When we first moved to Seattle, I looked into taking a cooking class as a way of meeting new friends and couples. First, we were too overwhelmed with wedding planning and then with work, so our plan of taking a cooking class never came to fruition. That's why I was so excited to be invited to taste Seattle through a cooking class at Hipcooks Seattle with a wine pairing featuring Anew Wines.
Taste Seattle: Hipcooks and Anew Wine
Hipcooks, set in several cities in the US, offers hands-on cooking classes that end in a dinner party with wine (no minors allowed)! The Seattle location of Hipcooks, located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, is beautiful. The walls are lined with cooking gadgets and cookbooks and surround a gorgeously set table and cooking station.
Our chef, Bonny, was lively, approachable, fun, and fueled my love for cooking. Those of us in attendance were put to work right away: cutting oranges, toasting pine nuts, zesting lemons, and cutting basil. Little did we know that we were making all the food on this fantastic menus:
Food: The first course was made up of a delicious shrimp poppers.
Wine Pairing: Anew Blackberry Mule
Food: The second course consisted of an amazing warm tri-potato salad with green beans and hand-chopped pesto.
Wine Pairing: Anew Pinot Grigio
Food: Scallops skewered on rosemary with a garlic & rosemary sauce atop of lemon, fennel, and onion rice.
Wine Pairing: Anew Riesling
Food: Walnut cake with raspberry cream
Wine: Anew Rose
I was blown away by Anew Wines. Anew, a brand made by Chateau St. Michelle, specializes in white wines. In addition to the amazing taste, Anew Wines feature a screw top so it's the perfect wine to take out on a picnic. The wines are great on their own or in one of these fabulous cocktails.