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Food Lovers Weekend ~ Cook the Books

What’s your favorite new cookbook? Have you stumbled across a book lately that was transformative in the way you approach cooking?

Here at the Tom Douglas Restaurants, we love cookbooks. We read them, write them, buy them, and diligently cook from them. The last time we put on a Cook the Books intensive, we asked our chefs and guest chefs to choose a deeply influential cookbook that helped set them on their culinary path. For this edition of Food Lovers Weekend- Cook the Books, we are asking our chefs to choose a NEW cookbook that rocked their world. We’re planning to choose all of our favorite new books, and then cook like crazy for you!

Each day is packed with delicious, informative culinary fun: back to back demos, substantial tastes of everything plus exciting beverage pairings and loads of super cool stuff to make and take.  A rough outline of your three-day weekend in Seattle looks like this: (Note that times are approximate)

Friday night reception, 5 to 9pm:

·       Cocktails, Appetizers, and Welcome

·       Demos and Hands-on

·       Dinner

Saturday,9am to 5pm:

·       Breakfast is served at 9am

·       All day: demos, tastes, beverage pairings, hands-on work, cook-a-longs, and make-and-take

·        Seattle is yours to explore in the evening!

Sunday, 9am to 5pm:

·       Breakfast is served at 9 am

·       All day: demos, tastes, beverage pairings, hands-on work,cook-a-longs, and make-and-take

·       Farewell Toast at 5pm

Seattleis yours to explore Saturday night to discover the rich history and culture the city has to offer. Need help deciding what to explore? All participants will also receive a “Chef’s Field Guide to Seattle” from Tom Douglas, highlighting under-the-radar and classic Northwest food, wine, and cultural experiences from the man who knows them best.

Our Food Lovers Weekends will be held at James Beard Award Winner Tom Douglas’ cooking school, Hot Stove Society. Sessions include cooking demonstrations by our talented Tom Douglas Restaurants Chef Team and special guests plus wine tastings and hands-on cooking technique classes.

Hot Stove Society is located inside downtown’s stylish Hotel Ändra on 4th and Virgina. In addition to
being in the center of our restaurant campus, it is also a great starting point for walks to the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and several beautiful downtown neighborhoods. Your visit to Seattle will truly be enhanced by Hotel Ändra’s swanky urban accommodations. Within the “Food Lovers Weekend” registration confirmation, you will find a link for discounted room rates that we’re offering all participants.

No matter the season, if you are a food lover and want to savor the culinary mecca of the Pacific Northwest in a surprising, enlightening and delightful way, we have the perfect weekend for you!

Each Food Lovers Weekend costs $995 per person and includes all food, wine and fees for the scheduled events of that weekend. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included. Discounted  rates with hotel partner, Hotel Ändra, are available for those who are interested.

Note: if you have a question about the Food Lovers Weekend Series, please contact [email protected]

Event Menu

Your three day culinary weekend  will include a Friday night reception (5pm to 9pm), with demos and cooking classes on Saturday (9am to 5pm) and Sunday (9am to 5pm.) 

Sessions include cooking demonstrations by our talented by Chefs Tom Douglas, Eric Tanaka, Chris Schwarz,  Bridget Charters, and many more to come plus wine, cocktail and beer pairings and hands-on cooking technique classes.

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