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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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Spring Soups April 3st Thursday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Shaved Carrot Salad with Grain Mustard and Creme Fraiche Dressing
Bacon,Tomato and Fennel Soup with Haloumi Croutons
Shredded Chicken and Shiitake Mushrooms and Rice Noodles in Miso Broth
Chorizo and Lentil Soup with Saffron Aioli
Baked Citrus Custard with Warm White Chocolate Sauce
60.00 per-person

Curing Class April 8th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Roasted Potato Stacks with Poached Eggs and Warm Bacon Dressing
Pancetta and Three Cheese Stuffed Shells with Roasted Pepper Sauce
Slow Cooked Pastrami with Mustard Roasted Potatoes and Spiced Sauerkraut
Simple Baked Nutmeg Custard
60.00 per-person

Easter Dinner April 15th 6:30 pm 5013 NE 42nd
Smoked Salmon and Cheese Dip
Ham Slices Smothered in Shallots, Garlic and Cream
Red Potatoes Sauteed in Butter and Chives
Roasted Carrots Cracked Black Pepper, Honey, Tarragon, and Lemon
Cappy’s Biscuits
Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Roulade
60.00 per-person

Classic Italian Dinner Tuesday April 22 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Roman Skewered Mozzarella Sandwiches with Anchovy Butter Sauce
Antipasto Salad with Mozzarella and Olive Tapenade Dressing
Fresh Pasta Dough
Cannelloni Stuffed with Proscuitto,Three Cheeses, and Spinach topped with Brown Butter Lemon Sauce and Toasted Almonds
Lemon Rum Cake served with Mascarpone Cheese
60.00 per-person

Special Spring Celebration Tuesday April 29th 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Mushroom  Prosciutto Tart Tartin
Roast Asparagus Salad with Grilled Onion Vinaigrette with Crumbled Goat Cheese
Baked Risotto Cake with Seafood Relish
Spring Peas with Caramelized Shallot Butter
Rhubarb Jam with Lemon Cake, Cream Cheese Glaze
60.00 per-person                    

Spring Southern Italian May 6th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Bruschetta with Savory Ricotta Cream and Crispy Mushrooms
Saffron Lentil Soup
Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Crepes
Pasta with Clams and Asparagus
Rum Ricotta Fritters with Chocolate Orange Dipping Sauce
60.00 per-person

Spring Tex-Mex May 13th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Queso with Braised Duck Legs and Tortilla Chips
Iceberg Wedge Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing topped with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Grilled Flat Iron Tostada with Grilled Vegetables Relish and Dried Chilli Tequila Salsa
Cappy’s Refried Beans
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pecan Ancho Caramel Sauce
60.00 per-person

Spring in Provence May 20th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Leek and Cauliflower Fritters with Parsley Caper Aioli
Sauteed Shrimp with Green Peppercorns, Crispy Breadcrumbs, and Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Provencal Chicken
Lentils with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese
Pan-fried Rhubarb filled Crepes with Warm Lemon Sauce
60.00 per-person

It’s a Party June 3rd Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Barbequed Pork Belly Skewers with Basa Dipping Sauce
Crab, Radish, and Citrus Salad
Grilled Szechuan Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Pickles
John’s Sesame Noodles
Ginger Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries and Warm White Chocolate Sauce
60.00 per-person

Summer Tapas June 10th Tuesday 5013 NE 42nd
Saffron and Tomato Braised Mushrooms
Caramelized Onion, Garbanzo, and Manchego Fritters with Oregano Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Beef Skewers Marinated in Olives, Oregano, and Fennel
Potato Ham Torta
Clams in Brown Butter, Paprika, Parsley, and Orange
Strawberry Almond Custard Tart
60.00 per-person

Summer Pasta June 17th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd

Grilled Radicchio and Endive Chop Salad with Blue Cheese Anchovy Dressing
Pasta with Prawns and Chilies topped with Zucchini Slaw and Toasted Almonds
Love Letter Pasta Squares tossed with Simple Cream Sauce and topped with Grilled Leek and Pancetta Salsa
Penne with Broccoli Pesto Baked topped with an Egg and Cheesy Breadcrumbs
Chocolate Strawberry Clafouti
60.00 per-person

Break Out the Grill June 24th Tuesday 6:30pm 5013 NE 42nd
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Grilled Jalapeno Ranch Dip with Vegetables
Slow Cooked Country Style Pork Ribs with Brown Sugar, Orange, and Grain Mustard
Curry Basmati Rice
Berry Mascarpone Chocolate Bruschetta
60.00 per-person

Pizza Class July 1st Tuesday 6:30pm
Pizza Dough
Red Sauce
Pizza Royal (cream base sauce, caramelized onions, fontina Cheese)
Goat Cheese Artichoke Heart and Speck Pizza
Italian Sausage, Mushrooms and Parmesan Pizza
Spinach tossed with Warm Fontina Dressing and Toasted Walnuts
Hazelnut Shaved Chocolate Semifreddo with Warm Strawberry Compote
60.00 per-person

Ultimate Rib Class July 8th Tuesday 6:30pm
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



To register call
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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 Kitchen
5013 NE 42ND Portland, OR 97214
Email us at info@caprialandjohnskitchen.com


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