Friday July 17

Food Lover's Weekend - London

Food Lover


This summer, we are celebrating with a trip to London’s diverse and creative food scene!  Join us at the Hot Stove Society as we explore the gastronomic spectrum present in this vivacious city, which has been shaped by long standing traditions as well as the stories of immigrants.  London honors its old traditions, while celebrating the new and modern. 

Some of the restaurants, chefs, and cuisines we are using for inspiration:

  • River Café, the iconic Italian restaurant in Hammersmith
  • Brown’s Hotel, this old historic Victorian hotel has served afternoon tea in since the mid 1800’s in The Brown’s English Tea Room
  • Royal China Club, enjoy scallop dim sum along with other classic Hong Kong dishes
  • St Johns-Ferguson Henderson, they started the tail to snout era that has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity recently
  • P x franco, a natural wine bar that serves food from a rotating line up of amazing chefs
  • The Fat Duck, where early molecular gastronomie was explored
  • The Wolsey, originally a showroom for Wolsey Motors, now turned into an all-day café and shop on Piccadilly Square
  • Petersham Nurseries, with their converted greenhouses, garden classes, and lovely café feels like you’re eating in the Secret Garden
  • Open air food markets are a staple around London, with some being opened since the 12th century!  Explore the food history of the Harrods and Borough Markets and tasty bites of London cheeses
  • The beautiful cookbooks of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem and Plenty filled with jewel toned vegetables and exotic spices
  • Many of the thousand South Asian restaurants the feature countless regional cuisines
  • An exploration of gin: history, regional differences, and of course tasting!


Each day is packed with delicious, informative culinary fun: back to back demos, substantial tastes of everything plus exciting beverage pairings and loads of super cool stuff to make and take.  A rough outline of your three-day weekend in Seattle looks like this: (Note that times are approximate)

Friday night reception, 5 to 9pm:

  • Cocktails, Appetizers, and Welcome
  • Demos and Hands-on
  • Dinner

Saturday, 9am to 5pm:

  • Breakfast is served at 9am
  • All day: demos, tastes, beverage pairings, hands-on work, cook-a-longs, and make-and-take
  • Seattle is yours to explore in the evening!

Sunday, 9am to 5pm:

  • Breakfast is served at 9 am
  • All day: demos, tastes, beverage pairings, hands-on work, cook-a-longs, and make-and-take
  • Farewell Toast at 5pm

Seattle is yours to explore Saturday night to discover the rich history and culture the city has to offer. Need help deciding what to explore? All participants will also receive a “Chef’s Field Guide to Seattle” from Tom Douglas, highlighting under-the-radar and classic Northwest food, wine, and cultural experiences from the man who knows them best.

Our Food Lovers Weekends will be held at James Beard Award Winner Tom Douglas’ cooking school, Hot Stove Society. Sessions include cooking demonstrations by our talented Tom Douglas Restaurants Chef Team and special guests plus wine tastings and hands-on cooking technique classes.

Hot Stove Society is located inside downtown’s stylish Hotel Ändra on 4th and Virgina. In addition to being in the center of our restaurant campus, it is also a great starting point for walks to the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and several beautiful downtown neighborhoods. Your visit to Seattle will truly be enhanced by Hotel Ändra’s swanky urban accommodations. Within the “Food Lovers Weekend” registration confirmation, you will find a link for discounted room rates that we’re offering all participants.

No matter the season, if you are a food lover and want to savor the culinary mecca of the Pacific Northwest in a surprising, enlightening and delightful way, we have the perfect weekend for you!

Each Food Lovers Weekend costs $995 per person and includes all food, wine and fees for the scheduled events of that weekend. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included. Discounted rates with hotel partner, Hotel Ändra, are available for those who are interested.

Note: if you have a question about the Food Lovers Weekend Series, please contact


Food Lover's Weekend - London

Hotel Andra
Friday July 17
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Enroll $995.00