Events

2017 Diva’s Dates

Saturday, October 14, 2017,  6:30 to 9 p.m.
Falling in Love with Fall
Oh the joys of cooler weather in Texas!
Here’s a lovely menu from the Beat Divas with fall flavors in mind
and on the tongue. Yum.
The menu:
Autumn Greens with Maple Vinaigrette, Icebox Crackers with Gruyere & Cheddar
Savory Wild Mushroom and Beef Strudel 
Herb & Orange Roasted Carrots & Fennel
Roasted Rosemary Lemon-Scented Potatoes
Caramel Apple Crisp
Orange-Kissed Chocolate-Dipped Cardamom Madeleines
Class is $65.
Info/Reservations: 512.206.1014.
https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/BEATDIVASFallinginwithFallANL10142017
If you sign up during the first week of September, class fee is 10%  discount.

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
From Mom’s Kitchen with Love!
Just in time for Mother’s Day (5/14), we bring you culinary
delights we learned from our mamas.
Join us at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 North Lamar,
for another lovely class (our 13th year!) filled with song, stories
and deliciousness.
Class fee is $60.
Info/Reservations: 512.206.1014.

The Menu:
Herbed Asparagus Flan on Mixed Greens
Crepes Maman: Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Crepes on Glazed Spinach
with Champagne Sauce
Roasted Tomatoes with Panko/Prosciutto/Chive Haystacks
Mom’s Orange-Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles

 

2016 Divas’ Dates  

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
THE BEAT DIVAS HEAD EAST!
We are favoring the flavors of Asia in this cooking class.
Join us at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 North Lamar in Austin.
We demo our recipes, and you get to eat dinner, enjoy two glasses of wine,
and listen while we entertain you with our great tunes. What’s not to like?
The menu:
Lip Smackin’ Potstickers
Sesame Ginger Baked Salmon w/ Herbed Jasmine Rice
Asian Veggie Stir Fry w/ Sesame Seeds
Tasty Toasted Coconut Squares
Autumn  Apple Cream Torte

Well ok, the Apple Cream Torte is more a nod to fall than to Asian cuisine.
But it’s really, really yummy.
Class fee is $60.
If you sign up in the first week of either September or October, there’s a 10% discount.
Info/Reservations: 512.206.1014
https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/THEBEATDIVASAsianInfluenceANL1082016

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Beat Divas welcome the summer with a Divalicious Solstice Celebration! Central Market Cooking School, 4001 North Lamar in Austin. The menu: Peached Gazpacho Field of Greens with Cheesy Herbed Phyllo Pillows My Deara Madeira Stovetop Pork Chops Herbed Asparagus Cous Cous with Pignoli Magical Marscapone Delight with Raspberry Coulis Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Box Cake with Mocha Cream Class includes dinner, two glasses of wine, and entertainment by the divine Beat Divas, singing for our supper. Or for your supper. Class fee is $60, but if you sign up in the first week of the month, there is a 10% discount. Excellent! https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/DIVALICIOUSSOLSTICECELEBRATIONANL6182016 512.206.1014

Saturday, February 27, 2016,  6:30 to 9 p.m. The Beat Divas host another delicious event at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX. A Late Winter Divalicious Repast. The menu: Curried Potato and Apple Soup Dianne’s Mediterranean Chicken w/Olives and Citrus-Butter Sauce, served over Almond-Currant Wild Rice Red Pepper Roasted Asparagus Savory Mixed Mushroom Bread Pudding Chantilly Lace Oatmeal Cookies w/ Dark Chocolate Drizzle Almond-Orange Sponge Cake with Grand Marnier Cream (GF) Info/Reservations: 512.206.1014 https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/DISHINWITHTHEDIVASLateWinterDivaliciousFeastANL2272016 REMEMBER: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR CLASSES IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH (either January or February for our class), it’s 10% off the class fee, which is usually $60. Cool!

