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Surfas

3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
714-453-COOK http://www.surfasonline.com/#chefsparadise

December 2015

Surfas: Holiday Cookie Workshop

December 19, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Who doesn’t love fresh cookies from the oven? Join Surfas as we roll, scoop, and bake several types of cookies. Your Chef Instructor will show you how to cream dough, double bake biscotti, and make royal icing from scratch. You will also learn how to correctly temperature and pour sugar. Perfect for gift giving to loved ones or yourself, this class as delicious as it sounds! Create and taste: Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing, Chocolate and Ancho Chile…

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Surfas: Bûche de Noël: Make, Bake, and Take

December 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas as we create together, and you take home, a beautiful Bûche de Noël cake. Also know as a Yule Log, the Bûche de Noël is a beautiful and traditional French holiday cake. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a classic genoise, meringue mushrooms, and fluffy buttercream. You will also learn tips on how to shape and decorate your Bûche to make it your very own. Take home a holiday cake for 8 guests, a cake…

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Surfas: Baking with Kids: Cookies for Santa

December 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Celebrate the holiday season with Surfas! Bring your big and little ones and decorate cookies side-by-side just in time for Santa’s sleigh ride. Join Surfas in the holiday spirit as we deck delicious Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting and Gingerbread Families with Royal Icing and Holiday Candies. At the end of the class we will wrap up your creations for Santa (and the family) to enjoy. Homemade hot chocolate and Surfas Café treats will also be served. Tickets…

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Surfas: Parisian Steakhouse

December 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes. Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard. You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make delicious pan sauce, and tips for searing a steak to perfection. Enjoy “très bien” French cooking while learning valuable techniques. Create and taste: Frisee and Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Pan Seared…

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Surfas: 2-Day Holiday Favorites Cooking Camp for Ages 12 to 17 [Day 1]

December 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Monday, 12/28 and Tuesday, 12/29 Bring in your future chefs for 2 fun-filled days of holiday cooking! In this hands-on class our Chef Instructor will teach your teens how to create some of our favorite holiday dishes. They will learn how to split, truss, roast, and slice a turkey breast. They will also make apple sauce, gravy, and fresh pasta from scratch. We will even show them how to stuff and fold dessert tamales. Not to be missed, this cooking…

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Surfas: Holiday Favorites Baking Camp for Ages 7 to 11

December 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Bring in your little chefs for a fun-filled day of holiday baking! In this hands-on class our instructor will teach your little ones how to create holiday favorites like Chocolate Peppermint Bars and Gingerbread Cookie Trees. They will learn the basics behind royal icing, yeast dough, and making pretzels from scratch. They will also lean the important fundamentals of how to follow a recipe and the importance of being safe in the kitchen. This baking camp is for ages 7…

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January 2016

SURFAS: Professional 5-Week Cooking Series

January 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 3, 2016

Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final…

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SURFAS: Parisian Steakhouse

January 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes. Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard. You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make delicious pan sauce, and tips for searing a steak to perfection. Enjoy “très bien” French cooking while learning valuable techniques. Create and taste: Frisee and Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Pan Seared…

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SURFAS: Vanilla Table Cookbook Signing and Demo

January 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Natasha MacAller to our Test Kitchen.  Chef Natasha’s book,  Vanilla Table, will convince chefs and cooks alike that vanilla is anything but plain. With over 100 dishes including starters, mains, brunch, desserts and more, you will never think of vanilla the same way again! Chef Natasha’s book also includes collaborations with several international chefs (including Jonathan Waxman, Jim Dodge, Alan Wong, Duff Goldman, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sherry Yard, Nancy Silverton, and Gina DePalma).  You will not…

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SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

January 9, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi.  You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Not to be missed, this class will make you a gnocchi believer! Create and taste: Gnocchi Classico (Italian…

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SURFAS: Decadent Donuts

January 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Whether they are baked or fired, yeast or cake… homemade donuts are delicious! In this class our Chef Instructor will share techniques on creating yeast doughs, flavorful cake doughnuts, and frying both.  You will also learn tips on creating a perfect pate a choux and versatile glazes. Join us for 3 1/2 hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, and glaze decadent donuts! Create and taste: Original Glazed, Maple Bacon Doughnuts, Chocolate French Crullers, Zeppole (Italian Ricotta and Mascarpone…

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SURFAS: Gastropub Grub

January 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Gastropub grub has turned typical bar food into gourmet delights. Join us as our Chef Instructor shares tips for creating this delicious trend at home. You will learn how to make a twist on aioli and tzatziki sauce, bake flavorful wings, and broil dates. You will also learn entertaining tips for serving these favorites at your next party. Perfect for guests or yourself (no judgment), these recipes are so good you’ll make them again and again! Enjoy generous tasting of:…

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SURFAS: Winter Weeknight Dinners

