Saturday, November 9th 2:30-6:00 OR Sunday, November 10th 1:30-5:00
Update 10/13/19: Sorry this class is full!
Our November 9th class is full
Our November 10th class is now full
In partnership with Seward Park Audubon Center
Located at Seward Park Audubon Center- Garry Oak Room
Join mother and daughter team, Heidi Bohan- native plant specialist, and Dea Allgood, mixology maven for this fun and delicious class, sampling cocktails made from ingredients we make from foraged ingredients. We are delighted to be partnered up with Seward Park Audubon Center to offer this class which highlights the unique ways in which native and wild foraged plants can be used in creative ways.
We’ll help you get ready for the holidays with ideas for seasonal cocktails and gifts for your friends and family! We’ll learn about the native and wild plants autumn offers us for our seasonal foraging, and then we’ll use them to create classic cocktail ingredients including bitters, tonic water and fruit garnishes, as well as for ‘batch cocktails’ perfect for parties. This class is interactive with sampling and hands-on demonstrations throughout, and we’ll end with a ‘happy hour’ in the historic manor enjoying classic cocktails with a wild-foraged twist. You’ll take home recipes and your own bottle of holiday-themed bitters, our gift to you!
Heidi and Dea have travelled near and far exploring the relationship between plants, people and cocktails. We’ve experienced the sangrias, vermouths and herbal liqueurs in Spain; the gins of Scotland made from wild juniper berries and herbs of the Highlands; the bitter chinchona, chocolate, ginger and turmeric in Costa Rica; the amaro’s of northern Italy and the bitters and liqueurs from monasteries throughout Europe preserved in secret recipes. We respect that cocktails originated as a form of healing as aperitifs and digestifs, and continue to be used in that way in cultures throughout the world.
As lifetime residents of the Pacific Northwest we love incorporating native, wild and foraged plants into our cocktail creations, gathered from west and east of Cascades during our many expeditions. We enjoy the abundance of spirits produced by the distilleries which have sprung up throughout our region and use them often in our ingredients. We can’t wait to share with you what we’ve learned.
(The photo above shows us harvesting herbs in the mountains of northern Spain with host and friend, Chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo which we used in our fabulous dinners and herbal liqueurs at their Lodge in Pozos.)
Class Fee: $48
Saturday November 9th This class is now full. Contact Heidi if you’d like to be waitlisted.
Sunday November 10th full Contact Heidi if you’d like to be waitlisted.