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 | Free with Adventure Pass (gratuity included)
November Menu & Recipes
All recipes serves up to four people.
1st Course: Carrot-Coconut Soup
- ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
- 1 pound carrots (peeled & chopped)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons Thai-style chili sauce plus more for serving
- Fresh cilantro leaves (for serving)
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until carrots are softened, 15–20 minutes. Stir in broth, coconut milk, and 2 Tbsp. chili sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft and liquid is slightly reduced, 40–45 minutes.
Let soup cool slightly, then purée in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean saucepan, thinning with water to desired consistency; season with salt and pepper.
Divide soup among bowls, drizzle with chili sauce, and top with cilantro.
2nd Course: Steak Picadillo Soft Tacos
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 12-ounce strip of skirt steak
- 1/2 cup 1/4-inch squares green bell pepper
- 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1/3 cup halved drained pimiento-stuffed green olives plus brine from jar
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 8 corn tortillas
- Chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; sauté 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add bell pepper to skillet. Sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes with green chiles, olives, raisins, tomato paste, cumin, and allspice. Simmer until sauce is thick, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and olive brine.
Cut steak into 1/3-inch-thick slices on diagonal across grain. Add steak and any juices to sauce in skillet; toss to blend.
Char tortillas over gas flame or in broiler until blackened in spots, 15 to 20 seconds per side. Divide filling among tortillas. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
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.