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Schools out for the summer, but not here

If you're a foodie at the Shore this summer, this sounds like so much fun: The Viking Cooking School at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City is offering a star-studded summer lineup of cooking classes where you can learn tips and tricks and new recipes using the high performance Viking ranges.

Schools out for the summer, but not here

If you’re a foodie at the Shore this summer, this sounds like so much fun: The Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City is offering a star-studded summer lineup of cooking classes where you can learn tips and tricks and new recipes using the high performance Viking ranges.

“Atlantic City is quickly becoming a true culinary destination, with Harrah’s Resort helping to lead the charge,” said Chef Jack Whelan, executive chef at Harrah’s. “Viking Cooking School is really a playground for cooks, and epicureans will be delighted with our new summer classes and celebrity chef guest instructors.

Starting things off on June 29 will be the larger-than-life Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco, of the resort’s Sammy D’s Restaurant and Bar with a spicy demonstration called “Cocktails and Cravings: Keepin’ It Hot” that will feature how-to’s for some of his most popular appetizers, including cheesesteak dumplings and tasty pork eggrolls.

As AC prepares for its annual Food & Wine Festival July 26 through 29, the cooking school, which is unique to Harrah’s, is scheduled to host two Food Network Star contestants, Chris Nirschel and Malcolm Mitchell. On June 17, Mitchell will host a VIP cocktail and viewing party to see how he fared on the show, while Nirschel will be on hand June 22 to host “Cocktails and Cravings: Italian 101”.

Seven new classes will be offered throughout the summer, including those titled “Girls Night Out – Bahamas Mamas,” “Titanic Dinner Party,” and “Date Night: Playing with Fire.”

Prices for classes and demonstrations range from $39 to $149 per person. More information about the Viking Cooking School can be found at www.HarrahsResort.com or by calling 1-800-441-5000.

About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Reach The Downashore at arosenberg@phillynews.com.

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