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					                  DECEMBER COOKING CLASSES
                    GREEK MEZE PARTY – Great do-ahead holiday appetizers!
                    Wednesday, December 2nd
                    6 PM
                    Step into a small Greek village, land of Meze the legendary
                    small dishes of Greece, offered in a relaxed setting as
                    appetizers with cocktails. Good food, drink and conversation
                    are the essence of Greek hospitality.
                    Recipes include: Chicken Spankopita Strudels - layers of chicken
                    breast, spinach and feta cheese between crisp phyllo pastry
                    sheets; Mediterranean Classic Stuffed Grape Leaves; Greek
                    Walnut, Honey and Apple Baklava Pastry Bites.
                    $65 per person

MICHIGAN FIRESIDE WINE DINNER
Thursday, December 3rd
6 PM
Recipes include: Oak Wood Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Michigan Port Wine-Blueberry
Compote Sauce; Creamy Golden Yukon Mashed Potatoes; Michigan Merlot Wine Salad
– organic baby greens, merlot wine glazed walnuts and creamy light blue cheese herb
dressing; Caramelized Winter Pear Cake with Michigan Red Wine Caramel Sauce.
$75 per person

                      CHEF’S DECEMBER TABLE – Italian Chianti Braised Lamb
                      Friday, December 4th
                      6 PM
                      Recipes include: Slow Braised Lamb with Fresh Rosemary and
                      Italian Chianti Red Wine Jus; Creamy Yukon Gold Mash
                      Potatoes; Grilled Radicchio Salad with Pancetta, Goat Cheese
                      and Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chocolate Hazelnut Frangelico Crème
                      Brule with Caramelized Brown Sugar Crust.
                      $75 per person



SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS CROQUENBOUCHE
Saturday, December 5th
10 AM
This is a classic French holiday pastry class not to be missed! We’ll create a
spectacular Christmas tree shaped croquenbouche of miniature pate choux puffs
dipped in golden hard caramel and draped with glistening angel hair spun sugar –
WOW!, add a few candles and dim the lights for one show stopping dessert this
holiday season! In addition, we’ll also create classic vanilla chantilly crème filled
crème puffs and custard filled éclairs with chocolate ganache…great for this
seasons holiday dessert platters!
Recipes include: Holiday Croquenbouche Pate Choux Pastry with Spun Angel Hair
Caramel Sugar; Crème Puff and Éclair Pate Choux Shells; Vanilla Chantilly Crème;
Custard Filling; Bittersweet Chocolate Fudge Ganache.
$65 per person
                                FIRESIDE HOLIDAY TEA PARTY
                                Wednesday, December 9th
                                6 PM
                                The holiday season is the perfect time to invite
                                friends over for a gathering steeped in tradition –
                                afternoon tea. Join us as we reveal an array of
                                wonderful recipes created specifically for the
                                holiday season, demonstrate the proper technique
                                for brewing English tea and enjoy our tea party by
                                the fireside – its tea time at Le Chat Gourmet!
Recipes include: Gingerbread Cream Tea Scones with Homemade Lemon Curd; A Trio
of Finger Sandwiches and Canapés – Oak Wood Smoked Chicken Salad Cucumber
Canapés, Slivers of Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream Finger Sandwiches, English
Ploughman’s Double Gloucestershire Cheese and Onion Finger Sandwiches; British
Shortbread Cookies decorated with Holiday Garland and Berries; Properly Brewed
English Tea served in English Bone China Cups.
$65 per person

GOURMET MEXICO
Thursday, December 10th
6 PM
Recipes include: Char Grilled Mexican Queso Fresco Cheese Stuffed Filet Mignon
Steak; Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Creamy Mashed Potatoes; Mexican Tequila Cheese
Fondue - melted Mexican cheese with a hint of tequila, topped with chorizo and poblano
peppers served with warm corn tortillas; Orange Mexican Crème Caramel Flan.
$75 per person

ELEGANT HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING – Beef Wellington
Friday, December 11th
6 PM
The holidays are the perfect time of year to spoil your guests with place settings
of fine china, silver, crystal and heirloom serving pieces. This delicious “make-a-
head” menu filled with classical French cuisine will add the dining elegance for
creating an entertaining extravaganza.
Recipes include: Individual Filet Mignon Beef Wellington with Merlot Wine Reduction
Sauce; Wild Mushroom Ragu; Duchess Potatoes; French Three Onion Soup with
Gruyere Cheese Croutons; Classic Crème Brule with Caramelized Sugar Crust.
$75 per person

