COOKING CLASES

 

General Info

Cooking classes at DreamHouse focus on encouraging every-day chefs to step out of their comfort zone and try different foods, all while learning how to master new techniques in the kitchen in a judgment-free environment. Classes will focus on using local, seasonal ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious meal that easily can be replicated at home. Participants will leave classes with the recipes in hand and the ability to prepare the dishes on their own. 
 
Most classes are taught by Audrey Roberts. Audrey is a graduate of the University of Vermont, majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education with a minor in Nutrition. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for wholesome local foods with others and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
 
Unless otherwise noted, classes will last 2-2 ½ hours which includes sharing and enjoying your creation with the class. To sign up for desired class, emailaudrey@maplerockbandb.com or call 315-212-4155. 

 

Small plates are great for entertaining at home. Most of these dishes can be prepared quickly and they all are really yummy! In this class you'll choose  5-6 plates from our menu. The class includes the cost of food, instruction, and copies of all recipes.

 

  1. Bruschetta duo (rosemary white bean & kalamata olive tapenade)

  2. Avocado, arugula salad with shaved Parmesan & citrus vinaigrette

  3. Butternut squash & black bean quesadillas

  4. Spinach salad with sliced apple, dried cranberries, bacon & apple cider-mustard vinaigrette

  5. Smoky black bean & corn salsa with tortilla chips

  6. Brie, apricot & pistachio phyllo tarts

  7. Polenta stacks with mozzarella, basil & marinara

  8. Spinach stuffed mushrooms

  9. Theobald Farms beef meatballs with chunky tomato & kalamata olive sauce

  10. Rice balls with smoked salmon or avocado

  11. Flatbread with garlic hummus, spinach, sundried tomato & pesto

  12. Pear, apple-sausage & swiss cheese skewers with signature dipping sauce

  13. Flatbread with sliced apples, bacon & bleu cheese-maple drizzle

  14. Honey toffee marscapone dip with assorted cookies

  15. Brownie trifles with toasted pecans, brownie chunks & salted caramel sauce

Small Plates Menu

Pasta Making Menu

Pasta is Our Specialty!

Dust off that pasta maker you received as a wedding gift (we won't talk about how many years ago), and learn just how easy it is to make silky smooth homemade pasta! The class includes the cost of food, instruction, and copies of all recipes.

  • Appetizer: Parmesan crisps

  • Main Course: Homemade pasta (spaghetti or fettuccini)

    • Choice of 2 sauces:

      • 1. Oven roasted tomato sauce with salami, olives Parmesan cheese

      • 2. Carbonara (milk base sauce with ham, bacon & Parmesan cheese)

      • 3. Fresh marinara with garlic & herbs             

  • Spinach salad with sliced apple, walnuts and apple-mustard vinaigrette

  • Dessert: Choice of honey toffee mascarpone dip with assorted cookies or cannoli cones

Date Night or Any Night Out

Try something new for date night instead of your typical dinner and a movie. $45 per person which includes the cost of food, instruction, and copies of all recipes.

  • Appetizer: Flatbread with caramelized onion, rosemary & bleu cheese

  • Main: Pork Saltimbocca

  • Side: Orzo pasta and spinach salad

  • Dessert: Mini baklava tarts

 

Events Calendar

 

FAQ

What is the format of your cooking classes?


All classes are hands on, which means each participant will be responsible for making 1-2components of the meal. Depending upon the class, participants will enjoy their appetizers while cooking, and then once all cooking is done, everyone will share and enjoy their creation family style. You will be standing, working and cooking for most of the class. All ingredients for each recipe are pre-measured and placed in a designated area for that recipe. All you have to do is follow the recipe and add ingredients when appropriate.




How long do classes last?


Most classes are 2-2 ½ hours, which includes enjoying the meal with other participants.




Can’t you just cook for us and we will watch?


Unfortunately, no. The NYS Health Department does not allow for me to prepare your food. Plus, I believe learning happens best through ‘doing.’




Do we get to eat what we’ve made?


Certainly! .. After all cooking is done, you and the other class participants will sit down family style and enjoy the meal. Any leftovers are also yours to divvy up amongst all class participants.




What if I have a food allergy?


Please let uis know in advance of any food allergies. Accommodations will be made if notified before the day of the class. Unfortunately, adjustments to recipes cannot be made during the class.




How do I register for a class?


For all classes except Supper Club, a group of 4-8 is required to sign up. Round up a group of friends, check the cooking class calendar for available dates and email audrey@maplerockbandb.com or call 315-212-4155 with your class preference and date. For Supper Club, you do not need to round up your friends. The goal is that other foodies will sign up and you’ll make some new friends. However, at least 4 people are needed to hold the class.




How do I pay for a class?


Payment in full is required before the day of the cooking class. Arrangements can be made with Audrey at the time of registration.




What is your cancellation policy for classes?


Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance may request a refund or apply the cost to a later class. A full refund of a cancellation less than 14 days will be at Audrey's discretion.





CONTACT US

382 Hewitt Road Bristol Vermont 05443

Your Hosts - Sue and Steve Alario

It all started with with a backpacking trip in 1975 near Killington in Gifford Woods - we were hooked - so after raising a family and watching all of our kids move to Vermont, we decided to follow them to the Green Mountain State.

It took some time, but we finally found the perfect place to live and work. Dreamhouse is the special place we chose to provide friends we haven’t met yet with a truly enjoyable place to kick back and relax.  We are bakers, culinary enthusiasts and avid supporters of the arts and the environment. Finding this home was a dream come true for us.  Can we help you fulfill one of your dreams?