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BALLANTYNE | date night it to the use it was intended for,��� Sturino says. Cooking Styles ���Each of us really can cook,��� she continues, ���I like to improvise and use recipes more as guidelines, while Dana is a more literal cook. He needs a lot of detail and direction ��� the cooking class was actually a good fit for both of us.��� Along with three other young couples, McKinley and Sturino were greeted at the Morrison Family Y���s pristine demonstration kitchen by Chef Adie Cervin. She is executive sous chef at Myers Park���s Nolen Kitchen, a top area restaurant. Cervin had a special romantic menu on tap for the evening���s lesson: crabstuffed wild Alaskan salmon fillets with hollandaise sauce, seared sweet potato gnocchi in a butter sage sauce and perhaps the ultimate couple���s dessert, creme brulee. ���There was just a bit of a competitive nature with the couples as we went around the room, ��rst separating eggs for the creme brulee.��� ��� Dana McKinley ���It was a fun, relaxed atmosphere, and they had everything laid out for us,��� McKinley recalls. ���There was just a bit of a competitive 46 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SPRING 20 1 3

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