Featured Cooking Classes for Thrill of the Grill

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Learn to grill with skill in our cooking school during our 16th annual Thrill of the Grill, April 11-24. Join our cooking school staff and featured instructors Shubhra Ramineni (pictured) and James King, who share tips and tricks for success in the kitchen. Or get a grip on grilling wild game with a representative from Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Entice With Spice: Indian Grilling With Shubhra Ramineni
Dallas Lovers, San Antonio, Austin North Lamar, Houston
Learn simple techniques that result in authentic Indian flavors from the grill. Ramineni (pictured), a local author and Indian food expert, shows you how to re-create easy-to-make versions of popular Indian dishes:

  • Pepper shrimp on a stick with mint chutney
  • Restaurant-style tandoori chicken
  • Fire-roasted eggplant
  • Fragrant basmati rice with cumin and peas
  • Raita (tomatoes, onions and cucumber spiced yogurt)
  • Kulfi (classic Indian ice cream with crushed pistachios)

Wines of Rioja With Foods From the Grill   
Austin North Lamar, Houston, Dallas Lovers, Fort Worth, San Antonio
Expert James King teaches you about what makes the Rioja region unique in terms of soil, climate, and grapes, all of which contribute to the diversity in style and flavors. Then on to a discussion of the basics of age classification (and why that is important to you when selecting wines) and a tasting that includes food pairings with an emphasis on delicious, small plates from the grill:

  • Fresh goat cheese with Muga Rosado
  • Manchego with Bodegas Bilbainas Viña Pomal Crianza
  • Southern-spiced grilled fish with Cuñe Viña Real Crianza
  • Grilled Spanish-style chorizo with Riscal Reserva
  • Barbecued beef brisket with Muga Unfiltered Reserva
  • Grilled venison with Marques De Caceres Gran Reserva  

Grilling Wild Game
Dallas Lovers, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Plano, Southlake
Join the cooking school staff for an evening of grill the game our great state has to offer. A representative from Texas Parks and Wildlife is on hand to discuss game management, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors. Discover the importance of prep work and then gather ‘round the grill to prepare:

  • Wild boar chops with chipotle BBQ sauce
  • Texas quail in a bright marinade            
  • Bacon-wrapped venison backstrap
  • Fire-roasted new potato salad
  • Dutch oven apple pie with ice cream