The homemade pie auction is a big part of Blues for Food Fest every year. Photo via Facebook.

 THURSDAY 8/30

Viva San Rocco
La Romanza Bistro Italiano is paying homage to the patron saint of the Italian town of Patrica, San Rocco, with a wine dinner. The menu will feature food and drink reminiscent of Italy's annual Festa di San Rocco, while diners listen to traditional Italian music played by Steve Rice, Seattle's top accordianist. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with wines from Ruffino for only $75 per person.

Winemaker Dinner with Caleb Foster
As part of his winemaker dinner series, chef Russell Lowell is hosting winemaker Caleb Foster at Russell's Restaurant and Loft in Bothell. The five-course meal starts at 7 and will be specifically paired with Buty wines. Don't miss the various types of savory cakes or tenderloin already set on the menu: tickets for the dinner are $100 per person, and can be reserved by calling Russell's.

SATURDAY 9/1

Blues for Food Fest
Celebrate food, music and community at the sixth annual Blues for Food Fest at Magnuson Park. This all-day, all-ages event raises money and awareness of local individuals and organizations that grow food for the hungry. There will be live blue bands, treats from local vendors, children's gardening activities, various types of pies, and more. Donations of nonperishable foods and fresh produce are encouraged, and tickets are $20.

BEYOND

October 11 Entreprenuer Anupy Singla authored the recently published cookbook Vegan Indian Cooking, as well as the number-selling Indian cookbook on Amazing, The Indian Slow Cooker. She will be holding a cooking demonstration at Book Larder on October 11 at 6:30pm, where she will show the simplicity of Indian cooking, including several recipes from her own cookbooks, and discussing the health benefits of Indian spices. Singla will also be at Elliott Bay Bookstore October 12 for a meet-and-greet with her recipes being served at the cafe.

September 15 Join Trace sushi maestro Hayeong for a the first of several sushi seminars this fall. Attendees will learn how to make rolls California to spicy tuna at the inaugural session, and since is the first class, the $75 fee includes a complimentary night's stay at W Seattle. You can step it up a notch and make a full weekend of the seminar, with overnight packages that include early check-in, class fees, complimentary cocktails and appetizer at Trace in the evening. Other sushi classes are scheduled for October 20 and November 10.

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