Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: September 9–15
Fri, September 11
Cider Summit Seattle Returns
The city’s largest cider festival returns for its sixth year this weekend to South Lake Union. The event, which kicks off on Friday at 3pm, gives cider lovers the opportunity to sample ciders from all over the world including Washington, California, England, France, and Spain. Along with the usual sampling festivities, there will be a cider cocktail lounge and a fruit cider challenge. Tickets are $30, ($35 at the door) and proceeds go toward the Northwest Cider Association, the Institute of Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research, and Seattle Humane.
Sat, September 12
Woodinville Whiskey Company Celebrates New Release
To celebrate the launch of its Five Year Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Woodinville Whiskey Company is celebrating on Saturday morning, starting at 7am. The first 100 people in the door will receive a handmade commemorative wood box and the first 1,000 bottles will be hand numbered and initialed by the distillers. There will be complimentary coffee and pastries from 6:30am, while San Juan Cigars will be on site with hand-rolled bourbon cigars.
Sun, September 13
Sunday Supper at Tàvolata
For this month's communal feast at Ethan Stowell’s Belltown spot, chef Addam Buzzalini will be cooking an array of wild mushroom dishes including potato gnocchi with Umbrian black truffle, whole grilled fish with wild mushroom butter, and porcini strozzapreti with lobster mushrooms. The dinner is $70 per person and you can reserve a spot by calling 206-838-8008.
Northwest Provisions Popup Dinner Series
Ty Blana and Joseph Keefer of Canlis fame are hosting a series of farm-to-table dinners that feature ingredients sourced within a two-hour radius of Seattle, with most of the produce grown in Blana's Beacon Hill garden. The popup series by Northwest Provisions aims to highlight local purveyors and promote sustainable dining. The first dinner takes place on Sunday at 5:30pm at Downtown's Foundation. Tickets are $40 and you can book a place through the Dyne app.
Mon, September 14
Sweet Week Returns
After a successful inaugural year, Sweet Week is back. Created by Hot Cakes owner Autumn Martin, this year's event will span over seven days, finishing up on Sunday, September 20. Local confectioners, such as Hot Cakes, Cupcake Royale, and Full Tilt Ice Cream, will be selling exclusive $5 samplers and mini treats throughout the week. Check out the full list of deliciously tempting desserts here.
Celebrate the Northwest's fall bounty at Ray’s Boathouse
From September 14 through October 11, Ballard's iconic seafood house will celebrate the Northwest's fall bounty with some of the best local producers. Each week a local purveyor will be celebrated and featured in a brand new dish created by Ray’s chef Paul Duncan. First up is Penn Cove’s mussels, which will be served with matsutake and lobster mushrooms, dry sherry, house-made pappardelle, and grilled ‘goose tongue’ sea beans. The celebration will come to a close on October 16 with a wine dinner with Betz Family Winery. For reservations and details on the month-long event call 206-789-6309.
Tickets Now Available for Winter Beer Festival
The Washington Brewers Guild’s annual Winter Beer Festival returns to Magnuson Park on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. More than 50 breweries are scheduled to serve up their tastiest winter seasonals to help get you into the holiday spirit. Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens.