Cooking Demonstration

Cooking Demonstration

Watch as one of our instructors prepares a three-course gourmet meal, then partake in each course. Enjoy a glass of Virginia wine for a nominal fee. Join us every Wednesday for this great Massanutten tradition!

Wednesdays at 1 - 3 pm
At Massanutten Conference Center
$35 | $10 with Adventure Pass (gratuity included)

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October Menu & Recipes

1st Course - Tomato Chicken Soup

  • 2# boneless chicken breast (diced)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 4 ribs of celery (diced)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red crushed peppers to taste

In a pot heat oil on medium high, once oil is hot add in chicken and sear. After chicken is seared add in vegetables and cook until soft. Deglaze pot with chicken stock and add in seasonings and tomato paste. Once soup is boiling add cornstarch slurry until you reach your preferred thickness.

2nd Course - Pan Seared Pork Chop with Apple Cider Dijon Sauce

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 red delicious apple (diced)
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat sauté pan on medium high with oil. Once cooked to preferred doneness remove from pan and add in butter. Once butter is melted add the shallots, apple, and thyme cooking until softened and beginning to brown. Deglaze Pan with apple cider and let reduce by half. Add in remaining ingredients and allow to cook until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

3rd Course: Bananas Foster

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 2 sliced bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

In a small sauce pan, add brown sugar and butter. Melt on medium heat whisking to combine. Add bourbon and allow alcohol to cook off. Add bananas and pour over ice cream.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk for food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.