An Evening with Seattle Cucina and Windermere Kirkland!

What a fun Thursday night we had last week with the Kirkland community! Seattle Cucina teamed up with the warm and welcoming Darren Kentner of Windermere Kirkland to put on the event of our wildest culinary dreams!!

We gathered a group pf 50+ adults (no kids and teens this time!) at a beautiful private home in the heart of Kirkland to eat, cook, and enjoy each other's company. The weather outside was frightful (and wet), but the wine and food were so so delightful (and full of butter!).

Alice and I catered for all of the attendees, making sure every guest was happy and full! We also led an hour and half long cooking demo, preparing the very same food we catered. Since the holidays are coming up, we decided to demonstrate how to make 3 comforting yet unique side dishes plus a dessert. 

 I'm pointing at something excitedly, as Alice preps a space to roll out the tart dough during our demo

I'm pointing at something excitedly, as Alice preps a space to roll out the tart dough during our demo

 Here, we roll out coffee truffles

Here, we roll out coffee truffles

 And here, Alice talks passionately to all of our guests about what Seattle Cucina does. We met some incredible people at this event who share our passion for the transformative power of cooking good food

And here, Alice talks passionately to all of our guests about what Seattle Cucina does. We met some incredible people at this event who share our passion for the transformative power of cooking good food

I bet you were wondering what we ate and cooked! Well wonder no more! We served: a smoked salmon, potato, and citrus salad, bacon and caramelized onion tartlets, gnocchi alla romana with a mushroom ragu, and three types of dark chocolate truffles! The salad was light, unique, tangy, and full of smoked salmon. The tartlets had bacon! Bacon!! Plus their hand-made crusts turned out perfectly flakey, crispy, and buttery. Our beloved gnocchi alla romana were soft, spongey, and perfectly seasoned with light amounts of parmesan and nutmeg. The ragu topping added an incredible warmth and meaty richness, with the amazing power of mushrooms! And finally, the three flavors of truffle, dark chocolate, coffee, and cayenne spice, were a hit!

 A full size tart-- 12 times the size of our cute tartlets served at the event

A full size tart-- 12 times the size of our cute tartlets served at the event

 Gnocchi alla romana: a completely different type of gnocchi, sure to blow your mind!

Gnocchi alla romana: a completely different type of gnocchi, sure to blow your mind!

 A lil peak at our flavorful and savory ragu

A lil peak at our flavorful and savory ragu

We are excited to put on more events like this! Send us an email if you are interested: alice_erica@seattlecucina.com

Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for the next one!

Love,

Erica + Alice

 

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