Monday, May 4, 2009

Culinary Retreat Offered in Ouray

Weehawken Creative Arts Presents
A Culinary Retreat in Ouray, Colorado
with Sara Sharpe and the Box Canyon Lodge

June 9, 10 & 11, 2009

Learn Incredible Recipes in the Kitchen While Enjoying Ouray’s Scenic Beauty and Diverse Adventure Options!

Come to Ouray for a culinary retreat and experience you won’t soon forget. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the smells and sights of spring while staying at the Box Canyon Lodge and learning from Weehawken Creative Arts’ most popular culinary instructor and chef, Sara Sharpe during a three-day culinary retreat! We leave plenty of time for you to head-out on your own to enjoy the sights and shops.

Day 1: Tuesday - June 9, 2009
5pm at A Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast in Ouray
Hors d’oeuvres You Won’t Soon Forget
On Tuesday night, you will enjoy libations, meet your classmates and enjoy a meal-sized portion of six different hors d’oeuvres. You will get the inside scoop from Sara on each of the items you will be enjoying. Students can expect to learn and see a demonstration of 4 of the 6 hors d’oeuvres they will be enjoying and will get a verbal instruction and recipe for the remaining 2 hors d’oeuvres. Recipes for every item on the menu will be shared and distributed.
Meal-sized sampling and reception from 5-6:20 / Class from 6:30 – 8:30
The menu will consist of:
*1) Maryland Crab Cakes with Chipotle Remoulade - demonstrated
*2) Raspberry Brie in Puff Pastry - demonstrated
*3) Spinach Boursin Pizzas - demonstrated
*4) Tenderloin of Beef Canapes with Artichoke-Arugula Garnish - demonstrated
5) Indonesian Chicken Sate – Recipes Given
6) Tilapia Sesame with Dill Sauce – Recipes Given

Day 2: Wednesday - June 10, 2009
Morning until 12:15 pm – Optional Jeep Tour ($54 + applicable taxes)
12:30 pm at A Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast in Ouray
Summer Fun – The Secrets of Great Summer Grilling
On Wednesday afternoon, join Sara on her beautiful patio for lessons in all of her favorite grilling techniques. Refreshments and meal sized portions included. Recipes on all menu items will be shared and distributed.
Instruction from 12:30 - 2:20 / Sit-Down Meal served at 2:30
The menu will consist of:
*1) Grilled Chicken Breasts with Sara’s special marinade
*2) Chipotle Sweet Red Pepper Sauce
3) Grilled Vegetable Pizza
4) Corn and Black Bean Salad
5) Roasted Asparagus
6) Lemon Mousse
*Sara will not demonstrate the marinade or the chipotle sauce due to time constraints but recipes will be shared

5 pm – 9 pm
Optional In-Town Community Event – Culinary Related – “A Taste of Ouray”
Tantalizing, delicious samplings of local cuisine with music and beverages – Nominally Priced!
Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Ave
Info: or 1-800-228-1876

Day 3: Thursday - June 11, 2009
9 am – 12:30 pm - at A Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast in Ouray
Secrets of A Secret Garden Brunch
On Thursday, students will gather at A Secret Garden to learn Sara’s signature B&B brunch dishes. Sara will prepare a range of her famous brunch dishes served at her B&B and recipes and demonstrations will be provided. Meal-sized portions included. Recipes on all menu items will be shared and distributed.
Instruction from 9 am – 11 am / Sit-Down Meal Served at 11 am
The menu will consist of (all demonstrated):
1) Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Quiche
2) Oven-Baked French Toast
3) Apple-Oat-Oatbran Pancakes
4) Lavender Heart cookies
5) Champagne Punch
*Fruit and Juice are also on the menu

About the Instructor
Sara Sharpe began her culinary career as Director of the Cuisinart Test Kitchen in Stamford, Connecticut. She played a leading role in demonstrating the food processors that would soon find their way into American kitchens. Sara founded Sara Sharpe Catering in Miami, FL in 1978 and continues to own and run that company today. She has studied with French master chefs Michel Guerard, Jean Troisgros and Roger Verge.
Sara opened Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast and Fine Catering in Ouray in 2005. Her lovely home and gardens have been the site of many weddings retreats, reunions, and other events in the gorgeous setting of Ouray. Sara is one of Weehawken's most-popular and highest-rated instructors. Students who attend any of her classes rave about the experience and oftentimes come back again and again for more!

COST for this Experience:
Includes 3 learning workshops & meals -- 1 pool pass & 2 nights lodging & taxes
*Spouse Meal Rate: invite your spouse or partner to the meal portion of each class for $25/meal – *Must be arranged in advance (meal only – no instruction)
• Members Registering and Paying by May 25: $375
• Non-Members Registering and Paying by May 25: $380
• Members Registering or Paying after May 25: $380
• Non-Members Registering or Paying after May 25: $385
• LOCAL? Call WCA for local’s pricing.

Lodging at the Box Canyon Lodge:

*2 Nights Lodging (Additional nights can be arranged upon request at $89 + taxes)
With its peaceful location, clean, comfortable, nicely decorated rooms, meticulously-maintained grounds and warm, personal service, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has become the home away from home for many of Ouray’s visitors. In addition to being a AAA three-diamond property, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has been recognized by a variety of publications, receiving the “Award of Excellence” by the Colorado Connoisseur and Travel Holiday Magazine and was recognized in Sunset Magazine’s “Best of the West”.

The Box Canyon Lodge offers outdoor mineral hot springs tubs terraced on the mountainside immediately behind the lodge. Each of their redwood tubs offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. Revitalizing in these hot springs in this scenic setting is popular year-round. The temperatures in the hot tubs range between 103 and 108 degrees. Since the hot springs water is constantly flowing in and out, there is no need to use chemicals in our hot springs. Since children are usually present at the lodge, bathing suits are required when using the hot tubs.

Optional Day Trip:
Jeep Tour on the morning of Wednesday, June 10
$54 per person + applicable taxes
*Arrange with Weehawken in Advance, please!

Class Size is Limited!
Register today to save your space.

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