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Cooking Classes

We have totally revamped all our cooking classes for 2017.. Our focus is to make recipes more accessible to the home cook..As always we use supermarket ingredients, but we want recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and require no long cooking stocks or fancy restaurant ingredients.. We also want you to become familiar with a few new ingredients and techniques so that you expand your cooking horizons..

New Menu

If you are a frequent diner at Leslie's you know we change our menu often. In almost 30 years we have changed our menu hundreds of times. It begs the question why do some restaurants almost never change their menus, while others change their menu seasonally or even more often? Do the recipes the chefs used to create dishes, no longer good enough? Does the chef get bored making the same thing over and over? Maybe the cost of the ingredients have made it prohibitive to sell at a profit. In my experience, generally all of those questions can be answered in the affirmative.

Trip Advisor..Yelp ..etc

I have been thinking about this topic for a long..long time. I don't want to come off as whinny, but do feel that the topic of restaurant reviews is really in need of some balance, which is not possible on Yelp or Trip Advisor. All restaurants are subject to reviews on a number of internet sites. Anyone can submit a grip or glowing review. I can handle a bad review if it is legitimate. we have had a few. One common thread or complaint is the service. Being in a rural location makes it difficult to access how busy you will be.