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.

Wed. June 22 : Paris Bistro Cooking


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)

Feb. 24: A Venetian Supper


Wednesday, Feb. 24th

630-10 pm


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!