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THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EVENT IN MY EXTENSIVE COVERED NEW CHEF KITCHEN/PATIO!
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You can see the very same last events I had...and ratings on my home page here:
Please Bring a minimum one bottle of champagne or wine per person to share.
THIS COOKING EVENT AND MYSTERY BASKET WILL FOCUS STRICTLY ON TAPAS DISHES.
AS A TAPAS EXPERT MYSELF...I WILL HAVE A LARGE VARIETY OF INGREDIENTS IN THE BASKETS AND PANTRIES WHERE THE PARTICIPANTS WILL USE TO MAKE MULTITUDES OF SIMPLE TAPAS DISHES...AS USUAL THE USE OF THE INTERNET OR MY TAPAS BOOKS WILL BE ALLOWED AND AVAILABLE...YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR OWN TAPAS BOOKS IF YOU LIKE!
AND YES...I AM MAKING MY FAMOUS TURKISH DOLMEH DISH AND WILL SERVE IT WITH MY TZATZIKI AND SANGAK BREAD BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT!!
IF YOU NEVER HAD IT...I MAKE THE BEST AND ONLY MAKE THIS DISH ONES A YEAR...
THIS IS IT!!
THINGS TO KNOW:
* You don't need to be a good cook and/or even participate...all observers and I will be the judges.
* This is not a serious competition...but a friendly relaxed event in a Beautiful environment...where you come to bond with your cooking team and cook your heart out in a fun way!
* The participants will only make one plate of each desired dish they choose to make...
* Yes, this will be a lot like the cooking shows on the Food Network channel, only more fun and a lot less stress!! :)
* If you have any questions or suggestions please call me at[masked]-4585...
Will start with Sean's hor d'oeuvres reception (Dolmeh) around 5:30pm.
So come prepared to take on my kitchen with your talent or
palate if your coming to judge!...
Then around 6:00 pm Sean will create four equally and balanced group, including savvy and not so savvy cooks in each groups.
Teams will start cooking around 6:30 pm, after each team has been presented withtheir mystery baskets along with an introduction to the kitchen surroundings, including separate baking & food pantries and elements.
Each team will have a around 2 hours to create as many as tapas dishes they like by using "every" single item in the basket...so let your imagination go wild and get creative.
Although Sean will supply each cook with their own apron... culinary attire is recommended and may earn that extra needed point!
Although Sean will have the basic cooking essentials for each group...Each person is more than welcome to bring any extra tools they think may be of use for that day. (Again get creative and bring your favorite tools or pans you often use to cook or bake and enjoy having in your kitchen. Don't be shy. Bring whatever you want to cook with and share them with your team to have an edge!)
By 8:00 pm, all observing / non-cooking participants and myself will have tasted and judged each team based on Creativity, Taste, Plating and Presentation.
Only one team will be announced as the winning team and each individual of that team will get a recognition award of small value yet a memorable item!
By 8:00 pm. Sean will serve more hor d'oeuvres and Belgium waffles dessert!!
Since the fire pit and large marshmallow's on huge wooden sticks after dessert was a big hit at my last event, from now on I will make it available at all my events!:)
We should be done by 10:00 pm...but as usual with my food events this will most likely go on till midnight...:)