Adults can enjoy a variety of cooking experiences at Taste & Technique. We offer both participation and demonstration style classes. In addition to technique instruction we also host well-known area chefs in our Featured Restaurant classes. Participants enjoy a full meal at the end of each class and take the recipes home to enjoy.
Taste & Technique is a BYO establishment, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine to compliment your meal!


Sunday, October 21st, 12-4pm

Italian Bootcamp Diana Albanese

Partial Hands-on • $100
Learn the essentials of Italian cooking from a third generation Italian. Diana Albanese of La Cucina D’ana has Italian cooking in her genes. Her family owned and operated the Albanese Food Market in Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne for many years. This class covers techniques for homemade broth, risotto, roasting, sautéing and sauces.
Barley, Swiss Chard and Cannellini Soup
Risotto with Artichokes
Layered Crepe Pie with Tomatoes, Prosciutto and Mozzarella
Fish the Adriatic Way
Braised Pork Spareribs with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Baked Chicken Breasts with Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers with Gremolata
Broccoli Rabe with Tomatoes and Pancetta
Apple Crostata

Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30-9:30pm

Drew's Spooktacular Meal Drew Araneo, Drew's Bayshore Bistro

Demonstration • $75
Drew's Bayshore Bistro is the go to spot for great food inspired by Cajun and Low Country Cuisine.  Chef Drew has put together a menu with a festive Halloween twist for what is sure to be another fun and interactive evening with amazing food!
Bloody Beet Salad: Roasted Beets, Baby Spinach, Toasted Hazelnuts, Bloody Goat Cheese Ranch Dressing
Chicken Foot Gumbo....
Pork O' Lantern: Roasted and Stuffed Baby Pumpkin Head with Moroccan Braised Pork Butt and Spiced Couscous
Worms and Dirt: Crumbled Brownie, Chocolate Mousse, Fudge Sauce, Gummy Worms and Spiders

Please call the studio to be added to the waiting list - 732.741.COOK

Thursday, October 25th, 6:30-9:30pm

The Artful Saute´ Diana Albanese

Partial Hands-on • $75
Want to get dinner on the table fast?  Learn how to make a great sauté with a pan sauce and you’ll be done in 30 minutes. Learn the techniques and secrets of pan sautéing that produce quick flavorful meals with Diana Albanese.
Steak au Poirve with Crispy Garlicky Potatoes
Sautéed Chicken with Mushroom Madeira Sauce
Pork Milanese Topped with Tomatoes and Arugula
Sautéed Salmon with Asian Sauce, Bok Choy and Ginger Rice Pilaf
Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
Bananas Foster with Ice Cream

Saturday, October 27th, 7-10pm

Couples - Calling all Carnivores Heather Harm

Partial Hands-on • $150 per couple
An evening of meat filled recipes every true carnivore should know!
Mini Meatloaf Bites
Warm Chicken and Sauteed Mushroom Salad
Pink Peppercorn Steak
Leek and Gorgonzola Risotto
Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes
Apple Donut Minis with Maple Bacon Glaze

Thursday, November 1st, 6:30-9:30pm

My Life in 40 Feasts Chef Jesse Jones

Demonstration • $75
Meet and greet Chef Jesse Jones, chef to stars, for an action pack demo, featuring recipes from His cookbook "POW!! My life in 40 feasts"  The recipes are designed in 4, that we call feasts.  Chef Jesse is a master story teller who shares wonderful stories while cooking southern inspired cuisine.
Black Skillet Corn Bread
Shrimp and Crab File Soup
Chef Jesse's Chicken Coq au Vin
Truffle Mash Potatoes
Creole Green Beans
Molasses Pound Cake with Spice Glaze

Friday, November 2nd, 7-10pm

Friday Night Fun - Sushi Workshop Heather Harm

Hands-on • $75
Learn the techniques for rolling hand made sushi in this fun and interactive Friday night workshop.
Japanese Salad with Ginger and Soy Dressing
Teriyaki Chicken Cali Roll with Avocado
Shaggy Dog Crab Roll
Spicy Shrimp Volcano Roll
Japanese Purin- No Bake Creme Caramel

Thursday, November 8th, 6:30-9:30pm

Fresh Pasta by Hand Diana Albanese

Hands-on • $75
Maybe pasta should be its own food group? There is no better choice than fresh pasta for a fine meal that will please both family and company alike. In this class we will be making 3 different types of fresh pasta dough, made into a variety of shapes and served with sauces to match.
Ricotta Dough
Fresh Egg Pasta with Spinach
Semolina Pasta
Sicilian Bruschetta
Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Spinach Fazzoletti (pasta rags) with Arrabbiata Sauce
Orecchiette with Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower with Herbed Bread Crumbs
Orange and Lemon Salad with Escarole
Gelato Affogato (Drowned Ice Cream)

