Hang out with Modernist Cuisine coauthor Maxime Bilet at Book Larder on February 2.

Photo courtesy of modernistcuisine.com

MONDAY January 23

It’s National Pie Day today, and though you probably didn’t get the day off work, maybe you can convince your boss buy you one of High 5 Pie’s new pies to celebrate. Latest flavor additions include dark chocolate lavender cream pie, apple-cranberry-walnut pie, corned beef and cabbage, and more.

WEDNESDAY January 25

To celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, chef Brock Johnson of Dahlia Lounge and Scotch guy Richard Hill are putting their heads together for the 2nd Annual Slainte, a celebration of Scotland, with a five-course dinner paired with scotch. Tickets are $65 and available online.

THURSDAY January 26

Tickets are still available for Local 360’s first annual Oyster Shindig. The shucking showdown starts at 3:30 with a $250 grand prize. Come witness the action for $25, which includes oysters and wine.

Two Beers Brewing brewed a special Midnight Mass beer to support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The last two kegs will be featured at The Feedback Lounge during an auction—cohosted by Two Beers and Beer Church—of autographed Pearl Jam memorabilia. The 21-and-up benefit starts at 7 and is free to enter.

FRIDAY January 27

Starting Friday at 7 and running through the weekend, Port Townsend gathers up over 30 breweries and more than 60 different great beers from our region during the Strange Brewfest. Tickets for the eighth annual fest are $25 and available online.

SATURDAY January 28

Just a few spots remain for the third Chef’s Tour of the Market, this one is hosted by Jelle Vandenbroucke of ART Restaurant. A $75 outlay gets you on the tour of Pike Place Market and into SieMatic Seattle for a meal and demo afterward.

MONDAY January 30

Kathy Gunst’s literary cookbook Notes from a Maine Kitchen explores the culinary environment of the Pine Tree State, from smelt to lobster to blueberry pie. Free at 6:30, Gunst will present her stories at Book Larder, along with a nosh from the book.

BEYOND

Feb 2 If you missed Nathan Myrhvold at Town Hall, here’s your next chance to get up close with one of the authors of Modernist Cuisine, the epic gastronomical tome. If you were planning to buy the book, get it from Book Larder and you’ll get tickets to see Maxime Bilet demo some of the tome’s techniques and answer any and all culinary questions.

Feb 7 For $20, join Rupert Symington of Symington Family Estates at Ting Momo for A Port Primer. Seven wines will be tasted, along with paired bites like Oregon blue cheese with smoked cherries and coffee rubbed smoked beef.

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