WEDNESDAY, June 5
Iron Vintner Challenge
Four Woodinville winemakers compete for the title of Iron Vintner at this fourth annual contest, which turns notable winemakers like Avennia's Chris Peterson or Lisa Baer of Baer Winery into chefs for the night. The first round is hosted by Willows Lodge, and costs $50 for tastings (or $135 for the four-course dinner). The event benefits Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.
Prom at Linda’s Tavern
Want a prom re-do? Linda’s Tavern hosts an “Enchantment Under the Sea”–themed night where the punch is spiked and DJ Hank Rock and DJ Cuts Like a Knife will be in charge of the tunes. Join them starting at 8 and don’t miss the chance to get your photo taken by an official prom photographer with your date in between dancing.
THURSDAY, June 6
Queen Anne Farmers Market Returns
One of the city's most happening markets is back for the season with the requisit lineup of farms, food trucks, and food purveyors. This year City Council president Sally J. Clark and councilmember Richard Conlin are leading cooking demos at 5 and 6pm.
FRIDAY, June 7
Drink Pink at Marché
Marché hosts its annual rosé party to celebrate the start of summer with live music from the Millionaires’ Club, street food, and oyster shucking. Festivities begin at 4:30, and the location, mind you, is Pike Place Market.
SATURDAY, June 8
EFESTE’s Annual Rockin’ Sips Fundraiser
Over the last five years, EFESTE has raised over $57,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is looking to keep the ball rolling at this year’s event. From 4 to 7 enjoy music from Seattle cover band the Slacks, sip tastings from local wineries and beer companies, and get the chance to win prizes from Willows Lodge and Bill the Butcher. Buy the $35 tickets online or at the winery tasting room.
U-District Farmers Market’s 20th Anniversary
It all started in 1993 with 17 farmers. Twenty years later, the U-District Farmers Market supports more than 60 local farms. Trophy Cupcakes is joining in on the celebration by baking 500 mini-cupcakes, and it will be the first day of the season that cherries and strawberries will be sold. Stop by between 10 and noon.
Chicken Harvest on Vashon
We’ve all used the phrase “like a chicken with its head cut off,” but have you actually witnessed it? Well here is your chance if you can stomach the kill, scald, feather removal, evisceration, and harvest of livers, hearts, gizzards, heads, and feet. Bring water and a sack lunch as it will be an all day affair beginning at 10 for $125.
SUNDAY, June 9
Jill Silverman Hough at Cast Iron Studios
Cast Iron Studios hosts cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough for an interactive lesson on food and wine pairings. On the menu will be Dungeness crab cakes, barbecued chicken pizza, and grilled rosemary steak skewers. Grab a copy of her cookbook 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love for an extra $10, bringing the price up to $55. Space is limited; make a reservation by calling 206-838-3853 or online.
MONDAY, June 10
Bastille Rooftop Dinners
Enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains with 11 of your closest friends on the roof of Bastille twice a month. The meal is multi-course and features produce grown on the roof. Dinner starts at 6:30 (following a garden tour at 5:30) and costs $95. Tickets are required and can be bought online.
TUESDAY, June 11
Chef + Gardener Series at Volunteer Park Cafe
Chef Ericka Burke and gardener/cook/author/hilarious person Amy Pennington collaborate for four meals throughout the summer. Each dinner starts at 6 in Volunteer Park Cafe’s backyard, and is made from organic ingredients. It costs $45 with wine and beer for purchase; reservations are required; make them online or by calling 206-328-3155.