If you've ever been to my other blog Wine at Five?, you know that I am not only a fan of the grape, but also love to cook and get new recipes. My family is not all that adventurous so I've recruited a couple neighbors to join up once a month. We prepare an appetizer, salad and entree while catching up and drinking (usually) wine. We then enjoy our creations while sipping and talking. It's always a blast and provides adult time with all the things I love. Can't beat it!
I came across some info that is making me wish I live in or closer to Missouri. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is holding an amazing event the weekend of October 16 and 17. With a little more notice, I would really be trying to be there. It's a weekend of wine tasting and fine foods. Friday's dinner menu will be taught throughout the day on Saturday and then Saturday's dinner is taught on Sunday. Both teachings are delivered by the Hilton's very own Chef Nathan Read. The entire weekend, including accommodations, tastings and meals is just under $400 per couple.
Branson, Missouri has a lot to offer in the surrounding area including golf, the RecPlex and Silver Dollar City, so if you're attending the Cooking School Weekend you may want to consider extending your stay to enjoy these other amenities.
The Weekend Cooking School has an incredible 2 day menu with such items as Smoked Rainbow Trout with capers, Brimstone Cheese Fondue served with grilled potatoes, baby carrots, zucchini, apples, pears and baguette, and Shrimp Fritters with Green Chile Salsa...and that's just PART of Friday's menu.
I'm so jealous of anyone attending and all I ask is that you have a glass of wine for me and give me a full report when you get back home!