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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
0 seats available

Sunday, September 22
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


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

Light and Lovely Lunch
lets take advantage of the seasonal produce
As the weather gets warm and sunshine fills the city I'm drawn to lighter meals. I'll plan each lunch based on the ingredients I can find in the market that week. It might be a wonderful soup, a main dish salad, or a combination of the two. I'll include many dishes that can be transported outside to share with friends for a picnic or just a "let's drink some pink wine and relax" kind of meal.
Think of this as a "blackboard on the sidewalk" kind of offering. I'm not sure what we'll make but whatever it is it will be made with whatever is at the height of the season.

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One Class   |   $75.00
10 seats available

Monday, September 23
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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Celebrating the Americas
Some might call it Columbus Day
As a historian and anthropologist I love sharing wonderful meals that are based on native ingredients and techniques. this menu is based on ingredients that come from the new world as well as those that were brought by the various groups that came to the Caribbean. I was fortunate to go to several of the islands and central america last year. This was the menu I taught in my classes aboard Holland America's Zuiderdam, and a few extras.

Seviche
Avocado Soup
Arroz con Pollo
Mexican Brownies

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One Class   |   $115.00
0 seats available

Friday, September 27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gluten Free

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Light and Lovely Lunch
lets take advantage of the seasonal produce
As the weather gets warm and sunshine fills the city I'm drawn to lighter meals. I'll plan each lunch based on the ingredients I can find in the market that week. It might be a wonderful soup, a main dish salad, or a combination of the two. I'll include many dishes that can be transported outside to share with friends for a picnic or just a "let's drink some pink wine and relax" kind of meal.
Think of this as a "blackboard on the sidewalk" kind of offering. I'm not sure what we'll make but whatever it is it will be made with whatever is at the height of the season.

Join the Waitlist
When space opens, we'll send you an e-mail.
One Class   |   $75.00
0 seats available

Tuesday, October 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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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, October 4
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vegetarian

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

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

Friday, October 4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On
Gluten Free

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

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