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07-19-2008, 08:48 PM

Rock Like a Foodie at Tom Douglas's Culinary Summer Camp
by KitchenMaus on July 18, 2008

Stage_2 Where do you get to cook a three-course meal in a restaurant kitchen, sample some of the most talked-about dishes from around town, learn from Seattle culinary royalty, groove to disco, and drink mimosas all day? Tom Douglas's Culinary Summer Camp, of course. I had the unbelievable good fortune to attend one day of summer camp last week, and let me tell you--it left me hungry for more!

This year's week of foodie heaven included five full days of cooking demonstrations, technique instruction, taste tests, hands-on cooking, "friendly" competition, and lots and lots of eating. The week started off with the group of 30+ campers forming two teams. Each team designed, planned, shopped for, cooked, and served a three-course meal for the other team and the esteemed chef judges. Teams bought supplies at Pike Place Market and cooked their meals at the Palace Kitchen. The day I attended was the second day of the restaurant adventure and I was treated to chilled cucumber, garlic, and almond soup, a cool salad of grilled asparagus and onions with fresh ricotta, heirloom tomatoes, and crostini, a main course of pan-seared Alaskan halibut cheeks with a delicious sweet summer corn relish, and a fresh-fruit crÍpe finale. Oh, and all with paired wines. Of course....

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07-20-2008, 09:52 PM
that is a good idea!

07-21-2008, 09:59 AM
pan-seared Alaskan halibut cheeks

okay, I know gourmet food is supposed to be served in small quantities, but how many halibut have to die so their cheeks make a mouthful?........