thanksI, The Boquete Gourmet, will again host Chef, Lauretta Bonfiglio of the Bistro Restaurant to cook in my kitchen in Boquete, Panama.

The first class I hosted in my kitchen was presented as a fundraiser for the Bid 4 Boquete Charity Auction event.  The class was a sell-out and a huge success, raising $569.00 for this year’s auction.  If you’d like to read more about that first  class, go to “Lauretta’s a Star”, on this site.  You’ll also see a lovely portrait of Lauretta and a couple of photos of the event.  Click the Bid 4 Boquete link for more information about this year’s auction.

This second class to be held in my kitchen features a full, “Non-traditional” Thanksgiving Dinner, prepared “Lauretta style”.  Students attending Lauretta’s first class experienced what “Lauretta style” is all about.  Cooking creatively with Lauretta, laughing with friends and enjoying really fine food and wine, make for an evening long to be remembered.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 5:00pm at the Kent’s kitchen in El Santuario, just above the castle.

Lauretta’s menu includes her very special glazed Thanksgiving turkey with dried fruit stuffing and giblet gravy.    The dinner will include a twist on the traditional favorites; a real green bean casserole (no canned beans, soup or fried onions, please) and twice baked potatoes.  The dessert will be pumpkin rum mousse made with real heavy cream, the perfect ending to this “gourmet” Thanksgiving dinner.

The fee for this Thanksgiving Dinner cooking class is $35.00, including the hands-on class, the complete Thanksgiving dinner, printed recipes and a glass of wine.

Lauretta’s first class sold out quickly, so please contact Lauretta or me as soon as possible to reserve your seat.  You may make advanced reservations my commenting on this blog, or you may call me (507) 6614-9514, Lauretta at (507) 6678-6017 or email me at