Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Last seats for Valentine's classes!

The countdown is on: Valentine's Day is just a week away! Are you still searching for something special for your special someone? This year ditch the last minute dinner and a movie routine and plan something UNIQUE, FUN, and DELICIOUS!

We have something to fit the bill for every couple, from hands-on cooking sessions to Chef's Table tastings, classes for choco-holics, and food and wine pairing events!

Click on the links for more details and menus. Many of the sessions have already SOLD OUT, so be sure to reserve your seats soon.

In this tasting workshop Executive Chef Brad Spates will prepare delicious dessert dishes like RASPBERRY AND DARK CHOCOLATE MACARONS while you get a course on wine tasting and pairing from award-winning sommelier Mary Watson. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy as the chef walks you through the preparation of each of his dishes, and our sommelier takes you on a palette-pleasing pairing journey. They'll also answer your questions on cooking, food, wine, and more.

In this interactive cooking session you will help our pro chef prepare three gourmet dishes including a decadent INDIVIDUAL DARK CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDINGS. While you prepare your dishes our chef will share tips and tricks for creating easy date night dishes at home. And it wouldn't be a date night without the wine! While you cook and eat you'll sip on fantastic paired vinos and get an in-depth wine pairing lesson from our award-winning sommelier, including tips for pairing tricky dishes like salads and chocolate.

Friday, Feb. 11

Il Pioppo Italian Wine Tasting Event
5-6:30, $39

Searching for a fantastic bottle of wine to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie? Join Bridget Thibodeau Sasso for a special tasting of session of phenomenal Italian wines! During the class Bridget will lead you through a unique, engaging tasting of gems from the Italian country side. She works exclusively with small, family owned vineyards with limited production. We'll have some light fare and sweets on hands, and all of the bottles you taste will be available for whole sale prices after the event!

Unique wines + delectable chocolate - one truly memorable Valentine's date night! Join us for a delicious tasting session of exquisite wines and decadent chocolate. For the class Bridget has chosen six outstanding wines from her selection. Each wine will be expertly paired with a premium chocolate - making for one decadent and delicious date for you and your sweetie this Valentine's Day!

Saturday, Feb. 12

Champagne Lunch for Lovers
11am-1pm, $79

Celebrate Valentine's Day with champagne! Join our pro chef for a hands-on class devoted to cooking with champagne. You and your date will make three exiquisite dishes from scratch, then relax and enjoy your creations with a glass of paired bubbly.
50% of proceeds go to the Washington Humane Society!

Join Executive Chef Brad Spates for gourmet brunch with your sweetie! During this special session you'll relax, drink sparkling wine while our chef prepares delicious dishes in a fun cooking demonstration.

No need to shell out money at trendy bakeries for a special V-Day treats - instead learn to make these decadent dessert bites at home! During this session you'll create a delicious menu of gourmet Valentine's themed cupcakes from scratch.

Sunday, Feb. 13

Only 14 seats available
Chef's Table Tasting Event: Valentine's Brunch Edition
11am-1pm, $70

Couldn't get a seat for our V-Day Chef's Table? Try our A.M. version! In this tasting class you'll join Executive Chef Brad Spates for a gourmet brunch Chef's Table; sit back, relax, and sip on a champagne cocktail as chef creates a delicious brunch for you and your sweetie. He'll demonstrate each of his dishes, tell you how you can recreate your own versions at home, plus answer your questions on cooking, food, wine and more. Enjoy your dishes with a flight of exquisite wines, and a gourmet espresso shot to kick start the rest of your romantic Sunday.

In this class Brad will create several different delicious chocolate tapas: cakes, pastries, cookies, and fruit bites with several decadent dipping sauces. Our sommelier, Mary Watson will guide you through a fun, interactive wine tasting and food pairing for a unique Valentine's experience!

If you have questions about any of these sessions please e-mail us or give us a call at (703) 433.1909.

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