"ZOOM AROUND THE WORLD" Cooking Class - Thursday, August 20th, 5 pm

Learn how to make tasty Mezze - Baked Zucchini & Feta Patties (Kolokithokeftedes) and Tzatziki with Chef Christina Xenos! Thursday, August 20th at 5 pm we begin our "Zoom Around the World" series of cooking classes. First up, Dame Christina Xenos - professional chef, cookbook author, recipe developer, and journalist. Her company, Sweet Greek Personal Chef Services tantalizes palates throughout SoCal with full culinary services, cooking classes, and Greek-themed pop-up dining experiences, which have been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, The Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction and NBC’s "A New Leaf", among other media outlets. We'll learn how to make tasty Mezze...easy to make for summer at-home Covid-pod parties!

Chef Christina will teach us how to prepare delicious vegetarian Baked Zucchini & Feta Patties using easily sourced in-season ingredients. In Greek, this dish is called Kolokithokeftedes, and it is a staple on any traditional mezze spread, especially during the warmer months in the Greek Islands. It will soon become your favorite summertime bite. You will also learn how to make Tzatziki, which pairs perfectly with the Kolokithokeftedes. Chef Christina is Greek-American, with family roots on the islands of Crete and Milos. Her culinary career began at an early age creating Greek delicacies for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church festival in Dayton, Ohio. She honed her chef skills in professional cooking and baking at the New School of Cooking in Los Angeles and often returns to Greece — especially her family’s home on the south coast of Crete — to indulge in the local offerings.

This event is open to the public. There is no charge for Les Dames d'Escoffier members, but you will need to register. There is a $15 donation for non-members. We will be raffling off Chef Christina's award-winning cookbook - OPA! Healthy Greek Cookbook, along with several restaurant Gift Certificates!! Register here to attend.

**Once you are registered we will send you the Zoom login information and what you'll want to have on hand if you plan to cook along with Chef Christina.