January 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Looking for a way to spice up your weeknight dinners? Join us for four comforting meals perfect for the family yet delicious enough for company. Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to cook pasta perfectly, create a rich bean stew, and how to batter and fry chiles. You will also learn how to make flaky pie crust and a twist on a classic pesto. Spend the winter nights together with something new and scrumptious to eat! Create and taste:…

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SURFAS: Cozy French Bistro

January 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Enjoy an evening of bold flavors inspired by cozy French bistro cooking. Our Chef Instructor will teach you tips and techniques for cooking with lentils, creating a vinaigrette from scratch, frying delicate shallots, and the secrets behind creamy rice pudding. This cold weather menu will be a comforting family favorite when it’s chilly outside. Create and Taste: Golden Beet and French Lentil Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette, Tarragon and Cognac Chicken Gratin, Haricots Verts with Crispy Shallots, Crème Fraiche and Fig…

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SURFAS: Seasonal Dinner Table

January 19, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Celebrate a seasonal dinner table even in winter.  Join us and we explore winter’s harvest of fruits and vegetables in a delicious, gourmet meal. You Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fruit, poaching fish, and creating a creamy risotto.  You will also learn how to make a flaky pie crust and tips for choosing fresh, local ingredients. Bring the farm to the table and enjoy a generous tasting of: Grilled Persimmons with Mascarpone and Candied Ginger, Poached Salmon with…

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SURFAS: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

January 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Skip delivery, make great pizzas at home!  Join our Chef Instructor as we learn techniques for creating and shaping pizza dough from scratch, developing both a tomato and a creamy parmesan sauce, and exploring several baking methods for the perfect “pie." You will also learn tips for using 00 pizza flour, the do’s and don’ts of proofing yeast, and combing unique flavor to make a your “slice” gourmet. If you love “da wheel," this class is for you! Make and…

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SURFAS: Global Street Food

January 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas for a culinary tour of the best food trucks, carts, and kiosks from around the world! Our Chef Instructor will introduce you to south-of-the-border favorites, Indian pastries, and French crepes.  You will also learn how to make several salsas, sauces, and chutneys. Hone your skills and explore the global tastes of street food, no passport required. Create and taste: Mexican Elote (Street Corn on the Cob), Indian Samosas with Mint Chutney (Fried Potato and Pea Dumplings), Vietnamese G?i…

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SURFAS: The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop [1/2]

January 23, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it! Make and Taste: Brioche, Pain de Epi, Irish Soda Bread, Ciabatta, Buttermilk Biscuits, Fresh Butter. *please note…

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SURFAS: Creating Perfect Crepes

January 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Whether for breakfast, dinner or dessert, crepes are always a favorite. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the technique for mixing and cooking crepes and then practicing them to perfection. Served both sweet and savory, making the perfect crepe is easier than you think! Join us as we create and taste: Orange and Pear Crepes with Ricotta and Vanilla and Nutella Crepes with Toasted Hazelnuts. *Please note this is a 2 hours class. Sign up Right Here! The cost…

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SURFAS: The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop [2/2]

January 24, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it! Make and Taste: Brioche, Pain de Epi, Irish Soda Bread, Ciabatta, Buttermilk Biscuits, Fresh Butter. *please note…

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SURFAS: Culinary Tour of Asia

January 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas for a tasting tour of Asia! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques on how to grill, stir-fry, pickle, and churn your restaurant favorites. Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Satay Ayam (Indonesian Spicy Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce), Do Chua (Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles), Yam Neua (Thai Spicy Beef Salad with Cucumber…

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SURFAS: Culinary Tour of Asia

January 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas for a tasting tour of Asia! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques on how to grill, stir-fry, pickle, and churn your restaurant favorites. Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Satay Ayam (Indonesian Spicy Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce), Do Chua (Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles), Yam Neua (Thai Spicy Beef Salad with Cucumber…

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SURFAS: Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills

January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Master the most important tool in the kitchen by practicing and perfecting your knife skills.  Our chef instructor will show you how to mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne a variety of vegetables. You will also learn how to break down (or fabricate) a chicken, blanch and peel pearl onions and tomatoes, chiffonade herbs, and supreme oranges.  Next you will turn your hard work into a hearty Coq au Vin and Citrus Salsa. Expand your kitchen fundamentals by taking our…

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SURFAS: Spanish Tapas Party

January 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas as we explore bold Spanish flavors served on small plates.  Our Chef Instructor will guide you through traditional Spanish ingredients, give tips on creating creamy flan, and demystify salt block searing. You will also learn how to cook mussels and make flavorful mayonnaise. Designed to be shared, Spanish Tapas are perfect for entertaining and will delight your friends or family.  Come see how easy and fun Spanish tapas can be! Enjoy small plates of: Patatas Bravas with Spicy…

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SURFAS: Taste of India

January 31, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Enjoy a taste of India right in your own home.  Our Chef Instructor will walk you through traditional flavors, temperatures, and textures that make Indian cuisine so delicious.  You will also learn how to create a chutney, marinate and grill moist chicken, turn chai tea spices into homemade ice cream, and make crispy naan flat bread.  Join us for a tasty tour of India, using authentic ingredients and spices, for a meal your friends and family will love. Enjoy a…

