Escoffier’s chef instructors kindle flames of passion on stovetops and in their students' hearts with expert lessons detailing techniques, new recipes, and healthy at-home alternatives for amateur cooks. Groups of 16 students gather in professionally equipped kitchens to acquire new skills they can use at home or in department-store displays under the tutelage of academy staff or guest chefs from local restaurants. Common topics cover regional staples such as Texas barbecue or illuminate artisanal cheese making and other gourmet subjects. Seasonally themed holiday courses, such as gingerbread-house making or gluten-free desserts, share festive alternatives to peppermint forts and tinsel-chip cookies.
Some of the hyper-interactive classes at IQuest Global Enrichment Center cover subjects kids might encounter in school—math, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese—but others challenge them to use their critical thinking skills in totally different ways. Some sessions teach kids to create YouTube-appropriate digital films, while others focus on engineering simple machines from Legos, rather than from a little brother and an extra-large hamster wheel. Groups are kept small and, whenever possible, surrounded by innovative technological tools in a space where goldfish float near the ceiling and a map of the world sprawls across the floor.
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Since 1975, Jeffery's has ushered guests into its inviting bistro environment to sample dishes off a menu of small plates, soups, salads, and classic comforts served with gourmet twists. Chef Deegan McClung, former chef of Uchi, stocks Jeffrey's kitchen with many locally produced ingredients to make up menus of savory seasonal dishes and fleeting nightly specials. Start with the steak tartare featuring filet mignon paired with shallots, dijon mustard, pine nuts, quail egg, and more ($15) or another small plate such as ravioli with cabrito ($14). Pan-seared gulf redfishand and marinated romano beans luxuriates with red-bliss-potato, spicy shoots, and smoked tomato vinaigrette ($32), and the roasted poussin sits surrounded by an entourage of castelvetrano olives, garlic confit, and preserved lemon ($33). Diners can finish off the feast with either a lemon-meringue tart with crème anglaise and walnut toffee ($11) or the chef's cheese selections ($7–$19), or both, if their date turns out to be a hologram.
e-Careers helps students flesh out their resumés and advance their careers with continuing education, available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company hosts study programs that detail children’s education, web design, and most foreign languages, excluding the language of robot love. To simulate the traditional classroom experience as much as possible, each course comes to life with animated content, video and audio training, and virtual laboratories. Likewise, communicative features such as discussion boards allow participants to collaborate and converse, eliminating the need to send tweets when the teacher’s back is turned.
From the elegant and elephant-arted confines of their new Southaven restaurant, Bangkok Alley’s Thara and Dottie Burana keep the fresh fish swimming into their lunch and dinner dishes, where they morph into schools of sushi and Thai concoctions both creative and traditional. Starters such as the shrimp hompa—which envelops its shrimp with golden-fried panko and sweet-and-sour sauce ($6)—irrigate parched mouth-deserts to create an inviting climate for the seafood keow han, a mélange of shrimp, scallops, and the fish of the day served in green curry with basil sauce ($20). Otherwise, silence the howls of were-stomachs with heartier fare such as a grilled strip steak and panang sauce served with grilled asparagus and squash ($20), or a panang curry underscored with a coconut base and garnished with chopped Kaffir lime leaf (up to $14 with choice of protein).