Wed. August 10th : Julia Childs French Dishes

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Wed. August 10th – 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00 : Julia Childs French Dishes for an American Kitchen

Like so many of you, Lucia loved the movie “Julie & Julia” and was inspired to offer an evening of some of Julia Child’s classic recipes. Step by step, follow the master’s advice, learning new techniques to help you enjoy your time creating in the kitchen. Come prepared for a delightful evening. The menu: Coquilles St. Jacques a la Provencale (scallops with wine, garlic and herbs), Canapés aux Epinards (spinach and cheese canapés), Carottes a la Forestiere (braised carrots with artichoke hearts and mushrooms), Riz au Beurre (buttered rice), and Le Marquis Chocolat (chocolate sponge cake).

Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen

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Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen, 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00

Fresh herbs are easily available at your local grocery store and you can even buy starter plants there, too.  Lucia has been teaching people about cooking with herbs for over 30 years and has a wonderful herb garden brimming with fresh flavors.  In the class you will learn how to combine herbs into blends, make your own herb vinegars and create herb butters.  Our menu includes: Ratatouille with fresh sage, basil & oregano, Baked Zucchini Boats with Beef, Veal and Italian Herb Blend, Field Greens and Bibb lettuce with Hearts of Palms and Goat Cheese Tarragon Dressing followed by Parsley & Chive Herb Buttered on Fingerling Potatoes and for dessert Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint & Chocolate Cabernet Glaze.

Wed. July 13: Fiesta for Frida Kahlo

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Wed. July 13th, 2016 – Fiesta for Frida Kahlo, 6:30 pm to 10 pm  $65.00  

Learn how to begin a passionate love affair with a beautiful and intriguing woman.  Over 100 years ago, Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (best known as simply Frida Kahlo) was born near Mexico City.  This colorful woman loved to create fabulous meals for her friends and family.  Join Lucia as she teaches you to prepare a delicious meal to celebrate the birthday of this famous Mexican artist.  In her honor, we will prepare red snapper Veracruz, Mexican flag rice, Shrimp ceviche escuinapa, Squash salad, Jamaica water with limes & oranges and tres leches cake.

Wed. June 22 : Paris Bistro Cooking

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Wed. June 22, Paris Bistro Cooking – 6:30 pm to 10 pm  $65.00

In the classic movie Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn says, “Paris is always a good idea.” Since most of us cannot hop on a plane to Paris at a moment’s notice, let Lucia’s kitchen bring Paris to you with her new class based on classic French country cooking – Using an abundance of fresh herbs, wine and organic ingredients, come and savor the flavors of a Parisian Bistro. The menu: Soupe au Pistou (organic vegetables in a vegetable-basil pesto broth), Salade d’endives aux Roquefort (Belgian endive salad with celery, walnuts, and Roquefort), Poulet roti aux herbes and citron (free range roasted chicken with thyme, bay and lemon), carottes a la crème aux herbes (carrots with cream and herbs), Tomatoes farcies (tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, bacon, and herbes de provence), Mousse au chocolat (chocolate mousse)

Wed. May 4th : A Taste of Spain Paella & More

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Wed. May 4th, 6:30 pm to 10 pm, $65.00 :  A Taste of Spain – Paella & More

The color, freshness, and delicious variety of Spanish cooking are captured in this class that begins with the sea’s bounty.  Although simple to cook, the food embodies the diverse history of Spain, with culinary influences from the Moors as well as the “New World”.  Lucia will delight you with: seafood paella, Pelotas en salsa rojo (tiny meatballs in red sherry sauce), tomatoes rellenos a la alicantina (stuffed tomatoes with spinach and pine nuts), ensalada de naranjas Valencianas (Valencia orange and onion salad), and Valencia chocolate mousse.

Wed. Mar 9: Paris Bistro Cooking

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Wednesday, March 9th

630-10 pm

$65.00

In the classic movie Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn says, “Paris is always a good idea.” Since most us cannot hop on a plane to Paris in a moments notice, let Lucia’s kitchen bring Paris to you her new class based on French country cooking. Using an abundance of fresh herbs, wine and organic ingredients, come and savor the flavors of a Parisian Bistro.

