They rocked my Vegan Cooking & Wine Pairing Class: A Taste of Spain on Your Plate!
They enthusiastically put on their aprons and beautifully collaborated with each other to make 4 exquisite dishes with organic ingredients from the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market and local organic grocery stores.
We had an amazing farm-to-table vegan cooking and wine pairing class with zero waste. I love that!
Below are the exquisite dishes my awesome students made:
1) A Delectable Appetizer – Smoked Paprika Garbanzo Beans, Preserved Meyer Lemon & Fried Basil Chiffonade
2) A Delightful Salad – Fennel, Orange, Radishes & Black Cured Olives w/ Citrus-Basil-Olive Oil Dressing
3) A Magnificent Entree – Paella with organic zucchini, yellow squash, Orange Carrots, Red & Yellow Peppers, Caper Berries, Spanish Green Olives & Lemon-Saffron Santo Tomas Bomba Rice with Shallots, Garlic, Meyer Lemon Juice and Rind
4) A Decadent Dessert – Pear Rhubarb Chocolate Lavender Torta w/ Lavender Honey, Crushed Pistachios & Orange Rinds
They enjoyed their exquisite culinary creations with a delicious Spanish red wine, the Puerta Plata Reserva 2013, which beautifully complements the Spanish cuisine.
Thank you, my awesome students. You are the center of my culinary world and a great inspiration!