Greek Culinary Cooking Class

June 21, 6:00pm

Red Lion Hotel Pasco

2525 N. 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301

Exploring Greek Culinary Delights: A Cooking Class Adventure

Space is limited to 40 people.

Introduction: Embarking on a journey into Greek cuisine is like delving into a treasure trove of flavors, aromas, and traditions. In this immersive cooking class, participants are not merely learning recipes but experiencing the essence of Greek culture through its culinary delights. From the simplicity of Greek bruschetta to the intricacies of hornikopita and the sweetness of honey citrus almond cake, every dish tells a story of heritage, community, and passion for food.

Greek Bruschetta: The class begins with Greek bruschetta, a tantalizing appetizer that beautifully marries the freshness of Mediterranean ingredients. As participants gather around the cooking stations, they are greeted by baskets of crusty bread, plump tomatoes, pungent garlic, fragrant oregano, creamy Feta, and the golden glow of extra virgin olive oil. With the guidance of the instructor, they learn the art of toasting the bread to perfection, rubbing it with garlic, and layering it with vibrant tomato, spices and Feta cheese. The simplicity of the dish belies its depth of flavor, transporting participants to sun-drenched Greek islands with each bite.

Hortopita: Next on the menu is hortopita, a savory pastry filled with a delectable mixture of spinach, kale, feta cheese, onions, and herbs, encased in layers of flaky phyllo dough. As participants master the delicate art of handling phyllo, they discover the joy of crafting these golden parcels of goodness. Guided by the instructor’s expertise, they learn the traditional techniques of layering the phyllo with melted butter, and sealing the filling within. As the hortopita bakes to a golden hue in the oven, the aroma of spinach and feta fills the air, whetting appetites and igniting a sense of anticipation for the feast to come.

Honey Citrus Almond Cake: To conclude the culinary journey on a sweet note, participants turn their attention to honey citrus almond cake, a dessert that epitomizes the richness and warmth of Greek hospitality. With bowls of ground almonds, fragrant citrus zest, golden honey, and aromatic spices at their disposal, they embark on the creation of this heavenly confection. Under the watchful eye of the instructor, they combine the ingredients with care, folding in beaten eggs to achieve a light and airy texture. As the cake bakes in the oven, the kitchen fills with the sweet scent of almonds and honey, evoking memories of festive gatherings and family celebrations. Once cooled, the cake is drizzled with a luscious citrus-infused honey syrup, adding a final flourish of flavor and elegance.

Conclusion: As the cooking class draws to a close, participants gather around the table to savor the fruits of their labor. With glasses raised in a toast to Greek cuisine and camaraderie, they take delight in the feast before them, each dish a testament to the time-honored traditions and enduring flavors of Greece. In this culinary adventure, they have not only learned new recipes but have also forged connections, shared experiences, and created memories that will linger long after the last crumb has been savored. Opa!