It’s finally here! This week we’re kicking our our adult and youth spring cooking classes, and we could not be more excited. We feel so lucky to be hosting our classes at Asphalt Green’s new location in Battery Park. Find all the tasty details on our host’s blog.

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 Adult Classes

Thursdays, May 4th – June 8th

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Thursday, May 4 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Fresh Corn Tamales – Red Beet Salsa – Corn Pancakes – Black Bean Tostadas – Fruit Guacamole – Plátanos Fritos con Crema de Coco y Miel (Sautéed Bananas with Coconut Cream and Honey)

Colorful festivities and meals con la familia are sights that enrich the lively culture of Mexico. Learn to create seasonal, nutritious twists on classic dishes as we celebrate the flavors of Cinco de Mayo in this festive cooking class. We’ll end the class on a sweet note with our take on the traditional plátanos fritos con crema de coco y miel, a deliciously simple dessert that’s perfect for your next fiesta!

Brunch for Dinner: A Mother’s Day CelebrationSpinach-Quiche  
Thursday, May 11 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Spinach and Gruyere Quiche – Sweet Potato Hash – Whole Wheat Dutch Baby – Avocado Toast with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Pumpkin Seeds

Brunch out on the town is an experience to behold on any given weekend in New York City. If you’ve ever tried getting a table for five on a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, you know what we’re talking about! Skip the line and learn the secrets of an unforgettable brunch this Mother’s Day! You’ll discover how to balance sweet and savory tastes, as we cook up classic favorites and trending brunch dishes (#avocadotoast) in this celebratory cooking class. 

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Thursday, May 18 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Potato Gnocchi with Kale Pesto – Tagliatelle with Marinara Sauce – Ricotta Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Sauce – Bibb Lettuce Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make authentic, fresh pasta from scratch! Immerse yourself in vibrant Italian “cucina” with our Butter Beans chef who will guide you in creating mouthwatering pasta dishes and accompanying sauces. Discover the best filling and sauces for your dishes, and learn the secrets of making authentic pasta. Join us as we knead, roll, shape and simmer our way to a delightful Italian pasta dinner!

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Thursday, May 25 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Sweet Potato and Kale Spanish Tortilla – Patatas Bravas – Pan con Tomate – Roasted Cauliflower & Manchego Empanadas – Calçots (spring onion) with Romesco Sauce

Discover how to create delicious tapas in this colorful, culinary journey inspired by the streets of Spain. You’ll taste, savor, and create beautiful small plates using fresh, seasonal ingredients and a dash of creativity. Transform your next dinner gathering and delight your guests with your newly gained skills in the art of Spanish tapas! 

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Thursday, June 1 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Vegetable Pad Thai – Coconut Curry Soup – Banana Leaf Mango Sticky Rice – Thai Iced Tea

Skip the take-out and take a journey through the street markets of Bangkok. The aroma of fragrant curries and spices will be sure to make your mouth water! Enjoy the tastes of Thailand as our Chef Instructor guides you in stir-frying, infusing, and simmering our way through the kitchen in this one-of-a-kind culinary excursion.

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Thursday, June 8 | 7-9pm
On the Menu: Classic Margherita with Tomato Sauce – Fresh Ricotta, Kale Pesto, and Mozzarella Pizza – Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza – Caprese Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Local Basil

Ready to up your pizza party game? Discover how to craft the perfect whole wheat dough from scratch in this hands-on, collaborative cooking class. With taste buds guiding the way, we’ll explore New York City’s local pizza heritage while celebrating the traditions of Italian pizza making. Local toppings from the market will make for a true farm-to-table experience not to be missed!

Kids Classes

Saturdays, May 6th – June 3rd

Themes Include: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Mother’s Day Brunch, Taste of the Italian Countryside, Summer Picnic

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Saturday, May 6 | 10am-12pm
On the Menu: Beet Green Quesadillas, Beet Salsa, Fresh Guacamole, Berry Burst Seltzer, Cinnamon Banana Parfait

Lettuce turnip the beet with this festive culinary celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Student chefs will create traditional Mexican dishes with a local New York City twist in a colorful, hands-on cooking adventure.

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Saturday, May 13 | 10am-12pm
On the Menu: Croque Madame, Spring Blossom Salad, Whole Wheat Baguette with Homemade Herb Butter, Strawberry Basil Lemonade, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Moms will rejoice this Mother’s Day when presented with this French-inspired brunch! Oh la la! Treat yourself to brunch out with your friends while your little one cooks with us, or stay for the class and enjoy the delicious dishes prepared in your honor!

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Saturday, May 20 | 10am-12pm
On the Menu: Roasted Sweet Potato Ravioli, Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Spring Pesto Pasta Salad, Frutta del Sole, Rosemary Spritz

Budding chefs will create and enjoy handmade pasta, paired alongside Italian-inspired favorites. Join us for this unique exploration of one of the world’s most famous cuisines with our delightfully delicious dishes!

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Saturday, June 3 | 10am-12pm
On the Menu: Spring Herb Couscous Salad, Bibb Lettuce with Lemon Vinaigrette, Citrus Medley Fruit Salad, Honey-Sweetened Lemon Iced Tea, Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Celebrate the summer season and get ready to fill your picnic basket with farm-to-table dishes and a seasonal strawberry rhubarb dessert! Student chefs will learn the recipe for an unforgettable family picnic, using fresh, seasonal ingredients in this flavorful experience not to be missed!

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to explore delicious menus and fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Register today!