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BSC offers a tantalizing array of culinary styles and specialized techniques for adults and childrn. In addition to our own team of cooking school instructors, we invite regional chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs to instructt many of the classes . We emphasize the fresh flavors from our own Pacific Northwest and other ethnic flavors from around the world including Indian, French, Italian and Asian. Plus we offer speciality multi-course dinners with wine/beer pairings that are a treat to behold. Tour our current list of classes online or download our current brochure (in pdf format) and find your way to delicious culinary surprises! Call (360) 754-1448 for information and to register.
Featured Classes and Events....
Monday, February 27th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Vegetarian for Everyone
(Nearly Gluten Free)
Instructor: Christine Frishholz
It’s Meatless Monday and Christine, new to BSC, is on hand to give you vegetarian recipes and ideas to incorporate into your weekly menus! Her Cauliflower Quinoa is delicious as is but can also be made into patties later on in the week and her Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan has many variations. Christine’s Nut Loaf with Gravy is a perfect choice for the winter months and Crispy Tofu with Rice is so very flavorful, you won’t be missing the meat! If you’re a vegetarian or have just been wanting to eat “meatless” once a week, don’t miss this class! page link
Downtown Olympia Graces Our Tables!
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Thursday, March 2nd, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructors: Varun and Tzeitel Sainath
This is world cuisine at its Olympia tastiest all served from a new food truck in town, Akashic! Complementary beer pairing. page link
Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Gotti Sweets Macarons - A Hands-On Class
Instructor: Rebecca Gottlieb from Gotti Sweets, a charming bakery in downtown Olympia. Get hands-on instructions baking the sweet, meringue-based, brightly colored confection that almost no one can resist. page link
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00-8:30 pm
Playing with Grains
Instructor: Chef Mike Holbein - Our Table restaurant
Chef Mike knows that grains and legumes can make for an exciting meal - an all vegan class! Complementary wine pairing. page link
Xihn is Back!
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Monday, March 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Xinh is Back!
Xinh’s iconic restaurant in Shelton may have shut its doors but we’re lucky enough to have her back at BSC! This evening she’ll be demonstrating how to make her wonderful Pork Eggrolls (perhaps offering you an opportunity to roll some!), then she’ll move on to a delightful Spicy Coconut Seafood Stew full of shrimp, calamari and clams, served with Rice Noodles, Fresh Herbs and Vegetables. Don’t miss this opportunity to see our local “queen of seafood” in action! Complementary wine pairing. page link
- Monday, April 10th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Xinh’s Seafood Feast
Yes, Xinh is back again with yet more seafood treats to share with her fans. She may be retired from her restaurant but she’s still in action! Her menu begins with decadent Bacon-Wrapped Oysters, while Coconut Clams served with French bread, served alongside Asian Sesame-Mussel Noodle Salad is the satisfying main dish. Enjoy an evening full of Xinh’s entertaining stories and delicious food! Complementary wine pairing. page link
Saturday, April 22nd, 6:00-8:30 pm
Thurston Wolfe Wine Dinner
Instructor: Dr. Wade Wolfe joins us with Barb Agee and Leanne Willard as your chefs for the evening.
Dr. Wade Wolfe and Rebecca Yeaman started Thurston Wolfe Winery in 1987 to realize their dream producing unique, finely-crafted wines in small case lots. Together, they have created award-winning wines from several grape varietals not commonly used at other Washington State wineries. Spend an informative evening with Dr. Wade as Barb and Leanne match superb wines with tempting dishes. Their menu starts with a Beet and Burrata Cheese Crostini, paired with Thurston Wolfe Albariño, and Jumbo Shrimp Salad with Fennel and Watercress, which goes perfectly with the Thurston Wolfe PGV (a Pinot Gris and Viognier blend). A slice of Quiche Lorraine with Arugula is the quintessential partner for Dr. Wolfe’s Family Red, while Barb’s Roasted Pork with Orange and Sour Cherry Mostarda accompanied with Creamy Orzo, is the ideal companion for the Thurston Wolfe Petite Sirah. For dessert, Thurston Wolfe Zinfandel complements a rich and luscious Pecan and Bourbon Bread Pudding with Custard Sauce. A wine dinner you won’t want to miss! http://www.thurstonwolfe.com/ page link
Friday, May 12th, 8:15 am-4:30 pm
South Sound Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Instructor: Christine Ciancetta
Join Christine as we visit local South Sound producers to learn more about the faces and places that provide us with fresh produce, dairy, meats and beverages. After picking up your beverage from Dancing Goats Espresso Bar (featuring local coffee Batdorf and Bronson) by 8:30 am, we’ll all load into our comfy van. The tour begins on Scatter Creek at Kirsop Farms, a 60-acre parcel of prime farmland that produces vegetables, grains and poultry. From there we will stop in at Colvin Ranch, a third-generation family-owned grass-fed cattle operation and then visit Tunawerth Creamery, producers of cheeses, milk, cream and yogurt. A family-style lunch follows, where Christine and Chef Mike Holbein will choose our locally-sourced menu at Our Table restaurant in downtown Olympia, which features products from our tour locations. Afterwards, we head to Lacey to enjoy samples of Stottle Wine and Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs at their tasting rooms. Love our South Sound locals! All participants must be 21 years of age and tasting fees are included in the price of tour.
This day package includes:
Culinary Field Trip ~ Note the Time for this Class
- Morning travel beverage
- Round trip transportation from Bayview Thriftway
- Lunch at Our Table in Downtown Olympia
- Stops and samples at Kirsop Farms, Colvin Ranch, Tunawerth Creamery, Stottle Winery and Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs