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! 

At 1 - 3 pm
At the Massanutten Conference Center
$45 per person
Reservations are required. Book online or call for reservations @ 540.289.4978.

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December Menu

Course 1: Caprese Salad

  • Half of a yellow or red tomato
  • ¼ pound mozzarella 
  • 1 ounce balsamic vinegar
  • Half bunch of basil
  • 1 cup olive oil

Slice tomato and mozzarella. Layer alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella while adding a basil leaf between each. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic.

Course 2: Seafood Newburg

  • 6-8 oz assorted seafood (preferably shrimp, mussels, and clams)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2-3 oz sherry
  • 1 glove garlic, minced 
  • 3 oz seafood base 
  • 1 roma tomato, small diced 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Puff pastry square 

Cut the fish into ½ inch cubes (the other seafood does not need to be cut). Mince the garlic and dice the tomatoes. Toss them in a sauce pan together until the seafood is done. Deglaze pan with sherry and add seafood base. Bring to a simmer and add cream. Simmer and reduce by a third. Pour over puff pastry (or toast).


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.