Grilling and Rosé

Get your grills fired up and your wine glasses chilled! Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike is bringing a gorgeous menu to this class and it’s gonna be fun time! Learn the ins-and-out of great summer grilling, that you’ll use over and over again. In this hands-on class, we will learn the different heats and zones needed to maximize flavor using a variety of grilling techniques. Grilling fish, cheese and lettuce to steaks and dessert to perfection; it’s a three course menu that’s paired with different Rosés, that will become the highlight of your summer entertaining!

Join us and you’ll grill up:

  • Grilled Halibut with Red Onion Escabeche
  • Grilled New York Steak with Parsley, Oregano and Chile Chimichurri Sauce
  • Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn, Lemon and Summer Herb Dressing
  • Grilled Peaches with Honey Mascarpone, Marcona Almonds and Black Pepper

You’ll be greeted with a Glass of Rosé and some Grilled Halloumi with Capers, Garlic, Roasted Tomatoes and Herb Oil.

Neapolitan Pizza and Wine Pairing

Authentic flavors from Naples Italy are possible at home using these approaches taught by Chef and Sommelier Bonnie Rae. 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 recipes 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 two Italian wines that pair well with your freshly hand-made pizzas of:

  • White Sauce with Prosciutto, Lemon, Arugula and Olive Oil
  • Basil, Garlic Infused Tomato Sauce with Braised Fennel, Italian Sausage, Guanciale and Provolone
  • Heavy Cream with Mixed Wild Mushrooms, Fontina and Taleggio Cheese
  • Basil, Garlic Infused Tomato Sauce with Pepperoni, Coppa, Mama Lil’s, Basil and Parmesan

Wines

  • Cantele Chardonnay Salento
  • Poliziano Rosso Di Montepulciano

Wine Paired 3 Course Gnocchi 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 party paired with 3 International Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining!

Join us and and make :

Chicory Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Oranges, and Marcona Almonds

Potato Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce and Crispy Sage Leaves

Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

All paired with 3 international Wines picked by 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 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.

Wine Paired 3 Course Gnocchi 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 winter  menu for a small gathering or a party paired with 3 International Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining!

Join us and and make :

Chicory Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Oranges, and Marcona Almonds

Potato Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce and Crispy Sage Leaves

Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

All paired with 3 International Wines picked by 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 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 Pairing

Authentic flavors from Naples Italy are possible at home using these approaches taught by Chef and Sommelier Bonnie Rae. 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 recipes 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 two Italian wines that pair well with your freshly hand-made pizzas of:

White Sauce with Prosciutto, Lemon, Arugula and Olive Oil

Basil, Garlic Infused Tomato Sauce with Braised Fennel, Italian Sausage, Guanciale and Provolone

Heavy Cream with Mixed Wild Mushrooms, Fontina and Taleggio Cheese

Basil, Garlic Infused Tomato Sauce with Pepperoni, Coppa, Mama Lil’s, Basil and Parmesan

Wines:

Cantele Chardonnay Salento
Poliziano Rosso Di Montepulciano

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta

Learning how to make homemade pasta at home can seem daunting. However, in this hands-on class with Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike, she will show you how to take flour and egg yolks and transform it to forkfuls of tender fresh pasta in the matter of minutes. With Chef Bonnie’s expert guidance, you will learn to shape each pasta, fill your Raviolis perfectly and how to create two delicious sauces. Menu:

Butternut Squash, Sage and Walnut Ravioli with Parmesan

Tagliatelle with Italian Sausage and Fennel Ragu

Your pasta will be served with Salad and Italian Wine selected by Chef and Sommelier Bonnie!