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February 2016

SURFAS: Indian Aphrodisiac Dishes with Chef Shachi of Adya

February 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Shachi Mehra of Adya! Chef Shachi will share recipes laden with mood-boosting ingredients and aphrodisiac qualities meant to induce sensuality. She will reveal the secrets to her Chai-phrodisiac Tea and highlight dishes finished with sultry spices like cumin, ginger, paprika, and coriander. Get ready for dishes such as Coconut Shrimp with Ginger and Mussels Masala with Fennel and Tomatoes. Come get inspired to create a delicious, Indian-influenced Valentine's menu at home. Recipes and samples will…

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SURFAS: Flowers, Chocolate, and Champagne Macarons

February 6, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Pair your favorite Valentine flavors all in one bite! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie has taken the culinary world by storm. Our Chef Instructor will share professional techniques for coloring your cookies, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). You will also learn the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache and how to pipe your macaron into a heart! Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic…

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SURFAS: Global Street Food

February 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas for a culinary tour of the best food trucks, carts, and kiosks from around the world! Our Chef Instructor will introduce you to south-of-the-border favorites, Indian pastries, and French crepes. You will also learn how to make several salsas, sauces, and chutneys. Hone your skills and explore the global tastes of street food, no passport required. Create and taste: Mexican Elote (Street Corn on the Cob), Indian Samosas with Mint Chutney (Fried Potato and Pea Dumplings), Vietnamese Gỏi…

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SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

February 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi. You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Not to be missed, this class will make you a gnocchi believer! Create and taste: Gnocchi Classico (Italian…

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SURFAS: Valentine’s Dinner

February 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Indulge in champagne, chocolate and filet mignon in this hands-on cooking class celebrating Valentine’s Day favorite flavors! Our Chef Instructor will show you how to grill vegetables, create a vinaigrette from scratch, and sear steak perfectly. You will also learn how to make a rich béarnaise sauce and a creamy pots de crème. Perfect for date night or as inspiration for cooking for your Valentine, discover how fun and romantic cooking can be. Create and taste: Frisee and Apple Salad…

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SURFAS: Champagne and Canapés

February 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Start your Valentine’s Day right with an afternoon of champagne and canapés! Cook side-by-side with your valentine as we pickle beets and pipe profiteroles, all while sipping champagne punch. Your Chef Instructor will also teach you how to make lemon curd, raspberry and chocolate sauce, and fig jam. Share your passion for cooking with your loved one and Surfas! Create and taste: Foie Gras Mousse and Balsamic Fig Tarts, Buckwheat Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Pickled Beets and Dried Olives, Spanish…

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SURFAS: Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition

February 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 23, 2016

Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition. Designed for all…

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SURFAS: Winter Weeknight Dinners

February 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Looking for a way to spice up your weeknight dinners? Join us for four comforting meals perfect for the family yet delicious enough for company. Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to cook pasta perfectly, create a rich bean stew, and how to batter and fry chiles. You will also learn how to make flaky pie crust and a twist on a classic pesto. Spend the winter nights together with something new and scrumptious to eat! Create and taste:…

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SURFAS: 2-Day Classic French Desserts

February 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 21, 2016

Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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In this 2-day, hands-on cooking class we will create delicious delectable’s worthy of a French Patisserie. Plus we will concentrate on traditional techniques that made the French famous for their desserts. Join us and learn the secrets behind Parisian Macarons, Pâte â Choux, and Soufflés. We will also discover how to make homemade caramel, lemon curd, and pastry cream. In addition we will learn the basics behind baked custards, puff pastry, delicate madeleines, and piping techniques. This 2-day class is…

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SURFAS: Filled Pastas: Ravioli, Tortellini and Agnolotti (Costa Mesa)

February 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Creating filled pastas are easier than you think and immensely more delicious. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to create the perfect pasta dough and share tips and for rolling and shaping the perfect agnolotti, tortellini, and ravioli. You will also learn how to make tapenade, pesto, and velvety cream sauce with a twist. By the end of the class, you’ll wonder why you never tried this before! Enjoy a generous sampling of: Herbed Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Roasted…

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SURFAS: Cold Weather Soups and Stews

February 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Savor the season's hearty ingredients with an array of warm and comforting recipes. Join Surfas and learn how simple developing rich flavors in soups and stews can be. Our Chef Instructor will also show you how to roast tomatoes, puree vegetables, cook with tofu, and create a flaky pie crust.  This class is full of techniques that will last all year long. Create and taste: Miso Soup with Tofu and Scallions, Curried Carrot Soup, Roasted Roma Tomato Soup, Herbed Chicken…

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SURFAS: Decadent Donuts

February 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Whether they are baked or fired, yeast or cake… homemade donuts are delicious! In this class our Chef Instructor will share techniques on creating yeast doughs, flavorful cake doughnuts, and frying both. You will also learn tips on creating a perfect pate a choux and versatile glazes. Join us for 3 1/2 hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, and glaze decadent donuts! Create and taste: Original Glazed, Maple Bacon Doughnuts, Chocolate French Crullers, Zeppole (Italian Ricotta and Mascarpone…

