How are your cooking skills? Mine are a bit rusty so a cooking class was in order.
West Asheville, NC is a great place to relax, meet new friends, get some fresh ideas and brush up on your cooking skills all in a beautiful setting at The Farm Kitchen.
Myron and Bev Gottfried have created a wonderful, rustic gathering place for parties, weddings, church functions or any type of large social event you may want to have. There are also cabins available for rent if you want to stay over for a few days.
The path to the kitchen.
The cooking class started with a glass of wine and a tour of the garden. It is all organic and contains many heirloom varieties of vegetables. Lovely flowers are planted between each type of vegetable and it makes a beautiful display. All the plants are grown without the use of pesticides and only natural fertilizers are used. It is all lovingly tended by a full time gardener.
No farm would be complete without a few critters and The Farm is no exception. They have horses in the pasture which Bev calls yard ornaments and a chicken coop known as The Chicken Chapel or Chapel of the Feathered Flock. It’s a great place to spend some time and unwind.
See the Chicken Chapel or Chapel of the Feathered Flock at the end of the road?
The interactive cooking classes are taught by Chef Mike Ferrari and his two assistants. You will receive a menu with recipes and information on the venue. The group is then broken into teams and each team is responsible for preparing their dish.
Ingredients and instructions for Summer Squash Gratin at the ready.
All teams sorted and assembling their ingredients.
Beautiful squash slicing done by me.
It’s a great way to make new friends.
The menu theme for the evening was summer vegetables from The Farm garden plus pork tenderloin with a curry rub and a chance to make our own brick oven pizzas in the newly constructed pizza oven. Appetizers included a chicken pot pie croquette. It was honestly the best thing I’ve had to eat in ages.
Chicken Pie Croquettes where soooooo good!
Gazpacho for the first course.
Those carrots were like candy.
All so good and good for you!
The chefs manning the brand new pizza oven.
Those where some dang good pizzas there.
If you’re looking for a little down time and a chance to recharge yourself during the week. Check out a cooking class at The Farm Kitchen . Classes are held on Tuesday evenings twice a month and upcoming classes include topics such as grilling, seafood, Latin Cuisine and a wine pairing class.
I’m going back for the Latin Cuisine and wine pairing classes!
Your meal will include appetizers, wine and dinner served.
If you would like a longer stay try one of the epicurean weekends offered by The Farm Kitchen! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Cooking certificate in hand, I left for home full and happy!
Peace, happiness, and a full belly,