Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 15–22

This week: Learn to make a perfect pavlova (or pay a private chef to do it for you).

By Caroline Ferguson July 15, 2014

Pavlova perfection. Photo by Isabelle Boucher.

TUESDAY, July 15

Kitchensurfing Launch
This private chef networking website is already a success in a handful of cities, from Boston to Berlin. As of Tuesday, Seattle’s eaters will be able to choose from a lineup of 25 chefs-for-hire, including Gig Harbor restaurateur Thad Lyman and Next Hot Chef (and very busy guy) Jonathan Proville. Chefs will offer their services at a variety of price points, and can cater small and large meals.


Pavlova Class at E. Smith Mercantile
Blogger/botanist/party-thrower/Jane-of-all-trades Emily Heston will teach attendees how to make Pavlova, a whipped cream–filled meringue dessert named for famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. The $65 class fee includes cocktails, recipes, and, of course, all the dessert you can eat. Tickets are available online.


Foraged, Farmed, and Fished Dinner
High-concept culinary event venue the Velvet Underground Dining Experience will host Sitka and Spruce chef de cuisine Nick Coffey for a locavore feast highlighting what’s fresh in the Pacific Northwest this nanosecond. Hand of God Wines will provide the booze, and Captive Spirits’ Big Gin will be featured as well. $110 tickets are available online to VUDE members only, but joining is quick and free—just read the fine print on the registration page.

SUNDAY, July 20

Cave B Wine Dinner at  Mkt.
Chef Joe Richie will host Columbia Valley­–based Cave B Estate Winery for a five-course dinner with wine pairings. The $100 dinner begins at 6pm with a lemon thyme and pesto–topped zucchini fritter and a 2011 Blanc de Blanc, and later features a peppercorn-crusted duck breasted with confit vegetables. Call 206-812-1580 for reservations.

Sip and Shuck
Taylor Shellfish’s new Queen Anne location will host an oysters-and-rosé tasting to benefit the Queen Anne Farmers Market. A Canlis-produced Farmers Market Rosé will be featured, alongside Taylor-harvested oysters. All proceeds from the $95 event will benefit the market, and attendees can take a bottle of rosé for the road. The event runs from 11:30am–1pm, and tickets are available online.

TUESDAY, July 22

Columbia City Chow Down

Restaurants across Columbia City will open their doors to hungry passport-holders for a neighborhood-wide dining event benefitting the Rainier Valley Food Bank. Participating restaurants include Full Tilt Ice Cream, Corazón Taqueria, and Wabi Sabi Sushi. Passports are available online for $50, and can be picked up at 5pm on the day of the event outside Andaluz Restaurant.


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