Come cook with me this Sunday!

October 18, 2011

Rose 2Food, glorious food!  There's a lot of it lately in the LA Food Works kitchen.  Last month we introduced our new Fall-Winter Menu and this month we've got our new Appetizer Menu.  All these news dishes mean lots of recipe testing.  My children love it!  I have a lot of fun with it too.  We've also got a great dinner coming up this weekend - so come cook with us! We are partnering with Grub With Us and hosting a rare dinner party where individuals and small groups can by tickets to this special LAFW event.  So come, meet other like-minded foodies and create a wonderful meal together.  For menu and sign up information check out the info below or click here  and follow the link.  

Please keep us in mind for your coming holiday parties.  We are gearing up for a some festive meals and our schedule is starting to fill, so let me know if you have any questions.  You can come cook with us at one of our cool venues or we can come to you!  As long as you've got a table and some outlets, we can make a cooking class work just about anywhere!

 This month we are presenting our new  Fall-Winter 2011 Appetizer Menu and I've got great recipe from it that is perfect for fall entertaining.  Then check out our dinner on the 23rd.  I've got it posted on our Facebook page, so becoming a fan!

Looking forward to cooking with you soon!


LA Food Works
2011 Fall-Winter Appetizer Menu

LA Food Works presents our new  Appetizer Menu for Fall-Winter 2011. When you host an Appetizer Event with LAFW, you and your guests will work with our chefs on a multiple stations creating these fun and filling bites!  This event is great for larger groups and we have venues that can accommodate up to 150 guests!

Nov 09 pic 3An LA Food Works Event Includes

* Hors d'oeuvre and beverage reception on arrival
* Seasonal Menus
* Fun and knowledgeable chef instructors to guide you through your recipes
* A private cooking and dining experience at our charming venues
* Chef aprons to use while you are cooking
* Recipe packets for everyone to take home

Savory Selections

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Bites with Mustard Sauce
Cranberry, Goat Cheese and Orange-Pine Nut Pesto Panini Sticks
Goat Cheese and Chorizo Phyllo Rolls
Shrimp Cakes with Chili-Lime Crema
Beef or Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Turkey-Veggie Burger Sliders with Lemony Mayo and Caramelized Onions
Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Grilled Flank Steak
Grilled Polenta Rounds topped with Onion-Fennel Marmalade
Vegetarian Pot Stickers with Soy Dipping Sauce
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Mini Mozzarella and Marinara Tarts
Spicy Tuna and Vegetable Sushi Rolls
Sauteed Mushroom and Chicken Quesadilla with Pepper Jack and Cilantro Pesto

 Sweet Selections

(Hand-made Peanut Butter Candies Dipped in Chocolate)
Crepes with Assorted Fillings
Waffle Brownie Bites with Whipped Cream and Hot Fudge
Chocolate-Raspberry Panini with Mascarpone

For more information or to reserve a date for your event,
Rose LeBoeuf at 310-288-0100

 Grub with Us Dinner

Grub with UsHas it been a while since your last LAFW dinner?  Have you been thinking you need some new dishes for your fall menu repertoire?  Do you want to come cook with us but don't have a big group to book a private event?  Do you just plain miss us?  Well we have a rare dinner party coming up for individuals and small groups! Click on the Grub With Us icon to the right and follow the link to sign up.  We are grilling some gorgeous Flank Steak then preparing a delicious Garlic-Wasabi Sauce with Sesame Mashed Potatoes, an Asian Carrot Slaw and Roasted Lemon and Soy broccoli.  For dessert.....awesome Brown Sugar Caramel Souffle!  Come join us, learn new dishes, eat great food, meet fun people and leave with a full and satisfied stomach!  Hurry!  Ticket sales close Friday at noon!

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Bites with
Spicy Mustard Dipping Sauce

These little bites are perfect for fall entertaining.  The pretzel crust and spicy mustard are reminiscent of eating warm pretzels on a cool fall day from vendors at a ball game.  Perfect for a playoff get together and just a breeze to make! Assemble them ahead then quickly fry them up when you are ready to serve. Kids dig 'em too! Featured on our new  Fall-Winter Menu, your guests will love the crispy crust and the tender chicken for any occasion.

1/4 cup Dijon mustard-plus 1 tablespoon
cup mayonnaise
tablespoon chopped chives
teaspoon Tabasco sauce - or more to taste
cup flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup flour
3 cups pretzels, not low sodium
1 1/2
pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
 1/2 cup oil for frying

Pretzle coated chicken bites

In a small bowl, mix the remaining 1/4 cup mustard, mayonnaise, chives, tabasco and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate.

Put the four in a wide shallow bowl (pie pans work really well for this).  Stir in the salt and pepper and mix well.  In another wide shallow bowl, lightly beat eggs and 1 tbsp. of mustard.  Process the pretzels in a food processor until a coarse flour forms, about 30 seconds.  Transfer pretzel flour to a third wide, shallow bowl.  Line up the flour, egg, and pretzels bowls in that order.

Dredge both sides of chicken pieces with flour, then egg, and then pretzel, coating well and shaking off excess.  Transfer to a baking sheet.

Heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat.  When oil is hot but not smoking, add coated chicken pieces to fill the pan but not touching each other.  Cook until the first side is dark brown, about 2 minutes.  Carefully flip and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 2-4 minutes more.

Place cooked chicken on paper towels to drain then serve place on platter with mustard dipping sauce and serve!

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 338 Calories; 15g Fat (40.2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 46mg Cholesterol; 923mg Sodium. 

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 LA Food Works Events 

 Ideal for Team Building, Holiday Parties, Client Entertaining, Birthday Parties, Showers and Private Gatherings. 
Let LA Food Works make your party one which your guests will not soon forget!
No previous cooking experience required!
Just willingness to put on an apron,
get your hands a little messy,
indulge in some great food
and have lots of fun playing in the kitchen!
We also happily design Custom Cooking Parties. If you have a group of 10 or more foodies who love great food and playing together in the kitchen, contact us and we will design a custom menu or theme class for you and your group.

Our interactive cooking parties both unify and entertain...perfect for any occasion that requires great food, interesting activities and lots of fun!


For information or to book your event, contact Rose LeBoeuf at 310-288-0100 for an event planning kit, pricing and availability.