2015 Divas’ Dates

Saturday, October 3rd, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dishin’ with the Divas:  A Toast to Fall! Join us for a spirited cooking class – all the dishes have spirits cooked in – as we toast the flavors of fall. Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin Class is $60 and includes dinner, two glasses of wine, our recipes, and of course sweet entertainment by the Divas. DISCOUNTED TICKETS available through 9/7 at 11:59 p.m. See Central Market web site for details: https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/THEBEATDIVASAToasttoFallANL10315 Info: 512.206.1014 The menu: Mixed Fall Greens with Chevre Rounds & Wine Vinaigrette; Red Wine & Rosemary-marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin with   Tipsy Cherries on Wild Rice; Brandied Buttered Glazed Carrots; Grand Marnier Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange Cream; Cardamom White Chocolate Semifreddo with Bourbon Caramel Swirls.

 

Saturday, April 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dishin’ with the Divas: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Spring!

The Divas are dishing up sublime spring recipes at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, in our favorite class setting. You eat, drink and make merry. We cook and sing. What’s not to like? Here’s the menu: • Asparagus Flan with Spring Greens & Citrus Dressing; • Gruyere-Dill Crackers; • Dianne’s Mediterranean Spanika Chicken Rolls with    Sparkling Cava Lemon Jus; • Caramelized Green Beans with Tarragon; • Lemon-scented Rice with Pignoli & Dill; and • Lemon Sponge Roll with Raspberry Lemon Cream. Class is $60. Info: 512.206.1000 https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/BEATDIVASItDontMeanaThingifitAintGotthatSpringANL4182015

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. The Beat Divas in Concert!  Free! Music & Theater Arts Building at McLennan Community College, Waco with Bill Howard, piano; Dick Gimble, bass; John Kutz, drums and Rob Page, sax. http://www.mclennan.edu/ We’ve been rehearsing our favorite jazz tunes and are so looking forward to our concert. McLennan CC is where Beth teaches, so our band is comprised of Beth’s wonderful colleagues. 2014 Divas’ Dates

Celebrating Ten Years of Divalicious! Saturday, June 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Beat Divas celebrate ten years of our unique cooking classes at the Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar in Austin, TX.   We cook! We sing! Class is $60 and includes dinner, two glasses of wine, and entertainment by those delectable Divas. Info/Reservations: 512-206-1014 http://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/BEATDIVASCELEBRATING10YEARSOFDIVALICIOUSANL62

Menu: Texas Bruschetta Camarones al Mojo de Ajo with Roasted Corn Salad (Grilled Shrimp Marinated in Garlic, Ginger & Lime) Dianne’s Chicken Mojo (Orange and Toasted Cumin Sauce) served over Savory Cuban style Black Beans and Rice Chocolate Torte with Blackberry Sauce Uncle Chuy’s Key Lime Pie Bars

 

 
 
 

Dishin’ with the Divas: Divalicious!

Saturday, March 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join the Beat Divas for our first class of 2014, now our 10th year of classes at Central Market Cooking School! We sing, we entertain, we cook! You eat, drink and enjoy. Class is $60, which includes dinner, two glasses of wine, recipes to take home, recipe demo, our entertaining you. Info/Registration: 512-206-1014 Online registration: http://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/503

Menu:

Mushroom & Savory Bisque w/ Caramelized Onions Rosemary & Red Wine Marinated & Grilled Pork Tenderloin, with Red Wine Reduction Sauce “Mile High Beans” (Green Beans Almondine w/Roasted Tomatoes) Scrumptious Potato Gratin Nanaimo Bars (A Canadian Choco-Nut-Butter-Graham Rhapsody) Lemon Glazed Cake with Lemon Curd

 

2013 Divas’ Dates

Dishin’ with the Divas: Tripping into Fall!

Join the Beat Divas for our fall cooking class at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar. Saturday, October 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m. We’re now in our 10th year of cooking classes at Central Market, and loving every minute. We share our original recipes with you and sing our jazz tunes & food songs. You get to eat dinner, drink wine, listen to music and stories of our travels and food experiences. Join us for a wonderful evening. $60.00 class fee Info/Registration: 512-206-1014 http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?page=classes#2124 Menu: Autumn Leaves Salad w/ Citrus-Maple-Cumin Dressing Savory Butternut Squash Tart  w/ Bacon & Caramelized Onions Dianne’s Silken Chicken Marsala,      served on Herbed Buttered Noodles Beth’s Pumpkin Mousse Tart Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Cream  