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April 2016

SURFAS: Spanish Tapas Party

April 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join Surfas as we explore bold Spanish flavors served on small plates. Our Chef Instructor will guide you through traditional Spanish ingredients, give tips on creating creamy flan, and demystify salt block searing. You will also learn how to cook mussels and make flavorful mayonnaise. Designed to be shared, Spanish Tapas are perfect for entertaining and will delight your friends or family. Come see how easy and fun Spanish tapas can be! Enjoy small plates of: Patatas Bravas with Spicy…

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SURFAS: Tailgating 101: Beyond the Bratwursts

April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Chef Maxmilian Schlutz of Sessions West Coast Deli is known for creating award-winning sandwiches, and he will be joining us to share a few winning recipes that will change the way you tailgate, just in time for Opening Day of baseball. As the Culinary Director of Sessions in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, Chef Max has created an extremely eclectic menu that has garnered him great attention, including being the reigning titleholder of “Best Sandwich in Orange County” by the…

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SURFAS: Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills

April 3, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Master the most important tool in the kitchen by practicing and perfecting your knife skills. Our chef instructor will show you how to mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne a variety of vegetables. You will also learn how to break down (or fabricate) a chicken, blanch and peel pearl onions and tomatoes, chiffonade herbs, and supreme oranges. Next you will turn your hard work into a hearty Coq au Vin and Citrus Salsa. Expand your kitchen fundamentals by taking our…

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SURFAS: Fresh Italian Cheeses

April 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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See how easy it is to make fresh Italian cheeses and then use them in recipes. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making homemade ricotta, mascarpone, and hand pulled mozzarella cheese. Next, create 2 delicious recipes using your freshly made ingredients. Create and taste: Creamy Mascarpone - Mascarpone and Spinach Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon and Hazelnuts - Buttermilk Ricotta - Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna with Fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella - Hand Pulled Mozzarella. Is there anything…

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SURFAS: Latin Steakhouse

April 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Celebrate warmer weather with authentic, delicious Latin flavors. Our Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling chicken and steak, correctly cooking rice, and creating a flavorful chimichurri and aioli sauce. You will also learn how to a delicious tres leces cake. Spring is just beginning but these recipes are tasty enough to use all year round. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Mojo Chicken and Mango Skewers with Chorizo Aioli, Garlic Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Cuban Sofrito Rice with…

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SURFAS: Southern Supper

April 9, 2016 @ 2:30 am - 5:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The flavors of the South are always a favorite on a warm evening. In this hands-on class, our Chef Instructor will show you how to bake chicken and pasta perfectly. You will also learn how to make a glaze, create a classic béchamel sauce, and tips for creating an upsdie down cake. Easier than you think and more delicious than you can imagine, this menu will soon become your favorite. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Muffuletta Olive Salad, Bourbon Baked…

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SURFAS: The Secret to Creamy Risotto

April 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Risotto is the perfect side dish or main course anytime of the year. Using the fresh flavors of spring, our Chef instructor will share tips on making cream risotto every time. You will also learn which rice to use, the perfect cooking tools, and tips on how to customize your dish at home. Put your fears to rest and witness how easy this Italian staple is to master. *Please note this is a 2-hour workshop. Create and taste: Lemon Risotto…

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SURFAS: SERVSAFE® FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING

April 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exam and educational materials*to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research, and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice…

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SURFAS: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

April 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Skip delivery, make great pizzas at home! Join our Chef Instructor as we learn techniques for creating and shaping pizza dough from scratch, developing both a tomato and a creamy parmesan sauce, and exploring several baking methods for the perfect “pie." You will also learn tips for using 00 pizza flour, the do’s and don’ts of proofing yeast, and combing unique flavor to make a your “slice” gourmet. If you love “da wheel," this class is for you! Make and…

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SURFAS: Date Night in Paris

April 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for a delicious dinner inspired by the City of Love. Your Chef Instructor will share tips for grilling fish, roasting vegetables, and making a rich soup. You will also learn the secrets behind creamy aioli and light soufflés. Create and taste: Soupe A L’Oignon (French Onion Soup) - Grilled Ahi Tuna with Herbes de Provence and Citrus Aioli - Roasted Haricots Verts with Marcona Almonds - Grand Marnier and Dark Chocolate Soufflés. Come discover how fun and romantic…

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SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

April 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi. You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Create and taste: Gnocchi Classico (Italian Potato Dumpling) - Gnocchi di Ricotta (Italian Ricotta Dumpling) - Gnocchi di…

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SURFAS: Warm Weather Entertaining

