The SideDish Newsletter Vol 5, 2008

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Volume 05 - 2008

whisk bullet Seasonal Fare
Salad of Watercress, Watermelon, Ricotta Salata & Pine Nuts
whisk bullet Cooking Classes Singles Events & Crushpad Open House
whisk bullet The SideDish Special Free cookbook when you book by June 30
whisk bullet In the Media Chef Bibby Gignilliat featured in Northside Magazine
whisk bullet Shop 30 Deliciously Fun Appetizer Recipes

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Seasonal Fare

Watermelon SaladSalad of Watercress, Watermelon, Ricotta Salata and Pine Nuts

Sweet summer melons are finally here! Dress up watermelon in this quick & easy Salad of Watercress, Watermelon, Ricotta Salata and Pine Nuts. Lime dressing, olives, cilantro and red onions make for an unbelievably zesty combination that refreshes the palate on the hottest summer day.

Click here for Watermelon Salad Recipe

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Cooking Classes & Events

Heirloom Tomato, 
Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Stacks with Arugula Salsa VerdeGourmet Dating: Singles Cooking Class in Chicago
*This 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

Red Pepper DipCrushpad Open House in San Francisco
Saturday, June 21st, 2008 @ Crushpad Winery
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Parties That Cook will be providing free hands-on cooking demonstrations at Crushpad Winery’s Summer Crush Party & Open House. Enjoy our gourmet appetizers, while meeting Crushpad's acclaimed wine making team and tasting a spectrum of wines made at their state-of-the-art winery. FREE.
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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 & Cooking With The Single Guy: The launch of this wine tasting & cooking class series was a wild success! 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 a free Sumptuous Small Plates Recipe Card Deck when you book your cooking party or team building event by June 30th. 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

NorthSide LogoParties That Cook Owner and Executive Chef Bibby Gignilliat is featured in this month’s “Cook’s Chat” section of Northside magazine. Chef Gignilliat discusses the importance of supporting small businesses and highlights her favorite neighborhood Salvadoran restaurant, The New Spot.

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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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