The Beat Divas present: Spring into Summer! Saturday,  June 1st, 2013,  6:30 to 9 p.m. Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin We’re up to our old tricks: great food, good tunes, wine and laughter. A recipe for a lovely evening. And we’re introducing a brand new song: “Uncle Chuy’s Key Lime Pie,” with the recipe of the same name. We’re excited! $55 class fee includes dinner, two glasses of wine, recipes and entertainment by the Beat Divas. Info/Registration: (512) 206-1014 Online registration: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?page=classes#1994 The menu: Heirloom Tomato, Bacon & Bleu Cheese Salad Chicken Marengo with Herbed Rice Dianne’s Herbed Grilled Asparagus Uncle Chuy’s Key Lime Pie Double Chocolate Tortilla Torte    

The Beat Divas present: TREASURES from the SEA Saturday, March 23, 2013  6:30 to 9 p.m. Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin. $55 includes dinner, two glasses of wine, the Divas’ sassy songs and stories, and of course demo of our recipes. Info & Reservations: (512) 206-1014 http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?page=classes#1895 Our menu: Crab and Corn Bisque Salmon-Dill Mousse on Early Spring Greens Red Snapper Florentine with Wild Rice and          Mushroom-Thyme Cream Sauce Lemon Semifreddo with Mango Coulis Dianne’s Pecan Butter Tarts

 2012 Divas’ Dates

THE BEAT DIVAS present “JAZZED FOR DINNER” Saturday, November 17th, 2012, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Central Market Cooking School in Austin, 4001 N. Lamar. $60 includes dinner, two glasses of wine, jazz tunes from the Divas. We honor our jazz  roots and jazz heroes with a delicious supper we cooked up just for the occasion. Info/Reservations: (512) 206-1014 Online Reservations:  https://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?page=classes#1760 Our menu: Sassy’s Savory Soup (Butternut Squash) Duke Wellington w/Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Dizzy’s Artichoke & Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos Toot’s Apple Tart Billie’s Holiday Chocolate Pie

THE BEAT DIVAS present: FALL FAVES Saturday, October 27, 2012,  6 to 8:30 p.m. Central Market Cooking School in San Antonio, 4821 Broadway. We’re pulling out some of favorite recipes for a yummy celebration. $60 includes dinner, two glasses of wine and swinging tunes from The Beat Divas. Reservations: (210) 368-8617 Online Reservations:  http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketsanantonio/index.php?page=classes#1586  Our menu: Carrot-Ginger Soup with Orange Cream Fall Greens with Candied Espresso Walnuts Seville Salmon a la Dianne Cous Cous Stuffed Peppers with Basil Cream Raspberry Marscapone Delight* Chocolate Mandelbrot (German-style Biscotti) * inspired by Dianne’s trip to Prague and Vienna 

 THE BEAT DIVAS  present  “ENDLESS SUMMER” Saturday,  September 8th,  6:30 to 9 p.m. Central Market Cooking School in Austin, 4001 N. Lamar. $55 includes dinner & two glasses of wine — and Divas’ songs! Info/Reservations: (512) 206-1014 Online Reservations:  http://ww2.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?flag_menu_index=reservation_php#1681

The calendar says fall, but here in Texas we know better…  it’s just more summer. Since we can’t beat it we’re going to join it with our Endless Summer menu. Come join us for our wonderful food & music & wine & stories and a general good-time-by-all! Menu: Endless Summer Shrimp Salad w/Avocado & Tomato Couscous-Stuffed Peppers w/ Basil Cream Seville Salmon a la Dianne Raspberry Marscapone Delight Chocolate Mandelbrot (German-style Biscotti) 

 COMING SUNDAY, JUNE 24th: The Beat Divas are so excited about presenting “Tomato Envy” at the Texas Restaurant Association’s 75th annual  Southwest Foodservice Expo in Dallas, TX at the Dallas Convention Center. Our hour-long demo is at 2 to 3 p.m. We’ll present three tomato-related recipes and sing four or five songs to accompany our dishes. Here’s the web site:  http://www.swfoodexpo.com/attendees/culinary-showcase Here’s our video to promote the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jX02grf4g4&feature=player_embedded#!