April 17, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Spend the warm weather entertaining friends and family around the grill with seasonal inspired recipes. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for marinating and macerating fruit and seafood, creating a vinaigrette from scratch, and making a rich mascarpone cream. You will also learn grilling techniques for shrimp, corn, apricots, and asparagus. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, these recipes are sure to impress. Create and taste: Thyme Marinated Apricot Salad with Arugula and Goats Cheese, Southwest Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro…

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SURFAS: Mother of a Sauce

April 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sauces elevate your cooking by adding flavor, complexity, and color to your favorite dish. Our Chef Instructor will share fundamentals for preparing a variety of professional sauces, including classic mother sauces and more. You will make a traditional béchamel sauce, creamy crème anglaise, rich romesco, and a twist on a hollandaise and butter sauce. You will also learn how to sear scallops, grill steak, and make ice cream from scratch. Join us for a delicious menu with classic techniques you…

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SURFAS: Italian Spring Supper

April 24, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Create a delicious supper using Spring’s best ingredients with an Italian twist. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for grilling salmon, sautéing fresh vegetables, and making panna cotta from scratch. You will also learn how to make a fresh compote and a creative variation to pesto. Enjoy a generous taste of: Wild Mushroom Crostini with Prosciutto and Fresh Burrata - Grilled Salmon with Spring Pea and Mint Pesto - Citrus Asparagus with Pancetta, Leeks and Pignolias- Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta…

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SURFAS: The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop [Day 1]

April 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it! Make and Taste: Brioche, Pain de Epi, Irish Soda Bread, Ciabatta, Buttermilk Biscuits, Fresh Butter *please note…

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May 2016

SURFAS: The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop [Day 2]

May 1, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it! Make and Taste: Brioche, Pain de Epi, Irish Soda Bread, Ciabatta, Buttermilk Biscuits, Fresh Butter *please note…

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SURFAS: Mastering Knife Skills

May 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Tuesday, 5/3/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - $65.00 Master the most important tool in the kitchen by practicing and perfecting your knife skills.  Our chef instructor will show you how to mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne a variety of vegetables. You will also learn how to break down (or fabricate) a chicken, blanch and peel pearl onions and tomatoes, chiffonade herbs, and supreme oranges.  Next you will turn your hard work into a hearty Coq au Vin and…

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SURFAS: Professional 5-Week Cooking Series

May 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2016

Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm - $375.00* Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and…

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SURFAS: Cooking with Mom

May 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 5/7/16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM - Free Demonstration Join our own Chef Sharon Murphy as she shares brunch favorites that your family will love making together. Enjoy your Mother’s Day cooking a delicious meal together with recipes from Surfas! Chef Sharon will share tips for making crusts, fillings, and glazes. She will also give you suggestions on how to make your presentation special. Easy enough to make together and delicious enough for mom to eat, these recipes will…

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SURFAS: Mother’s Day Brunch in Wine Country

May 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 5/8/16, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM - $65.00* Join Surfas this Mother’s Day for Sunday brunch in wine country. Our Chef Instructor will share tips on how to create a creamy risotto, grill seafood, and make a fluffy zabaglione for dessert.  You will also learn how to cook and pair 4 different types of wines with a fresh, Italian inspired menu. Discover the best way to add new depths of flavor to a dish this Mother's Day… add wine! …

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SURFAS: Spring Dinner Party

May 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 5/13/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - $75.00 Join Surfas as we enjoy spring’s freshest fruits and vegetables in a delicious gourmet meal.  Our Chef Instructor will show you techniques for grilling meats and vegetables, working with fava beans, and creating creamy rhubard curd.  We’ll also share ideas for using local and seasonal ingredients while preparing a delicious meal perfect for entertaining friends and family. Make and taste: Spring Corn and Fava Bean Salad, Grilled Gremolata Lamb Chops with…

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SURFAS: Authentic Italian Desserts

May 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 5/15/16, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - $65.00 From creating the perfect cannoli to a creamy tiramisu, our Chef Instructor will help you create authentic Italian delicacies. This hands-on cooking class is designed to make you a master of Italy's best desserts sure to end any meal perfectly.  Join us and develop timeless techniques for making cakes, cookies, custards and more inspired by Italian cuisine and Chef Rose's Nonna. Create and Enjoy: Pignoli Cookies, Chocolate Cannoli with Pistachio and…

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SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

May 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Thursday, 5/19/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - $65.00 Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi.  You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Not to be missed, this class will make you…

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SURFAS: Linguini, Fettuccine and Pappardelle

May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 5/21/16, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM - $65.00 Join Surfas as we learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch! Our chef instructor will first show you how to create the perfect pasta dough by hand. Next, you will learn multiple variations and shapes for your dough including linguini, fettuccine, and pappardelle. Finally, you will also create 3 quick yet delicious sauces to pair with your freshly made noodles. There's nothing more delicious than fresh pasta, and making it…

