Epic Dinner Cooking Experience
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Epic Dinner Cooking Experience

Chef Tony Marciante and Mali Phonpadith walk you through step by step how to cook a gourmet dinner!!
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Created by Tony Marciante
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Cook a fantastic four course meal at home for anyone to enjoy, taught by a 27 year veteran Chef.
  • Understand planning a balanced meal including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
  • Create a classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing and change the recipe based on favorite ingredients.
  • Prepare properly cooked Sea Scallops by sauteeing.
  • Bake and serve to the table a classic creme brulee recipe.
  • Learn the basics of wine service and how it will enhance ANY dining experience.
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  • You will need to purchase the food for our menu using our shopping lists, have several pots and basic cooking utensils. A stove is required and oven for dessert course. Several mixing bowls, tongs and a whisk are required as well.

In this course you are taught by 27 year restaurant veteran Chef Tony Marciante and his assistant Mali Phonpadith.

We prepare and show you in detail a four course gourmet dinner including

  • Sauteed Mussles with Applewood Bacon, White Beans and wine sauce
  • Mesclun Greens salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fresh Strawberries & Goat Cheese
  • Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops, Grilled Asparagus and Herb Rice
  • Classic French Creme Brulee

We include detailed menu descriptions, video instruction and shopping lists to make this super easy to replicate.

We originally designed this to market for Valentines Day, but for sure, you can learn in this course for ANY romantic dinner at home.  Designed for two people to LOVE a gourmet meal.

The course will take you about an hour to view, and details everything in a step by step method.

There are bonus lessons on wine service, relationship advice and a 17 Secrets to cooking great seafood at home written by Chef Tony Marciante.

You should take this course to become more confident in the kitchen and learn 4 outstanding Chef proven recipes that you can make at home for your family or loved ones.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a passion for good food, a basic kitchen setup and ability to follow our videos and written instruction.
  • If you don't enjoy good food and creating simple but flavorful dishes, don't take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Section 1: Introduction to the Course & Shopping Lists
4 Lectures 02:05

We're excited to help you learn how to cook an EPIC Dinner for your special someone!

We've put a lot of love into creating this online course for you and we're honored to have you here!

Enjoy the course and if you have any questions feel free to shoot as a note at support@xpansionlabs.com

We want to ensure that you feel we've taken care of you here!

Your friends,

Chef Tony, Mali and Bryan

Preview 00:55

Let's talk about what you're going to prepare, and how to make this as easy as possible!

Chef Tony & Mali take you on an epic cooking experience.

Preview 00:20

Shopping Lists and Recipes

Shopping Lists
Recipe Preparations
5 Lectures 05:13
Appetizer PREP: Mesclun Salad w/ Goat Cheese & Apples

Appetizer PREP: Mussels

Entree PREP: Entree Seared Scallops

Dessert PREP: Creme Brulee

Watch this quick tutorial on how to make a super simple but flavor packed sauce.

A great accompaniment to Poached Asparagus (another lesson) or fish.


Preview 02:48
Cook Appetizers
3 Lectures 18:37

Appetizer CourseSauteed PEI Mussels,

with Applewood Bacon, WhiteWine, Butter, Tomato

Hot Sautee Pan, Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 pcs of Applewood bacon, diced, render in hot oil about a minute

Add 12-14 Mussels

Pinch Salt/pepper mix

2 T White Beans

1 Roma tomato, rough chopped

Pinch chopped Parsley

Sauté two minutes until Mussels start to open.

½ cup good white wine

Chunk of whole, cold butter

Reduce about one minute.

Serve piled high in bowl, toasted bread on the side…

Preview 07:16

Prepare your Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mesclun Salad w/ Goat Cheese, Fresh Strawberries & White Balsamic VinaigretteAn amazing Cool Salad for the Second Course!

Just get all your ingredients together, keep them cold (dressing can be cold or room temp...

After you enjoy that amazing Starter of Sauteed Mussels, this will literally take 2 minutes to complete...

Total Prep Time is only 10 minutes and can be done early in the day.

"Tossing together" time is literally 2 minutes,

Prepare Mesclun Salad w/ White Balsamic, Fresh Apple & Goat Cheese
Cook Your Main Dish (Scallops, Herb Rice, Asparagus)
3 Lectures 08:37
Prepare Seared Scallops for Entree

Prepare Asparagus as a side dish.

Prepare Herb Rice as side dish
Present Dessert of Creme Brulee
2 Lectures 05:23

Here's where we put the finishing touches on this beautiful classic dessert!

Taking the chilled Creme Brulee and sprinkle the Sugar in the Raw on top of the baked custard evenly.

Using the torch, toast the sugar evenly to a golden brown. Garnish with fruit and serve immediately.

Present the Creme Brulee course for dessert

Your EPIC dinner is now served!

Join Chef Tony in the next lesson as we talk over Wine 101 & Table Settings, and Co-Host Mali goes from cooking to relationship talk with Bryan & Carmen.

On to the table for final presentation
Wine Pairing with Dinner
1 Lecture 04:30

We go over the basics of what wine to serve with dinner, how to open a bottle and what type of glassware to have.

Wine Basics 101
Proper Table Setting for your Epic Dinner
1 Lecture 02:04
How to set the table
Bonus Lessons
4 Lectures 15:19

After Dinner Roundtable Discussion with Bryan & Carmen

Bryan & Carmen have been married since 2001 and they have four children. Like many contemporary couples, their schedules are filled with day-to-day activities that could easily consume all of their time. Yet, they’re always looking for ways to pause and remember that their relationship is the foundation of all else in their lives. If they lose sight of their relationship, everything else suffers.

In this honest roundtable discussion, Chef Tony, Mali, Bryan & Carmen discuss how cooking and sharing a meal can work to deepen your relationship with people you love. In the end they help answer the question, “What is the one most critical detail to an EPIC Valentine dinner (and night).” We think you’re going to love this…

Relationship Coaching Video

17 Tips for Cooking Seafood at Home

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About the Instructor
Tony Marciante
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Chef/Restaurant Owner, Technology Specialist

Tony Marciante (a.k.a. Chef Tony) is an award-winning Chef, Restaurateur and business owner in Maryland who, through his love of technology and entrepreneurship, has always carried extreme passion for marketing and creative grassroots efforts on brand building and business promotion. Tony’s 25 years of hands-on restaurant experience has allowed him to become the owner of 4 different high quality restaurants, Executive Chef of a unit of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant for 8 years, and and an entrepreneur since the age of 7 when he realized the massive power of buying at wholesale and selling at retail...(even if it was just candy at the time)

Tony’s passion for marketing and technology has opened up new business opportunities... working with clients on how to leverage social & new media, benefit from the exploding world of information on the internet and propel their businesses to new heights from a global audience. Tony believes that every business, from a one-person company to the largest corporation can benefit from leveraging the tools available today to build a bulletproof brand, connect on new levels with your “tribe” and create long-tail sales and marketing results that will pay off for years to come.

Tony brings to the table a wealth of widespread tech knowledge, back-to-basics marketing and branding, and a sense of humor to show people that being transparent and sharing your unique selling perspective WILL take you and your business to unheard of levels. This guy does it at street level, no fluff, no BS, and every lesson is delivered from experience. Conversations will ensue, and Tony is there to answer ALL your questions.