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Flavors of the Pacific Northwest-featuring L'Ecole No.41 Winery (Walla Walla Valley, WA)

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38 Seats available
Price $95.00
Instructor: Chef Andrew Kneessy
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

It’s no mystery why savvy food and wine lovers have been streaming into the Pacific Northwest for decades.

To its east are phenomenally fertile volcanic-enriched valleys which are a utopia for wine grapes and to the west are oceans brimming with rich seafood, making this region a veritable cornucopia. Mix in the fact that Modern Pacific Northwest cuisine has been highly influenced by the late James Beard, an Oregon native, chef and cookbook author who championed simple cooking techniques that highlight fresh flavors.  The result is the Pacific Northwest Region’s food ideology of utilizing local and sustainable sourced ingredients to create beautifully simple dishes that impress. In fact, most locals are at a loss as to how to identify their cuisine simply because their cuisine IS so simple. 

Join us for this food and wine event as tonight’s instructor, Chef Andrew Kneessy, shows us his ‘take’ on the food & wines from the Pacific Northwest.  He is an accomplished Executive Chef and has used his extensive wine and food knowledge to host many dinners where he created perfectly harmonized food and wine pairings.  

We are lucky to have L’Ecole No. 41 Winery’s national wine rep Matt Rice to talk us through some of their amazing wines we will be pairing with dinner. L’Ecole is an award-winning 3rdgeneration family-owned, artisan winery focusing on ultra-premium, distinctive wines that reflect the unmistakable typicity of Washington State and the unique terroir of Walla Walla Valley vineyards.  

It will be a night of wine education and beautiful foods prepared by a chef whose resume includes the Occidental Restaurant (Washington, DC), the Canadian Embassy, Blair House and the White House, where he cooked for George Bush and Bill Clinton, among many other amazing accomplishments in his career, so you know you’re in good hands this evening. 

The wines will be specially chosen by Chef to complement dishes such as Spring Pea Tartlet with Lemon Cream, Goat Cheesebrûlée with Grapefruit, Spring Greens & Pistachio Vinaigrette, Crab Stuffed Salmon with Melon Carpaccio & Basil Oil, Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with Olive Oil Tapenade Stuffed Yukon Potato and for dessert a sweet "take" on Coffee & Donuts that we promise you'll remember.  Chef will show you how to create these dishes and why he chose the paired wines.

Come hungry for both exceptional chef-prepared dishes and surprising wines.

Demonstration Class | Dinner & Wine Pairings
Sat 4/25/20   6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie... why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

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If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!