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SURFAS: Mother of a Sauce

May 22, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 5/22/15, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - $75.00 Sauces elevate your cooking by adding flavor, complexity, and color to your favorite dish.  Our Chef Instructor will share fundamentals for preparing a variety of professional sauces, including classic mother sauces and more.  You will make a traditional béchamel sauce, creamy crème anglaise, rich romesco, and a twist on a hollandaise and butter sauce.   You will also learn how to sear scallops, grill steak, and make ice cream from scratch. Join…

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SURFAS: A Foodie’s Supper

May 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 5/27/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - $75.00 Join Surfas as we create delicious dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a foodie flare. You will learn techniques for pickling, blanching, and making ganache. Your Chef Instructor will also show you how to create an emulsion for a vinaigrette and the secrets behind crispy duck breast. Foodies of the world unite... for supper! Enjoy a generous tasting of: Sweet Pickled Strawberry Salad with Creamy Feta and Pecans, Seared Duck Breast…

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SURFAS: Gourmet Spring Cupcakes

May 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 5/28/16, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - $65.00 Create individual sweet treats with a gourmet twist in our cupcake cooking class. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for baking fluffy and moist cakes every time.  You will also learn how to make Italian Meringue, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and twist on American Buttercream.  Celebrate Spring sweetly with gourmet cupcakes! Make and taste: Limoncello Meringue Cupcakes, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes, Lavender and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Honey Frosting. http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/surfas/index.php?page=classes#913

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June 2016

SURFAS: Authentic Italian Desserts

June 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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From creating the perfect cannoli to a creamy tira mi su, our Chef Instructor will help you create authentic Italian delicacies. This hands-on cooking class is designed to make you a master of Italy's best desserts sure to end any meal perfectly. Join us and develop timeless techniques for making cakes, cookies, custards and more inspired by Italian cuisine and Chef Rose's Nonna. Create and Enjoy: Pignoli Cookies Chocolate Cannoli with Pistachio and Orange Apple Zeppole with Cinnamon Dulcey Sauce…

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SURFAS: Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

June 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Gather the family together for a delicious dinner featuring the flavors of summer. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for crispy fried chicken, creating a versatile and cream dressing, and grilling summer vegetables. You will also learn how to marinate chicken, make homemade lemon curd, and create a sponge cake from scratch. Be a winner and celebrate the first day of summer with a yummy chicken dinner! Enjoy a generous tasting of: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingerling Potato Salad with Creamy…

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July 2016

SURFAS: Summer Steakhouse Grill

July 17, 2016 @ 12:30 am - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Hands-On Cooking Class $80.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Celebrate summer with steakhouse favorites from the grill and full of seasonal ingredients.  Our Chef Instructor will share tips for grilling fruit and vegetables, sautéing wild mushrooms, and cooking steak perfectly. You will also learn how make a homemade vinaigrette and shortcakes from scratch.  Join us for a lunch perfect for the summertime. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Grilled Apricot and Arugula Salad with Pistachios…

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SURFAS: Celebrate Summer On the Grill

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Let’s celebrate this season’s bountiful harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables featuring summer’s number one cooking tool… the grill. We’ll share tips from the backyard barbecue with a gourmet twist that will keep your friends and family coming back for seconds. Our Chef Instructor will also show you how to grill fruits and vegetables, make your own BBQ sauce, and the ease of making ice…

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August 2016

SURFAS: Chef Pro Series

August 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2016

Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Wednesdays, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition $375.00* Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how…

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September 2016

SURFAS: Ecuadorian Favorites

September 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Thursday, 9/1/16 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Join Surfas's own Alexa Mata who was born and raised in Ecuador as she shares some of her favorite recipes.The diversity of habitats and regions in Ecuador is reflected by this country’s varied and delicious cuisine. Fresh seafood in many forms awaits those who visit the Pacific coast. Recipes from the high Andes have been developed and refined…

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SURFAS: Classy Small Bites

September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 9/10/16 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Join Surfas as we show you how to make a some classy small bites that will make you the most popular party giver in the neighboorhood. We will walk you through some techniques that will leave you all set for the upcoming holiday season. Be ahead of the curve and learn some tasty tips before all the parties…

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October 2016

SURFAS: Steakhouse Favorites

October 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 10/02/16 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we celebrate some of our favorite bites from some of our favorite steakhouses. In class we will make everything from scratch, we will take a classic like wedge salad and put our own special twist on it. Learn how to make amazing and simple onion rings, that will this delicous snack all to accesable for us at home to make. We will be making our blue…

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SURFAS: Hands-On Cooking Class

October 7, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 10/07/16 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) In this class Chef Sharon will be leading us on a tour around the farmers market we are lucky enough to have right in our very own parking lot. Sharon will give us endless amounts of information on how to get the most out of a visit to your local farmers market. We will be celebrating the time…

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SURFAS: Taste of the Market

October 8, 2016
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The market teams up with Surfas to bring you a special 'Taste of the Market' demo! Come by Surfas for a free apple butter tasting made with fresh ingredients from the market. Take home the recipe and even more farm to fork tips.

