Cooking with the Cook at Cook's, Inc.

I've been meaning to write something for quite a while about the new Cook's Inc. at Abacoa Town Center. Abacoa, located in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County, may be a long drive north for many of us, but Cook's Inc. is doing something unique -- it's part gourmet market, part restaurant, part cooking class (they're calling it a "culinary solutions center"), and they're doing demo/dinners  just about every night. Chef John Carlino (pictured left) runs the show -- he's a former associate dean at the Florida Culinary Institute, and he's demonstrating everything from knife skills to entire Thai meals to wine pairings. This month's lineup of demo/dinners, at prices ranging from $11 to $50 per seat, include a sushi making demo and a wine pairings dinner. Check the website or call 561-429-8020 for more info and to make reservations.

Cook's Inc is located at 1209 Main Street, Suite 101 Jupiter, Florida. Here's a taste.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Date Night in Venice


Chef Carlino kicks back to his roots with a Culinary journey through Venice. The menu will feature:

* Escarole and White Beans

* Gorgonzola and Pesto Polenta

* Shrimp and Calamari Risotto

* Tira Misu

Dinner price of $35 includes a glass of wine. A short reception will begin at 7pm.

 

(Please note: a Chef's Table consisting of four seats is available. Chef Matt will prepare the same 4 course meal at a cost of $50 per seat. Seats can be purchased individually.)

 

 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Supper


Sunday Supper will feature:

* Tossed Green Salad, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cooks Italian Dressing

* Sliced Roast Beef on grilled Focaccia

  Pan Gravy, Horseradish Sauce on the side

  Real Mashed Potatoes

  Fresh Spring Vegetables

* Demonstration Dessert (soon to be determined)

Price is $11.95 and $8.95 for children under 12 years old. Seatings at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Whole Family Night: Pasta!! Pasta!!


The menu will feature:

* Tossed Green Salad, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cooks Italian Dressing

* Chef Carlino's Choice of at least two pastas

  Chef Carlino's Choice of at least three sauces

  Chef Matt's choice of vegetables

  Chef Matt's choice of proteins

* Family Dessert (Soon to be determined & made on premises.)

Price is $8.95 and $4.95 for children under 12 years old. Seatings at 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

French Wine Tasting


Chef Carlino will offer an excellent sampling of foods paired with four  French wines.

Cost is $30 per person, dinner will begin at 7pm. 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Evening in Provence


This evening's Culinary trek through France will feature:

* Eggplant Bundles with Tomatoes Provencal

* Salad Nicoise

* Seafood Bouillabaisse

* Creme Brule.

Dinner price of $35 includes a glass of wine. A short reception will begin at 7pm. Once guests arrive the demonstration meal will begin. 

  

(A four seat Chef's Table consisting is available for this evening. Chef Matt will prepare the same 4 course meal in the Cook's Inc. kitchen for $50 per seat. Seats can be purchased individually.)

 

 

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sushi Night 


Chef Roy from the Mark's Restaurant Group will be displaying his sushi wrapping skills. The demonstration/meal will include the preparation of California Rolls, Dragon Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls and a Sushi Surprise. Dinner price of $50 includes a glass of wine. A short reception will begin at 7pm. Once guests arrive the demonstration meal will begin. 

 

Saturday, March 28, 2009

From the Sea 


Chef Carlino will share his secrets to preparing some wonderful seafood dishes during this evening demonstration/meal. The menu will feature:

* Cold Poached Salmon with Olive Salsa

* Grilled Clams, Chorizo and Garlic

* Pan Seared Sea Scallops in a Vegetable Nest

* Fresh Berries, Grand Marnier, Minted Cream. Dinner price of $35 includes a glass of wine. A short reception will begin at 7pm. 

(Chef's Table consisting of four seats is available for $50 per seat. Seats can be purchased individually.)

 

 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Supper 


Sunday Supper will feature:

* Tossed Green Salad, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cooks Italian Dressing

* Sliced Roast Beef on grilled Focaccia

  Pan Gravy, Horseradish Sauce on the side

  Real Mashed Potatoes

  Fresh Spring Vegetables

* Demonstration Dessert (soon to be determined)

Price is $11.95 and $8.95 for children under 12 years old. Seatings at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.

 


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