Wines of the World

Explore more pairings like this and wines from all over the world in the upcoming Wines of the World! class starting October 29.

Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Gruyère Tart

Taken from Food and Wine

  1. One 1 1/2-pound butternut squash—peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  2. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  5. 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  6. 1 pound assorted mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  7. 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  8. 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  9. All-purpose flour, for dusting
  10. 14 ounces chilled all-butter puff pastry
  11. 2 large egg yolks
  12. 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  13. 1/4 pound Gruyère cheese, shredded
  14. 2 teaspoons chopped thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the squash on a baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes, until just tender. Transfer to a bowl. Increase the temperature to 400°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt the butter in the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the shallot and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened. Add the mushrooms, cover and cook, stirring, until tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Toss with the vinegar and nutmeg and add to the squash.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment. On a floured work surface, roll the puff pastry out to 12 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches. Using a knife, trim the pastry to 12 by 14 inches. Transfer to the baking sheet and prick the pastry with a fork all over except for a 1/2-inch border. Bake the pastry for 20 minutes, until golden; pierce with a fork if it puffs during baking. Let cool.
  4. Stir the egg yolks, crème fraîche, Gruyère, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper into the mushrooms and squash. Spread the mixture on the pastry inside the border. Bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Cut into squares and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Nutmeg is added to the mushrooms in this buttery tart because the warm spice works well with the savory complexity of a Cabernet Sauvignon.



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Become a Total Body Tabata™ (TBT™) PRO Instructor and provide professional, approachable and dynamic group fitness for everyone. During this 8-hour training we define high-intensity interval training (HiiT) and Tabata protocol, learn the Total Body Tabata™ recipe and its benefits, review exercise fundamentals specific to TBT™ and discover exercise progressions and regressions.

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Woodworking 1

Learn cabinet making and fine woodworking fundamentals. Use, maintenance, and safety of woodworking equipment and hand tools. Layout, milling procedures and construction of a small project. Materials fee included in the tuition.

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Graphic Design & Web Design

For an enhanced skill set or resume or just for fun!


6 sessions, starts 9/24/14(8384). Learn to use Photoshop & Illustrator to print tee shirts and posters, professionally document your artwork, and create graphic designs. Course will demonstrate how to bring your ideas and artwork to the printing press and more! Work with halftones and screen angles, produce CMYK and spot color separations, and prepare a design for commercial printing or your own DIY print project! Class is a combination of live demonstration and open lab time. Student ID and computer lab fee required.

Item: 8384 BE 3168 W  6:00P-9:00P  Huntress


4 sessions, starts 11/10/14(8335). Essentials training and core skills.   Getting a grip on a complex interface. Step by step practical studies on designing logos, brochures and advertisements. *Student ID and lab fee required.

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4 sessions, starts 11/13/14(8386). Learn the basics of this powerful page layout application which has become the primary tool for graphic design and desktop publishing. Lots of hands-on. Students are encouraged to bring real-life projects to class. Excellent follow-up to Introduction to Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing class (item 6385). Must be familiar with mouse and menu-based computer application *Student ID & Computer Lab fee required.

Item: 8386 BE 3168 Th  6:00P-9:00P   Hager


6 sessions, starts 10/2/14(8385). Want to design business cards/letterhead, an ad, a brochure or newsletter but don’t know where to begin? Learn to effectively communicate your message based upon the principles of good design in this hands-on overview. This beginning class introduces the basic features of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Must be familiar with mouse and menu-based computer application Instructor is Seattle Central’s graphic designer. *Student ID & Computer Lab fee required.

Item: 8385 BE 3168 Th  6:00P-9:00P   Hager


5 sessions, starts 9/30/14(8373). We will go from beginner to intermediate skill zone. Making original graphics from scratch, modifying existing graphics with special effects.  Repairing old and damaged photo Styles, shapes brushes and filters.  Photoshop for print-work and for the web all in one place! *Student ID and computer lab fee required.

