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Chris Nieko Plays Cupid in the Bonaventure's Kitchen

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Do your Valentine's Day dinner plans involve that same omelet you've been cooking for your sweetie since the first morning-after? Scratch it and join James Beard-awarded chef Chris Nieko as he leads a three-course V-Day cooking class this Saturday at Westin Bonaventure's L.A. Prime. For just $40, Nieko's second annual "Cooking on the Edge" class will reveal the secrets behind his scallop Benedict with wild rocket, crispy Serrano ham, toasted brioche, and extra virgin olive oil béarnaise, followed by an entrée and dessert, which will all be served to students, along with Nieko's company and wine pairings. Putting the scrambled eggs aside to whip out your white chocolate ganache could lift a love life or help you start one. If not, there's no consolation like a sugar rush. Reservation details and Nieko's menu are below.

Chris Nieko's "Cooking on the Edge" Class
Saturday February 6th, 2010
1:00 PM
$40
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
RSVP: susan.soledad@westin.com

First Course

Scallop Benedict and wild rocket, with crispy serrano ham, toasted brioche, and extra virgin olive oil béarnaise

Second Course
Pan-seared halibut with baby brussel sprouts and porcini mushroom nage.

Dessert
Vanilla bean and white chocolate ganache cake with rose & champagne sorbet

Selected wines will be paired with each course.

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