THURSDAY, May 15
Beer vs Wine Dinner at LloydMartin
Chef Sam Crannell will be serving up a four-course meal with beer and wine pairings for $125. It’ll be up to you which pairs best with courses like warm duck salad with candied kumquats, roasted rack of pork and mustard spatzle, and a bacon waffle with foie gras ice cream. Call 206-420-7602 or visit LloydMartin’s website for reservations.
Ruth Reichl at the Dahlia Lounge
The food writer, Twitter poetess, and author of Delicious! A Novel will be signing copies of her book while chef Brock Johnson creates a three-course lunch inspired by Reichl's first foray into fiction. The $70 registration fee includes lunch and a signed book. Register on Tom Douglas's website.
FRIDAY, May 16
The Search for General Tso at SIFF
This documentary film about Chinese-American cuisine will have three showings at SIFF from the 16th through the 18th following a successful TriBeCa Film Festival premiere last month. Showtimes and tickets can be found on the SIFF website.
SUNDAY, May 18
How to Cook a Wolf Wine Dinner
James and Poppie Mantone of Syncline Wine Cellars will team up with chef Michael Gifford for a six-course meal highlighting their new white and rosé wines. Dinner starts at 6:30 with a starter of kusshi oysters and salmon roe paired with Scintillation Brut Rosé. Call 206-838-8090 for reservations.
Kiss My Grits Pop-Up
This farmers market newcomer also does pop-ups, and this week it's serving up a country boil at Bloom Restaurant in Ballard, starting at 6pm. Tickets for the $25 seafood feast are available online. Bib optional.
Oysters and Rosé at Anchovies and Olives
Chef Zach Chambers will be shucking, pouring, and toasting out on the patio from 1–4pm. Six to eight varieties of oysters will be available by the half dozen, dozen, or two dozen, and eight rosés will be available by the half glass, glass, and bottle. (Got all that?) Call 206-838-8080 for reservations.
Seattle’s premier food networking event will be on Monday, July 28 at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom. Aside from the obvious T-Doug tastings, samples will also be offered from Thierry Rautureau’s two restaurants Loulay and Luc, as well as The Old Sage, Lark, and more. The event usually sells out, so snag a $25 early admission ticket online.