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Private Event for Slalom
Fresh foods produced, harvested and locally sourced by Diane and her extended market family are the foundation for your private dinner party. While preparing your authentic Northwest Meal you’ll learn more about the families and local food community who produced the ingredients you’ll find in the Market Kitchen. Menus will be based on seasonal ingredients and typically include: appetizer, fish/seafood, red meat (chicken – lamb), salad, cheese and dessert. Sit back and relax this is a unique opportunity for you and your chosen guests to join Diane in her kitchen where cooking and companionship combine to create a memorable event.

(8 person minimum)

Private
Only invited guests may register.
One Class   |   $135.00
0 seats available

Tuesday, March 28
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Tags
6 courses, dinner, flavorful, fresh, local, local, party, private event, seasonal, simple

Basics of Italian Home Cooking
HANDS ON - CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO SIX

Join Diane for three evenings filled with exploration into the beauty and simplicity of Italian home cooking. We will be making everything from Bruschetta (brew-sket-ta; not brew-shet-ta) to Zabaglione. Come and share your enthusiasm and stories for and about your favorite Italian meals. Look for special guests to appear in the kitchen during some of our classes.

Class 1 - Pasta and Sauces

Learn to make fresh pasta at home. We will make several versions of this quintessential element of so many traditional dishes. We’ll use the pasta with several different sauces we will create to prepare Fettuccine with Truffle Cream Sauce and Lasagna Bolognese. This class will also include several types of bruschetta and a salad.

Class 2 - Gifts of the Sea

Many of the special dishes of Italy are the direct result of the wonderful ingredients that are harvested from local waters. We’ll combine local fish and seafood with classic techniques and ingredients to create several traditional favorites; Calamari; Cozze ala Marina (pasta with Mussels and Tomatoes); and White Fish alla Calabrese (fish with black olives and capers). We will end with classic Zabaglione.

Class 3 - Dinner in Milan

Field Trip to DeLaurenti's

We'll begin this class at my favorite Italian Specialty Store in Seattle. Our hosts will share some of the secrets of olive oils and balsamic vinegars along with an introduction to several other unique items they carry.

Osso Buco and Risotto alla Milanese will highlight this wonderful and comforting meal. We will end our meal with the Pere Ripiene (pears stuffed with Gorgonzola) and several types of cheeses.

Classes are three hours in length

Add to Cart
3 Class Series   |   $250.00
6 seats available

Class 1: Pasta and Sauces
Wednesday, March 29
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class 2: Gifts of the Sea
Wednesday, April 5
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class 3: Dinner in Milan
Wednesday, April 12
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Hands On

Tags
capers, flavorful, italian, lasagna, olive oil, olives, pasta, seafood, simple, traditional

Simply Satisfying Soups and Stews
When the weather gets cold and rainy.....
When the leaves begin to fall, the rain hits the windows and the trees move and sway in response to the winds....those are the signals that fall is here. I love getting into the kitchen when it's time to "hunker down" to stay warm and dry. We have so many wonderful local ingredients to make hearty soups, beans, lentils, vegetables. So, pull out your soup pot, call and few friends and get out the candles just in case the power goes down.

Sample Soups:
Potato Chowder
Sausage and Lentil Soup
Minestrone
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Beef and Mushroom Stew
Tomato Soup
Chicken Chile


Add to Cart
One Class   |   $49.50
10 seats available

Thursday, March 30
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Tags

Mexican 101

HANDS ON - CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 6

Join Diane for an evening filled with exploration into the beauty and simplicity of Mexican cuisine. Starting with fresh ingredients sourced from the most reliable purveyors in the Pike Place Market and surrounding area, these wonderful dishes will be simple and loaded with flavor. As a special note, all the food is gluten-free!

Please note: Traditional Mexican food utilizes meat, poulty and lard.

Sample Menu:
Red Enchiladas
Green Rice
Refried Beans
Flan

One Class   |   $82.50
4 seats available

Thursday, March 30
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On
Gluten Free

Tags
beans, flavorful, gluten free, mexican, protein, rice, sauces, simple, simple, traditional

Cooking and Eating Local
A Celebration of Artisan Food
One of the treasures of Seattle and the Northwest, Pike Place Market is a trove of merchandise and vendors, many of whom have long and illustrious histories at the Market. Both visitors to and longtime residents of Seattle can experience the Market in new and wonderful ways with culinary instructor Diane LaVonne as she introduces you its vibrant producer operated stalls. Shopping the market with your private chef, you will immediately recognize Diane’s approach to food and friends, connecting to each other and the larger community. While the foods of the Market are the focal point of the tour, what makes the tour really special is the vendors who share their expertise and enthusiasm generously with Diane and her guests. As a natural storyteller, Diane can provide you with the context of these amazing people and their products. Based on more than three decades of relationships, these folks are not only collaborators in creating an innovative and committed “food community,” they serve as important resources and on-going inspiration for Diane’s Market Kitchen.
After discovering the market, enter the bright and spacious Diane’s Market Kitchen, take a seat at the counter and feel yourself relax. Prepare to be delighted as Diane demonstrates how to prepare an authentic Northwest meal with the wonderful locally produced ingredients chosen by and for you.
When you leave, you will have a satisfied palate, a set of recipes and wonderful memories, a true taste of the best Seattle has to offer, the people of Pike Place Market, and a meal created with the gifts from the waters, farms and orchards which surround this gem of the Northwest.

Individual or Group Reservations Available

Add to Cart
One Class   |   $135.00
7 seats available

Sunday, April 2
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Tags
flavorful, local, local, lunch, market, pike place, pike place market, seasonal, tour

Cooking and Eating Local for Scott and Guests
A Celebration of Artisan Food
One of the treasures of Seattle and the Northwest, Pike Place Market is a trove of merchandise and vendors, many of whom have long and illustrious histories at the Market. Both visitors to and longtime residents of Seattle can experience the Market in new and wonderful ways with culinary instructor Diane LaVonne as she introduces you its vibrant producer operated stalls. Shopping the market with your private chef, you will immediately recognize Diane’s approach to food and friends, connecting to each other and the larger community. While the foods of the Market are the focal point of the tour, what makes the tour really special is the vendors who share their expertise and enthusiasm generously with Diane and her guests. As a natural storyteller, Diane can provide you with the context of these amazing people and their products. Based on more than three decades of relationships, these folks are not only collaborators in creating an innovative and committed “food community,” they serve as important resources and on-going inspiration for Diane’s Market Kitchen.
After discovering the market, enter the bright and spacious Diane’s Market Kitchen, take a seat at the counter and feel yourself relax. Prepare to be delighted as Diane demonstrates how to prepare an authentic Northwest meal with the wonderful locally produced ingredients chosen by and for you.
When you leave, you will have a satisfied palate, a set of recipes and wonderful memories, a true taste of the best Seattle has to offer, the people of Pike Place Market, and a meal created with the gifts from the waters, farms and orchards which surround this gem of the Northwest.

Individual or Group Reservations Available

Private
Only invited guests may register.
One Class   |   $135.00
0 seats available

Sunday, April 2
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Tags
flavorful, local, local, lunch, market, pike place, pike place market, seasonal, tour

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