THE BEAT DIVAS present “PRELUDE TO SPRING” Saturday, April 28,  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Note earlier start time) Central Market Cooking School in San Antonio! 4821 Broadway, San Antonio, TX  78209 Reservations/Info: 210.368.8617 Online reservations: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketsanantonio/index.php?flag_menu_index=reservation_php#1376 Class is $55 and includes dinner, two glasses of wine, entertainment by The Beat Divas (our original food songs and more) and all the recipes we create and demo for you. We always have a good time!  Class size is limited, so don’t tarry on reservations. Our menu: • Shrimp & Avocado Cream-filled Petite New Potatoes • Early Spring Greens with Candied Espresso Walnuts • Poitrine de Poulet “Printemps” (Chicken Breast Rolls with Asparagus & Hollandaise • Lemon-Scented Couscous with Pignoli • Dreamy Chocolate-blanketed Pecan Pie • Luscious Lemon Cheesecake with Thyme & Citrus Sauce

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FRIDAY,  MAY 4th,  6:30 to 9 p.m. The Beat Divas present: DELECTABLE DIVAS’ DINNER! Central Market Cooking School in Austin, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Info/Reservations: 512.206.1014 Online Reservations: soon to be available Class is $55 and includes two glasses of wine, dinner, and entertainment by The Beat Divas while your courses are being served. Very classy, aways fun. Our menu: • Spring Greens with Maple-Lemon Dressing & Parmesan Croutons  • Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Balsamic Reduction • Checkered Rice Pilaf with Orange-Glazed Haricots Verts  • Mad About Madeleines • Lemon Cake Pudding  2011 Dishin’ with the Divas! – Texas Goes Tuscan When: Saturday, September 17, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Where: Central Market Cooking School 4001 N. Lamar, upstairs The Beat Divas host another wonderful cooking class at Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar. A $50 ticket includes dinner, wine and witty and wonderful original food songs from The Beat Divas to accompany your meal.  Online reservations available NOW! http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.phpflag_menu_index=reservation_php#1237 Info/Reservations: 206-1014 Join the mailing list so you’ll know about our events! Classes fill up quickly once they are posted! The Menu Crostini di Funghi Porcini & Crostini di Peperoni (Porcini Mushroom Paté; Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese; on crostini) Tuscan Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes Diana’s Pollo Alla Diavolo – Roasted Herb & Lemon Scented Chicken Spinach Ricotta Lasagna with Tomato Mushroom Sauce Torte di Mele Con Salsa della Carmella (Apple Cake with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th,  6:30 to 9 p.m. The Beat Divas are taking our TEXAS GOES TUSCAN cooking class to the San Antonio Central Market Cooking School, 4821 Broadway, San Antionio.  (210) 368-8617. PLEASE TELL YOUR SAN ANTIONIO FRIENDS ABOUT OUR CLASS! The menu: • Crostini di Funghi Porcini & Crostini de Peperoni (Porcini Mushroom Paté; Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese, on crostini) • Tuscan Salmon Corn Cakes • Diana’s Pollo alla Diavolo (Roasted Herb & Lemon Scented Chicken) • Spinach Ricotta Lasagna with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce • Torte de Mele con Salsa della Carmella (Apple Cake with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce) Class is $55 and includes dinner, two glasses of wine and The Beat Divas singing our original food songs as your courses are served. Online reservations: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketsanantonio/index.php.?flagmenu_index=reservation_pho#1147

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Note new day/time!) The Beat Divas return to Central Market in Austin for our last cooking class for this year.  We’re trying something new, and moving this class to a Sunday. That fits right in with our “FALL FAMILY FAVES” menu, all warm and cozy for a perfect Sunday evening. Ahhh, cooler weather. (One can hope.) The menu: • Rosemary-Scented Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup • Roast Pork Loin Stuffed with Mulled Dried Apricots and Plums, with an apple reduction sauce, served over herbed-buttered bow ties. • The Four Seasonings Roasted Veggies, Tre Colore (tri-colored) • Decadent Chocolate Torte with Gingersnap Cookie Crust Class is $50 and includes dinner, two glasses of wine, and the ebullient Beat Divas singing, cooking and carrying on. Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX Reservations: (512) 206-1014 http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php? flag_menu_index=reservation_php#1303