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Tacoma Cooking for the Holidays 2017 Program

Below Our Schedule of Companies, Chefs and Presenters, and their demonstration titles (schedule is subject to change)

Thursday, 10/19

• 12:00 Tea Madame Tea Shop, LaDonna Olmstead – Introduction to Specialty Loose Leaf Teas

• 1:00 Tacoma Yacht Club, Executive Chef Hudson Slater – Eggs Benedict: Fool-Proof Hollandaise and Perfectly Poached Eggs

• 2:00 Rhein Haus, Executive Chef Kelly Wilson – Christmas in Deutschland

• 3:00 JW Restaurant, Executive Chef Eddie Williams – Baked Goat Cheese with Mango Chutney Crostini

Friday, 10/20

• 11:00 Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza, Chef Dylan Loney – Crab and Artichoke Crostini

• 12:00 Adriatic Grill, Executive Chef Bill Trudnowski – Thanksgiving on the Mediterranian

• 1:00 Tea Madame Tea Shop, LaDonna Olmstead – Introduction to Specialty Loose Leaf Teas

• 2:00 STINK Cheese-Meat, Executive Chef Kris Blondin – Simple Appetizers that Wow for the Holidays

• 3:00 Art of Crunch, Rhonda Hamlin – The Queen of Crunch’s Savory Crisps

Saturday, 10/21

• 12:00 The Mill Restaurant and Bar, Executive Chef Alex Anton – N.O.L.A. Benedict and Mill Bloody Mary

• 1:00 Tacoma Yacht Club, Executive Chef Hudson Slater – Seared Duck with Roasted Beets and Shaved Brussels Sprouts

• 2:00 Boathouse 19, Executive Chef Ta’ani Ma’ama – Holiday Halibut

• 3:00 Bush Cooking, Pit Master Saffron Hodgson – Holiday Outdoor Cooking

• 4:00 Happy Belly, Chef Abigail Bardwell – Pear Galette with Blue Cheese, Almonds, and Honey-Thyme Caramel

Sunday, 10/22

• 12:00 Lobster Shop On Commencement Bay, Executive Chef Justin Mevs – Pan Seared Scallops with Lobster Risotto

• 1:00 Happy Belly, Chef Abigail Bardwell – Pappardelle with Roasted Fennel, Walnut Pesto, and Pomegranate

• 2:00 Toscano’s Italian Grill, Executive Chef Tom Pantley – Thanksgiving in the Twighlight Zone

• 3:00 Kitchen Beautician, Aura Mae – Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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