OceanView’s Dining Services has launched its Culinary Academy, where residents learn to prepare creative dishes from our skilled chefs. The sessions are held in the historic Whipple Farmhouse, home of our Distinctive Dinning venue. Each class has a theme, and this month’s was maple, as it is the season for syrup making. The class started with a maple syrup tasting – one store-bought, and one our chefs made directly with sap tapped from trees on the OceanView campus! Residents said OceanView’s syrup had a more complex flavor.
Chefs Jean and John then proceeded to demonstrate how to prepare Maple and Spice Mulled Wine, Maple Rosemary Glazed Walnuts, Savory Pain Perdue with Thyme Infused Maple Syrup, Strawberry Arugula Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Candied Maple Bacon Ice Cream!
After the cooking demonstrations were complete, everyone adjourned to one of the dining rooms for a luncheon with the foods prepared. As the food was enjoyed, residents discussed how excited they were to take the recipes back to their own kitchens to try.
The theme ingredient for the next class is chocolate – which will include not only sweet, but also savory applications, as well as a sampling of fine Belgium chocolates that Chef Jean brought back from her recent trip overseas!
Don’t miss our upcoming Entertaining Taste of OceanView Luncheon, where our chefs will demonstrate how to prepare some of their favorite brunch dishes, and attendees will get to sample them!