Cooking Demonstration

Cooking Demonstration

We have all seen cooking shows on TV. Now you can have the same experience live. At our cooking demonstration, a delicious three course meal is brought together before your very eyes. As an added bonus, you get to eat and enjoy everything that is prepared in front of you for a nice meal. If you are a wine lover, then you will be thrilled to know that we serve a wine with one of the courses in our demonstration. Food, wine and the knowledge to make a wonderful meal for friends and family! What more could you want?! Join us every Wednesday for this great Massanutten tradition!

Wednesdays at 1 – 3 pm
At Massanutten Conference Center
$30 | $15 with activity card (gratuity included)

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March Menu & Recipes

All recipes serves up to four people.


1st Course: Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraiche Dressing

  • 2 small heads butter lettuce (leaves torn into large pieces)
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios (lightly toasted and roughly chopped)
  • 2 navel oranges (peel and pith removed and flesh segmented, juice reserved)
  • ½ cup crème fraiche
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Combine lettuce, pistachios, and orange segments in a bowl. Whisk the reserved orange juice with crème fraiche, 3 tablespoons chives, salt and pepper, pour over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with remaining chives.

Crème Fraiche

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Combine and let sit at room temperature for 8 hours.


2nd Course: Pan Seared Salman with Spicy BBQ Balsamic Sauce

  • 4 each salmon filets, 6 oz each
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Pre-heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place in pan, skin side up. Sear until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn and repeat on other side. Remove and place in a warm oven for holding. Add garlic to same pan. Cook until light brown. Add remaining ingredients and let reduce by 1/3. Place fish on plate and spoon sauce over top.


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.