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Do you love to cook? Wanting to learn how to cook? Surfas in Costa Mesa is hosting a plethora of summer cooking classes to help inspire parents to learn how to cook healthy meals at home for their children. We hope to see you at one of these fun and interactive classes this summer.

Fresh Summer Salads
Saturday, 7/18/14 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$55.00
With summer’s many seasonal ingredients, creating fresh salad combinations is easy and delicious. Our Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling vegetables, cooking with ancient grains, and preparing homemade vinaigrettes. Enjoy a generous sampling of: Roasted Corn Curry Salad – Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Yarra Valley Feta – Thai Freekeh Salad – Grilled Panzanella Salad with Summer Vegetables – Cacao Nib and Summer Berry Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette. Perfect for a light dinner or a satisfying side dish, join us and make the most of summer’s produce! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Perfecting Gnocchi
Sunday, 7/19/15 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (or)
Saturday, 8/8/15 from 2:30 PM – 5:30 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. Create and taste: Gnocchi Classico (Italian Potato Dumpling) – Gnocchi di Ricotta (Italian Ricotta Dumpling) – Gnocchi di Patate Dolci (Italian Sweet Potato Dumpling) – San Marzano Tomato Sauce – Arugula Marcona Almond Pesto – Brown Butter Sage Sauce. Not to be missed, this class will make you a gnocchi believer! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Burgers, Milkshakes and Onion Rings
Thursday, 7/23/15 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
What could be better than a big, juicy burger? How about a Kobe burger topped with bacon, balsamic onions, and brie?! Our Chef Instructor will also share tips on making tempura batter, homemade ketchup, and chocolate sauce and ice cream from scratch. Enjoy a generous serving of: Grilled Kobe Sliders with Nuske’s Bacon, Balsamic Onions and Brie – Tempura Onion Rings – Homemade Ketchup – Triple Chocolate Milkshake with Caramelia Crunchy Pearls. Join us for a fun evening of cooking with recipes you will use all summer long. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Sweet Summer Desserts
Friday, 7/24/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Enjoy summer sweetly with Surfas! Our Chef Instructor will share trusted techniques for making flavorful sorbet, fluffy sponge cake, and a rich caramel sauce with coconut and rum. You will also learn tips for grilling and baking fruit, creating pastry cream, and a flaky pie crust. Create and taste: Peach and Amaretto Sorbet with Basil and Amaretti Cookies – Sponge Cake Trifle with Fresh Strawberries and Grand Marnier – Blueberry and Apricot Galette with Vanilla Bean Sugar – Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Rum Caramel Sauce. Perfect for entertaining and easier than you think, these recipes are so good you will eat dessert first! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Tea and Scones with Surfas and SerendipiTea
Saturday, 7/25/15 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$25.00
Join Surfas for the perfect cup of tea and a flaky scone. In this hands-on class, your Chef Instructor will share techniques for creating flaky scones and perfectly steeped tea. You will also learn tips for customizing your scones at home. Enjoy and generous tasting of: Perfect Cup of Tea from SerendipiTea – Tea and Buttermilk Scones – Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones – Clotted Cream – Surfas Jams, Jellies, and Curds – Surfas Café Coffee. Spend your morning with us and our favorite breakfast, fresh made scones! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills
Monday, 7/27/2015 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$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 Citrus Salsa. Expand your kitchen fundamentals by taking our knife skills class! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Preserving Summer: Canning Workshop
Sunday, 8/2/15 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (or)
Saturday, 8/22/15 from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Workshop
$65.00
Save the flavors of summer to enjoy all year long. In this hands-on class, our Chef Instructor will teach you how to create best jam, jelly, preserves, and pickled vegetables. You will also learn step by step canning basics and how to customize recipes at home. Create and taste: Orange Plum Marmalade – Peach Almond Jam – Pickled Asparagus – Plum Tomato and Basil Preserves. Plus, you will be able to take home a few jars as well. Perfect for gifting or treating your family, saving your favorite seasonal ingredients is easier than you think!
To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Spanish Tapas
Saturday, 8/8/15 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
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. Create and taste: Patatas Bravas with Spicy Aioli (Spicy Potatoes) – Chorizo and Fennel Mussels – Salt-Seared Pimenton Shrimp – Manchego and Piquillo Pepper Tortilla – Seville Orange Flan. 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! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Sunday Family Picnic
Sunday, 8/9/15 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00 for one adult and one child*
Spend your Sunday creating summer’s favorite foods together. This cooking class feature picnic favorites and is perfect for families who love to cook together. Our Chef Instructor will share tips on creating creamy ice cream and hot fudge from scratch. You will also learn how to bake chicken fingers and make homemade ranch and barbecue sauce. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad – Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Fingers – Smoked Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce- Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – Hot Fudge Sauce. Cook side-by-side then sit down together enjoying your fun day’s work!
*price includes 1 Adult and 1 Child under 18. Please contact 714-453-2665 x 740 to add additional attendees at a reduced price.
To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Fabulous French Desserts
Thursday, 8/13/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
From creating the perfect crepe to a fluffy mousse, our Chef Instructor will walk you through a few of France’s best desserts. You will also learn how to bake custards, make a light sponge cake, and tips for perfect madeleine cookies. Create and enjoy: Cherry Clafouti – Honey and Orange French Madeleines – Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse) – Summer Berry Genoise with Chantilly Cream – Crepes Suzette. Just in time for Bastille Day, celebrate with fabulous French desserts. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop
Saturday, 8/15/15 and Sunday, 8/16/15
12:00-3:30*
Hands-On Cooking Class
$150.00
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. Make and enjoy: Brioche – Pain de Epi – Irish Soda Bread – Ciabatta – Buttermilk Biscuits – Fresh Butter. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it! *please note this is a 2 day class. Each class is 3-1/2 hours long. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Southern Summer Comforts
Tuesday, 8/18/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
The comforting flavors of the South are always a summertime favorite. 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 biscuit method mixing techniques. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Muffaletta Olive Salad – Bourbon Baked Chicken – Collard Greens – Creamy Macaroni and Cheese – Fresh Peach Cobbler. Easier than you think and more delicious than you can imagine, this menu will soon become your favorite year round. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Mother of a Sauce
Thursday, 8/20/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$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 beurre blanc sauce. You will also learn how to sear scallops, grill steak, and make ice cream from scratch. Create and taste: Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Bites – Sea Scallops with Raspberry Thyme Beurre Blanc – Asparagus with Citrus Hollandaise – Grilled Flank Steak with Romesco Sauce – Roasted Peach and Praline-Honey Ice Cream. Join us for a delicious menu with classic techniques you can use to enhance your favorite meals. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Dinner in Italy
Friday, 8/21/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Spend an evening indulging in delicious and seasonal Italian flavors. In this hands-on class your Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fish and apricots, sautéing fresh vegetables, and creating a creamy bean puree. You will also learn how to make a creamy lemon tart with a pine nut crust. Enjoy and generous sampling of: Grilled Apricots with Fresh Burrata, Prosciutto and Arugula – Sea Bass with Citrus Gremolata and Cannellini Bean Puree – Wilted Garlic Rappini with Lemon – Torta Della Nonna (Lemon Tart with Pine Nuts). Perfect for summer entertaining or sharing, invite someone special to Dinner in Italy!

