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Bubbles and Bites on Valentine’s Day at Cooking by the Book


We invite you to come into our kitchen and share in creating a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

At our Bubbles and Bites class everyone will enjoy a fully hands-on culinary experience, as couples work together to create their evening meal.

At this very romantic dinner guests will also enjoy the experience of tasting several different champagnes and sparkling wines paired with each dish.

Our inspiration for our Valentine’s Day dinner is James Peterson’s ultimate french cook book, Glorious French Food.  

Our event will by on February 14th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

The romantic menus includes:

  • Chicken Liver Pate Mousse
  • Roast Duck Breast on Red Cabbage Salad with Pistachios in a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Individual Goat Cheese Soufflé
  • Steamed Mussels in a Cream, Saffron & Mint Sauce
  • Simplest Chocolate Mousse


The cost for the event is $125/person and includes all beverages. To make a reservation for this event please go to:


TART IT UP! This Wednesday at Cooking by the Book



Americans talk about pie. Deep dish pie, filled with fruit. See, you have visions of apples dancing in your head, don’t you?

And in Europe, the word is tart. Elegant, refined, and not too deep. Europeans love tarts and, unlike us, have equally admiration for both sweet and savory versions.

This Wednesday, Cooking by the Book is proud to present Chef Eric Lanlard demonstrating the exceptional recipes from TART IT UP!: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Pies. The class, beginning at 6:30PM, will feature both sweet and savory treats and Eric himself will be demonstrating his tart skills in our lovely kitchen.

Eric’s home base is London but this beautiful book is devoted to both sides of the Atlantic. He says “pie” in the subtitle and he means it. There’s this recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Pie that has lots of crust, lemon zest and juice, brown sugar and cinnamon. That combination will sound homily familiar to you. But along with tradition, in the book you will find new treasures like:

  • Thai Crab Mini Pies
  • Artichoke and Black Olive Tart
  • Endive and Prosciutto Tart
  • West Indies Chocolate Tart
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie
  • Raspberry and Cheesecake Pie

We hope you can attend the class. Class cost is $75 and includes a copy of this great book. Of course we’ll have samples on hand. Which ones? Honest to God, we are still debating which ones to do. So, please come. You’ll get the book and you’ll be both surprised and delighted by the flavor choices on Wednesday.

To register for the class, please use this link:

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