Saturday, November 10th, 7-10pm

Couples: Italian Steakhouse Diana Albanese

Partial Hands-on • $150 per couple
Everyone loves a great steakhouse!  What could be better then an Italian steakhouse with your favorite classics at home.  Cook it with love for your family and friends.
Mozzarella in Carrozza
Linguine with Fruitti di Mare
Steak the Italian Way with Red Wine Sauce
Mashed Potatoes with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese
Mushrooms Gratin with Onions and Tomatoes
Sauteéd Cavolo Nero (Tusan Kale)
Coffee Caramel Custard

Please call the studio to be added to the waiting list - 732.741.COOK

Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30-9:30pm

Midweek in Morocco Heather Harm

Partial Hands-on • $75
This menu is a simple fusion of Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern spices perfect for weeknight entertaining.
Roast Eggplant and Yogurt Dip with Warm Pita
Roast Beets with Mixed Greens
Carrot Orange Ginger Soup
Chicken Tagine with Lemons and Olives
Steamed CousCous and Chickpea Salad
Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad
Mint Tea and Spiced Oranges
Almond and Sesame Cookies

Thursday, November 15th, 6:30-9:30pm

The Harvest Table Kathleen Sanderson

Partial Hands-on • $75
Kathleen will teach techniques for showcasing the best of fall's flavors with this seasonal menu.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Pistachios and Lemon Oil Drizzle
Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Figs and Gorgonzola Mustard Au Jus
Roasted Salmon with Winter Spices
Oven Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots
Creamy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Spice Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

Saturday, November 17th, 7-10pm

Couples - Late Autumn Harvest Party Heather Harm

Partial Hands-on • $150 per couple
Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese and Cranberries
Pear Salad with Watercress Jicama and Pecans
Squash and Bean Minestrone with Shaved Parmesan
Pappardelle with Pancetta Broccoli Rabe and Pine Nuts
Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Wild Rice
Sauteed Brussels with Raisins
Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake

Sunday, November 18th, 12-3pm

Thanksgiving Baking Heather Harm

Hands-on • $75
The best of the season right in time for the Thanksgiving rush!
Sweet Potato Pie
Pumpkin Chip Cookie Dough
Pumpkin Cornbread
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Cranberry Crumble Bars
Cranberry Carrot Cake
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Tri-Pie

Saturday, December 1st, 7-10pm

Holiday Dinner Party Kathleen Sanderson

Partial Hands-on • $80
Chef Kathleen simplifies holiday cooking with this show stopping menu that is sure to impress your holiday guests.
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters
Foie Gras Croustade with Fig Jam
Roasted Tomato Soup with Herbed Frico and Pesto Drizzle
"Mini Beef Wellington with Cabernet Shallot Reduction
Crisp Haricot Vert with Shallots and Roasted Grape Tomatoes|
Creamy Carrot Puree Roasted Tattoo Potatoes
Chocolate Pot De Crème
Nutted Short Bread Cookies

Thursday, December 6th, 6:30-9:30pm

Hors d'oeuvres for the Holidays Diana Albanese

Partial Hands-on • $75
Learn techniques and do ahead features that will surely put you at ease for your next cocktail party, open house or serve these as an appetizer course during the holidays.
Brie Wrapped in Puff Pastry with Caramel and Nuts
Mini Shrimp and Scallops Cakes with Romesco Sauce
Asian Pork Meatballs in Wonton Cups
Seared Beef Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta
Roasted Carrot Hummus with Pomegranates and Spicy Homemade Pita Chips
Semolina Polenta Tartlets with Blue Cheese
Lemon and Raspberry Tartlets

Friday, Decemberr 7th, 7-10pm

Italian Winter Feast Heather Harm

Partial Hands-on • $75
Mangiare! Come feast on the delicious food of the Italian peninsula. These dishes will fill your belly and make your nonna oh so proud.
Butternut Squash and Kale Toasts
Tuscan Panzanella
Rigatoni with Tomato, Butter and Onions
Salt Crusted Branzino in Citrus Sauce
Roman Style Artichokes
Chicken Cacciatori with Sausage
Seasoned Broccoli Rabe

Thursday, December 13th, 7-10pm

Healthy for the Holidays Robbin Russell

Partial Hands-on • $75

Don't let the holiday's take you completely away from a healthy eating life style.  Robbin Russell pairs her love of cooking with the skills she honed at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to teach students a more healthy way to eat your way through the season.
Shredded Sweet Potato Fritters, Finished with Honey Goat Cheese and Fresh Chives
Warm Organic Black Bean, Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Pesto
Dijon Roasted Salmon
Sauteed Bok Choy
Mashed Cauliflower
Warm Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Vanilla Bean Organic Whipped Cream

Cancellation Policy: You may receive a credit toward another class if the studio is notified 72hrs prior to the commencement date of your class. No credits will be issued for cancellations received within 72hrs of the commencement of the course. We will, however, welcome a substitute or mail you the recipes from the class. Taste & Technique reserves the right to cancel a program. Registrants will be notified by phone.