After reading previous reviews I felt I needed to chime in. First of all, they no longer have a restaurant. The specialize in gourmet products, wines and the cooking school. Second of all, I am surprised that someone felt treated poorly. I am not your typical ""Pearl District Snob"" (I don't even live in the Pearl) and I was treated quite professionally. The classes are fabulous! The instructors are very informative and will patiently explain step by step what they are doing and, if you want to know, why they are doing it that way. The food is great, the wines are great, and the atmosphere is fun. As for parking, yep, that is a bummer. They are on the Streetcar line....
Pros: intimate setting, knowledgable staff, locally owned