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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

This week: Bastille Day, an extravaganza of rhubarb, Cafe Juanita alfresco, and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

By Carter Haaland July 9, 2012

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Blueacre Seafood Dinner
Freshly plucked from the crystal clear waters of Bristol Bay and artfully prepared by the seasoned hands of chef Kevin Davis, you might want to snap a picture of Blueacre’s $95 salmon dinner prior to digging in. Dinner starts at 6 and reservations can be made by calling 206-659-0737.

FRIDAY July 13
Rhubarb Days
As the number-two producer of rhubarb in the country, the city of Sumner is the self-proclaimed rhubarb pie capital of the world. Accordingly, the town will welcome rhubarb connoisseurs and laymen alike for its annual festival, Rhubarb Days. Rhubarb-related hoopla and hullabaloo will take place on Friday and Saturday and include a bakeoff, a pie-eating contest, music, aprons as art, and games.

Bastille Day
Ballard’s French bistro, Bastille Café and Bar, will be swinging open its doors just to celebrate itself. Narcissistic or healthily confident? We kid—plenty of other spots around town have fetes in the works as well.

SUNDAY July 15
Stephanie Lucianovic at Book Larder
Picky eater turned culinary graduate and food writer Stephanie Lucianovic addresses the issue of finicky taste buds in her book, Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate. Lucianovic will bring her vast expanse of knowledge garnered by years of eating grilled cheese to the free discussion at Book Larder from 11 to noon.

Tea Ceremony
For centuries before Starbucks told us otherwise, tea has been the ultimate ceremonial beverage in many clutures. The Seattle Art Museum is hosting its semiregular chado, or Japanese "the way of the tea" ceremony at 2:30 at the third-floor teahouse. The formal Japanese affair in which the tea is artfully prepared and presented is viewed as a performance.

Cafe Alfresco
Cafe Juanita chef Holly Smith and exec sous Benjamin Closson will be hosting a family style pasta dinner in the fresh air along the banks of Juanita Creek near the restaurant. The $75 dinner starts at 4:30 and is limited to 30 guests. Reservations can be made at 425-823-1505.

July 30 On the last Monday of each month the Ravenna Third Place Pub host its monthly Science on Tap series. Those who share a common love of beer and science gather to listen to speakers and discuss the latest trends and ideas in science and technology.

September 19 Asian-focused chef Andrea Nguyen will be hosting a multi-course lunch at Monsoon to celebrate her new cookbook, Asian Tofu. Lunch starts at noon and costs $35. Tickets go on sale August 1.

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