Dishin with the Divas – Review

By Rita DeBellis
Out & About, The Good Life
June 2006

“I know few pleasures greater (none I’ll confess to in these pages anyway) than preparing a meal with friends, wine glass in hand and good music carrying it all along. The Beat Divas are hip to this notion and the musical trio is back to make sure you are too. The Divas return to present an evening of wine, women, song and food in a Central Market Cooking School class called Dishin’ with the Divas: Eye-Popping Summer Suppers.

“During the funny, entertaining and informative class, each Diva teaches two of the six dishes on the menu and, while the food is being served, they sing songs about food. The Divas, with an accompanist, will debut two new original songs at this class. One is called “Sweet Treat,” which is every woman’s fantasy about her lover also being her pastry chef (oh yeah!), and the nostalgic “In My Mother’s House.”

“Here’s what the Divas plan to cook up:

  • Texas bruschetta
  • Chillin’ cantaloupe and honeydew soup
  • Tri-colored “veggie” pate with herbed mayonnaise
  • Grilled and peppered pork tenderloin with smoky sour cream sauce
  • Peach and white chocolate cake
  • Chocolate strawberry shortcake

“Dish with the Divas Saturday, June 10, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar. The cost for the class is $50. For reservations call 512.458.3068.”