Wed. August 10th : Julia Childs French Dishes


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


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.

Feb 9: New Orleans Seafood Feast


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

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!