Willows Lodge, a Northwest retreat in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country located just outside of Seattle, announces the return of their Holiday Boot Camp, a weekly series of cooking, baking and cocktailing classes aimed to help novices and veterans alike to navigate the challenges of holiday entertaining.
“We created this program to offer guests a no-pressure, relaxed environment in which to learn key tricks and tips of holiday entertaining from our experts right here at Barking Frog,” said Matt Hagerman, general manager at Willows Lodge. “Holiday Boot Camp has become a tradition at Willows Lodge and is a fun and informative way to celebrate the holiday season.”
Holiday Boot Camp classes are complimentary and include the class, sample bites and printed recipes for each participant. Classes are held in Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge on the four Wednesdays after Thanksgiving from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Guests are seated on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. Advanced planning recommended. A full schedule and details below:
- Wednesday, November 28 – Holiday Cocktails: Wine Director Matt Davis will share recipes and tips for creating perfect, festive holiday cocktails, including the tequila-based Christmas Cactus, and Candy Cane and Gingerbread Man martinis.
- Wednesday, December 5 – Holiday Party Appetizers: Barking Frog Executive Chef Bobby Moore will share easy recipes for holiday party appetizers, including a Warm Goat Cheese Crotin with Bacon Jam and Crispy Crab Cakes with Lemon Hollandaise.
- Wednesday, December 12 – Warm Winter Cocktails: Chief Mixologist Court Knoop will shake things up by showcasing some of the best hot toddies and warm winter cocktails around, including his personal spin on Hot Buttered Rum, a Naughty Toddy and Feliz Navidad Mole Cocoa.
- Wednesday, December 19 – Holiday Desserts: Barking Frog Pastry Chef Matt Kelley will share recipes and tips for creating homemade holiday desserts that will wow guests, including a Chocolate Candy Cane Cake, Gourmet Pop Rocks Chocolate Truffles and Egg Nog White Chocolate Cremeux.
A destination all its own, Barking Frog is a warm, bistro-like restaurant that embodies the same rustic and refined casual elegance as Willows Lodge. Executive Chef Bobby Moore excels in American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and Pastry Chef Matt Kelley delights with creative, refined and delectable desserts. Barking Frog has received numerous awards for its fresh, innovative food, as well as its extensive Washington wine list.
For more information, visit the Willows Lodge website.
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