I spent my Monday evening as a taster, a title I am more than happy to take on. The Boston Center for Adult Education, a place that offers some incredible food and wine classes (in addition to MANY other classes), and the place where I took my food writing class, offered their first Behind the Line class, an event where students get right into the kitchen with a chef to do the cooking and the serving as part of the line.
My friend and former co-worker Katie was invited to the event and brought me along as a guest. I love the BCAE’s modern, well-lit space, and when we arrived last night it was full of inviting smells.
After being offered a glass of wine, I took my Malbec and wandered over to the kitchen where Chef Jeremy Sewall of Lineage was teaching the class.
It was fun to watch as the class participants prepped and cooked the meal according to Chef Sewall’s instruction. I was excited that he was the chef for the evening as we absolutely loved our recent dinner at Lineage.
I couldn’t stay for the whole evening, but the menu was impressive and included Mushroom Pizza with Pecorino and Truffle Oil, Baby Greens with Goat Cheese Croquette and Lemon Vinaigrette, Baked Scottish Salmon with Brown Butter Cauliflower, and a Baked Apple with Cinnamon and Vanilla Ice Cream.
The ingredients in the kitchen all looked fresh and beautiful, always the key to a great meal!
And the end results were delicious! Chef Seawall’s students did a great job creating some delicious food, and his students looked like they were completely engaged and having a great time. The course is $70 plus materials cost for the evening which is a great deal, considering the personal interaction with the chef and all of the great food.
I love the BCAE and urge anyone in Boston to take a class or attend an event. I was a fan before I was a blogger, and I look forward to learning much more about wine and food in their classes.
Have you ever taken a class at an adult education center? Would you recommend it?
Also, 2 things: Red White Boston is live! Check it out to find out your nearest wine store, what wines the owner recommends, and why!
And, yesterday I started a post on the Marie Claire “Hunger Diaries” article. I am debating on whether or not to publish it. Do you think the whole thing is overdone already?