On Sunday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), you won’t want to miss Miró Quartet violist and chef extraordinaire John Largess as he entertains Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s online audience with a free livestream cooking class! John will teach us how to prepare that classic comfort food, Chicken Pot Pie. He’ll show us how to make its Rough Puff Pastry Crust from scratch, and he’s including a version for vegetarians.
John enjoys preparing sumptuous foods, especially French pastry and fine desserts, and he proved his skills to a small OICMF audience in 2018 when he led the Miró Quartet members in presenting a dinner concert. (How often does the violist get to take the lead?) Violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer and cellist Joshua Gindele joined John in preparing the evening’s Spanish-themed dishes and beverages, and the quartet performed interludes between courses.
A true renaissance man, John has a background in Greek and Latin literature and graduated from Yale University with a degree in archaeology. He also studied at the Hebrew University in Israel and participated in archaeological excavations in Greece, Israel, and Jordan before returning to the viola and focusing on his chamber music career. John is a trained yoga instructor, having studied Vinyasa Power Yoga with Baron Baptiste. He also practices Kundalini, Bikram, and Astanga yoga styles, and teaches yoga in Austin, Texas, where he lives. When not standing on his head, he enjoys making his Tibetan Singing Bowl sing.
This is a free online event, but tickets are necessary. For tickets to Cooking with John Largess, click here.