red Bell Pepper Salad
Fresh roasted corn, red pepper and black eyed peas
Southern Fried Catfish
Seasoned pan fried catfish with chipotle aioli
Collard Greens
Collard greens braised with bacon and cider vinegar
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Bread and custard pudding with bourbon sauce

Southern Comfort
Sweetbriar Summer Slaw
Shredded cabbage, broccoli, carrot in a tangy dressing
Kentucky Whiskey Glazed BBQ Chicken
Grilled and roasted chicken slathered in a house-made whiskey glazed BBQ sauce
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green tomatoes dredged in seasoned flour and pan fried to a golden brown
Strawberry Shortcake
Buttermilk biscuits with macerated strawberries and whipped cream

New Orleans Bourbon Street
Fried Okra
Okra dredged in cornmeal, seasonings and pan fried to a golden brown
Red Beans and Rice
Kidney beans, rice, celery, onion and bell pepper cooked in a smoked ham hock broth
Gumbo Ya–Ya
Chicken and sausage gumbo with Creole spices
Pecan Pralines
Caramel pecan confection

New Orleans Creole "The Vieux Carre"
Bayou Coleslaw
A robust flavorful slaw of shredded cabbage, broccoli, carrots and spices in a tangy dressing)

Pecan Crusted Trout Pontchartrain

Pan fried trout, encrusted with pecans, Creole-Meunière sauce
Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted fingerling potatoes with Creole seasonings 
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
The best bread pudding with raisins and cinnamon custard pudding with a bourbon sauce

Texas
Spoon Bread
Baked cornbread pudding
Country Fried Steak with Cream Gravy
Sliced top round steak dredged in egg, seasoned flour, pan-fried with cream gravy
Braised Mustard Greens and Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed mustard greens served and buttermilk mashed potatoes
Texas Grapefruit Compote
Ruby red grapefruit segments, apples, grapes, candied ginger and mint

On the Border
Jicama-Anaheim Chili-Cilantro and Lime Salad
Julienne Jicama, fresh chilies, red onion and cilantro salad with lime vinaigrette
Bowl o’ Red
Pork Chili with bell peppers, chilies, tomatillos, pinto beans and tomatoes…yum!
Corn Tortillas and Salsa Cruda
Corn tortillas and fresh tomato, cilantro, and onion salsa
Buñuelos
Baked choux-dough fritters with honey syrup

Southwest 
Griddled Jalapeño Poppers
Griddled jalapeño filled with Asadero cheese, onion and wrapped in bacon
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Broth based, spicy chicken and vegetable soup with tortilla strips
Navajo Fry Bread
Handmade Navajo flat bread, deep-fried filled with beans, fresh lettuces and tomato
Bizcochitos /New Mexico’s State Cookie
Anise seed cut-out cookies sprinkled with cinnamon sugar

Rocky Mountain High
Red Quinoa Croquettes
Quinoa, parmesan, green onions and fresh herbs, lightly breaded and pan fried
Dandelion Greens and Watercress Salad
Dandelion greens and watercress cider vinaigrette
Basque Lamb Stew
Luscious lamb stew cooked in a rich broth with carrots, potato and leeks
Huckleberry or Blackberry Pie
Double crust huckleberry or blackberry pie

Pacific Northwest
Asparagus Soup (Washington State)
Cream of asparagus soup 
Fresh Salmon Gravlax
Freshly cured dill salmon with capers, minced onions and rye bread
Wild Mushroom Stew
Variety of wild mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, parsley, shallots and vegetable broth
Baked Cinnamon Apples
Whole baked red apples with cranberries, butter, cinnamon, sugar and chopped hazelnuts

Made in California
Oyster Shooters (San Francisco circa 1860)Fresh oyster shooter with chilled vodka, Tabasco, lemon juice and Worcestershire
Cobb Salad
(Bob Cobb, Brown Derby circa 1926)
Composed salad w/avocado, bacon, tomato, romaine lettuce, blue cheese)
Chop Suey
(California circa 1849
(Stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, peppers, baby corn and water chestnuts served over rice)
California Grape Flambé
California grape and brandy flambé spooned over ice cream

San Francisco/ Fisherman's Wharf
Enjoy a cozy evening creating this stupendous bounty of San Francisco favorites!
Popular Pick!
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine, garlicky croutons, parmesan cheese and the classic homemade Caesar dressing.
Seafood-Crab Cioppino (a San Francisco Original)
A treasure trove of fresh mussels, crab, shrimp and firm white fish, simmered in a rich broth of white wine, shrimp stock, crushed tomatoes, fennel, onions, garlic and fresh herbs
Grilled Lemon-Asparagus 
Char grilled asparagus infused with lemon zest and cracked black pepper
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Lava cake oozing with oodles of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate