My Mother's Birthday


  • $70.00  -  Non-Member
  • $65.00  -  Member


Tuesday, April 28
from 6-8pm


My mother, Betty, would have turned 93 in two days. I loved feeding my parents and especially my mother! I wish you could have heard my mother sitting at the dining room table and “umm-ing” the dinner away. There was nothing she didn’t like to eat. Tonight, we will dine on some of her favorite foods. We will start with butternut squash soup with steamed lobster dumplings, escargot Bourgogne, roast swordfish with a warm olive vinaigrette and finish with white chocolate mousse napoleons with fresh berries. Of course, we will have my mother’s favorite beverage, Bubbles! Happy birthday mom, miss you!!

This class meets on the main level in the Education Wing.

Our cooking classes are held in our commercial kitchen. You will be seated at a counter on countertop stools, so please wear comfortable clothing. Layers are best, the temperature fluctuates often.

Born in New York, Joseph Cizynski almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy who shared their passion and knowledge of food with him. Joseph attended Fairfield University where he played baseball and for two summers played in the Cape League, thus beginning his love for Cape Cod. Upon graduation from college, and a ball related injury, Joseph took to the Culinary Institute of America where at the age of 26, became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin located in Old Greenwich, CT. Joseph immediately transformed it into a French Seafood restaurant and received three-3 Star reviews from the New York Times and was the first Connecticut restaurateur to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years. Café du Bec Fin was the venue for numerous wine tasting dinners including the members of the Mondavi, Krug and Dujac families. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop located in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners and various other events. Joseph and his wife, Betsy, bought a home in Chatham ten years ago and are now making plans to live there year-round. He looks forward to sharing his experiences, food and wines with you!

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