Cooking Classes

Our cooking classes are designed for anyone who wants to cook, from the beginner to the more experienced home chef. Students will expand skills and knowledge, learn new techniques, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Our focus is on encouraging enthusiasm for food and love of cooking within the menu structure of a complete meal, which everyone enjoys together at the end of class.

Cancellation policy: Think of this as a theater ticket with benefits. Classes are not refundable, but you can reschedule if we are notified at least 5 business days prior to the class you have signed up for. If you find you can not make it to a class at the last minute, please consider finding someone to take your place. In signing up for class, you acknowledge that you have read this policy.

Please Note: Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to regularly scheduled classes.

All our classes are held at 132 Mulberry Street, Suite 2D, unless otherwise noted.

August 2019 Class Schedule

Saturday, August 24th

Montauk Meets Manhattan:

                                    A Surf and Turf Menu                                 

12:00 – 3:00pm
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A classic American menu, with seafood to start and steak to follow. Accompanied by a robust Caesar salad, spinach, and baked potatoes. This lunchtime menu will see you through dinner!
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Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Skirt Steak with Mustard Sauce
Creamed Spinach
Triple Baked Potatoes
Molten chocolate cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

September 2019 Class Schedule

Tuesday, September 10th

Grains and Greens: New Vegetarian

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

Chef Paul has created a new vegetarian menu that includes grains, nutrient-rich root vegetables, seeds, greens, and fruit. All the ingredients for good heath are here, presented in delicious recipes that you will prepare over and over again.

Sweet potato and cashew soup with avocado cream
Vegetable root casserole with dried fruit
Black rice with sesame seeds
Cucumber and romaine mint salad
Roasted pears with honey, ginger, and apple cider

Thursday, September 12th

Dinner in Italy, Desert in France

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

If we had a flying carpet, this is how we would eat dinner: a delicious gnocchi and chicken entrée in Milan, followed by a brioche and chocolate dessert in Nice. Overlooking the sea. With wine. We’ll handle the menu, you can bring your imagination. These recipes are among our favorites, and we think you will keep them in your repertoire for years to come.
Chef Paul combines his speedy gnocchi recipe (a dinner party favorite) with an add-this-to-your-repertoire chicken main course.

Spinach Gnocchi with Sage Butter 
Parmesan-crusted Stuffed Chicken Breast with Market Vegetables
Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Saturday, September 14th

Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

You’ll become familiar with julienne techniques, chopping and slicing vegetables, mincing herbs, and supreming citrus with a clean and safe technique. Get firsthand experience by using what you’ve learned to prepare a delicious meal!

Creamy potato and scallion soup
Roasted lemon free-range organic chicken
Roasted carrots and parsnips with parsley and thyme
Wilted kale, apple, and walnut Salad
Coconut sorbet with citrus wedges

Monday, September 16th

At-Home Indian Cooking

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

In this class you’ll learn to put an Indian spin on your at-home soup and chicken meals with an understanding of how to use whole spices. Chef Paul will lead the class in learning how to use the most unadulterated form of these Indian spices for the most authentic taste. You’ll prepare a traditional Indian spiced chicken, accompanied by a palate-pleasing chutney, and a traditional Indian condiment.

Curried Lentil soup
Tandoori Chicken with lime and cilantro
Chickpeas cooked with tangy spices
Cilantro Chutney
Raita (shredded cucumber with yogurt and spices)
Basmati rice pilaf with pistachio nuts
Mango or Coconut sorbet

Wednesday, September 18th

Mexican Masterclass

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

A classic Mexican menu that will be useful over and over again. The guacamole alone is a great entertaining staple, it stands out from anything store-bought and says “Welcome!” to your friends and guests. 

Chef Paul’s Killer Guacamole
Green Chicken Enchiladas
Drunken Beans, Yellow Rice with Tomatoes and Onions
Spicy Mexican Chocolate Cake and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Friday, September 20th

Crab Cakes and Risotto

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

One of Chef Paul’s most requested recipes, crab cakes are a natural accompaniment to a robust shrimp risotto. Learn to create this tasty dinner menu, and follow it up with Miette’s signature warm chocolate cake, with a gooey, lava-like center.

