Thu, Nov 10
City Fruit Cider Taste Fundraiser
Only in Seattle will you find an organization so devoted to preserving the environment by way of helping locals to harvest, preserve, and donate the fruit growing in their backyards. This year, City Fruit’s annual cider tasting fundraiser comes to Pioneer Square with an evening of festivities: photo booth, fill in the pie competition, and, ahem, cider cocktails. $100 tickets include five plates by an impressive lineup of chefs—Renee Erickson, Holly Smith, Rachel Yang, Tamara Murphy, and Lisa Dupar—plus 10 tastes of the most local of ciders. If you’re so inclined, support City Fruit’s upcoming harvest by bidding in the live and silent auctions. And don’t leave without picking up a whole bottle of your favorite sip of the evening.
Fri, Nov 11
Jarr and Co. Prix Fix Tasting Menu
The beloved storage closet turned bar, JarrBar, turns one this week. And what better way to celebrate than with an exclusive glimpse of what’s to come at the multi-faceted, Spanish-inspired spinoff Jarr and Co. coming to the Pike Place MarketFront building in 2017? Chef Zoi Antonitsas’s menu for Friday will launch with a sardine, avocado, and salsa verde crostini, followed by sea urchin with preserved lemon and seaweed and seared Alaskan scallops. This special prix fixe dinner is $100 per person, including pairings. Naturally, space at JarrBar is limited and so is seating, so reserve your spots.
Sat, Nov 12
Holiday Cooking Demo with Nancy Silverton
With holiday feasts just around the corner, ease your nerves and learn a few techniques from Southern California superchef Nancy Silverton's latest book, Mozza at Home, from 1-3pm at the downtown Macy's. The seasoned chef of Macy's Culinary Council owns six restaurants spanning two continents and likely has a thing or two to teach. Perhaps learn to make impressive main dishes like flattened chicken thighs with charred lemon salsa verde, or after-dinner delicacies like devil’s food rings with spiced white mountain frosting that are sure to please even the pickiest of relatives. Well, one can hope anyhow. Register here; it's free.
Mon, Nov 14
Beer Feast at Bramling Cross
Ethan and Angela Stowell’s Ballard gastropub conspires with nearby brewery Peddler Brewing Company to throw a family-style feast with the addition of a lot of beer. The menu might include soft pretzel monkey bread, wood-grilled pork loin, and certainly a surprise dessert. The meal costs $50 per person, including five of Peddler’s beers and a chance to chat with the conspirators themselves, chef Travis Post of Bramling Cross and Peddler founders Haley and Dave Keller.
Ticket Alert: Walrus and Carpenter Picnic
For Taylor Shellfish Farms, the chill in the air means the return of its late-night oyster picnic (aptly named for the Lewis Carroll tale about a walrus and carpenter’s sly plan to lure oysters for their dining pleasure). Tickets for this year’s upcoming outings on January 9, February 8, and February 9 went on sale on November 2. Get your $150 tickets fast to support the Puget Sound Restoration Fund and let 2017 mark the year of your enchanted oyster pilgrimage.