THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Midwest-Themed Tapas at Cafe Nordo Dinner Theater
After presenting one-of-a-kind culinary theatrics in venues such as a chocolate factory and a former museum, Cafe Nordo has found a permanent home in its Culinarium in Pioneer Square. Here Chef Nordo chronicles his personal journey in a new show titled Don Nordo del Midwest. The evening features a nine-course midwestern tapas menu, a selection of Spanish wine, and live original music. Tickets are $75.
Mindy Segal Talks Cookies at Book Larder
More of a cookie nerd than a cookie monster but equally passionate, the James Beard award–winning chef and owner of Chicago’s HotChocolate will be signing her book Cookie Love as well as demonstrating how to make her strawberry rhubarb rugelach with oatmeal streusel. This free event still requires a heads up, so RVSP at the Book Larder website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Nordic Popup Dinner Tumble Swede
Former Bloom chef Jason Harris has teamed up with mononymous Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co to bring us a new Nordic-style popup restaurant. With not a meatball in sight, Tumble Swede takes us back to the rustic traditions of Scandinavian settlers in the Northwest with more traditional yet not necessarily well-known recipes. From April 17 through April 19, expect a menu full of fresh Scandinavian ingredients and seafood such as warm salad of new potatoes with smoked pacific herring and oysters served with plenty of the distillery's aquavit. Tickets are $50.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Tiki Sundays at Pennyroyal
On these typically wet spring Seattle days, sometimes you just need an evening of Caribbean food and silly-yet-serious fruit-filled cocktails by the glow of multicolored lights. As of April 12, new bar Pennyroyal hosts Tiki Sundays from 3 to 7pm. With guest barkeeps from various Seattle watering holes, the drinks will vary, but imagine something along the lines of a scotch, tequila, gin concoction with pineapple, grapefruit, and Angostura bitters.
Spilled Milk Podcast Live at Town Hall
Hosts, authors, and funny duo Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton bring their banter and food-focused podcast to the stage, this Sunday evening at 7:30. On Spilled Milk, Wizenberg, the author of two New York Times best-selling books and the blog Orangette, and Amster-Burton, author of three books and the blog Roots and Grubs, cover a range of topics from cheap beer to scrambled egg recipes to Korean junk food all served with a heaping side of comedy. For a $5 ticket, watch this live podcast recording at Town Hall as they talk sack lunches, answer questions from fans, and more with special guest Rachel Belle of KIRO Radio.
Bastille Rooftop Dinners
Between the warm Seattle months of June and September, Bastille opens its rooftop garden for a weekly multicourse, family-style dinner at a communal table. Tickets are $150 per person and each dinner is limited to ten people; it includes the meal, wine pairings, and a helluva view of the Olympic Mountains. The menu will vary but expect something like chilled leek soup, slowly cured king salmon, grilled short rib with a lovage potato puree, and a bing cherry tarte tatin for dessert.