WEDNESDAY, March 26
Miller’s Guild Dominus Wine Dinner
Jason Wilson's new downtown steakhouse is holding its first-ever special event, hosted by Tod Mostero of Napa Valley’s Dominus Estate. Each of the three courses—meat, meat, and more meat, true to form—will be accompanied by its own vertical tasting flight of Dominus wine, to the tune of $275. A Champagne reception with passed appetizers and 2006 Louis Roederer Cristal starts at 6:30. Call 206-463-3663 or email [email protected] for a reservation.
FRIDAY, March 28
Jon Bonné Book Tour
San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné will be stopping by the Book Larder with his new book on California wines in tow. Hors d'oeuvres, wine samples, and discounted bottles will be available alongside copies of Bonné's book. $20 tickets are available on the Book Larder's website.
SATURDAY, March 29
Brews and Clues: Tapping the IPL
In partnership with Pyramid Breweries, Pacific Science Center will offer late-night access to its new exhibit "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage" and samplings of Pyramid’s new India Pale Lager. Guests will receive souvenir pint glasses—and unlimited IPL, which could result in some less-than-stealthy behavior. The event runs from 7-10 pm, and $40 tickets are required.
Penumbra Beer Bash
This second annual music-and-booze festival in Mount Baker will feature seven local bands, including Dude York and Chastity Belt. A $25 ticket will get you a 5 oz tasting cup and seven drink tokens. Still on the fence? The website has a complete list of every drink that will be offered. Be sure to stick around for the Randall Competition, where local breweries vie to create the best infusion. (The reigning champ: Fremont Interurban IPA with Buddha's Hand.) The event starts at 5pm at Kings Hall.
The state’s largest wine and food event—the largest of its kind in the nation, in fact—is returning this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $45 for the event, which will be held in CenturyLink Field’s event center. Here’s a link to the program, and if you’re still feeling lost, our own Sean Sullivan wrote a survival guide.
MONDAY, March 31
Apples Get Paired
Capitol Cider chef Erik Jackson is on a mission to show just how well cider can pair with food – and he’s doing so (in spades) at a six-course dinner in collaboration with Finnriver Farm and Cidery. A few Seattle chefs ware pitching in to prepare individual courses, including Palace Kitchen’s Matthew Woolen and Tilth’s Aaron Wilcenski. The $85 event starts at 6pm. Seating is limited—show up early.
Educational Cocktail Party at Local 360
In honor of the American Spirits Conference, locavore Belltown cafe Local 360 will bring together local distillers and bartenders to share the tricks of the trade. Distilleries 3 Howls, Bellewood, Copperworks, and BroVo will be pouring samples in the private room from 6pm to 9pm. Each $60 ticket is good for a cocktail from each bartender, samples, and unlimited hors d’oeuvres. Tickets can be picked up at Local 360 and are expected to sell out fast.
Dinner Party at Marjorie
Chef Dustin Calery of Capitol Hill's Marjorie will be serving up a three-course menu inspired by the Italian countryside. Diners will get the rare chance to try Calery’s spaghetti with sorrel pesto and fresh arugula, a dish usually served to restaurant staff. The $35 dinner ($45 with aperitivo and wine) will be served all night, and reservations can be made by emailing [email protected].
TUESDAY, April 1
Wine Dinner at Boat Street Cafe
Chef Jay Guerrero of the charming, understated Boat Street Cafe will offer a five-course menu with wine pairings from the equally charming Louis/Dressner importers. The first course (paired with a 2012 Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet) begins at 6:00. Reservations can be made by calling the café at 206-632-4602 or emailing [email protected].