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SURFAS: Caramel Apple Party

October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday,10/21/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $35.00 per guest ( each guest will receive to apples to decorate) Calling all kids and parents lets party caramel apple style. This is a two hour party, we will be making caramel from scratch and then dipping them... And Then the fun part decorating.. We will be providing the decorations, and the options will be endless. Each guest will be able to decorate two apples. Maybe one tradtional caramel and…

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SURFAS: Cooking with Kids: Halloween Baking and Costume Party

October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 10/29/16 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $75.00* Includes one parent and a child Celebrate the most spook-tacular holiday with Surfas! Bring your little monsters for a fun and delicious Halloween baking party. We’ll have a hauntingly good time baking side by side while sipping on Vampire Punch. We will be recognizing the Best Costume so dressing up is encouraged. Join us for a fang-tastic good time everyone will be dying to attend!  Sign Up at SurfasOnline.com…

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November 2016

SURFAS: Holiday Festive Bites

November 27, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 11/27/2016 12:30pm-3:30pm Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Come join Chef Rolon, as we explore the world of fancy appetizers, small bites just in time for the holidays. For those of us who are 21 and over they will receive a complementary glass of bubbly to get us int the festive mood. We will be learning tips from a pro, Chef Rolon will be teaching us the do's and dont's of holiday entertaining. We will be talking about plating and how…

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SURFAS: Cooking with Citrus

November 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Monday, 11/28/16 5:30pm-8:30pm Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Let's celebrate citrus and all the wonderful things it makes taste so good. Citrus is a key ingredient to making millions of wonderful and amazing dishes. We would be lost in the world of marinades without citrus, it breaks down protein and helps tenderize. Join us as we talk about citrus and all the amazing things it allows us to create. In class…

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December 2016

Holiday Macarons with Colleen Johnson

December 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Monday, 12/12/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $60.00 - NOW ON SALE!!! Pair your favorite fall flavors with Parisian macaron cookies! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie has taken the culinary world by storm. Our Chef Instructor will share professional techniques for coloring your cookies, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). You will also learn how to make cream cheese buttercream and the secrets behind creating a rich caramel.…

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Bûche de Noël

December 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 12/17/16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  -OR-  Thursday, 12/22/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Join Surfas as we create together, and you take home, a beautiful Bûche de Noël cake.  Also known as a Yule Log, the Bûche de Noël is a beautiful and traditional French holiday cake.  Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a classic genoise, meringue mushrooms, and fluffy buttercream.  You will also learn tips on how to decorate your…

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Bûche de Noël

December 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 12/17/16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  -OR-  Thursday, 12/22/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Join Surfas as we create together, and you take home, a beautiful Bûche de Noël cake.  Also known as a Yule Log, the Bûche de Noël is a beautiful and traditional French holiday cake.  Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a classic genoise, meringue mushrooms, and fluffy buttercream.  You will also learn tips on how to decorate your…

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Kids Breakfast Foods Ages 7-11

December 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Tuesday, 12/27/16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $55.00 Little Chefs will get hands on experience with making some of our favorite breakfast treats. We will learn how to make a perfect scone dough, fool-proof muffins and to-die-for lemon curd. We will learn how to improvise of fillings and topping to adapt to anyone’s taste buds. Create and taste: Mini Dutch Babies, Raspberry Scones, Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping, Lemon Curd, NY Coffee Cake.

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Bread Workshop

December 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Wednesday 11/28/16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $75.00 Join us for an intensive evening of making and baking bread. In this hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat…

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Croissants All Ways

December 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Thursday, 12/29/16, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Master everyone’s favorite breakfast pastries in this extensive cooking class.  Our Chef Instructor will walk you through every step of making buttery and chocolate croissants and all the other flavors as well. This class we will learn from a pro all the many things we can do with croissant dough. Create and taste: Butter Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Savory Croissants, Jam Filled.

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January 2017

SURFAS: Moroccan Inspired Dinner

January 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 1/06/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we celebrate the beautiful flavors of Moroccan cooking. In this class we will learn how to cook with a tagine and how to take care of your tagine. We will be making a simple snack with some of Morocco's cooking star ingredients harrisa and olives. We will learn how to properly use Ras el Hanout and the story behind it. Come join the fun as we…

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SURFAS: Cooking With Citrus

January 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Monday, 1/09/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Let's celebrate citrus and all the wonderful things it makes taste so good. Citrus is a key ingredient to making millions of wonderful and amazing dishes. We would be lost in the world of marinades without citrus, it breaks down protein and helps tenderize. Join us as we talk about citrus and all the amazing things it allows us to create. In class we will be talking about all…

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SURFAS: Parisian Date Night Steakhouse

January 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 1/13/17, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Bring your loved one or ones and spend the evening with us learning how to make amazing French meal at home. Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes. Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard. You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make…

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SURFAS: Mastering the Art of Sauce Making

January 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Thursday, 1/19/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 In this class we will be learning the basics of sauce making and how a great sauce can take an ordinary dish and make it extraordinary. Learn the 5 basic sauces called mother sauces in the culinary industry. Learn the history of these sauces and what makes them truly unique and instrumental in traditional cuisine. The five basic mother sauces all are the foundation for hundreds of other sauces.…

