Cook, Crack, Eat. The Art of Cooking with Seafood.

A Series of Cooking Classes with Chef Paul Drew
of Atlantic City’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant

Ever wonder how to create the most incredible seafood dishes at home in your own kitchen? Well, wonder no more. Chef Paul Drew, of Atlantic City’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant, is offering Cook, Crack & Eat, a series of seasonal seafood cooking classes designed to help you learn the tricks of his trade. Sign up for one or all three. You will be guaranteed an afternoon of learning, laughing and lingering over a demonstration, some wine and a great meal with the chef. Here’s the schedule:

• Crabology. Saturday, April 3, 2010. What’s the difference between crab Claw Meat that sells for $7 a lb. and Jumbo Lump that sells for $30 a lb.? Which grade works best in what dishes? If you love crab and want to learn more about how to buy it and serve it, this is your chance to learn. Chef Drew will take you through a crab tasting and demonstrate how to make a variety of hors d’oeuvres. You’ll drink a little wine, enjoy some food, and learn a lot about your favorite crustacean. This class will surely crack you up!

• Clam Bake for Two. Saturday, May 1, 2010. Learn how to shop, select, and whip up one of our favorite one-pot meals. Then we’ll show you how to combine it all to create a meal that includes whole Maine lobsters, snow crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob. We’ll give you all the tips and some of the tools you’ll need. And you’ll enjoy a glass of wine and a clambake with us in the restaurant before you head home prepared to share your new skills with friends and family. Yum!

• The Freshest Catch, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Salmon. Barramundi. Flounder. Mahi-mahi. It’s all so good. But how do you select it, clean it, grill it, or stuff it with crab? Learn all of this and more from one of America’s most proficient seafood experts. Enjoy lunch, wine, and discuss all the intricacies of a great meal with the chef. This is no fish tale!

Cook, Crack & Eat presents a great opportunity to meet and learn from one of Atlantic City’s top toques. Chef Drew is a British import that landed in America in the 1980s. And ever since he has been cooking his way through some of the area’s top hotel restaurants. His crowd-pleasing style is sure to entertain. And you can be sure each class will be fun as well as educational.

Interested? The cost for one class is $65 and includes the chef demo, wine, lunch, and a swag bag to go. Classes begin at 11:30, and space is limited, so register early. Or, sign up for the series and save at $175.

Phillips Seafood Restaurants is among the largest-grossing family restaurant groups in the country. Its sister company Phillips Foods is the number one producer of crab meat in the world; it sold 11 million pounds in 2006.
Call the restaurant to register at 609.348.2273. Phillips Seafood is located in The Pier Shops at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