Wed, Aug 31
Counter Culture Coffee Launch Party at La Marzocco
Having opened in the new KEXP building in April, this multiroaster cafe and showroom has already hosted quite a few roasteries. Next on the docket: Counter Culture Coffee. To celebrate September’s Roaster in Residence, this Wednesday La Marzocco will have a launch party from 5 to 8. Ballard’s Bourbon and Bones will provide the North Carolina–style pulled pork sandwiches and barbecue sides, plus beer and wine. There will also be Counter Culture drip coffee and espresso because this whole party is about coffee after all.
Thu, Sept 1
Chef Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita at FareStart
Thursdays are guest chef nights at Downtown’s FareStart, a culinary job training program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. James Beard award–winning chef, Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, will be helming the FareStart kitchen on September 1. Her three-course dinner will have Tuscan-style tomato soup, king salmon with chanterelles, and panna cotta with sea salt and local honey. Dinner is 5:30 to 8 and tickets are about $30.
Thu & Fri, Sept 1 & 2
Tilth’s 10th Anniversary Dinners
For its tin anniversary, this Wallingford restaurant honors the purveyors and producers that helped usher in Seattle’s farm-to-table and certified organic movement (before all the cool kids did it) with a 10-course menu. Chef Maria Hines’s multicourse meal will have chilled lemon-cucumber soup with smoked Penn Cove mussels, seared St. Jude albacore tuna, braised pork belly, white corn creme brulee for dessert, and more. The $150 dinner includes a scrapbook of Tilth milestones and coveted recipes. Do make reservations.
Sun, Sept 4
Eden Hill’s First Anniversary
The cozy Queen Anne restaurant is celebrating one revolution around the sun this Sunday. There will be a limited a la carte menu with Eden Hill favorites such as kettle corn Brussels sprouts, rare beef, ricotta doughnuts, and more. Plus, a three-course tasting menu will be available for $45. Proceeds will benefit Green Plate Special, a nonprofit that inspires and empower youth to experience food through gardening, cook, and sharing meals together.
Tue, Sept 6
Author Talk with Lark’s John Sundstrom
The James Beard award–winning chef published his cookbook, Lark: Cooking Against the Grain, in 2013. Now the culinary tome filled with chef John Sundstrom’s love letter to the Pacific Northwest, namely over 100 recipes, is available in paperback and has a new chapter on Lark larder items and staples. Plus, yes, more recipes for cordials, syrups, housemade pasta, smoked and pickled foods, and more. Chef Sundstrom will be signing books and chatting about Lark at Fremont’s Book Larder from 6:30 to 8. He’ll be fresh off his trip to Copenhagen where he attended Rene Redzepi’s food symposium. Travel stories abound no doubt. The event is free, is first come, first...seated, but you may want to RSVP first.
Ticket Alert: New York’s Le Cirque Pops Up in Columbia Tower September 9
The circus-themed Manhattan restaurant is, for a short time, a traveling circus-themed restaurant. The 42-year-old Le Cirque, that’s seen the likes of Danial Boulud come up through their kitchen, is popping up at just 10 private clubs across the nation in the name of fundraising. Next Friday, Seattle’s Columbia Tower Club will be open to the public for this dinner of French fare benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dinner is $175, $40 of which will go directly to St. Jude’s, and, yes, it includes wine. Call Columbia Tower for reservations.
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