Parties That Cook Teams Up with Portland’s Bull Run Distilling Company to Create a Unique Cocktail Cooking Class

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Parties That Cook pairs cooking with cocktails at new Portland mixology class.

Cooking with Cocktails

Cooking with Cocktails

Mixology is so hot right now. We’re thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Bull Run and incorporate delicious, seasonal cocktails into our classic cooking class format.

Parties That Cook®, the mobile culinary events company specializing in corporate team building activities and cooking parties, announced a new partnership with Portland’s Bull Run Distilling Company. The two companies team up for their first public event, Cooking with Cocktails, on May 18th. In addition to a lively culinary demonstration and hands-on cooking session with guidance from professional chefs, guests learn the mixology behind the 5 hand-crafted cocktails paired with the evening’s menu of gourmet international small plates.

According to Parties That Cook Founder and CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, “Mixology is so hot right now. We’re thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Bull Run and incorporate delicious, seasonal cocktails into our classic cooking class format.” The mixology session will be given by Bull Run Distilling Co.’s co-founder, Patrick Bernards, a corporate convert who followed his passion for producing small batch rum and whiskey.

At Cooking with Cocktails, guests are greeted with an appetizer, a nametag, and a sample of one of the cocktails they will later learn to make. Parties That Cook Northwest Manager and Chef, Carolyn Davis, will introduce the recipes and present culinary tips and tricks to build anticipation for the cooking. Bull Run Distilling Company will then take the reins for a cocktail demonstration, explaining the basics of mixology and walking guests through the creation of 5 unique cocktails s they will also get to sample.

Guests will work in small groups to prepare recipes like Ahi Tuna Tartare in Toasted Won Ton Cups and Mexican Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and rotate through a hands-on mixology station, all while listening to upbeat music. Once the cooking portion is over, the group savors their culinary creations together. Guests receive commemorative digital photos and copies of the recipes so they can recreate the dishes and cocktails at home.

Singles, couples and groups of friends can find tickets to this exciting and educational premiere of Cooking with Cocktails on May 18, 2012 online or by calling 1-888-907-2665. Cost: $95 per person. Space is limited and cooking experience is not required.

About Parties That Cook
Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout Portland, Chicago, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder Bibby Gignilliat pioneered the in-home cooking party concept in 1999, and extended the company’s hands-on, interactive culinary events to include a wide array of corporate team building events, cooking parties and cooking classes.

About Bull Run Distilling Company
Bull Run Distilling Company (BRD) was founded by acclaimed Portland distiller, Lee Medoff, and business partner, Patrick Bernards, in the spring of 2010. BRD is committed to producing only the finest quality products, and employs traditional double distillation to perfect its Rum and Whiskey. Located along Portland's popular NW 23rd Ave shopping and dining district, the combination tasting room and retail shop is open to the public.


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