Friday October 18

Food Lovers Weekend- Cook the Books

Food Lovers Weekend- Cook the Books

Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2019

What’s your favorite new cookbook? Have you stumbled across a book lately that was transformative in the way you approach cooking?

Here at the Tom Douglas Restaurants, we love cookbooks. We read them, write them, buy them, and diligently cook from them. The last time we put on a Cook the Books intensive, we asked our chefs and guest chefs to choose a deeply influential cookbook that helped set them on their culinary path. For this edition of Food Lovers Weekend- Cook the Books, we are asking our chefs to choose a NEW cookbook that rocked their world. We’re planning to choose all of our favorite new books, and then cook like crazy for you!

Our chef team is starting to get excited about picking their favorite new books! Tom Douglas has been seen browsing intently through Goat: Cooking and Eating, a new book from the UK that deliciously makes the case that we should all be eating more goat.

Eric Tanaka often says that his hometown, Los Angeles, is the most exciting and creative food city anywhere.  Judge for yourself when ET cooks a couple of spectacular dishes- an herbaceous green cassoulet and a spicy and fiery lamb breast- from EAT. COOK. LA: Recipes from the City of Angels.

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 Lovers Weekend- Cook the Books

Hotel Andra
Friday October 18
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Enroll $995.00