The first workshop of the season has begun. We are so excited – especially since it is Karen Rosasco. You’ll never meet a nicer teacher and person!
We usually start our workshop season the 3rd week in March, but when Karen taught here last summer, all of the students “demanded” that Karen come for a repeat performance in 2010. Waiting until 2011 for Karen’s next scheduled workshop here was too long! So, since the only week we still had available in 2010 was March 14 – 20, Karen took it.
The workshop started with the first night wine and cheese reception, followed by dinner. This dinner marked the debut of a new dish – a Brazilian Tilapia Stew served over Basmati Rice. Everyone cleaned their plates and some asked for seconds.
The next morning after breakfast (the special was Cranberry Almond Buttermilk Pancakes – yum), everyone jumped right in to work in the studio. by the time I got over there later in the morning, everyone’s table was covered with the first exercises.
Here is Les contemplating the possibilities!
They are using every available surface to spread out the work to dry. Monday, the weather was still a bit rainy, but since Tuesday, they have been able to dry their work outside in the sun.
After a busy day in the workshop, everyone starts moseying over to the main inn for dinner. Usually people gather in the front parlor for a little glass of wine and conversation while waiting for dinner to be served.
Last night the dessert was a Lemon Curd and Raspberry Roulade. Lovely to look at and lovely to eat!
Here is Mark piping the whipped cream coating and below than, he is cutting the roulade into portions.