Photo Friday: Cooking Class with Myles Anton

Chef Myles Anton of Trattoria Stella

Lisa Flaska Erickson was lucky enough to attend a cooking class by Trattoria Stella chef Myles Anton at The Box last month. It was titled simply “The Pig” and Myles showed the class how to break down half a pig and how to cut, prepare and EAT the many cuts! (we have a full cooking class calendar if you’re interested)

Speaking of Myles, it was announced this week that he is a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef in the Great Lakes for the fourth time in five years!

If you’re out and taking photos of eating, drinking and enjoying the Traverse City area this weekend, you can enter enter this month’s #eatdrinkTC Photo Contest by just adding the “#eatdrinkTC” hashtag to your photo on Twitter or Instagram, sharing it to our Facebook or adding it to our Flickr group.

The prize this month is two 3-course dinners at The Cooks’ House!

Cooking with amical’s Dave Denison

dave-denison-cooking-class-amicalOn Saturday March 1st from 1-4 pm, Amical’s Dave Denison will host a cooking class for 12 students at The Box. The cost for the class is $100 and you can contact The Box via email or calling 231 218-4855 for more information and to make reservations.

Dave explains that his class will be a demonstration format where he will provide tips and techniques for folks to take away and use at home and plenty of great dishes to taste. “Amical is celebrating 20 years in July, and the class will focus on preparation of current Amical favorites along with some dishes from our archives.”

Matt Sutherland, owner of The Box says “We had a fantastic season, and all of our classes sold out or came very close. I’ve known Dave for nearly twenty five years and can’t say enough about his cooking skills and professionalism. Cooking is a process, a specific series of steps, and Dave’s class will help any cook get organized and then cook a stress-free meal. He’s also about the nicest guy in the world.”

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Traverse City Fall & Winter Culinary Classes

Don’t just eat the best that Traverse City has to offer, learn to cook with the best!

Everyone can cook. We are born to eat and born to prepare the food we eat. To be a good cook all you need is to immerse yourself in a few great dishes and learn new techniques.

Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee at the Box

Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee at the Box

Traverse City is blessed with a rich bounty of fresh ingredients, and it’s no surprise that so many great chefs have chosen to make their home here. Many of these folks have a passion for food that is matched by their passion to share techniques with you. We’ve gathered a full lineup in our calendar of Culinary Classes and will add to them as new classes are announced! Here are some highlights: Read more