THURSDAY, November 14
Learn how to can your goods for winter and make some ginger-cardamom pumpkin butter while you’re at it. Join Amy Pennington, cook, author, and all-around hilarious green gal, at Queen Anne’s Cupcake Royale at 6:30. For $30, sip on wines from Snoqualmie Vineyards and try some baked goods. Pennington will sell and sign copies of her new cookbook, Apples: From Harvest to Table. Call 206-285-1447 to claim your spot.
Seattle Chocolates Anniversary Event
Celebrate chocolate and couture at the Seattle Chocolates retail store on Andover Park West. Starting at 4, enjoy complimentary warm chocolate and wine pours and get 25 percent off of all chocolates from Seattle Chocolates and Jcoco. The first 100 customers will receive a free gift—could it be chocolate?
FRIDAY, November 15
Trellis Brewer’s Dinner featuring Lompoc Brewing
Chef Brian Scheehser is hosting a brewer’s dinner at Trellis, the restaurant in the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. Portland's Lompoc Brewing and brewmaster Bryan Keilty are teaming up with Scheesher to serve this five-course meal with beer pairings. The $89 price tag (excluding tax and gratuity) will get you dishes like roasted pork loin paired with blackberry thyme golden ale. The reception, with appetizers, starts at 6:30 and the meal begins at 7. To make reservations, call 425-284-5858 or email [email protected]—space is limited.
SUNDAY, November 17
Brunswick and Hunt Pop-Up
Come 2014, chef Jeffrey Davidson and barman Eric Holmquist will be plying their trades at this stylish tavern that's set to open in Ballard. These gents will take over the dining room at Altura for a six-course preview dinner. Tickets are $90; courses pay tribute to fall (oxtail and mushroom toasts, braised chicken with mashed pumpkin and country gravy) and are paired with wine and cocktails. The ticket website has the full menu and other details.
MONDAY, November 18
Wild Beast Feast at Lark
Lark is hosting its fifth wild beast dinner served family style. For $150 per person, excluding tax, gratuity, and drinks, enjoy this multi-course cavalcade of blue hare, wood pigeon, grouse, and elk with no corkage fee. To make a reservation, call 206-323-5275.
Harvest Brewmaster’s Dinner
Come to this four-course meal at Hale’s Ale Brewery at 7. The chef at this Frelard brewpub is offering dishes including pumpkin ravioli, rustic soup, and glazed salmon, all paired with specialty and hard-to-find Hales creations like its barley wine and fresh hop golden ale. For $45, enjoy specialty ales to match each course and learn why they are paired. Call 206-782-0737 to make a reservation.