Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Class Tickets Now Available - Time Bandits - June 8th

Time: Saturday June 8, 2013 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX

For my 19th class, I will be presenting a 4-course meal inspired by Terry Gilliam's fantasy/adventure classic, Time Bandits. It is a tale of a young boy who discovers his bedroom is a time-traveling portal when a band of wacky dwarfs crash through his armoire one evening. He joins up with them as they bounce around time and space, meeting up with the likes of Napoleon, Robin Hood, and King Agamemnon of Ancient Greece. The film stars Sean Connery, John Cleese, David Rappaport, Shelley Duvall, Michael Palin, and David Warner.

The Menu:
Ginger Ale Battered Fried Prawns w/Cilantro-Lime Tartar Sauce
RMS Titanic Asparagus Salad w/Champagne-Saffron Vinaigrette
Petto d' Anatra Arrosto con Mostarda di agrumi (Italian Roast Duck w/Citrus-Mustard Preserves)
Polenta Cremosa (Creamy Polenta)
Greek Fruit Salad w/Feta Cheese

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Class: American Graffiti

Classic California Caesar Salad
Open-Faced Meat Loaf Sandwich w/Brown Mushroom Gravy
French Fries
Homemade Ketchup
Bourbon-Root Beer & Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream w/The Great American Apple Pie

So what's been going on? Where've I been? Well.... just over a month ago I woke up with a herniated disc which basically crippled me in my right leg. But such is life. I was bedridden and on painkillers and ice packs for weeks. Got me one of them epidural steroid shots. And poco a poco I began to get better. Especially awesome has been the acupuncture treatments which have really helped get rid of the pain and inflammation. I also caught up on a bunch of films, though I had to spend almost all of South by Southwest in bed (I did manage to get out to see 5 films and highly recommend the Muscle Shoals documentary). So that's where I've been.

I hobbled over to teach class and I think some adrenalin kicked in because I was fully able to stand for the hour's worth of lecture. I was all prepared to have to sit on a stool, but I managed just fine. Great group and everything went without a hitch.

Now here we are at part one of "The 70's Looks Back at the 50's" double bill and I'm going to start out with a little rant about something Lucas has said in relation to this movie.