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The SideDish Newsletter Vol 10, 2008

 
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Volume 10 - 2008


     
whisk bullet Holiday Parties Just 7 Weeks Left in ’08 to Plan Your Holiday Party!
whisk bullet Seasonal Fare

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Crème Fraîche Recipe

whisk bullet Cooking Classes “Cooking Crush” Wine Tasting & Cooking Events for Singles in Chicago & SF
whisk bullet The SideDish Special $50 iTunes Gift Card, If you Book a Party by Nov. 30
whisk bullet Shop Holiday Gift Certificates, Cooking Party Favors and More!
whisk bullet Cooking Party Venues Fabulous Places to Throw a Cooking Party
whisk bullet In the Media Chef Gignilliat on ABC’s View From the Bay
     

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Holiday Parties
 

Holiday PartiesIt’s not too late to plan a holiday cooking party!

Can you believe there are just 7 weeks left in 2008? Luckily, it’s not too late to book a “deliciously fun” holiday party with Parties That Cook! Celebrate the holidays, encourage team bonding, and delight guests with a party, where everyone helps cook a festive four-course dinner or competes in a high-octane Iron Chef-style competition. From finding an event space to putting away the dishes, you can count on Parties That Cook to take care of all the holiday party details – so you don’t have to!

You’ll be chef for the day and savor a delicious gourmet meal, made-by-you:

Sumptous Small Plates | Gourmet meal of appetizers
Kitchen Challenge | Iron Chef-style cooking competition
Chef's Table | Four-course meal with formal dining service
Feast of Chocolate and Cheese | Cooking class pairing chocolate with cheese
Ultimate Kitchen Challenge | Facilitated team building workshop, plus competition

And, because you’ve worked so hard all year, Parties That Cook is offering you a $50 iTunes gift card, when you book with Parties That Cook® by November 30, 2008.

Our stove is filling up fast, so reserve your date today!

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Seasonal Fare
 

Scharffen 
Berger Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe Scharffen Berger Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Our most popular dessert this season is the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce, a molten flourless-chocolate cake topped with an usual caramel made with fleur de del, a delicate French sea salt. We use renowned Scharffen Berger 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate for this masterful play on salty, sweet and decadent.

For Parties That Cook customers only: Get 15% off any purchase at scharffenberger.com until November 30, 2008: Enter "PTC111" into the Key Code field at the top of your basket during checkout. Please note that discounts do not apply to shipping charges or tax (where applicable). 

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Pumpkin Brioche Bread 
PuddingButternut Squash Soup with Sage Crème Fraîche Recipe

Warm up Thanksgiving with Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Crème Fraiche. This creamy soup makes for a festive appetizer when served in shot glasses and topped with a dollop of crème fraiche and miniature sage leaves. Your guests will be giving thanks for your culinary prowess!

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Cooking Classes & Events
 

Cooking Crush Cooking 
ClassChicago: Cooking Crush - Cooking Class & Wine Tasting for Singles
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ Just Grapes
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join us for the launch of Chicago’s Cooking Crush party, a wine tasting and cooking class event for singles! Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will mingle, while enjoying wine tastes from around the world poured by the aficionados at Just Grapes. Glasses in-hand, we’ll shift into the kitchen, where co-ed teams will cook up a meal of delicious international appetizers and get to know each other between slicing and dicing. $95 per guest.

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Cooking Crush Cooking ClassSan Francisco: Cooking Crush - Cooking Class & Wine Tasting for Singles
Wedsnesday, January 14, 2008 @ Crushpad Winery
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us another spectacular Cooking Crush for singles event at Crushpad Winery in San Francisco. Guests be treated to a tour of the winery, learn key steps in the winemaking process, then mix and mingle over blind wine tastings. Glasses in-hand, we’ll shift into the kitchen, where co-ed teams will cook up a meal of delicious international appetizers and get to know each other between slicing and dicing. $95 per guest.

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The SideDish Special
 

iTunes Gift CardJust in time for the holidays! Receive a $50 iTunes gift card when you book a cooking party, holiday party or team building event by November 30, 2008. Our stove is filling up fast – to reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email info@partiesthatcook.com. Be sure to mention The SideDish Special coupon. Not valid with other discounts.

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Shop
 

Parties That Cook Gift Certificates - Now Available!

Surprise the cook in your life with a gift certificate for a private cooking party by Parties That Cook! Choose from a variety of events and seasonal menus or leave it up to the recipient to plan their own exclusive cooking extravaganza! Gift certificates make wonderful presents for birthdays, holidays, weddings, retirement, graduation, employee appreciation and corporate gifts. Cooking class gift certificates are also available for our Gourmet Dating singles events.

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email: 888-907-COOK or info@partiesthatcook.com

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Cooking Party Venues
 

Host your holiday cooking party or team building event at these fantastic San Francisco Bay Area and Chicagoland venues. Each of location has a Parties That Cook-approved kitchen and dining area perfectly suited for our cooking parties. Check out what each of these locations has to offer this holiday season!

Crush Pad WineryCrushpad Winery

Our friends at Crushpad always have something fun cooking! This month they are headed out to Chicago for their 2nd annual Open House, hosted at Just Grapes on Sunday, Nov 16th from 2pm - 5pm. You'll be able to taste wines in production and meet citizen winemakers from your neck of the woods. Contact Hayden Moulds to find out more or RSVP. If you won't be in the Chicago area, you can always host a Parties That Cook event at Crushpad's winery in San Francisco!

Sur La TableSur La Table

With well-stocked kitchenware stores throughout the nation, Sur La Table is a must-visit for holiday shopping. Our guests enjoy an exclusive 15% in-store discount, when they host their Parties That Cook event at a Sur La Table store! You can learn to make pasta, then shop for your own pasta-maker machine! Sur La Table also has excellent public cooking classes, some of which are taught by Parties That Cook chefs! View the San Francisco store cooking class calendar or the Los Gatos cooking class calendar.

Paulding & CompanyPaulding & Company

In the East Bay, Paulding & Company is a sprawling 2,500 square foot commercial kitchen made famous in season one of BravoTV’s Top Chef! Besides TV shows & Parties That Cook events, Paulding also hosts unique evening cooking classes like "Tampopo and Ramen," a fun event coming up this Sunday, November 16, where you get to make ramen and tea sweets, and watch this wonderful food movie as you slurp along —check their Paulding & Co.'s calendar to register!

Thomas Fogarty WineryThomas Fogarty Winery

Perched high in hills with sweeping views of the Bay Area and Santa Cruz Mountains, you'll find Thomas Fogarty Winery. One of our largest venue spaces, Fogarty has several kitchen and dining options, including an open air pavilion that accommodates over 200 guests and the Redwood Room, which we love for intimate parties of 20. Fogarty is a great pick for holiday celebrations – offering both award-winning wines and additional meeting room spaces for cooking parties that are being combined with an annual offsite meeting. Visit our friends at Thomas Fogarty Winery.

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In the Media
 

View from the BayFounder and Executive Chef Bibby Gignilliat demonstrates how to make holiday appetizer favorite Crostini of Goat Cheese with Olive, Cranberry and Pecan Tapenade on ABC’s View from the Bay television show.

Click here to watch the how-to video

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