Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Mediterranean Mezze & Tapas
Presented by The Trustees
Both western and eastern mediterranean cultures have their own versions of small savory plates, called mezze in Turkey and Lebanon to the east, and tapas in Spain to the west. Join us in The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market for a seasonal & local twist on the traditional flavors of mezze and tapas at our Farm-to-KITCHEN hands-on cooking class!
Lieza Dagher, Director of The KITCHEN, will lead this cooking class emphasizing traditional recipes and flavors that have been passed down from generations of her family. Lieza's recipes will awaken your senses and introduce you to new options for flavorful meals at home. The majority of ingredients for the class will be straight from The Boston Public Market, proving you can buy local, eat local and still achieve international flavors.
Each course will be paired with a tasting of local wines from The Massachusetts Wine Shop.
In this combination demo and hands-on cooking class, Lieza will demonstrate the tools and techniques of classic mezze and tapas recipes celebrating local summer ingredients. She will then lead the class through making a four-course seasonal meal.
Crostini | Somerville Bread baguette, evoo, roasted garlic, fresh local herbs
Braised Chicken Thighs | Chestnut Hill Farm chicken, cabbage, Stillmans bacon, mustard
Maple Carrots | Siena Farms carrots, Massachusetts maple, farm-fresh butter
Cranberry Compote | South Shore cranberries, sugared pecans, brandy
Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:
Each class is centered on the local, seasonal farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market, so menus may change slightly based on what’s available the day of the event.
During each class, you’ll learn 2 or 3 recipes, you’ll work with between 2 and 4 other students to create each one, and you’ll enjoy a plentiful taste of each.
Classes are usually between 2 and 2.5 hours long, unless otherwise noted.
Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.
We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.
The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.