The SideDish Newsletter Vol 4, 2008

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Volume 04 - 2008

whisk bullet Seasonal Fare
Pork Taquito Cups with Avocado & Sour Cream
whisk bullet Cooking Classes Sizzling Summer Classes & Singles Events
whisk bullet The SideDish Special Free chef's hats when you book by May 31st
whisk bullet In the Media Cooking Crush Party featured on KGO Radio
whisk bullet Shop 30 Deliciously Fun Appetizer Recipes

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Seasonal Fare

Dolma: Stuffed Grape 
Leaves with Rice, Pine Nuts and ApricotPork Taquito Cups with Avocado and Sour Cream

Summer weather has officially arrived! Grab a beer and enjoy our Pork Taquito Cups with Avocado and Sour Cream. A spicy combination of cinnamon, cumin, allspice, ancho chili, chipotle and oregano makes these muy bien! We are now featuring new menus for Summer, including this recipe.

Click here for Pork Taquito Cups Recipe

Click here to preview the new Summer menus

Shrimp Lettuce WrapThanks to everyone who entered our Virtual Cook Off appetizer recipe contest! One of our winners, Josie Spence of San Ramon, heard about our contest through a team building event we hosted for Accenture. Josie's Extreme Flavors Shrimp Lettuce Wrap Recipe is a crisp and refreshing dish not to be missed! Perfect for summer, these wraps come with a kick of jalapeno and zip of toasted coconut. 

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Cooking Classes & Events

PitasThe Greek Table with Bibby Gignilliat in San Francisco
Monday, June 2nd, 2008 @ Sur La Table
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Get comfortable using ingredients of the Mediterranean region as you prepare classic Greek cuisine that's full of authentic flavor. With a focus on freshness and easy preparation, Chef Gignilliat will show you how to make a menu full of traditional Greek specialties, as well as modern variations on the classics. $85 per guest. BYOB.
Click here to sign up

Heirloom Tomato, 
Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Stacks with Arugula Salsa VerdeGourmet Dating: Singles Cooking Class in Chicago
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 @ Calphalon Culinary Center
6:30 – 8:30 pm
As featured on Metromix: Our popular singles class, where co-ed teams learn to prepare an assortment of delicious appetizers and tapas. Cook up a little romance over Lettuce Cups with Gingery Pork & Shitake Mushrooms and Mexican Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. $75 per guest. BYOB.
Click here to sign up
Click here to watch us on Metromix

Lettuce WrapsSumptuous Small Plates with Bibby Gignilliat in San Mateo
Monday, June 23rd, 2008 @ Draeger’s Cooking School
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn cooking techniques while preparing an array of international gourmet appetizer dishes, including Curried Flatbread with Mango-Currant Chutney, with hands-on instruction from Executive Chef & Founder Bibby Gignilliat. $75 per guest.
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Lettuce WrapsCooking Crush: Wine Tasting and Cooking for Singles in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 @ Crushpad Winery
6:30 – 9:00 pm
As featured on KGO Radio and Cooking With The Single Guy: The May launch of this wine tasting & cooking class series was a wild success - we've already heard from a couple, who thanked us for helping them find each other! Join for the next event, where singles will mingle over blind tastings provided by Crushpad, and work in co-ed teams to cook up a menu of delicious international appetizers. $95 per guest.
Click here to sign up
Click here to hear the KGO Radio Interview
Click here to read the article on Cooking With The Single Guy Blog

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The SideDish Special

Receive free toques (professional chef's hats) as party favors for your guests when you book a cooking party or team building event by May 31st. To reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email Be sure to mention The SideDish Special coupon.

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In the Media

KGOParties That Cook Owner Bibby Gignilliat and Crushpad Winemaker Stuart Ake were recently interviewed on KGO Radio’sDining Around with Gene Burns show. The duo were promoting their exciting joint venture, Cooking Crush, an evening of wine tasting and gourmet cooking geared towards singles. The next Cooking Crush event will take place in San Francisco on July 16.

Click here to hear the KGO Radio Interview

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Appetizers Galore!Sumptuous Small Plates

Looking for a gift for the aspiring chef in your life? Try The Sumptuous Small Plates Deck available on today!

The Sumptuous Small Plates Deck is a collection of 30 deliciously fun appetizer recipes and tips to throwing a cooking party. Also available at the following Bay Area stores: Period George, The Pasta Shop, Nest, Zinc Details, Leige, Books Inc. on Van Ness, Isabella's Table, Draeger's Markets and The Spanish Table.

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