Thursday, June 1st, 9:00-11:00 am & repeated 1:00-3:00 pm
* No registration required for either session.
In the Kitchen - Oodles of “Noodles!”
Instructor: Barb Agee
This summer, Barb Agee, long-time instructor and assistant at BSC and veritable fountain of information, is “In the Kitchen,” putting her own delightful spin on this free and informative monthly event. Join Barb for new recipes, product sample tastes, and free coffee or tea, compliments of Bayview.
Noodles are just plain fun to eat but what if you aren’t up for all the calories and carbs? Barb replaces them with veggie noodles! Join her as she makes Southwestern Yam Noodles, with two types of peppers and fresh roasted corn, and Thai Zucchini Noodles with Pork, a meal in itself! You’ll also get to take home recipes for Carrot Noodles with Peanut Dressing, accented with mint, basil and sesame seeds, and Spiralized Beet-Kale Salad with Honey and Walnuts.
Thursday, June 15th, 6:00-8:30 pm
The Best Pasta Salads for Summer
Instructor: Leanne Willard-BSC Director
There’s nothing better than a pasta salad to accompany the grilled foods of summer or to take on a picnic! Leanne will introduce you to salads that are anything but ordinary. Her line-up includes Smoked Salmon Macaroni Salad with Spinach, Lemon and Asiago, an Asian style Whole-Wheat Pasta with Tofu and Cucumber, Corn-and-Zucchini Bow-Tie Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese, Niçoise-Style Orzo Salad, with or without tuna, and Lemon-Pistachio Israeli Couscous, brimming with dried fruits and wonderful with BBQ chicken. Never make a boring pasta salad again!
Complementary wine pairing
Saturday, June 17th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Barnard Griffin Winery Dinner
Instructor: Greg Buzzell, Barnard Griffin Northwest Sales Manager with Barb Agee and Leanne Willard as your chefs for the evening
Situated in Washington wine country at the confluence of three rivers, Barnard Griffin Winery has been producing delicious, award-winning wines for over 30 years. Join us for a special dinner that’s perfect for dad or anyone who loves to drink wine with fun food, not just on fancy occasions! Hor d'oeuvres are Deviled Egg-Stuffed Potatoes paired with Fume Blanc, the next course is Pinot Gris and Garlic Sautéed Clams matched with Pinot Gris, and the salad course is a Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing accompanied by the popular favorite, Barnard Griffin Rosé. The main course is Pork Ribs with Red Chile Barbecue Sauce with a side of Sweet Potato Salad alongside Rob’s Red Blend, and dessert is a Mini Rhubarb Trifle made with orange pound cake, fresh rhubarb ginger sauce and custard, paired with their lovely Riesling. Truly a memorable evening! http://www.barnardgriffin.com/
$75 per person
Monday, June 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
The Governor’s Cellar
Instructor: Chef Lanette Miles
Inside the historic Governor Hotel, you’ll find a brand-new restaurant called The Governor’s Cellar. Just recently opened, Chef Lanette strives to make every meal beautiful, locally sourced and unique. She visits BSC for the first time, bringing with her a menu that inspires. Try her starter, Asparagus Cigars, with brie and prosciutto and move on to popular house menu pick, Champagne Chicken Pappardelle, a lightly sautéed boneless chicken breast served in a creamy champagne sauce and topped with red and green grapes. Dessert is a fabulous Chocolate Cloud Cake with Raspberries, a recipe you’ll want to serve to your own guests. Find out what makes The Governor’s Cellar so special! https://www.thegovernorscellar.com/
Guest Chef ~ Complementary wine pairing
A Food Truck of Olympia Class
(Please note that all classes are held in the BSC Kitchen.)
Tuesday, June 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Arepa - Latin Street Food - A Hands-On Class
Instructor: Marianne Socorro and Luis Amengual, owners.
An arepa is a flat, round, patty made with maize flour and is a tasty specialty in Venezuelan cuisine. Join owner Marianne in the BSC kitchen and get hands-on instruction in making this delightful treat. In class, we’ll try Arepas with the Reina, a filling of avocado chicken salad, and the Vegetariana, a filling of black beans, caramelized onions, sweet plantain, avocado, and white cheese. Marianne will also demonstrate how to make Tajadas, fried sweet plantains, and Avena, a favorite South American chilled drink made with oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn something new! http://www.arepalatinstreetfood.com/
Hands-On Adult Class ~ Complementary beer pairing
Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00-9:00 pm
(please note class time difference)
Gorgeous Food from Georgia
Instructor: Mitra Mohandessi
Georgian national cuisine is quite unique and uses the best influences of neighboring countries, travelers, and merchants of the trade routes. Join Mitra for an evening of Georgian hospitality and learn to make these fantastic dishes: Ojakhuri, bacon and fried golden potatoes with fresh salad and vinaigrette dressing, can be served as a salad course or light meal, and Lobio is a dish of tenderly cooked beans sautéed with green onions and special spices. Tsitsila Tabaka, pan-fried chicken with ajika, the famous red pepper sauce, and Badrijani nigvzit, sautéed eggplant rolled with seasoned walnut filling, round out the savory elements of the menu. Gozinaki, is a celebratory dessert of caramelized walnuts and honey.
Complementary wine pairing ~ Note the Time for this Class
Wednesday, June 28th, 8:15 am-4:30 pm
Thurston County Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Instructor: Barb Agee and Leanne Willard
Join Barb and Leanne as we visit local Thurston County producers to learn more about the places that provide us with fresh meats, treats, honey, and beverages. After picking up your favorite drink 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 at Lattin’s Cider Mill where we’ll taste cider, warm donuts and learn about the history of this iconic business. From there we’ll stop in at Johnson’s Smokehouse, another Olympia landmark and taste their remarkable cured meats. Then it’s a stop at Briney Seas Delicseas, where we’ll sample their amazing smoked fish. A family-style lunch follows at Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen in Tenino. After lunch we head to Mill Lane Winery and Sandstone Distillery to enjoy tasting room samples. Lastly, we head back up to Olympia for a visit to Working Girls Urban Bee Company for honey sampling and then to Batdorf and Bronson’s Tasting Room for a short tutorial on coffee!
All participants must be 21 years of age and tasting fees are included in the price of tour.
This day package includes:
- Morning travel beverage
- Round trip transportation from Bayview Thriftway
- Lunch at Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen
- Stops, talks and tastes at Lattin’s Cider Mill, Johnson’s Smokehouse, Briney Seas Delicseas, Mill Lane Winery, Sandstone Distillery, Working Girl Urban Bee Company, and Batdorf and Bronson’s Tasting Room
- Recipes to take home from each of our stops
Culinary Field Trip
$95 per person
Thursday, June 29th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Soitza Devlin
What would you be eating if you were spending summer (“verano” in Spanish) in Mexico? Spend a delightful evening with Soitza and find out what warm weather eating is all about! You’ll get to try Tamarindo, a tart-sweet beverage that’s just the thing for warm weather. Her starter of Pico de Gallo is an irresistible Mexican fruit salad served in spears with lime and chile. The Gobernador Taco, made with shrimp in a tomato-based sauce and Queso Oaxaca on a fresh corn tortilla, is locally famous for good reason, and Soitza’s snowy white Mexican Vanilla Bean Gelatin is the cool and refreshing dessert!
Complementary beer pairing