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Lindsey Hubbard takes helm at Wandering Cafe

August 27th, 2013 by master

After two years in the kitchen at The Wandering Cafe, 7533 Lake City Way, chef Lindsey Hubbard, shown at left, is taking over as departing owner Kristine Pottle migrates back to her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y.

They honored the occasion with an open house Tuesday night that more than 60 people attended, featuring plenty of nibbles and libations.

Pottle, shown below at left, will remain the main contact during the transition, and both she and Hubbard assured us that there will be more parties to come, such as last summer’s Paella Night.

To keep up with upcoming events at The Wandering Cafe, sign up for the email list on the website.

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Wandering Cafe introduces new owner at open house Tuesday

August 22nd, 2013 by master

Kristine Pottle, right, is handing the reins of The Wandering Cafe, her catering company at 7533 Lake City Way, to her chef Lindsey Hubbard with nothing less than yet another party (see photos from last summer’s Paella Night here).

In an email to Wandering Cafe friends and fans, Pottle announced that she’s heading back with her family to Buffalo, N.Y., but that you can bid her farewell and Hubbard hello at an open house featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

For more information or to inquire about attending, call (206) 367-3676.

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Wandering Cafe offers "Chicken and the Egg" class

February 26th, 2013 by master

Bring your thinking cap and your appetite for the next class at The Wandering Cafe, 7533 Lake City Way N.E., which is offering “The Chicken and the Egg” cooking class and dinner from 3-7 p.m. March 3.

In the first half, you’ll learn how to to quickly and easily break down a whole chicken and put it all to use, i.e. skin, stock, roasting and pâté. You’ll also about the egg, including proper storage, uses for fresh vs. older eggs, and how to poach a perfect egg.

And you’ll see how it’s all used at the following three-course dinner, which will include:

  • For starters: Brandied chicken liver mousse on toast, crispy chicken skin chips
  • Main dish: Roast chicken, spring vegetable cianfotta, semolina dumplings, poached egg
  • Dessert: Vanilla bean frozen custard, boozy seasonal fruit compote

Wine and sparkling water will be served with dinner, but you’re also welcome to bring your own wine or beer.

Cost is $85, and you can reserve a spot by emailing owner Kristine Pottle at

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Chocolate-making classes at The Wandering Cafe

January 28th, 2013 by master

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Wandering Cafe, 7533 Lake City Way N.E., is offering chocolate-making classes from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10. But you’d better decide if you want to do it quick because reservations and payment are required by Wednesday, Jan. 30.

At the first class, you’ll first learn a brief history of chocolate (while sipping something sparkly!) before making two flavors of ganache and a batch of caramel in preparation for the second class. You’ll also learn how to temper chocolate and why it’s important.

At the second class, you’ll:

  • Temper chocolate, line your molds, fill molds and closes for the molded chocolates.
  • Scoop ganache and dip for the dipped chocolates.
  • Caramels and dip. Top with assorted salts, flavors, etc.

Cost for both classes is $95 per person, which includes all supplies, chocolate and flavors, and you get to take home 24 pieces in gift boxes.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Wandering Cafe owner Kristine Pottle at 206-650-7714 or Reservations must be made by credit card by Wednesday to order the supplies.

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