One thing I will say about the owners of Austin’s Gateway Guesthouse: they definitely know how to cook. I attended a Florentine dinner there back in September and it was very impressive. Which is why I would trust them to show me a thing or two about making a holiday dinner.
The owners are Blaise Bahara and Bess Giannakakis. In the first part of the “Fearless Feast” series, on November 27, Giannakakis will teach a hands-on class showing how to make a turkey with a Tex-Mex rub, cornbread and sausage dressing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie with a homemade crust, and more.
On December 23 and 24, she will do a standing rib beef roast with horseradish cream gravy, side dishes, a salad of arugula and roasted beets, homemade bread buns, bourbon pecan tart with whipped cream, and more. The classes take place at Gateway Guesthouse; the cost of each class is $195, which includes instruction and two finished meals to take home. Additional meals may be made and purchased for $20 each.