Terrapin Cove

Terrapin Cove

Culinary Adventures at Terrain Cove
January – April 2019

Normally, I post Winter classes in December, but since I returned from Spain, my “dance card” has been full.  Apologies for the lateness of the posting but (ta-da!) here are the postings of upcoming classes here at Terrapin Cove.

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Gadget Class: The French Connection

Saturday, January 26
10:30 a.m.

Always a fun class, especially for those interested in trying out this year’s newest gadgets.

Duck Breast with Crispy Skin (Sous Vide)
Potatoes Gratin (Mandoline)
Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad (Stove Top Smoker)
Lemon Vinaigrette (Immersion Blender)
Crème Brulee (torch)

Raclette Party

My French Valentine

February 9, 2019
Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

I prepared this menu for a group of skiers headed for the Alps for the holidays. Even with Burl Ives singing “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” in the background, I thought this menu would be the ideal romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day.

Raclette (French grill)
Profiteroles stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Coq au Vin with Egg Noodles
Chocolate Terrine with Crème Anglais

Mardi Gras

February 23, 2019
10:30 a.m.

Admittedly, this is not a new menu; however, they are the perennial favorites from the restaurant. A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of some crabcakes a student had made and received over 40 comments from folks reminiscing about the Yancey House Crabcakes. And I still get comments on the shrimp and grits. So, laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll !)

Crab Cakes with Cajun Aioli
Lucindy’s Shrimp and Grits with Bacon Vinaigrette
Bananas Foster crepes.

Gadget Class: Spring

March 16, 2019
10:30 a.m.
55.  [FILLED]

Gadgets: Sous Vide, Instant Pot, Spiralizer, Mini-Pie Maker

As most of you know, I am not a gadget person. I don’t even own a garlic press or a microwave. However, there are some “gadgets’ out there that really do either 1) make life fun or 2) make cooking easier or 3) drag us into the 21st century or 4) all three.

Sous Vide Salmon
Lemon Risotto (Instant Pot)
Spiralizer Cucumber Tzatziki
Mini Chocolate-Chess Pie


April 6, 2019
10:30 a.m.
(2 spots available)

During our week in San Sebastian (the Pinxtos capital of the world), we dined on pinxtos for lunch and dinner. The variety is endless, but let’s start with these:

Spanish Smashed Sweet Potato with Kale, Roasted Garbanzo Beans, and Romesco Sauce
Shrimp & Avocado Stacked Tapas
Spicy Basque Chicken with Saffron Rice
Crema Catalana con Frutas de Basque

Spring Salads for 2019

April 13, 2019
10:30 a.m.

Feeling trendy? Try out these new/updated spring salads for 2019.

Celery Salad with Feta & Soft Boiled Eggs
Tomato & Pomegranate Salad
Salmon Nicoise Salad
Spiralizer Cucumber Tzatziki

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