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Cooking is a matter of "flavor and taste". This separates a mediocre kitchen from the refined one. Under the direction of Edge of Seattle's executive chefs, you will transform raw perishable food to edible delicious gourmet cooking courses. You will find that Edge of Seattle's "in-house" chefs are opinionated, dynamic, and very concerned about teaching you new cooking skills. Romantic setting of this inn makes it a perfect place for a culinary getaway with your loved ones!
Edge of Seattle is a unique full-service inn in the Woodinville wine country. It is secluded and located away from city life and yet it has luxury accommodations. It is a French country inn, modeled after the auberge country inns of France. This inn is recognized as a culinary destination, as they have a French specialty school on the property. Edge of Seattle is located on five secluded acres, surrounded by an evergreen forest. This culinary inn is renowned for its excellent cuisine, being well off the beaten path and for promoting an opportunity for you to connect with your loved ones in the Woodinville wine country.
The building is well insulated and cool. This auberge estate invites the world to a setting reminiscent of the private auberge of Europe. As in those quiet and secluded auberge of Europe, Edge of Seattle is also well off the beaten path, covering five acres in the forest of evergreens, especially enticing for lovers who seek a romantic setting away from prying eyes for the day, week or longer. Lovers can roam the grounds, set on the surround veranda, and enjoy homemade tarts, cakes and other eateries upon request.
Queen-size bed in separated bedroom. This unit is totally separate from other units. Hydronic floor heating, high ceiling, 3 outside exit doors, gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, oven, stove top (gas / electric), flat screen TV, CD, DVD player, French doors to private patio, separate open kitchen / living room from bedroom (750 square feet).
Private entrance, king-size bed, limestone face, wood burning fireplace, high ceiling, Bahama ceiling fan, limestone floors, hydronic floor heating, lavish bathroom with soaking hydro-massage tub for two, double shower, bidet, private patio, open French doors to your own outside terrace and beautiful garden view (650 square feet). This suite was newly renovated in 2011. It is furnished with French antiques and family heirlooms.
Queen-size bed, single-size bed, high ceiling, hydronic floor heating, 4-person hydro-massage tub and shower, wet bar, in-room refrigerator, patio (500 square feet).
During this vacation, you will participate in French brunch cooking class. Your cooking class is scheduled on Sunday at 10:00 - 13:00. You will learn the secrets of traditional French cuisine using the best of seasonal fresh ingredients, without preservatives, additives, or chemicals. You won't see anything frozen or canned used at your cooking class. Nor will you find any genetically modified (GMO) products used here like canola oil, corn products, or soy products. During the classes, you will receive a hands-on experience of preparing traditional 3-course French dinner.
Edge of Seattle is located on the eastside of Seattle, in Woodinville, in the Woodinville wine country.
A menu for your brunch cooking class may include:
Oeufs la Florentine (eggs Florentine) and salade de fraises et tuile aux amandes (strawberry salad and almond tuiles)
Fricassee de tubercules et oeuf poche (Root vegetable hash with poached egg) and meringue aux framboises et a la crme epaisse (meringue served with mascarpone cream and raspberry)
Oeufs a la boulangere and fresh fruit (eggs in the fashion of the baker with fresh fruit) and poire belle-helene (poached pears served with warm chocolate sauce)
Oeufs Benedicte avec pancake aux pommes de terre et champignons (eggs Benedict with potato mushroom pancake) and Moroccan orange salad
Omellette espagnole a la salsa maison et crme fraich (Spanish omelet with fresh salsa and crme fraiche) and compote de fruits dautomne (stewed pears and apples). The omelet and compote are gluten free
Ouefs Brouilles with wild mushrooms and Oeufs brouilles et champignons sauvages and crepes fourrees (sweet filled crepes)
Pain perdu et compote de fruits de saison (French toast brioche with fruit compote) and pot de crme au chocolat with mascarpone cream and tuile (baked chocolate custard in individual little porcelain pots)
Pate feuillete et oeufs brouilles (pastry with scrambled eggs) and ananas a la creole (roasted pineapple flamb with rum)
Shirred eggs and Peches Cardinal (poached peaches or pears with pureed raspberries, whipped cream and toasted almonds)
Swiss cheese souffl with egg surprise and clafoutis aux cerises (cherry butter tart)
Spa services are available onsite.
The closest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).