Here’s a great gift idea for the beer and food lover in your life. The Washington Beer Blog has teamed up with Tom Douglas Restaurants and select local breweries to produce Hop Stove Society, a series of classes at the Hot Stove Society, Tom Douglas’ culinary school in downtown Seattle. Each of these classes is a casual, fun, one-evening affair featuring a different kind of food and a different local brewer. The object is to take beer and food pairing to the next level.
The cost for the class is $90 and includes everything: beer, food, knowledge, skills.
Learn to make pizza from scratch with Chef Eric Stover and learn how to choose a craft beer to pair with it.
Eric has worked all over the place at the Tom Douglas Restaurants, including a stint as Sous Chef at Serious Pie, which means he’s ready and eager to teach you how to make truly awesome pizza at home.
Joining Eric for this class, Dru Ernst of Dru Bru, the local brewery that makes Serious Bru Bohemian-Style Pilsner, a beer crafted for Tom Douglas Restaurants and served at all Serious Pie locations. Dru will talk about the brewing process and will bring some other beers to share. You will create your own pizza and explore beer pairing options to accompany it.
The dough that we make for Serious Pie is a long process, but we’ve come up with a home-friendly version of our dough recipe for this class, and Eric will discuss the differences between the home pizza dough recipe and the Serious Pie pizza dough recipe.
Eric will show you how to make, shape, and top pizza dough. We’ll set out a wide variety of pizza toppings for you to choose from when you shape and top your own pizza.
In addition to learning how to make and handle pizza dough, you will learn about how to shop for the ingredients that make the difference between ordinary pizza and stellar pizza— olive oil, canned Italian tomatoes, and top-quality cheeses.
Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy the pizza you shaped, topped, and baked yourself! And you’ll get to enjoy it alongside a selection of beers from Dru Bru.
What You’ll Learn:
How to make the home version of Serious Pie pizza dough, including brief discussion of flours- demo and hands-on
Understanding that, like pizza, a beer is only as good as the ingredients that go into it.
Concepts behind thoughtful beer and food pairing, like matching intensity, contrasting flavors and complimenting flavors.
Discussion of olive oil varietals, labeling and pressing, plus a tasting of a couple of different olive oils
Serious Pie tomato sauce- demo- plus a discussion about canned tomato varietals and labels and a tasting of 2 different canned tomatoes: A D.O.P. San Marzano and Alta Cucina
Discussion and tasting of a couple of the cheeses used at Serious Pie- buffalo mozzarella and sottocenere truffle cheese
Shape and top pizza and bake in the oven- hands-on
Eat your pizza! Drink Dru’s beer!