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Chef Surja Tjahaja offers cooking classes for adults at the West Linn Adult Community Center. This is a great way to sharpen your culinary skills, meet other food enthusiasts, and share a terrific collective gourmet meal. This fall, our focus is on popular savory Asian dishes that keep us warm as the days grow shorter and cooler.

West Linn Classes — Winter 2018

Cost (per class): Prices for West Linn Classes are $40 for city residents; $45 for non-residents. Note particular amount of materials fee payable to Chef Surja at class. All classes include a gourmet lunch.

Registration: Call West Linn Parks and Recreation at (503) 557-4700 or go online to westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec

Note that there is an additional service charge for online registration, but not for phone registration.

Class Location: West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road,
West Linn, Oregon 97068.


Date: Sunday, Feb 25  Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM    Course No. 1010.201

Cioppino Copyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_zoryanchik'>zoryanchik / 123RF Stock Photo</a>Celebrate the bounty of our crab season this winter with a San Francisco-inspired seafood stew. Learn where to buy and select good quality, best price seafood; how to prepare the seafood for cooking; and all the techniques for making this five-star dish at your home. Lunch is accompanied with garlic bread and salad. 

Materials fee: $20

Braised Lamb

Date: Sunday, March 18  Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM    Course No. 1011.201

Braised Lamb Shank Copyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_yatomo'>yatomo / 123RF Stock Photo</a> A great feast dish to celebrate Easter and the freshness of spring. Guaranteed to win praise from your lucky guests, this gourmet meal synergistically combines port, red wine, fruit and herbs using a sauce reduction technique. Also, learn about mushroom hunting in Oregon as we use wild mushrooms for making a side dish of potato scaloppini.

Materials fee: $30

Osso Bucco — Rustic Milano Style

Date: Sunday, April 15  Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM    Course No. 1012.201

Osso Bucco Osso bucco  Copyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_zoryanchik'>zoryanchik / 123RF Stock Photo</a>Here is a fool-proof, easy-to-make, incredibly delicious dish that can serve many people at a party. Learn where to shop for and how to prepare the veal bones as well as all the cooking techniques for this awesome dish. Served with saffron rice, which we will learn to make as an accompaniment.

Materials fee: $45

Register early. Due to ordering time for specialty items, class registration closes 10 days prior to scheduled class.