Cooking Class & Wine Pairing in Pike Place - Chef Harry Mills, Wine Director Chris Horn
Head Chef of Purple Seattle Harry "Coachie" Mills will be joined by Purple's Wine Director Chris Horn as we shop Pike Place Market for local seasonal ingredients and learn how to pair our meal with wine. We go from menu planning to meal creation as we head back to Pike Place Market's Atrium kitchen to cook up a three course meal using our procurred market ingredients. We then enjoy our beautiful meal together. This class uncovers how wine and food flavors can work symbiotically and how to think of wine pairing in a less intimidating way. This cooking class format is more demonstration based in order to get the most out of the wine teachings and ad-hoc menu conceptualization using our Northwest produce and proteins from local farmers. This 3 course menu will be using recipes from Coach Harry and Chris's new cookbook called Cook+Cork: A Chef and Sommelier Spill the Secrets of Food and Wine Pairing. About Harry & Chris: Harry “Coach” Mills joined Heavy Restaurant Group as Sous Chef of Purple Café and Wine Bar in Seattle in June of 2006. A Seattle native, Mills graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle’s School of Culinary Arts, where he later taught for 7 years. Previous stops also include Sous Chef positions at Le Provençale in Kirkland, and Restaurant Geneva in Seattle. Harry was an integral part of Seattle’s opening team, and spent a short time as interim head chef before being promoted to Executive CPu
Chef Liz, is a classically trained chef from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has spent the last 15 years perfecting her craft. Just as important to her time spent in the kitchen, is her time spent understanding where ingredients come from in their natural environment. The perfect meal starts outside of the kitchen; from the conditions in which the ingredients are raised and treated to the preparation. Using the freshest, sustainable products is essential to maximizing flavor. Once the ingredients are in her hands she focuses on proper seasoning, temperature and complimentary flavor-profiles to enhance her dishes. Creating delicious food is Liz’s outlet to inspire others by opening up their minds to new possibilities in the kitchen.
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