Dolpin Bay Resort announces cooking classes with renowned chef

Saturday May 30, 2009

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, an intimate all-villa oceanfront resort, has launched a cooking class series with a line-up of special culinary evenings that showcase the rich bounty of the central California Coast. Guests join Lido Restaurant's award-winning Executive Chef Evan Treadwell for an inspiring cooking demonstration followed by a multi-course dinner paired with notable local wines.

Over his 20 years as an acclaimed chef, Evan has honed a passion for and expertise in California Coastal cuisine inspired by the vast selection of high quality, locally produced foods available. He leads Dolphin Bay's culinary program, including fine dining at Lido Restaurant, the casual Fireside Grill during the summer months, catering for large and intimate events, and Dinner on the Edge, a romantic al fresco meal for two. His efforts have earned industry recognition: in 2007 Lido Restaurant was awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and Sante's Culinary Award for "Innovative Regional Restaurant".

The monthly Thursday classes began May 21 with 'Cooking From the Farmers Market,' a joint culinary demonstration by Chef Evan and Bill Spencer, an organic producer from Windrose Farms. Chef Evan highlighted fresh produce, grown within a few miles of Dolphin Bay at Windrose Farms, in a carefully crafted menu paired with Central Coast wines. To ensure the meal reflected the best seasonal ingredients available, the menu was determined just two days before the class. Classes are $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

The schedule of cooking classes is:

  • All About Abalone, June 25, $80 per person
  • Lido Barbecue Basics, July 23, $65 per person
  • Cooking From the Farmers Market, Aug. 27, $75 per person
  • Food with Wine Pairing, Sept. 24, $80 per person
  • Lido Basics: Sauces and Dressings, Oct. 22, $65 per person

    Each class starts at 5:30pm with students meeting Chef Evan and a featured guest, followed by instruction at 6pm, then dinner at 7:30. Guests enrolling in a cooking class may book a room the same night for a special rate.

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