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Caprial + John - The Kitchen


Cooking Classes

Come join Caprial and John for a culinary experience you and your friends will never forget. Our classes include recipes, dinner and tons of fun. The cost per class is $60.00 per person. See the dates and menus below.
Classes start promptly at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

Please check back for updates or if you'd like to receive updates on future schedules, send us your email.

And yes you can bring your favorite beverage to class, be wine ,pop or beer.

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Ultimate Rib Class July 8th Tuesday 6:30pm FULL

Cured Baby Back Ribs with Honey Habanero Barbecue Sauce
Butter Lettuce Salad with Crispy Bacon Yogurt Dressing topped with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Orange and Ginger Brined Beef Ribs Glazed with Sweet Soy Barbecue Sauce
Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Miso Dressing
Chocolate Double Crusted Berry Pie
60.00 per-person

Grilling 101 July 15th Tuesday 6:30pm
Grilled Curry Pineapple Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing
Grilled Romaine with Honey Glazed Prosciutto and Sherry Vinaigrette
Grilled Flank Steak with Piri Piri Sauce
Rice Noodle and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Spicy Thai Dressing
Grilled Pound Cake with Seasonal Berries, Ricotta, and Caramelized Vanilla Honey
60.00 per-person

Mediterranean Grill July 22nd Tuesday 6:30pm
Grilled Eggplant Dip with Crispy Fried Chickpeas and Crostini
Creamy Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Crab
Garlic and Lemon Marinated Chicken Wings Grilled
Warm Feta Potato Fennel Salad
Lemon Pudding Layered with Marionberries
60.00 per-person

Skewers and Kebabs July 29th Tuesday 6:30pm
Mushroom and Pancetta Skewers Brushed with White Balsamic and Harissa
Potato and Halloumi Kebabs with Herb Butter
Pork Kebabs with Green Curry
Shrimp Skewers with Olive Salsa Verde
Rice Salad with Tomatoes and Basil
Peach Skewers with Rum Caramel Dipping Sauce
60.00 per-person

Dinner Under the Stars August 5th Tuesday 6:30pm
Zucchini Spaghetti tossed with Parsley and Arugula Pesto topped with Grilled Albacore Tuna
Chilled Grilled Tomato Soup with Copa Croutons
Grilled Bone-on Coriander and Lemon Rubbed Pork Loin with a Peach Rum Sauce
Chilli Corn Cakes
Peach Coconut Cream Tart with Brown Sugar Crust
60.00 per-person

Smoking Class August 12th Tuesday 6:30pm
Learn how to make your barbecue into a smoker.
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Cheese
Smoked Pork Brisket
Smoked Cheese and Ricotta Cakes with Basil Aioli
Spinach Salad with Caper Grilled Onion Dressing and Smoked Salmon with Grated Hard Boiled Egg
Smoked Pork Brisket with Spicy Vegetable Pickle Relish
Chocolate Chip Mint Gelato with Brown Butter Shortbread
60.00 per-person

Paella Class August 14th Thursday 6:30pm
Sherry Marinated Grilled Artichokes with Warm Anchovy Dressing
Roasted Peppers with Warm Chorizo Dressing and Manchego Cheese
Paella with Chicken,Shrimp, Sausage, and Clams
Almond Meringue with Caramel Ganache and Warm Blueberry Compote
60.00 per-person

Summer Celebrations (Appetizers) August 19th Tuesday 6:30pm
Prawn and Avocado Sliders
Seared Padron Peppers with Oregano Sea Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps
Mushroom Prosciutto and Saffron Custards
Grilled Flat Iron with Spicy Peanut Relish
Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries and Marshmallow Icing
60.00 per-person

Simple Elegant Summer Dinner Aug 26th Tuesday 6:30pm
Grilled Eggplant Tacos filled with Hummus and Feta Cheese
Warm Charred Cherry Tomato Salad with Mozzarella with Green Olive Dressing
Grilled Flat Iron Steak topped with Anaheim Chilli and Fried Corn Yogurt Sauce
Mashed Potatoes with Almonds, Lemon, and Garlic
Ricotta Mascarpone Cheesecake with Walnut Biscotti Crust with Blueberries
60.00 per-person

Last Days of Summer Sept 4th Tuesday 6:30pm
Chilled Caramelized Onion Soup with Harissa Roasted Shallots
Peach and Arugula Salad with Burrata and Toasted Almonds
Grilled Potatoes with Garlic Olive Oil
Buttermilk, Fennel, Lemon, Honey Marinated Grilled Pork Loin
Peach and Raspberry Pie with Lemon Cornmeal Streusel
60.00 per-person



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Classes are conducted by Caprial and John in demonstration format. Space is limited to 15 participants, thus, early registration is advised but you can call that day for a reservation. We need your email address, phone number, and credit card number with expiration date to secure reservations*. When you leave your creit card number your reservation is confirmed. Payment is processed when you check-in for class

Please bring cash or check only at the time of class.

*Please Note:
Class seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We cannot guarantee that all registrants in a group will be seated together, thus, early arrival is imperative if you would like to sit next to someone. Please note the starting time of your class as they begin promptly.

*Cancellation Policy:
We must receive notification of your cancellation at least seven (7) business days (our business hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) in advance of the class date. Cancellations made fewer than seven (7) business days before the class date are nonrefundable. No exceptions. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. If this happens, we will notify you by phone and if you prefer we can transfer you to another available class.

The Backyard
6704 SE 20th Portland, OR 97202
Email us at info@caprialandjohnskitchen.com


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