Learn from a Pro

   Introducing the Chef Series at the Mattatuck Museum! Our first guest Chef will be our own exclusive caterer, Bob Bourassa, from Bourassa Catering & Events on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6:00-9:00pm. Bob will teach culinary versatility with a special dinner featuring: Caesar Salad Three Ways, Filets of Beef in a Pasilla Chili Sauce and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Learn valuable cooking techniques and tips from this well known, local chef then enjoy the meal in the elegant museum setting.

   With over 30 years of culinary experience, Bob Bourassa is one of the area’s finest chefs. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Bob has honed his craft running the food service operations in some of the world’s finest hotels. In the kitchen, Bob brings a superior level of creativity and flavor. If it doesn’t match his high expectations for taste and quality, he doesn’t serve it. It’s that simple.

   Nothing equals the learning experience of a real cooking class. Participants will interact with the chef and ask questions to better understand the concepts and techniques. Participants will have a clear view of all the cooking action and learn how to transform fresh ingredients into a beautiful, delicious menu. The classes will be taught in the museum’s kitchen.  The lesson ends as participants enjoy the meal they just learned to prepare.

   The fee per session of the Chef Series at the Mattatuck Museum is $90 for museum members and $100 for non-members. The price includes the class, enjoyed over a glass of wine, and an elegantly set table to savor the meal they learned to create. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Space is limited; please register in advance at www.MattatuckMuseum.org or by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at www.mattatuckmuseum.org or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites (www.arttrail.org). Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.