Cooking Classes at The Chef's Shop in Great Barrington

If you’re not familiar with The Chef’s Shop in Great Barrington, MA, it’s definitely a place to get to know. From cooking classes by noted chefs, to the very best and latest in kitchenware, you will find this experience insightful, educational and best of all, fun and relaxing. The Chef’s Shop most assuredly will become an important source for all your cooking, dining and entertaining needs. 

Here is the Upcoming Schedule of Cooking Classes:

Cooking with Chef Julie Gale*

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Thai Summer Menu
Grilled Chicken Satay, Shrimp Pad Thai
Dessert: Mango with Sticky Rice
Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

Japanese Summer Menu
Chilled Tofu with Dipping Sauce, Vegetable Sushi, Chicken Yakitori
Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

Korean Summer Menu
Chap Chae Noodles with Vegetables, Grilled Short Ribs, Cucumber Yakitori
Sunday, August 7, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm. $40

Vietnamese Summer Menu
Summer Shrimp Rolls, Grilled Pork Meatballs
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

*Chef Julie Gale is the chef and owner of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School in Hillsdale, NY. In addition to private and group lessons, Julie caters small events such as wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations and private cooking parties.

Cooking with Chef Marco Belli*

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Rosemary-Garlic Grilled Chicken
Dessert: Grilled Pineapple and Mango with Ginger-Vanilla Ice Cream
Friday, July 8, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm. $35

Pan Roasted Moroccan Salmon with Citrus Salsa and Fried Saffron Rice
Dessert: Marco's Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries
Friday, August 12, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $35

Roasted Dijon-Tarragon Crusted Half Chicken, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
with Garlic and Thyme, Haricots Verts
Dessert: Apple Tarte Tatin
Friday, September 23, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $35

*Chef Marco Belli is a personal chef today with over 24 years of experience working in many highly rated Berkshire restaurants in addition to having studied at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY. He is available for catering intimate small dinners as well as larger events.

Cooking with Chef Michael Ballon*

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Summer Fruit Desserts
Blueberry Cobbler and Peach Pie, including Easy Pie Dough
Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00am-12:00 noon. $40

Summer Vegetables
Patty Pan Squash Stuffed with Couscous, Grilled Eggplant and Squash,
Heirloom Tomato Napoleon with Berkshire Chevre
Saturday, August 13, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm. $35

*Chef Michael Ballon opened the Castle Street Café in Great Barrington, MA, in 1989, after cooking in New York for 10 years as Executive Chef at Lavin's , Sofi, Wood's, The New York City Bar Association, and Plum’s, a full service catering company. He is also The Roundtable Chef on WAMC Public Radio.

Class size is limited to 12 to include hands-on participation. Reservations in advance are strongly suggested to hold a spot and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Class fee includes a 10% discount for store purchases. Recipes will be provided for students to take home.

For further details, or to make reservations, call 800.237.5284 or e-mail info@thechefsshop.com

The Chef’s Shop
31 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413.528.0135
www.thechefsshop.com

For Fabulous Gifts—Shop Cadeaux in Great Barrington

Everything about Cadeaux is reminiscent of yesteryear, yet contemporary. This lovely little shop exudes charm and offers unique vintage-inspired home goods and decor, fine stationery, handmade papers, prints and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.

Proprietor Deb Descognets makes you feel welcome and sets a tone of fun and fancy as you move about browsing through an array of decorative baskets, pillows, pottery, honey jars, handmade note cards, and more often than not, single and unique furnishings or decorative accents. This is not just any shop, Cadeaux makes you feel happy! Stop by and pick up a Cadeaux today!

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Clockwise from top left: Pottery, wire baskets, handmade cards and stationery; Metal wire baskets, decorative metal sculpted birds, vintage fabric and decorative pillows, table linens, retro mantle clock; Green metal basket, glass box and wooden tray with pomegranates; Hand-dyed ribbons for hair, book binding, book marks or for gift wrapping, sold by the yard; Le Cadeaux’s store front.

Cadeaux
274 Main Street, Suite 2
Great Barrington, MA
413.528.1972
www.cadeauxgb.com

French Country Chic in the Heart of the Berkshires!

Mistral’s, specializing in French accessories for the Home, Bed and Bath, has been a part of the culturally-centered Great Barrington, MA, for over 20 years. The owners, Lise and Sara Bouillon, mother and daughter, have spent years traveling and living in Paris, as well as in Provence in the south of France. Mistral’s overwhelming influence speaks of the timeless beauty of French Country Living that can now become a part of your home décor. Mistral’s also offers a wonderful selection of gifts for any occasion.

A handsome collection of French oak wine barrel tops create a collection of artisan’s Provence and Vintage Platters. All have authentic Cooper’s marks, are thirty or more years old and are fitted with rugged wrought iron hand-forged hardware. The surfaces are food-safe, finished with high grade beeswax.

Seguin Moreau Vintage Platter
This is a unique and one of a kind platter. Each piece varies in terms of markings and exact patina.
Dimensions: 21" - 23" (inches) approximately
Many more variations and sizes available

Arte Italica Medici Dip Bowl
Handmade in Italy, each piece is unique
Cream-colored ceramic with accents of green, blue and orange
Dimensions: 5.5″ X 2.5″
Also great as dessert bowls for berries, puddings and ice cream
Perfect as a Dip Bowl to use with ARTE ITALICA SQUARE CHARGER (see below)

Arte Italica Medici Square Charger
Dimensions: 13.5″ X 13.5″
Oversized square plate perfect for serving cheese or hors d’oeuvres
Add an Arte Italica Dip Bowl to serve crudité and dips (see above)
(Dip bowl not included)

Mistral's
7 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413.528.1618
www.mistralshome.com