The Perfect Pairing: Cooking Class Meets Wine Tasting

Parties That Cook® Teams Up with Seattle’s Wine Outlet to Deliver Perfectly Paired Wine Tasting and Hands-On Cooking Classes

Seattle, WA June 23, 2011—Parties That Cook® (http://www.partiesthatcook.com), the nation’s premier culinary events company, announced that it is teaming up with the Wine Outlet in Seattle for quarterly events, beginning with a “Date Night” Couples Wine Tasting and Cooking Class on Friday, June 24th from 6:30 to 9:00pm. The class will include wine tasting featuring select wines from the Wine Outlet’s extensive inventory, as well as an upbeat hands-on cooking class where guests learn to prepare an array of delicious gourmet appetizers.

Richard Kinssies, owner of The Wine Outlet, will lead guests through the origins, flavors and tasting profiles of wines from around the world. Kinssies has been a wine journalist since 1976, and, as the founder and director of the Seattle Wine School, is an experienced wine educator.

After the wine tasting, guests join Parties That Cook’s professionally trained chefs for a lively introductory cooking lesson featuring tips and tricks that apply to the evening’s menu of international appetizers. The chefs will offer hands-on instruction as guests work together on recipes. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle, and the atmosphere will be casual with wine, conversation and upbeat music. “Nothing brings people together better than cooking and wine,” notes Owner Bibby Gignilliat.

June 24 Date Night Menu
Ground Sirloin Sliders with Smoky Cheddar Cheese 
Cucumber Canapés with Togarashi Spiced Shrimp, Cashews and Shiso Vinaigrette 
Savory Plum and Thyme Bruschetta with Shaved Pecorino Romano Cheese* 
Shiitake-Scallion Pot Stickers with Sake Dipping Sauce* 
Warm Lavender Cake with Homemade Lemon Curd* 
*These items can accommodate vegetarians.

The next event in the series, “Sizzle & Swirl” Wine Tasting and Cooking Class, is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th from 6:00 to 8:30pm. This event is perfect for singles, couples and groups of friends looking for an upbeat and educational night out. Tickets for these Seattle cooking classes can be purchased online, or by calling 1-888-907-2665. Cost: $95 per person. Space is limited.

About Parties That Cook 
Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout Seattle, Portland, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder Bibby Gignilliat pioneered the in-home cooking party concept in 1999, and extended the company’s hands-on, interactive culinary events to include a wide array of corporate team building events, cooking parties and cooking classes.


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