Whisk, the kitchenware store and culinary classroom in Bellevue, is hosting a monthly Winemaker Dinner this summer. The six-course dinners will feature seasonal ingredients and award-winning wines. Over the summer, there will be three different wineries joining chef Aaron Tekulve at Whisk. Each dinner is $175 per person.
The six-course dinner series begins on May 17 and 18. Up first is JM Cellars’ John Bigelow, followed by Darby English of Darby Winery on June 14. There will be an as-yet-unannounced winery in July.
Examples of some of the delicious dishes offered are grilled octopus with smoked ham hock, slow-poached duck egg, and burnt wood ice cream. All the dishes come with a pairing of wine curated by the wineries involved.
Tekulve was recently a contestant on the Food Network show Chopped. He is also the instructor of the Three Course Dinner Party class at Whisk, and owns his own private business, Surrell Dinners. He has kitchen experience as sous chef at Lark, chef de cuisine at Café Juanita, and Chef de Partie at Canlis, in Seattle.
Reservations may be made online. Whisk, on Bellevue’s historic Old Main Street, opened in 2016. It is a kitchenware store and culinary classroom. Whisk is open daily at 10385 Main Street.