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SURFAS: Spirit of New England

January 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 1/20/17, 5:30 PM –8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Join Surfas as we celebrate some of New England's favorite dishes. The chef will guide you in making some delicious staples of one of our favorite food regions. You will learn the secrets behind making a sinful lobster roll and how to take fresh seasonal ingredients and make mouth watering stuffed clams. Learn the secrets to drawn butter and learn how to use all kinds of flavors. We will be…

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February 2017

SURFAS: Hands-On Cooking Class

February 11, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Join Surfas as we celebrate the amazing flavors of Cuba, in class we will be perfecting some of Cuba's favorite foods. We will be perfecting the Cubano sandwich and learning secrets to make the flavors wonderful and stand out. Let's make plantains Cuban style and learn secrets behind frying them to perfection. Let's top of this wonderful meal with a…

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SURFAS: Love is in the Air Cooking With Foods That Make Us Happy

February 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Monday, 2/13/17 5:30 PM –8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we cook with foods that are proven to make us happy, we will be making a meal that is high in two basic amino acids L-Pheny-Lalnine and Tryptophan which release endorphins that help elevate our mood. We will be focusing on Coconut, Spinach, Salmon, Chilies and of course, Chocolate.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, let's put ourselves in a good mood and also full happy bellies.…

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SURFAS: Kitchen Basics a 3-Week Cooking Series

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Tuesdays, 2/21, 2/28, & 3/7/2017 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 3-Week Hands-On Cooking Course $200.00 Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) Join Surfas as we start our first kitchen basics series, written and run by our Chefs here in OC. In this series we are going to over the basics. We will start with learning definitions and vocabulary and then on to the most important skill to have in the kitchen, knife skills. We will…

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March 2017

SURFAS: Fancy Bar Food

March 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 3/3/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we celebrate fun delicious foods served in casual environments, all over the United States bar food has been elevated to a new level so let’s celebrate. We will learn how to perfectly braise short ribs and make a wonderful unusual taco with a mouth watering orange glaze. Make a sliders that's far from your regular burger slider, we will be making frizzled onions and a home-made…

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SURFAS: Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party

March 5, 2017 @ 12:30 am - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 3/5/17, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella, all while you sip a glass of sangria.  You will also learn tips on battering and frying cheese and perfecting stove top custard. As a bonus we will enjoy a taste of one of the finest meats in the world, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota!…

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SURFAS: Seasonal Dinner Table

March 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Friday, 3/10/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00 Celebrate a seasonal dinner table even in winter.  Join us and we explore winter’s harvest of fruits and vegetables in a delicious, gourmet meal. Your Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fruit, poaching fish, and creating a creamy risotto.  You will also learn how to make a flaky pie crust and tips for choosing fresh, local ingredients. Bring the farm to the table and enjoy a generous tasting…

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SURFAS: One Fish, Two Fish Series: Exploring the Many Cooking Methods of Fish Series – NEW CLASS!!!

March 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturdays, 3/11 and 3/18/17 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2-Week Hands-On Cooking Class $70.00* Single class price. In this two-part series our Chef Instructor will show you how to prepare several types of fish by baking, pan frying, searing, grilling and poaching. Demystify cooking fish at home with 10 delicious and easy to prepare recipes. In this 1st class of the series you will learn how to bake a whole sea bass in a salt dome, grill tuna on skewers,…

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SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

March 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Sunday, 3/12/17, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi.  You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Not to be missed, this class will…

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SURFAS: Taco Tuesday Party – NEW CLASS!!!

March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Tuesday, 3/14/17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as celebrate taco Tuesday we will be making tacos with a twist, we be taking traditional tacos and adding some fun flair to them. We will also be making delicious Micheladas to drink while we prepare our tacos. Making tortillas from scratch, practicing our knife skills and overall, having a fun time. This will be a class not to be missed. Grab a group of friends and…

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SURFAS: St. Patty’s Day Dinner – NEW CLASS!!!

March 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Thursday, 3/16/17, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we prepare for St. Patty's Day! Lets drink Guinness and cook Irish food to get us in the mood. We will be learning tips and tricks for the perfect Irish soda bread, and mouth-watering champs. (You will never want regular mashed potatoes again). We will learn the perfect brine mix and the perfect cooking method to give our corned beef the most flavor possible. Because corned…

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SURFAS: Doughnuts! – NEW CLASS!!!

March 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surfas, 3309 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Saturday, 3/25/17, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hands-On Cooking Class $65.00 Join Surfas as we talk about all about Doughnuts and how we make them. We will be making three different varieties of doughnuts and lots and lots of toppings. We will talk a little about science and yeast and how to perfect make and cook at doughnut. Most importantly we will be eating doughnuts. Create and taste: Old Fashioned, Cruller, Raised. Toppings: Raspberry, Maple Bacon, Lemon, Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla…

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