Learn to cook like a pro at the Kitchen Table Cooking School

Address: 6380 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Ste 108A
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Tel: 303.220.9769
Website: www.kitchentablegv.com

As a sushi lover, I pride myself on knowing all the hot sushi spots, the best all-you-can-eat sushi buffets, the best happy hour specials, but I never thought of making sushi at home, I mean where would I start?  So when I saw an advertisement for the Kitchen Table Cooking School’s “Roll Your Own Sushi Night,” I thought I should give it go.

I arrived in the eventing at the new location of Kitchen Table Cooking School in Greenwood Village, it was easy to find, and there was plenty of free parking. There was a small group of 13 of us, and we were set up at two rows of tables. Before we started, we enjoyed some wine and appetizers. I instantly made friends with a young lady sitting next to me who also happened to be there alone. Her brother gave her a gift card for Christmas and she was just as curious as I was about learning the art of sushi rolling.

Our instructor, Diego Coconati kicked off the class with introductions and an explanation of the class format and class packets provided. H-Mart, Pacific Mercantile, and Pacific Ocean Marketplace were listed as the top places to buy sushi ingredients and tools.

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Chef Diego set us up at our cooking stations in pairs, and we immediately got started on making the sushi rice. As the rice cooked,  we cooked a mixture of vinegar, sugar and kombu (dried seaweed) to use later as the flavor for the rice. As we waited for the rice to cook, we prepared miso soup, which I must say was more flavorful than most miso soups i’ve eaten at some of the best sushi restaurants. Needless to say, I will be making more miso soup at home. We sat down to enjoy our miso soup, and then dove into a knife and cutting demonstration by Chef Diego. He taught us how to properly hold a knife to use our free hand as a guide on the knife blade to control the size of each piece. From there, we made a variety of sushi rolls, taking a final break to enjoy our completed rolls. My favorite was the crab and avocado roll with micro-greens and toasted sesame seeds.

I had such great time at “Roll Your Own Sushi Night,” it was truly a memorable experience, and now I feel ready to make sushi at home. The facilities at Kitchen Table Cooking School are beautiful and spacious, the instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and the classes are hands-on and fun. They offer a range of classes  geared towards friends and couples, by regional cuisine, and they even have kids summer camp cooking classes. I’m thinking the next class I try will be “Exotic Indian.” See you there!

Upcoming Classes

Fresh from the Mediterranean Cuisine from the Greek Isles
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Regions of France – Paris Dining in the City of Lights
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Indian Takeout at Home
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Easy Sushi at Home
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Regional Cuisine: Fantastic Fusion from Coast to Coast
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Italian Regional Cuisine – Southern Italy – Naples & Capri
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95

Regional Cuisine: Fantastic Fusion from Coast to Coast
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | $95