I get excited when I see the announcement pictured above because it means there is going to be a lesson and dinner at KaTom. This one involved one of my favorite cooks in East Tennessee, Barbara Tenney. Supported by master griller, Randall Jolley, this dinner was especially enjoyable. Here is the menu for the class on May 9th:
Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing
Gordon’s Marinated Asparagus with Pecans
Banana Pudding with Meringue
Randall Jolley and Barbara Tenney are ready to begin. Take your seats, please!
Randall begins with a lesson on the Firecracker sauce. I found it exactly as I like it, but with a little bit of ‘heat.’ You can see the overhead mirror and video screen. Consequently, every seat is a good one for these cooking classes.
We went outside to see the grill and the sauce. The grill was on sale for a great price too.
We were all ‘foodies’ at this demo and were happy to go outside to see the tools for master grilling.
A view from the overhead screen of Barbara in action.
After eating this wonderful dish, I had to go to the store and buy more asparagus for home. It was fabulous! The sauce complimented the food without overpowering it. In addition, I had not thought of adding pecans to asparagus, but it added a nice crunch and nutty flavor to the dish. Classes like this are good in that they expand my thinking as a cook.
It was the ideal plate for a spring or summer dinner. Salad, veggie, and protein. Perfect!
I love to watch people make meringue and bake it. We could not wait to try the banana pudding.
This was fabulosity!
Yes, we agreed that it was probably the best banana pudding that we had ever tasted. Divine!
I was lucky to be seated at a table with some Morristown fans of Barbara Tenney. What fun they were! It is always a pleasure to sit near Faye Andrews at a KaTom class as well. I have been lucky to sit with her several times now. I saw other friends from Morristown, the Lynches, who happen to live across the street from my sister. I was hoping to run into them again. Other attendees were from Knoxville and Alcoa.
KaTom cooking demos are truly a fun time and one of my favorite ways to get out and out in Sevierville. Follow them on Facebook to see events or call them to receive email updates for classes. https://www.facebook.com/KaTomRestaurantSupply/
Here are the next events on the KaTom calendar:
June 5th Warren Weiss from Knox Mason
June 20th Neil Green from All Occasions Catering
Save me a seat at the table!