New Cooking Classes Celebrate International Flavors, Plant-Based Cuisine
SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 23, 2021) – The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School – an intimate, elegant culinary experience located at 700 Drayton St. in Savannah, Ga. – will offer local residents and visitors a range of new themed culinary classes throughout summer and fall 2021, in addition to popular ongoing cooking classes.
Led by master-inspired culinary artist Chef Jason Winn, these interactive Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winning cooking classes invite guests to learn new skills, gain confidence in the kitchen and travel the world through inspired menus.
“We’re delighted to continue to expand our class offerings and to showcase dishes from Southeast Asia, South America and the Caribbean islands for cooks of all skill levels to enjoy, in addition to an exciting new plant-based cooking class,” said 700 Kitchen Cooking School’s Chef Jason Winn. “Over the past several months, enrollment in our interactive cooking classes has skyrocketed. We wanted to develop a selection of compelling new classes to meet the varied interests of our guests.”
Classes at the 700 Kitchen Cooking School are all-inclusive, providing guests with the necessary ingredients, equipment and guidance to prepare, sample and enjoy delicious dishes.
New class offerings include:
● Grand Tour: Southeast Asia –– August 6; August 25; September 15; October 26; November 3
Explore the bold flavors and rich palates of Southeast Asia. This interactive class doubles as a culinary tour and invites guests to recreate some of the region’s most fragrant and sumptuous dishes. Class menu items include Shoya Ramen, Chinese Pork Dumplings, Korean Bibimbap, Vietnamese Basil Rolls and Thai-Style Chicken with Massaman Curry.
● Pasta Workshop –– September 21 and October 19
Experience the incomparably delicious taste of freshly made pasta. At this workshop, which is designed to celebrate fresh pasta, guests will learn the fundamentals of noodle and filled pasta-making as well as several foundational sauces. Menu items include Ravioli Quattro Formaggi, Tortellini, Potato Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu as well as Fettuccine with Basil Pesto served with salad and dessert.
● Grand Tour: South America –– October 6; November 11; December 8
Travel south of the border and discover a variety of South American epicurean delights. In this cultural cooking class, guests will use fresh ingredients to craft a series of authentic dishes. Class menu items include Peruvian Ceviche, Argentinian Empanadas Salteñas, Brazilian Feijoada, Venezuelan Arepas Con Queso as well as Alfajores.
● The Plant-Based Gourmet –– October 13
Learn how to create flavorful vegan and vegetarian dishes in this interactive class. Guests will master the basics of plant-based cuisine and enjoy menu items including Vegan Caesar Salad, General Tso’s Tofu, Falafel with Vegan Tzatziki, Jamaican Jackfruit Curry with Coconut Rice as well as Vegan Key Lime Pie with Whipped Coconut Cream.
● Grand Tour: Caribbean –– November 22 and December 14
Taste the flavors of the islands in this geographically focused class, which invites guests to learn the techniques used to prepare some of the Caribbean’s most iconic and colorful dishes. The class menu items include Jamaican Beef Patties, Cuban Fricasé De Pollo, Belizean Ceviche, Puerto Rican Tostones and Quesillo.
● Home Cook Culinary Battle –– November 23
Face off against pairs of home cooks in the 700 Kitchen Cooking School’s state-of-the-art kitchen. Competitors will attend a class on knife skills, safety, sanitation and basic cooking techniques before the hors d’oeuvres battle commences. The timed competition will challenge each team to prepare three appetizer items with mystery basket ingredients. Kessler house wines, salad and dessert will be provided.
In addition to these new offerings, the 700 Kitchen Cooking School regularly hosts a wide variety of ongoing classes year-round. Highlights include Date Night classes, Ladies Night classes and the popular Farmer’s Market Tour, where guests select locally grown produce at the Forsyth Park Farmers' Market and cook a farm-to-table brunch. Southern-style cooking takes center stage in the ongoing Savannah Champagne Brunch, Low Country Staples and The Southern Table classes.
Each cooking class is limited to 16 guests and priced at $99 per person with the exception of the Home Cook Culinary Battle, which is limited to 6 guests and priced at $300 for two guests. Reservations can be made online at mansion.classesbykessler.com or by phone at 912.721.5006.
ABOUT 700 KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL:
Located at The Kessler Collection’s Mansion on Forsyth Park boutique hotel in Savannah, Ga., the 700 Kitchen Cooking School is an intimate, elegant cooking school offering an artful variety of interactive cooking classes led by Jason Winn, a master-inspired culinary chef. The 700 Kitchen Cooking School invites guests of all ages and skill levels into the state-of-the-art kitchen to learn new skills, experience classic Southern and international cuisine and bond while preparing and enjoying gourmet meals. Recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award winner, the 700 Kitchen Cooking School is one of the top attractions in Savannah, Ga. For more information, please visit mansion.classesbykessler.com or call 912.721.5006.
ABOUT THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK:
Savannah's most elegant destination, The Mansion on Forsyth Park is conveniently located at 700 Drayton Street and offers luxurious guest rooms and suites, inspired experiences, gracious Southern hospitality and unparalleled coastal cuisine. Home to 700 Drayton restaurant, Poseidon Spa, Bösendorfer Lounge, Casimir's Lounge, Grand Bohemian Gallery and 700 Kitchen Cooking School, The Mansion on Forsyth Park is an independent Kessler Collection property that stands apart as an exciting destination for visitors as well as area residents. Savannah's premier pet-friendly hotel, The Mansion also features stunning spaces for special events, a marble-framed pool and popular Artful Wellness Center. For more information, please visit www.mansiononforsythpark.com and follow @mansiononforsythpark on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE KESSLER COLLECTION:
The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit www.kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Mansion on Forsyth Park's 700 Kitchen Cooking School in Savannah, Ga. will offer a range of new culinary classes for summer and fall 2021. All classes are led by master-inspired culinary artist Chef Jason Winn and include the ingredients, equipment and guidance to prepare and enjoy delicious dishes.