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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
10 seats available

Saturday, August 18
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


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

Pasta 101
HANDS ON - CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 6

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
1 seats available

Saturday, August 18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On

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

Cooking and Eating Local for Destin
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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When space opens, we'll send you an e-mail.
One Class   |   $150.00
0 seats available

Sunday, August 19
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   |   $55.00
7 seats available

Monday, August 20
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Private Sustainable Sushi and Sake
With Hajime Sato of Mashiko
I am so pleased to be able to host Hajime in the Market Kitchen. His talent is remarkable and his commitment to sustainability is evident in all of the choices he has made in his restaurant "Mashiko" in West Seattle

Both of us have been committed to creating great meals using fish and seafood that are both tasty and sustainable. Don’t choose, you can have it all. Join us to learn the secrets behind perfect sushi rice and great rolls. We will also sample several types of sake. Bring your appetite and sense of humor; you will leave with a full stomach, the tools to create your own rolls at home, and a box of sushi.

Price includes all ingredients, take home equipment and Sake sampling

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When space opens, we'll send you an e-mail.
One Class   |   $125.00
0 seats available

Thursday, August 23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On

Tags
asian, fresh, hajime sato, hands on, local, mashiko, sake, seafood, sushi, sustainable, west seattle

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   |   $55.00
10 seats available

Friday, August 24
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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