Item: 8373 BE 3168 Tu  6:00P-8:00P   Miller


6 sessions, starts 9/29/14(8336). This popular local site designer and teacher takes you from beginning to intermediate knowledge of web construction and design. Class features Adobe Dreamweaver software. *Student ID & Computer Lab fee required.

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5 sessions, starts 11/4/14(8339). WordPress is a completely free and easy to use Content Management System for building and maintaining web sites. Historically used for blogging, WordPress can also build powerful, database driven web sites for many purposes, including ecommerce. Join Hugh Miller for a class to get you up and running in this exciting alternative approach to building web sites. *Student ID & Computer Lab fee required.

Item: 8339 BE 3168 Tu  6:00P-8:00P   Miller

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Classes Starting Monday, September 22, 2014

MONDAY, 9/22/14
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6615 FRENCH LEVEL 1 STEVENS M 140922 141124 0630P 0820P BE 4166
8240 PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE STAFF MWSa 140922 141101 0600P 0930P BE 3200
8249 3D GAMING CERTIFICATE STAFF MW 140922 141201 0630P 0930P BE 1139E
8265 LEVEL 1, AUTOCAD 2015 Moy C MW 140922 141015 0600P 0900P BE 1139D
8268 AUTOCAD 2015 CERTIFICATE Moy C MW 140922 141210 0600P 0900P BE 1139D

Class Review: French 1

Class: French 1 / Instructor: Peter Stevens

Q: How was the quality of service received in your interactions with the Community Education Program?


A: Wonderful! The best!
French class is my favorite time of the week: Great teacher, great
time and great location. I’d totally recommend this class to others.

Genevieve S.

Ethnic Cuisines from France

Course Outline

With this 8 classes program discover the 7 major ethnic cuisines that make French cuisine what it is today. The last class is our end of class dinner. Classes are 100% hands-on.Ethnic Cuisines from France

Aprons provided with the lab fee, as well as a signed cookbook for the first four people to register.

There is an ingredients fee to be paid on the first class but you will get to bring back home 7 delicious meals (main and dessert or appetizer), and the 8th class will end with a dinner with all the class participants (with a nice glass of wine, compliment of Paris Eastside for all the 21 years old + participants).

  • Class 1 – French Caribbean – Feroce – Pork Colombo
  • Class 2 – Black African – Yassa chicken – Cassava cakes
  • Class 3 – North African – Pastilla – Chicken tajine
  • Class 4 – Portuguese – Bacalao a Bras – Pastel de nata
  • Class 5 – Armenian – Beurreck – Menti
  • Class 6 – French Indian ocean – Rougail – Achards
  • Class 7 – Vietnamese – Nems – Coconut crème caramel
  • Class 8 – End of class dinner – menu to be decided collectively with the participants.
  • A tempting preview!

About Muriel-Marguerite Foucher

Muriel-Marguerite Foucher, owner of Paris Eastside, spent most of her life living in Paris where she owned and operated a successful cooking school for 10 years. As a little girl Muriel-Marguerite was inspired by her grandmother, who raised her and first introduced her to the joys of food and cooking.  She spent hours with her grandmother in the kitchen preparing meals and developing a passion for food that later grew into a career. After years teaching French cooking to English speaking tourists in Paris, Muriel-Marguerite moved to Bellevue, Washington where she now lives with her family. In June 2012 Foucher published her first cookbook, Easy French Microwave Recipes: Impress Your Friends with 30 Easy French Recipes and in December 2012 opened Paris Eastside a French lifestyle boutique located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

 About Paris Eastside

Paris Eastside is a French lifestyle boutique located at 816 East Pike Street in Seattle, Washington. Opened in 2012, Paris Eastside is part cooking school, part boutique, part specialty food shop, offering a curated collection of the most popular French products including clothing, jewelry, pantry items and cookware. Paris Eastside owner Muriel-Marguerite Foucher also hosts a series of French-inspired cooking classes and craft workshops for both children and adults.

For more information visit www.pariseastside.com.