5 (Upcoming) Food & Booze Classes Near Green Lake

June 12, 2014 7:00am

I’ll be the first to admit – I am no Julia Child when it comes to the kitchen. Luckily living in Green Lake, cooking classes are not only for the kids. We’re surrounded by local businesses and restaurants that regularly offer cooking classes, tutorials and demonstrations – without the judgment. Consider one of these upcoming opportunities to hone-in on your skills from sprouts and pie to craft cocktails and wine pairings!


Jodee’s Desserts:

Sprout Out Workshop & Living Foods Dinner

Where: Jodee’s Desserts, 7214 Woodlawn Ave NE

When:  Thursday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.

Price: $43 includes workshop, handouts and delicious Living Foods Dinner

About: Sprouting is fun, easy and rewarding in so many ways. Sprouts are the fountain of youth, strength and beauty! Let health counselors, Amy O’Brien and Abby Lodmer teach you about the wondrousbenefits of sprouting and learn how to do it at home. RSVP with an email to or call (206) 525-2900 for more information.


Roosevelt Square Whole Foods

Twitter Chat: Top 10 Wines of Summer

Where: Online on Twitter #WFwine

When: Thursday, June 26, 7-8pm

Price: Free

About: No summertime celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join Whole Foods experts on the chat to discover new recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with others through your favorites. See the list at


Green Lake Village PCC:

Easy as Pie

Where: Green Lake Village PCC, 450 NE 71st St.

When: Sunday, June 29, 1-3:30 p.m.

Price: $45 member, $50 non-member

About:  Ah, summer! Is there any better time to hone your pie-making skills? Strawberry-rhubarb, cherry, blueberry, blackberry: all the flavors of the season taste even better in pie. Let Barbara show you how to make the best pie crust around with her simple tricks and a food processor. Each student will make a Cherry Galette to take home, with some recipes in toe. For more information, visit


The Pantry at Delancy

Badass Bartending: Craft Cocktails with Herbs

Where: The Pantry at Delancy, 1417 NW 70th Street

When: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 7-10pm

Price: $75

About: Join Anna Wallace, owner of Seattle Seltzer Company, for this herb-focused spring cocktails class, where you’ll learn to make old-school cocktail ingredients from scratch for your home bar. She’ll show you all the tools and techniques you need to make craft cocktails, as well as a bit of cocktail history and some ideas for classic homemade syrups, sodas and flavoring agents. You’ll learn how to mix and taste drinks for balance as you make a Seuze and fennel cocktail with homemade fennel soda; a green galangal paloma  with tequila and cilantro; a lemon verbena last word with homemade “verveine du velay”; and a jasmine sake and vermouth. For more information, visit


Nell’s Restaurant

Winemaker Dinner: Lucio Gomiero of Vignalta from Colli Euganei, IT

Where: Nell’s Restaurant, 6804 East Green Lake Way N.

When: Wednesday, July 16, TBD

Price: TBD

About: Join winemaker Lucio Gomiero for a special night of food pairings and fine wine. Vignalta was founded in 1980 by Lucio Gomiero who concluded after years of tasting great Bordeaux wines, that anything Pomerol could do, he could do just as well. Colli Euganei shares the same lines of latitude with Bordeaux, therefore it is not surprising that these varietals flourish. Stay tuned for more information by visiting