Bon Appetit!

Seattle is full of cooking enthusiasts. With year-round Farmers Markets, fresh seafood at our doorstep, local cheeses and wonderful bakeries, it’s easy to eat and cook well.

Michael Courtney Design (Seattle) designed this logo and menu for a group of cooking enthusiasts who jokingly call themselves “the Gourmet Club.”

Every few weeks, they get together for a casual meal prepared by one of the couples. Hosting the dinners rotates and the theme varies at each dinner. Menus are shaped by Julia Child’s first cookbooks for one couple who lived in post-war France. Another couple creates dinners using recipes collected during vacations in Mexico and travel to Northern Italy. And two chefs planned dinner using only NW ingredients: fresh salmon from Puget Sound, just-picked-from-the-garden vegetables, and wild (urban) blackberry cobbler for dessert.

“I look at this as a chance to ‘up my game’ by planning, preparing, and serving a meal for other good cooks,” says one of the group. “It’s all in good fun and we get a chance to experiment with menus, eat great food and laugh together.”

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