A Moroccan Feast @ The Pantry
If you're in Seattle, you may have heard of The Pantry. And if you're my friend, family member, or coworker, you've also heard of this local community kitchen because I talk about them all the time. Kyle and I are obsessed with these folks; they're the kindest, sweetest, and smartest in the food industry. Through this community kitchen, we've learned to not be intimidated by food, homemade pasta is a regular in our household, and to appreciate the effort that goes into things we love like ramen, pho, and croissants.
Quick non-sponsored plug: The Pantry is a community kitchen that does cooking classes, culinary camp for kids, food swaps, cookbook potluck suppers, and five-course family style dinners. The latter is where we joined a few of our faves for an evening of delicious Moroccon food and equally amazing wine pairings.
Unlike the cooking classes, these community dinners are five courses with wine pairings, where you're wined and dined by some of the city's finest. Be sure to get here a few minutes early to get settled, enjoy a glass or two of champagne. Unfortunately I missed photos of the appetizers as I was too busy stuffing my face, drinking delicious bubbly, and giving hugs to our fave instructors-chefs.
Whole-roasted cauliflower with saffron butter and golden raisens.
Green olive salsa verde and roasted pine nuts.
Slow-cooked duck legs with red chermoula and spiced duck crackling gremolata
Braised chickpeas with argula
Gem lettuce salad with citrus, feta, and pumpkin seeds
Fresh herbs and tamarind date vinaigrette
Warm dates with honey sesame ice cream
Almond cake and cinnamon-spiced caramel
L to R: Kim (our very first Pantry instructor and master of pasta and Middle Eastern food), Jackie, and Michelle (ramen and pho master and mom of the cutest little babe). We're biased, but these ladies are freaking rockstars. If you can get a class with these ladies you're in GREAT hands!
I can't recommend these monthly community dinners. You'll catch up with folks you've taken classes with as well as make new friends. Even better is having professional chefs spoiling you for an evening of some of the best food you've ever tasted.
TIP | These dinners are offered once a month and if you can't get a seat when they dinners are published on their calendar, be sure to sign up on the waitlist! That's how we lucked out on this recent feast.
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TIP | Dinners are released quarterly, but at different times from when the cooking classes are released. Sign up for their newsletter and you won't miss a thing!
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