From a family outing to a creative date night to something you do just for yourself, Food Lab — located on Pearl Street in Boulder — is the perfect place to dine on a new experience. It offers a variety of courses that pique the palate, teach practical skills, and make for a delicious adventure.
There are several savory summer courses coming to a plate near you, including the following:
Evening in Mexico
The Evening in Mexico class is the ideal fun and inventive Saturday night. Stop in on June 11 to learn how to make a handful of classics. Explore the culture with ceviche, green chile and tamales, and a wedge salad that comes with tortillas. You’ll also learn to make chiles en nogada, which is considered the national dish of Mexico by many. It’s a beef-stuffed and pork-stuffed chile full of green, white, and red colors – how appropo!
Father’s Day Brunch
The Father’s Day Brunch fittingly takes place on Father’s Day (June 19) at 10am. If you have a slicing and dicing dad, bring him in! Forget about his Amazon wish list; this is his dish list. Learn to make corn pancakes, poached eggs, salsa roja, a citrus salad, and other Southwestern favorites. The end result tastes much better than a tie!
The dim sum class on June 30 will teach the art of making cucumber salad, chicken gyoza, vegetable egg rolls, and steamed pork buns. These small dishes can be eaten as a standalone meal or used as sides for larger entrees. They’re also a wonderful addition to any potluck or party.
Date Night in Paris
France might be most famous for its wine, but its food is just as rich, flavorful, and full of surprises. The Date Night in Paris class on July 29 explores the French favorites. Experience the City of Lights through your taste buds as you whip up mussels with butter, a French salad, and pan-seared fish. Would you like fries with that? They’re included, as well. 😉
This class, which takes place on July 31, explores traditional Mediterranean dishes that embrace the fresh flavors the region is known for. Learn how to stuff a flawless grape leaf, make a carrot salad, spice up a meatball, and blend tzatziki. Mediterranean food isn’t just tasty, it’s healthy. Research suggests this type of diet can add 13 years to the average person’s lifespan.
Whether you opt to go Greek, pair with Paris, or mix it up with Mexican, Food Lab offers something for everyone. Check out its full list of classes on the website to see what’s cooking.