The SideDish Newsletter Vol 7, 2009

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Volume 07 - 2009

whisk bullet What’s Cookin’ A Call to the Grill: Turn up the Heat on Summer Holidays
whisk bullet Seasonal Fare
Soy-Marinated Flank Steak with Cilantro Sesame Pesto Recipe
whisk bullet Cooking Classes Date Night for Couples, Gourmet Dating for Singles, plus Sizzle & Swirl
whisk bullet The SideDish Special Free Kara’s Cupcakes, if booked by June 30
whisk bullet Shop Get Dad Cookin’ with Cooking Class Gift Certificates
whisk bullet In the Media Parties That Cook ranks on’s 2009 BayList for “Best Cooking Class”
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What’s Cookin’

Parties That Cook Wins Top 
HonorA Call to the Grill: Turn Up the Heat on Your Summer Holidays

With graduation celebrations behind us and farmer’s markets brimming with fresh summer produce, it’s time to plan your summer holiday menus.

Teach Dad some new tricks this Father’s Day with one of our favorite Parties That Cook grill recipes, Soy-Marinated Flank Steak with Cilantro Sesame Pesto. Or, think outside the box and try your hand at one of our seasonal grilled pizzas. Customize your own or better yet, let Dad choose the toppings! After all, who doesn’t love pizza? In need of recipes and party ideas for July 4th? Check out this week’s blog post in the SideDish for a host of fun ways to celebrate Independence Day on the cheap.

Speaking of menus, we couldn't wait to incorporate the best of the season into our new Summer menus featured at our corporate events and cooking classes. Keep your eye out for tender summer squash, crisp green beans, succulent peaches and delicious heirloom tomatoes and melons.

Parties That Cook has embraced social media! Become a fan of Parties That Cook on Facebook and we’ll keep you up to date on related news and events which you can easily share with your friends. Follow us on Twitter for even more fun facts, hot new recipes and restaurant recommendations. And keep those 5-star reviews coming on Yelp! We appreciate your feedback.

Thanks again to everyone who voted for us for “Best Cooking Classes” on’s 2009 BayList. Our calendar is filling up with new summer and fall classes.

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Seasonal Fare
Soy-Marinated Flank 
Steak with Cilantro Sesame Pesto RecipeSoy-Marinated Flank Steak with Cilantro Sesame Pesto Recipe

This delicious Asian-inspired flank steak is not your average backyard barbecue fare. Tender slices of juicy flank drizzled with zesty cilantro sesame pesto are sure to impress every guest and spice up any summer holiday party!

Perfect for Father’s Day, July 4th celebrations and summer block parties.

Click here for Soy-Marinated Flank Steak with Cilantro Sesame Pesto Recipe

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Cooking Classes & Events

San Francisco: “Sizzle & Swirl” Winery Cooking ClassesSan Francisco: “Sizzle & Swirl” Winery Cooking Classes
Tuesday, June 23 and Thursday, August 13 @ Crushpad Winery
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Swirl your glass and sizzle in the kitchen at monthly cooking classes at urban chic Crushpad Winery. You’ll enjoy a tour of the winery complete with explanation of the winemaking process, mingle over blind wine tastings, then enjoy a fun hands-on cooking class. Menu will vary by season. $95 per guest

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San Francisco: “Sumptuous
 Small Plates” Date Nights for CouplesSan Francisco: “Sumptuous Small Plates” Date Nights for Couples
Friday, July 17, August 14 and September 18 @ Dacor Kitchen
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Looking for a romantic idea for Friday night? Join us for a series of couples cooking classes in Dacor’s dreamy kitchen. You and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you learn cooking techniques, prepare a variety of gourmet appetizer dishes with hands-on instruction. Relax and enjoy the meal with your date. BYOB allowed. $170 per couple.

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San Francisco: Gourmet
 Dating for SinglesSan Francisco: Gourmet Dating for Singles
Thursday, September 17 @ Dacor Kitchen
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Parties That Cook turns up the heat with Gourmet Dating, an upscale culinary event where singles learn cooking techniques, eat delectable food, and meet other fun singles. Each team works on a recipe from the evening's international tapas menu, all while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. Menu includes crowd-pleasing appetizers like Beef Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Shrimp Quesadilla with Pumpkin Seed Salsa. $75 per guest.

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The SideDish Special

Receive a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO KARA’S CUPCAKES, when you book a cooking party, team building or training event by June 30, 2009. Our stove is filling up fast – to reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email Be sure to mention The SideDish Special coupon. Not valid with other discounts.

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Gift CertificatesParties That Cook Gift Certificates

Our cooking class gift certificates are perfect for birthday gifts, employee appreciation or a Father’s Day present. If you know someone who enjoys cooking, this is a simple and fun way to get them in the kitchen to learn new cooking techniques.

Gift certificates may be purchased for a specific class date or dollar amount. Popular classes to gift include the Sizzle and Swirl, Gourmet Dating, and wine tasting and cooking classes held monthly in San Francisco.

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or

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In the Media

Bay List 2009

Parties That Cook won 3rd place in’s 2009 BayList for “Best Cooking Classes.” Thanks to everyone who voted!

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