Thu, November 19
Saboteur Bakery Popup at RN74
Pastry chef Matt Tinder, an alum of Bay Area heavy hitters like Coi and the Restaurant at Meadowood, is opening his own bakery in Bremerton. Meanwhile, he's hosting several popup bake sales at Michael Mina's restaurant in downtown Seattle. Look for breads, savory croissants, brioche sucrée and spelt Vollkornbrot (a dark German rye bread), all from Washington ingredient. Look for his bake sale Thursday the 19th and again Tuesday the 24th from noon to 6pm. Look for Saboteur in Bremerton in early 2016.
Thu, November 19
Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau: Bastille, Bottlehouse, and Le Pichet Edition
The third Thursday of November, celebrates France's festive young wine made from gamay grapes. At Bastille in Ballard, tastes are $3, a glass is $6, and $20 will get you a carafe. Sample small servings of stuffed gougeres with chanterelle mushrooms, steak tartare and more all for $9. Meanwhile Bottlehouse in Madrona is preparing tastings of selected Cru Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau, including samples from a 28-liter cask, plus sultry jazz from Delilah Beaucoup and Bissou. Tickets are $16.82 and include French-inspired street food from 5– 8pm. Downtown, iconic French bistro Le Pichet is throwing a free fête at 6pm with traditional French street food and live music from bands La Foule and The Djangomatics.
Fri, November 20
Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau: French-American Edition
Seattle’s French-American Chamber of Commerce hosts the 23rd annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival at Columbia Tower Club this Friday. Enjoy rich glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau to live bands like Melomachine, dishes including red wine pickled shrimp, and a chance to bid on auction items. Tickets for non-FACC members are $85.
Sat, November 21
Holiday Garage Sale
Cast Iron Studios in Bellevue is getting in the giving spirit with a holiday garage sale full of dinner wines and bubbly–Thanksgiving and New Year's apropos–at discounted prices. Sommeliers will be available to guide your holiday gifting decisions…and of course pop bottles for you to sample.
Sun, November 22
Holiday Pie Class
Ericka Burke's Montlake grocery Canal Market is easing us through the measurement-perfect art of homemade desserts. Baker Amara Willingham will instruct a 30-person class on how to make crust and filling for the holiday’s most coveted pies: pumpkin, apple and chocolate pecan. Each amateur baker will take home the three pie recipes, and make an actual pie. Tickets are $45 and you may reserve a spot via [email protected] or by signing up at the store.
Tue, November 24
Josh Henderson's Vestal Popup
Henderson will appear on an episode of the TV show Knife Fight and is using the occasion to preview his upcoming restaurant Vestal. Show up at Henderson's Quality Athletics this evening for a special Vestal menu that's available throughout dinner hours; the episode screening starts at 7pm. The three-course menu is $35, or $55 with wine or cocktail pairings.
Tue, November 24
Bell and Whete's Beer Advent Calendar Begins (With a Victory Pint Night)
Belltown's beer-filled restaurant is kicking off a beer-focused advent calendar with a pint night with Pennsylviania's Victory Brewing. Purchase any four Victory beers and take home a pint glass for free. Fill up that advent calendar card and earn a free two-course dinner at Bell and Whete. Victory will be in the house from 4-11pm.