THURSDAY, October 4
Hitchcock + VUDE Spanish dinner
Enjoy a Spanish meal from Bainbridge Island’s Hitchcock chef Brendan McGill, together with Velvet Underground Dining Experience (VUDE), and Andrew Will Winery. Spotlighting giant Pacific octopus and Pacific albacore (both caught exclusively for Hitchcock), this eight-course dinner with cider and wine parings runs $125 per guest and takes place at VUDE, 308 9th Ave N, South Lake Union. Reservations are required, but tickets are still available.
Bruce Aidells Cookbook Dinner
Meat authority Bruce Aidells, has another Seattle event in the works. He is preparing a four-course dinner from his latest venture, The Great Meat Cookbook. Dahlia Lounge will host the quick-witted meat connoisseur at six in the private dining room. Tickets can be purchased, $90 per person, which includes a signed copy of the cookbook.
SATURDAY, October 6
Northwest Tea Festival
Forget coffee—okay, don’t—but did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water? The tea festival, presented by the Puget Sound Tea Association, will be held both Saturday, 10–6 and Sunday, 10–4, in the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center. Tasting booths, workshops, and preholiday shopping will be available, and a chance to hear from tea sommelier, James Norwood Pratt. Admission is free, with a suggested $10 donation.
Serious Pie Pizza Class
For $35, get full access to the wood-burning oven at Serious Pie at 4th and Virginia, 10–11:30am, for a chance to learn about pizza construction and ingredients (minus the top-secret dough recipe), from chef Audrey Spence. This class is limited to 12 people, but tickets are still available.
SUNDAY, October 7
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance: Eighth Annual Fundraiser
This feast will honor farmers at Swanson’s Nursery, where 23 of Seattle’s top chefs to prepare dishes showcasing raw ingredients provided by market farmers. For $125, games with prizes, live music, local wines and microbrews, and even a silent auction are on the agenda. Get your tickets here.
Celebrating the kickoff to fall never gets old. Dinette is hosting one of its popular Sunday suppers, a full Bavarian-style meal, at $45 per guest. The first 36 people to respond receive a spot at the table. Dinner starts at 6. Note: If you don’t hear back within 24 hours of your response, you’ll have to wait until next time.
MONDAY, October 8
Mulleady’s: Whiskey for Dinner
The Irish pub and restaurant will host chief distiller of Sullivan’s Cove, Patrick Maguire, who brings the infamous Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky to accompany for a $50 four-course whiskey dinner. The meal starts at 6, and will be accompanied by whiskey trivia. Seating is very limited so RSVP by e-mailing owner Travis Stanley-Jones.
TUESDAY, October 9
Coastal Kitchen Reopening: Oyster Bar
Owner Jeremy Hardy’s 20th anniversary remodel of his restaurant is just about finished and with it brings the addition of a new oyster and cocktail bar, new menu items, and new executive chef Jason Jones. Doors open at 5 for dinner only, but will continue with breakfast and lunch hours from then on. An official opening celebration will be happening on October 30 with a fundraiser for Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Reservations are strongly recommended; call 206-332-1145.
October 11 Author of the new cookbook Vegan Indian Cooking, Anupy Singla will be demonstrating the simplicity of Indian cooking, discussing health benefits and sharing recipes at 6:30 at Book Larder, and the following day at Elliott Bay Bookstore at 5.
October 14 Tickets are now available for FareStart’s 20th Annual “Great Food, Better Lives” Gala Auction. Taking place at the Washington State Convention Center, silent and live auctions and multi-course meal proceeds will benefit the James Beard-winning organization's training programs, which benefit homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10.