June 19, 2013 in Food

YWCA fundraiser Saturday features Italian dinner


The phone number for tickets was incorrect in last week’s article about the upcoming YWCA fundraiser, An Evening in Tuscany, which will help raise money to provide a safe place for people displaced by domestic violence.

The YWCA, 930 N. Monroe St., will host An Evening in Tuscany on Saturday with dinner made by former restaurant owner and chef Gina Lanza, of Amore and the Anaconda Grille in Spokane. The menu features artichoke pesto lasagna, served with a Caesar salad and an Italian dessert. Drinks and dessert will be served on the rooftop.

The money raised by the dinner and silent auction will benefit the YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Safe Shelter and the women and children living there. The program also provides counseling, legal advice and support groups for those families.

Tickets are $50 per person, and the evening starts with a social hour at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling community resource coordinator Melanie Wilson at (509) 863-2882 or email “>melaniew@ywcaspokane.org.

More Mexican cooking classes planned at DeLeon Foods

The first carne asada cooking class with Mike Gonzalez of the Hispanic Food Network and Lynne Wiedemann of Cook With Us at DeLeon Foods sold out quickly, so they’re hosting another class tonight.

There are just a few spots left in tonight’s class, which is $40 per person and will be from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. at DeLeon Foods Deli & Grocery Store, 102 E. Francis Ave. Call (208) 665-0282 to confirm an opening. The evening includes a demonstration of how to make carne asada, a tour of the store and dinner.

Wiedemann, who has traveled extensively to Mexico and ran a cooking school there with her husband, will work with Gonzalez for another upcoming class. On June 26, they’ll host a class on Baja fish tacos and chile rellenos. Learn to prepare fresh fish, cabbage slaw and accompaniments for fish tacos. They’ll also be making classic chile rellenos that are golden brown on the outside and cheesy inside, served with rustic tomato salsa.

The class will be from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. and includes the cooking demonstration, a tour of DeLeon’s and dinner for $45 per person.

Sign up at www.cookwithus.com or call (208) 665-0282.

Master chef teaching at Gourmet Way in Hayden

Master Chef Steve Geving will teach a class at Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, in Hayden on Friday.

Geving lives in Blanchard, Idaho, and is a retired master chef, the highest level of achievement certified by the American Culinary Federation. He teaches the popular Cooking with the Masters series of classes at the Blanchard Community Center.

On Friday, Geving will prepare cold strawberry crème fraîche soup, Caesar salad, Angus beef tenderloin and flaming bananas. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $35 per person.

Reservations are required. Call Gourmet Way at (208) 762-1333 for reservations or more information.

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