                           JUNIOR CHEF HOLIDAY TRAIN
                           Saturday, December 12th
                           10 AM-1 PM
                           Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to get in
                           the kitchen, fire up the oven and get creative! What better
                           way to let loose our inner baker and artist than by
                           decorating a gingerbread train! In addition we’ll make some
fresh baked cookies to enjoy while we decorate!
Recipes include: Decorate a Holiday Cookie Train – each junior chef will use a piping
bag filled with royal icing to assemble their own cookie train, then decorate it with loads
of holiday candy!; Royal Vanilla Icing; Fresh From the Oven Baked Cookies and Milk.
$50 per person
CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE
Wednesday, December 16th
6 PM
It's Christmas Eve in France and the crisp evening air is filled with the joyful
sound of church bells ringing out carols. A dinner feast called Le Revillon has
been prepared with classic dishes that include roast turkey with chestnut stuffing
followed by the traditional cake buche de noel. So raise your glass of champagne
and toast this festive holiday season - Joyeux Noel!
Recipes include: Oven Roast Turkey Breast Roulade with Chestnut Shallot Artisan
Bread Stuffing; Creamy Yukon Gold Mash Potatoes with Truffle Butter; Haricot Verts and
Carrots with Dijon Mustard Chervil Herb Sauce; Chocolate Mint Buche de Noel
Christmas Cake - vanilla-mint cream filled chocolate cake roll with cocoa buttercream
icing.
$75 per person

TUSCAN DINNER with FRIENDS
Thursday, December 17th
6 PM
This December bring a bit of Tuscany to your table – share an evening of good
food, wine and friendship for a Tuscan Dinner with Friends!
Recipes include: Prosciutto and Fontina Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Red
Pepper Prosecco Cream Sauce; Sautéed Garlicky Garden Green Beans; Baked Goat
Cheese Timbale with Alder Wood Smoked Tomato Herb Bruschetta; Winter Red Pear
and Mascarpone Gelato Ice Cream.
$75 per person

OLDE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS FARE – Prime Rib and Yorkshire Puddings
Friday, December 18th
6 PM
For an elegant and traditional Christmas dinner, this holiday menu offers both
delicious fare and dramatic presentation. To complete the setting, don’t forget the
English Christmas Crackers for your holiday festivities!
Recipes include: Roasted Herb Encrusted Prime Rib Roast; Roasted Thyme Scented
Crispy Potatoes; Savory Yorkshire Pudding with Caramelized Onion Gravy; Gingerbread
Trifle with Grand Marnier - layers of gingerbread topped with grand marnier scented
whipped cream and mandarin orange segments.
$75 per person

WHITE CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 19th
10 AM
The weatherman is predicting another 2” overnight but your heating things up in
the kitchen with a blizzard of sweet treats - so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Join us at Le Chat Gourmet this winter for a trio of fun-filled and delicious “snow”
inspired creations!
Recipes include: White Christmas Snowflake Cake with Raspberry Filling and White
Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing garnished with Solid White Chocolate Snowflakes - this
is a really spectacular cake!; Crisp Norwegian Winter Snowflake Rosette Cookies
Dusted in Confectioners Sugar; Old Fashioned Vanilla Popcorn Balls.
$65 per person
ITALIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 19th
6 PM
Recipes include: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Fig Sauce; Smashed Red Skin
Potatoes; Bruschetta with Fire Roasted Red Pepper Compote and Goat Cheese;
Espresso Chocolate Truffle Soufflé with Cappuccino Crème.
$75 per person




                LET US HOST YOUR NEXT PARTY!
   Le Chat Gourmet is available for private holiday cooking parties.
              Great for office parties or family gathering!
   Call Chef Denene Vincent at 517.663.7322 for details and dates.




                          GIFT CERTIFICATES
                  More than a gift…a culinary adventure!
Perfect answer for any occasion… holidays, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings,
      anniversaries, employee thank you, house warming or 'just because'.
 Use towards cooking classes or purchases from our gourmet cookware shop!

				
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