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Cooking with Comedians
April 29, 2022 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm$130
Join Chefs of the Meritage Collection Napa Valley as they team up with different comedians to bring you The Laugh Cellar original show, Cooking with Comedians! Participants will gain culinary tips, tricks and confidence to cook more at home, with plenty of laughs and tastes along the way! Plus, learn the latest trends and classics of food.
In the kitchen with Chef Bryan Gardner:
Atsuko Okatsuka is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2018, Vulture Magazine featured her in their report “38 Comedians You Should and Will Know.” In 2019, TimeOut LA featured her as one of the top 10 Comedians To Watch in Los Angeles. Atsuko also recently starred in her own one hour special that aired on Hulu as part of a six episode series called Comedy InvAsian. Her latest creation, “Let’s Go Atsuko, A Woke Japanese Game Show,” has monthly sold-out shows in Los Angeles and is a hit weekly podcast as part of Foreverdog Podcast Network. Most recently, she has partnered with National Lampoons and Quibi to bring the televised version of “Let’s Go Atsuko” to screen. Born in Taiwan to Taiwanese and Japanese parents, Atsuko is fluent in three languages: English, Japanese, and Mandarin. When she’s not performing on stage or behind the mic, she can be found dancing on her Instagram with her grandmother or giving hot takes of the world on Twitter.
First: Grilled Jumbo Asparagus – shaved asparagus and frisee salad, poached egg, bacon lardons, grilled lemon vinaigrette
Second: Soy & Honey glazed Belly and Sous Vide Loin – creamy polenta, orange/fennel mostarda, stir fired snap peas, hearts of fire
Third: Deconstructed Strawberry Short cake – black pepper/pinot noir syrup, buttermilk biscuit “croutons”, Chantilly cream
A taste of comedy to start and end the evening, plus plenty of laughs along the way! Culinary tips and tricks to try at home, 3-course gourmet farm to fork dinner, glass of award-winning wine or craft beer upon arrival.