Crab Cakes with a Fresh Herb Sauce
Shrimp Risotto with Red Wine, Bacon, Rosemary, and Radicchio
Warm Chocolate Cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday, September 22nd

You Saucy Thing: A New Make-Mine Saucy Menu

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

This new make-mine-saucy menu pairs some new and inventive sauces with meat, fish, and fruit. Come and learn how to prepare wonderful sauces that you’ll use for a variety of dishes. Easy to prepare in advance, these sauces will become go-to favorites.

Chicken legs with cucumber dressing
Salmon steak with chimichurri sauce Caponata (an Italian version of ratatouille)
Baby kale salad with vegan Caesar dressing
Roasted pears with honey and ginger and vanilla ice cream

Tuesday, September 24th

At-Home Italian Cooking

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

One of our most popular menus, combining the classic Italian bruschetta with glistening roasted and stuffed tomatoes, Chef Paul’s signature speedy gnocchi, tender chicken breast, and creamy polenta.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice and Parmesan
Spinach Gnocchi with Ricotta
Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit
Polenta with Green Peas
Homemade raspberry sorbet

Thursday, September 26th

Montauk Meets Manhattan: A Surf and Turf Menu

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

A classic American menu, with seafood to start and steak to follow. Accompanied by a robust Caesar salad, spinach, and baked potatoes. This lunchtime menu will see you through dinner!

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Caesar salad with homemade croutons
Skirt steak with mustard sauce
Creamed spinach
Triple-baked potatoes
Molten chocolate cake with homemade Vanilla ice cream

October 2019 Class Schedule

Sunday, October 6th

Classic French Countryside Lunch

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

Cornish hens are on the menu in this  classic French country lunch, starting out with cheesy puff pastry balls, followed by a refreshing salad and a French double-whammy milk and cream potato recipe. Topped off with a yes-you-can-make-it soufflé. Vive la France!

Gougères with bacon and parmesan
Mesclun salad with fennel and orange
Roasted Cornish Hens
Potatoes baked in milk and cream
Triple-baked potatoes
Raspberry soufflé

Thursday, October 10th

Ikaria: A Cooking and Longevity Workshop with George and Eleni Karimalis

6:30pm – 9:30pm
Class: $125

We are delighted to welcome George and Eleni Karimalis back to Miette, where they’ll lead us in preparing a delicious family-style Ikarian menu promoting vibrant health and longevity. This vegetarian menu is bursting with color and vibrant flavor, bringing Blue Zone culinary traditions to the table. Join us for a lively evening of great food and great company.

Yemistastuffed vegetables prepared in the oven, with tomatoes, eggplant, paprika and zucchini, herbs, organic whole rice, and potatoes
Spanakopita, Ikaria style: some of the spinach is replaced with different herbs and some spicy feta cheese
Tzatziki with carrots: made from strained yogurt, carrots, olive oil, garlic, and lemon.  
Foinikia: Ikarian biscuits made from hard organic wheat flour, olive oil, fresh orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, and honey or unrefined brown sugar.

Saturday, October 19th

Bean-to-Bar: A Passion for Chocolate

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

Chef Paul is teaming up with culinary educator and chocolate expert Alexandra Leaf for an afternoon of all things chocolate. We’ll be tasting chocolates from around the world, comparing different flavor profiles and learning what goes into creating a premium chocolate. We’ll prepare a meal featuring chocolate in its savory as well as sweet form, and craft a chocolate-based cocktail to enjoy during the chocolate tasting portion of the class. Learn about the culture of cacao—from bean to bar—as well as what is currently trending in the world of chocolate. You’ll be ready to taste with the experts at the Salon du Chocolat in mid-November!

Chocolate tasting and chocolate cocktail preparation with Alexandra
With Chef Paul, you’ll prepare:
Skirt steak with a chipotle/chocolate rub
Caesar salad
Chocolate lava cake