Our Menu

  • Soupe au Pistou (organic vegetable in vegetable-basil pesto broth)
  • Salade d’endives aux Roquefort (Belgian endive salad with celery, walnuts, and Roquefort)
  • Pouler Roti aux herbes and citron (free range chicken with thyme, bay and lemon)
  • Carottes a la creme aux herbes (carrots with cream and herbs)
  • Tomatoes farcies (tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, bacon and herbs de provence)
  • Mousse au chocolate (chocolate mousse)

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


You are invited to a different kind of cooking class. Experience the sight and smells of a cozy kitchen with joys of music and conversation as dinner is served around a communal table. Dishes will be prepared as you learn about herbs, spices and the flavors of diverse culinary traditions. Lucia Bettler, owner of Lucia’s Garden, has been teaching cooking in Houston for over 25 years. Passionate about food and history, Lucia shares with you the pleasures of slow cooking and the customs of many cultures and their celebrations of life!

Feb. 24: A Venetian Supper

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Wednesday, Feb. 24th

630-10 pm

$69.00

Venice is a city of mystery and magic, with an exotic history filled with the scent of spices from the east. When Lucia visited Venice, she experienced firsthand the Rialto Fish Market and the spice shops. Seafood is a staple of the Venetian diet. In the class you will learn about the culture and flavors of this beloved city by the sea. You will hear her stories about singing with her St. Anne’s Church choir in the historic Basilica of San Marco her love for this amazing floating city.

Our Menu

  • Heart of palm salad with late harvest Riesling dressing
  • Bruschetta with artichoke & pecorino puree
  • Shrimp in puff pastry
  • Tagliatelle pasta with porcini & crimini mushrooms
  • Branzino (Italian Sea Bass) encrusted with a medley of rosemary, sage and Italian Parsley
  • and for dessert… Tiramisu (of course!)

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


You are invited to a different kind of cooking class. Experience the sight and smells of a cozy kitchen with joys of music and conversation as dinner is served around a communal table. Dishes will be prepared as you learn about herbs, spices and the flavors of diverse culinary traditions. Lucia Bettler, owner of Lucia’s Garden, has been teaching cooking in Houston for over 25 years. Passionate about food and history, Lucia shares with you the pleasures of slow cooking and the customs of many cultures and their celebrations of life!

Feb 9: New Orleans Seafood Feast

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Tuesday, Feb. 9th,
6:30 to 10 pm,
$65.00

It’s Mardi Gras Time again & our thoughts go to the rich and exciting cuisine of New Orleans. It’s time for some soulful jazz and flickering lamp lights as we stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter. The history, the music, the food and the people come together to create a unique blend of life in the Big Easy. Lucia’s father was born in New Orleans and she grew up in the kitchen that knew the spices, seafood, and music of this treasure on the Mississippi. The menu consists of shrimp etouffee over pecan rice, Mama’s famous crab casserole, baked zucchini with baby Swiss and Parmesan cheese, French bread with garlic herb butter and luscious bread pudding and whiskey sauce.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


You are invited to a different kind of cooking class. Experience the sight and smells of a cozy kitchen with joys of music and conversation as dinner is served around a communal table. Dishes will be prepared as you learn about herbs, spices and the flavors of diverse culinary traditions. Lucia Bettler, owner of Lucia’s Garden, has been teaching cooking in Houston for over 25 years. Passionate about food and history, Lucia shares with you the pleasures of slow cooking and the customs of many cultures and their celebrations of life!

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Looking for a place to test, try, & buy Essential Oils? Lucia’s Garden is your place!

Stop in for your Essential Oil needs today.


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Oct 28: Day of the Dead Cooking Class

Wed. Oct. 28th,
6:30 to 10 pm,
$65.00

Explore the food of this colorful “All Souls” feast with Lucia Bettler.

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of Dias de los Muertos first hand. An altar will be built, flowers gathered and photos of loved ones placed. Many stories will be shared.

The feast you will be taught to cook includes: quesadillas with sautéed poblanos, brie and fruit; cinnamon roasted chicken with poblano vinaigrette; los camotes (sweet potatoes) with cinnamon and cloves; seasonal green salad with calendula marigolds; pan de los muertos (bread); Mexican flan; and hibiscus and orange tea with pineapple sage.

Join her for this wonderful evening of remembrance.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


 

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