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Lunch and Learn - Seasonal Pasta
Join Chef/Instructor Diane LaVonne for two hours of cooking and conversation inspired by the fresh seasonal ingredients found at the local farmers markets. From farmer to table you will learn about the local food community which produces the wonderful ingredients used to compose your Fresh Seasonal meal. This class includes how make your own fresh pasta as well as matching the appropriate pasta to your dish.

Price includes lunch and recipes.

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One Class   |   $75.00
10 seats available

Friday, April 26
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vegetarian

Tags
flavorful, fresh, hand made, italian, local, pasta, sauce, seasonal, vegetarian

Mostly Mushrooms
Let's hear it for the fungi
I didn't grow up a fan. These were never on my table at home. Occasionally, there were some rather nasty canned mushrooms on a pizza but that was about it. However, after moving to the Pacific Northwest, I was introduced to locally cultivated and foraged mushrooms by Kurt of Grandview Mushrooms. He used to sell at Pike Place Market and became a friend and mushroom mentor. Now, I LOVE them!!! and eat almost a pound every week. If you want to be a healthy vegan or vegetarian, or for that matter a healthy omnivore, I'm convinced that these should be a part of your regular diet. We'll also include a salad and perhaps a dessert too.

I'm including recipes that for both cultivated and foraged mushrooms. See if you won't become a fan too!

Onion and Mushroom Filling (can be used for almost anything from a tart, to omelet, to phyllo)
Mushroom bolognese - Mushroom pasta
Mushroom Duxelle (an essential in my frozen pantry) -for Mushroom Risotto


One Class   |   $105.00
4 seats available

Friday, April 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On
Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free

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Lunch and Learn - Fantastic Fish
Join Chef/Instructor Diane LaVonne for two hours of cooking and conversation inspired by the fresh seasonal ingredients found at the local farmers your taste of the Pike Place Market is centered on this quintessential gift from the waters of the Pacific Northwest. From farmer to table you will learn about the local food community which produces the wonderful ingredients used to compose your meal.

Please note: salmon is not the only fish I have to choose from, if something else looks better I will use that instead.

Price includes lunch and recipes.

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One Class   |   $75.00
8 seats available

Saturday, April 27
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Tags
local, lunch, pike place, salmon, seafood, seattle, sustainable

Seafood Secrets
HANDS ON - CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 6

How to re-create some of your favorite restaurant seafood dishes. Love wonderful sweet bites of the ocean? Learn to make the market kitchen's signature salmon dish followed by an exquisite fruit tart. Join me as I share signature dishes from several of Seattle's favorite restaurants.

Sample Menu:

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter
Salmon w/Pistachio Tarragon Cream Sauce
Taste of Washington Salad
Rustic Fruit Tart

One Class   |   $115.00
2 seats available

Saturday, April 27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On

Tags
fish, flavorful, hands on, local, ocean, pike place, seafood, seasonal, seattle, simple, sustainable

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, poultry and lard.

Sample Menu:
Red Enchiladas
Green Rice
Spicy Beans
Flan

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One Class   |   $115.00
6 seats available

Sunday, April 28
11:00 AM - 2:00 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

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One Class   |   $150.00
10 seats available

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


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

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