The French Bistro Dinner

We have a lot to learn from the way the French live their lives as they savor a delicious meal and a great bottle of wine or two, with friends and family around.  Chef Barbara Sowatsky brings her experience cooking with Jacques Pepin into this hands-on class to make classic French favorites accessible to everyone with dishes you can make over and over to enjoy with family and friends. Learn the secrets of a no fail soufflé, and the technique of a properly cooked piece of fish.

In this class you will make and enjoy:

  • Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflé with lightly dressed Baby Greens
  • Pan-Seared Halibut, butter basted and served atop of Lemon-Saffron Risotto, garnished with Basil, Mint, and Parsley
  • Crème Brulée

The Seasonal PNW Dinner – April

Whether it’s a family dinner or special celebration, your guests will be able to tell that it’s the bounty of the season. In this hands-on class, Chef James Sherrill will teach you the restaurant tricks-of-the-trade to recreate his signature flavor-layered recipes at home. You will make and enjoy a restaurant quality dinner of:

Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Whipped Chèvre, Green Apple and Pistachios

Pan-seared Halibut with Spicy Yogurt, Grilled Asparagus, Black Lentils, Grape, Shallot Vinaigrette

About Chef James

James has lent his creative touch to many restaurants in his native Seattle, as well as in San Francisco. In San Francisco, he worked several positions at Jardinière and then went on to take the sous chef position at the two Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Aqua. In Seattle, he worked with Jason Wilson at Crush. He then served as chef de cuisine at Restaurant Zoë and executive chef at Re:public and Single Shot. In 2014, he was presented a Rising Star Chef award by Seattle Met Magazine. James is now chef owner of Lovely Night Catering.