Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You're so lucky...?!
People often admit to me that they are jealous that I'm married to a chef.

I can understand the illusion, "he must cook the most amazing meals for her..." In reality though, when one spends his whole day cooking, he is less likely to come home and do more of the same. Now, I’m not suggesting that I never get the benefit of incredible, home-cooked meals or at least delicious leftovers. It’s just that when push comes to shove, I do more of the cooking at our house.
Typically our meals come together quickly—since our two young boys are usually running circles around me as they have their tired, hungry, end of the day meltdowns. Even with my limited time, I strive to put healthful, well-rounded meals on the table. Of course, I do this knowing full well it may all end up on the floor or in their hair. However, on the rare occasion when we all hit the table at the same time—ready to eat, but not starving, having forgotten that we hated avocados yesterday, and full of stories to share from our day— to enjoy a meal together, it makes it all worth it!
This week, Mataio is teaching a “30 minute meals” class on Tuesday at 6:30pm. Come learn some of our family favorites. That way, when this beautiful spring weather keeps you out playing too late, you can fix dinner with no fuss!

On Wednesday, Mataio will teach you his secret for the perfect omelet. I was not much of an egg lover when Mataio and I first met. Well, that’s a bit of an understatement—eggs and I had an understanding, if they came near me, I’d gag. If a crème brûlée was too eggy, I’d send it back. Breakfast in general was not a meal I cared much about. Cold cereal or a banana on my way out the door was my typical morning fare. Thankfully, between Mataio’s love of breakfast and brunch and my morning hunger pangs during pregnancy—I changed my ways.

Mataio’s omelets are my favorite. They’re so thin they’re crepe-like, highlighting all the great ingredients inside. Crispy bacon, biscuits, pancakes, oatmeal—I’m a true breakfast convert. I still can’t quite stomach French toast, but that dates back to some traumatic family holidays with eggnog drenched bread. Overall, these days, I’m a believer in “the most important meal of the day.” Come join us In the Kitchen this week and let Mataio make a believer of you!

This Week 'In the Kitchen'

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30pm
30 Minute Meals - $45
You just got home from work, your family is hungry and you need to get something on the table fast… come to this class for some new 30-minute ideas! Mataio will do four quick meals for you in this class: Swiss chard-sausage rigatoni; sautéed fish tacos with cabbage slaw and cilantro crema; pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes and fennel-Cinzano pan sauce; and green salad with warm lemon vinaigrette and ground lamb. Take the recipes home and with no stress, you will impress!

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30pm
Best of Brunch - $35
Brunch is Mataio’s favorite meal to eat! Now he will bring his love of morning foods to you. Start
with a fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosa. Then it’s on to Mataio’s omelet lab, where you will learn to make the thinnest French-style omelet with all of your favorite ingredients. Watch Mataio’s technique for the crispiest bacon. He will make mile-high biscuits and you will never want to buy biscuits in a tube again, because these are so easy! Then finish it off with yogurt custard with fresh strawberries.

Thursday, April 30, 8pm
Love Calls Concert - $10
A lovely and true friends tour of
Italy and America
Please Join us and Joel Ricci as we host our first ever concert 'In the Kitchen' Featuring an artist from Portland, OR and two artists from Italy. Beer and Wine will be avaialable in addition to a few sancks from the kitchen.

Friday, May 1, 6pm - midnight
Private Party - closed to public
'In the Kitchen' can be your private restaurant too! To use our beautiful dining room and kitchen for your private party or meeting contact Jessica at 360.733.1267

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