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Pasta 101

Learn to make fresh pasta at home. We will make two versions of this common element of many traditional dishes. We’ll use the pastas with a home-made seasonal sauce and a Northern Italian style Lasagna Bolognese. Oh, and we'll probably figure out a quintessential Italian dessert as well.

Sample Menu:

Lasagna bolognese
Fresh fettuccini with seasonal sauce
Arugula salad
Olive oil cake

One Class   |   $91.00
2 seats available

Saturday, September 22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On

bechamel, bolognese, cheese, fettuccini, flavorful, fresh, hand made, hands on, italian, lasagna, olive oil, pasta, sauces, traditional

Private Brunch for
One of the things I love most about kitchens is how a group of strangers enters and a "family" leaves. Kitchens are magical places where the preparation and sharing of food creates a unique environment for sharing conversation, lots of laughter, and occasionally some dancing. This will be filled with some wonderful dishes based on local ingredients and yes....bubbles will be available. Let's enjoy an extended lunch time so we can all relax and share some stories and laughter.

Sample Menus Items:
Skillet Breakfast
Seafood Crepes
Savory Onion Bread Pudding
Diane's Famous Deviled Eggs
Pasta with Mushroom Bolognese
Cured Salmon with Creme Fraiche
For purchase:
wine, beer and hard cider :-)

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One Class   |   $91.00
0 seats available

Sunday, September 23
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


The perfect quiche and other savory pies's not just for dessert anymore
There is nothing like a trip to France to do a bit of a quiche re-boot. I was reminded of how truly
wonderful this quintessential French meal can be. I've also been a fan of pies for years and savory ones are not something many of us think about. So here you go. And by the way, these make for some pretty good second meals too. :-)

Classic Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Chicken Pot Pie
Tomato and Cheese Pie

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One Class   |   $91.00
6 seats available

Wednesday, September 26
11:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hands On


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
8 seats available

Friday, September 28
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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

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
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Beef and Mushroom Stew
Tomato Soup
Chicken Chile

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One Class   |   $55.00
10 seats available

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


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   |   $55.00
7 seats available

Friday, October 5
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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