Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: August 30–September 5

The week in which: Chateau Ste. Michelle turns 50 and turns up, South Lake Union is awash in grilled cheese sandwiches, and Hot Stove Society fights the good fight against sad lunches.

By Jaime Archer August 30, 2017

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One of the competitors at the Grilled Cheese Grand Prix.

Thu, Aug 31
Lunch Club with Lexi Ochoa
Switch out your turkey sandwich for grilled peaches and burrata, pork chops with peach chutney, and an apricot frangipane tart at the Hot Stove Society’s Lunch Club. Diners will watch chef Lexi Ochoa’s cooking demos while munching on their lunch, and then take the recipes home to try their hand at the stone fruit dishes. Just in time for the end of summer—get your peaches before they’re gone! The lunch runs from noon to one, and tickets are $25.

Sat, Sept 2
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix Popup
Calling all appreciators of gooey cheese and crispy bread: the South Lake Union Saturday Market’s final popup of the summer is a grilled cheese extravaganza. Ten competitors will vie for the title of grilled cheese master, including the Grilled Cheese Experience, the Cheese Wizards, and more. Classic takes on the sandwich will be readily available, as will mashups like the Banh Cheese from Fire and Scrape, made with cheese, pickled veggies, and jalapeño, all on a baguette. Find them on the grassy lawn outside the South Lake Union Discovery Center on Saturday starting at 11am.

Sat, Sept 2 & Sun, Sept 3
50th Anniversary Celebration at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Waltz around Chateau Ste. Michelle and its new visitor center at the winery’s 50th anniversary celebration over Labor Day Weekend. Open from 10am–9pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the winery will host public tours, live music, and a meet-and-greet with its team of winemakers. The center boasts an 80-seat theater, four private tasting salons, a tasting room, and an interactive blending room in which guests can blend up their own red wine. And don’t worry, leaving Seattle won’t mean that you have to give up brunch: executive chef Janet Hedstrom will serve up everybody’s favorite meal plus mimosas both days.

Sun, Sept 3
Sparklefest 2017
Escape the heat and head out to Vashon Island for Bar Ferdinand’s second annual wine festival. Held at Old Chaser Farm from noon to 6pm, visitors should expect natural wines from about 12 vendors, food made with the farm's own produce, and lawn games for the kiddos and adults like. Tickets are $60 for adults and $10 for children.

Save the Date: Sept 9
Chinatown-International District Night Market
Stop paying the delivery fee for Chinese takeout and head out to the International District with 25,000 other Seattleites for a night of tasty street food, Asian-inspired goods, fresh-cut flowers, and live music. Festivities start at 4pm and wind down at midnight.

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