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 12:30 - 3:00 pm
At Massanutten Conference Center
Book online below or call for reservations @ 540.289.4978.

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July Menu & Recipes

1st Course: Mixed Berry Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Mixed Berry Salad

  • 4 Cups Mixed Greens
  • 1 Pint Blueberries
  • 1 Pint Blackberries
  • 1 Pint Strawberries (sliced)
  • 4oz. Feta
  • Vidalia onion (julienned)

Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl.

Honey Lime Dressing

  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 4 Limes (juice all four & zest two)
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mix all ingredients together and pour over the mixed berry salad.

2nd Course: Pan Seared New York Strip with Bacon Blue Cheese Cream Sauce

  • 4oz. New York Strip
  • ½ Cup Bacon, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Shallots, diced small
  • ¼ Cup White Wine
  • 1 Quart Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Pan Seared New York Strip
Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Once hot place the steak in the pan and sear for 2-4 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak. Turn the New York Strip over and sear the other side until preferred doneness.

Bacon Blue Cheese Cream Sauce
Heat the sauté pan on medium high heat. Once the pan is hot add the chopped bacon. After the bacon is crisp add in the garlic and shallots; do not allow to brown. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and add in heavy cream. Allow the mixture to cook down by half. Add in the blue cheese crumbles and season with salt and pepper to taste.


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.