Parties That Cook! Succulent: A Spicy Evening Of Gourmet Dating For Gay Men

Hello homos! (Sorry, I don't have drink tickets, a bubble butt, or a Tom of Finland getup to get your attention.) Okay, after checking out one of the singles cooking classes at Parties That Cook!, I asked Bibby, the fab organizer behind these events, why not have a gay singles cooking class? (See, I was thinking of all my boys who love to cook!) I suggested showing how to make all kinds of low-carb dishes, and to teach tasty ways to integrate protein powders and muscle supplements, ya know. Ha ha.

Ends up she threw a gay cooking class some time ago and after a few very successful ones everyone eventually knew each other and not enough new guys were signing up for additional classes. Well, after we chatted she decided to host another event, called ~SUCCULENT: A SPICY EVENING OF GOURMET DATING FOR GAY MEN~, and I am here to blow the gay trumpet, so to speak, to get you boys all mingling and cooking together. Just think: even you hot couples out there can come and look for a third, or just make some new friends who like to cook.

Here's the scoop from Bibby:
Tired of the Castro bars and clubs? Parties That Cook introduces a fresh way to meet new friends and turn up the heat in mid-winter with other hot single gay men and couples. Please join us for the debut of Succulent, an upscale culinary event where you can learn gourmet-cooking techniques, eat delicious food, drink your favorite bottle of wine (BYOW) and meet other fun gay men and couples. At this hands-on cooking party, guests are greeted at the door with a nibble and a nametag. After an introductory cooking lesson, featuring tips like the fastest way to dice an onion without a tear, guests are broken into cooking teams. Each team works on a recipe from the evening's tapas menu, while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. The group savors the 'fruits' of their labor with new friends (or maybe a new hottie)! After the event, copies of the recipes, digital photos and e-mail addresses are sent to the group.

Succulent Small Plates:
• Lamb Skewer with Mint-Basil Pesto
• Blue Cheese and Pecan Puff Pastry Spirals
• Smoked Salmon Spirals with Dilled Crème Fraîche
• Wild Mushroom Crostini with Stilton and Thyme
• Crab Pot Stickers with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
• Sweet Potato Galettes with Bacon and Sour Cream
• Key Lime Tartlets with Graham Cracker Crust

Parties That Cook designs fresh seasonal tapas menus for each event. Guests don't need cooking experience to attend. Tickets are $75 per person. The price includes cooking instruction by professional chefs, tapas using the finest, freshest ingredients, copies of the recipes, and the camaraderie of cooking with new friends (or maybe a romance)! Please bring a bottle of wine to share with your group. As an added bonus, you'll receive a 15% discount to the Sur La Table kitchen store!

Parties That Cook!

Succulent: A Spicy Evening Of Gourmet Dating For Gay Men
Wed., January 31, 2007

Sur La Table
77 Maiden Lane
(off Union Square)
San Francisco, CA





$75 per person