Tuesday, May 29, 2012

East meets West Creations cooking class

I attended a fun cooking class with my friend Melissa last Sunday. The class took place at vegan Loving Hut Restaurant (Norcross location). Two hours of fun cooking and food tasting for only $5 a person. I have been on a diet so this was an indulgence afternoon for me. It was a lot of delicious food prepared by chefs Tien and Hoang. Here is a list of what they were creating: 

  "Awesome Aulac Sandwich" 
Similar to the well-known Vietnamese/Aulac Sandwich at Loving Hut, with a specially prepared TVP filling as well as carrots, avocados, cilantro and onions.

  "Grilled Mushroom Panini Sandwich"
An Italian-American favorite made with sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, tomatoes, smoked vegan salami and vegan cheese.
  "Summer Skewers"
Time to break out the barbecue
, this dish includes marinated vegan meatballs with bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions.

The summer skewers were amazing! I liked that the veggies were raw and not grilled, it was very fresh and satisfying. When I will make these meatballs at home, I will bake them instead of frying them in tons of oil. The meatballs had tons of flavor even without the sauce. 

This Aulac sandwich was very good. The lemongrass aroma and flavor gave this sandwich a unique touch. 

This grilled panini sandwich was very tasty. I loved the ooey-gooey cheese between grilled slices of bread. 

I could not resist and ordered my favorite chocolate raspberry mousse cake to share with Melissa before we left the cooking class. 

1 comment:

  1. YUM! Looks like you got quite a bit of food for just $5. I had no idea that the Loving Hut held events! And you just reminded me that I haven't been to Chicago's Loving Hut in ages.

    That skewer looks incredible and so does the AuLac sandwich - I LOVE Vietnamese sandwiches - scrumptious!