Portland, OR April 26, 2012 - Parties That Cook®, the mobile culinary events company specializing in corporate team building activities and cooking parties, announced a new partnership with Portland’s Bull Run Distilling Company.
Parties That Cook pairs cooking with cocktails at new Portland mixology class.
Portland, OR April 26, 2012 - Parties That Cook®, the mobile culinary events company specializing in corporate team building activities and cooking parties, announced a new partnership with Portland’s Bull Run Distilling Company. The two companies team up for their first public event, Cooking with Cocktails, on May 18th. In addition to a lively culinary demonstration and hands-on cooking session with guidance from professional chefs, guests learn the mixology behind the 5 hand-crafted cocktails paired with the evening’s menu of gourmet international small plates.
According to Parties That Cook Founder and CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, “Mixology is so hot right now. We’re thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Bull Run and incorporate delicious, seasonal cocktails into our classic cooking class format.” The mixology session will be given by Bull Run Distilling Co.’s co-founder, Patrick Bernards. A passionate cook himself, Patrick is a corporate convert to the world of small-batch, craft sprits distilling. His new life has him working with some of the best bartenders on the west coast and he’s eager to share the lessons he’s learned.
At Cooking with Cocktails, guests are greeted with an appetizer, a nametag, and a sample of one of the cocktails they will later learn to make. Parties That Cook Northwest Manager and Chef, Carolyn Davis, will introduce the recipes and present culinary tips and tricks to build anticipation for the cooking. Bull Run Distilling Company will then take the reins for a cocktail demonstration, explaining the basics of mixology and walking guests through the creation of 5 unique cocktails s they will also get to sample.
Guests will work in small groups to prepare recipes like Ahi Tuna Tartare in Toasted Won Ton Cups and Mexican Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and rotate through a hands-on mixology station, all while listening to upbeat music. Once the cooking portion is over, the group savors their culinary creations together. Guests receive commemorative digital photos and copies of the recipes so they can recreate the dishes and cocktails at home.
Singles, couples and groups of friends can find tickets to this exciting and educational premiere of Cooking with Cocktails on May 18, 2012 online or by calling 1-888-907-2665. Cost: $95 per person. Space is limited and cooking experience is not required.
About Parties That Cook
Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose and Wine Country, Chicago, Seattle and Portland, OR. Founder & CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, pioneered the mobile 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. For more information on Parties That Cook, please visit http://www.PartiesThatCook.com or call 1-888-907-2665.
About Bull Run Distilling Company
Bull Run Distilling Company (BRD) was founded by acclaimed Portland distiller, Lee Medoff, and business partner, Patrick Bernards, in the spring of 2010. BRD is committed to producing only the finest quality products, and employs traditional double distillation to perfect its Rum and Whiskey. Located along Portland's popular NW 23rd Ave shopping and dining district, their vintage tasting room and retail shop is open to the public several days a week. For exact days and times go to www.BullRunDistillery.com.