Using fresh ingredients from Pacific Northwest natural bounty (photo courtesy of Macys)

Tom Douglas demos at Macy’s

Join famed Seattle chef, Tom Douglas at Macy’s Culinary Council event in San Francisco

Tom Douglas Ettas Salmon (photo courtesy of Macys)

Tom Douglas Ettas Salmon (photo courtesy of Macys)

The first time we heard about Tom Douglas was in 2002 when we lived in Seattle. At that time, Douglas only had a few restaurants like Dahlia Lounge, now a Seattle institution for Pacific Northwest cuisine which also earned Douglas the Best Chef in the Northwest Award by James Beard Foundation and Etta’s, a laid back seafood restaurant by Seattle’s Waterfront by Pike Place Market. We loved his fresh and seasonal approach to food before farm-to-table became a hipster mantra. We’re delighted to announce that Tom Douglas will be doing a food demo at Macy’s at Union Square in San Francisco on Saturday July 23rd at 1pm.

(Note: this post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own)

Tom Douglas table - photo courtesy of Macys

Tom Douglas table – photo courtesy of Macys

Presented by Macy’s Culinary Council who also brings in big guns like Rick Bayless, Todd English and Cat Cora to your local Macy’s, Douglas will be on hand to cook some of his award-winning dishes with lots of samples for attendees to nibble on. We don’t know what is on the menu for that day but Douglas is known to be an artist at using Pacific Northwest’s bounty and transforming it into mouthwatering dishes.

Tom Douglas Rub with Love ([photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Tom Douglas Rub with Love ([photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

The event is free and open to the public but you need to get tickets through EventBrite. As a bonus for those attending on the day, just spend $35 or more from Macy’s Home Department to receive a copy of Dahlia Bakery Cookbook to be signed by Douglas himself (time permitting on the day).

Tom Douglas Rib Rub (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Tom Douglas Rib Rub (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

On our recent trip to Seattle (read Part 1 and Part 2 here) we stocked up on a couple of Rub With Love rubs which makes for good souvenirs and brings back fun memories of our trip. The Salmon Run blends smoked paprika, thyme and brown sugar adds a delicious smoky flavor to Seattle favorite fish. A recipe on the lid lets even the most novice of home cooks recreate Etta’s Salmon quite easily. Our family love the Roast Rub with a lusty, fragrant blend of coriander, fennel, mustard, rosemary, garlic and sea salt. We’ve loved this one so much we put it on everything from pork to duck and it works every time.

“I like to give people confidence in the kitchen. That is my ammo when giving a class,” says Douglas. “Sometimes it’s a matter of getting knife that fits snugly in your hand so you don’t feel like you’re going to cut your hand off every time you cut a vegetable. I love that interaction as a chef with the people who shop at Macy’s. At the end of the day, I like giving them the tools they need to be successful cooks at home.”

So if you’re one of the lucky ducks who happen to be in San Francisco on Saturday, July 23rd 2016, do put Macy’s Culinary Council’s Tom Douglas cooking event on your calendar.

RSVP: to the event here and receive a $10 Macy’s gift card when you check in on the day. Note that the gift card is valid for use only from July 23-30th, 2016.

Date and Time of event: Saturday July 23rd, 2016 at 1pm

Location: Macy’s Union Square, Cellar Kitchen on Lower Level, 170 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The event is free and seating is first come, first served. Remember if you spend $35 or more in the Macy’s Home Department at Union Square location on July 23rd 2016, you will receive Dahlia Bakery Cookbook as a gift (while supplies last). Book signing is held after the event with time permitting.

If you’ve attended one of these Macy’s Culinary Council events, do let us know which one was your favorite and leave a comment below.

Till our next Happy Meal!

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