Chef, innkeeper and general manager Robert Fathman isn’t afraid to try on different professional hats so it seems fitting that he’ll be playing the role of teacher at the Sherborn Inn‘s new Monday night cooking class series. The informal gatherings, which start in the main dining room at 6:30pm, cover a variety of topics – from the Art of the Cocktail Party to a Summer Grilling Tutorial – and Fathman and his team cover everything – from menu planning to cooking to accompanying cocktails and libations. Classes cost $45 per person including tax and gratuity, though you can sign on for the whole series (six classes in all) for $200 per person (a savings of $70). Check the schedule of upcoming topics below then call 508.655.9521 to reserve a spot.
Monday, April 6th – The Art of the Cocktail Party
Learn how to make a variety of hors d’oeuvres and stationary appetizers including crostini, canapés and fondue. Shannon Dooling will be giving a cocktail presentation and Catering Director Kerry Kirley will talk about customizing your table.
Monday, April 20th – Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
Men and women (especially men) are encouraged to sign up for this class which will focus on a simple well-prepared meal inspired by aphrodisiac foods. The menu starts with a simple salad of mesclun greens with homemade vinaigrette, followed by tuna tartare with sesame soy vinaigrette, and sautéed medallions of beef tenderloin with shrimp and cognac sauce. The meal wraps up with flourless chocolate cake with gold leaf. Guests will get to taste some sparkling wines and a selection of half bottles that are perfect for a couples’ night in.
Monday, May 4th – Pesqutorial
A presentation and demonstration of delicious, heart healthy seafood dishes and some great paired wines. The class starts with a simple oyster presentation and tuna tartar, moves on to an easy scampi recipe and finishes with the freshest fish around. They’ll even share some of their tips (where to go and what to look for) when it comes to getting the freshest seafood.
Monday, May 18th – Classic Northern Italian Menu
Learn to make a classic Italian menu of assorted crostinis, fonduta with white truffle and grilled bread, braised beef short ribs with barolo wine over creamy polenta and a simple cheese plate with poached fruits. Enjoy the wine pairings from Mike Curran, Wine Director of the Sherborn Inn & Out.
Monday, June 1st – Summer Grill Tutorial
Hardwood vs. Briquettes vs. Gas
In honor of grill season, Fathman and his teak will be talking marinades and grilling technique (wings, flank steak and shrimp). They’ll also feature a couple of easy make ahead salads. Fathman will be sharing his superb sangria recipe and Wine Director Mike Curran will introduce some great wine buys for summer quaffing. Class, weather permitting, will be held on the patio.