Take your brunch to the next level!
In this demonstration style class led by Chef Trent Shank of the Bear & Star, learn how to maximize flavor with the ultimate brunch classics, upgraded to offer utmost deliciousness! Learn easy techniques and tips to master four classic brunch favorites in a relaxed and fun setting, and leave with the inspiration and knowledge to try some of the easy techniques and modern versions of these dishes!
IN sure brunch fashion, start with champagne, mimosa, or french-pressed coffee, as Chef Trent provides a tutorial of how to create the best coffee for you and your loved ones..you’ll be amazed! (Newsflash…fresh beans are very important!) Then proceed to make the loftiest, fluffiest soufflé style pancakes, followed by no-hassle hollandaise, and finish with the ultimate huevos rancheros. Guests will not only learn chef Trent’s techniques with hands-on volunteers, but he will demonstrate how to handle common hurdles and hiccups! More on Chef Trent to come below! You’ll leave with the knowledge tools, and tips to create an incredible brunch for yourself, or for a party!
Blood Orange Mimosa’s, French Press Coffee, Orange Juice
French-Press Coffee Demonstration
Lemon Poppy- Soufflé Pancakes
with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and maple syrup
Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with spinach, and gruyere
Huevos Rancheros served with crispy potatoes and sofrito vegetables
A native of Texas, Chef Trent spent his summers on his grandparent’s small farm helping with the daily chores and enjoying Grandma Ruby’s southern cooking. After high school He moved to Vermont to attend New England Culinary Institute where his obsession for all aspects of where his food came from began.
He decided to move to California from Vermont for the beautiful weather with a vast growing season and eventually became the Executive Chef of The Bear and Star Restaurant. Ready for a break from the kitchen and an itch to spend more time in the soil, he was given an opportunity to operate the former Bear and Star Farm as The Farm at Fess Parker Home ranch. His goals are to grow, raise, harvest and serve what the farm has to offer. To provide an experience that is unique and memorable while continuing his and his guests’ education through farming and culinary arts to help people reconnect with their food.