thanksgivingclassExecutive Chef, Lauretta Bonfiglio, from The Bistro Boquete Restaurant, will present a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class on Thursday, November 12, 2009, beginning at 5:00pm.  The class will be hands-on, so you will be able to cook along with Lauretta!

You can read about Lauretta on my blog, “Lauretta’s a Star!”. Her style of cooking was developed in Colorado, where she was chef and cooking instructor for many years. Her paired wine dinners are very popular at The Bistro and tickets to those events sell out quickly.

LaurettadavidThe menu for next week’s class includes the Thanksgiving turkey, Lauretta-style, with dried fruit stuffing and giblet gravy. She’ll show how she makes her signature twice-baked potatoes, real green bean casserole and pumpkin rum mousse.  She’ll also include a few surprises.

The fee of $35 includes the hands-on class, full Thanksgiving dinner, recipes and a glass of wine or eggnog.  Please bring your favorite knife, as your knife skills will be sharpened, as well.

The class will be held in my kitchen, just above the castle in El Santuario, Boquete.  Lauretta and David are the perfect team to make each class so much fun, Lauretta cooks and David pours!

Please email me for reservations at or my cellphone number is 6614-9514. You may pick up your tickets at The Bistro, but go quickly, there are only 4 tickets left!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at this “Very Non-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class”.  TBG