MONDAY December 19
Join the Tom Douglas team and the Wine Press Club at Seatown from 5:30 to 7 to sample sparkling wines. For $50, try vinos from France, Spain, Italy, and Oregon, along with three paired seafood noshes. Tickets are available online.
FRIDAY December 23
Skillet Diner is hosting an ugly sweater Christmas party from 4 to 9 with eggnog cocktails, yuletide soul music, and pictures with Santa, aka chef Brian O’Conner—the jolliest, most tatted-up Santa you could ever hope for.
Jan 8 Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, proprietors of local favorite Revel, kick off a series of twelve cooking classes with a holiday detox session on January 8. Classes run from 2 to 4 and are limited to 14 participants—who will enjoy wine and take-home snacks. Preregistration is required by phone at 206-547-2040 or online. Individual classes are $60, or buy a package of three for $165 or six for $300. Classes are held once a month through December 2012.
Jan 14 Starting in the middle of the month and continuing for five consecutive Saturdays, tour Pike Place Market under the guidance of a local chef. Simon Zatyrka of Cutters Bayhouse hosts the first of the tours, which run from 9 to 1 and cost $75 per person. Up to 14 people can sign up; the tours end at SieMatic Seattle with a cooking demo and light meal.