Two-Hour Pie-Making Class for One or Two at A la Mode Pies (Up to $81 Off)

Phinney Ridge

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A seasoned baker teaches up to 10 students how to craft a seasonal pie during two-hour classes held every Tuesday and Thursday

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. One-week cancellation notice required. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7–9 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A la Mode Pies - Phinney Ridge: Two-Hour Pie-Making Class for One or Two at A la Mode Pies (Up to $81 Off)

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  • $89 for a two-hour pie-making class for one (a $125 value)
  • $169 for a two-hour pie-making class for two (a $250 value)

Owner and professional baker Chris Porter leads groups of no more than 10 students through the intricacies of the pie-making process. Armed with personal attention and all of the necessary ingredients, students learn how to bake each month’s seasonal dessert selections. Along with mastering baking techniques and preparation steps, students will also be gifted with espresso from Caffè Umbria, ice cream from Bluebird Microcreamery, and tastings from A La Mode pies. Classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

A la Mode Pies

Like most kids, Chris Porter had pie on the brain from an early age. Visited by visions of everything from slices of cinnamon-dusted apple pie to the no-frills fruit pies that graced his lunchbox on special occasions, he felt the calling of the kitchen. These sweet dreams finally become a reality by adulthood, when Chris decided to turn his passion for pie making into a full-blown career. Armed with his recipes and baking techniques learned from his mother, Chris transferred from life as a television news reporter into the bustling role of pie-shop proprietor. Now the proud owner of A la Mode Pies, Chris and his team spend their days handcrafting a lineup of pies that have caught the attention of everyone from regular diners to the critics at the Seattle Times and City Arts.

At the shop, Chris takes a fresh approach to classic desserts, combining unique flavors into bourbon-butterscotch pies teamed with a vanilla-wafer crust to Mexican-chocolate mousse infused with a dash of cayenne pepper. The pie guy also doles out his signature LolliPies, which stuff apple-cinnamon, cherries-jubilee, or his Blue Hawaiian flavor into snack-ready silver-dollar crusts. To ensure every bite bursts with flavor, A la Mode’s team takes pains to find the best ingredients, filling each pie with organic and locally sourced herbs and fruit.

Along with admiring the delectable pies, diners are encouraged to feast their eyes on the shop’s award-winning decor, from the wood-paneled walls and chic lighting fixtures to the open kitchen framed by a “a beautiful dark wood bar where you can belly up and enjoy a slice," as highlighted by Rachel Hart for Seattle magazine.

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101 Ratings

chris is an amazing instructor and it was a wonderful experience, have already sent friends and family!
Jean K. · August 10, 2016
Come hungry. Bring paper and pen to take notes. The owner is fabulous. Very fun and energetic. It's a great class.
Joan · June 18, 2016
Great class to learn how to bake pies. We learned how to make 3 different types of pies and got to bring a whole pie (that we made) and recipes home. The owner, Chris, teaches the class and makes the class fun, informative, and filled with tips. Check the website or with Chris to find out which pies he will be teaching to make. Types of pies vary with the seasons.
June W. · June 8, 2016

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