carving vegetables for dish presentation. By noon, food
is plated, ready to linger over with Thai wine and beer.
Smells, tastes and the steps that brought the masterpieces
to fruition are cemented into memory banks.
Die-hard cooks will want to roll from a morning class
right into one of the school’s afternoon programs. Held
from 3 to 5 p.m., specialty classes include a Healthy Juice
Workshop, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Thai Coffee and
Tea Master Classes and, of course, a three-dish cooking
class. Kids age 5 to 12 can even get in on the action with
afternoon instruction tailored especially to them.
Closing out the day is Thai Kitchen Live, a dining
experience from 7 to 9 p.m. Students lend a hand preparing traditional salads, Thai curry and steamed delicacies
from the wok. Toasting follows, with wines from Southern
Thailand and Mae Rim beer and spirits. After all, there’s
plenty to celebrate — attendees have just learned some
cherished secret recipes. fourseasons.com/thailand,