While wine continues to put Walla Walla on the map, its marriage to food takes center stage during February is for Foodies, a month-long celebration of food, wine, and chocolate in the capital of Washington wine country.
From weekly cooking classes at the Wine Country Culinary Institute, to special menu items offered at local restaurants and locally purveyed artisan chocolates at participating winery tasting rooms, February is for Foodies makes for an ideal romantic February getaway.
Participating February is for Foodies restaurants will feature special menu items during the month. Click here to visit our website to see the complete list.
The Walla Walla Culinary Institute is offering weekly cooking classes. The classes take place in the Titus Creek Café kitchen at the Walla Walla Community College. The $30 class includes a cooking lesson, a wine pairing discussion with Tim Donahue from the Center for Enology & Viticulture and a light lunch. Class is from 11am to 1:30pm.
February 1: Chef Robin Leventhal, Wine Country Culinary Institute instructor and Top Chef Season Five contestant - Beef Tartar, Crab Ravioli, Chai Crème brûlée
February 8: Damon Burke, Salumiere Cesario - overview of the Asian kitchen
February 15: Chef Jay Entrikin, Wine Country Culinary Institute - Lobster Thermidor, Shrimp Bisque, Oysters
February 22: Chef Antonio Campolio, The Marc Restaurant - Smoked Salmon Ravioli, curing and making fresh pasta dough and fillings
Register for classes by calling Tourism Walla Walla at 509-525-8799 or by visiting the Tourism Walla Walla Visitor Center (26 E Main St., Thurs-Sun, 10a-4p). To see the complete itinerary for the classes click here.
Participating wineries will also be selling artisan chocolates from Bright's Candies, Petits Noirs and others, as well as offering special tastings, food & wine pairings, and menu specials. Click here to see a complete list of participating wineries.
For a complete listing of February is for Foodies events and activities click here to visit our website.