Cooking with Class 2012

What:  Cooking with Class, an evening of cooking, eating and giving
When:  Wednesday September 12, 2012
Where:  Salty’s on Alki

The most important thing about  Cooking with Class is the amount of money it raises each year for Providence ElderPlace and Heritage House at the Pike Place Market, two very worthwhile senior assisted living facilities.  Having worked in the Pike Place Market since 1992 (!), I have personally seen what the dignity of living in a facility like Heritage House means to the Market’s low income elderly.  We are very proud at Le Pichet and Cafe Presse to be a part of this great event.

That having been said, Cooking with Class gives back to its supporters as well by offering a fun event.  The basic concept is this: 22 top local chefs give hands-on cooking classes to small groups of 8 guests.  These classes last about 30 minutes, then guests move to the table of the next chef they have chosen for a total of 3 mini cooking  classes.  At each class, guests help prepare and then sample the chosen dish, paired with wines from Washington States top wineries.

If this sounds like a fun way to support a great charity, then you should be at this event.  This year, I will be cooking:

“Penn Cove mussels simmered with fennel, shallots, white wine, saffron and creme fraiche, with garlic rubbed grilled country bread”

And you can’t beat the view of Seattle on a warm September evening; it is worth the trip.

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