In the Classic Chef Series we pay homage to chefs that have changed or influenced where the culinary world is today or have rerouted current culinary thinking by recreating recipes that are either emblematic of their style or that are staples on their menus. Although these chefs will not be joining us for these classes, their presence will be felt in the dishes we create.
Please remember that we can't offer refunds to classes because our seating is very limited. If you can't make a class, you can send a friend in your place. Email us at least six hours before the class starts and let us know who will be taking your place. Schola is BYOB so bring a bottle or two of whatever you'd like to enjoy while cooking and eating.
The Elegant Cuisine of Daniel Humm from Eleven Madison Park - TBD
Considered one of the best restaurants in the country, Eleven Madison Park wasn't originally conceived to be that way. It wasn't until Daniel Humm, the now co-owner and chef, arrived in the kitchen and transformed this restaurant into something very special. We'll create three of his great dishes; Shrimp Poached with Calamari and Potato Gnocchi, Herb Roasted Lamb with Eggplant, Sheep's Milk Yogurt and Cumin and for desert Hazelnut & Grapes. $79.99
Lidia Bastianich – The Heart of Italy - Umbria - TBD
Lidia Bastianich has been delighting diners with here restaurants since first opening Buonavia in Queens in 1971. Since then she has gone on to build a small restaurant empire that includes her flagship restaurant Felidia, Becco, Del Posto, Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia’s Pittsburgh. Her latest venture, Eataly, which first opened in 2010 in Manhattan, now has locations throughout the US and beyond. One of her many cookbooks, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, has recipes arranged by region. For this class we’ll focus on the dishes from Umbria and create Potato-Mushroom Cake with Braised Lentils, Strangozzi with Tomato-Bacon Sauce, Sausages in the Skillet with Grapes and Chocolate Bread Parfait to finish the night. $79.99