Wed, September 30
Goldfinch Tavern Hosts Cheese and Meat Feast
Chef Joe Ritchie will kick off a series of intimate dinners at the Four Seasons restaurant on Wednesday at 6:30pm. The first dinner is a four-course feast featuring local meats and cheeses from Monteillet Fromagerie, however the full menu will not be revealed until the night of the feast. The $125-per-person dinner takes place in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms and you can reserve a spot by calling 206-749-7070.
Fri, October 2
Italian-Peruvian Dinner at Pike Place Market's Atrium Kitchen
Chef Ray Southern will host an Italian-Peruvian dinner on Friday at 7pm at Pike Place Market's Atrium Kitchen. The communal feast will include a mix of delicacies from Northern Italy and Peru such as braised lamb with roasted plum tomatoes, risotto and Tuscan white beans with a Peruvian-style seafood stew, and traditional Peruvian sweet potato donuts. Tickets are $49 and you can book a spot through the Dyne app.
Sat, October 3
Oktoberfest at Two Doors Down
As always there is an abundance of beer-swilling and brat-feasting festivities across the city to celebrate Oktoberfest but one to note, especially if you have young children, is Two Doors Down's family-friendly event on Saturday at 11am. The recently-opened Belltown burger bar will serve German-style beers on draft from breweries such as Silver City and Georgetown, along with pretzel bites and Bavarian-style burgers. Wear your best dirndl or lederhosen and you’ll be rewarded with happy hour prices on any of the beers or ciders on draft.
Seattle Restaurant Week Sneak Peek
While Seattle Restaurant Week officially begins on October 18, the celebrations will kick off this weekend at some of the city's farmers markets. Luc’s Dave Mitchell and Volterra’s Don Curtiss will cook, share, and discuss recipes at the U-District Farmers Market from 10am while Goldfinch Tavern’s Joe Ritchie will be at the West Seattle Farmers Market at 12:30pm.
Sun, October 4
Northwest Provisions Returns With a Beer-Pairing Dinner
Ty Blana and Joseph Keefer of Canlis fame are hosting the second Northwest Provisions pop-up dinner on Sunday at Urban Family Brewery. Similar to the inaugural pop-up in early September, the majority of the produce will come from Blana’s home garden. The menu, which includes dishes such as chicken liver mousse with root vegetables, pork belly with burdock root, and terrine of toasted rice panna cotta with pickled blackberry, will be paired with farmhouse-style ales from the Magnolia brewery. Tickets are $35 and you can book a spot through the Dyne app.
Oregon's Wild About Game Is Back
The annual Wild About Game celebration returns for its 15th year on Sunday October 11 at Welches's Resort at the Mountain. The event celebrates farmers, ranchers, butchers, and purveyors of specialty game and high-quality meats so expect plenty of samplings and tastings throughout the day. The main attraction is the Portland versus Seattle showdown. This year Spinasse’s Stuart Lane, Little Uncle’s Wiley Frank, Restaurant Marron’s Eric Sakai and Spur Gastropub’s McCracken and Tough will compete against chefs from Clyde Common, Imperial, Le Pigeon, and Smallwares. General admission is $65.