The Wine Paired Seasonal 3 Course Dinner

Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike brings us an unforgettable 3-course dinner menu in this hands on class utilizing seasonal ingredients with a creative twist.  A perfect start for a small gathering or a holiday party paired with 3 awesome Washington Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining! Join us and and make :

Kale, Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pine Nuts, Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Watermill Viognier

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Cornish Hen, Stuffed with Wild Rice, Pine Nuts, Dried Currants and Fresh Herbs;

Syncline Subduction Red  

Caramelized Apples with Labneh Cheese and Crunchy Almond and Sunflower Seed Topping

Terra Blanca AT Riesling Late Harvest

Wine Paired Seasonal 3 Course Dinner

Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike brings us an unforgettable 3-course dinner menu in this hands on class utilizing seasonal ingredients with a creative twist.  A perfect start for a fall menu for a small gathering or a holiday party paired with 3 awesome Washington Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining! Join us and and make :

Roasted Cornish Hens with Wild Rice, Pine Nuts, Dried Currants and Fresh Herbs;

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette; and

Caramelized Apples with Labneh Cheese and Crunchy Seed Topping

3 Washington Wines Pairings Selected by Sommelier and Chef Bonnie!

Meet Chef Bonnie:

Chef Bonnie McPike is the owner of Bonnie Rae Catering and has over a decade of experience as a private chef, caterer and event manager. Her passion for cooking has led her to work in kitchens all over the world from Manhattan’s Michelin-starred wd~50 to McLaren Vale, Australia and now Seattle. Her work in Seattle is focused on helping CEOs, professional athletes and busy families reach their health and wellness goals through healthy eating and hands-on coaching. She also has a passion for wine and is a certified sommelier through the Sommelier Society of America.

Neapolitan Pizza and Wine Pairings

Authentic flavors from Naples Italy are possible at home using these approaches taught by Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike. In this hands-on class, Chef Bonnie will take you step-by-step through the process of dough making for maximum flavor development, learning the surprising impact that proper hand “stretching” has on the final product.

Classic Neapolitan flavors depend on the perfect sauce, which Chef Bonnie will share her recipe along with topping selections and combinations.  However, learning the process of baking the pizza to get the proper crust in your home oven along with techniques of grilled pizza base will demystify pizza making at home with these amazingly flavorful and beautifully blistered pizzas.

Oh, of course Chef Bonnie will put on her Sommelier hat and share a selection of Italian wines that pair with your freshly hand-made pizzas of:

White Sauce Pizza with Prosciutto, Lemon, Arugula and Olive Oil

Braised Fennel, Fennel Italian Sausage, Guanciale and Provolone

Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Rosemary Pizza

Apple, Brown Sugar and Mascarpone (dessert pizza)

Wines:

Cantele Chardonnay Salento
Poliziano Rosso Di Montepulciano
Chiarli Enrico Cialdini Lambrusco

A Wine Paired Seasonal 3 Course Dinner

Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike brings us an unforgettable 3-course dinner menu in this hands on class utilizing seasonal ingredients with a creative twist.  A perfect start for a fall menu for a small gathering or a holiday party paired with three awesome Washington Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining! Join us and and make:

Roasted Cornish Hens with Wild Rice, Pine Nuts, Dried Currants and Fresh Herbs;

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette; and

Caramelized Apples with Labneh Cheese and Crunchy Seed Topping

PLUS – 3 Washington Wines Pairings Selected by Sommelier and Chef Bonnie!

Meet Chef Bonnie:

Chef Bonnie McPike is the owner of Bonnie Rae Catering and has over a decade of experience as a private chef, caterer and event manager. Her passion for cooking has led her to work in kitchens all over the world from Manhattan’s Michelin-starred wd~50 to McLaren Vale, Australia and now Seattle. Her work in Seattle is focused on helping CEOs, professional athletes and busy families reach their health and wellness goals through healthy eating and hands-on coaching. She also has a passion for wine and is a certified sommelier through the Sommelier Society of America.

Celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in the world. It’s a celebration of food and beer, where roughly six million people descend on Munich to celebrate from the third weekend in September till the first Sunday in October. Come celebrate the season with us and learn about making traditional German food that is simple enough to make anytime of the year. Join Chef Bonnie McPike as she guides you through these classic German recipes, while you learn valuable cooking tips and techniques from the pro. In this hands-on class you will make and enjoy:

Soft Pretzels with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

Crispy Pork Schnitzel with a Quick Cucumber Pickle

German Spaetzle with Brown Butter Sauce

Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

You’ll enjoy your traditional Oktoberfest with a Bavarian Beer or two, or a crisp German Wine!
Wines:
Dr. Heyden Pinot Noir
Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Sekt Brut
Beer:
Stoup Brewing Bavarian Style Hefeweizen

Neapolitan Pizza and Wine Pairings

Authentic flavors from Naples Italy are possible at home using these approaches taught by Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike. In this hands-on class, Chef Bonnie will take you step-by-step through the process of dough making for maximum flavor development, learning the surprising impact that proper hand “stretching” has on the final product.

Classic Neapolitan flavors depend on the perfect sauce, which Chef Bonnie will share her recipe along with topping selections and combinations.  However, learning the process of baking the pizza to get the proper crust in your home oven along with techniques of grilled pizza base will demystify pizza making at home with these amazingly flavorful and beautifully blistered pizzas.

Oh, of course Chef Bonnie will put on her Sommelier hat and share a selection of Italian wines that pair with your freshly hand-made pizzas of:

White Sauce Pizza with Prosciutto, Lemon, Arugula and Olive Oil

Braised Fennel, Fennel Italian Sausage, Guanciale and Provolone

Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Rosemary Pizza

Apple, Brown Sugar and Mascarpone (dessert pizza)

Wines:

Cantele Chardonnay Salento
Poliziano Rosso Di Montepulciano
Chiarli Enrico Cialdini Lambrusco