Cook and Dine with James Beard Award-Winning Chef Thierry Rautureau
Fresh off the heels of the most brilliant food and adventure weekend in Portland, Oregon, I’m back in the saddle. And by saddle I mean bed, because Oregon chewed me up and spat me out like a piece of too-tough tentacle. And I liked it. I can’t wait to share the highlights with you once I shake this eensy cold, but in the meantime, I have a peace offering, since you deserve a bit of food fun too. At least if you’re going to be in Seattle in early October.
With the launch of Gilt City Seattle, along came curated partnerships with some of our area’s top chefs. Thierry Rautureau is top of the tops, and he even has the ever-present fedora hat and James Beard Award to prove it. His restaurant, Rovers, has consistently made “best-of” lists since way back in 1987 when Thierry took the reins.
Gilt City, Rovers and moi would like to offer you the chance to learn under the tutelage of the Chef in The Hat on either October 1st or October 8th from 10am-2pm. Thierry and you will compose a brunch fit for French Royalty, and then you will eat it together, possibly off each other’s bodies a la naked sushi, but probably not. There will be champagne, haute cuisine, and a good time had by all. Oh, and I’ll be there too, just to keep things raucous with deftly ill-timed one-liners.
To sum it up, here’s what you get:
- Cooking instruction at Rovers from the Chef in the Hat on your choice of dates in October (the 1st or 8th)
- Brunch to follow the lesson (I’m going to call this portion of the day clothing-optional, but I don’t have any authorization from Gilt City or Rovers to do so, therefore if that’s the kind of party you want, you’ll have to assume all inherent risk, penalties, spankings, jail time, et cetera).
- To hang with me. And I will be on my best behavior. I promise to only bring one flask and I’ll fill it half-full. I will also wear clothes, sit on my grabby hands, and cover my mouth with duct tape like in those awesome NO on H8 ads I SO wanted to be a part of.
- Contest runs until Friday, September 16th, winner informed by Monday, September 19th.
In order to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner. If you win, expect a phone call from me in which I will loudly shout “WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER” over and over until your ears start to bleed caviar. Because they will be so happy to hear the sound of my voice.
If you don’t want that to happen, I can make do with just emailing you. Or tweeting you if you leave your twitter handle in the comment. I would say that bonus points will be awarded for clever commenting, but unfortunately there is no way to teach a random number generator cleverness. So be banal. Really, really banal. Because you know how much I love that.
*Gilt City Seattle is assuming the financial responsibility behind this post. It’s a giveaway, sponsored by them. I am disclaiming that here. The way I see it, you win, I win, and they win, since it’s a damn cool giveaway, but somebody somewhere sitting in a fancy chair with a wingback wearing an elbow-patched sweater wanted to make sure I put this part in the post.