Summer Lovin’ Macarons
Saturday, 8/22/15 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Guaranteed to make you sing, combine summer lovin’ flavors with your Parisian macaron cookies! 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 a fluffy Swiss buttercream and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Create and taste: Blackberry Macarons – Green Tea Macarons – Lemon Poppy Seed Macarons – Vanilla Bean Cream – White Chocolate Ganache. Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie has taken the culinary world by storm.

Culinary Tour of Asia
Sunday, 8/23/15 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
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. 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 and Mint) – Chinese Orange Peel Chicken – Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream. Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Lunch Express: Summer Garden
Tuesday, 8/25/15
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$40.00
Join us for a satisfying lunch featuring seasonal ingredients and fast enough to enjoy on your lunch hour! Our Chef Instructor will share tips on cooking with fresh fruits and vegetable, create buttery cookies, and how to use a wok. Create and taste: Summer Garden Gazpacho – Steak and Rice Noodle Salad – Dr. Bob’s Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream with Thyme Butter Cookies. Spend a delicious hour with Surfas and invite summer’s best produce for lunch! To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Global Street Food
Friday, 8/28/15 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
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. Create and taste: Mexican Elote (Street Corn on the Cob) – Indian Samosas with Mint Chutney (Fried Potato and Pea Dumplings) -Vietnamese Gỏi cuốn with Peanut Sauce (Shrimp Spring Rolls) – South American Sanduches de Chancho with Salsa Criolla and Cilantro Cotija Sauce (Street Pork Sandwiches) – French Nutella Crepes. Hone your skills and explore the global tastes of street food, no passport required. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Croissants, Scones, and Breakfast Pastries
Saturday, 8/29/15 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$125.00
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. You will also learn how to make flaky sweet and savory scones, moist coffee cake and muffins, and donuts from scratch. Create and taste: Butter Croissants – Chocolate Croissants – Cheddar and Prosciutto Scones – Sweet Lavender Scones with Ginger Sugar – Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake – Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins – French Crullers with Vanilla Bean Glaze. Impress your friends and family with your perfect breakfast pastries! *please note this is a 5 hour cooking class. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Summer Sunday Supper
Sunday, 8/30/15 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Gather together for a delicious supper 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. Enjoy a generous tasting of: Buttermilk Fried Chicken – Fingerling Potato Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing – Grilled Asparagus with Blood Orange Olive Oil – Lemon Curd Sponge Cake with Fresh Blueberries. To sign up, please visit our “events” page at surfasonline.com or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

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